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    rdytdy got a reaction from Gruff in Jacinda Ardern   
    Trouble at Trough. It was revealed today that a new trough will need to be constructed at a public cost of $345 million. A spokesman for the construction company doing the build, a Mr Hone Haraworry, said that the old trough was only 30 metres long and could no longer accommodate the huge numbers now slurping from it. That aside, it was obvious that the old nails holding it together had been sucked out due to the massive suction forces bearing down on the old timbers. Huge snouts had now deformed those same timbers and some of the gravy had spilled out onto the ground where “some of the common people had unfortunately found access to the spills. “Sharing was not what troughing was all about”, he said, wiping a large, thick, congealing dribble of gravy off his chin. When asked as to why the cost was so high, Mr Haraworry explained that it was now built from carved native timbers (of course), it had to be both glued and screwed together, it had to be another 20 metres long and much wider to accommodate the ever increasing girths of the jowls of the troughers. In addition to that it was now placed on a chest high plinth so stomachs could fit into the capacious spaces underneath. But the bulk of the cost, he indicated, came from the need for a renewable energy source, a small wind farm and geothermal station in fact, to heat the gravy and pump it from the public collection vat and thence into the trough. Another spokesman, Mr Wiley Jerkoffson, said that the trough was in fact very good value and would serve Maori and other politicians with like ideologies until an even bigger one was needed. That could be as early as next week. A little later in the day the minister for Anti Democracy, Nono Myhooter, said that a law had just been passed under urgency to retain the trough just for Maori. “This was an initiative, by Maori, for Maori, to Maori and showed abundantly clearly what could be done with the advantage of a Maori world view on troughs’, she said. The PM, that night issued an apology to Maori for having to suffer the indignities of inadequate troughage, announcing with a brow furrow that went right up to the hairline that a new initiative on the matter would be in place as soon as the various committees, sub committees, working groups, advisory panels and formative consolidations were put in place to facilitate an in depth enquiry.” This enquiry would of course”, she said, “be by Maori, for Maori, to Maori.”
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    rdytdy got a reaction from Ohokaman in Jacinda Ardern   
    Trouble at Trough. It was revealed today that a new trough will need to be constructed at a public cost of $345 million. A spokesman for the construction company doing the build, a Mr Hone Haraworry, said that the old trough was only 30 metres long and could no longer accommodate the huge numbers now slurping from it. That aside, it was obvious that the old nails holding it together had been sucked out due to the massive suction forces bearing down on the old timbers. Huge snouts had now deformed those same timbers and some of the gravy had spilled out onto the ground where “some of the common people had unfortunately found access to the spills. “Sharing was not what troughing was all about”, he said, wiping a large, thick, congealing dribble of gravy off his chin. When asked as to why the cost was so high, Mr Haraworry explained that it was now built from carved native timbers (of course), it had to be both glued and screwed together, it had to be another 20 metres long and much wider to accommodate the ever increasing girths of the jowls of the troughers. In addition to that it was now placed on a chest high plinth so stomachs could fit into the capacious spaces underneath. But the bulk of the cost, he indicated, came from the need for a renewable energy source, a small wind farm and geothermal station in fact, to heat the gravy and pump it from the public collection vat and thence into the trough. Another spokesman, Mr Wiley Jerkoffson, said that the trough was in fact very good value and would serve Maori and other politicians with like ideologies until an even bigger one was needed. That could be as early as next week. A little later in the day the minister for Anti Democracy, Nono Myhooter, said that a law had just been passed under urgency to retain the trough just for Maori. “This was an initiative, by Maori, for Maori, to Maori and showed abundantly clearly what could be done with the advantage of a Maori world view on troughs’, she said. The PM, that night issued an apology to Maori for having to suffer the indignities of inadequate troughage, announcing with a brow furrow that went right up to the hairline that a new initiative on the matter would be in place as soon as the various committees, sub committees, working groups, advisory panels and formative consolidations were put in place to facilitate an in depth enquiry.” This enquiry would of course”, she said, “be by Maori, for Maori, to Maori.”
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    rdytdy got a reaction from Gruff in Jacinda Ardern   
    Barry Soper: Labour denying democratic rights of ratepayers with Māori ward move
    Jacinda Ardern and Nanaia Mahuta. (Photo / NZ Herald) This was a sleight of hand by Labour. The party should have campaigned on Māori wards for the country's councils during the last election.
