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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  25th September 2020

    More revealed about how Obama’s FBI Swamp led by Brennan manufactured the Russian libel against Trump while protecting Clinton:
    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2020/09/24/secret_report_how_cias_brennan_overruled_dissenting_analysts_who_thought_russia_favored_hillary_125315.html

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  25th September 2020

      The current swamp.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  25th September 2020

        ?? Is this claiming Trump has raised taxes and Democrats wouldn’t?

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      • FarmerPete

         /  25th September 2020

        Many a true word said in jest. Immigrants did compete with poor whites. Latinos and African Americans for jobs. That is why wages stayed so low for two decades. Liberals are coming for their guns (not saying it’s a bad thing tho). And their is a groundswell against Christianity in the US by the left. The only untrue bit about this cartoon is the scene at the bottom right. What point were you making, cause this doesn’t do much!

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        • Patzcuaro

           /  25th September 2020

          “The only untrue bit about this cartoon is the scene at the bottom right”

          There’s a Tuis ad, yeah right. Trump has allegedly been ripping people including family of for years, niece Mary Trump is suing Donald, the late Robert and Maryanne over Fred Trump seniors estate.

          https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54284360

          The point, it is an antithesis to Alan’s claims of Obama’s swamp, Trump lives in a swamp.

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          • FarmerPete

             /  25th September 2020

            None of which is relevant to the points being discussed.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  25th September 2020

            Rubbish, Patz. None of that is relevant to the cartoon. It’s simply a fraud for Lefty fools to lap up.

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        • Blazer

           /  25th September 2020

          ‘ Immigrants are competing with poor Kiwis for jobs. That is why wages have stayed so low for two decades’

          That is also why private profits have stayed so HIGH.-Filipino farmer…anyone!

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          • FarmerPete

             /  25th September 2020

            Good distraction but totally irrelevant. If the Filipino farmer bit was meant to be an insult, it was a flop!. However, it was more of the same tired old crap of distraction, ‘whataboutism’ personal abuse, etc.

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            • Blazer

               /  25th September 2020

              It is totally relevant.-low wages=higher profits..period.

            • Duker

               /  25th September 2020

              There was ONE Fillipina women here who was convicted for nearly 1000 instances of immigration fraud, where the farming skills of the migrants was sold to put on an application paperwork.
              They may have never worked with cows, and surely the dairy farmer knew that from the day they started work.
              Even the sharemilkers now have ‘their staff’ do all the milking and run of the mill duties around the farm.
              How many sharemilkers have more than one farm under this arrangement and the M Bovis evasion of tracing cows movements meant they could be getting cash in hand for cows they sell off.

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  25th September 2020

            Non-immigrants are competing for jobs. That is the cost of lifting Asia out of poverty. That is what got Trump elected.

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            • duperez

               /  25th September 2020

              Should the MP who last week talked about getting people in from overseas to work on farms and pick crops have instead been seeking to get non-immigrants competing for jobs? Rouse around all the schools extolling the virtues of hard work, making money and lifting the economy? And on the strength of making New Zealand Great Again he’d be elected?😊

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  25th September 2020

              Waste of time, dups. The target schools are full of boys looking forward to a life of welfare, drugs and gangs like their parents. The others are full of wannabe paper pushers, bureaucrats and middle managers like their parents. No one wants to do that kind of actual work. Of course that’s why the Left want to reduce the voting age. Trump was elected by workers who lost or feared losing their jobs, not by the welfare and sinecure seekers.

            • duperez

               /  25th September 2020

              That’s a bit harsh on the kids in the Epsom schools AW! 😊

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  25th September 2020

              Why? Do you think any will be competing for those jobs?

            • duperez

               /  25th September 2020

              Hell no! Some are looking forward to a life of welfare, drugs and gangs like their parents being wannabe paper pushers, bureaucrats and middle managers like their parents.

              The Epsom ones want those jobs done by hordes of low waged workers from Asia – getting them to and keeping them in a style they wish to became accustomed to.

              The same as in the USA. Bring the jobs back home and bring immigrants in to do them. The simplicity of slavery had a lot going for it.

            • Blazer

               /  25th September 2020

              ‘ The others are full of wannabe paper pushers, bureaucrats and middle managers like their parents. ‘

              Thet need to learn how to become property flippers…forget the…rest!

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  25th September 2020

              @dups, none of that makes any sense to me. Maybe rephrase it into something comprehensible.

    • MaureenW

       /  25th September 2020

      For all that, they’re not kicking many goals in indictments .. do you think the Durham investigation is likely to reveal much before the election? It’s looking like a lot of blow and no go.

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      • Duker

         /  25th September 2020

        And Trumps false claims about Biden his Son Hunter and Ukraine?
        Even the senate republicans have cleared him after their own investigation.

