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4 March 2019

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  1. Corky

     /  4th March 2019

    President Trumpy adored by his faithful followers while the feral Left become violent outside.
    Didn’t see that on the news.

    God speed Mr President. Truth always prevails .

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  2. Blazer

     /  4th March 2019

    can you spot Corky or…Al..?

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  3. Blazer

     /  4th March 2019

    he said it!-‘Former Westpac boss David Morgan says company chief executives are “ridiculously overpaid” but the intense pressure of the job causes some to “literally weep” in private.’

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/110998563/ceos-ridiculously-overpaid-but-they-pay-a-high-price-says-exwestpac-boss

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  4th March 2019

      Luckily he had $10m pingers a year with which to dry his eyes!

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  4th March 2019

        People are not paid those amounts out of generosity; the company will want its money’s worth.

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  4th March 2019

          That would be great if true. Unfortunately, you get in the situation of a small number of people at the top patting themselves on the back and giving themselves huge pay rises with no justification.
          In a large company, the amount paid to the rarefied ones at the top has little impact on the bottom line compared to even modest rises for the many at the bottom where small rises can add up to millions. As such, they can “get away with it” and do.
          There is no justification for the levels top executive salaries have reached when compared to general wage rises.
          And as Blazer has pointed out, albeit cherry-picked at times, the increased salaries paid have no correlation to improved results for the companies or their shareholders.
          Executives worth their millions do exist, but their numbers would make up a small fraction of those being paid exorbitant amounts.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  4th March 2019

            I would be very surprised if many people were lucky enough to set their own salaries. Chance would be a fine thing.

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  4th March 2019

              Not many do… Just those at the top.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  5th March 2019

              Unlikely, I think; those who pay them might balk at this.

  4. Patzcuaro

     /  4th March 2019

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  5. Gezza

     /  4th March 2019

    General arming is coming – it’s halfway here already – police officer
    OPINION: I graduated with a wooden baton, a set of handcuffs and a desire to make a difference. Now I must wear a stab proof vest in the summer heat, carry pepper spray, a metal baton and a Taser. Why? New Zealand has changed.

    In nearly 30 years of policing, guns have gone from a rare find, worthy of high fives in the office, to commonplace. It was a slow creep.

    Tinny houses selling pot were once a big thing. Now we issue far more warnings for cannabis offences than prosecutions and instead the big thing is meth – a drug that makes you the worst and most violent version of yourself.

    Most of those opposed to arming police fall into three categories: Naive, unrealistic or nostalgic. They don’t live or interact with that side of the tracks.

    “Just call the AOS” is nice in theory. But policing is unpredictable, every door knock, every car stop presents danger. We can’t cordon and contain every part of our days.

    I must admit listening to “bush experts” saying what police should and shouldn’t do, from people who have and never will put themselves in harm’s way, is a bit hard to swallow.

    If seeing a cop with a pistol makes you feel unsafe, try walking up to a car full of gang members who hate you for no other reason than your uniform. You’re not getting punched, kicked, stabbed and put in danger in your job, we are.

    General arming is halfway here already and people didn’t notice. Health and safety demands we must protect our staff and the cold fact is we have been an armed police for quite some time. It’s no coincidence we are not being murdered like we were and armed criminals are being shot more often.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/110999947/new-zealand-police-already-halfway-armed-time-to-become-fully-armed

    If general arming arrives we’ll probably need two officers in cars. It would be too easy for one to have his or her pistol taken off them when surrounded.

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  4th March 2019

      Worth repeating…

      “I must admit listening to “bush experts” saying what police should and shouldn’t do, from people who have and never will put themselves in harm’s way, is a bit hard to swallow.”

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      • Blazer

         /  4th March 2019

        DO NOT join the Police if you are not au fait with the risk that goes with the job!

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      • Corky

         /  4th March 2019

        The trouble with the police is they don’t start their training in South Auckland. That would quickly sort out who wants to continue their career in the NZ police.

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        • duperez

           /  4th March 2019

          The trouble with the police is that all the people who are best at it are at home saying how the job could be done or should be done. Or maybe they’re filling in forms applying to be in the job or busily encouraging their own children to take it up.

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          • Corky

             /  4th March 2019

            Yeah, I’m talking about procedure..not personnel. However, my suggestion would very much help recruits who have come straight from a middlecalss background and have no idea of the depravity and viciousness that exists in feral New Zealand society.

