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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Taxpayers Union tweeted this yesterday

    This is not a joke. Something very odd just happened to our analyst.

    He received a response to an OIA request about Cabinet Papers presented by various ministers. He opened the attachment, and it wasn't what he was expecting:
    Good one, W69!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    Never more than Clueless Cindy's government.

    The days of promises of transparency & accountability are over - now it's naked attempts at cover-ups and spinning failures into successes.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-...WCNAQXGPZ2T3A/

    A prime example these days of the government stuff ups but attempting to spin as something positive.

    Vaccines (already in short supply) are sent without proper vaccination programs in place (revealing the shambles) so the 'surplus' vaccines are willy nilly used on any & sundry in case they expire - but the spin is that it is a positive thing!

    What tripe & garbage! It is not like the government did not have months and months to plan and organize the vaccination program!

    Excerpts from article above:

    "The DHB received an excess 1400 Covid-19 vaccine doses last week which would have expired yesterday.

    So if you think you are going to have vaccines that would expire rather than giving them to people, then give them to people."

    Meanwhile, there are border & frontline staff who are unvaccinated!
    Last edited by Balance; 15-04-2021 at 12:15 PM.

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    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/hea...-border-worker

    More spin - the border barrier against the virus is only as strong as its weakest point and this government has no idea how many quarantine staff have not been vaccinated and how many have not been tested regularly!

    Took a positive case to blow a big hole in the spin that they are doing a great job!

    What other holes are there out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/hea...-border-worker

    More spin - the border barrier against the virus is only as strong as its weakest point and this government has no idea how many quarantine staff have not been vaccinated and how many have not been tested regularly!

    Took a positive case to blow a big hole in the spin that they are doing a great job!

    What other holes are there out there?
    Are you the twin brother of Mike Hosking?

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    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/on-the-in...labour-lacking

    Amazing! Hard to believe but even Speaker Mallard was appalled at Labour's attempts to make a mockery & circus of the questioning of MIQ & frontline testing regime.

    A government of cover-ups and incompetence trying to hide their failures.

    And this is the despicable person, MP Dr Liz Craig, who thinks it is her job to hide the truth from the public :

    https://www.labour.org.nz/lizcraig

    With her type of deviousness & lack of transparency,, it's no wonder that this government is failing in eradicating and reducing child poverty, & improving child welfare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/on-the-in...labour-lacking

    Amazing! Hard to believe but even Speaker Mallard was appalled at Labour's attempts to make a mockery & circus of the questioning of MIQ & frontline testing regime.

    A government of cover-ups and incompetence trying to hide their failures.

    And this is the despicable person, MP Dr Liz Craig, who thinks it is her job to hide the truth from the public :

    https://www.labour.org.nz/lizcraig

    With her type of deviousness & lack of transparency,, it's no wonder that this government is failing in eradication child poverty & welfare.
    Whats it like being perfect Balance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim23 View Post
    Whats it like being perfect Balance?
    I'm surprised you think he's perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    I'm surprised you think he's perfect.
    Not bad for you, you made me laugh.

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    RadioNZ headline, "Government to give Amazon over $100m boost for Lord of the Rings filming"

    Let me see if I have this right? A socialist government is giving one of the richest men in the world a subsidy which will be paid for with workers taxes earned while sweating in shearing sheds or wiping residents bottoms in rest homes.

    Boop boop de do
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Munroe View Post
    RadioNZ headline, "Government to give Amazon over $100m boost for Lord of the Rings filming"

    Let me see if I have this right? A socialist government is giving one of the richest men in the world a subsidy which will be paid for with workers taxes earned while sweating in shearing sheds or wiping residents bottoms in rest homes.

    Boop boop de do
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    Hardly a surprise, is it?

    The photo-opportunities to come for Clueless Cindy will be priceless but the $100m are taxpayers' funds and are not hers or the Labour Party.

