Slept through it...
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Wow, looking at some of these posts it's like the North Korean justice system is better than Japan's. Like in Japan they force you to talk by pulling out fingernails and drilling into your kneecaps. And the US system is complicit in the torture of these fine people
Japan's justice system is full of documented physical and mental torture cases.
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Tremendously sad news. Japan's highly flawed and racist justice system will ensure they are not given a just or civilised trial.
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two of NZ's very worst parliamentarians arguing past each other in a complete bonfire of vanities. The moronic Mallard and the ultra-precious Waititi. Waititi continues his ranting of racist exceptionalism and Mallard just keeps being Mallard; now universally considered the worst Speaker in our history.
Neckties may well be anachronistic and silly - but parliament was surveyed, and voted in majority (across parties) to keep them. But, of course, a radical like Waititi wants to be seen as special. How far is he willing to go? Would he give up his huge taxpayer funded salary to quit in a principled stance? Or will he just whip out the tired, boorish old trope about maori exceptionalism? It's a trick question: he will do the latter.
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A result that we can all get behind and enjoy
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Congratulations America on ending racism ;)
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Digital produces a purer sound. That is just a fact. People like analogue because of the imperfections in the recording medium
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The climate is always changing. The extent to which humans can effect it is contentious at best. Our ability to change in ways we deem positive is almost entirely conjecture
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Surely we all realise that this is not going ahead in 2021?
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Why must we be equal? What does that even mean? Humans are different: the two genders are different, cultures are different, races are different. These are facts, confirmed by research and biology. Men are better at some things women are better at others. I haven't seen anyone complain or worry that women far outweigh men as nurses or school teachers. In western countries women far outnumber men in law and veterinary studies.... no one seems to want to""equalise"" those areas. This is just more neo-marxist, woke nonsense.
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Time to let it go
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whilst this was a masterclass in discipline and patience - really NZ should have scored 60 points. Argentina being prevented from their litany of cheap shots and off the ball play from the 1st test were too busy tackling to ever fire a shot.
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She probably told Joe. "Well first you need a tiny country of 5 million people at the end of the world surrounded by a giant moat. Then, no public transport to speak of and an aversion to taking trains for travel. NZ was as much a beneficiary of its own isolation as anything else.
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I really do enjoy how Cindy Ardern talks like a progressive and acts like a neo-liberal conservative. How long before her sycophantic followers wise-up. Japan of course are the exact opposite; free Trade is fine.... so long as all our major industries are protected with tariffs and subsidies.
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NZ should just withdraw - they would have won it with ease anyway
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Jacinda is nothing more than a populist. This, like so many of her colation's failed policies, is little more than a virtue signal. Having now now wasted billions of dollars, this meaningless little bit of fiscal adjustment has the effect of creating some schadenfreude amongst the left whilst accomplishing effectively nothing for the government books. Cindy the PR princess strikes again
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Hilarious - I won't be bothering with a shot UNLESS it is free. simple as
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As a new zealander I am so proud that we do not have a death sentence in NZ. Despite the heinous nature of his crimes, Brenton Tarrant has been served justice, and not just revenge. Well done on this civilised decision.
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what could possibly go wrong??
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The best players, the best coaches and the best refs... perfect!
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@robert maes Air BnB should never have been allowed to do business. It is completely unfair and unsafe competition for hotels
Utter rubbish. It's called the free market. If hotels are struggling to compete with Air BnBs then they need to adjust their prices.
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Australia have moved ahead of NZ in their response now. Well done Oz
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wagyu - the biggest scam in global beef. NZ Grass fed Angus any day of the week
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it was just a couple of weeks ago that Japan was patting itself on the back and humble-bragging to the world. This is heading towards a big ugly mess in Japan
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Ardern was late to grasp the extent of the crisis and eventually moved as public and expert advice glamouring for action forced her hand. The media here (and abroad) have painted her as some kind of messiah figure but the truth is that she little more than a mouthpiece for the technocracy that actually runs NZ.
The OECD now state that NZ's economy will be the hardest hit in the developed world. Had the borders been closed earlier and the lockdown begun a week prior things may have been different. Luckily NZ is isolated and small and those are the main reasons NZ has not had a huge outbreak.
The cost will be vast though - both to our civil liberties (which have already suffered greatly under socialist Ardern's 'stewardship' and also to our economy.
When this minority coalition was formed (against the prevalent will of the country in 2017) - it was clear that Ardern and her cabinet were not ready or equipped to lead. Multiple failures in enacting policy and an unstable cabinet, at the mercy of the tiny NZ First party who have carte blanche to act despite only enjoying 3% support nationwide, had actually had Ardern sliding towards defeat in this year's general election. Crisis polls have approval ratings quite high, but they drop in the months following the lockdown. Given the pending devastation of the NZ economy...one can only hope this woman is thrown out of office sooner rather than later.
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totally not going to happen within 18 months. International travel is all but done until a vaccine is mass-produced.
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This is just the start. Japan did not move quickly enough and the peak is still weeks away.
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