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  1. lurcher1948

     /  18th October 2020

    David Seymour,National gifted you your seat,you didnt fight for it BUT Cloe won Central Auckland through her own efforts,a genuine MP and she will have power unlike you David.

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    • That is rubbish about David Seymour, and shows that you don’t know how MMP works. People voted him in; list MPs still need votes. Had Epsom not wanted him, they wouldn’t have voted for ACT. He has worked very hard for that seat and he deserves it.

      I can’t see a Green MP having much ‘power’.

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      • David Seymour came across very well on Q&A this morning. He’s got a big job getting a caucus of about 10 set up and performing, but has three years to do it. Time will tell how well it goes. It will be easier doing this while in opposition.

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      • Duker

         /  18th October 2020

        ” People voted him in; ”
        Yes and Goldsmith deliberately avoided any local election events and had minimal election billboards.
        And Goldsmith came 3rd !
        Hide was the last one to campaign against an active NP opponent, and he definitely won.

        and of course Seymour ‘did well’ , hes a political cadre like Bishop and Willis who know how to work the system to their advantage

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        • “hes a political cadre like Bishop and Willis who know how to work the system to their advantage”

          Like Ardern and Robertson and many others who work the political system to their advantage. That’s sort of what successful politics is about these days.

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          • Duker

             /  18th October 2020

            Yes Ardern and Robertson have a career as cadres….Nats and ACT go out of their way to pretend some of their people are faux farmers (English) or small business (Collins)….she was a corporate tax lawyer for her day job.
            Nick Smith who’s time has come after 30 years worked for council for a short time before being a professional politician….for unexplained reasons he didnt join his brothers at family company Smith’s Bridge builders
            We do know why Gerry Brownlee left the family timber business to become a woodwork teacher……then a politician

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        • If people in Epsom didn’t want him, they wouldn’t keep voting for him.

          Rodney Hide was also a List MP as I remember it. That way Epsom got ACT and National; two for the price of one. It’s the way MMP works, although some people still don’t understand this.

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      • Griff.

         /  18th October 2020

        Rapid growth always shows up a lack of depth in the list
        How long before one of the new ACT mp’s shows their inexperience by doing something really stupid?.
        Same goes for the Greens .

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    • Blazer

       /  18th October 2020

      Seymour jumps out of planes and plays the dancing fool to get votes.

      His policies suck and the party he represents exist for the greedy and the selfish.

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      • ACT 190,106 votes, 8.0%
        NZF 63,447 votes, 2.7%
        Sour grapes 100%

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        • Blazer

           /  18th October 2020

          Winston probably the most influential politician of the last 30 years….a fitting and accurate tribute..here..

          https://thestandard.org.nz/o-winston-i-love-you/

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          • seer

             /  18th October 2020

            Winston has certainly has been in the thick of it during his time in politics.

            Because the 17-20 government was significantly his/NZFirsts construction and because he was resistant to anti-Russia bullshit that’s prevalent, were reasons,amongst others, for me voting for Winston/NZ First.

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      • David Seymour went on Dancing With the Stars to raise money for a charity and succeeded in doing so.

        He has the great gift of being able to laugh at himself.

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        • Blazer

           /  18th October 2020

          That’s….funny.

          NZ has serious issues to address.
          We don’t need a…clown.

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          • Too late, you voted Labour and ‘bring in the clowns.’ You should have thought of that before.

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            • Duker

               /  18th October 2020

              Dont speakclowns too soon, as ACT has something like 7 or 8 new Mps with no political experience and Seymour has never learnt how to wrangle a caucus….ask Hide how that worked out for him in 2010.
              I reckon they will have some sort of bust up within 18 months

        • Duker

           /  18th October 2020

          How much did he raise ….. was it anything like the $260,000 that Tamiti Coffey raised for rainbow Youth ?
          Some ‘stars’ only raised $600

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  18th October 2020

      I would expect vote splitting in Auckland Central just as in Epsom. Voters have worked out that gets them two MPs instead of one.

      So Lurch, the only difference is National acknowledged it and Labour didn’t. Honesty is good.

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  2. Corky

     /  18th October 2020

    Is a omen coming?

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    • Duker

       /  18th October 2020

      Yes. Judith is done, she just doesnt know it yet…..continues the happy talk , a lot like saying the undecideds were going to let National win.

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  18th October 2020

    A righty on a nearby radical rightwing blog posted this and i smiled
    Viking October 18, 2020 At 10:04 am
    My goodness did you see the way she was on the podium last night. I am the Messiah stuff. Thought she was bombed out. s

    She was also wearing Muslim dress. Ask your ladies to have a look. My Lady picked it up straight away.
    She is a closet Muslim.
    Failed to tell us, didn’t she

    Our PM Jacinda Ardern….fish and chip worker, Mormon, socialist, communist,a Muslim,and now PM…TALENTED,Viking when it sinks in there’s always Australia but there are Australians there

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  18th October 2020

    Jacinda wins, and the ABs win,can it get any better, YES it can, Ms Collins getting rolled VERY SOON, MAYBE TOMORROW

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    • Covid 19 is back in the community, but it was kept quiet until today. I wonder why? Chris Hipkins gave a rambling answer to this question. Meanwhile the person had travelled from Auckland to New Plymouth and back and the ship that is likely to be the source has travelled to Napier, or was on its way there.

      This new case is seen as proof that the system is working. Yeah, right.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  18th October 2020

      Forgot the lions won to

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  19th October 2020

      It could have been worse, Lurch. The Greens could have held the balance of power. Some probably voted Labour to stop that.

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  19th October 2020

      A Biden victory in November would be light at the end of the tunnel as we head into 2021.

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  5. Patzcuaro

     /  19th October 2020

    Attempt to govern for all America rather than divide and rule.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  19th October 2020

      I’m sure there will be no shortage of meaningless platitudes to satisfy you.

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    • You can’t be serious? I still doubt that it’ll be Joe who makes it over the line. Three weeks is a long time in politics.

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  6. Corky

     /  19th October 2020

    My thoughts on the election:

    Pros

    1- Labour can govern alone.
    2- National was taken completely apart.
    3- Chlöe Swarbrick won a seat.
    4- The referendums wont be around at the next election.
    5- Labour taking the middle ground.

    Cons

    1- The media will pay special attention to ACT.
    2- Jacinda becoming our greatest PM ever on the back of a massacre and a virus.
    3- A new generation of voters becoming apparent. Basically drones educated to vote Left.
    4- Idiot Tories allowing their egos to get in the way of clear thinking and realising they dodged a bullet at this election. Cheer up.

    My opinion is National must install Luxon as leader before Xmas. They must counter inutively forget the middle ground and go back to their roots…stand for something!
    They need to remember at the next election these middle ground voters will be hurting.
    They will be wanting their pain to go away. They will want their old life back. If that means voting in a very conservative party, they will do that. Don’t forget, many voters who voted for Labour, are fair whether supporters. They will migrate elsewhere as fast as they migrated to Labour.

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    • Cat

       /  3rd March 2021

      Hi is this corky from Tauranga?

      Used to do scrap metal and drive the little white truck?

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  7. Blazer

     /  19th October 2020

    My prediction Muldoon lookalike,bald headed,bible basher Luxon will NEVER become P.M of…NZ.
    Take it to the…bank.

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    • Gerrit

       /  19th October 2020

      No wonder PG pulled the plug on this blog. Comments like that just are so stupid and juvenile.

      Between you and Duker, this blog has become unreadable and not a pleasure to discuss idea’s or thoughts.

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      • Blazer

         /  19th October 2020

        The description is an accurate one.

        You are entitled to your opinion.
        Imo it reeks of -I do not like your politics-they do not align with…mine.

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      • I agree, Gerrit; Blazer, Duker and Jack have really spoiled it between them.

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        • Fight4nz

           /  23rd October 2020

          Further proving Blazers point.

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          • Not really; they seem unable to disagree without being personal and in some cases vicious. All have had posts and comments deleted for this. It should be possible to disagree without spite and malice.

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            • Conspiratoor

               /  27th October 2020

              Once again showing a stunning lack of self awareness

            • If I had had as many deleted posts as they have, you might have a point. The posts were deleted because they contained personal abuse and outright lies. None of mine have been although my use of the term Dear Leader was finally deleted. But I have never made unfounded allegations, attempted to find out someone’s real identity or implied that I knew this. or made vicious personal attacks on other posters.

              Nor have I attempted to find out other people’s religious views, convert them to mine, harangue them about carrying the cross and tell them that they are in a cult !

  8. Alan Foster

     /  22nd October 2020

    Something new.
    Just bought petrol for $1.699 / litre at Mobil Pakuranga. This is with the 10c + GST Auckland tax as well.
    Remember when it was $2.20. Remember when previous Govts have added 3c / litre in tax & the world was going to end due to thousands of jobs being lost etc

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    • It varies from $1.70 to over $2 in the Waikato, with Z charging most. 30c+ a litre difference; no wonder they are not doing well.

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      • Fight4nz

         /  23rd October 2020

        High quality NZ management skills at the forefront again. The kind of group you want to listen to political advice from and encourage to run the country as well if you can convince them to stand.

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  9. Corky

     /  22nd October 2020

    Oh, dear, after all that hot wind over Nationals party funding, it MAY be our merry socialists are up to no good again?!

    They haven’t formed a gummint… and already we have Painter Gate revisited; social action
    organisations demanding the gummint hand over heaps more of our money.

    Crikey…it’s not even Xmas. It’s a great time to be a Tory…apart from the knives coming out for Judith eventually.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/labours-art-auction-fundraiser-returns-despite-serious-fraud-office-probe-in-party-donations/WUQE7E2EUAUZWE3DWSK772ORFA/

    **************************

    If only NZ Police had been as diligent, eh.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/new-zealand-woman-intended-to-facilitate-a-terrorist-act-for-islamic-state-denied-judicial-review/DGZFFTIE3XKR4QA22QYBGZ3FCQ/

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  10. Alan Wilkinson

     /  22nd October 2020

    From Labour expect:
    1. More unionism
    2. Rigid school zoning
    3. More rules for private landlords
    4. More taxes
    5. More subsidies for climate posturing
    6. More obligations for farmers and landowners
    7. More centralised control of planning rules and permissions
    8. More constraints on immigration and travel
    9. More regulation of skilled employment
    10. More preferences and exemptions for Maori elite.
    11. More constraints on free speech
    12. More subsidies and protections for Left supporting media and educational institutions
    13. Greater centralization of health services.

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    • Fight4nz

       /  23rd October 2020

      Marks for that, let’s see
      1. – 4. About time
      5. Guaranteed, but total woftam.
      6. Must be highly judicious in relation to farmers
      7. -10. Good
      11. Nonsense
      12. More nonsense
      13. A number of Drs joining government ranks so should be good position to make some good decisions. Would be encouraging to see Dr Reti properly involved also.

      Forgot:
      14. Continuing rebuild of derelict core state services.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  24th October 2020

      So the Left just confirm the accuracy of their prescription for a brainless jobless future with negative productivity growth.

      The smart and ambitious will escape, the middle class will be employed on state prescribed and/or funded paper-pushing bureaucratic sinecures and the growing poor will be on welfare. The solution to all problems will be more taxes, welfare and regulations. The lemmings will follow each other over their cliff.

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      • Alan; how’s this for bureaucrat-think ?

        You try to go to a government department site; they want to send a code to a mobile to confirm it’s you.

        The mobile number is out of date, that phone’s long gone, and there is no way to change it to the current one.

        The code can be sent to your email…IF you request this on the text that they send with the code to the non-existent number.

        Spot the obvious flaw.

        Phone waiting time is 53 minutes, they said. No wonder.

        I cannot see why there is no way to change the mobile number !.

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    • Corky

       /  12th July 2021

      Geez, Alan. 14 predictions about Labours agenda… and 14 predictions proven right. Enjoy that Bay Of Plenty sun.

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  11. Corky

     /  23rd October 2020

    1 – 4. About time. ( More strikes. Pissed off public. Labour loses votes.)
    5 – Guaranteed, but total woftam.( Yeah, let’s do a Greta Thunberg with my money.)
    6. -Must be highly judicious in relation to farmers ( food supply..who needs it, huh?)
    7. -10. Good ( only if you are a socialist.)
    11 – Nonsense (they say few learn from history…and track records.)
    12 – More nonsense ( ”we have tried everything,”…this time Katie and co aced it. Let’s build on that success and work ACT over….and tell kids who the bad political parties are.)
    13 – Hey, the health ministry and Pharmac are in disarray. Let political doctors forge greater ties to the gummint and healed the system…when? Hold on, they are the gummint. I had better think on this.
    14. Continuing rebuild of derelict core state services. (read: bureaucracy, bureaucracy bureaucracy)

    All in all, things are looking up for National..provided they leave the middle ground.

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    • Fight4nz

       /  23rd October 2020

      1 – 4. More money in people’s (that is the public) pockets. Better living conditions. Happier people, happier business.
      13. Pharmac is in disarray? Who told you that Pfizer, J&J …?
      14. Restored and replaced hospitals, schools, water supply infrastructure, etc, etc is bureaucracy?

      You better hope they don’t improve on their track record for non delivery.

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      • Corky

         /  23rd October 2020

        13. ”Pharmac is in disarray? Who told you that Pfizer, J&J …”

        The head of Pharmac did a interview on tailback. Too glib and the same answers were repackaged in a number of guises. I could smell the dysfunction thought my radio speaker.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  24th October 2020

        Happier people, happier business:

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  12. Corky

     /  23rd October 2020

    Talkback has spoken. And I agree:

    Pay beanies their full benefit while they work. Sounds nuts, but it may work for a variety of reasons… one reason being the shock of losing the extra cash from work, when it finishes. That would be quite a shock to the system. Back to ‘ticking up’ the dak, and smoke butt foraging. For more on-to-it beanies: no more consumer goods and eating out everyday. And having those bills always up to date.

    There are downsides. Somewhere along the track the government would have to say ”no more.”

