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  1. Gerrit

     /  21st June 2020

    Seems like the word “white” is now so evil that it may no longer be mentioned in any promotional event lest the woke call you out.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12341514

    What next, the All Whites be renamed?

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  2. Gerrit

     /  21st June 2020

    The newly invigorated Maori party is aiming high for racially divided funding.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/06/maori-party-wants-quarter-of-all-recovery-and-housing-spending-on-m-ori.html

    If 15% of the population is Maori they they take 15% of the funding automatically. Now the Maori Party wants this to increase to 25%.

    Wonder where the 10% difference will come from and what racial group will miss out?

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    • Griff.

       /  21st June 2020

      If 15% of the population is Maori they they take 15% of the funding automatically. Now the Maori Party wants this to increase to 25%.

      Nope they want an increase far more than that .
      They want the funding to go to those who confirm to their idea of Maori not every one who is Maori,

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      • lurcher1948

         /  21st June 2020

        Don’t worry Mr Muller will come to the party,with the (bribe) money

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        • Gerrit

           /  21st June 2020

          No the Maori party votes will all come at the expense of the Labour party (currently 30% of their electoral seats – the 7 Maori seat) and it is Ardern who will have to balance the conflicting interests of NZFirst (if they make the grade) versus those of the Greens/Maori Party.

          Even without NZFirst, Labour will have a difficult balancing act to retain the centre vote whilst placating a Greens/Maori party COL.

          With Tamahere going full on calling out 60% of the population as being racist, it is going to be interesting to see how the loss of the Maori vote from Labour to the Maori Party will play out, for Ardern to corral the centre vote.

          https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/06/maori-party-co-leader-john-tamihere-calls-pakeha-asymptomatic-racists.html

          She may collect the most votes over National but not be in a position to form a new government if Greens/Maori Party claims to join her on the treasury benches are over the top. Could scare her centre vote to National?

          But National would not have the seats to form a government without conceding to the demands of the Greens/Maori party.

          Sure, that is how MMP is supposed to work but one can foresee some real Italian/Israeli style short term parliaments, as neither the majority parties will want to deal with the Greens/Maori Party.

          mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Grand coalition headed by Ardern but with the stronger performing National ministers to steer the ship?

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          • Griff.

             /  21st June 2020

            Your idea of a grand collation including national and labor is a probable outcome If the national party does eventually split along social Liberal / Conservative lines .

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          • Duker

             /  21st June 2020

            “No the Maori party votes will all come at the expense of the Labour party (currently 30% of their electoral seats – the 7 Maori seat)”
            MMP means the total seats a party has is based in the party vote alone , labour seats will stay the same no matter what electorate seats it gets or doesnt get.

            Works the other way too, if Nationals party vote falls, then its numbers of seats fall with it . Many MPs are of course both list and electorate

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        • Corky

           /  21st June 2020

          More to the point, Lurchy, is our internationally feted leader going to give us a helicopter payment before the election? Mine is already spent, so she needs to hurry.

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          • We have known for some time that that will not happen and that the feting has slowed since the latest revelations.

            Do try to keep up.

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        • Lurch, would it be a bribe if the PM offered it ?

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  21st June 2020

      They should get the proportion of money that the Maori Party gets votes. About 1%?

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    • From that link:

      While Bishop was just doing his job, it set in train a failure by New Zealand officials to follow government instructions to keep those who have recently crossed our borders isolated and quarantined.

      The train of failures was well down the track before Bishop forwarded an email – the two women were already on their way to Wellington by then. Trying to blame a Government and Ministry of Health shambles on National is getting pretty desperate sort blame diversion.

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    • Also:

      Woodhouse’s claims rocked the government. Reeling and on the back-foot, ministers, including the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, scrambled to gather information. Later that afternoon, it was confirmed that Woodhouse was correct.

      Health officials were summoned. Breaches of the government’s strict controls were discovered.

      The Prime Minister, clearly appalled and fed up with having earlier received official assurances that the controls were being followed, was later informed that that was not the case.

      Her response? She ordered the military to replace public servants, that Air Commodore Digby Webb would oversee and manage the quarantine and isolation control requirements.

      Ardern already had Woods and Webb lined up to deal with the MoH and Minister of Health incompetence before this happened. All Woodhouse did was reveal a small part of a shambles.

