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12 June 2019

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  1. a couple of brief points:

    i heard ‘Mikey’ talking over Chloe S (Grns) about cannabis referendum this a.m.; calling her young & inexperienced. He was promoting the ‘NO’ vote & continuation of prohibition. He launched into ‘We will Win’ How totally moronic.
    Chloe just stuck to her message, that prohibition has failed & it is time to move on, to legal regulaion

    I saw an interview on TV1 ‘Breakfast’; (John Campbell: Police Union boss & a ‘Drug expert’). They were discussing the massive increases in Meth use. Recent busts of 50KGs. It was then mentioned that this is a result of the gangs moving from cannabis to Meth (more lucrative). Campbell then said that IF cannabis is legalised (reeferendum) will this help reduce Meth use. It was agreed that the lack of availability of cannabis, is a contributing factor & legal cannabis could help reverse this !

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    • Gezza

       /  12th June 2019

      Chloe should known better than to talk to Hosking on his show. Not a snowflake’s chance in hell of being able to argue any kind of a case with him. He’s just pull out any figures he wants & that’s the end of the discussion.

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      • harryk

         /  12th June 2019

        Just as she circulates racist anti Indonesian propaganda in support of OPM terrorism in Papua. Not a credible person, not remotely interested in truth.

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    • https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12239581

      I found this link.. ‘Mikey’ being a condescending TURD, who thinks ‘I know better than everyone’ because ‘WE will win’
      again.. HOW MORONIC !!

      btw; He thinks he has ‘all the facts’ BUT he is constantly comparing ‘apples with oranges’ & does not even listen to her. Typical Tory 😦

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      • Gezza

         /  12th June 2019

        Yes, I saw that & listened to the audio of the interview before I commented above. This is too complex a subject for a Hosking show interview. God knows what she was thinking.

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        • Zedd

           /  12th June 2019

          Mikey is just playing to his ‘Populist, narrow-minded’ supporters.. who likely think MrT is the ‘best thing since sliced, white bread’

          Chloe maybe young. but she is smart !

          I dont think Mikey would last 5 minutes in a real debate (parliament). :/

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          • Gezza

             /  12th June 2019

            1. I wouldn’t assume that everyone who might agree with Hosking on this also lkes Trump. It’s a single issue that many people will have their own personal views & concerns about, from both sides & different angles
            2. You rarely see a real debate in Parliament. They’re often completely farcical, from all sides, from my observations. Hosking would fit in to many of those debates perfectly.
            3. Who would Chloe be trying to convince to change their minds by going on Hosking’s show? How many people on her side of the issue would likely to even listen to Hosking? Stuff all, I would think.

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            • Zedd

               /  12th June 2019

              I hear you Gezza

              I try to listen to both sides.. BUT sometimes get annoyed by hearing rhetoric which is just plain nonsense; echoes of discredited ‘Reefer madness’.. still being parroted

              He almost sounded like one of 2 options:
              SO..Brainwashed by decades of misinfo. without listening to alternatives
              OR being paid to say this by many others with ‘financial interests’ in keeping the status quo in place ??

              btw: I hear that Black-market dealers, are also in the anti-law reform camp.. currently making $15-20/grm for ‘illegal herb’. Some think that Cops V gangs are enemies.. but in reality they are two-sides of the sames coins; relying on prohibition for their ‘personal interest’ :/ 😦

            • Duker

               /  12th June 2019

              Whats with the story they are peddling .
              Moving from marijuana to harder drugs is propaganda from the movie reefer madness

              yet in NZ ‘some are saying legalising pot will reduce meth use’.

              So a ‘user’ cant go up the Drug snakes and ladders game , but does COME DOWN the same game.

  2. NOEL

     /  12th June 2019

    Ahh you messing with us Rufus?
    People addicted to a CNS stimulant are going to go for a depressant if cannabis is legalised?

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  3. NOEL

     /  12th June 2019
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  4. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12239675

    responding to ‘Mikey nonsense’; Russell Brown.. what the experts say 🙂

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    • Duker

       /  12th June 2019

      Brown usually rates very high in my book, but when it comes to drug reform hes ‘compromised’
      You have to understand all the tricks medical researchers play and the dubious statistics in play. Brown doesnt have a maths or research background, being of course a former Music journalist.
      But if you want the ‘nice middle class view’ on drug law reform hes your man. His generation instead of buying houses played around with every drug under the sun . The ones left with their sanity, finances, relationships intact all think- what could go wrong.
      None of them live outside the Waterview to Ponsonby bubble- they would spend more time in Bali than Papakura

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      • Duker

         /  12th June 2019

        Looked up the experts on He Ara Oranga
        University law professor- the only stale male
        Educator with PhD in Education
        University lecturer pacific studies
        ex High court judge
        Dean Rangihuna Maori health consumer advisor- DHB ( passionate advocate- arent they always) Quals unknown
        Josiah Tualamali’i ( another one passionate about advocacy) quals unknown but hes studying political science and history

        A tilt towards ‘academic types’ and health consumer advisors . Not really a real world knowledge of Drugs other than what they read about.

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  5. I cannot see how the police or Justice Dept could have stopped the apology for a man whom David Bain liked so much that he asked him to be his best man from raping and killing again. The blame rests entirely with him.He did the deeds.

    Yes, the police let him go with his work knives in his car. Had they taken them, he would have bought others and he didn’t kill his second victim with those knives, anyway. He used her own, as I understand it.

    Nor would the police decide that he was the victim in a stalking case without good evidence.It must be very rare for the woman not to be automatically considered the victim.

    Patrick Gower is going all out to lay the blame everywhere but at the feet of the killer, thus making him not responsible for his acts.

    If my husband-to-be had wanted someone who’d tortured, raped and murdered a young woman to be his best man, he’d have been told to find another bride.

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