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    • Fight4nz

       /  23rd October 2020

      Who are beanies?

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      • Corky

         /  23rd October 2020

        You know. I thought Kitty had that base covered?

        Anyway, apart from that trifle, any comment on the content of my post?

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        • Fight4nz

           /  24th October 2020

          I actually haven’t heard the term beanies, so not sure what you’re saying. Temp workers?
          Kitty, care to enlighten?

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          • Pickled Possum

             /  24th October 2020

            This word beanies or benies comes from the english word benefisharies.
            this word beni has a negative tone undertone and is used by mostly by non maori.
            Nga penihana … pensioners
            Is the maori word for beneficaries in Aotearoa.

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          • Beanies is Corky’s attempt at being funny. I haven’t heard anyone else using it of beneficiaries.

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          • It’s childish, Fight, and he’s not going to stop saying it. Ignore it.

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          • Corky

             /  25th October 2020

            Interesting comments above.

            Let’s start with PP:

            ”This word beni has a negative tone undertone and is used by mostly by non Maori.”

            Yes, the word may have negative connotations, but it’s used whimsically by Maori. I’m surprised PP and her hapu don’t use the term given the massive beani rate up North.

            I also find it strange that she believes it’s a non- Maori word. I have never heard it used outside Maoridom. Tau Iwi in my experience prefer the term ”bludger.”

            But, hey, what would I know, eh!

            As for Kitties comments. She imputes humour and childishness by my use of the word ‘beanies.’

            I just use the word. I cannot be responsible for how others perceive my use of language. It’s also much shorter than using the correct word description.

            Isn’t it funny?? All of the above because someone couldn’t work this out :

            ”Pay beanies their full benefit while they work.”

            Maybe they thought I was talking about Rocket Lab employees?

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            • Fight4nz

               /  27th October 2020

              “ Isn’t it funny?? All of the above because someone couldn’t work this out “
              Yes, it is very evident that you are unfamiliar with ensuring you know and understand the facts in a matter before expounding your views.

            • Corky

               /  28th October 2020

              Your problem isn’t the facts, its having a bad memory of past debates you have engaged in. You had no problem then understanding what a beanie was. Kind of narrows down the description that could be applied to your modus operandi

            • Fight4nz

               /  28th October 2020

              You have used this term in a previous debate and I understood it?

      • Conspiratoor

         /  25th October 2020

        When I was old enough to understand I was told it was an uncircumcised penis

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  13. Corky

     /  24th October 2020

    Here’s an interesting graph of cancer rates per country. No wonder a number of years back TV3 had the hurt applied to them regarding showing a documentary about intensive chemical use in the Pukekohe area. The doco never aired.

    My Opinion as to our high cancer rate:

    1- Proven lack of anti cancer minerals in our soil.
    2- High Phosphorous intake, especially amongst meat eaters.
    3- Agro chemicals and use of Roundup.
    4- Geo stress radiation and huge power lines running through residential areas.( subject of documentaries re cancer rates in Auckland)

    https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/data-cancer-frequency-country

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    • Griff.

       /  24th October 2020

      Unless you have an idea about which Cancers effect us in NZ you are just blathering.
      I can tell you.
      It is skin cancer.
      Because of the bloody great Antarctic ozone hole, , orbital dynamics and NZ’s pollution clear sky’s. Our out door life style is also a factor

      Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand. New skin cancers total about 82,000 per year, compared to a total of 16,000 for all other types of cancer. Our skin cancer rates are the highest in the world. In fact, the incidence of melanoma in New Zealand and Australia is around four times higher than in Canada, the US and the UK.

      https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1329-new-zealand-skin-cancer-statistics

      New Zealand and Australia have – by far – the highest susceptibility to skin cancer in the world, according to new statistics.

      The 2018 skin cancer index published by German medical analyst group derma.plus reveals almost 2500 new melanoma cases are diagnosed in New Zealand every year.

      New Zealand ranked top and Australia in a close second. European countries and the US filled out the top 10, but well behind.

      But it’s not all bad. While New Zealand ranked highly in terms of skin cancer rates, Kiwis who develop melanoma are less likely to die from it because of New Zealand’s high health spending, the results show.

      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/lifestyle/2018/07/new-zealand-has-highest-skin-cancer-rate-in-the-world-report.html

      New Zealand’s peak summer UV levels are roughly 40 percent higher than those at comparable latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere (McKenzie et al, 2006). There are three main reasons for this (McKenzie et al, 2003; 2006):

      Earth’s orbit is elliptical, which means the Southern Hemisphere is closer to the sun during our summer.
      The thickness of the ozone layer in the atmosphere varies seasonally (see figure 17). At mid-latitudes, such as New Zealand, it is thickest during spring and thinnest during autumn. This means the ozone layer over New Zealand thins during summer, providing less protection from UV sunlight when we are closest to the sun and the sun is highest in the sky. Moreover, our summertime ozone layer is thinner than the summertime ozone layer experienced at corresponding Northern Hemisphere latitudes.
      The air in New Zealand tends to be clearer than that in many other locations. UV sunlight travelling through the atmosphere to Earth’s surface is scattered or absorbed by clouds and aerosols (air pollution).

      https://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/climate-change/our-atmosphere-and-climate-2017-exposure-ultraviolet-sunlight/new

      Isn’t it fun when knowledge of things like science and facts get in the way of your alt med ignorance.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  24th October 2020

        Yes, SH clear air and high UV is vastly different exposure from NH. Also outdoor lifestyles and occupations.

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      • Corky

         /  25th October 2020

        It’s a pity you are so nasty, Griff…we could have had a great debate on this topic.

        Unfortunately, in a rush to defend your god, science, you may have missed the science.

        I fail to see how data can be construed as alternative medicine???!

        Let’s look at other cancers:

        https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/prostate-cancer-statistics

        https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/breast-cancer-statistics

        ( BTW – Vit D in SOME studies , if I remember correctly, can cut breast cancer rates by 40%.
        NZ Ministry Of Health is not interested. There’s also the Vit D paradox and skin cancer.

        https://bowelcancernz.org.nz/about-bowel-cancer/what-is-bowel-cancer/symptoms-statistics/

        I will leave it that. I have a think…maybe around NZs population and other factors.

        ”Isn’t it fun when knowledge of things like science and facts get in the way of your alt med ignorance.”

        Quite true..although your Newtonian view of the world is now obsolete..you just don’t know it yet.

        You may like to ponder the arrogant, ignorant and wrong premise that science gives itself:

        That the world can only be explained and understood by science…there is nothing else.

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        • Griff.

           /  25th October 2020

          Your links fail to contradict my statement in any way .
          Here is the money shot .

          Skin cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand. New skin cancers total about 82,000 per year, compared to a total of 16,000 for all other types of cancer.

          Do the math’s .
          We do have well documented reasons for our high rates of skin cancer that do not include any of your original alt med driven dribbling.
          We do not score highest in either of the statistical tables you linked to for other cancers.
          For it to be as you originally claimed we would have to be an extremely high outlier in both your measures of cancer rates and others .

          Instead it is your usual parrot chess .
          Another bout of Blathering about Newtonian physics when it was superseded over one hundred years ago by Einsteinain Physics along with snowflake whinging about being proven to be totally ignorant yet again by actual real world facts .

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Introduction_to_general_relativity

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          • Corky

             /  25th October 2020

            No, you do the math…and figure in ”population scales.” across all cancer indexes. Maybe then you will realise ”skin cancer” may have inflated our overall cancer stats, but….??

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            • Fight4nz

               /  27th October 2020

              So your an extreme libertarian Ponsonby luvvie? Billy TK must be getting your attention, there’s a non Newtonian if ever there was one.

            • Corky

               /  28th October 2020

              A worthless comment, I must say. Reminds me of someone.

            • Fight4nz

               /  28th October 2020

              You profess libertarian views calling the likes of Bob Jones not right enough on several occasions.
              Now you are firmly in Ponsonby territory with alt medical theories.
              So accurate observation. Worthless, probably.

            • Corky

               /  28th October 2020

              One last chance to get your facts right, or I won’t bother engaging you.
              Not that any of this has anything to do with the original topic, so I am humouring you.

              I said Sir Bob Jones is not a Libertarian..he is an Anarchist. There is a difference.

              If Sir Bob had his way, the Reserve Bank would be gone.

            • Fight4nz

               /  28th October 2020

              Hair well split. You’re humouring?

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  24th October 2020

      Australia and NZ must be high risk for UV exposure on susceptible Irish heritage skin.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  25th October 2020

        They are, and for English ones as well.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  25th October 2020

          Some (traditional) English are quite bronze. I think the Amada left some sun-tanned genes there. Maybe Big Norman too.

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          • Griff.

             /  25th October 2020

            Before the Romans, Anglo Saxons, then Normans England belonged to the Celts.
            Even before the Celts arrived around 700BCE other people lived there who we know little about beside archaeological remains like stone henge and their houses.
            Not all poms are Lilly white potential sun burn victims like those with a genetic heritage from the northern regions of Europe.

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  26th October 2020

              Mum’s family from south of England were noticeably less white than dad’s from the north.

            • Many English people do have that traditional white skin, as do Irish ones. My aunt was lily white when she came here. My mother had black hair and brown eyes, and never went very pale even in winter, nor did she burn, but I burn very easily and have to use sunblock all year.

              We do, in fact, know a reasonable amount about prehistoric Britain; I have some excellent books about it,

  14. Pickled Possum

     /  24th October 2020

    That intense chemical use in Pukekohe was Monsanto … there address was in Pukekohe. Now they are Bayers and have taken over Yates. Roundup has NOT been banned in NZ the government obviously waiting for thousands of more deaths before they action a law against round ups chemical toxic mixture of glysophate and friends.

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  25th October 2020

      I wish I had known then what I know now, about Roundup

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      • If Roundup was that bad, wouldn’t all countries where it’s used have similar rates of the cancer it’s supposed to cause ?

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    • Corky

       /  25th October 2020

      I see the latest Roundup ad on TV. This time for a completely ORGANIC Roundup product.

      How sly. Associate the name not with death,disease and uncertainty about how safe Roundup is… but with a completely organic product also called Roundup.

      If you want to see what Roundup does to soil, go to a non organic apple orchard. The earth under those trees is dead and has a texture like concrete. We eat and export apples from those orchards and we believe they are great for our health.

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      • It hasn’t done that when I have used it, the weeds come back after a while. Nor is the soil like concrete except in summer when all soil around here is.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  26th October 2020

      Third world in a first world country. The great lie of public health and welfare.

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      • ‘Free’ dental care would be prohibitively expensive for the taxpayers who’d pay for it. People can look after their own teeth to a large extent. I can’t remember what the estimated cost was, but it was inordinate.

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        • $640,000,000 to be paid for by 2,665,000 workers.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  26th October 2020

          These people don’t have even basic dental care. How is that possible in this era? Why can’t DHBs organise even that?

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          • Fight4nz

             /  27th October 2020

            Didn’t you imply above that public health was the disaster behind this problem? Shouldn’t it be functioning perfectly since it is currently a purely private run sector?

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  28th October 2020

              First, welfare is a straight route to poverty. Second, bureaucracies suck money and serve themselves first, public second. Third, regulations stop innovation and the poor suffer most from them.

              All three are factors here.

            • Fight4nz

               /  28th October 2020

              “ Why can’t DHBs organise even that?”
              Aren’t you promoting welfare by this statement? DHBs need go ahead and funding from government to get involved in dentistry. Amazes me this and ambulance services aren’t.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  28th October 2020

              “DHBs need funding from government to get involved in dentistry”.

              Why? They are already involved in dentistry. Every private business does things without government funding and then has to fund the government. Private charities provide medical and dental aid in many places. Why is nothing happening here with obvious needs?

    • Fight4nz

       /  27th October 2020

      Of course it would help immensely if the same dropkicks who go on about glyphosate and 1080, didn’t get onto councils and take fluoride out of their water supply. Then refuse to have their kids vaccinated before rushing off in the night to burn down phone towers. I wonder how many of them wear their underpants on the outside?

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      • Corky

         /  28th October 2020

        ”I wonder how many of them wear their underpants on the outside?”

        I’m afraid you are behind the 8 ball, F4Z. They wear groin guards made from radiation absorbing material that protects the reproductive organs. I’m afraid to say if I had to choose between their offspring and yours to look after me in my dotage ……?!

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  15. Corky

     /  26th October 2020

    I don’t blame the prisoner for this incident…I blame Corrections. Their attitude to prisoner management is pathetic, and it may cost a prison officer their mobility…maybe their life.

    If this incident had happened in Rikers, the prisoner would have been softened with batons..not as in this case, negotiated with. What bullshit is this??

    From the article it would seem the prisoner in question is a sociopath going cold turkey because of a P addiction. To damage a cell door is quite a feat. Thankfully, the prsioner seems to have a low IQ. There are many things he could have done once breaking free of his cell.

    Wasting a prison officer wouldn’t be on my ‘to do list.’

    This chap in the clip didn’t deserve the beating he received. The scumbag in the above article did.

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    • Corky

       /  26th October 2020

      Here’s one for Griff. This guy claimed the mana of many charlatans…Uri Geller being a big scalp.

      https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/25/haunted-future-without-james-randi-to-see-off-the-charlatans

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      • Griff.

         /  26th October 2020

        Here is one for corky
        A charlatan who has advanced science by his death.
        Nils-Axel Mörner har gått bort
        https://klimatupplysningen.se/nils-axel-morner-har-gatt-bort/
        A Favorite crank for nutbars to quote when it comes to sea level rise who was also into dowsing.

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        • Corky

           /  27th October 2020

          You do know I was paying my respects to James Randi…and not trying to have a go at you?

          Dowsing is a very large subject to cover. It’s way more complicated then you could ever imagine. And way more useful, too.

          He’s a hint. Dowsers who know their shite, know dowsing is just a conduit for the sub conscious mind. And the problem is, if you aren’t careful the conscious mind steps in and suggests an answer to the subconscious mind that will please the operator.

