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Old 24th March 2022, 18:35     #5881
pxpx
 
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If you have wealth, it's by divine appointment and more wealth unto you. You deserve what you have, you're righteous by virtue of it. If you lack it, this is evidence of your lack and resources should be spared your wasteful hands.
I wish I had your imagination
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Old 24th March 2022, 19:21     #5882
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That's not what he said, that's what you want him to have said.
He literally talks about people wanting to make something of themselves, positive people with ambition - then contrasts that with people at the bottom of society.

Keep seasoning that dead rat though.
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Old 24th March 2022, 22:33     #5883
sidbo
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/pol...date-protester

I call absolute bullshit on "unwittingly". This muppet was on the news, day one, sitting in the cab of his Goodmans branded truck at the "protest" and is widely known for the shark dance at said occupation. That denial aint plausible.

It's also handy to know that so long as it's in "my own time" then a little light treason is just peachy.

Old, white, evangelicals seethe at being told what to do by a "girl in a skirt", but the upside is they are old and will die soon.
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Old 24th March 2022, 22:45     #5884
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I wish I had your imagination
It's more the unfortunate company I've previously found myself in.
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Old 25th March 2022, 08:18     #5885
pxpx
 
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He literally talks about people wanting to make something of themselves, positive people with ambition - then contrasts that with people at the bottom of society.

Keep seasoning that dead rat though.
Keep drawing that long bow then
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Old 25th March 2022, 08:19     #5886
pxpx
 
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It's more the unfortunate company I've previously found myself in.
gross tbh I probably can imagine the type of person you're referring to - but only from movies/tv tropes rather than actual encounters.
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Old 25th March 2022, 08:25     #5887
fixed_truth
 
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Keep drawing that long bow then
It's right there in black and white. Once again your reading comprehension is sub par.
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Old 31st March 2022, 19:23     #5888
Ab
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Young nats gonna young nat, as usual

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/pol...national-party
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Old 31st March 2022, 19:35     #5889
Lightspeed
 
Scallop quota rise sparks fears - 2012

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An "incredible" increase to the lucrative commercial scallop quota could put the entire Coromandel fishery at risk, a top fisherman says.

Minister for Primary Industries David Carter has approved an urgent in-season total allowable catch (TAC) increase from 48 tonnes to 370 tonnes of scallop meat-weight - a move he stands by.
Depleted scallop fisheries in upper North Island to close after drop in numbers - 2022

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Fisheries Minister David Parker said results of a biomass survey in 2021 are alarming and strong measures are needed to restore the fisheries.

"Scientific surveys of scallop numbers in the Northland, Hauraki Gulf and Coromandel fisheries have confirmed iwi and community concerns that scallop beds in the region are in bad shape. I share their concerns.''
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Old 1st April 2022, 22:34     #5890
Ab
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https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/polit...-concerns.html

O’Connor
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Old 1st April 2022, 23:56     #5891
blynk
 
Well I wouldn't expect anything less from the right.
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Old 14th April 2022, 23:43     #5892
Lightspeed
 
Luxon saying the quiet part out loud:

Luxon supports Matariki, but wants it to replace another holiday

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"So the only question I want to ask is which other holiday do we wanna cancel? Maybe Labour Day would be a good one?" he said.
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Old 10th May 2022, 15:35     #5893
Lightspeed
 
facepalm

National earning their improved polling:

Life expectancy for Māori has improved since 1840, National's Dr Shane Reti claims

Oh those lucky Maoris!
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Old 10th May 2022, 19:07     #5894
Ab
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What part of Doctor Shane's responses do you not agree with?
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Old 11th May 2022, 08:36     #5895
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What part of Doctor Shane's responses do you not agree with?
Probably the part based on facts
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Old 11th May 2022, 17:02     #5896
Lightspeed
 
lololz, you fullas.

I guess we're off the hook then. Maori have it better than over 150 years ago.

Woo! Lucky!
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Old 11th May 2022, 17:13     #5897
fixed_truth
 
I thought it was a blatant dog whistle. One of my least favorite too.
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Old 11th May 2022, 18:12     #5898
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lololz, you fullas.

I guess we're off the hook then. Maori have it better than over 150 years ago.

Woo! Lucky!
Agree.
They are even warmer with all the blankets they were given.
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Old 11th May 2022, 19:03     #5899
DrTiTus
HENCE WHY FOREVER ALONE
 
I really feel for Maori. I mean it's impossible for them to get anywhere in life because this country is racist and holds them back, as we heard from Taika Waititi on a Zoom call from Hollywood. Dr Shane Reti of the National Party has his facts, but just because HE'S a doctor and a politician doesn't mean that everyone has that opportunity.

The other Maori who are in our country's Parliament, such as Nanaia Mahuta and the other 15 or so, obviously don't realise that it's impossible for Maori to achieve because of the systemic racism. They are vulnerable to being fed bullshit by rich Maori like Brian Tamaki and his wife. We don't hear much from the dedicated Maori seat MPs who are all earning $100k+, and it seems all the money that our country gives to the "elite Maori" to support Maoridom doesn't trickle down - it's probably that Western-Christian ideology that they've been taught. They would have shared it equally, but you know, they got colonized, so that's no longer an option.