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        • FarmerPete

           /  25th September 2020

          If Foreign govts and oligarchs were not giving Hunter Biden tens of millions to influence US govt policy, then perhaps you might enlighten us as to why they were doing so.

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          • Duker

             /  25th September 2020

            Hunter Biden was a highly experienced financial/legal employee of big US banks and Hedge funds.
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hunter_Biden#Investor_and_lobbyist
            The Money involved was small change for having a western ‘trophy board member’

            Have you asked why some Chinese organisations including banks in NZ have ex Nationals on the boards, Shipley, Brash etc…. they are what is called Trophys.
            Have you never heard of Oravida here and one of its ….umm directors?

            However why didnt you pass on your rock solid tips to the Senate Republicans so they could shelve all the reports clearing Joe and follow the Trump rabbit down the ukraine hole some more?
            https://news.yahoo.com/senate-report-fails-implicate-joe-153759093.html

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            • FarmerPete

               /  25th September 2020

              Actually, he wasn’t highly experienced. He was appointed to the board of a credit card company when daddy was dealing with credit card legislation in the senate. There would be literally dozens of people in Auckland who would have far more impressive credentials than the dope addict son of Biden. He was only a trophy board member because he was Biden’s son.
              Not interested in responding to the rest of your ‘whataboutisms’.

            • Duker

               /  25th September 2020

              Yes he was Bidens son. Have you heard of Donald Jnr and Ivanka ?
              he was making small amounts trading on his dads name AND his expertise. Some marijuana doesnt make someone an addict.
              We now know Trumps success was built on his dad Freds money

              The name Hunter Biden isnt on the ballot, I think Joe Bidens other son Beau who died was expected to follow in politics

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  25th September 2020

    Google/Australia goes full woke. Superstitious rock demands privacy: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12367793

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    • It’s a sacred site; to the Aborigines, it’s like people climbing a cathedral or mosque. I would find it distressing to see a cathedral, temple or mosque treated in this way; there are plenty of other places to climb. People can look at it online without planting their virtual feet on it.

      It’s the people to whom it’s sacred who have requested an end to this disrespectful practice.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  25th September 2020

        It’s not disrespectful. Climbers respect and love their mountains. It is straight out power trip coercion of a nation like the Muslims physical attacks on women for wearing short skirts in France. Respect what we choose to believe or else. Just simple thuggery.

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  3. Corky

     /  25th September 2020

    Talkback has spoken: Landlord after landlord are saying they are selling up. They will not be dictated to by this stupid government and their interfering ways.

    Good luck if you are a renter, folks.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  25th September 2020

      I’ve had several requests for long term rentals and told them I am not interested in getting into that bureaucracy. It is next to impossible to find anywhere to rent here. Businesses have to buy properties to house their staff.

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      • A landlady I met said that the new tenants wanted to know if the landlady would be paying the power bill if the tenants used the heat pump. They asked in a way that made it seem that they expected the answer to be ‘Yes.’

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      • Duker

         /  25th September 2020

        Thats because they are owned by those doing short term/holiday lets …just like you. You love a shortage of houses , which you contribute to out bidding buyers as that drives up prices . Indeed you may deliberately want to set new house sales records in your area – in league with agents
        New buyers are worried about ‘paying too much’ when you want to overpay as that inflates the value of your other houses as well.
        In share dealings its called ‘pumping’ but normally they sell and take the profit . Houses are longer term , but works for flippers too.

        If the landlords sell Corky the renters become first home buyers instead. You dont seem to have grapsed the basics here
        Obviously not all landlords will sell but lets be generous and say 10% , just who will they sell to ?

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        • You don’t know Alan, so can’t possibly make that claim about him. It’s insulting and defamatory.

          Why would ‘landlords sell Corky’ ? He’s not for sale, is he ?

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          • Duker

             /  25th September 2020

            So what if its insulting ( he gladly be insulted all the way to the bank) and not defamatory at all… They arent making more land in the BoI you know. and if the agents know hes regular buyer who pays top dollar they would beat a path to his door.
            If you think thats illegal you are […..] than anyone would think.
            Like I said in shares its called pumping.
            Not legal was that Auckland landlord who was in collusion with other buyrs to force prices down

            Its just more of your whinney stuff like the ‘poor landlords ‘ when you should have given them some useful advice. You are a woman of substance but seem oblivious to the real world on property investment

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            • It s insulting to say that someone is in collusion to drive prices up with no evidence and that they love a shortage of houses. Unless you know this, you have no business saying it.

              I did not use the word illegal; you did.Nor did I say ‘poor landlords’. These two didn’t want advice and I didn’t give it. What’s the point after the event?

              The childish […] is gutless. Either say something or don’t. If you haven’t the guts to say it, don’t hide behind brackets. It’s obvious that you mean something offensive and are too cowardly to use the word. It’s not clever, it’s just puerile.