          So, two examples.

          I want to know what mineral may be of help to my plant. Given this is not a big deal and I have a neutral mind on the matter as I wouldn’t have a clue what the plant needs, I can be sure the result I get from dowsing has a 80 plus % chance of being right.

          Example 2: I have problem with a person/persons causing trouble in my life. Unfortunately they are anonymous, although I have a few clues as to who they are or may be, and where they are located. In such a case I don’t waste my time dowsing. Although I may get the correct answer, more then likely I will just get the answer I want or believe is true. In such a case I take my problem to another dowser who has no clue what my case is about. Again, I can be sure the result I get will be 80 plus percent right.

          This explains James Randi’s high success rate disproving dowsers. The dowsers tested had a personal interest in being proven RIGHT…they had skin in the game and a ego to satsify. They bombed and looked like idiots. I loved the way Randi just leaves them to look like dicks in front of an audience. No need for him to rub it in.

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  16. Alan Foster

     /  27th October 2020

    Watched The Trump Show (part two) last night. He’s certainly dodged a lot of bullets over the past 4 years. Saw Cohen on a BBC interview a week or so ago & he really ripped into Trump calling him “Ignorant & arrogant” at least 10 times. Tillerson doesn’t think much of him as well “Doesn’t read reports, doesn’t listen to anyone, He’s a f*****g moron”
    HOWEVER, a friend of mine says that Trump will win the election with a landside, taking 50 of the 52 Collage votes. We have a beer as the bet.
    What do you guys think?
    PS – Pete, come back

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    • Corky

       /  27th October 2020

      Hard one for me to call, Alan. Although when Biden started calling Trump, Bush, i knew who I would be voting for if I was a Yank.

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  17. Corky

     /  28th October 2020

    I wonder what would have happened to the cop, if the offenders who shot at her decided to carry on shooting while moving towards her?

    She would have been shot to death. She may have had a gun in the boot, but what use would that have been?

    Arm the police NOW! And bring police numbers up so no officer is in a patrol car by themselves.

    I betting given this cop hasn’t had appropriate training, she will resign from the police.

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/429216/police-officer-shot-at-in-northland-we-are-very-lucky-that-they-were-not-seriously-injured

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    • Corky

       /  28th October 2020

      Police officers have reiterated on talkback that they only get one days firearms training each year( 6-8 hours). Most who have rung in, including ex coppers, want the police armed.

      I can’t see it happening under this present government, when you have liberal mediocrities in the mix like Andrew Little ,Andrew Coster and Stu Nash.

      Only a matter of time before another cop is blown away.

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      • Blown away ? If you mean killed, say so.

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        • Corky

           /  5th August 2021

          Haven’t paid much attention to the Olympics. And I certainly was over commentators gushing about Dame Lisa Carrington. But watching her race today I may have been a little churlish with my pique.

          Phenomenal effort. Well done.

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  18. Alan Wilkinson

     /  28th October 2020

    Had a chuckle today at complaints about cultural appropriation. How much cultural appropriation have these idiots done themselves, I wonder?

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  19. Alan Wilkinson

     /  28th October 2020
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    • Corky

       /  28th October 2020

      No3 is a biggy for me. I know enforcement agencies like Border Control will be praying Biden loses, otherwise it’s back to ‘Obama like days’ when they were hamstrung by the federal government in the execution of their duties.

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    • Fight4nz

       /  29th October 2020

      He left out the only thing I would rate, and that is the China trade war. But because I don’t follow hat closely I can only hope he reality matches the hype.
      The other thing of note, from the comments section, is that dismal nonsense that is so often the refrain of the right that they are somehow under a wave of leftist or woke oppression. Completely ignoring thousands of years of pre- democracy history and the vast majority of post democracy spent with the right holding power. A lot of deeply ingrained privilege to threaten, no wonder the yelping is so loud at the merest suggestion of even a minor behavioural change for the benefit of someone else.

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    • Alan Foster

       /  29th October 2020

      Alan – another comment re Trump.
      Someone asked “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?”
      Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:
      “A few things spring to mind.
      Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.
      For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace – all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.
      So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.
      Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing – not once, ever.
      I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility – for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.
      But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is – his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.
      Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.
      And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults – he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.
      There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.
      Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.
      Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.
      And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.
      Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.
      He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.
      He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.
      And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.
      That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.
      There are unspoken rules to this stuff – the Queensberry rules of basic decency – and he breaks them all. He punches downwards – which a gentleman should, would, could never do – and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless – and he kicks them when they are down.
      So the fact that a significant minority – perhaps a third – of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think ‘Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:
      * Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.
      * You don’t need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.
      This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.
      After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.
      God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.
      He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.
      In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws – he would make a Trump.
      And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:
      ‘My God… what… have… I… created?
      If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set.”

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      • Corky

         /  29th October 2020

        That writer is good. Not much there that isn’t true. All I would say is a conclusion usually follows the facts in a report…not some facts. That’s always a problem when the terms of reference is written by the reports author.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  29th October 2020

        @AF, that’s tedious claptrap and I am afraid the author is an idiot. Trump isn’t running to be someone”s friend or idol, he is running for President. What matters is what he does, not what he is. Farrar’s list is entirely focused on his actions and record. That spiel is entirely focused on his personality – or at least his perceived public persona. True or false it is irrelevant which is why he will likely win again.

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      • Fight4nz

         /  29th October 2020

        @AF as you can see from these 2 responses you have the age old problem that you can lead old donkeys to water but you can’t make them think.

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  20. Corky

     /  28th October 2020

    A spanner in the works of the Dems and Republicans? Or business as usual? I don’t really care, as long as blacks aren’t voting for their Democrat slave masters.

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  21. If anyone thought that Megan Woods’ bossy forcing the powercos to stop having discounts and lower the prices had had little, if any, effect on their power bill, they were right. MBIE has discovered that the powercos have simply upped some prices to compensate for the enforced cuts to others. Any difference is minimal, and with the discount now gone, we are paying MORE

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  22. Corky

     /  29th October 2020

    Blazer was fond of telling us about the ‘sweat shops’ in Asia. Da fillfy witch exploiting poor people…paying them a pittance. What many ‘screaming head’ socialists failed to realise was everything is relative.

    Post Covid, how are things looking for these ‘sweat shop’ workers? Not good according to a radio interview I heard. Some workers are actually starving.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/19/coronavirus-worsened-the-reality-for-bangladesh-garment-workers.html

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    • Fight4nz

       /  30th October 2020

      In this attempt to cast the left in a negative light, why have you cited an example of the ruthless, exploitative nature of capitalism, which will simply leave its workers to die if it suits them?

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      • Corky

         /  30th October 2020

        Case in point…you can get your head around what I’m talking about, but your idealogy precludes you from accepting reality…even when people ar DYING!

        It’s a pity we can’t interview the workers involved and see what they think of capitalism.

        Of course, capitalism has given you a full belly, so this argument is just academic to you.

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        • Fight4nz

           /  30th October 2020

          So you suggest it’s Socialism’s fault that those people are DYING?

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          • Corky

             /  31st October 2020

            No, I’m suggesting capitalism gave these people an income and a life,
            However, you don’t see it that way because socialism sees this arrangement as exploitation. From a 1st world perspective it is. But I doubt these exploited workers see it that way. Kai on the table, and the bills paid.

            Like I said, things are relative. The trouble is Socialists think they have this God given right to speak on behalf of the poor and disadvantaged. As America is showing, such folk are waking up to this bs.

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        • Fight4nz

           /  30th October 2020

          “ capitalism has given you a full belly“
          Wrong. Capitalism gives nothing. The only reason I have a full belly is that the power of unions was once, briefly sufficient to level the playing field. Otherwise I would be no better of than those Bangladeshis, as it was across the western world for centuries for all but the elite.

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          • Corky

             /  31st October 2020

            Very debatable…as Labour’s actions in the 80s proved when they had to save NZ from socialism ( the extent is debatable). They started with that landed gentry…farmers.

            https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/rude-awakening

            The thing is, society moved on, with or without unions. You may argue that unions provided a template for how workers should be treated, and that capitalism needed to provide some basic worker entitlements in order to survive.That’s a moot point as far as I’m concerned.

            ”Wrong. Capitalism gives nothing.”

            That could easily be disproved by businesses( what will be LEFT of them) and the fillfy witch going on strike. Always remember the only reason the rich and poor get out of bed each morning is because of self interest. Thank God for that.

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  23. Corky

     /  30th October 2020

    I support President Trumpy because the minute he gained power he tried to stop Muslim immigration. He failed because too many of his fellow countrymen are idiots.

    France has until now also had naive politicans who have failed to address the Muslim problem. That has cost the innocent their lives. Let’s hope the worm has turned, and France will be ruthless with Muslims who won’t accept Western ways.

    The West has bigger problems to work on instead of pandering to animals who don’t belong in our realm.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-5472995

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    • Your referring to people as animals is a gross insult. Do you call the many Muslim doctors, nurses, teachers and dentists here animals ? If your life was saved by a Muslim, would you call them an animal ? What about the ones here who risked their lives to be interpreters in (Afghanistan?) and only asked for a safe haven in NZ in exchange ?

      Were the 51 murder victims here animals or was their killer one ?

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      • I can’t believe that two people were so dead to decency that they agree that the 51 murdered Muslims were animals. Or that they think that the many doctors here are animals, not to mention the UN interpreters who assisted NZ and risked their own lives by doing so.

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    • Fight4nz

       /  31st October 2020

      Keeping out the Muslim Bangladeshi sweat shop workers you seemed to be so concerned about a moment ago, or does your ideology preclude you from accepting reality?

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      • Corky

         /  31st October 2020

        I see no hypocrisy or contradictions in my comments. You are free to expand on your question.

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        • Fight4nz

           /  31st October 2020

          And that’s the nub of it right there. Nearly every post riddled with self contradiction. So many and varied responses spelling out these self contradictions. Futilely. Is it complete obliviousness, pigeon chess, or a troll’s troll.
          Enough.

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          • Corky

             /  31st October 2020

            Like I said, please expand on your comments. Seems to me you realise on second looks it’s you who is playing pigeon chess

            ”Enough!!!!” Yeah, Right. You wouldn’t be saying that if you had the upper hand.

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  24. Corky

     /  30th October 2020

    Referendum results as most people predicted. Probably stay the same on the final count.

    One things for sure, fanatics, especially dope heads, are not going to give up until Dak is legalised. Maori have dodged at bullet, so to speak.

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    • Fight4nz

       /  30th October 2020

      Surely dak should be handled in the free market? Government control will get it wrong (and don’t forget waste tax payers money).

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      • Griff.

         /  31st October 2020

        Maori have dodged at bullet, so to speak.

        Yessss there is no cannabis in NZ because it is illegal .
        ///sarc///

        We already have one of the highest usage rates in the world .
        Cannabis is easy to buy you just are forced to use the black market .
        A vote for no was simply a vote to continue financing criminal gangs.

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        • Corky

           /  31st October 2020

          ”Maori have dodged at bullet, so to speak.

          Yessss there is no cannabis in NZ because it is illegal .
          ///sarc///”

          Sarc?!!! I would never have guessed.

          ”Cannabis is easy to buy you just are forced to use the black market.”

          That’s not quite true. You may be surprised to know, depending on the gang, that they won’t serve children. Some networks only sell to selected customers. Others sell only to people that can be vouched for. You see, there are idiots who sell drugs, and others who put some thought into the process. You can either sell to anyone; make a shiteload of many, then get caught; lose everything and go to jail. We have seen these idiots on the news…living in middleclass suburbs with a$500,000 Porsche parked in the driveway.

          Or, you can make less money ( per week), but overall make millions more by being very careful. I know such a network that has been operating for 15 years. The boss woman drives an upmarket Holden and lives in a very ordinary middleclass home.
          She of course goes on many trips to other parts of NZ, where she enjoys her exotic homes and cars.

          So, yeah, dak is readily available..but not as available as you think. Of course, if it’s legalised, young Maori will be able to grow their own without fear. They will be able to supply the young bros who haven’t got green fingers. Of course, that may cause tensions at schools amongst the sellers. Hell, there may be stabbings over who supplies what schools.

          Intellectual understanding v reality….there’s a world of difference.

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      • Corky

         /  31st October 2020

        Quite true. I would have voted in favour. I was just reiterating…Maori have dodged a bullet. Trust me, I know. I get the sense you areen’t familiar with the term ”dak?”

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        • Griff.

           /  31st October 2020

          ROFL
          Southside bro.
          Ever done the tinny house hunt corky ?
          You know drive around the streets and ask random people wheres the tinny house bro?
          I have been a part of the NZ drug culture since the 1970’s and you think you can lecture me about it ? Yet again you show you have no idea at all about anything.

          All the no vote has done is insure the ongoing profits of gangs.
          Maori get arrested for pot at a far greater rate than whites .
          About 60% of cannabis convictions are of Maori.
          Not because more of them smoke because Prohibition laws are used by racist cops to disadvantage Maori .
          Maori did not “dodge a bullet” they just got fresh rounds loaded into the chamber

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          • Corky

             /  31st October 2020

            Just a little overdone trying to prove yourself, Griff. No, I have never done a tinny house hunt. That’s too dnagerous. What if the house is under survilance?
            Ever wonder why all those Maoris get caught? Many even turn up to these tinny houses in their own vechicles.

            ”Not because more of them smoke because Prohibition laws are used by racist cops to disadvantage Maori .

            Bullshit!!!

            BTW…if you see Zedd in your travels, tell him to stop by. I want his mana.

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            • Of course people turn up in their own vehicles. What do you expect ? Charter buses ?

              I lived in an ordinary middle-class street where the house opposite was a tinny house. It was obvious because people would drive up, one would go in and be out in a few minutes. This wasn’t proof, of course, but the children being seen carrying the plants around was. The house looked like any other ordinary house, nothing about it broadcast what it was.

    • seer

       /  2nd November 2020

      Are you saying maoris are too stupid too handle the effects of dak, Corky?