    Just after the landslide they declared their hand on what is a significant change that shouldn't be underestimated. They’re removing the ratepayers’ right to instigate a binding referendum if they can drum up the support of five percent of their fellow voters to get it up and running.
    Attempts in the past have shown there’s no ratepayer appetite for Māori wards.  Since the Helen Clark Government passed a law almost 20 years ago making provision for Māori wards, 24 councils have tried to put them in place.
    But the veto power of the ratepayers took over and just three of the attempts have been successful.
    Still, it’s made no impression on this Labour Government. The democratic rights of ratepayers are being denied, despite what they say.
    As some sort of justification the Minister sponsoring the bill, Nanaia Mahuta, crowed in Parliament about how many councils had made submissions supporting the Government’s moves.  Time and time again she told the urgent debate on removing the veto that 21 councils made submissions on the bill and all were in favour.
    Hardly overwhelming support for the move considering the country at last count had 78 councils: 11 regional councils and 61 territorial authorities (50 district councils and 11 city councils).
    Former Air New Zealand boss and now National MP Christopher Luxon, who’s got the local government job for his sins, must be reflecting on how good corporate life was compared to this.
    Luxon made the point that regional councils can have binding referendums on virtually anything, like the colour of the town hall, whether you are going to build a library or where you are going to put a swimming pool.
    He says a binding referendum can be applied to anything but not to a Maori ward under Labour’s changes.
    Luxon reckons if it’s just about representation, it’s already being achieved.   
    You only have to look at the biggest Māori caucus Labour has ever had in Parliament and in local Government people are getting elected to councils, he says, not because of the colour of their skin, but because they’re fundamentally equal.
    The point is if Māori are interested in serving on councils, although given the state of most of them you would have to wonder why, then they should put their hand up along with the rest of us.
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    rdytdy got a reaction from Midget in Jacinda Ardern   
    Barry Soper: Failure to hold Trevor Mallard to account shows Labour's hypocrisy
    Jacinda Ardern preaches about it time and again: How we should all be kind to each other and to look after our wellbeing.
    Well, the Prime Minister's just lost all moral authority to preach to us about niceness, because on that score she's failed miserably - and so have her Labour sheep in Parliament.
    You just had to hear them bleating in Parliament's debating chamber as National's Chris Bishop attempted against all odds to move a vote of no confidence in Speaker Trevor Mallard.
    It was against all odds because the odds in this Parliament are heavily weighted in Labour's 
    favour. It takes only one of the sheep to bleat and the motion fails, as it did overwhelmingly in this case.
    If they were an open and transparent Government, if they were democratic and prepared to have the country listen to why National's lost confidence in Mallard, they could have remained silent and the debate could proceed, even if at the end of it Mallard would remain in his job.
    Perhaps they felt the argument for removing him would have been so overwhelming - and it would have been - that their defence of him would have burned their political capital in bucket loads.
    So in reality they are now telling us it's okay to call a man a rapist, to ruin his life leaving him bereft and jobless? Well, that would seem to be the case.
    For Ardern to simply say Mallard made a mistake and he's atoned with an apology for it is simply not good enough.
    Within 24 hours of labelling the man a rapist, Mallard says he realised he was wrong. But he waited for 18 months, leaving the taxpayer with a $330,000 legal bill, before he admitted it. He waited for the last day Parliament was sitting to make public his dreadful mistake and issue an apology, on the same day that the Royal Commission into the mosque shootings delivered its report and knowing Ardern had finished her round for media interviews for the year.
    This was simply his attempt to bury it, to hope no one noticed.
    Mallard may be safe in his job but is now without any moral authority.
    The whole case is about, in Mallard's case, power over the powerless.
    This case also says a lot about what a cowered society we have become.
    I was the only journalist to seek out the aggrieved man to hear his side of the story. Others it seems were too timid, presumably afraid of being labelled themselves for protecting and defending a rapist, as I was on many occasions.
    I lived under a hail of social media abuse and vitriol which of course paled into insignificance compared to what Mallard's target was condemned to live through.
    This has been the shabbiest episode of inequality that I've experienced since starting work at Parliament before Jacinda Ardern was born.
    If this is the Prime Minister's view of being kind and caring for the wellbeing of others, I'm most certainly not on the team five million to whom she so frequently refers.
     