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      • Duker

         /  21st June 2020

        So National played both sides of this situation. They facilitated the early departure of the 2 women and then provided the information about the positive tests.
        All the while hiding their role …. Woodhouse mentioned a ‘reliable source’….. he meant Bishop.

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        • NOEL

           /  21st June 2020

          Over 300 results back. All negative. On the invisible homeless man in Woodhouse’s unverified hearsay no evidence.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  21st June 2020

        Perception is everything,Woodhouse was points scoring with NZs safety,and appearing sweaty when interviewed isn’t a good look,but then do anything to cut Labours lead,and getting a larger portion from the trough.

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  3. David

     /  21st June 2020

    Given the utter crappy way our authorities have mis managed the border and isolation and the distinctly average way my much loved AirNZ are doing things it all plays into my thinking that the virus hasnt so much mutated but is far less virulent than it was. It seems to be struggling to infect and when it does the symptoms are much smaller.
    These protests and riots have been going for 3 weeks, many European countries have been open for a month and there is not really a surge in new infections. There is a lot more testing and its better targeted so the numbers are increasing on the back of this but hopitalizations and deaths are dramatically down.
    I think Covid 19 has weakened but the WHO is never going to admit that, its not in their interests but when did we last see any dramatic coverage of health facilities ?

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    • Pink David

       /  21st June 2020

      “I think Covid 19 has weakened but the WHO is never going to admit that, its not in their interests but when did we last see any dramatic coverage of health facilities ?”

      The media will never cover the dog that does not bark. They are just milking as much fear out of it as they can.

      Even the boarder issue, that was always inevitable. NZ cannot become totally isolated, the media are just ramping it for their own interest.

      How are you going to get out of your hobbit holes?

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      • Well, we saw India on the news.

        How ingenious to use the currently disused trains as a kind of field hospital. When they are no longer needed, the equipment’s removed, the carriages scrubbed down and the trains are doing what trains do.

        We don’t seem to be hearing of thousands of deaths now.

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  4. Gezza

     /  21st June 2020

    Another “routine traffic stop”. This time the idiots in the car pay the price of making a run for it.

    Stuff.co:
    “Seven people have been injured, two critically, after the car they were in crashed into a fence and rolled in Rakaia, Canterbury.

    Police had tried to stop the car in Rolleston at 4.22am and a pursuit followed for a short time before being abandoned “due to the nature of driving”, a police spokesperson said.

    The car was later found by police on Bridge Street in Rakaia, where it had hit a fence and rolled minutes after the chase.”

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  5. Gezza

     /  21st June 2020

    Another suspected terrorist attack in England

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/300039143/three-feared-dead-in-terrorismrelated-stabbing-attack-in-england-report

    Will it be the one of the usual Islamist suspects?

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    • Gezza

       /  21st June 2020

      “Security sources have told the BBC a man arrested at the scene is thought to be Libyan.
      Counter terrorism officers are at the scene, but the motive for the attack has not yet been confirmed.

      The attack happened at Forbury Gardens at about 19:00 BST but neither the number of injured or fatalities have been officially confirmed by police.

      Sources told the BBC that police were looking at terror as a possible motivation for the attack.

      One eyewitness told the BBC he saw a man move from group to group stabbing people in the park.

      There were reports that a police officer “rugby tackled” a suspect to the ground, according to the Sunday Mirror.”

      https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-53123975

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  21st June 2020

        Sad and evil. In cases like this I would have no problem with the death penalty. There is no possibility of a wrongful conviction or any justification for the crime.

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      • Corky

         /  21st June 2020

        I expected this attack sooner…during the lockdown when things were confusing. However, the terrorists must have thought their chances of success were greater when things returned to normal and allowed for a better kill rate. I’m guessing there will be a wave of these attacks over the coming months. There are those in the muslim world who want to remind us nothing has changed just because Covid has arrived on the scene.

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        • Gezza

           /  21st June 2020

          Beats me why they seem to notify you of their intentions in that respect, Corks.
          Don’t they know what you post here on YNZ about them?

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          • Corky

             /  21st June 2020

            Simple observations of past events and thinking like a terrorist, old chap. I posted on the 26th May about this, but the post was deleted.

            And of course, I’m a assuming the above attack was terrorism related. It may just have been some chap short changed by his local chippy. That’s what you do nowdays. If you have issues, just go and kill a few innocent people.

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            • It’s not what most of us do, odd as this may seem.

              You know no more than the rest of us.

              No doubt the predictions will be forgotten when they don’t come true.