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  25. Corky

     /  30th October 2020

    Last words from a woman dying of stab wounds in France, inflicted by a Muslim terrorist:

    ”Tell my children I love them.”

    Why are no officials held accountable? Likewise in NZ. No police officer is held accountable for issuing the terrorist, Tarrant, with a firearms license.

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    • According to you, the Muslims murdered by Tarrant were animals by virtue of being Muslim, so how do you make him a terrorist ?

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  31st October 2020

        How do I feel about Muslims? Ambivalent at best. I have no respect for their religion as it seems to have no respect for anyone else’s. I don’t see any Muslim country that treats its own people well and certainly none that I would wish to live in. The culture seems to have an element of aggressive intolerance that is easily aggravated into mad murderous atrocities and in turn stimulates the same in response.

        In short, the world would be a better place without it.

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        • Corky

           /  31st October 2020

          My sentiments exactly: This stands out:

          ”The culture seems to have an element of aggressive intolerance that is easily aggravated into mad murderous atrocities.”

          Exactly. One thing I have a problem getting through to people is just because a Muslim community is peaceful and docile, doesn’t mean it will stay that way.

          Simply equating what Muslims believe and practice should show any idiot with half a brain that these people can NEVER be part of our society, no matter how peaceful and law abing they are at present.

          I have no beef with any Muslim. If they are obeying the law, then I will respect them like any other. However, we should not allow anymore into our country. It must be remembered many Muslims have declared war on the West. They cannot, under any circumstance, be trusted in MY OPINION.

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          • There have been terrible things done in the name of all religions by the fanatical element in them; Christianity’s record is nothing to be proud of.

            To assume that all members of a religion are like the extremists is idiotic. Do you think that all Christians are like Jack ? Or like the Ruby Ridge nutters or even Gloriavale ? If people from another culture thought that all Christians were like Gloriavale, one would think them incredibly ignorant.

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            • Jack

               /  1st November 2020

              Perhaps there are readers who need my perspective –

              The various denominations of Christianity each look to Jesus Christ as the Saviour and to varying degrees revere him as God. The Holy Spirit reveals this truth to each believer, day by day. A Christian views God as his Father and Jesus as his best friend. Jesus was a real man, and he is God.
              Christianity is a cult. Confusion. But a Christian may participate in that cult, free in Christ. The Christian belongs to the body of Christ (the Church). Not all Christians belong to the demanding and confusing religion of Christianity. Many are free. Many are becoming free.

              The various ‘denominations’ of Islam each revere their prophet to varying degrees. All view it as blasphemy to even depict him with a picture. All Islam adherents are very easily offended. They view the prophet as sacred, yet claim that they worship the one true God. (Wouldn’t God be the most sacred?) Confusion. Islam is a cult. Every Muslim belongs to the demanding and confusing religion called Islam.

              Of course, every Christian is like Jack. All a Christian is, is an individual who puts just a tiny amount of faith in Jesus Christ. That’s why Christians have no need to be easily offended. They know that their God is powerful and loving enough to cope with minions who mock Him or who dare to depict Him in art-forms, or who unfairly censor, or who get bothered by the mention of the cross.

              The Christian has God (Love) living in him, no matter how small the measure of trust that individual is willing to put in Jesus Christ. The Muslim has Allah somewhere, away and distant, and unreachable except through martyrdom and various forms of violence (yes, even the ‘peaceful’ Muslims).

              Certainly, Christianity’s record is nothing to be proud of. You’re either a Christian or you’re not, and it’s very easy, not at all like Christianity has taught us.

              Christianity has many imposters – some fanatics and extremists, some worldly cult artists. A Christian is safe regardless. The denomination-less ones are the happiest and serve in their communities so that people of every race and creed may live in secular harmony.

              I also find it difficult to trust Muslims. I know that their prophet is not true (Jesus was the last prophet), and to have people in NZ who demand that we respect their prophet for the sake of their feelings seems very un-Kiwi. I also wish to see our Muslim numbers stay small. When religious groups demand that their mental health be protected by curbing everyone’s freedom of expression, we are allowing fear to rule us.

              A Christian is religion free. It’s the only way to live as a Christian, although you are free to join any cult slides of your choosing at any time. I think that Kiwi Christians can go on the offensive. If we don’t, the fear we experience now will be much bigger for the next generations.

              The Christian goes on the offensive in small ways. It’s always enough – God is kind.
              One of the things I hope for is that Muslims may see the Christians choose chastity. Sex is always the biggest issue with religion. As Christians we are free, but have we learnt yet that we are not free to sin? It would help our Kiwi Muslim girls and boys if they could see that Christians also favour keeping sex for marriage.

              We need to cherish our Judeo Christian laws, although the Christian only has one law – Love.

              There is a confusing irony in NZ these days – Christians who hold fast to their denomination yet practise ecumenism, thus falling short of their denomination’s declared doctrines and being luke-warm. Some of these Christians are even falling for the lie that God and Allah are the same, or should be afforded the same measure of respect. They are so desperate to ‘belong’ that they exude a murkiness about what a Christian is. These Christians pander to the Muslims, which makes me cringe.

              One Christian told me recently that our Muslims also “have a cross to bear”
              Only a Christian has a cross to bear. The cross is not anything to get offended by, although people do. That fellow who said that Muslims also carry their crosses was being stupid, trying to ‘include’ Muslims in the Christian’s spiritual experience. What a nonsense.

              I certainly would never wish to involve myself in the Muslim’s confusing spiritual experience.

          • That is hogwash even by your standards.

            Respect doesn’t mean revere. If you don’t respect someone’s views, you can’t demand that they respect yours.

            Your idea that Christianity is a cult is bizarre; why are you a member of a religion you believe to be a cult. And you call Muslims’ spirituality confusing ! Try reading the Koran. The idea that Allah is only reachable through martyrdom and violence is as stupid as thinking that Christians can only reach God by these means.

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        • seer

           /  2nd November 2020

          Alan, I completely agree with your views about Islam/Muslims. Hopefully those who hope for a flourishing future for Islam in NZ are disappointed.

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          • You seem not to realise that the NZ ones are here to escape extremism, not promote it and that the only Muslim killings here were them being killed by an Australian loony, not them doing anything to anyone else. Or have you not heard of the Christchurch massacre ?

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            • seer

               /  2nd November 2020

              Kitty, I think I understand now why commenters get pissed off with your responses. You do make incorrect assumptions.

              Have you heard of the frequenters to the mosque in Chch that the SIS et al would have been keeping under a close watch? Google can probably help you.

              What about Syrian refugees who came here and then engaged in anti-Assad activities – trying to escape extremism, not promote it????

              Below AW writes “Some Muslims have a working brain, some don’t.” I guess that can be said of nonmuslim commenters too.

            • Yes,the SIS will put the names, location and/or other details of those under surveiilance for ANY reason on google…I DON’T think.

              It’s ‘frequenters OF…not frequenters TO.’

              We know that some of the NZ Muslims were UN interpreters who risked their lives; it was well documented. They appealed to the then PM, John Key and were let in. Many settled in Hamilton.

              Two of the most dishonest, unedifying people I know are Syrian, but I don’t assume that all Syrians are like this. These people are supposedly Christian, but I don’t think that all Christians are like that, either.

              The fact that there are bad people among any group doesn’t mean that they are all like that.

        • Patzcuaro

           /  2nd November 2020

          Birds of a feather will flock together.

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  26. Corky

     /  31st October 2020

    Brave half Aussie girls runs from abuse.

    Quotes from clip:

    13:32 – It’s not secret in our community. It may be secret to the eyes of the rest of the Australian community.

    23:42 – No Western PIG government will tell me how to raise my daughters. If it comes to it I will slit your mothers throat and I will slit yours.

    * Anyone believe this chap is joking? This prick is living back in Aussie.

    27:29 – Run for your LIFE. Australia has woman’s rights.

    I wish this brave woman all the best. She deserves it considering what she went through.

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  27. Corky

     /  31st October 2020

    Labour offers Greens a confidence and supply deal. Let’s hope the Greens rank and file reject this offer.

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    • Corky

       /  31st October 2020

      Apparently not.

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      • Dream on. The PM needs to keep them on her side and has offered them the half loaf that’s better than no bread. She has gone as far as she can without actually breaking her word.She may find that this is like the story of the old man and the donkey who tried to please everyone and pleased no one.

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  28. Corky

     /  1st November 2020

    Work this out…if you can. And that’s my problem with Islam..you just don’t know..it’s impossible to quantify. I love the woman who said things are ”relative.’ I had trouble explaining that to Fight4nz.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/123197239/new-zealand-ranked-the-most-islamic-country-in-the-world-in-annual-index

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  2nd November 2020

      Some Muslims have a working brain, some don’t. Many of those with working brains have escaped Muslim countries for a better life. Unfortunately they have taken some of the others with them. More unfortunately, most have not worked out that that better life is dependent on not being Muslim and haven’t found a route to get there.

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  29. Corky

     /  1st November 2020

    Old Greens calling the present mob sell outs. I agree. Is a new Green organisation in the pipeline? How delicious. Meanwhile, the Greens are tied to Labour. That allows ACT many avenues of attack, starting with ”what’s changed for the Greens apart from nothing.”

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  30. Alan Wilkinson

     /  2nd November 2020

    Visited a friend on Saturday who has suffered a serious illness and is trying to build what he needs very modestly on his property. The bureaucracy of course does not give a damn and the resource consent arm of the Stasi keeps inventing new ways to obstruct and add costs. It’s clear the Labour “reform” of the RMA will simply add to its bureaucratic powers and centralisation because no Labour MPs have the slightest idea of the real problems it causes, let alone a sensible plan for tackling them. More collateral damage from Jacindamania.

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  31. Corky

     /  2nd November 2020

    Labours new cabinet has been announced. This has to be a joke, surely????

    1- Nanaia Mahuta. Minister of Foreign Affairs.
    2-David Parker. Sorry, farmers. This guy is out to destroy you.
    3- Poto WillIams; Minister of Police.

    Wiki:
    ” In May 2017, Williams suggested removing the presumption of innocence afforded to alleged perpetrators of sexual assault.”

    On one hand this is bad news for NZ. On the other, it’s gold for the RIGHT. Dave Seymour is already laying into Labour. This is delicious.

    In Mahuta’s case…thank God for Covid. I just cannot see any State taking Mahuta seriously.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/11/jacinda-ardern-s-new-cabinet-who-s-promoted-who-keeps-their-role-and-who-is-pushed-down-the-line.html

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    • I would NEVER be glad of Covid and the appalling misery caused, but why anyone would give Nanaia that job is beyond me (I know people who know her, and she is not renowned for being a hard working MP. She doesn’t have to be, she’s there because of who she is, a Mahuta)

      She’ll be an embarrassment.

      One of the Green List MPs won’t take the oath of allegiance, so won’t be able to take a seat in Parliament. Did he not know about this before ?

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    • duperez

       /  2nd November 2020

      “Ms (Poto) Williams said many victims of rape do not report it because they have little faith in the justice system.

      She said the country needed to have a discussion about how to address that power imbalance.

      Christchurch East Labour Party candidate Poto WilliamsChristchurch East Labour Party candidate Poto Williams Photo: LABOUR PARTY
      “Now, I know that runs up against ‘innocent until proven guilty’, and that would be one of the issues that we’d really have to consider long and hard, but I’m of the view that we have to make some changes.”

      Poto Williams said she didn’t yet know how the policy would be implemented.

      “I don’t pretend to have the legal nous in which to do this, but I’m comfortable that there is a way that we can work our way through this.

      “But at the end of the day we cannot, in all good conscience, say to victims of rape and sexual abuse, ‘your case will be ignored.’

      “One thing we have to do is find out the numbers of false allegations that have been made, because that will be one of the things people will be really concerned about – that someone who’s falsely accused of sexual abuse will be put through a process that is completely unfair.”

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      • Corky

         /  3rd November 2020

        Facts and mindset…two different things. The last thing police need during this important time is a lame duck liberal police minister.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  3rd November 2020

        It’s basically a thought crime in which usually neither physical nor witness evidence is available or relevant.

        How on earth can a justice system deal with that?

        I’m comfortable that there is a way that we can work our way through this.
        Fatuous.

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        • It’s a worry that the Police Minister has little knowledge of the law. My impression is that in these cases guilt is taken for granted, anyway.

          No one would think that the victim of a rapist who broke in and raped her was a willing partner, and rightly so.

          But in cases like one that’s in court at the moment, it’s anyone’s guess who’s telling the truth. I am inclined to think it’s the man in this case, given that the woman could have left at any moment and her story doesn’t ring true.

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    • David Seymour is not called Dave; it’s very discourteous to give someone a name that they don’t use themselves. Please do him the courtesy of using his correct name.

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  32. Corky

     /  2nd November 2020

    Ngai Tahu is taking the government to court over fresh water rights. What a mess. The government hasn’t been sworn in yet. One news was beside themesleves over gays and Maori in Labours new cabinet. This is a great chance for National to say they operate on talent and skill (??), and not on your parents gentics…or an inidivuals sexual preferences.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/ngai-tahu-taking-government-court-over-freshwater-rights

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    • duperez

       /  3rd November 2020

      Paint a picture of talent and skill and have Michael Woodhouse and the two hapless Hamilton MPs in it? For two people who have their life histories to be so lacking in understanding and display the bemused befuddlement they’ve shown in the House?

      Hell, and that’s a fair part of their caucus without even
      getting onto their financial genius who is one of their leaders.

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      • Corky

         /  3rd November 2020

        Early days yet. National just need to pace themselves and chip away at Labour like Mikey did this morning with the PM. Of course the PM walked all over Mike with supreme confidence.
        However, that confidence will ebb as the political term advances. Then Mike will have free reign to deliver shot after shot to the hapless Labour Party machine as it crumbles.

        Talking of Mike…I see up and coming All Black Hoskings Sotutu was named after him.

        But of course, like the All Blacks, the RIGHT side of politics is grounded in reality.