     
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    rdytdy got a reaction from Midget in Jacinda Ardern   
    A Labour Government of 65 Non Achievers
     
     
    By JC
    We are approximately three months into the second term of a Labour Government and already their list of non-achievements is mounting up. They are showing themselves up to be what they are, a group who are very good at doing the talking but pretty abysmal at doing the walking.
    There is a case that can be made that this is a new government but in reality that doesn’t hold a lot of water. It is the same bunch of no-hopers with the addition of some more useless add-ons. All they had to do was pick up where they left off. Of course, as we all know, there was precious little to pick up.
     
    The same bunch of no-hopers with the addition of a some more useless add-ons. Some of the headlines from just the past month make interesting reading. The year started with a riot at Waikeria Prison. In this case the government decided not to even talk let alone walk. Their answer was to just let their core voters burn the prison to the ground. Frankly, I’d be embarrassed to have those types as part of my core voter base. Jacinda, though, kept her smiley face, ladling out hokey pokey ice cream on the Coromandel. This is the lady who, prior to the holidays, said her mobile apparatus would be permanently attached to her anatomy in case of a crisis. They’re easy to lose I guess.
     
    Newshub released a timeline showing it took 65 days to close the border. How many times have we been fed the lie that they went hard and early? Well, ad nauseam actually.
    An OECD report found we top the list of OECD for unaffordable housing. What is this Government’s answer? Bring in law changes affecting landlords that will push up rents and revert to a policy of building state houses similar to that of the Labour Government of the 1930s.
    Jacinda’s serving of ice creams must have been the sweetener required for her announcement that the borders would most probably be closed for all of this year. She certainly went hard and early with that one! Where does that leave her talk of travel bubbles with Australia and the Cook Islands?
    We also learned from Stuff that the Government did no cost-benefit analysis when its final stage Cabinet paper was drawn up last year. This is a $10 billion dollar project. They were voting on who to get to carry out the project without even a business case! As we have since learned, it’s too complex a project to undertake without international expertise.
    More bad news for the government came from the NZ Herald in an article accusing them of lying about Police numbers. Without going into detail, this is using numbers concerning new recruits and twisting them to suit your narrative in order to prove a point. By doing this they are lying and they know it. But hey, why stop a habit that saw a landslide result at the ballot box?
    Treasury has given advice that they’re not sure exactly how much the government is spending on third-party social services. According to Stuff Treasury estimates about $7.8 billion or seven per cent is spent in this area. But like light rail, the Government hasn’t any idea if we are getting value for money.
    What this all means is voters in this country need to wake up. We are being governed by a bunch of numpties who either don’t understand the importance of economics or who are just plain ignorant of it. This is the same government who achieved nothing in their first term and with the second term just starting it is obvious things are going the same way. Without wishing to insult Dean Barker, watching him and his boat perform reminded me of this government. The difference was that the helming of the boat was not altogether Dean’s fault: there were mechanical problems, whereas the government’s disasters are entirely of their own making.
    One could be forgiven for thinking that the handbrake, in the form of Winston Peters, was still there. The truth is that there are 65 non-achievers sitting in Wellington unable to govern because, in all honesty, it is beyond them. They have neither the ability or the know-how. The appalling reality of this is that these people are picking up huge pay cheques each week at our expense for doing a job that is beyond their abilities.
    To quote Nigel Farage in a speech to the European Parliament
    That to me pretty much sums up this Government.
     
