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Old 15th November 2019, 01:26     #5041
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Quote:
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No to recreational cannabis, yes to voluntary euthanasia

wasn't so hard?
Ah yes, of course. Certainly I cannot foresee any kind of dramatic, inflammatory response to your position.
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Old 15th November 2019, 08:09     #5042
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Yeah, I'm sure people won't mind others asserting that they shouldn't be allowed to make adult decisions about how they choose to relax or have fun without harming others.
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Old 15th November 2019, 19:17     #5043
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Referendum for Cannibis will get Labour (with Greens) back into parliament.

I believe we will see a spike in the younger generation coming out to vote for it.
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Old 15th November 2019, 21:59     #5044
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But Labour is committed to #smokefreenz
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Old 15th November 2019, 22:16     #5045
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Yes, that reminds me of a rare radio interview I listened to. Doctor was talking about cannabis being prescribed for treating pain associated with terminal illnesses. Interviewer asked how it would be consumed, the reply being vaping, smoking, edibles. The interviewer:

"HAnG on HaNg oN hAnG oN, DocToRs pResCrIbIng sMoKinG!?1!?"

Cause, a) smoking is the only option, b) doctors never prescribe anything with harmful side effects and c) people with terminal illnesses are concerned about their long term health.
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Old 17th November 2019, 13:49     #5046
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Quote:
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Hello NZ Police, I just witnessed a murder

https://twitter.com/AAnahila/status/1194338698847870976
Don't worry she's a "woman of colour"
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Old 17th November 2019, 16:28     #5047
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That lady is washed up. I think her last true asset was Slater.
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Old 17th November 2019, 20:26     #5048
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Some governments facing large scale protests this week:
A detailed report on the various outbreaks of public protest around the world right now.
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Old 18th November 2019, 16:03     #5049
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yes to voluntary euthanasia
I've always been a fan of youth volunteer projects supporting the poorer asiatic communities.
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Old 18th November 2019, 17:14     #5050
Ab
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Billy t did it first and better
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Old 18th November 2019, 17:34     #5051
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Is it a boomer thing or an uninformed thing.

Just heard one say "Those young people in Hong Kong need to give it a rest."

I didn't want to get involved.
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Old 18th November 2019, 18:20     #5052
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o_O

Wait, is that another "youth in Asia" bit?
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Old 19th November 2019, 10:50     #5053
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This looks dodgy AF.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/pol...ggest-breaches
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Old 3rd December 2019, 13:57     #5054
Ab
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Looks like ACT wants me to return to the fold!

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/edu...on-free-speech
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Old 3rd December 2019, 15:47     #5055
Lightspeed
 
Universities need to be returned to academia before we start having a sook about whether or not they support free speech.

Universities are lapsing generators of legitimacy, their significance ebbing as they switch to systems of cash generation in exchange for access.
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Old 4th December 2019, 01:15     #5056
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100% agree
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Old 7th December 2019, 21:08     #5057
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Samoa measles outbreak: Edwin Tamasese first anti-vaxxer arrested

Good. Climate deniers should be next as climate change is also a clear and present danger.
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Old 10th December 2019, 19:02     #5058
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Former Auditor-General Martin Matthews seeks redress over resignation

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Mr Matthews said MPs on the Officers of Parliament committee, including former Speaker David Carter and current Speaker Trevor Mallard, had acted out of "political convenience".

"They decided they couldn't be bothered to complete their inquiry, instead they said they were prepared to perpetuate a lie and to permanently destroy my standing and reputation if I did not resign.

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Mary Scholtens said she was supporting Mr Matthews' petition because the way he was treated was "outrageous", "unconstitutional", and something that should be of "concern for all New Zealanders".

She said the Auditor-General's role had the capacity to annoy politicians of all stripes and their independence should be jealously preserved.

"It should not be possible for one of the few watchdogs in our system of government to be removed from office in response to unproven allegations, without a lawful basis or before a proper and fair process has been concluded.
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Old 12th December 2019, 13:18     #5059
Ab
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I still can’t get my head around the fact the Boris and the Tories won tomorrow.
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Old 12th December 2019, 14:15     #5060
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Have you seen the Cambridge Analytica invoice?
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Old 13th December 2019, 13:39     #5061
Ab
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Rightwing attack blog The Guardian predicting a 68-seat Tory majority, biggest since the Thatcher years.

fuck me
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Old 13th December 2019, 13:52     #5062
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https://www.theguardian.com/politics...vatives-tories

Live election results per constituency
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Old 16th December 2019, 18:12     #5063
Ab
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Quote:
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Have you seen the Cambridge Analytica invoice?
No, it's just obvious to everyone watching that UK Labour was running an awful campaign with shitty policies driven by Twitter-bubble wokeness and was being led by an utterly unelectable leader.

