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“I needed to know what was going on”

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This morning I attended an excellent, informative business breakfast in Auckland where the guest speaker was former Commissioner of Police, Mike Bush. He gave an erudite account of how management of a police force, and particularly being in charge of major disasters, bears a lot of similarity with business planning.

One of his examples of planning and control was the Christchurch mosque attack in March 2019. He described how at Police National HQ there was a planning room of a very decent size, where they would head to in the event of a major operation. As news broke of Tarrant’s mayhem, off they went to plan the response.

One of the first things he asked for was for the live Facebook coverage of the carnage to be displayed on the big screen. He simply explained that he had to know what was going on, in order for him, and the police in general, to be able to respond, and what better way to know what was happening than to watch it live, despite how distressing it was to everyone watching. But he reiterated, as distressing as it was, he explained again, “I needed to know what was going on”. The correct response was only possible if he knew what was being said and done.

Of course, when the madness ended, and the shock and sadness was setting in, we all still needed to know what went on so that, as a country, we could plan, respond and educate ourselves to ensure it never happened again. Yet, Tarrant’s manifesto was banned and de-platformed.

I have a book on my bookshelf simple called “Hitler”. It is a biography of the murderous tyrant written by English author, Ian Kershaw. I am creeping my way through it, mostly due to lack of time rather than lack of enthusiasm. There are some graphic accounts of the man’s evil thinking – it is, so far, exceptionally informative.

Last night on the news was a story about how some so-called “extremists” are attempting to gain entry to elected positions at the local body elections and how their views should be given no air time. On Newstalk ZB this afternoon, host Simon Barnett took a call from someone defending not only these “extremists” right to stand, but demanding it. He explained that only by hearing what they have to say, and what they stand for, can society decide it’s wrong and not vote for them. Barnett got agitated. He questioned the caller about someone who proffered homophobic or Islamophobic views and essentially said this speech should be banned, and this pretend person should be prevented from standing if espousing such hatred.

Yes, he was serious.

I was discussing last night’s news story with my wife. I said to her, in a somewhat angry state because she was tending to take the side of the “banners”, that it is impossible to educate children on right and wrong unless and until we hear the views of the “extremists”. How is it possible to know Hitler’s views are repulsive, and his actions abhorrent, unless both are written about and taught? How can I explain to my make believe young son that what Hitler did all those years ago, and what Tarrant did and said in 2019, was evil, wrong and repulsive unless there is an open debate around such views and actions and I/we can teach our children how wrong this is? Simply put, we cannot.

This is why the cancel culture is going to ruin the very outcome those pushing the culture cancel want.

If we, as a country/society, allow this to continue we will succumb to a pile of State-fed propaganda, or misinformation. Sean Plunket came across it yesterday:

I agree with Lucia Maria in this post. I have been writing on political blogs since about 2004, so 18 years or so. I have studied politics and watched it since about 1996. I have never experienced the degradation of a free society more than I have in the last 2-3 years: I think this is the most serious issue facing this country.

Unless we have politicians in this country willing to promote and advocate for extremists to espouse their views, we will end up with a society of violence by extremists.

As Mike Bush put it this morning, in order to plan and respond for the future, “We need to know what is going on”. I expand that to what is being said.

Written by Nick K

September 6, 2022 at 10:09 pm

No words necessary

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Written by Nick K

August 27, 2022 at 7:38 pm

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Lying disinformation from the Ministry of Health

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Recently, a Te Whatu Ora/Health New Zealand print advertisement run in most major newspapers included the text “Protect them for life. Immunise. COVID-19 vaccinations available for tamariki now”.

The Te Whatu Ora/Health New Zealand (Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora) print advertisement shows four images of children interacting with parents/caregivers, a child being vaccinated, a father and child walking on the beach, a father and daughter doing a high five and a mother giving a thumbs up to her son. The wording states: “Protect them for life. Immunise. COVID-19 vaccinations are available for tamariki aged 5-11. To make a booking for your whanau or find a walk-in centre visit BookMyVaccine.nz or call 0800 28 29 26.” The advertisement includes the New Zealand Government and Ministry of Health logos.

Twenty nine people complained that the ad was misleading, false and some said it was criminally negligent to run such an ad.

The ASA upheld the complaint. It said, “The Board said the advertisement was misleading
because it implied if you vaccinate your child against COVID-19, this could protect them for
life, meaning for the rest of their life
“.

Disinformation by the government. Someone should inform these people.

Written by Nick K

August 24, 2022 at 10:14 pm

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From He Puapua

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I don’t know why I’m reading this on a quiet Sunday night, but perhaps it’s because it is a quiet Sunday night.

Discuss!

Written by Nick K

August 21, 2022 at 10:27 pm

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One reason why trust in the Covid “scam” has gone

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Something for The Veteran to watch – it’s only 7 minutes long, and is but a snippet of the misinformation/disinformation that was given to us by governments during the “scam”.