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    rdytdy got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Jacinda Ardern   
    Photoshopped image credit Luke.  
    Speaking of wimps:
     

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    rdytdy got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Jacinda Ardern   
    No Dignity or Honesty in Parliament
    Profile Over Proficiency, Exposure Over Expediency and Dishonesty Over Ethics  
    By George
     
    I’m starting to wonder what the hell is going on! We have a Government which has total control of Parliament with the power to immediately close down any debate that may expose its dishonesty, deceit or just plain incompetence. It has a Speaker whose lack of impartiality demonstrates just how contaminated the environment has become. When Ardern was asked by Collins, “Was it misleading for the Government to tell Kiwis we’re at the front of the queue for the vaccine?”, Ardern replied, “No!” Apparently, misleading is not lying.
     
    A vote of “no confidence” in the Speaker, put forward by National, was immediately quashed by Labour. Both these issues are very serious and required debate. The Speaker has the protection of Labour and Labour is protected by the Speaker. And the most debated issue of the day? What to wear around your damn neck in Parliament!
    Photoshopped image credit Boondecker. The BFD. Parliament was once a place where dignity had status. It was once an establishment where those who had the privilege of representing their constituents took their roles seriously. It has now descended into a coliseum of clowns.
     
    Ardern in her pursuit of fame has lost control of reality. Profile over proficiency, exposure over expediency and dishonesty over ethics. If ever the office of PM has been devalued it is through the appointment of Ardern. To have such an inexperienced and clueless leader could never end well. I believe the chickens are coming home to roost.
    This year, hopefully, there will be no calamities to divert attention from the appalling mismanagement of our fiscal wellbeing. Statistics only tell you what the Government wants to portray. I believe at least half the population is relying on Government subsidies and support.
    Unemployment is easy to control if the Government is paying the wages. Homelessness is easily reduced if the Government houses and pays for their motel accommodation. The focus of building affordable housing is geared towards those who get to live in state-owned apartments heavily subsidised by the State.
    There are no houses, just towering blocks designed to accommodate as many losers per square inch as the Government can recruit. All this on borrowed money, a massive loan secured by us, the filthy capitalists. In fact, the grubby hands of socialism are expanding at an alarming rate. Ardern’s fanciful ideology is systematically destroying our country. But what else would you expect with a parliament full of incompetent, lazy, egotistical deadbeats whose income has only ever been provided by the State? Maori activists, always predatory, know weakness when they see it and are taking full advantage. Ardern’s scared stiff of them.
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    rdytdy got a reaction from Gruff in Jacinda Ardern   
    Barry Soper: Failure to hold Trevor Mallard to account shows Labour's hypocrisy
    Jacinda Ardern preaches about it time and again: How we should all be kind to each other and to look after our wellbeing.
    Well, the Prime Minister's just lost all moral authority to preach to us about niceness, because on that score she's failed miserably - and so have her Labour sheep in Parliament.
    You just had to hear them bleating in Parliament's debating chamber as National's Chris Bishop attempted against all odds to move a vote of no confidence in Speaker Trevor Mallard.
    It was against all odds because the odds in this Parliament are heavily weighted in Labour's 
    favour. It takes only one of the sheep to bleat and the motion fails, as it did overwhelmingly in this case.
    If they were an open and transparent Government, if they were democratic and prepared to have the country listen to why National's lost confidence in Mallard, they could have remained silent and the debate could proceed, even if at the end of it Mallard would remain in his job.
    Perhaps they felt the argument for removing him would have been so overwhelming - and it would have been - that their defence of him would have burned their political capital in bucket loads.
    So in reality they are now telling us it's okay to call a man a rapist, to ruin his life leaving him bereft and jobless? Well, that would seem to be the case.
    For Ardern to simply say Mallard made a mistake and he's atoned with an apology for it is simply not good enough.
    Within 24 hours of labelling the man a rapist, Mallard says he realised he was wrong. But he waited for 18 months, leaving the taxpayer with a $330,000 legal bill, before he admitted it. He waited for the last day Parliament was sitting to make public his dreadful mistake and issue an apology, on the same day that the Royal Commission into the mosque shootings delivered its report and knowing Ardern had finished her round for media interviews for the year.
    This was simply his attempt to bury it, to hope no one noticed.
    Mallard may be safe in his job but is now without any moral authority.
    The whole case is about, in Mallard's case, power over the powerless.
    This case also says a lot about what a cowered society we have become.
    I was the only journalist to seek out the aggrieved man to hear his side of the story. Others it seems were too timid, presumably afraid of being labelled themselves for protecting and defending a rapist, as I was on many occasions.
    I lived under a hail of social media abuse and vitriol which of course paled into insignificance compared to what Mallard's target was condemned to live through.
    This has been the shabbiest episode of inequality that I've experienced since starting work at Parliament before Jacinda Ardern was born.
    If this is the Prime Minister's view of being kind and caring for the wellbeing of others, I'm most certainly not on the team five million to whom she so frequently refers.
     