            • Duker

               /  25th September 2020

              You are a […. ….] woman again … let him jump in if says not. But I doubt if he gives my views a second thought on what he does away from here.

              Agents dislike the small ( mean like Ellen ) investors who want to play landlords…they try to nickle and dime the asking price as their ego demand they get a ‘bargain’. They love established investors who understand they win for paying asking price or above.
              I think I understand what sort of house investor you are and I dont think you are at the level of sophistication of a Wilco

            • FarmerPete

               /  25th September 2020

              Since I was not able to respond to you above I will do so here. A good primer on logic would be a good idea for you since you seem incapable of staying with the subjects being discussed. This blog is littered with tedious distractions, obscure references and ‘whataboutisms’ from you and two others in particular.
              Now I appreciate that this might seem like sport to you but to myself (the others can speak for themselves) you are just a bore. It is uninteresting and adds nothing.
              On your comment above re Ivanka and Don Jr, they were not the topic being discussed. Biden’s son Hunter was the topic. You know the guy who travelled with daddy on Airforce 2 and secured tens of millions in deals whilst daddy says he had no idea what his son’s business dealings were. And for the record he may have had a problem with pot but his real issue was crack cocaine and hookers.

            • Duker

               /  25th September 2020

              FP what has this got to do with wealth taxes.

          • Blazer

             /  25th September 2020

            A short education for you…the English language has a term literal…which is the way you interpret things…here is another example-‘buy the rumour,sell the fact’..comprenez!

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  25th September 2020

          They are selling into a seller’s market at present, not to “first home buyers” but to the upper end immigrants our immigration policies deliberately select for.

          I have no interest in high prices other than for a friend who currently needs to sell. My interest is in reducing costs, obstructions and prices to make ownership and the life responsibility that goes with it affordable again.

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          • Duker

             /  25th September 2020

            Say for example you had around 10 modest homes in a seaside town, lets call it Bikini Bottom, you would understand that rising prices would increase your nett wealth and keep the local bank happy withs its LVRs for the suits in the ‘Big Smoke’.
            You would would understand that dropping prices arent in your interest and someone whos desperate to sell could unsettle all that if they took up a low ball offer. A modest investor would see that paying that seller market rates or even above keeps the ‘stability’ and keeps investors around that might desert Bikini Bottom for some such other ‘hot’ coastal town. The agents help in that by telling owners ‘record prices’ are being paid as of course they always need stock.

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            • Gerrit

               /  25th September 2020

              Problem is those 10 homes will be snapped up by the huge influx of people returning to and immigrating into New Zealand. Staggering numbers despite the lock down. Whilst figures are slowing, it places a huge demand for housing. A demand is not being met by new builds and thus resulting price rises for a scarce commodity called housing.

              “However, latest figures released by Statistics New Zealand showed a net migration gain of 79,400 in the year ended June – taking New Zealand’s population up by 2.1 % or 105,500 to 5,025,000.

              Migrant arrivals were up 8.7% to 153,900, and departures down 16.6% to 74,500. New Zealand citizens made up the largest group of those arriving, on 45,500.”

              https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/nz-returnees-boost-migration-levels-historic-high

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  25th September 2020

              Of course, as I said previously, the loony Left put money in the pockets of asset holders every time they make it harder and more expensive to reproduce those assets – which is every time they legislate and regulate.

    • Blazer

       /  25th September 2020

      They are lying….still the best game in town…easily.

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    • Alan Foster

       /  25th September 2020

      Corks – I own a rental in Auckland & I’m not selling. If you saw my post a few days ago, houses are selling for about double the CV, Where else can you get a tax free income like that ? Sure, I’ve had to put in underground covering, heater & range hood & this has cost $1200 = two weeks rent. I give the tenant a week free just before Xmas. As D says, get an Agent to pick the tenant

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      • Corky

         /  25th September 2020

        I can only go by what Talkback is saying. I’m sure there are many landlords like you who still have skin in the game. But also many are leaving the industry. In my area, two blocks(3 units each) are for sale. Whether they are still rentals, I don’t know. But obviously the owners are getting out of the industry.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  25th September 2020

        It isn’t an income until you sell. What is stopping you?

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        • Duker, I have never claimed to be any kind of property investor; stop making things up.In other words, don’t tell lies about me and others.

          What do you mean by […. ….] ? Another gutless, ill-mannered and childish display; why don’t you say these things outright instead of this cowardly, snide hinting and insinuation ? What a sad person you are.

          Did you know that nickles and dimes are US currency and not NZ ?

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        • Alan Foster

           /  26th September 2020

          Wilco – the rental income provides the lifestyle I want.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  26th September 2020

            That’s good. At least with that you know how your investment is being managed and what all the risks are.

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  4. lurcher1848

     /  25th September 2020

    A heads up to righties here,Sean Plunkett on National party Magic radio is on a Muslim/Jacinda Ardern hate feast,hes rather tragic these day is our Sean.