        Could you imagine this poor kid being named Gower Sotutu. Of course not. It’s just not RIGHT.

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      • Corky

         /  3rd November 2020

        Hey, Duperez.. Chris Trotter ain’t happy. Does that make him racist?

        https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2020/11/03/a-curates-egg-cabinet-much-of-it-is-bad-parts-of-it-are-excellent/

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        • duperez

           /  4th November 2020

          Trotter can be as unhappy as he likes as often as he likes. If by your perception he occasionally bows at some altar of racism or is in some permanent genuflection there as others are, so be it.

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      • I bet that you don’t know the origin of the expression ‘curate’s egg.’

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  33. Corky

     /  3rd November 2020

    This chap will probably be President soon. President Trumpy’s past political term will then come into sharp focus.

    China, Russia and Islam must be pissing themselves with the prospect of Joe at the helm.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8905253/Election-2020-Joe-Biden-suffers-senior-moments-Michigan-rally.html

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  34. Corky

     /  3rd November 2020

    Western Infidels killed in Western country.

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  35. Corky

     /  3rd November 2020

    Helen Clark and some Maori upset by overseas media description of Nanaia Mahuta.

    What were they expecting? In my opinion Mahuta doesn’t present well. The world doesn’t go gaga over Maori like we do.

    https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/heather-du-plessis-allan-drive/audio/matthew-tukaki-backlash-after-overseas-media-highlights-nanaia-mahutas-moko-kauae/

    The blogger mentioned in this interview.

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  36. Daniel Jochems

     /  4th November 2020

    Kia Ora Everyone!
    Attached below is a link to a survey I have made that explores the potential psychological mechanisms responsible for the persisting wealth inequality in New Zealand.
    Any participation would be much appreciated.
    Thanks!
    https://aut.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5oG5h8dgxgWbQmV

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    • Corky

       /  4th November 2020

      A nasty group of people who can never be trusted. Feral with little gratitude. We had a similar case. Some bespectacled liberal do-gooder ( Shooden?) . People put their lives on the line to rescue that prick. And he only showed false gratitude when the media had him on about it.

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  37. Corky

     /  4th November 2020

    Talking of nasty people… Maori are at it again.

    Nanaia Mahuta is playing a sensible game by not commenting. If she commented she would be dragged into the issue. Instead she is leaving it to other Maori and white wokies to deliver utu and fear.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/author-children-receive-violence-death-threats-over-nanaia-mahutas-moko-kauae/EI6ELNK2IJMXWR7GD5YBCJFYPI/

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  38. Corky

     /  9th November 2020

    Let’s see:

    1- The PM must think we are idiots. She said most people wanting to come back for Xmas will be able to do so before Xmas…it’s just they won’t be having Xmas with their families.
    I can tell the PM, Maori will take that situation very seriously. I’m sure it’s a vote loser.

    2- Some hospital workers on strike.

    3- Social activist groups demanding benefits rise again.

    4- Crops rotting in the ground.

    5- Food prices set to skyrocket.

    6- Education sector talking about strikes.

    Happy Xmas Prime Minister. The new year will be a boomer.

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  39. Corky

     /  12th November 2020

    One thing I believe we will continue to experience under this Labour government is continued erosion of property rights. Landlords have been dealt to…and you can bet the supposed RMA reforms will have a sting in the tail for property rights somewhere along the track.

    Property rights make our western civilization superior. It’s ( or should be) the mainspring of our existence. Property rights acknowledge us as individuals, and not just as another member of some group who at best can aspire to use communal land, but never to own or have outright influence over the use of that land.

    In this clip (0.16), you are given examples of what happens when you don’t have property rights.

    As a Libertarian I live in trepidation of what this government may force upon us. If the way landlords have been treated is anything to go by, we have much to fear.

    That of course presupposes the average Kiwi understands the importance of property rights. I have my doubts.

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  40. Corky

     /  12th November 2020

    Bernie lets rip!

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  41. Corky

     /  30th November 2020

    I must thank Pete for bringing this blog to a virtual close. I had become so tied up with blogging and engaging inane trolls, that I lost track of what’s real.

    I have lost 5kgs.Work that previously took me a week to finish is now done in two days. More time for interpersonal relationships. So all in all things are better.

    Re the Royal Commission into the March 15 terror attack. I see I have been vindicated for putting morality aside and concentrating on the terror attack planning and execution.

    Tarrant apparently told investigators how he could have done a better job. All of that commentary has been suppressed for thirty plus years. I don’t know why?

    From my take on things, the major mistake Tarrant made was trying to doing a three man job by himself. That probably meant he had little support…but may have used contacts in the police and government given to him by others.

    Had three men done this job, they could all have been home having a beer before anyone knew what was going on. The Muslim community, and the community at large, can be thankful that wasn’t the case.

    Another strange thing happening at this moment is Muslim women taking the lead regarding public PR. This isn’t normal, especially given all Muslim women’s organizations come under the auspices of the main Islamic Federation in New Zealand. That means these women have been given permission from the men to front this issue in the media.

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  42. Corky

     /  18th December 2020

    This Mallard situation is a gift from heaven for the hapless Tories. Either way National can’t lose. If Jacinda continues to back Mallard next year, she will lose massive political credibility.
    If she asks him to resign, National gain the biggest scalp available apart from Jacinda’s. All for no effort on the Tories part. Surely the Tories can’t stuff things up….can they???

    Regarding Ihumatao: The PM isn’t taking questions on the settlement. How could she, she was having a ball as a guest of a music station.

    Meanwhile, as I predicted, private property rights are galloping south, while every deadbeat with a land claim will be dusting off their pup tents.

    Aotearoa – just the the way you like it.

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  43. Corky

     /  7th January 2021

    Be strong in defeat, President Trumpy. Give Sleepy Joe two years to fugg things up then make a come back. Come back time will be judged by lots of yawning from the press gallery. during Joe’s presidential addresses.

    Russia, China and North Korea will be thanking American smucks for voting Joe in. Now would be an excellent time for China to make its move on Taiwan. Russia likewise with more land grabs, and if North Korea wants to chance their arm, attacking South Korea…maybe with Chinese help. Covid has remodeled the world completely… and unfortunately the West is in no condition to act militarily outside the immediate defence of their motherlands.

    Some say Biden will be no soft touch when it comes to international relations. I hope so. Our safety is reliant on American might.

    The unfortunate thing is Covid will be Joe’s best friend when things go wrong. Everything can always be blamed on Covid. Look what it did for Jacinda! She became a superstar on the back of that and a massacre.

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  8th January 2021

      I assume you posted this prior to events on Capitol Hill yesterday, in which case events have overtaken your post. If you posted it after the events your post speaks for itself.

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      • Corky

         /  8th January 2021

        Events have overtaken my post. However, my prediction about America’s adversaries may come to fruition. Time will tell. It would seem America’s adversaries are thicker than I first thought, given they are powder kegs in their countries waiting to be ignited.

        https://www.timesofisrael.com/fragile-vulnerable-iran-china-russia-mock-us-democracy-after-capitol-chaos/

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        • `*there.

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        • Corky

           /  20th September 2021

          The powder keg may have exploded??!! A rule of thumb is never get between a Chinese person and their money.

          https://qz.com/2058684/chinese-property-giant-evergrandes-share-price-is-plunging/

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          • Gezza

             /  20th September 2021

            “Overall, the company faces more than $300 billion in liabilities, which is roughly the equivalent of the overall public debt of Portugal. This has not only made the firm the world’s most heavily indebted developers, but also a swelling corporate headache for the Chinese Communist Party.

            If the company, whose business also involves a soccer team, a bottled water firm, and an electric vehicle unit, fails to complete projects or repay investors, there could be growing social unrest and serious financial risk to the Chinese economy.”

            Noticeable in the video that one young, presumably CC Party Member, tries to wave away the person filming the protest, & that the Police soon arrive in large numbers to seal the area off & shut down the demonstration. Wonder if any got arrested?

            Also smiled a bit at “Your conscience has been eaten by the dog”, said by one young female investor who’s obviously seriously out of pocket.

            What have you made of developments with the new AUKUS Pact, Corks?

            And with the PRC now applying (via NZ) to join the CPTPP?

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            • Corky

               /  24th September 2021

              ”What have you made of developments with the new AUKUS Pact, Corks?”
              Frances behaviour seems a little bizarre. Like a jilted lover. Scomo has been trying to offer the French an olive branch, but the French are snubbing him. Whether France has a right to feel aggrieved, I’m not to sure.

              New Zealand not being in the AUKUS Pact, was to be expected, given nuclear power is involved. But I worry we are becoming more remote from our traditional allies. I also worry successive governments may have erroneously believed if NZ was attacked our allies would come to the recuse given we border the Pacific hot spot. In a rapidly changing world, that may not be the case.

              The main thing for me is this pact is a warning to China that some Western nations will not take Chinese shit lying down. This is our neck of the woods and many of us despise what the Chinese government is, and how it operates. They don’t belong here. Sadly for us, they are here in an economic sense that may ultimately be more powerful than a military presence.

              ”And with the PRC now applying (via NZ) to join the CPTPP?”

              I don’t know. Would China joining give them even more economic power? Would it open up China to more of the worlds trade? I’m sure it would benefit all. But for how long?

            • Gezza

               /  25th September 2021

              The deal the Ozzers had to buy non-nuclear subs from France has gone out the window. That was worth many mils of francs/euros. That’s why Macron is doing his nut & reacting like a jilted lover. He’s also incensed that he’d had recent phone conversations with Scomo & he didn’t mention anything about this. It’s clear officials in the UK & US have been talking behind the scenes for some time.

              So he’s extra pissed off that his “allies” have done the dirty on him & not given France a chance to maybe sweeten their original deal (eg to maybe incluse a nuclear powered option).

              Re China joing the CPTPP, it sounds like there are quite a few countries involved who are unhappy with the way China is treating their claims to areas of the South China Sea. And there are requirements I think about unions & labour conditions – and no state subsidies for companies etc they may not meet.

              Be interesting to see if Biden now wants to join up?

            • Corky

               /  26th September 2021

              Ah, I seemed to have missed that part. Why couldn’t Aussies and the French come to a deal to build the nuclear subs? The French already have them. The Ockers will have to start from scratch.

              Google:

              ”Does Australia build submarines?

              The Australian government has ambitiously committed itself to acquiring ‘at least’ eight nuclear-powered attack submarines and to building them in South Australia. … A nuclear-powered submarine task force will be established within the defence department to lead the project.”

              Talking of subs. I went on a tour of the HMS Ovens ( Australian) when it toured NZ, just a few years before it was decommissioned. First time in my life I got claustrophobia. That was horrible. To make it worse, to my left on the wall was a pistol in a glass cabinet. I was worried if I lost it I would be tapped. I assume that’s what the pistol was for. I concentrated on talking to the First Officer who told me the Ovens was capable of diving to 700 feet.

              The new Aussie sub will need to dive to 1500 feet at least and be capable of 2x plus the speed of the Ovens.

              Subs are incredible machines. Mans ingenuity at its best.

            • Gezza

               /  27th September 2021

              Gonna reply to this properly right at bottom of page, e hoa.
              Gives us more space to discuss.

  44. So, it looks like our PM is feeling the heat – she won’t be doing interviews with Mikey again. That follows Grant Robertson refusing to appear on Peter William’s show because Peter asked him a question about the ‘ Great Reset.’ What Peter quoted to Grant was factually correct. Obviously, Robertson, like the PM and other Labour lackies, isn’t too comfortable off the reservation with someone not asking patsy questions like so many media muppets do.

    Is the worm turning? Not quite yet. If a political poll was taken RIGHT now I would be surprised if the numbers have moved that much… but another lockdown will definitely push the destruct button.

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  45. Corky

     /  5th June 2021

    Dear Diary

    My, how things are moving along in Aotearoa. I remember being taken task for my supposed anti-Maori views and dystopian predictions for our countries future. I bet few are laughing now. From pidgin speaking middle class wokeisters, to lush funding for a variety of Maori endevours, things couldn’t be better for our brown bros.

    Hell, Maori are a constitutional whisker away from having control over certain aspects of our life.

    But should I be complaining?!! I mean, I have been invited to get the Covid jab at a special center for Maori. They get to queue jump and have all the whanau vaccinated regardless of age should they wish. Plus a free emergency Covid kit in case of a new outbreak ( thanks Iwi Authority)

    Of course, I won’t be getting the jab for a few more years, yet. But other whanau members have fallen for Ardern and Bloomfield’s bs. They should listen to talk-back and hear about the adverse reactions not being reported.

    Anyway, diary- enough smug musings.

    Your friend in exile.

    Corky
    .

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  46. Corky

     /  20th June 2021

    Dear Diary,

    Crikey, I saw National Socialist Television interviewing Auckland Tornado survivors last night. Hardly a white face amongst them. I don’t know if that’s because our immigration policy is lax… or because the gummint has mandated all in-the -field reporting must have a 90/ 10 % split against stale whites clogging up our tv screens, and by association, our viewing pleasure? Time will tell.

    Of more interest to me was one,Winston Peters, who’s back playing his political games. Why do I get that funny feeling he’s not a spent political force? We know the government need do nothing more to reinforce their incompetence and stupidity record. I mean,what type of moron pisses teachers and farmers off?

    So, basically,we are waiting on voters to wake up from Jacinda’s bewitching. Once that happens, which may be soon as the middle class and poor are taxed because they can’t afford EVs, National will be ready to resume the treasury benches. But, even with a new leader and those pseudo Libertarians, ACT, in support, it may not be enough for National to form a coalition gummint. Enter Winston who promises he’ll just do one more term to right the wrongs Labour’s merry socialists have foisted on our country. He promises he will hold the hapless Tories to account, and demand they roll back repressive socialist legislation, before he rides back into the sunset with a bottle of whisky…this time for good.

    Yep, Winston may be back.

    Yours in hope.

    Corky

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  47. Corky

     /  6th August 2021

    Just watched National open their Conference. Turned off 30 seconds later and thought… this must be worth many thousands of votes for Dave Seymour. If your are a National Party supporter you should be very ashamed of your worthless, spineless and plain dumb party.