            • Gezza

               /  21st June 2020

              Thinking like a terrorist & banging on online about needing guns to protect oneself from the upcoming feral zombie apocalypse might not be the wisest strategy.

              We have to see yet whether this latest UK mass murderer is a nutjob or an Islamist terrorist. Reports that he was yelling out something unintelligible aren’t the same thing as reports he was yelling out Allahu Akbar! which pretty well everyone knows is de rigueur for Islamist attackers nowadays.

            • Corky

               /  21st June 2020

              ”Thinking like a terrorist & banging on online about needing guns to protect oneself from the upcoming feral zombie apocalypse might not be the wisest strategy.”

              Why?

            • Because someone might notice and ask awkward questions about this. But suit yourself.

          • Corky has claimed to have made many predictions because of his psychic abilities. HE knew ( ) was coming !!!

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            • Gezza

               /  21st June 2020

              Everybody knows there’ll be more Islamist terrorist attacks all around the world. It’ll go on for decades, or longer – probably for as long as the religion exists. They even kill each other eg ISIS terrorists kill Taliban terrorists & vice versa. And the West is still heavily involved in Middle East wars against Muslims.

            • There haven’t been any for a long time, long before covid, or it there were, they were not on the news (or have I not noticed ???)

              But it doesn’t take great psychic ability to know that there could be some in the future.

            • Gezza

               /  21st June 2020

              Yes there have. There’ve been several, just not in Western countries. Afghanistan, for example. Our msm doesn’t bother reporting much on international events.

            • Corky

               /  21st June 2020

              Yes, but it’s the ebb and flow and timing and methodology that interests me.

              For example, on this blog I wrote that a possible new method terrorists may use was the use of vehicles as a weapon . That was BEFORE any reports of such a method made the papers as far as I know.

              My reasoning was based on the tightening security in the West around ingredients to make bombs. Then I thought like a terrorists. What would I do. Hey, I drive a car. What’s the road toll each year?

              I could give you future advancements in terrorism over the coming years, but that may be unwise.

              You may need to do some more original thinking…otherwise I could class you as a repeater/ reporter.😕

            • Gezza

               /  21st June 2020

              Why? You might be attracting the attention of the terrorism monitors.

            • Gezza

               /  21st June 2020

              “You may need to do some more original thinking…otherwise I could class you as a repeater/ reporter.”

              But you’re not an original thinker. Cars & trucks have been used by terrorists elsewhere before they were used in Western countries. Anything can be used. I don’t imagine you predicted using US commercial airliners to attack the United States.

              Keep writing your “legend in your own lunchtime” saga if you want but you’re only impressing yourself.

            • Corky

               /  21st June 2020

              You think these blogs aren’t run through the system already?

              Most posters would have had a cursory background check if it was thought necessary ( in my opinion).

              Political Parties monitor talkback because they want to know what people are thinking and talking about…and not what the media is portraying.
              However, talkback is moderated to a certain degree.

              Blogs offer a better media for nutters, hardcore folk, and all those in between. If you were on the internal security desk at the SIS, what would you be scanning?

              Talking of newspapers, I think a few regional papers are ready to go under.

            • Corky

               /  21st June 2020

              ”But you’re not an original thinker. Cars & trucks have been used by terrorists elsewhere before they were used in Western countries.”

              Not in the way they have been used in the West.

              ”Anything can be used. I don’t imagine you predicted using US commercial airliners to attack the United States.”

              Correct..and no I didn’t.

              ”Keep writing your “legend in your own lunchtime” saga if you want but you’re only impressing yourself.”

              I’m not out to impress anyone. I don’t care what others think.
              Posting is just an exercise for me…not a life mission.

            • Gezza

               /  21st June 2020

              Talking of newspapers, I think a few regional papers are ready to go under.

              Well I wouldn’t be surprised. They’re facing the same pressures as the big papers with probably smaller revenue bases.

              Which ones have you identified as going to go under any time soon?

            • The news was the Covid Show (going on like a stuck record) for blimmin ages. One might well imagine that nothing else was going on.

            • Vehicles have been used by terrorists since vehicles were big enough to be used for this purpose.

              They have also been used by nutters and killers; it’s happened here and it wasn’t done by terrorists. They are an obvious weapon for killing and maiming a lot of people at once.