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          • Blazer

             /  4th March 2019

            reminds me of the George Burns classic..’the only people who know how to run the country…are too busy,cutting hair and driving cabs’.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  4th March 2019

              Yes, it’s likely that a trainee cop would be totally unaware of the nether world and only know about the middle class.

              What do you take them for ?

        • Conspiratoor

           /  4th March 2019

          My daughter went from a loving respectful environment straight to the mean streets in mangere via porirua. Within 6 months she had seen more shit and depravity than most of us see in a lifetime

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  4th March 2019

            I think that police officers must find people like Corky extremely irritating as they tell them how they should do it.

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          • Gezza

             /  4th March 2019

            She’s got my respect, c.

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  6. Blazer

     /  4th March 2019

    new improved…

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    • Corky

       /  4th March 2019

      Ready for a job as PM. Poor Jacinda hasn’t quite got the style.

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    • Zedd

       /  4th March 2019

      maybe someone (MSM) is now just using ‘a different lense’ on camera?? 😀 😀 :/

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      • Corky

         /  4th March 2019

        If that’s the case Jacinda needs some of that ”lense’, right now!👌

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  7. Finbaar Rustle

     /  4th March 2019

    The bigger lady looks much younger and happier.
    The other lady looks fake.

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  8. lurcher1948

     /  4th March 2019

    PG if you have banned me could you just say YES online then i can sulk, hell i speak the truth….harsh

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  9. Corky

     /  4th March 2019

    What would never happen in New Zealand..even if we had Executive Orders.

    https://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Says-He-ll-Sign-Order/245812

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  10. Kitty Catkin

     /  4th March 2019

    Mark Taylor looks much smaller and less bumptious than he did when I used to see him prancing around Hamilton. He never looked right in ‘Muslim’ clothes; he looked as if he was in fancy dress, and he always had a smirk on his big fat face.

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    • Gezza

       /  4th March 2019

      The clips of the interview they showed of him on 1ewes made him seem like a real nonce.
      Jacinda seemed to confine her comments to saying NZ wasn’t in a position to give him consular assistance, but it sounded like he still has NZ citizenship so if he can find a way to get back here, we couldn’t stop him?

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  5th March 2019

        We can’t if he manages to get to Turkey and the consulate there. And if someone gives him the airfare. But there is no way that the Government will help with either.

        He said that he’d destroyed his passport, but he doesn’t seem to be very truthful, to put it mildly. I remember this only because I knew who he was (I didn’t KNOW him, not that I’d let on if I did) and have a dim recollection of John Key saying that he was now stuck there.

        It’s been known for years that anyone going to Syria’s on their own and not only will not be but cannot be helped by the government.

        I wonder what would happen if it should emerge (if he somehow manages to get back) that he was, in fact, in the equivalent of the Catering Corps, being too gutless to take part in anything dangerous or gory.

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    • Gezza

       /  4th March 2019

      Correction: Tvnz has a longer clip of Jacinda speaking about Taylor at her post-Cabinet press conference than they showed on 1 news at 6. She is taking a hard line on him, as she should.

      https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/jacinda-ardern-reassures-kiwis-plans-in-place-if-isis-members-like-mark-taylor-return-our-shores?variant=tb_v_1

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  5th March 2019

        3 said that he could be facing life.

        If he has wildly exaggerated his part in the campaigns, which wouldn’t surprise me, he can’t complain if he has to pay the penalty.

        She seemed to be saying that he couldn’t be stopped from coming back but wouldn’t be helped to and was a bit cagey about what contact had been made, if any.

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  11. Kitty Catkin

     /  4th March 2019

    If anyone’s fool enough to pay scalpers’ prices, that’s surely their lookout. If they want to go to the event so much that they knowingly pay the inflated price, they can’t whine afterwards. How far can one go to protect people from themselves.

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  12. Corky

     /  4th March 2019

    I have a new media spokesperson for Jenny Graig should they be interested. This dude has lost a lot of weight on the ‘Discard On The Jihad Diet.”

    Of course he may be jailed on his return to Aotearoa. It will be interesting to see how the bros react to him. Will they respect him for his tour of duty…or will they think he’s full of shite.

    I think it should be up to Corrections to lead inmates towards the former conclusion so this traitor receives a regulation stomping.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  5th March 2019

      Only you would think that remotely amusing.

      Why would ‘bros’ (Maori prisoners) see his activities as a tour of duty ? More nonsense.

      I think that you are confusing former and latter; your sadism is getting in the way of your making sense. The idea that someone who’s respected would be stamped on is utterly bizarre, as is the idea that it wouldn’t happen if he’s seen to be full of ‘shite’.

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