I just couldn't believe that it had happened even though it was completely obvious that it was about to happen.
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Old 17th December 2019, 11:21     #5064
Ab
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I’ve heard this song before

https://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/natio...aud/ar-AAK9LfW

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/11823...-million-fraud
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Old 17th December 2019, 15:44     #5065
fixed_truth
 
That's how white privilege works. When a European comitts fraud it doesn't stand out and nor does it tarnish all Europeans.
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Old 18th December 2019, 00:54     #5066
Ab
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Well I say fuck those fucking parasites.
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Old 18th December 2019, 12:23     #5067
pxpx
 
Howard Morrison, treasured Kiwi legend has been tarnished by the actions of his daughter. Not Howard Morrison, prominent Maori.

Moari King one I'll give you though, the media love to bash that movement (which IMO was a totally legitimate and understandable reaction to colonisation).
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Old 18th December 2019, 15:27     #5068
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The whole concept of "wokeness" is upsetting.

It irritates me that in our minds we've got this concept of a culture of people ineptly attempting to use insight. Which is bullshit. There are lots of individuals out there ineptly attempting to use insight. Some even organise, but that's difficult when you're inept.

Instead, what's real is the presenting and re-presenting of instances of inept uses of insight that are easy to recognise. So that when insight comes our way to disrupt our lives we've got a "piss off ya woke cunts" up our sleeves. Cause we've seen it, they're dumb fucks! It's all just equine therapy and anti-vaxx midwives out there, amirite?!

Which is a feedback loop that starves genuine work towards insight, which generates ever more inept attempts at insight, which provides ever more instances to hold up to the world as evidence we should stay dumb fucks.

Because the world is full of cunts who somehow think we can survive the future without immediate and dramatic disruption. So instead we get the fire.

Hence my upset.
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Old 30th December 2019, 19:01     #5069
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This Has Been the Best Year Ever - NYTimes
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Old 25th January 2020, 21:56     #5070
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Gangs are going to be next election's boogie man politicians will promise to save us from.
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Old 29th January 2020, 12:32     #5071
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Oh boy you can tell it's election year.
Huge spending on infrastructure (& roads), borrowing cheap money.

And now the opposition is saying that Stephen Joyces is vindicated with his fiscal hole comment.
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Old 2nd February 2020, 19:51     #5072
Ab
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RIP Mike Moore, a good bugger
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Old 5th February 2020, 12:15     #5073
Ab
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I noticed this in the Spinoff’s update from Waitangi:

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(T)reaty negotiations minister Andrew Little was given a rare honour by the tangata whenua of the marae. He spoke entirely in te reo, and without notes, on a range of topics, echoing former PM Bill English who also made the effort as a Pākehā leader to learn the language. The NZ Herald’s (paywalled) Simon Wilson wrote Little vowed to remain committed to the treaty settlement process with Ngāpuhi – an ongoing difficulty for the wider region. At the end of his speech, and after the waiata from the visitors, the hosts sang back – which is very unusual and indicates respect

https://thespinoff.co.nz/the-bulleti...t-at-waitangi/
No secret that I’m not Little’s biggest fan but rrrrrrespect. Good on him.
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Old 13th February 2020, 19:07     #5074
MadMax
Stuff
 
Strategic vote NZ1st

Not sure how many Green votes would be lost to that.
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Old 14th February 2020, 12:30     #5075
Ab
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Winston is poison

https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/14...n-attack-blog/
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Old 17th February 2020, 12:14     #5076
Ab
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ab
Great article on the state of NZ politics from Danylmc:

https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/17...-swing-voters/
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Old 17th February 2020, 13:18     #5077
fixed_truth
 
I remember the Electoral Commission recommending dropping down the threshold back in 2012. Still nothing.
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Old 28th February 2020, 17:09     #5078
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Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel's election expenses referred to the Serious Fraud Office

Police refer Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s election expenses to Serious Fraud Office

Busy year for the SFO!
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Old 1st April 2020, 11:14     #5079
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facepalm

https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2020/04/g....html#comments

Only time you'd want to read the comments. Gullible fools desperate to validate their extremism.
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Old 1st April 2020, 14:43     #5080
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What the fuck? Who the hell would make an April Fools bogus post about Government restrictions NOW?
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