United’s Attempts to End Transfer Window Chaos – Impose Martial Law !

Capricorn Astrology Research

We have finally reached the point where 50% of the world’s wealth has been trousered by 1% of the population.

It seems that the rest of us can do nothing about this state of affairs rather than hope to persuade some of these billionaires to humiliate themselves by buying a football club.

For some reason, the notorious acumen of these people deserts them immediately as they start acting like a 4 year old who has just discovered Football Manager.

Take Roman Abramovich for example. The Sun in Scorpio trine the Moon in Pisces and square to Jupiter, enabled him to ruthlessly and secretively exploit the post Soviet chaos to end up owning most of Russia’s oil.

But since he bought Chelsea 12 years ago it seems he’s been trying to give it all back.

In that time, Abramovich has got rid of 9 managers at a compensation cost of £ 72m, despite them…

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A footnote on Anzac Day 2018

Auckland Peace Action

When, like me, you’ve spent several years trying to share narratives about ANZAC day that don’t match up with the officially sanctioned ones, you begin after a while to hear certain phrases repeated back at you. One which I hear quite often from otherwise quite reasonable people is that the ceremonies are a commemoration rather than a celebration, and thus do not glorify war, as we claim that they do. While this is not entirely false, it misses the point, which is that the way in which the ceremonies are carried out is carefully crafted so as to present an image of our history that does glorify war. In short, it’s not what’s said at the ceremony, it’s what the ceremony says.

It’s worth noting to start with that New Zealand, as with most colonial countries, has a pathological level of apathy towards the study of history. The majority of…

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Free Meth/The War on P

Trickle

So almost 10 years ago, the National Government announced its ‘WAR ON P’.
 
Since then, usage rates have remained exactly the same, arrests have gone way up and things are actually getting worse.
 
Who would have thought? Why does this happen?
 
When meth first hit the scene, I was there. This was in the early 2000’s. All the gangs switched to making it or selling it and it became difficult to source other drugs. Many non gang sources did the same.
 
LSD, speed, oil, hash, ecstasy, ketamine, all those fun drugs which used properly, respectfully and by knowledgeable adults, can lead to a great night in, a night out out or ‘into the within’, disappeared. Cannabis was still plentiful but it became harder to get all those other things, and easier to buy meth. While its always been hard to get things like cocaine in NZ…

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War Expo … thoughts

Church in Progress

It’s hard to write about my experiences of blockading the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) 2017 forum at Westpac Stadium in Wellington. I think it’s because I’m showing signs of grieving – I’m exhausted, I cry unexpectedly and it feels like I’m yearning for something.

But why would I be grieving?

My guess is I’m in the process of saying goodbye to the world-view that I once knew. The world in which police were there to protect me, a place where people didn’t really, surely, enjoy making money from dealing in weapons of mass destruction and full of people who didn’t mind taking an extra ten minutes to get to work if it meant supporting a peaceful protest.

It was an early start on Tuesday for us and our travelling buddies from ROCC and SOUL. The aim was to meet up with all the other protesters at 6.30am…

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Pukaha Mt Bruce, 49 dead kiwi since 2013 – only one ever tested for poisoning – from DoC’s own records

Rangitikei Enviromental Health Watch

Published on Mar 10, 2017

Pukaha – Mt Bruce is a 942 hectare, un-fenced wildlife project situated in the Wairarapa Region of the North Island of New Zealand. It claims great success in the recovery of re-introduced bird species like kiwi – but the dark truth is, that kiwi are dying in large numbers, and the decline is directly pointing to pesticides like the aerially spread 1080 poison, or their failure to kill targeted species. This clip investigates the claims and catastrophes that are Mt Bruce …

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What does it mean when the magistrate says “what would you like to do?”

The Runaway Contract

There have been a number of people in court situations where the magistrate/judge has asked “so what would you like to do?”.

This is a significant statement and offers several clues to your current situation, some you may have missed.

The bottom line is the magistrate/judge is giving you a big helping hand (at least a temporary one).

This statement is indicative of a missing step in your process or your ongoing actions in court. You may have even resolved the matter without knowing it eg through your process that shows agreement.

To be clear the magistrate cannot give you legal advice, but can make “teasing” statements/questions that might indicate the court is awaiting some key action from you in order to move forward or even close out a proceeding.

For example, if there is agreement via an administrative process or claim, yet the prosecution continues to argue and distract…

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Short-term gain for long-term pain: my final pre-election thoughts

Mandy Hager

This has been one hell of a roller-coaster of an election season! I’m not sure I’ve ever felt such heady highs or at other times been plunged so low. For what it’s worth, these are my final thoughts (as posted in Kapiti Independent News):

I couldn’t watch last night’s leader’s debate. As the clock rolled around towards seven p.m. I started to feel sick with nerves, knowing I would have to sit through Mike Hosking cynically manipulating the discussion in National’s favour and Bill English perpetrating lies. From what I’ve read and heard since then, that’s exactly how it panned out.

With the most recent poll shifting the balance back towards National, I’m left wondering what has happened to the people of this country? It used to be we were known for generosity and a desire to see people treated with fairness and dignity (albeit not Maori, who are…

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