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26  May 2019

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23 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  26th May 2019

    I never realized how bad an interviewer Duncan Garner is,talks to fast,stutters,stammers and overtalks,and tries to achieve things he knows cannot happen.Im interested in the game plan that the investment group has,as the investment group has gone extremely right wing and will soon fall foul of the regulatory bodies

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  26th May 2019

    As China has most supplies of”rare earth”i hope donald trump relieses that you need it in a modern world but I wouldn’t bet on it.

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    • David

       /  26th May 2019

      I have no doubt Trump knows that, he probably also knows that China would like their 100s of billions back in what they paid for treasuries. All China has to do is have a level playing field in trade and stop stealing intellectual property.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  26th May 2019

        If all the Chinese scientists went home the USA would be in strife, whites become lawyers, not scientists and the USA still think they are tough have never won a war

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        • Corky

           /  26th May 2019

          What made America great were Nazi scientists; not Chinese. Without the Nazis American technology would have followed a similar path to China’s.

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    • Gezza

       /  26th May 2019

      I suspect he does realise it; there apparently aren’t any tariffs on rare earth imports into the US. But it’s arguable how much of a negotiating tool China’s being the primary current producer of “rare earths” actually would be.

      They’re not actually all that rare. Other countries, including the US, have rare earths, & stockpiles, & in fact the US used to be the biggest producer between the 1960s to 1980s.

      It’s because the chemical processing of rare earths produces so much toxic waste that China’s been allowed to have most of the market since the 1990s.

      Apparently it wouldn’t be that difficult for the US & other countries to ramp up production if they can sort out the environmental protections.

      https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/23/18637071/rare-earth-china-production-america-demand-trade-war-tariffs

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  26th May 2019

    David Seymour New Zealand’s highest paid beneficiary get heaps in the way of a salary as it was a bribe but is the party of one value for money…i don’t think so
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/david-seymours-parliamentary-perks-top-500000-2014092918
    He appears to be earning his salary by helping people attack the police for doing their job. Will the good folks of Epson appreciate a part Maori attacking the people who protect them from ferals…I don’t think so.

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    • patupaiarehe

       /  26th May 2019

      Did you happen to notice the date on that article Lurch? Asking for a friend 😉

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  26th May 2019

        I don’t think that he is part-Maori, I have never heard him say so in all the years I’ve known him.

        The spiteful article makes it sound as if he was getting these things in his hot little hand, which he wasn’t. It ignores the extra workload from the extra positions.

        I have no idea what Lurch means by him attacking the police, that’s more like one of Corky’s statements.

        MPs are not beneficiaries as I tire of saying to people like Lurch who don’t know any and have no idea of what MPs actually do and the hours they put in. It seems that some people see them in the House and think that that’s all they do.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  26th May 2019

          These people probably think that teachers work from 9 to 3 and do nothing in the school holidays.

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        • Patricia

           /  26th May 2019

          Kitty, I think he’s a Nga Puhi descendant. He said he was “part Maori” in an interview with that Tane fellow.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  26th May 2019

            If I’d heard that, I’d forgotten it; he certainly doesn’t cash in on it.

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  4. Corky

     /  26th May 2019

    We are slowly losing many healing water springs around the world, especially in America. As a child I bathed in one that was reputed to have healing qualities. It was situated at a place just out of Rotorua.

    Many of these waters have one thing in common – hydrogen. High mineral content is another factor.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/natural-hydrogen-water-ha_b_11881432

    https://inspirationsandexplorations.com/2010/11/02/nordenau-springs/

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  26th May 2019

      If the US loses its springs, that won’t affect us.

      We are not part of America.

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    • Griff.

       /  26th May 2019

      Many of these waters have one thing in common – hydrogen.

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    • Maggy Wassilieff

       /  26th May 2019

      What’s the problem here?

      Want to bathe in hydrogen gas-enriched water, then fart in your bath.
      https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/explainer-the-chemistry-of-farts/2500168.article

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      • Corky

         /  26th May 2019

        No problem, I’m just enjoying the show..and the ignorance. Tell me, when you fart in your bath do you put a plastic sheet across the bath, so only your head is sticking out?
        I say that because hydrogen is a very light element and will escape most materials except aluminium. You would need to to pressurise that bathwater to infuse it with hydrogen.😃✔

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  26th May 2019

          Maggy, that’s what I like about YNZ, it’s so refined.

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        • Corky

           /  26th May 2019

          I try to be refined, Maggy. But you can see how things pan out each day, starting from my original post. As for your post, I thought the worst because you never engage me, but today you did and started talking about farting.. very unrefined.

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          • Maggy Wassilieff

             /  26th May 2019

            very unrefined.

            What’s your problem…I gave you a link to an article from the Royal Society of Chemistry?
            Was it too dumbed down for you?

            Oh dear, I hadn’t realised you were an intellectual.
            Forgive me…
            If your flatus, at a median rate of 361ml/24h, is ineffective for enhancing your bathing pleasure, then try bathing quite soon after a meal + 200 g baked beans.

            Tomlin et al 1991: Investigation of normal flatus production in healthy volunteers.
            Gut 32(6): 665–669.

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            • Corky

               /  26th May 2019

              Two things: It has nothing to do with my post. You have no interest in the topic. Why crawl out of the woodwork now? Haven’t you more important things to be doing like posting elsewhere? Or farting in your bathwater?
              One things for sure….it won’t be healing water.

              Might pay to understand hydrogen, molecular hydrogen and hydrogen ions before confusing yourself with your own brilliance.

  5. lurcher1948

     /  26th May 2019

    So an observation, we have had 52 people killed by terrorists in New Zealand, one sad casualty on the Rainbow warrior killed by the cowardly French and 51 persons killed by a rightwing scumbag righty sneaking in from Australia, SO our friends attack us
    France and Australia….i spit on both of them but im supposed to be scared of radical Muslims so can some knuckle dragging rightwing white supremacist form a list of Muslim terrorist DEATHS IN NEW ZEALAND, i personly expect a terrorist attack from the USA one day soon to shore up their interests for their security purposes

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  26th May 2019

      France’s national anthem glorifies the Reign of Terror as it is called, when thousands of innocent people were murdered in the name of revolution.

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