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    • Blazer

       /  11th August 2021

      I just saw their next caucus on T.V=Give us a Clue….Paula Benefit lead …Kerre Woodham and various dredged up dinsours.
      Frank Bunce must be desperate.

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      • Corky

         /  13th August 2021

        National, as decrepit as they are, should be the last of your worries.

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  48. Corky

     /  17th August 2021

    Yep, as I predicted; around the 2 year mark, Biden’s presidency would start falling apart. What’s delicious is he’s being attacked by his own over the situation in Afghanistan while they concurrently agree with American troop withdrawal. It’s just the the speed of Taliban insurgency that has taken Uncle Sam and the rest of the world by surprise.

    I don’t know why. Did the world think the Taliban would play Tiddlywinks as the filthy infidels withdrew? While the Taliban have made noises about treating everyone well,the provinces tell a different story: two women police officers killed. Efforts being made to track down people who cooperated with the occupying forces. These poor folk face being beheaded in public.

    As usual, world leaders are calling on the Taliban to show constraint. Our PM is one example. To be fair, what else can they say? But again, both world leaders and the press, are reading Islam wrong- they call the Taliban the fundamentalist terrorists of the Muslim world. While that is true,the point they miss is what the Taliban practice and believe is to one degree or another, wide spread across the Islamic world,including Western nations. In fact a solid percentage of Muslims in the West would welcome Taliban rule ( provided they treated them well, as opposed to infidels).

    My solution for Afghanistan? Well, Western nations spend billions on military exercises. Given China and other nations are also concerned about the situation in Afghanistan, why don’t we have a global army cull fest on a regular basis? We drop troops around the whole country and cull the Taliban. The Taliban will die to the last man. They will provide a great workout for our troops. Deployments don’t have to be long… one month, then troops are rotated. That way the Taliban never have a chance settle. Should a warlord try to take advantage of a power vacuum, they to will be warned and culled if necessary. Basically I’m talking about overkill. We just overide any opposition.

    Of course such common sense will never prevail. We’ll soon have stories about girls locked in school buildings and burnt to death. Our PM will jump up and down and use words like deplorable. The UN will beg for woman’s rights and the liberal press will write this isn’t the true face of Islam. That’s true…it’s just the face that isn’t hidden.

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  49. Corky

     /  19th August 2021

    The PM promised Mikey she would conduct an interview with him should a major situation develop. Well, I think a level 4 lockdown because of the probable Covid Delta strain would be considered a major event. Mikey opined on this during his morning show. As Hosking said, he’s the biggest radio kahuna in the radio breakfast slot, and the PM is giving all those listeners the finger. She believes – and maybe rightly -that the talisman of Covid bestows on her a free pass from accountability and scrutiny.

    Some folk believe the PM refuses to engage with Mikey because he’s a biased rightwing radio hack. Unfortunately for them, Barry Soper has proven these people wrong.

    HDA, during her daily interview with Soper, said she had received livid messages from business owners regarding the patsy questions the press gallery was asking our PM regarding the latest lock down. Soper, said he had been consigned to the sidelines because he asked awkward questions. The PM punishes those journalists who don’t play the game.
    Soper said when she does pick him to ask a question, she will answer and not give him a chance for a followup question. She then walks out of the press gallery interview.

    Yep, that’s socialism 101. I have said previously, when National next take office, it will be a 20 year Tory Reich. The sheeple are awaking, albeit too slowly.

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  50. Corky

     /  4th September 2021

    Well, here we are folks( an Islamic terrorist attack)? More will follow, depending on when the next white supremacist attack happens. It’s a pity New Zealand is so naive.

    I must thank the male journalist who at yesterdays press conference managed to ask a pertinent question amongst all the fuggwit journalists whining on about ‘how could this happen if he [ terrorist] was under surveillance?’ That’s how hopeless these journalists are.

    The pertinent question asked ( paraphrased): ” Was this man a Sri Lankin national or a New Zealand citizen.”

    That question to me is very important because apparently this waste of space had been in prison. If he’s not a NZ citizen, why wasn’t he deported?

    I notice the PM straight away cleaved the attacker away from Islam the religion. She said he acted alone( that cannot be proven, although probable), and that this act is on him.

    Well, when Tarrant committed his atrocity, his act was passed onto gun owners who lost their right to own semi automatic rifles.

    It matters not whether this latest nutter is insane, sane or something else, the fact is he got his inspiration for hard-line Islamic operators.

    Another grey area of this latest crime… it’s stated a knife was obtained inside the supermarket to carry out the attack? Does that supermarket stock knives? If so, does CV footage show the offender obtaining his knife from a display? If not,that poses many other questions.

    And, yes, it does matter how that knife was obtained.

    The bottom line is once again carnage and deaths were limited by the dumb way both Tarrant and this offender committed their crimes. For that we can be grateful. We could have been looking at 8 people dead and 20 injured during this latest attack.

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    • Gezza

       /  5th September 2021

      Weird how many new questions arise the more Ardern has to say.

      Why on earth would you expect another fanatical Islamic terrorist attacker to wait for the next white supremacist attack?

      According to one eyewitness on tv3 last night, he saw her, but he wasn’t interested in attacking her (she looked to be of Indian subcontinent heritage ) – he was specifically targeting & stabbing only white people.

      How come Samsudeen was supposed to be psychologically assessed after his judge-ordered release this July, but Ardern’s excuse is that he refused a psych assessment? Why wasn’t he compulsorily assessed before sentencing, & locked up under the mental health act? Paul Buchanan says (on RNZ website) this doesn’t seem to have even been tried. Alexander Gillespie of Massey says the same.

      If Samsudeen was granted refugee status on the basis that he had physical scars & psychological issues that supported his claim he was subjected to kidnapping, torture & persection for his political views in Sri Lanka – why did NZ Immigration waste time attempting to get his refugee status cancelled after receiving (unexplained) information that it was fraudulently obtained – when it’s also reported by the Herald that Crown Law’s advice to INZ was that the Immigration Protection Tribunal would be unlikely to do this?

      And … Sorry. Unfortunately, it IS to do with his religion – there’s no shortage of evidence of large numbers of extremist fundamentalist Islamists – all over the world – Middle East, North Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Chechnya, Eurasia, Russia, SE Asia etc…9/11, Paris, London, Brussels, Madrid, Bali, New Delhi, Sydney, now Auckland …..

      One hopes that IS jihadi bride widow Subraya Aden woman & her kids are being monitored very closely.

      This is not to say that all Muslims are fanatical fundamentalist Jihadis. They’re clearly not. But some are. And saying “this is not Islam” doesn’t negate that, for some, it IS Islam. It’s not hard for scholars to find relevant Hadiths & Quranic verses & Imams to interpret them to justify killing kafirs, innocents & apostates. One Taliban leader once explained that innocent Muslim children murdered in bombings were getting to paradise early so it didn’t bother him.

      Even Jack Tame had an NZ Imam on Q+A this morning who said these people get Islam wrong, but also said that he supported mosques & Imams in NZ being monitored for extremist preaching – including his own sermons.

      I also hold responsible for these 7 casualties those two judges who released him into the community when there was clear evidence that he was high risk. They didn’t have to. They have discretion. Fitzgerald J, who released him to the mosque, & Wylie J who granted him bail on the attacking a corrections officer charge.

      I saw it reported in a headline somewhere earlier today, maybe the Herald, that there are 40 people on the current police/security service watchlist. Would love to see a breakdown of the ideologies or specific threat types.

      No doubt there’ll be tons more guff, spin, excuses & muddle ups & navel gazing to come. Trying to bury the dangerous incompetence across NZ’s political, Justice, immigration & security arenas, hidden underneath the endless torrent of anti-pakeha, anti-free speech cultural, political, religious, & msm rhetoric that we’ve been subjected to ever since the mosque shootings.

      And then a rush job on knee-jerk legislative amendments that possibly will just cause future unforeseen problems. Whatever they put thru in a hurry probably needs to be followed asap by a complete rethink & rewrite of NZ’s anti-terror legislation.

      Golriz Gharaman was just on RNZ blaming the justice system for not rehabilitating him!

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      • Gezza

         /  5th September 2021

        Correction: INZ actually cancelled his refugee status. He appealed against deportation to the IPT. Crown Law advice was that as a probable “protected person” he most likely couldn’t be deported.

        “Ardern said agencies also became concerned about “the risk this individual posed to the community. They also knew he may be released from prison, and that his appeal through the Tribunal, which was stopping his deportation, may take some time.”

        Immigration New Zealand explored whether the Immigration Act might allow them to detain the individual while his deportation appeal was heard, Ardern said. “It was incredibly disappointing and frustrating when legal advice came back to say this wasn’t an option,” she said.

        “A person can only be detained under the Immigration Act for the purpose of deportation. Immigration New Zealand was required to consider whether deportation was likely to proceed. That meant making an assessment of what the tribunal would likely find.”

        Ardern said Crown Law’s advice to Immigration New Zealand was Samsudeen was likely to be considered a “protected person” because of the status of the country from which he had travelled, and likely treatment on return.

        “Protected people cannot be deported from New Zealand. After receiving this advice Immigration New Zealand determined they could not detain the individual while he waited for his appeal,” Ardern said.

        Soon after he was released from prison, the police monitoring and surveillance of Samsudeen began.” – Today’s Herald.

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        • Gezza

           /  5th September 2021

          PS: And thanks to the security agency & police STG officers who DID monitor this dangerous fanatic and have now de-radicalised him permanently. At least society is now protected from him, if not others.

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      • Gezza

         /  5th September 2021

        Another correction: Judge Winter of the District Court granted him bail on the assault on corrections officer charges.

        The High Court has today published online a summary of all his Court history in NZ with links to relevant decisions.

        Click to access R-v-S-summary.pdf

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      • Corky

         /  5th September 2021

        Welcome back, for your short sojourn.

        ”Weird how many new questions arise the more Ardern has to say.”

        Yes, in fact I’m confused as to the legal stuff surrounding this offender. It would seems we have hamstrung ourselves with legislation or lack thereof, and the interpretation of such legislation. Now, as you say, there will be knee-jerk legislative amendments that may cause
        problems down the line.

        ”Why on earth would you expect another fanatical Islamic terrorist attacker to wait for the next white supremacist attack?”

        Just a hunch. This attack will be a green light for any white supremist sitting on the fence who now decides spouting rhetoric from the sideline is not enough – it’s time to take action. I don’t know what form of retribution will take place, but it’s not going to be pretty. And once again, the innocent will be victims. To make matters worse, it would seem we don’t have the manpower or intelligence capacity to handle further terrorism on a wider front, especially given WS will now be receiving advice and help from their brothers around the world.

        ”This is not to say that all Muslims are fanatical fundamentalist Jihadis. They’re clearly not. But some are. And saying “this is not Islam” doesn’t negate that, for some, it IS Islam. It’s not hard for scholars to find relevant Hadiths & Quranic verses & Imams to interpret them to justify killing kafirs, innocents & apostates. One Taliban leader once explained that innocent Muslim children murdered in bombings were getting to paradise early so it didn’t bother him.”

        Can’t add to that. Except to say far too many New Zealanders don’t have this balanced view.
        They seem to fall into two camps : They either believe Muslims are an oppressed people, both historically and in the present, therefore if you critique them you are a hater. The other camp, whom I find the worst simply believe all Muslims are terrorists. These ignoramuses
        also can’t differentiate between a Muslim and a Sikh.

        ”Golriz Gharaman was just on RNZ blaming the justice system for not rehabilitating him!”

        Well, this from Stuff:

        A “culturally appropriate” probation officer was assigned to Samsudeen to try to ensure he was not aggravated by official intervention, “… with a view to giving the remaining aspects of his sentence of supervision an opportunity to succeed, and therefore to rehabilitate the defendant”.

        Yes, the officers who shot this chap did a good job. When I heard those Glocks (?) barking, I knew one less piece of evil had left this world.

        And don’t forget the Maori sheila who gave us a good Aotearoan commentary as events unfolded. We are all whanau.

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        • Gezza

           /  5th September 2021

          Plenty of interesting reading in that High Court summary I posted above.

          I personally don’t think white supremacists are the highest risk. I think the anti-refugee / anti-Muslim reaction already reported to be happening online is possibly raising the risk of another outraged radical Muslim attack though. That worries me more.

          We don’t have any idea how many serious IS-type security (or white supremacist) threats there actually are. All we’ve been hearing for the last couple of years is that the Muslim extremist threat isn’t actually there & that official security agency concerns about it is them being racist. I don’t believe the glib assurances from the PM or Coster that this guy is a one off & that we have nothing to worry about.

          Everybody needs to pull back from outrage & accusations & accept Islamic terrorist attack threats here are real & that there are holes in our immigration/refugee, security, mental health & justice systems, to prevent fanatical extremists from getting in or getting radicalised here & carrying out attacks – just as there were for that prick Tarrant. And that we need to try to fix these holes.

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        • Gezza

           /  5th September 2021

          Gutsy hero bystanders got involved before the police got there:

          “There was a lady laid on the ground with a severe stomach wound and shoulder laceration. Next to her was an elderly lady, cowering behind a shopping trolley and others running for the exit. The man with a knife was pacing around the area, in and out of the aisles at the rear of the store.”

          “I passed the victim laying on the floor and [the] terrorist. I was yelling at him to drop the knife, he paid no attention other than to pace towards me, then pace back in the opposite direction. He seemed manic, slashing at the air and fast pacing towards anyone close.”

          “I ran to the bottom of the store and grabbed a metal bollard to use against him. He was yelling ‘Allah akbar’. I move towards him shouting to drop the knife, he ignored this. Another man tried to tackle him but was thrown to the ground and narrowly missed being stabbed, he (the terrorist) was slashing at the air and loudly saying ‘Allah Akbar’.”

          “To get his attention, I said ‘**** your God’. This got his attention and he started moving toward me. I’m not proud of that statement and is not something I believe, but knew it would anger him and draw his attention towards me.