     
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    rdytdy got a reaction from TurnyTom in Jacinda Ardern   
    Barry Soper: Failure to hold Trevor Mallard to account shows Labour's hypocrisy
    Jacinda Ardern preaches about it time and again: How we should all be kind to each other and to look after our wellbeing.
    Well, the Prime Minister's just lost all moral authority to preach to us about niceness, because on that score she's failed miserably - and so have her Labour sheep in Parliament.
    You just had to hear them bleating in Parliament's debating chamber as National's Chris Bishop attempted against all odds to move a vote of no confidence in Speaker Trevor Mallard.
    It was against all odds because the odds in this Parliament are heavily weighted in Labour's 
    favour. It takes only one of the sheep to bleat and the motion fails, as it did overwhelmingly in this case.
    If they were an open and transparent Government, if they were democratic and prepared to have the country listen to why National's lost confidence in Mallard, they could have remained silent and the debate could proceed, even if at the end of it Mallard would remain in his job.
    Perhaps they felt the argument for removing him would have been so overwhelming - and it would have been - that their defence of him would have burned their political capital in bucket loads.
    So in reality they are now telling us it's okay to call a man a rapist, to ruin his life leaving him bereft and jobless? Well, that would seem to be the case.
    For Ardern to simply say Mallard made a mistake and he's atoned with an apology for it is simply not good enough.
    Within 24 hours of labelling the man a rapist, Mallard says he realised he was wrong. But he waited for 18 months, leaving the taxpayer with a $330,000 legal bill, before he admitted it. He waited for the last day Parliament was sitting to make public his dreadful mistake and issue an apology, on the same day that the Royal Commission into the mosque shootings delivered its report and knowing Ardern had finished her round for media interviews for the year.
    This was simply his attempt to bury it, to hope no one noticed.
    Mallard may be safe in his job but is now without any moral authority.
    The whole case is about, in Mallard's case, power over the powerless.
    This case also says a lot about what a cowered society we have become.
    I was the only journalist to seek out the aggrieved man to hear his side of the story. Others it seems were too timid, presumably afraid of being labelled themselves for protecting and defending a rapist, as I was on many occasions.
    I lived under a hail of social media abuse and vitriol which of course paled into insignificance compared to what Mallard's target was condemned to live through.
    This has been the shabbiest episode of inequality that I've experienced since starting work at Parliament before Jacinda Ardern was born.
    If this is the Prime Minister's view of being kind and caring for the wellbeing of others, I'm most certainly not on the team five million to whom she so frequently refers.
     
     
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    rdytdy got a reaction from shaneMcAlister in o p bosson   
    He wouldn't be disqualified weighing in above the horses's carded weight but would be for weighing in light ie under the carded weight. 
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    rdytdy got a reaction from JJ Flash in Please explain this to me.....Taranaki Cup   
    My understanding Shane is set weights 55kgs for males and 53kgs for females for the race. So if they hadn't had penalties added for those group wins that's what they would have carried.
    Polzeath goes up 2kgs for the G2 win so carries 57kgs and Concert Hall up 3kgs for the G1 win to 56kg  
    Cheers  
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    rdytdy reacted to pogo(aus) in Who was that lunatic standing in middle of home straight @ 150m mark at Trentham ?   
    zelda wanted to no how much time he gets for the bad hare cut , n0?
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    rdytdy got a reaction from JJ Flash in Wellington Cup   
    It was an open handicap. 
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    rdytdy got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in o p bosson   
    And you dealt to them in those highweights RT 
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    rdytdy got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Wellington Cup   
    Correct. Don't know why they weren't in this instance. 
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    rdytdy got a reaction from Gruff in Jacinda Ardern   
    A Labour Government of 65 Non Achievers
     