    • Gezza

       /  21st June 2020

      What happened?
      Police were called to Forbury Gardens at about 19:00 BST following reports that a number of people had been stabbed.
      Thames Valley Police said a 25-year-old man from Reading was arrested at the scene and is now in custody on suspicion of murder.
      There are reports that a police officer “rugby tackled” the suspect to the ground, according to the Sunday Mirror.
      Police and Black Lives Matter organisers said the incident was unrelated to a protest held earlier in the park.
      South Central Ambulance Service said “multiple ambulance resources” were sent to the scene, including five ambulance crews and a helicopter.
      The total number of injured people has not yet been confirmed.
      About a dozen armed police officers with shields were later seen entering a block of flats in Basingstoke Road in Reading at about 2300 BST, and families living in the building were moved out.
      A loud bang was heard from the flats later at about 1230, and the armed officers have now left the scene.

      What do we know about the suspect?
      Police say they are currently treating the attack as a murder investigation, not a terrorism incident.
      However they are keeping an “open mind” as to motivation and say counter-terrorism officers are also on the scene.
      Officers are not looking for any other people in connection with this incident and say there is no intelligence to suggest that there is any further danger to the public.
      Earlier security sources told the BBC the 25-year-old man arrested at the scene is thought to be Libyan.
      Home Affairs correspondent Daniel Sandford said he had been told the suspect had previously been in prison in the UK but for a relatively minor offence, not a terrorism offence.

      More…
      https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53124359

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      • That’s Reading ! It seems a most unlikely place for such a thing to happen. I can’t believe that Reading, of all places, had this happen.

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  6. Pink David

     /  21st June 2020

    As George Washington and Ulysses S Grant are targets for BLM, I wonder how long it will take them to turn on the [arty of the slavers, the Democrat Party?

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    • Pink David

       /  21st June 2020

      Plenty of baggage for the cancel everything mob.

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    • Pink David

       /  21st June 2020

      This just gets better, Lenin’s statue is protected because of ‘private property’ lol

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  21st June 2020

        Trouble in paradise: Two shot one killed in Seattle CHAZ. Perpetrators fled, cops not allowed in to investigate.

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  21st June 2020

      Probably Southern Democrats who were really Republicans but because Lincoln was a Republican they wouldn’t vote Republican.

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      • Pink David

         /  21st June 2020

        “Probably Southern Democrats who were really Republicans but because Lincoln was a Republican they wouldn’t vote Republican.”

        Curious. Strange thing for all those Southern slaver owners to be members of a party that was founded in opposition to slavery.

        You could be forgiven for thinking you know exactly nothing about American history. The Republican part was only formed 6 years before Lincoln became President.

        The Democratic party was the party of slavery.

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        • Patzcuaro

           /  21st June 2020

          From Wikipedia

          “In its early years, the Party supported limited government, state sovereignty, and slavery, while opposing banks. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal coalition in the 1930s, the Democratic Party has promoted a social liberal platform.[3][15] Well into the 20th century, the party had conservative pro-business and Southern conservative-populist wings; following the New Deal, however, the conservative wing of the party largely withered outside the South. The New Deal coalition of 1932–1964 attracted strong support from voters of recent European extraction—many of whom were Catholics based in the cities.[16][17][18] After the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the core bases of the two parties shifted, with the Southern states becoming more reliably Republican in presidential politics and the Northeastern states becoming more reliably Democratic.”

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          • Pink David

             /  21st June 2020

            Good to know you have learned something today.

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            • Patzcuaro

               /  21st June 2020

              Yes the Democratic Party started out as the party of slavery but saw the error of its way, with the Republican Party taking over as the party of the white supremacists.

  7. Corky

     /  21st June 2020

    How fugging dumb do you have to be? The timing…it couldn’t be worse. This now supersedes not retaining Ivan Cleary as coach as the dumbest decision Warriors management have ever made.

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-2020-stephen-kearney-sacked-warriors-boss-cameron-george-round-6/news-story/caca410c6cab00dee1b51e89124f4d80

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    • Gerrit

       /  21st June 2020

      Never rated Kearney as a coach. Good manager but not a good coach. Look at the organisation on the field. Even the simple coaching task of having three or four dummy runners to spread the defense, was beyond Kearney to coach.

      The opposition can read the first five Warrior hit ups like a book. Pick up and carry till tackled (and possibly look for a sneaky offload in the tackle). The opposition can easily afford to have three or four players in the tackle, to wrap the ball up, as all the Warriors ever do is single hit ups followed by a kick. Big forwards but not mobile or poccessing fleet of thought when and where to run, when supporting the ball carrier.