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    • NOEL

       /  25th September 2020

      Presumably in regard the “hate speech” creep that Little is advocating.
      Race, national origin, ethnicity and colour are all covered because they are an individuals identify.
      Religion is an ideology and should never be included.
      Hold it politics is an ideology…..hmmmmm.

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  5. Duker

     /  25th September 2020

    Another entry in the File : Why do they pick on Peters so much about his “claims”

    “National leader Judith Collins refused to criticise two of her MPs for circulating a fake quote from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday.
    Collins said she didn’t think the MPs should take down their posts as they were “genuinely reflecting what they believe.”
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300116953/election-2020-judith-collins-refuses-to-condemn-false-quote-posted-by-her-mps
    They created a quote that of course wasnt the quote at all. ( national Party Meme Working Group)
    Dont you just love this WHOOPER
    “It is not a false quote – as it is not a quote – It is a construction of key words aligned with Jacinda Ardern,” Hipango told the Chronicle.
    There is a large quote mark above the text in the image.

    Ohh the eyebrows are being raised quite high there ….is there a [……] or a joke coming on

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    • Unless you specify what the thing in brackets is, the question is nonsense.

      I can foresee you flogging this wannabe clever device to death now that you have discovered it; very tiresome.

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  6. Corky

     /  25th September 2020

    Winston is pulling out all stops to remain relevant. He reckons he’s stopped Jacinda and her band of merry socialists from settling the Ihumātao land dispute three times.

    This puts me in a quandary. On one hand I want Winston gone. On the other, I have no time for Maoridom as a collective.

    Lordy, if I voted, I would be going around in circles.

    On another note, seems Three News is also biased. The nod was to Labour and Jacinda, with the amount of whitebait fritters Judith ate being worthy of a mention ( wink wink..lol?)

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    • Blazer

       /  25th September 2020

      Talofa Corky,.don’t forget if you get Judith you also get a new 1st man…David Wong-Tung.

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      • No. He would be neither the 1st man nor the First Man.

        The expression ‘First…..’ is used ot the US President’s spouse, not the NZ PM’s one.

        This is NZ, not the US. We do not have a president. Do try to keep up with where you live and what the leaders are called.

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        • Blazer

           /  25th September 2020

          I live in New Zealand…and you?

          Your favourite saying..’do try and keep up’ is so ,so ironic…you have N.F.I.

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        • duperez

           /  25th September 2020

          What???? Are we not allowed to use the language as we like without someone telling us how we are to ‘get it right?’

          Freedom of speech if you like. And an acknowledgement that conventions should be discarded as they are not essential. Surely that is a message well illustrated, understood and accepted.

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      • Corky

         /  25th September 2020

        A Samoan. They have done nothing to me.

        Talking of Talofa…wasn’t it a killer during the debate when Judith said her husband was Samoan..so Talofa to the Samoan girl asking a question. It unintentionally showed Jacinda up a s a white middleclass Milly with no world experience.

        Also notice how the girl asking the question was Polynesian?

        What chance do you think, about having a girl student from Epsom Girls Grammar asking a question like:

        ”I would like to know what your political parties will do to protect my privileged lifestyle. My parents pay lots tax; they don’t commit crime and they look after me and work hard?”

        Lol.. in your dreams,Corky!

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        • Blazer

           /  25th September 2020

          Plenty of Samoans attend Aucklands elite Grammar schools Corky.

          Scholarships…don’t want an all honkey team getting flogged in sports ..do we!

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          • Corky

             /  25th September 2020

            I’m sure some do. But the name… media cannot be associated with such a name. It speaks of standards, thrift and striving. No milage in that, except for a slow news day.

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            • Blazer

               /  25th September 2020

              How could there ever be a ‘slow news day’ with Mikey and Magic to lend your ..ears to!

            • Corky

               /  25th September 2020

              True..but talkback is for a 1Q 115 audience( generally). The average Joe watches TV, social media and listens to NSR. They always have slow news days.

              Look at Three News tonight. They cannot leave Gloriavale alone. Hell, they were gunning for them way back whenJohny ruled the roost before getting the chop.

            • Blazer

               /  25th September 2020

              Whats your I.Q Corky?

            • Corky

               /  25th September 2020

              I don’t know. But I passed the Mensa pre-test.

  7. Corky

     /  25th September 2020

    Ian Wishart has been quiet lately. Time for a revelation, Ian. The RIGHT need all the help they can get.

    What’s this?

    https://investigatemagazine.co.nz/28234/election-tampering-nz-pro-cannabis-referendum-campaign-funded-by-secret-foreign-donors/

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  8. Duker

     /  25th September 2020

    Did Judith say how having a Samoan Chinese husband went in the Northern Club when she was a new MP?

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