     
    By JC
    We are approximately three months into the second term of a Labour Government and already their list of non-achievements is mounting up. They are showing themselves up to be what they are, a group who are very good at doing the talking but pretty abysmal at doing the walking.
    There is a case that can be made that this is a new government but in reality that doesn’t hold a lot of water. It is the same bunch of no-hopers with the addition of some more useless add-ons. All they had to do was pick up where they left off. Of course, as we all know, there was precious little to pick up.
     
    The same bunch of no-hopers with the addition of a some more useless add-ons. Some of the headlines from just the past month make interesting reading. The year started with a riot at Waikeria Prison. In this case the government decided not to even talk let alone walk. Their answer was to just let their core voters burn the prison to the ground. Frankly, I’d be embarrassed to have those types as part of my core voter base. Jacinda, though, kept her smiley face, ladling out hokey pokey ice cream on the Coromandel. This is the lady who, prior to the holidays, said her mobile apparatus would be permanently attached to her anatomy in case of a crisis. They’re easy to lose I guess.
     
    Newshub released a timeline showing it took 65 days to close the border. How many times have we been fed the lie that they went hard and early? Well, ad nauseam actually.
    An OECD report found we top the list of OECD for unaffordable housing. What is this Government’s answer? Bring in law changes affecting landlords that will push up rents and revert to a policy of building state houses similar to that of the Labour Government of the 1930s.
    Jacinda’s serving of ice creams must have been the sweetener required for her announcement that the borders would most probably be closed for all of this year. She certainly went hard and early with that one! Where does that leave her talk of travel bubbles with Australia and the Cook Islands?
    We also learned from Stuff that the Government did no cost-benefit analysis when its final stage Cabinet paper was drawn up last year. This is a $10 billion dollar project. They were voting on who to get to carry out the project without even a business case! As we have since learned, it’s too complex a project to undertake without international expertise.
    More bad news for the government came from the NZ Herald in an article accusing them of lying about Police numbers. Without going into detail, this is using numbers concerning new recruits and twisting them to suit your narrative in order to prove a point. By doing this they are lying and they know it. But hey, why stop a habit that saw a landslide result at the ballot box?
    Treasury has given advice that they’re not sure exactly how much the government is spending on third-party social services. According to Stuff Treasury estimates about $7.8 billion or seven per cent is spent in this area. But like light rail, the Government hasn’t any idea if we are getting value for money.
    What this all means is voters in this country need to wake up. We are being governed by a bunch of numpties who either don’t understand the importance of economics or who are just plain ignorant of it. This is the same government who achieved nothing in their first term and with the second term just starting it is obvious things are going the same way. Without wishing to insult Dean Barker, watching him and his boat perform reminded me of this government. The difference was that the helming of the boat was not altogether Dean’s fault: there were mechanical problems, whereas the government’s disasters are entirely of their own making.
    One could be forgiven for thinking that the handbrake, in the form of Winston Peters, was still there. The truth is that there are 65 non-achievers sitting in Wellington unable to govern because, in all honesty, it is beyond them. They have neither the ability or the know-how. The appalling reality of this is that these people are picking up huge pay cheques each week at our expense for doing a job that is beyond their abilities.
    To quote Nigel Farage in a speech to the European Parliament
    That to me pretty much sums up this Government.
     
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    rdytdy got a reaction from gubellini in Old name re-sufaces.   
    Serena won the Telegraph in 1967 also Gubes. She carried 7 stone 2lb and a quarter and was ridden by David Peake in 1967.
    I saw her win the race in 1968 when ridden by Bill Skelton when she carried 9 stone 3lb that year (my first time at Trentham). Bill rode the double that day winning the Cup on Loofah. 
     