Key quote on reinfections following the *cough cough* vaccine, “I think it was hope that the vaccine would work in that way”.

Hope. Not science. Hope:

Jordan asked Birx if the government was lying or guessing when it told the public that people who received the vaccination couldn’t get COVID. Birx responded that she did not know. However, she continued, “All I know is there was evidence from the global pandemic that natural reinfection was occurring. Since the vaccine was based on natural immunity, you cannot make the conclusion that the vaccine will do better than natural infection. Although it can often do slightly better.”

Why didn’t she speak up about this while still in office? Public health “experts” like Dr. Anthony Fauci actively tried to convince Americans that natural immunity was inferior to the jabs.

So, why was Dr. Birx vaccinated and masked? She continued: “Because I knew potentially vaccine immunity would wane like natural immunity waned. There was evidence that every four months, reinfection was occurring in South Africa.” That seems like it should have been part of informed consent before Americans decided to take an experimental vaccine or give it to their children. Four months of coverage seems like a risk-benefit ratio Americans should have been able to calculate for themselves.

Here’s a 2 minute clip of the same.

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June 28, 2022 at 10:54 pm

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Can someone explain this?

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Can someone explain this?

Written by Nick K

June 27, 2022 at 10:37 pm

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Disgusting medical apartheid in NZ

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https://www.facebook.com/1242624693/videos/383289347107092/

Supported by the two major parties. Indeed, when people converged on parliament’s grounds to protest at such abhorrence, the fascists called the cops and beat up old men, women (like this nurse) and used tear gas. These people were fighting for their livelihoods. The MPs were supposed to be representing them. Instead, they all sheltered behind their four-walled offices.

And most egregious of all, our PM in waiting gave a self-effacing speech in parliament congratulating the police for their work.

I am the only writer on this blog who has been a serving policeman, and what I saw that day sickened me to my core. Not my cops. Not my country.

#EndTheMandates

Written by Nick K

June 19, 2022 at 10:11 pm

Why hasn’t Chris Luxon or the National Party spoken out against this?

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It is this sort of pervasive garbage that is leading this country down a path of racial separatism and apartheid. It might be marginally forgivable had this speech been given by a lecturer at Waikato University to a class of first year sociology students. But instead it’s a speech by the Reserve Bank Governor!

I am actually so incensed by this garbage from the Reserve Bank at a time where its policies have caused massive economic problems, I have returned to this blog. Yes, it does take a lot.

If NAct is the next government, their goal has to be to destroy the Cultural Marxism that is absolutely embedded in this country now. I think David Seymour slightly understands this, hence this press release, but it seems Chris Luxon is probably too busy in his Te Reo lessons to notice there is a major problem.

Written by Nick K

June 15, 2022 at 9:23 pm

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Why I am losing faith/have lost faith in politicians

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Only a small thing, or small things, but Chris Luxon gave a State of the Nation speech today and said this:

There’s the 10 year bright line test extension – a capital gains tax by stealth.

There’s the removal of interest deductibility on rental properties – a tax on Kiwi’s who’ve worked hard and put their life savings into a rental.

There’s the new 39 per cent top income tax rate, which is a boon for tax lawyers and accountants, but betrays this Government’s attitude to ambition and will make it harder to attract top talent to our shores

Facts:

  • National, under John Key, introduced the brightline test. Sure, it was two years, but it was our first ever capital gains tax by stealth, that he accuses Labour of.
  • In terms of interest deductibility, National started down that path by a) in 2010, again under John Key, removing the ability to claim depreciation on residential property buildings, and b) bringing in rules that ringfenced losses on residential investment properties so that such losses could not be offset against personal tax liability – this was, in roundabout terms, and to use Luxon’s own words, “a tax on Kiwi’s (sic) who’ve worked hard and put their life savings into a rental.”

Finally, Luxon appears to protest the 39% top tax rate, but then says this, “We aren’t calling on Labour to change the 39% threshold because it only came into effect recently.”

That’s code for, “we won’t change that” – and I know why, he wants to appeal to middle New Zealand, the grafters who might vote Labour. He needs these votes to win the election, not Act votes. Recent polls have not bridged the gap much. Luxon has simply taken the National votes that were with Act while Collins was leader, and he needs “middle New Zealand”. If he suggested the 39% rate be abolished, Labour would have a field day with their “rich prick” envy and hate dogma.

I get that, and won’t criticise him for it. Because my mind at the moment is focused on removing the current communists that are ruining our country. We can all focus on what Luxon says; I am much more interested in what he actually does.

Written by Nick K

March 6, 2022 at 5:02 pm

Bail condition that National/Act support

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Leighton Baker’s bail condition – former political opponent of the government.

Written by Nick K

March 3, 2022 at 8:51 pm

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