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  1. lurcher1948

     /  9th June 2020

    I have just had my daily dose of despair,I have read YSB and Kiwiblog from yesterday.Yesterdays nickname for our PM Jacinda Ardern was kindergarten teacher,followed by a lot of abuse.I hope the rightwing posters on those two blogs are not business owners as they have already given up,without even trying..it must be a rightwing thing,giving up.

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    • Telling us to wash our hands (three times) and be kind IS the sort of thing that kindergarten teachers tell their children. We are adults. We don’t need to be told how to sneeze and cough and wash our hands.

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    • Corky

       /  9th June 2020

      Paul Goldsmith is in trouble for telling the PM to stick to her knitting. He has been spoken to by National’s hierarchy. That’s not a good sign.

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  2. NOEL

     /  9th June 2020

    “Mr Muller said his leadership style was “about what’s best for you and your family, not what’s wrong with the Government, I’m not interested in opposition for opposition’s sake”.

    He’s having some trouble resonating with National’s partisan supporters.

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  9th June 2020

    mandk
    Jacinda knows all there is to know about business.

    She said she got a lot of insights when she served behind the counter in a fish and chip shop.

    Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0LOG IN TO REPLY REPORTJUNE 9, 2020 10:34AM

    It’s FUNNY BECAUSE SHES OUR PM AND APPEARS TO BE THE PEOPLES CHOICE
    not Mr Muller who looks like a funeral insurance salesman,and about as popular

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    • Working in a chippy doesn’t mean that someone knows all about business. I have worked in several shops in school and university holidays and for a while when I left university, and I would never be arrogant enough to claim that I knew all about business. My stepfather owned a number of businesses, including Aakronite, and I heard a lot about these, but I still don’t claim to know all about business. It’s absurd to claim that working in a fish and chip shop makes one an expert on all kinds of business.

      We’re talking about someone whose draconian lockdown, based upon instinct rather than science and evidence, has caused many businesses to fail and tens of thousands to lose their jobs. Untold people have lost their livelihood and are in massive amounts of debt as the rent and other costs didn’t stop in the two months that they were unable to open their businesses.

      One doesn’t have to be an economist to know that this was going to happen.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  9th June 2020

      Another 17 stores likely to close:
      stuff.co.nz/business/121765629/coronavirus-max-devastated-it-may-have-to-close-17-stores-jobs-to-go

      Well done, Jacinda?????

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  4. Pink David

     /  9th June 2020

    Here we go with the full crazy.

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    • That’s rubbish; poor people’s houses are also broken into.

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      • Pink David

         /  9th June 2020

        When a poor person gets robbed, this new system means that instead of police, a social worker will now arrive and explain how it was the victim’s fault they were robbed for the privilege of owning things and they are part of the oppressive class structure forcing people to rob them.

        That is a defunded police force in action. Can’t wait to see it in action.

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        • It’s like the new version of The Good Samaritan; two social workers come upon the victim lying bleeding and robbed and say ‘The man who did this really needs our help.’

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        • here’s another defunded police force in action.

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          • Gezza

             /  10th June 2020

            Update, 6/8/20: The Star Tribune has identified the officers puncturing tires as state troopers and deputies from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. The officers strategically deflated the tires to “stop behaviors such as vehicles driving dangerously and at high speeds in and around protesters and law enforcement,” said Minnesota Department of Public Safety spokesperson Bruce Gordon. The troopers reportedly targeted cars that “contained items used to cause harm during violent protests” such as rocks and concrete. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Lt. Andy Knotz said deputies were following directions from the state-led Multiagency Command Center.

            BUT

            The gray car in the video above was the rental car of Luke Mogelson, a New Yorker writer who typically covers war zones and is now stationed in Minneapolis to write about the protests. As the protest on Sunday evening turned hairy, with law enforcement tear-gassing peaceful groups soon after curfew, Mogelson went to check on his car, showing his press pass to officers along the way. (Media were exempt from the curfew.) One officer took a picture of his press pass and said he would “radio it up the chain so everyone knew that car belonged to the press,” said Mogelson. When he came back later that evening to retrieve his car, officers informed him that the tires were punctured. “They were laughing,” Mogelson recalled. “They had grins on their faces.”

            Mogelson was among many journalists who came back to flat tires after the protests.

            So that’s THAT 👮🏻 excuse shot to shit. 💥🔫

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        • oh, and this here is a masterclass in gaslighting – you might learn something from watching how the professionals do it.

          Kushner declares mission accomplished in reforming police and addressing systemic racism and injustice, despite literally NOTHING having been done by him or Trump’s administration to address it.

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        • and while you’re talking about defunded police forces, think about this chart:

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          • duperez

             /  9th June 2020

            That’s just Ohio. Can’t think why they’d spend so much on police since they’re one of the most religious states and also in the top 10 for number of guns. 🙃

            Maybe instead of the likes of Kushner they should get God in to talk them about things.

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            • Yes, it’s titled Columbus Ohio and refers specifically to the Columbus Ohio budgets, of which policing outweighs everything else by a country mile.

          • Pink David

             /  9th June 2020

            What’s the crime like in Columbus Ohio exactly?

            Oh, yes;

            “Columbus has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes”

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            • the highest crime rate along with a massive spend on policing – do you not see the anomaly?

            • Pink David

               /  11th June 2020

              Your argument is about value for money then? Compare spend to crime rate between cities then.

          • Pink David

             /  9th June 2020

            Oh, and you left out most of the spending;

            “You’re leaving out independently run agency budgets. Local and state governments often allow agencies to do this. In this case for example, the Columbus OH Board of Education has a budget of $1.96 billion for 2020. While the 2020 police budget is actually $647 million.”

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  9th June 2020


    GET WITH THE PROGRAM PLEBES

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  6. Alan Wilkinson

     /  9th June 2020

    The madness continues.

    In the real world I am struggling to get an electrical cable thru a buried pipe. Seems to be a blockage I can only push so far with water. Ordered a 30m galvanised wire clothesline from Bunnings so will see if this delivery is more successful than the last.

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  9th June 2020

      Pulling a draw wire will be somewhat easier than pushing with water I would have thought

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  9th June 2020

        Yes, hoping I can get the clothesline thru it and then pull it back.

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