     
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    rdytdy got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in KM 2yr old prize money   
    Palamos wont be starting. 
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    rdytdy reacted to Gruff in Jacinda Ardern   
    On The AM Show  Garner asking Adern ‘have you seen the report ‘ regarding Tarrant being given his licence and thousands of rounds  of ammo ...’No i havnt read the whole thing yet ,ts 800 pages ....need to wait for review to digest  🧐. 
    Cafers have known this for at least 16 months so how can Adern not? ..and why didnt Garner ask the obvious question, when did you know 🙄 Talk about Cotton wool 😆 Climate emergency madness being announced this week and Adern starts talking about errosion on our coastlines requiring Electric Cars 🤣🤣 you cant make this shit up , our Country is being run by a Socialist and fueled by indoctrinated Stupid youth protesting things they know nothing about . Tough times around the corner
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    rdytdy reacted to Nerula in Jacinda Ardern   
    Ardern pledges to care 9% more by 2030
      Danyl Mclauchlan | Contributing writer
    Satire Some observers are questioning whether there are sufficient Facebook livestreams to support the goal, writes chief caring correspondent Danyl Mclauchlan 
    Jacinda Ardern has responded to a surge in house prices, concerns about carbon emissions and calls for action on child poverty by pledging to care more about these issues. The pledge comes after a week of harsh criticism and opposition attacks, and in response to them Ardern has promised to drastically raise the already high levels at which she cares.
    The move has delighted her supporters and international admirers, with US vice-president-elect Kamala Harris liking Ardern’s announcement on Instagram, while calls for the prime minister to receive a Nobel Peace Prize have intensified. But critics and commentators have raised doubts about the new caring, wondering whether the promised new levels of care are credible, and even questioning whether the government should solve problems in addition to caring about them.
    Details about the increased caring are yet to be revealed but experts predict it will be in line with the prime minister’s previous track record of looking thoughtful and sad whenever questioned about an issue in front of media, and will consist of furrowed brows, worried frowns, and empathic nodding. The furrowing, frowning and nodding, which Treasury refers to as F2N, will increase by one percentage point a year, aggregating each year to an astonishing 9% increase in Net Prime Ministerial Caring, or NPMC, by the end of the decade.

    Some economists and political commentators question whether these levels of care are sustainable, predicting that Ardern will risk straining her neck and run out of adorable children to do Facebook livestreams with long before she reaches her new goals, while others have suggested Ardern’s majority government should do actual things to reduce house prices and carbon emissions and improve the lives of children, a suggestion Ardern has dismissed as anti-caring.
    ‘This will be the kind and compassionate caring that New Zealanders expect from their government,” a statement from Ardern’s office read. “As prime minister for all New Zealanders I will put caring at the heart of everything I do. I make no apologies for that.”
    In her post-cabinet press conference, the prime minister would not be drawn on whether she would care passionately about child poverty but deeply about climate change, or the reverse. The adverb she would use to care about housing affordability was still being decided. “Intensely” and “strongly” are rumoured to be options and Ardern refused to rule them out, declaring, “I’m leaving every option on the table. I will choose a word ending in ly. That is my commitment to you.”
    Further details about the caring will be determined by a task force, and the State Services Commission has formed a working group to determine the terms of enquiry for the interdepartmental agency that will establish the task force.
    Ardern would not be drawn on whether climate, housing and child poverty were challenges, crises or disasters, and in response to questions about their priorities she explained that each of them was her highest priority. “Let me be clear. Child poverty is the reason I became a politician. And climate is the greatest problem facing the world, while housing touches every whānau. So in answer to the question of which I care about more, my answer is: be kind to one other.”
     
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    Sad to learn of Barry’s passing and his funeral today. A good man who raced many horses including an Auckland Cup winner. Spent time giving his input as Chairman of the Auckland Racing Club. A very successful Businessman man, Barry was a very gracious person, a great family man and a good friend to all who knew him. Always very courteous and a great host. RIP Barry Neville-White