It really doesn't help whenever our Maori ex-deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters suggests that it's a matter of individual choices and responsibility and not racism. Yet single mother crackheads with no skills or education end up in social housing, just because they are Maori! If they had a "white person look" - such as a full set of teeth - it would be a different story entirely. The money we dish out to people who have kids when they can't afford to support them just isn't enough to feed 3 or 4 mouths AND a glass pipe. If you're going to give free money, at least make it enough to comfortably waste on shit you don't need, otherwise how is that a viable alternative to working?

We need to face reality. If you can't even name a successful Maori off the top of your head, then it's obvious you're dealing with systemic racism, and place names need to change.
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Old 11th May 2022, 19:14     #5900
Ab
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Old 11th May 2022, 19:39     #5901
fixed_truth
 
Laugh

If he was parodying boomer Facebook posts it would actually be quite funny.
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Old 12th May 2022, 09:53     #5902
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I thought it was a blatant dog whistle. One of my least favorite too.
You must think Thomas Sowell is a nazi then
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Old 12th May 2022, 10:01     #5903
fixed_truth
 
Not unless he is a member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
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Old 11th June 2022, 12:39     #5904
Lightspeed
 
Right on fucking time:

National ramps up law and order campaign

Exactly what I was saying when National were gutting our social services. Crime would jump up giving National their next election platform.

xor, are you able to do your digging through my comments to see where I said this? I'm sure it's here somewhere.
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Old 12th June 2022, 12:32     #5905
Lightspeed
 
'It will not work': Ex-cop and National MP says party's gang policy is made for headlines

Obviously, but this is only part of National's approach to snatch at power, for the sake of power. Even if National are no longer directly relying on US political wonks for their strategy, they've still using the lessons they've learnt from them.

To the detriment of us all.
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Old 18th July 2022, 09:51     #5906
Ab
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Andrea Vance is, like Judas Priest, deliverin’ the goods:

https://thespinoff.co.nz/books/18-07...long-nightmare
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Old 18th July 2022, 17:31     #5907
Lightspeed
 
And we're surprised the country is in the state it's in when this nightmare group was running the country for nine years. Not to say there aren't some spooks in the current lot.
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Old 4th August 2022, 21:45     #5908
Lightspeed
 
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Luxon is so in touch with us ordinary kiwis!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMePrwQfT5I
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Old 7th August 2022, 15:30     #5909
Ab
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I for one am excited by Luxon and National’s fresh, innovative, and forward-looking policies focused on (checks notes) tax cuts, beneficiary-bashing, and being tough on crime.

Truly disruptive
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Old 7th August 2022, 17:46     #5910
The Edge
 
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I for one am excited by Luxon and National’s fresh, innovative, and forward-looking policies focused on (checks notes) tax cuts, beneficiary-bashing, and being tough on crime.

Truly disruptive
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/pol...rty-conference
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Old 8th August 2022, 15:48     #5911
The Edge
 
No matter who you vote for, I think she has something of a point.
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/polit...crackdown.html
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Old 8th August 2022, 15:53     #5912
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
nice to see that the party of Aaron Gilmore has tightened up candidate vetting processes to make sure no more abusive self-entitled wankers get selected.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/nation...IE3FF5RYRIC6M/
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Old 8th August 2022, 15:57     #5913
Lightspeed
 
They need to replace Nick Smith with someone.
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Old 8th August 2022, 16:31     #5914
xor
 
It's not his fault, it's society that made him do it /s
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Old 8th August 2022, 17:39     #5915
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No matter who you vote for, I think she has something of a point.
https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/polit...crackdown.html
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Old 9th August 2022, 13:46     #5916
DrTiTus
HENCE WHY FOREVER ALONE
 
The elephant in the room



A lot of those people currently on super have enjoyed untaxed capital gains, passive rental incomes, and a massive housing boom over the years. That they *check notes* worked really hard for and paid taxes all their lives.

I think we should refer to old people on super as "beneficiaries" now just to fuck with them.
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Old 9th August 2022, 14:27     #5917
Ab
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Something something gravy train
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Old 11th August 2022, 18:43     #5918
fixed_truth
 
Morgan Godfery: The protective embrace of being part of the in-group
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But what strikes me about Uffindell isn’t so much the violence itself – although bashing a younger man is horrific – so much as it is the absence of any material consequences. Uffindell had the opportunity to quietly enrol at St Paul's Collegiate School. The headmaster at King’s never made a referral to police. Youth justice were never involved. Oranga Tamariki never made inquiries into the nature of Uffindell’s family life, scrutinising his parents for any evidence of a violent lifestyle. And yet if he were Māori, attending a decile one school in a poor suburb, community leaders like the school headmaster, police, and government officials would read gang-bashing a sleeping third former rather differently. They would read it, in short, as criminal.
Good example of White Privilege and why decolonization is important for the future of New Zealand.
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Old 11th August 2022, 19:45     #5919
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Old 12th August 2022, 07:40     #5920
xor
 
Good article from Godfrey. Can't wait to see his next article about the bullying reported by Gaurav Sharma within the labour party.
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