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Open mike 20/01/2023

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  1. Visubversa 1

    We lose trust in Government agencies that lie.

    https://openinquiry.nz/2023/01/15/sex-lies-and-the-census

    • Sabine 1.1

      Oh yes, her penis and his vagina, correct data is for suckers.

      ” Sex is based on a person’s sex characteristics, such as their chromosomes, hormones, and reproductive organs. While typically based upon the sex characteristics observed and recorded at birth or infancy, a person’s sex can change over the course of their lifetime and may differ from their sex recorded at birth.”

      oh my, the science………throw aboard your old believes and march to the new tune where amputating healthy organs and injecting cross sex hormones is changing ones sex.
      Just believe the science. And people wonder why others get cynical.
      I do wonder how much of a studentloan the person has.

    • tinderdry6 1.2

      Thanks for the link – a good read.

      " This policy means that data on ‘males’ and ‘females’ will ordinarily be based on a person’s subjective gender identity rather than his or her sex. "

      Just one of the many problems this madness is going to create.

      • Visubversa 1.2.1

        Yes, and never again will we have accurate data on the basis of sex. No data for pay equity – or even for equal pay.

  2. joe90 2

    Abandoning the loser.

    /

    Iran will not recognize new regions as part of Russia

    Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that Tehran does not recognize Crimea, Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions as part of Russia. According to him, despite "excellent relations" with Moscow, Iran recognizes the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

    https://www-kommersant-ru.translate.goog/doc/5774706?from=top_main_2&_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=wapp

    Serbian President Vucic denounces Russian occupation of Crimea and Donbas

    “We said from the beginning that we cannot support Russia's invasion of Ukraine,” Vucic said in an interview with Bloomberg on Jan. 18.

    “For us Crimea is Ukraine, Donbass is Ukraine – it will remain so.”

    https://news.yahoo.com/serbian-president-vucic-denounces-russian-183100868.html

    • Sabine 2.1

      Ah, yes, the stellar human rights proponent Iran. The country were old men are hanging their young by the many daily in order to pretend that God wants the non males hidden under a bedsheet if ever they dare to leave the house, that gayness must be castrated into womanhood or else be hanged, were the girls get raped into death so that they may not enter heaven for their audacity of wanting a life on their own rather then be considered owned property by their father, husband and state.

      Oh well, what would the winning west do without such a stellar supporter. 🙂 Never mind that Russia still does not have to win. Never mind that the Ukraine without Nato would already have lost. Never mind that if Russia fights Nato rather then Ukraine, all the Nato Memberstates might want to check how that will affect them.

    • SPC 2.2

      The Serbian position is quite the riposte to Putin.

      It is a nation that had it own issues with the break-up of Yugoslavia – conflict with Croatia and Bosnia over borders (not always in accord with the local of ethnic Serbs). And Russia supported Serbia then.

      The Iranian position is inexplicable given they are supplying drones weapons to Russia to attack the supply of power and water to Ukrainian civilians.

      It may be one of principle over agreed national borders/national sovereignty – but they supply weapons to Shia militias in Iraq and Hizbollah in Lebanon which diminishes the capability of nation state governance.

      Or it could be their position vis a vis Turks wanting a 30 mile occupation zone in north Syria.

      • Scud 2.2.1

        Both probably taking a Each Way Bet now, instead of putting it all on the horse called Russia?

        If what I've heard is correct Iran has taken some very big losses IRT to its instructors teaching the Russians how use their UAV's & their UAV's are starting to lose some of its effectiveness against the Ukrainian Ground Base Air Defence.

        Which is now out stripping supply for Russia, but also to their other back Terrorist Groups with the Middle East Region.

        I think the Serbs are now having 2nd thoughts at physically & morally supporting Russia via antics in Kosovo with the KFRO Troops?

        I wouldn't be surprised if the EU has read them the Riot Act, as it has been a long term state economic goal to join the EU at some stage?

        Has Economic reality finally kick in for the Serbs?

        • SPC 2.2.1.1

          Clearly the main focus atm is realising membership of the EU. While reluctant to apply sanctions on Russia (unwilling to meet such a cost while not yet in the EU), they seem to be on side with the EU on respect for the Ukraine borders.

        • joe90 2.2.1.2

          Has Economic reality finally kick in for the Serbs?

          Reckon. The relatively wealthy EU or a skint Russia?

          As for Iran; the last thing the mullahs would want is to boost Azeri and Kurdish ambitions of secession by recognising disputed territories.

        • lprent 2.2.1.3

          The Serbs have a seccessionist area – Kosovo. A problem that was caused by active and independently documented ethnic cleansing in the 90s.

          Unlike the fantasy ethnic issues and faked referendums in the DPR, LPR, and Crimea.

          If Serbia diplomatically supports breakaways in Ukraine how can they argue against Kosovo?