      You need two, three or even four dummy runners ready to receive the offload BEFORE the tackle. Not rocket science.

      A better coach would have the opposition guessing even more by having the second wave of dummy runners ready to receive the ball.

      Football ain’t hard. First rule is to let the ball do the work and to do that it has to pass to hands before the tackles.

      Mind you having watched my team Arsenal play for the last few years, coaching there is even worse. They are happy to play two touch football in their own half with the four backs. Means the opposition simply has to sit at half way waiting for the pass into the mid field. The other six Arsenal players don’t even bother to look for spaces to run into as the opposition have 4 of the Arsenal mid field and forward players double marked. Tears me hair out watching Arsenal play. The back four must attack as a unit to draw the opposition away from the other players and create space. But if the coach cannot see that it will never happen.

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      • Corky

         /  21st June 2020

        It’s the timing that has annoyed me. The Warriors are psychologically weak. They are whanau oriented. Management should have sat the season out then sacked Kearney.
        Now they may have to deal with players wanting to opt out of contracts. The new coach being disrespected. The list is endless. All because management is too thick. Don’t be surprised if one or two of them get the chop.

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  8. Corky

     /  21st June 2020

    Sign of the times?

    My supermarket now has a designated parking space for police. About twice a year on average I would be present when I shoplifter was removed by police. Those removed would normally fit the profile of a feral. Since lockdown I have seen four people removed. One definitely wasn’t feral. I wonder what his middleclass crisis involved?

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    • How do you know what this person was like ? You don’t know him or anything about him. Shoplifters are from all walks of life and all races and ages.

      Feral is an overused and wrongly used word.
      Do look up its real meaning.

      How much time do you spend at the supermarket ???

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  9. Another sign of the times.

    Trump’s Coronapalooza rally looks like a fizzer – the main floor at the arena is almost empty with only 90 minutes to kick-off, and organisers have started dismantling the staging in the “overflow” area where Trump was planning to speak.

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    • The fans will say that the seats are removed because it’s standing room only and that champagne is a fizzer 😀

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    • Pink David

       /  21st June 2020

      Well, you going to have a hard time defeating his message.

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      • Corky

         /  21st June 2020

        Who can disagree? 🤣

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      • Indeed, Pink. I wanted to show that almost anything can be slanted and presented in a way that makes it sound different, but this is beyond my skill.

        There’s an old joke about how a gorilla in Taronga Park Zoo bent back the bars, grabbed a small boy and pulled him into the enclosure. Panic ensued. Then a man somehow forced the bars back enough to get in, wrestled the gorilla to the ground and rescued the child. The gorillla was accidentally strangled in the process.

        Another man came up to the rescuer and said ‘Hey, mate, I’m from the (Sydney paper) and I saw what you did. I’m going to give you the greatest write-up, you’re a real Aussie bloke and I’m proud of you,’

        ‘Actually, I’m English.’ said the first man.

        ‘Oh,…well, never mind, you’ll get the write up.’

        The front page of the paper carried this headline the next day.

        CRUEL POMMIE POOFTER STRANGLES KIDDIES’ FAVOURITE IN FRONT OF DISTRAUGHT CROWD AT TARONGA PARK ZOO.

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        • Pink David

           /  21st June 2020

          Yes, this is the joke being played on us all. All news is fake.

          Even the fact checking is fake.

          The only thing that matters is the framing. There was a time when this difference wasn’t so large. Now, its a chasm. Social media is just amplifying this.

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          • Duker

             /  21st June 2020

            Photos tell the truth , its well down

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            • Pink David

               /  21st June 2020

              Photos almost always lie.

            • The empty seats are because people have gone to the dunny. 😀 😀 😀

            • Corky

               /  21st June 2020

              The only thing that tells the truth is ELECTION results. And even that is disputed.

            • duperez

               /  21st June 2020

              Photos almost always lie? Of course not.
              If I say the photo photo here is a rhododendron at Pukekura Park there’s a lie about it. (It’s a jellyfish at the marina in Opua.)

              The words which used to caption what’s pictured might determine the lie. The shot above of the Tulsa event is a reasonable depiction of the upper levels but is not representative of the crowd in the lower levels.

              Once those with a point to make get going, photos can be turned into lies. Funny thing is, even if there are many photos of an event lies can and will be told. Would you be surprised if Trump says the stadium was full to overflowing?