          “At this point another chap came up behind me also yelling to drop the ‘******* knife’ and told me to hit him with the metal pole, I couldn’t safely get close enough, he was slashing at the air, the guy took the pole and moved to the back of the store.

          “The terrorist was moving towards me. I kept yelling to drop the knife. As he was moving towards me, plain clothed armed police entered from behind me. As they passed me and stood in front of me, they stated ‘armed police’, yelled at the chap with the pole to move from the line of fire, yelling ‘move back – armed police’ and told him [the terrorist] to drop the knife.

          “He ran at them with the knife raised. He was going to kill them. They shot around nine to 12 shots. He was 2-feet away from the police when they fired and around six to 10 feet away from me just before they entered the scene. He would have stabbed me or killed me, if the police arrived any later. The police saved me from serious injury or being killed.”

          https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/auckland-mall-terrorist-attack-ex-paramedic-distracted-terrorist-with-metal-bollard-so-shoppers-could-flee/UJKI6IYGIKJFAS25MCVJVWADSQ/

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          • Corky

             /  6th September 2021

            The High Court summary answers my previous suspicions about the offenders knife history, and offers a good time line…if it can be called that.

            So basically if I lay out on this blog what I would have done as a terrorist wanting to kill people in a supermarket, under new proposed legislation I could be charged with planning a terrorist act even though all evidence points to me just providing a narrative explaining there could have been many more victims if the offender had put more thought into his actions???!!.

            Given police, politicians and the public will be hyper vigilant after this attack, I hope common sense would prevail. I don’t fancy being taken out while riding my mountain bike because police believe it’s better to be safe than sorry.

            The mother of the offender believes her son was radicalised by his neighbours.
            I thought she meant neigbours in Sri Lanka. But, no, apparently in NZ.
            Should this be true, and not a mother trying to find any vain excuse for her son, than we may have a bigger problem in NZ than I previously thought.

            https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/auckland-terrorists-mother-believes-he-radicalised-neighbours

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            • Gezza

               /  6th September 2021

              So basically if I lay out on this blog what I would have done as a terrorist wanting to kill people in a supermarket, under new proposed legislation I could be charged with planning a terrorist act even though all evidence points to me just providing a narrative explaining there could have been many more victims if the offender had put more thought into his actions???!!.

              I doubt it. You’d certainly be up for watching, & possibly a police warning for being so stupid as to boast you could have done it better, or so possibly demented that you’d posted something that a future potential attacker google searching might come across with your “tips” for causing even more carnage.

              There are a few suggestions I could make too, but I wouldn’t be that daft, Corks. Why on earth would anyone want to?

            • Gezza

               /  6th September 2021

              Should this be true, and not a mother trying to find any vain excuse for her son, than we may have a bigger problem in NZ than I previously thought.

              Yes, I saw the Herald’s early & later corrected report that his mum said he’d been radicalised by Syrian & Iraqi neighbours in NZ. (Their 1st effort was confused & said he’d been radicalised in 2016 after falling & injuring himself in Sri Lanka – not here in NZ.)

              Dunno if it’s true or not. She may just be protecting his or her reputation locally. Last thing she’d probably want is Sri Lankan authorities & local neighbours thinking she or others in the family were possibly radical fundamentalists too.

              Certainly possible tho, I guess. Ever since our military got involved in Afghanistan & Iraq I’ve considered us a likely target for an Islamic extremist attack. Either imported or home-grown. This is both a religion & an ideology which is prone to produce them from alienated or particularly devout intolerant individuals who can’t accept criticism of their religion or prophet.

              Anyway, enuf from me on this. I actually expected an attack like this after Tarrant’s rampage. And it was pretty obvious the police were worried about that too. That’s why they were armed at services on that Anzac Day. And patrolling schools.

              It’s not only now finally happened, but this guy has apparently had doing this on his mind since BEFORE Tarrant’s attacks. Until now he’s been locked up on remand. The Greens & msm narrative that colonialist white supremacists are the real problem, not Islamic terrorists, is now dead. Luckily, so far, his victims have survived.

              Let’s hope there are no more attacks – by either WS’s or IS’s, but we’re always going to have some risk, imo. It needs to be watched for and managed.

            • Corky

               /  6th September 2021

              ”There are a few suggestions I could make too, but I wouldn’t be that daft, Corks. Why on earth would anyone want to?”

              Yes, that’s true. And, yes, a police warning and maybe being watched would be the probable outcome.

              However, I go back to what you said previously:

              ”And then a rush job on knee-jerk legislative amendments that possibly will just cause future unforeseen problems. Whatever they put thru in a hurry probably needs to be followed asap by a complete rethink & rewrite of NZ’s anti-terror legislation.”

              And there’s the problem- we can’t take anything for granted when our government, police and bureaucracy are involved. I have no confidence in these people. They have been proven time and again to be incompetent… and worst of all: not forward thinkers.

            • Griff.

               /  8th September 2021

              Gezza
              Good to see you are still around.
              Had not seen you comentent much well before Pete stopped posting

              Meh we are part of the world .
              We can not protect NZ against every single nut bar among our 5,000,000 the the myriad opportunities available to do ham if you really want to .
              Tarrant on the far right nutbar and Samsudeen the muslim extremist found chinks in our systems .
              One just hopes that every successful attack results in it far less likely that we see a repeat.
              Tarrent resulted in a reevaluation of our gun laws.
              I hope that Samsudeen”s attack means it becomes easier to remove citizenship from those who are actively planning to act against our community’s interests.

              You should not remove citizen ship to any one who is born here.
              Someone who has chosen to come here as an adult holding the citizenship of another country is a guest not a New Zealander of right .

            • Gezza

               /  9th September 2021

              @ Griff

              My days are numbered, unfortunately.

              Meh we are part of the world .
              We can not protect NZ against every single nut bar among our 5,000,000 the the myriad opportunities available to do ham if you really want to .

              While that’s correct, you possibly wouldn’t be as emotionally affected as the average citizen were you to be a victim or close relative or partner of one. Not meant negatively.

              But I agree with your comment. Except that removing citizenship of itself won’t do anything to remove the threat, & we need to ensure that if they aren’t really in danger where they came from, we can send them back.

            • Gezza

               /  9th September 2021

              Good, clear article by Andrew Geddis that explains it all:
              https://www.pundit.co.nz/content/why-not-just-send-the-auckland-terrorist-back

  51. Gezza

     /  27th September 2021

    Corky / 26th September 2021
    “Ah, I seemed to have missed that part. Why couldn’t Aussies and the French come to a deal to build the nuclear subs? The French already have them. The Ockers will have to start from scratch.”

    A. They were well behind schedule I gather, plus cost overruns I imagine. The frogs would possibly have to import nuclear technical expertise anyway. I get the impression (but I haven’t searched it all out properly) the US wants to get a sub base in Oz & the easiest thing to do would be to up the capability of the Ozzer fleet by making thrm nuclear powered (much longer underwater cruising times) & the Yanks already speak Ozzer & vice versa.

    Google:

    ”Does Australia build submarines?

    The Australian government has ambitiously committed itself to acquiring ‘at least’ eight nuclear-powered attack submarines and to building them in South Australia. … A nuclear-powered submarine task force will be established within the defence department to lead the project.”

    “Talking of subs. I went on a tour of the HMS Ovens ( Australian) when it toured NZ, just a few years before it was decommissioned. First time in my life I got claustrophobia. That was horrible. To make it worse, to my left on the wall was a pistol in a glass cabinet. I was worried if I lost it I would be tapped. I assume that’s what the pistol was for. I concentrated on talking to the First Officer who told me the Ovens was capable of diving to 700 feet.

    The new Aussie sub will need to dive to 1500 feet at least and be capable of 2x plus the speed of the Ovens.”

    A. Yes I know what you mean Corks. As a 13 year old or so my dad took me to Port Taranaki & we went on board a British submarine. Qute a small one. Very cramped. You’re very much aware you’re wandering around well below the surface of the water. I’d hate to be in a tin can like that 50 m down & having depth charges dropped on you, or worse a homing torpedo fired at your sub.

    “Subs are incredible machines. Mans ingenuity at its best.”

    Sure are. But I’d always be bothered by the fact that you can’t see directly where you’re going. Too much like driving blind for me.

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    • Corky

       /  28th September 2021

      Good stuff. I hope the judiciary backs the police up with decent sentences. Listening to cops on talkback ( serving and retired), they seem none too happy with their hierarchy and the justice system.

      I found this part of the article amusing:

      ”The charges include driving while disqualified, driving while forbidden and sustained loss of traction.”

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  52. Corky

     /  28th September 2021

    The sooner we get this over with, the better. When China is ready for war they will start with Taiwan ( Taiwan will be annihilated). Xi Jinping has already told his people to prepare for war.

    Should the West win, Xi Jinping and his henchmen should be delivered to Tiananmen Square where the Chinese people will read a list of his crimes against them. Natural Chinese justice will follow.

    The big unknown in this situation is a problem Western tacticians must surely take into account – RUSSIA!

    Meanwhile, I would suggest to our Island cuzzies that they sharpen their spears. The first thing China will do is secure all their Pacific ports. If that means mowing down the native population, so be it.

    In fact, I believe a change in dynamics regarding Chinese assets in the Pacific will be the only warning we get. If Chen suddenly closes a successful business in Samoa, and Yao does the same in Tahiti, you can bet they are important assets who have been recalled to the motherland to avoid the chaos that will follow.

    Of course we must never discount the possibility of the Chinese people revolting against their leaders.

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    • Gezza

       /  29th September 2021

      @ Corky … my thoughts…

      “The sooner we get this over with, the better. When China is ready for war they will start with Taiwan ( Taiwan will be annihilated). Xi Jinping has already told his people to prepare for war.”

      G: There is no need for China to annihilate Taiwan, nor any benefit to them doing so. Certainly they have a big & modern enuf military to rapidly overwhelm its defence forces & that would be the likely plan a conventional military attack was launched. However there might also just be a plan to talk tuff & belligerently, while working away quietly undermining Taiwan’s government, lowering civilian & military morale, & appealing to Chinese in Taiwan to want to “come home” to the motherland.

      Their cyber warfare capacity may now be sufficiently advanced that they can cripple Taiwan’s economy, & their opponents’ militaries, without really even having to fire a shot.

      “Should the West win, Xi Jinping and his henchmen should be delivered to Tiananmen Square where the Chinese people will read a list of his crimes against them. Natural Chinese justice will follow.”

      G: Xi may be disliked by those dissidents & protestors who have been locked up & mistreated, but the Chinese people are pretty used to be ruled by ruthless, strong leaders & very many
      Chinese are very thankful to Xi for pulling them into the 21st Century, giving them good, well-paying jobs, vacations in China & overseas (pre-pandemic), better housing, with all mod cons (more than some of us have), sparkling new cities, modern, fast transport systems & all the infrastructure they need to operate etc.

      G: Yes, the Chinese govt spies on everyone but, as some Chinese spokespeople have pointed the US does too, and private companies whose websites we visit & use constantly spy on us & trade our personal data amongst themselves.

      If Xi is deposed Chinese will very like swarm to the guerilla & insurgent defence of China & ultimately defeat the evil foreign devils” they have been taught about since school.

      “The big unknown in this situation is a problem Western tacticians must surely take into account – RUSSIA!”

      G: Russia has warmed up relations with China & they have recently just had a joint military exercise (forget where). But I doubt Putin will get actively invloved in any shooting war with the United States. The US has the capacity to single handedly destroy their aircraft, ships & tanks. If the Russians did decide to attack US forces with hypersonic missiles, the US would probably massively retaliate with its own array of similar or advanced secret weapons.

      Meanwhile, I would suggest to our Island cuzzies that they sharpen their spears. The first thing China will do is secure all their Pacific ports. If that means mowing down the native population, so be it.”

      G: I don’t think they would need to mow down the local population. China could secure Pasifika ports very quickly with hardly a shot fired. Using quite a small number of naval & air assets. It’s not at all clear that Australia or the UK or the US would go to war over a small Pacific Island state.

      “In fact, I believe a change in dynamics regarding Chinese assets in the Pacific will be the only warning we get. If Chen suddenly closes a successful business in Samoa, and Yao does the same in Tahiti, you can bet they are important assets who have been recalled to the motherland to avoid the chaos that will follow.”

      G: Yes.

      “Of course we must never discount the possibility of the Chinese people revolting against their leaders.”

      G: Seems unlikely to me.

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  53. Corky

     /  7th October 2021

    Yep, media commentators are patting the police on the back for not inciting Brian Tamaki’s mob during their weekend protest. To do so would have ended in violence and allowed Tamaki a platform to prove his point, they said. Instead police arrested him a few days later and that will allow him to prove his point in court. Hell, maybe even a violent protest outside the court may ensue?. Michael Laws said we are becoming dumber as a nation. I find it hard to disagree with him.

    This leads to my second point. HDA read out a list of important hard line left leaning government supporters who have lost confidence in the government regarding their Covid strategy. If the next political poll doesn’t show a marked downturn in support for this gummint, I don’t know what will? I’m now understanding the angst socialists felt when nothing moved John Key’s support during his rein.

    I have been playing a mind game recently. It’s called ”Who’s Vaxxed?” My guesses.

    1- Pete: double vaxxed
    2- Gezza: double vaxxed
    3- Alan: double vaxxed
    4- Parti: double vaxxed
    5-Pickled Possum: unvaxxed
    6- Duker: one jab
    7- Griff: triple vaxxed

    Wether you agree with vaccinations or not, one thing that can’t be agued in my opinion is the governments mind control propaganda to subtly and not so subtly side-line and alienate the unvaxxed. It’s been a masterpiece. And the government has been aided by fuckwits and the media. I’m still laughing at the bro interviewed during the weekend protest who went on about about Vitamin C. Pure gold for the gummint. I could have shown these idiots how they could have turned that protest into a mind control exercise of their own, and really hurt the government. But I doubt many of them know what they were protesting about.