    • mikesh 2.3

      Why does Iran say this at this point in time? The Ukranian war has been going on for a year. Does Turkey's recent discovery of natural gas in the Black Sea have anything to doe with it?

      https://www.reuters.com/business/energy/turkeys-natural-gas-found-black-sea-now-comes-710-bcm-erdogan-2022-12-26/

      Iran is a supplier of gas to Turkey.

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

  3. Robert Guyton 3

    .

  4. SPC 4

    There are a number of alt right social media sites where you might find conspiracy theories of this sort … or Groundswell.

    That’s why the true underlying agenda of those who preach the gospel of co-governance can only be the re-confiscation of the tribal territories lost since the Land Wars. This may sound far-fetched, but it is not impossible. As Māori discovered in the 1860s, and subsequent decades, all that is required to deprive a people of their lands, forests and fisheries is control of the legislative process, and the military force necessary to enforce the legislators’ will.

    While Pakeha New Zealanders remained united in their resolve to construct a “Better Britain” on the lands confiscated and/or acquired (all too often by immoral means) from the country’s indigenous people, the notion of re-confiscation could be dismissed as an absurdity. But, if a substantial portion of the Pakeha population, most particularly those occupying the critical nodes of state power: the judiciary, the public service, academia, the state-owned news-media, and at least one of the two major political parties; were to become ideologically disposed to facilitate the re-confiscation of Māori resources, then the idea would begin to sound a whole lot less far-fetched.

    How might a New Zealand parliament dominated by political parties favourably disposed towards co-governance set about transferring land held by private Pakeha/foreign interests to iwi authorities? One method would see all kinds of environmental and cultural obligations imposed on landowners – obligations that could not be fulfilled without rendering the enterprise unprofitable. Crown purchase (at a fraction of the land’s true worth) might follow, allowing the state to amass a vast amount of land. This process would undoubtedly be speeded-up by the consequent catastrophic collapse in agricultural land prices, which only constant and massive Crown purchases could stem.

    With most of New Zealand land now in the possession of the Crown, returning it to tangata whenua would be the obvious next step towards meaningful co-governance. The Waitangi Tribunal, or some other, similar, body could be tasked with delimiting Aotearoa’s iwi boundaries as they existed at the time of the Treaty’s signing in February 1840. (Given that many of these boundaries would have been extended, reduced, or eliminated altogether as a consequence of the Musket Wars of the 1820s and 30s, deciding who should get what would likely entail a fair amount of ‘robust’ negotiation!)

    The critical question to be settled in order for this process to succeed is whether a pro-co-governance parliament could rely upon the Police and the NZ Defence Force to enforce its legislative will. That there would be considerable resistance to the government’s plans may be taken as given, with such resistance escalating to terrorism and a full-scale armed rebellion highly likely. With the outbreak of deadly race-based violence, the loyalties of the Police and the NZDF would be tested to destruction.

    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2023/01/17/what-is-co-governance/

    Now we have Chris Trotter suggesting that environmental and cultural burdens (at least he does not mentions fair pay industry awards for farm workers or better conditions for migrant workers) might be deliberately placed on landowners because of some design to reduce profits and the value of the land for transfer at lower cost to government to iwi.

    I would have expected the notion to have come from someone in ACT.

  5. SPC 5

    The Taxpayers Union has done a January poll – it has Labour, Greens and MP at 57 seats and NACT at 63.

    A slight improvement (1 seat), the left block up 0.5% and the right block down 1%.

    https://www.taxpayers.org.nz/taxpayer_update_newsletter_230120?utm_campaign=230112_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=taxpayers

    • Bearded Git 5.1

      It's all to play for SPC. Well done for grouping the MP as part of the Left: the MSM does not seem to understand this.

      I think Luxon will make mistakes when under pressure in the campaign…it's part of his DNA

  6. joe90 6

    Dumb as a fucking thumb.

    • SPC 7.1

      If this works then we can meet our methane targets without reduction in herd numbers (and export something to reduce such emissions worldwide).

      The delivery mechanism and the months of effectiveness make it viable, provided the animals remain healthy year on year.

      • bwaghorn 7.1.1

        A quick Google tells me there a billion cattle in the world, (can't capture the graph to share)

        That's alot of methane, it's a lot of export $ if a kiwi company can sell it world wide.

      • weka 7.1.2

        If this works then we can meet our methane targets without reduction in herd numbers (and export something to reduce such emissions worldwide).

        this would be a disaster. The amount of dairy cows we have is polluting ground, aquifers and rivers. It's an unmitigated disaster even without taking CC into account. We have twin crisis: climate and ecology, and dairy farming is the poster boy.

        This is why people talk about system change. The whole system of conventional industrial ag and economics is fundamentally flawed and needs to be redesigned to regenerative.

        • SPC 7.1.2.1

          this would be a disaster

          Not for the planet.

          Sure dairy has its impact on waterways/acquifers which we knew about from the impact on North Island lakes, so the conversion of land from sheep farming to dairy in the South Island should have been regulated. We can still plan for water quality restoration to downside dairy herds and manage a move to mixed farming.