          • In that case, it’s NOT the only thing that tells the truth, is it ?

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      • Patzcuaro

         /  21st June 2020

        Trump tells his people to slow the testing for COVID-19 down because the numbers are making him look bad. Sleepwalking to a disaster?

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        • Pink David

           /  21st June 2020

          ” Sleepwalking to a disaster?”

          You must be absolutely terrified for all those people who are going to get Covid at Trump rallies.

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        • duperez

           /  21st June 2020

          Apparently teachers and kids in the US are happy. Testing just suggests things that aren’t good. Testing in schools will be banned = there are no problems. Genius! 😂

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    • Gezza

       /  21st June 2020

      Ok, that answer’s that question! Posting the Instagram link from the Herald insert DOESN’T display the image.

      Not the first time Ardern’s had issues with structural integrity lately.

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      • Duker

         /  21st June 2020

        Did they have a mine blow up ?

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        • Gezza

           /  21st June 2020

          No. An all of government Covid-19 response team imploded on them. Ardern was helicoptered out of the wreckage immediately & Megan Woods & some uncomfortable-looking Digby chump from the air force have been choppered in to try & sort out the wreckage.

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      • The commentary asks for that response, Gezza.

        Did WHO have a mine blow up ?

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        • Gezza

           /  21st June 2020

          As with her birthday cake, Ardern spent too much time focussing on the look of the “team” & not enuf focussing on the structural integrity. I’m still trying to work out what on earth that crowing rooster Mike Bush’s role was & how the heck replacing him with another Mike Bush lookalike is going to fix it.

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        • Gezza

           /  21st June 2020

          Have you checked your emails? Four gorgeous little waxeyes have been entertaining me all day today. They’ve been regularly joining the happy little throng of sparrows gobbling up bread crumbs. A pair of parents & two fledglings by the look of their wing flutterings. The sparrows have been surprisingly accommodating to the little cuties.

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          • lurcher1948

             /  21st June 2020

            Trumps discovered an amazing fact,if you dont do tests you dont get positives,there for in a pea brain idiots mind you are beating the plague

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  10. Corky

     /  21st June 2020

    Michael Woodhouse is applying the hurt to the gummint again. This time over authorities not giving a clearing text to those leaving isolation. This is becoming serious.

    Meanwhile the devastation of carbon farming on East Coast communities is being highlight once again by 3 News.

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    • Gezza

       /  21st June 2020

      1News at 6 gave Woodhouse good coverage. I think they might’ve given more than a 2 second video clip. Letting the CEO cut staffing might be rebounding on Ardern & co.

      Plus, they’re bored with Covid-19 & the Jacinda & Ashley Show. This imploding omnishambles is the kind of blood in the water stuff even the junior repeaters/reporters love. Jess has turned on them too.

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      • Corky

         /  21st June 2020

        Has Jacinda got enough credits left to get Labour across the election line? If this was a National government I’d say they’d be gone at the next election.

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        • Gezza

           /  21st June 2020

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        • Gezza

           /  21st June 2020

          I don’t know. Muller seems to be smart enuf to let Woodhouse & others who can carry it off do the media stuff that damages them.

          1News made Woods & Webb look bad, & him look good.

          Definitely seems to have been a sea change in their reporting angles. I would say they are anti-Ardern & Co at the moment. Maybe Ardern should’ve got someone from the Navy instead of the Air Force?

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      • Gezza

         /  21st June 2020

        In what passes for a weekly political analysis show at TVNZ these days

        Jess Mutch Mackay & Maiki Sherman chit chat about the Covid-19 shambles & other stuff.
        Warning: it’s girl-chatty.

        https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/inside-parliament-finger-pointing-over-quarantine-lapses

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  11. Gezza

     /  21st June 2020

    Christ! Another one.

    “Mane was considered dangerous and should not be approached.

    We know Mane is being assisted by local associates who we also believe to be in possession of weapon

    “The people of Moerewa and Kawakawa are resilient and deserve better than senseless acts of violence.”

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/northland-police-searching-dangerous-teen-after-firearms-incident-leaves-person-seriously-injured

    If you believe they’ve got bloody weapons why haven’t you already raided & arrested the bastards? Get stuck in to these bloody gangs, for god’s sake!

    Why are people in this country still having to put up with this shit?

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  12. Pink David

     /  21st June 2020

    10 shot in Minneapolis. Quick! Someone call a social worker!

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