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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    It's politics we are discussing here and Luxon simply does not get the art of politics.

    It's the flea or ant in the ear which annoys the patient the most and drive them insane, not the deep wound on the feet.
    I would suggest the exact opposite.
    Luxon knows he can't lose the more reasonable middle ground, the swing voters that decide elections.
    The centrist doesn't have the extreme views of the likes of NZF or ACT, they are voters who will drop National if they become too extreme, underperform or other, they are fickle & its for these same sort of reasons they dropped Labour & elected the coalition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjauck View Post
    So in which country is your tropical beach paradise with an “international” school? Why don’t you leave miserable NZ now?
    In my own good time and on my terms.

    And are you seriously unaware of international schools operated by highly reputable and respected educational establishments in cities/countries where there are large expat communities? So their children can receive world class education to go to top colleges and universities in the West? Obviously not University of Otago or wtf they call themselves these days and falsely claim that they are rated in the top 1% of universities in the world.

    https://www.international-schools-da...com/in/da-nang

    https://www.international-schools-da...m/in/singapore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    In my own good time and on my terms.

    And are you seriously unaware of international schools operated by highly reputable and respected educational establishments in cities/countries where there are large expat communities? So their children can receive world class education to go to top colleges and universities in the West? Obviously not University of Otago or wtf they call themselves these days and falsely claim that they are rated in the top 1% of universities in the world.

    https://www.international-schools-da...com/in/da-nang

    https://www.international-schools-da...m/in/singapore
    Sure international schools and access to the top universities comes at a cost. I am aware. So your tropical beach paradise is in Vietnam. In international comparisons of measure of quality of life, political corruption etc., NZ scores far in excess of Vietnam. However kudos for being wealthy enough to have a second home in a tropical beach paradise and have access to services that most of the local population cannot afford. You can choose whichever location pleases you at the time.

    There is much that can be improved in NZ. While not necessarily agreeing with all their policies, I appreciate that NZF and ACT really do want improvements and the best for NZ. Unfortunately your recent comments do not lend to themselves to the same conclusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daytr View Post
    I would suggest the exact opposite.
    Luxon knows he can't lose the more reasonable middle ground, the swing voters that decide elections.
    The centrist doesn't have the extreme views of the likes of NZF or ACT, they are voters who will drop National if they become too extreme, underperform or other, they are fickle & its for these same sort of reasons they dropped Labour & elected the coalition.
    Watch what happens next election if Luxon continues along the current spineless track.

    ACT & NZF will take more of the traditional National votes and leave National in a weakened position.

    Good example of the public mood :

    https://thebfd.co.nz/2024/05/16/new-...own-the-dunny/

    " ...... Winstonís no weirdos in womenís bathrooms bill. The Labour Party are all in on opposing this and I suggested that they should go for it, that Winston had the right of it. It turns out Winston and I were right.

    Family First commissioned a poll to see what the public thinks and, what do you know, Kiwis think the same as Winston."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    Watch what happens next election if Luxon continues along the current spineless track.

    ACT & NZF will take more of the traditional National votes and leave National in a weakened position.

    Good example of the public mood :

    https://thebfd.co.nz/2024/05/16/new-...own-the-dunny/

    " ...... Winstonís no weirdos in womenís bathrooms bill. The Labour Party are all in on opposing this and I suggested that they should go for it, that Winston had the right of it. It turns out Winston and I were right.

    Family First commissioned a poll to see what the public thinks and, what do you know, Kiwis think the same as Winston."
    NZF & ACT have lost more support than any other party since the election I believe. Happy to stand corrected. If you think more people are going to swing harder right, I think you are mistaken.

    Elections are still won in the middle ground, that 20% swing voter. I think you will find voters wanted a rebalance not a full swing of the pendulum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    Watch what happens next election if Luxon continues along the current spineless track.

    ACT & NZF will take more of the traditional National votes and leave National in a weakened position.

    Good example of the public mood :

    https://thebfd.co.nz/2024/05/16/new-...own-the-dunny/

    " ...... Winstonís no weirdos in womenís bathrooms bill. The Labour Party are all in on opposing this and I suggested that they should go for it, that Winston had the right of it. It turns out Winston and I were right.

    Family First commissioned a poll to see what the public thinks and, what do you know, Kiwis think the same as Winston."
    Funnily enough I was reading an article in the herald this morning about a person who was upset working for Taika Waititi. The person goes by They/Them and suffered abuse and a back injury and PTSD apparently.

    The article initially sounded as though it was lots of people, until you realised they were talking about one whiny idiot. It makes you wonder why the herald would pander to these *ucktards.

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    Kudos to the coalition for banning phones in schools. Anecdotal feedback I have heard as follows.

    One kid not bothering to take their phone to school at all. Why? Because phones are no longer cool.

    Heaps more kids now running around and playing at lunchtime. Being far more active and interacting more with each other.

    This could be one of the most significant policy changes that this Government makes and its positive impact could be far reaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Funnily enough I was reading an article in the herald this morning about a person who was upset working for Taika Waititi. The person goes by They/Them and suffered abuse and a back injury and PTSD apparently.

    The article initially sounded as though it was lots of people, until you realised they were talking about one whiny idiot. It makes you wonder why the herald would pander to these *ucktards.
    Surely the important issue is the alleged trauma and abuse, not the gender of the person, and whether the Herald knew the gender, or asked how the person wanted to be identified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Funnily enough I was reading an article in the herald this morning about a person who was upset working for Taika Waititi. The person goes by They/Them and suffered abuse and a back injury and PTSD apparently.

    The article initially sounded as though it was lots of people, until you realised they were talking about one whiny idiot. It makes you wonder why the herald would pander to these *ucktards.
    All in the name of Wokeism.

    The Herald and MSM prefer to butcher the English language and grammar rather than use a more suitable way of describing an individual - could be he, she, it or "name' when it is but an individual. Instead they use 'they'.

    Fxxk the whole lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjauck View Post
    Surely the important issue is the alleged trauma and abuse, not the gender of the person, and whether the Herald knew the gender, or asked how the person wanted to be identified.
    "She" wanted to use the "they" pronoun, not the Herald making the decision. Bloody confusing when reading the article. Makes it sound like a whole bunch of them were effected (or should that be affected haha)

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