      • Drowsy M. Kram 7.1.3

        …provided the animals remain healthy year on year.

        yes Worth a go.

        Benefits and risks of including the bromoform containing seaweed Asparagopsis in feed for the reduction of methane production from ruminants [19 March 2022 – review article]
        In conclusion, this synthesis of the literature suggests that large-scale aquaculture of Asparagopsis, and its application in methane mitigation strategies for ruminants at or near minimum effective inclusion levels, may not negatively impact animal health, food quality, and ozone depletion.

        The Seaweed Eating Sheep of North Ronaldsay

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromoform
        Bromoform is known as an inhibitor of methanogenesis and is a common component of seaweed. Following research by CSIRO and its spin-off FutureFeed, several companies are now growing seaweed, in particular from the genus Asparagopsis, to use as a feed additive for livestock to reduce methane emissions from ruminants.

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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
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    Point of OrderBy Bob Edlin
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    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
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  • February Stars.
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    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
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  • The Neverending Curse of MLMs
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
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  • Is Britain doomed (again)?
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    Point of OrderBy xtrdnry
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  • After The Deluge.
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  • Minister of Education (who might be replaced later today) left it to his ministry to apologise for i...
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    Point of OrderBy Bob Edlin
    6 days ago
  • The other ‘big one’: How a megaflood could swamp California’s Central Valley
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    6 days ago
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
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  • Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The gamechanger PM and polls
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    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    6 days ago
  • Bryce Edwards: The Gamechanger PM and polls
    Last night’s opinion polls answered the big question of whether a switch of prime minister would really be a gamechanger for election year. The 1News and Newshub polls released at 6pm gave the same response: the shift from Jacinda Ardern to Chris Hipkins has changed everything, and Labour is back ...
    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
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  • After the deluge – initial thoughts on the Auckland floods
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  • Ever Get the Feeling You've Been Cheated?
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  • Ani O’Brien: Luxon can’t afford to continue ‘small target’ politics
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    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    6 days ago

  • Advancing our relationship in India
    Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta departs for India tomorrow as she continues to reconnect Aotearoa New Zealand to the world.  The visit will begin in New Delhi where the Foreign Minister will meet with the Vice President Hon Jagdeep Dhankar and her Indian Government counterparts, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government Northland housing investment to spark transformational change
    Over $10 million infrastructure funding to unlock housing in Whangārei The purchase of a 3.279 hectare site in Kerikeri to enable 56 new homes Northland becomes eligible for $100 million scheme for affordable rentals Multiple Northland communities will benefit from multiple Government housing investments, delivering thousands of new homes for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Battle of Ohaeawai remembered
    A memorial event at a key battle site in the New Zealand land wars is an important event to mark the progress in relations between Māori and the Crown as we head towards Waitangi Day, Minister for Te Arawhiti Kelvin Davis said. The Battle of Ohaeawai in June 1845 saw ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • More Police deployed to the frontline
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    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
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  • Further support for upper North Island regions hit by significant weather
    The Government is unlocking an additional $700,000 in support for regions that have been badly hit by the recent flooding and storm damage in the upper North Island. “We’re supporting the response and recovery of Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Northland, and Bay of Plenty regions, through activating Enhanced Taskforce Green to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
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  • The Princess Royal to visit New Zealand
    Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has welcomed the announcement that Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, will visit New Zealand this month. “Princess Anne is travelling to Aotearoa at the request of the NZ Army’s Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals, of which she is Colonel in Chief, to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
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  • Government and horticulture sector target $12b in exports by 2035
    A new Government and industry strategy launched today has its sights on growing the value of New Zealand’s horticultural production to $12 billion by 2035, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said. “Our food and fibre exports are vital to New Zealand’s economic security. We’re focussed on long-term strategies that build on ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
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  • Cost of living support extended for families and businesses
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    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
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  • More Kiwis in work as rising wages match inflation
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    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
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  • Government boosts fund for Auckland flooding
    The Government is providing a further $1 million to the Mayoral Relief Fund to help communities in Auckland following flooding, Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty announced today. “Cabinet today agreed that, given the severity of the event, a further $1 million contribution be made. Cabinet wishes to be proactive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
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  • New Cabinet focused on bread and butter issues
    The new Cabinet will be focused on core bread and butter issues like the cost of living, education, health, housing and keeping communities and businesses safe, Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. “We need a greater focus on what’s in front of New Zealanders right now. The new Cabinet line ...
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  • Prime Minister to meet with PM Albanese
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  • Government makes first payment to Auckland Flooding fund
    The Government is providing establishment funding of $100,000 to the Mayoral Relief Fund to help communities in Auckland following flooding, Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty announced. “We moved quickly to make available this funding to support Aucklanders while the full extent of the damage is being assessed,” Kieran McAnulty ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
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  • Government steps up to assist Auckland during flooding
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  • Poroporoaki: Titewhai Te Huia Hinewhare Harawira
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  • Enhanced Task Force Green Approved following Cyclone Hale
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  • General Election to be held on 14 October 2023
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  • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces resignation
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