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Stuff regurgitates yet another Washington Post hit piece on the greatest American President since Ronald Reagan: Quote.

Trump labelled the news media “the enemy of the American people” a month after taking the oath of office. In the year that followed, a CNN analysis concluded, he used the word “fake” – as in “fake news,” “fake stories,” “fake media” or “fake polls” – more than 400 times. He once fumed, the New York Times reported, because a TV on Air Force One was tuned to CNN.End of quote.

Gosh, how outrageous. Still, I remember just before Trump was elected our very own major left-wing newspaper plastering “America don’t do it!” on their front page. And that’s a Kiwi newspaper. I don’t have to tell you what the U.S newspapers were like. What goes around comes around. Quote.

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Bombs & shots fired: An article by Not Jan Thomas

Massey University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas Photo credit: Massey university.
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My name is Not Jan Thomas and I have been proven right as this report in a completely non-biased newspaper proves. Quote.

Quote:Protesters made their mark at a free speech debate when former National party leader Don Brash took to the stage to defend the right to freedom of expression.
Almost 600 people packed out a lecture theatre at Auckland University to debate whether the politically correct culture had gone to the point of limiting freedom of speech, with speakers facing plenty of heckling from both sides.End of quote.

Witnesses report shots being fired and bombs going off. Hundreds of students were injured and Brash was riddled with bullets.(Okay, perhaps no gunfire and Don Brash wasn’t actually injured.) but you know, it could have happened and I’m sure there was plenty of spittle. Quote.
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Phil Quin goes full TDS in support of the fat man

Kim Dotcom on his Pirate Ship.
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Phil Quin makes his opinion known that he knows nothing about how the US legal system works.

Quote:Donald Trump, Wong said at the University of Sydney last week, “evinces a rejection, at least in part, of the rules and norms to which we have become accustomed … generating something of a global rethink about how best to work with the US”.End of quote.

In other words, the United States is no longer going to let itself be taken advantage of by freeloaders. Quote.

Quote:[…]New Zealand faces the same challenge with respect to current and future dealings with the White House. The ongoing extradition proceedings regarding Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom may bring this into sharp relief over coming months.End of quote.

What has Dotcom to do with Trump? Quote. Read more »

Libertarian and pragmatic anarchist. Treat everything the media says as a lie and know the narrative. Facts trump rhetoric.

The wheels spin off the ‘Spinoff’


A newspaper reports on the wheels coming off at The Spinoff.

Quote:The Spinoff has lost nearly 90 per cent of its audience after moving to Friday’s 10.45pm “graveyard slot” on Three.

[…]The show, which was publicly funded by New Zealand on Air to the tune of $700,000, previously held Friday’s prime 9.45pm slot which has traditionally been home to comedy shows like Funny Girls and Jono and Ben.

It was pushed back after losing nearly half its viewership just three weeks in, when its target audience (viewers aged 25-54) dropped from 73,000 to just 35,000. It has been replaced with low-budget clip show Fail Army.End of quote.

If you’ve ever seen the show you’d know why. It’s gayer than Simon Bridges wearing a rainbow badge. Ok, I admit I’ve only seen one show and a bit but I’m not a masochist. If you watched the first show you got subjected to a rant against Whaleoil columnist Bob Jones by some chubby Maori chick after he hooked a bunch of SJWs with a surprise punch (and if you’re reading this Bob the boxing metaphor is for you). Oh, and speaking of chubby chicks just about all the women on it are chubby. As for the guys think young, snot-nosed, and gay in both senses of the word. Actually, you’ll be hard pressed to find a gayer show since Shortland Street.

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So um, this is hate speech?

Newshub helpfully provides a summary of what conservative centre-right controversial (-only-if-you-can’t-accept-basic facts) Canadian speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux believe. Quote.

Quote:Far-right activists Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern are set to visit New Zealand next month to do a public talk.

They’ve planned an event in Auckland on August 3, but no venue has been set and they’ve been banned from any Auckland Council owned venues.

The Immigration Minister has labelled their views “repugnant”.
So who are these people, and what do they believe?End of quote.

I admit I don’t know much about either Stefan or Lauren, so yep, what do they actually believe? Quote.

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Libertarian and pragmatic anarchist. Treat everything the media says as a lie and know the narrative. Facts trump rhetoric.

Government to drivers: Only electric cars for you!

Greens and the government threaten to go all in on electric cars. Quote.

Quote:If New Zealand is to meet its zero carbon pledge, nearly all the country’s cars will have to be zero-emission by 2050, Climate Change Minister James Shaw says.

As of June, roughly 8700 plug-in cars are on the road of a total fleet of more than four million.

[…]”We think that means about 95 percent of vehicles in the year 2050 will be zero-emissions vehicles.”End of quote.

Nothing but electric cars for you! Quote.

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The Alinsky offensive


Joseph Klein explains the left’s unhinged response to Trump’s immigration policies. Quote:

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Zero fees: Frank Spencer couldn’t have done a better job

Colour me surprised. Looks like one of the government’s flagship policies, the zero fees policy, is turning out to be a bit of disaster. RNZ reports.

Quote:Official figures show student numbers increased just 0.3 percent this year, which the organisation representing New Zealand’s universities says shows the zero fees policy is not working.End of quote.

Student numbers have increased just 0.3 percent. I can understand a zero-fees policy if it means more students. More students is good. More students means hopefully you get enough students who when they graduate end up benefiting the country and offsetting the cost of the zero fees scheme.

Except student numbers haven’t increased which means as taxpayers we’re just subsidising students who would have gone to uni anyway. Quote:

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Libertarian and pragmatic anarchist. Treat everything the media says as a lie and know the narrative. Facts trump rhetoric.

Virtue-signalling and reality: A lesson for business

Seems even big virtue-signalling companies can’t escape basic rules of economics. Breitbart reports:

Quote:Starbucks has announced that it will close 150 locations in some of the nation’s big cities to get ahead of its worst growth performance in nine years. But the company also admitted it is racing to blunt the effect of cities with higher minimum wages and other business-killing regulations.

[…]With new CEO Kevin Johnson beginning to make his mark on the coffee giant, the closures will hit corporate-owned locations mostly in densely populated areas in the U.S., meaning that the old joke that there is a Starbucks on every corner in America’s biggest cities may become a thing of the past.

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Libertarian and pragmatic anarchist. Treat everything the media says as a lie and know the narrative. Facts trump rhetoric.

Senior criminology lecturer says ‘free the weed’

 

Dr Fiona Hutton, a senior lecturer in criminology, talks some sense on drug-law reformQuote:

QuoI started 2018 with an unmistakable sense of optimism – after years of procrastinating and avoiding the evidence, a government was going to hold a referendum on legalising cannabis by 2020.

Could this be the beginning of an exciting new era of drug policy and drug law reform? Where policy was evidence based, where the harms from drug use could be effectively addressed, and where the damage from criminalisation could be stopped?

[…]My biggest fear is that the whole thing will end up being a rushed, misinformed, ill-thought-through debacle, and we will have missed a really important chance to make a difference; to respond to drug use and drug users differently and more effectively; to stop the harms related to underground markets and criminalisation. Prohibition of drugs has not stopped people using or having problems with them.

[…]I hope the powers that be will take action very soon to provide a balanced, well-produced, well-thought-out information campaign, to ensure New Zealanders are fully aware of what they are voting for.End of quote.

What will happen is that those for reform will provide reasoned, evidence-based arguments while those opposed will engage in lies, misinformation and emotion. This is because those opposed to reform have got nothing. Quote.

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