    $100m = Priceless for Clueless Cindy, fair exchange?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    I'm surprised you think he's perfect.
    No one is perfect except Clueless Cindy, according to the 'overwhelming' mandate given to her in the 2020 election - that's how the supporters and some of the posters here (especially the females) want her to be perceived.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marilyn Munroe View Post
    RadioNZ headline, "Government to give Amazon over $100m boost for Lord of the Rings filming"

    Let me see if I have this right? A socialist government is giving one of the richest men in the world a subsidy which will be paid for with workers taxes earned while sweating in shearing sheds or wiping residents bottoms in rest homes.

    Boop boop de do
    Marilyn
    Socialists have always been fond of redistribution. And just think - some of the sweaters and bottom wipers could become film directors or actors.

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    What's the old saying about candy and babies? Or am I thinking of fools and their - or rather, our, money?


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    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politi...VT63PJKLH36OY/

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    Despicable and totally irresponsible repugnant behaviour by Clueless Cindy’s lapdogs and bottom wipers to shut down and frustrate accountability & responsibility for the cock-ups at border controls.

    Disgusting display of incompetence & arrogance - worse possible combination in any person, let alone in government MPs and ministers charged with overseeing the health needs of the 'team of 5 million'.

    Excerpt :

    1. "Did you know returnees spend 14 days in MIQ after they arrive in New Zealand? Or that Covid-19 can be transmitted via air particles as well as droplets?

    The Labour MPs on Parliament's health committee apparently have such an insufficient grasp of such issues that they needed a 20-minute "idiot's guide" presentation from the heads of Health and MBIE this week."

    2. "When it was finally his turn, Bishop's line of questioning was broken up by Labour's Ginny Andersen asking about the benefits of giving vaccines to border workers first.

    And when Bishop tried to resume his questioning, Craig declared that time was up, noting the committee had already agreed to the 20-minute presentation in the first place."

    And here's why Cindy's bottom wipers panicked and shut down further questioning :

    " ..... committees are also invaluable opportunities for any MP - not just the Opposition - to grill officials on key issues, and there is none more important than the Covid response.

    Bishop's first question elicited the big reveal that an infected Grand Millennium security guard - who should be tested fortnightly - had gone untested for five months, and that MBIE didn't know how many MIQ workers were missing their regular tests."
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    This gov't re CoVid19 response is all just about "we will keep improving our procedures". Clueless to what they're doing actually but very concerned to put up a press con just to look good for their voters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tim23 View Post
    Whats it like being perfect Balance?
    He is not perfect, more obsessive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westerly View Post
    He is not perfect, more obsessive.

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    Obsessive maybe ....

    .... but not regressive like those who support the inability of Clueless Cindy & her team of nincompoops to learn from past mistakes (one after another after another)

    And

    Certainly not repressive of the truth and accountability by using spin & bull headed frustration efforts to hide mistakes and putting lives & livelihoods at risk.
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    When Mallard rules labour has indulged in despicable behaviour, surely it is truly despicable behaviour by the committee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post
    When Mallard rules labour has indulged in despicable behaviour, surely it is truly despicable behaviour by the committee.
    Not only despicable but increasingly desperate as this government shows itself clueless in the post lockdown world.

    Good summary here (albeit not objective) :

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...VQY7VDVPO5NOU/

    There is an emerging sense that New Zealand is drifting along post-Covid while much of the rest of the world cranks up.

    There is no momentum around vaccine rollouts,

    no obvious plan for economic recovery (in fact the reverse),

    nor

    any sign of a plan to open up to the world.

    Some days we seem stuck inside a never-ending loop of plugging holes in the border that we were previously led to believe were already plugged.
    Last edited by Balance; 17-04-2021 at 03:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post
    When Mallard rules labour has indulged in despicable behaviour, surely it is truly despicable behaviour by the committee.
    Yes, but the responsibility lies firmly with the Select Committee chair, Liz Craig. Copybook well and truly blotted.

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