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    • Corky

       /  7th October 2021

      Hmmm- apologies to Sir John Key for trying to rein him in. I was trying to be too clever with my arguments. Geez, I need to post more, and stop being out and about so often.

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    • Griff.

       /  8th October 2021

      One jab second tomorrow.
      The issue is the vax hesitant are going to endanger the rest of us in society.
      You should not be compelled to take the shot.
      If you have the right not to be vaccinated you also must accept that society has a right to exclude you .
      If you work in a public facing situation you may be told vax or job your choice .
      You may be told if you are not vaccinated you are not welcome at public events or businesses.

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      • Corky

         /  9th October 2021

        While I’m vaccine hesitant ( at least for another year until the first generation of babies to vaccinated mothers are at least two years old), I have no problem with society excluding the unvaccinated.

        Choices have consequences. I’m not sure many unvaccinated folk realise that at a deeper level. They may assume medical help will always be available should they become ill, or that they can get vaxxed at a later date should they have second thoughts. They obviously haven’t seen dying Covid patients in ICU begging doctors for the vaccine; telling doctors they thought Covid was just like a bad cold.

        I would go one step further and deny all medical help to unvaccinated people should Covid start ravaging our country. Our hospitals will probably be overun. Priority must go to those who have made the right decision.

        Now, for the other scenario no one is considering in its broader aspects. It’s two years down the road and people are presenting to doctors with unusual symptoms. Cancer rates are increasing and vague symptoms of ”unwellness” are spreading worldwide. Mental health is also an issue.

        Things become so bad, whole sectors of industry and government come to a halt because of an unwell workforce. Medical authorities have been told the probable cause is vaccine reaction. They panic and spin that news as a new Covid mutation that will need a new vaccine to counter it. There is no association with Covid vaccines they will contend.

        Unfortunately that won’t work. Whistle blowers, doctors at the frontline, and researchers will expose to the general population the truth.

        Society will breakdown. People will lose their minds. They trusted authorities and have been betrayed( in their eyes). Brian Tamaki will become God; doctors and government officials will
        become targets for violence and may even face death.

        In fact this scenario is so serious it doesn’t bear thinking about. Thankfully, I don’t believe it will happen. The vaccine is working in the short term. However, I think it would be remiss not to consider such an event. That few are, would make its impact all the more psychologically devastating. The reality of Covid sweeping the world is an example of how life as we know it can come to an end very fast in unimaginable ways.

        One perverse positive unvaccinated people could contribute to society- businesses in particular – would be using services catering for the unvaccinated. Provided the gummint doesn’t legislate against such things, we could have bakeries, nightclubs , you name it, looking after the unvaccinated.

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        • Gezza

           /  14th October 2021

          The unvaccinated are going to be such a minority, & spread around the country, Corks, that unless they are trading online there probably won’t be that much business/that many customers for them to profit from?

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          • Corky

             /  15th October 2021

            I must admit it’s looking that way. Booster shots will define the future in my opinion. While someone may be prepared to get double vaxxed, they my not be too happy about receiving continued booster shots on a regular bases. The more shots; the more chances of negative side effects; the more people will start double guessing things.

            I have been told by many the second shot is the one that causes problems.
            Not serious problems, but certainly not minor. For example, my doctor was telling me his armpit lymph nodes became swollen and very painful. My cousin, who has Small Cell Lung Cancer, became unconscious three days after vaccination. The doctors held him in overnight, ran all the tests, and told him his cancer was under control and his symptoms were a side effect of the vaccine. Ironically, I think that diagnosis was wrong.

            Of course booster shots will eventually become mandated – side effects or not. People who refuse boosters will quickly be labelled anti -vaxxers and thrown to the margins of society. That’s my guess.

            One thing I do know is the person Labour hired to fight anti-vaxxer misinformation is doing an excellent job. Not that he had much to do – just encourage the herd mentality and that innate human desire to belong.
            Talkback hosts have gone absolutely feral. That is unusual given talkback is considered fringe media. Maybe that’s why Peter Williams was told he was surplus to requirements. I think he was presenting a too balanced opinion on Covid?

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  19th October 2021

      Yep, double in July. Mrs has first.

      Reply
      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  19th October 2021

        Just add that infected survivors have better immunity than the vaccinated so should be counted accordingly.

        Soon their numbers will probably overtake the vaccination rate in Auckland. So why is this a problem we need to bankrupt the country for?

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        • Griff.

           /  20th October 2021

          Soon their numbers will probably overtake the vaccination rate in Auckland.

          Really Alan this is just dumb.
          Total covid cases in NZ 5,153,
          Number of vaccinated ist dose 3,582,822 2nd dose 2,805,048.
          Vaccinated per day about 70,000.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  21st October 2021

            The infections are just beginning and the vaccinations are reaching their endpoint.

            Reply
            • Conspiratoor

               /  28th October 2021

              Some random thoughts…

              When politics meets science it becomes political science

              Go hard and go early. NZ was the second slowest country (behind Oz) in the developed world to begin jabbing. Somewhat fortuitously because the inevitable spread will hit the recent jabbed at a time when the effectiveness is still high and hasn’t begun to wane

              A growing body of evidence that suggests the jabbed carry the same viral load in their nostrils as the unjabbed. And are just as capable of spreading delta. Watch for this one to grow legs

              The overwhelming number of positive tests are in the younger age groups. With zero deaths to date they will shrug it off and just want to get on with their lives unmolested by artificial borders and traffic light bs

              Given it is now only a matter of time before this takes off, why haven’t we seen ICU beds (and staffing) ramp up? Lots of talk but no action. Still a mere 5 beds in Northland Base, unchanged since day 1. Eight if you count the 3 they can’t find the staff for

            • Gezza

               /  4th November 2021

              That’s a worry. Just got out of Welly Hospital myself after a 14 day stay there.
              Because of breathing probs I have an official mask exemption & carry the evidence for it. But because of the aggressive & highly infective nature of Covid 19 Delta I put the mask on when around people, including in the hospital.

              Hot sure how many ICU & High Dependency beds there are in Welly Hospital but I understand the idea will be to keep infected people at home unless critical. I feel like in Welly we are just fortunate dodging bullets, but Delta will get thru & spread here any day.

  54. Corky

     /  4th November 2021

    A new talk radio station is starting up with Duncan Garner and Rachel Smalley as hosts. Unfortunately MediaWorks does not understand how talkback works as shown by their actions at Magic Radio. Talkback is about immediacy, perceived public truth and unpalatable facts. This from MediaWorks spin:

    “Given COVID-19, there’s obviously been a huge uptake in audience engagement with news
    content. But we want to build a brand which looks beyond the next few years, takes a
    long-term view and introduces a new, diverse audience to talk radio,” Gurney said.”

    Read – a radio version of Seven Sharp and The Project. Bland, insipid and full of crap.

    The supposed new audience migrating to talkback will disappear once the country opens up.

    MediaWorks needs to realise just because Mike Hoskings ratings are soaring, doesn’t mean their imitation with few listeners ringing in will be as successful.

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    • Gezza

       /  4th November 2021

      You could be right, bro.
      Right wing shock jocks & shock jills have the most pulling power.

      Middle of the roadies & lefties are as boring as batshit.
      Jessie Mulligan ruins RNZ’s afternoons.

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  55. Corky

     /  15th November 2021

    Haven’t heard of this in our media? Not that we would.

    Reply
  56. Corky

     /  18th November 2021

    The future of Aotearoa in 2022. This scenario will start to become common around the country. Voters wanted Labour… they got Labour.

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  57. Corky

     /  25th November 2021

    The person I want to be the next National leader is, unbelievably, Simon Bridges. In my opinion he’s matured, he’s better looking and more charismatic (?) than either Luxon or Mitchell. Plus he’s now officially a happy go lucky Maori who sees things in terms of short and long strokes. Apparently, such sentiments sent some shelia named Jacqui Dean into fits of despair. Someone needs to show Jacqui the Labour Party door. They specialise in being chronically offended.

    Luxon would destroy National. He’s too woke. He’d have the National Party speaking pidgin Maori quicker than you could pour a gin and tonic. Women would dislike him.

    Mitchell is too rustic. Whenever I look at him, images of the now dolphin whisperer – Ross Meurant – come to mind.

    What Simon has is he’s roughly the same age as Jacinda and he’s a man. Labour and the voters wouldn’t be able to compare mutton with lamb should Simon be elected leader.

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    • Gezza

       /  27th November 2021

      Dunno. Simon’s now got form for speaking disparagingly about/to women (Maureen Pugh; the incautious remarks to Jaquie Dean). He was not popular with women voters last time he was LOTO.

      I’m not convinced that he’s a sufficiently matured & changed politician to warrant reselection as National Party leader. His judgement was rather famously badly off a few times during his last stint in the role.

      If he can’t get the job as leader again, there’s a question mark over whether his ambition is going to make him internally disruptive (I think it will) – but he’s onto a winner with his law n order policy & should be a shoe in for Justice and/or Police Minister (I’d give him both – and a very high ranking, No 3, but at the first sign of his troublemaking, I’d sack him to the backbenches)

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      • Corky

         /  27th November 2021

        Provided the leadership vote doesn’t split the party along faction lines, I’ll be surprised if Luxon doesn’t emerge as the leader. But to me he comes across as a competent backroom boy who isn’t suited for the front office. He has a stereotypical stale white male persona.
        I can see the Greens tap dancing on his head from day one… followed by the feminists.
        I fear the National Party may mistakenly believe Luxon is a reincarnation of John Key.

        Worse, Luxon has declared he has faith. In politics faith is kryptonite to any politician who declares such. At best people will double guess any policy he promotes; wondering if his faith was involved in the drafting of such policies..

        These are things the party will have to weigh up against some of the missteps Simon has been involved in over the years.

        But in the end, I don’t care who becomes the leader, provided they prove to be competent.
        Labours semi-conscious on the ropes. National need someone who can actually get in the ring to finish them off. The thing is I don’t see any standout leadership material from National.

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        • Gezza

           /  28th November 2021

          “The thing is I don’t see any standout leadership material from National.”

          That’s their problem in a nutshell.

          (It’s also Labour’s problem, should Ardern ever decide she’s had enuf & jscks her job in.)

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          • Conspiratoor

             /  29th November 2021

            Are you seriously equating Adern with leadership material? She’s very effective at message control. Beyond that she’s got nothing

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          • Gezza

             /  1st December 2021

            My reply the other day went into the ether. Probly sitting in Moderation as I mistyped my email address.

            No. But in comparison with the utterly shambolic performance of National’s last 3 leaders, culminating in the unmitigated freaking lurching disaster that was Judith Collins, Ardern LOOKED like a leader.

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      • Corky

         /  30th November 2021

        If you are a National supporter. I have bad news – National has elected a woke leader ( in my opinion). With Maori nationalism running rampant and parts of NZ being cut off from New Zealanders, Luxon will not be able to handle bully-boy Maori. Simon would have had a better chance, having already been call ” a brown pakeha” and worked over by Maori, and survived.
        Jacinda now has a clear run home, especially if the Top of range heat pump just installed in my rellies home is anything to go by.

        Please prove me wrong, Chris.

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        • Corky

           /  1st December 2021

          Confirmation Luxon is woke. A warning for Mr Luxon – if you don’t get Maori nationalism under control, everything else you do will amount to little because you won’t have a New Zealand ( Aotearoa) to govern. This is your first mistake:

          https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/127143453/christopher-luxons-plan-to-lead-a-moderate-national-party

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        • Corky

           /  1st December 2021

          Liberal media start their nefarious campaign. These pricks are too much. Somebody invite Fox News to NZ.

          https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2021/12/national-leader-christopher-luxon-with-7-properties-wouldn-t-want-to-see-house-prices-fall-dramatically.html

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        • Gezza

           /  1st December 2021

          Calm down, Corks.

          This is all just predictable burble-blurb from Luxon. Making similar noises to all 3 of his predecessors in his first day or two in the job. He has no track record in politics, & some of his his caucus colleagues have a horrendous track record in infighting & leaking when they’re not getting what they want.

          His saying “that’s all over now: we’re a united team” is what we’ve heard from all 3 leaders who followed Bill English. And it wasn’t; and they weren’t.

          Never mind what he says – let’s just sit back, watch, & and see what he DOES!

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          • Corky

             /  2nd December 2021

            Now is no time to calm down. You know things are desperate when I’m worried about National Party machinations and who they elect as leader.

            This Labour government needs to go NOW. Even though I live in a freer part of New Zealand the hurt I’m seeing around me is depressing. People losing rental accommodation, businesses going under and families being torn apart.

            I don’t think Luxon understands that remedial actions an incoming government may need to make could bring this country to the brink of civil war.

            As you say, Luxon is still an unknown quantity. But Simon Bridges is a known quantity that should have been used in the short term to make unpalatable decisions our Labour trained ( and lushly funded) population would not like.

            Of course, if Luxon delivers, all my angst will have been for naught. But if he doesn’t… therein lies my agitation( and no doubt many others).

            May President Trumpy and the Gin &Tonic gods protect what is LEFT of our once great paradise.

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  58. Corky

     /  25th November 2021

    Mike Hosking has received his lumps on this and other blogs time and time again by vicious trolls.

    But should I care? Should Mikey care? Well, no. When you are God you can afford to be
    magnanimous to lesser beings… beings who inhabit the basement.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/newstalk-zb-nz-herald-audiences-at-record-levels/2HYBXCF33IDZ5PLXWRN7OIEV5U/

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    • Corky

       /  3rd December 2021

      Mikey dealt to Andrew Coster this morning. Asking questions Tova and Jessica wouldn’t know needed asking. Questions regarding constitutional issues around Iwi road blocks; why NZ is being held to ransom by unvaccinated Maori and the demarcation of the police’s roll v pseudo public policing along side sworn and trained police officers.

      It’s not rocket science why this man’s audience is skyrocketing – he has no competition apart from the odd excellent interview on National Socialist Radio when they forget to follow their
      own biased script.

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