John Key the New Zealand representative of the New York Federal reserve, who has in the past short sold the NZ dollar so hard it caused economic crises, is once again trying to rip off New Zealand.
John Key want the New Zealand Tax payer to fund 1.25 million dollars of his legal expanse for defamation case was embroiled in. John Key acted in vastly inappropriate manner on several occasions and predicatively people are suing him, But rather pay out of his estimated 50 million NZD ill gotten gains he is trying to flick the bill to New Zealanders.
The man John Key really works for, Jacob Rothschild.
So new Zealand needs a new flag. Well about as much as the titanic needed a new flag after it hit that iceberg. Really this is just a $25M dollar distraction for Teflon John Key to keep people thinking about anything except the real problems.
It turns out that even non citizen residents can vote on the whether to replace the old flag. One of New Zealand’s veteran third party politicians is all antsy about it.
But rightly so, why would you let foreign national vote on changing your national identity? One of the original polls state 69% of the population didn’t want the change the flag in the first place. So we thought we would throw out some suggestion for flags, some we found on the internet some we made ourselves.
Due to the likelihood of New Zealand becoming a failed state we thought we would offer this one. Yes the state failed, it wasn’t the people’s fault.
So in the event New Zealand defaults on its debts it might (or might be forced to) exercise its option to join the commonwealth of Australia making John Key’s frauds your problem.
This flag more or less sums up the peoples feelings about the New Zealand government, and strangely sums up the feelings of the New Zealand government to its people.
This flag sums up peoples feeling toward the nepotism, corruption, spying and censorship of New Zealand leading to general poverty and starvation in children. They always call them selves ‘great leader’.
New Zealand is also a world leader in skyrocketing rates of domestic violence. Helen Clark really did a great job advancing the status of women, you go girl, get that UN job. Air brush those cracks away.
And here is the foreign exchange swindler himself with and image board mash up of a flag.
On of the ‘approved’ designs looked like a mash up of the all blacks rugby jersey and the original flag. It wouldn’t surprise a lot of people if this wasn’t a paid product placement. so maybe part of the flag is for rent.
Some New Zealand politician have been thinking up their own flags, i think this one is a little too similar to another flag. at least it doesn’t look like Australia’s flag in this case.
these were the approve designs, the one on the upper right is the contender for the play off with the current flag.
the flag breaks with the ‘field of blue’ theme for obvious reasons. New Zealand soon to be a vassal state of China? They are certainly buying up all the farmland.
On the subject of peoples democratic republics, how about some truth in advertising?
This flag represent the fears New Zealanders’ have about joining the Commonwealth of Australia as a state, imagine being landed with this as a state flag, just a bit of light sledging mate.
New Zealand government finally gets some professional help and start trying to acknowledge its problems and troublesome past.
So no wonder 600,000 New Zealanders live in Australia and only 64,000 Australians live in New Zealand.
Addition a last surge entry:
To celebrate the 25 % of the population who regularly smoke cannabis, this flag show a popular technique, ‘knives’ and the almost total lack of domestic gas supply.
Despite much of Auckland’s CBD being shut down with multiple intersection sit-ins and even the iconic Auckland harbor bridge likewise shut down, John Key signed the TPPA deal locking New Zealand into onerous binding trade agreements.
Most likely this spells the death blow for the struggling New Zealand economy, which some pundits argue never really recovered for the 1987 Wall street stock market crash. New Zealand is another Greece in the making, with multinational corporate vultures already circling the trapped prey.
For New Zealand now the TPPA is law, but for how long will the law be respected in New Zealand?
The Age story:
The growing number of Kiwis languishing in Australian detention centres and being deported for minor crimes will be a sore point in Malcolm Turnbull’s talks with his New Zealand counterpart during his first overseas trip as prime minister.
Mr Turnbull and his wife Lucy are due to touch down in Auckland on Friday night, heading straight to a private dinner at a downtown restaurant with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh.
Mr Turnbull and Mr Key are cut from the same political cloth – both are pragmatic, moderate conservatives with an economic focus and are expected to get along well. Indeed, on the night Mr Turnbull seized power from Tony Abbott he nominated Mr Key as a successful international leader he would seek to emulate.
But the trip won’t all be backslapping and bonhomie.
New Zealanders are furious over the detention and deportation issue and Mr Key has promised to be “extremely direct” with Mr Turnbull on the issue during their formal talks on Saturday.
Up to 240 New Zealanders are currently being held in Australian detention centres, including 40 on Christmas Island, which some in the media have now dubbed the “Kiwi Alcatraz”.
Mr Key said this week there were about 1000 Kiwis were “in the pipeline for deportation from Australia”.
The growing numbers come as a result of tough new immigration rules under which people can have their visas cancelled if they’ve been cumulatively sentenced to 12 months or more in prison. The change means some Kiwis who have lived in Australia for much of their lives are facing deportation for relatively minor crimes.
Mr Key hopes Mr Turnbull will find a way to make some special dispensations.
“When politicians on both sides of the Tasman talk about the fact that Australia and New Zealand are family, I think they actually mean that,” Mr Key said this week. “But one of the ways of demonstrating that would be a bit more flexibility about where the threshold is set for this particular policy.”
It is believed to be the first time an Australian prime minister has made New Zealand their first overseas destination.
Also high on the agenda will be the economy. Mr Turnbull is a vocal admirer of the way Mr Key has introduced major economic reforms with a minimum of fuss. Mr Key’s government has also just delivered its first budget surplus since coming to power amidst the global financial crisis in 2008.
The pair will also discuss developments in Pacific island nations, terrorism and the conflicts in Iraq and Syria and a slew of upcoming international summits. They will also discuss climate change, a vexed issue for Mr Turnbull.
Perhaps its time to looks at how Australia is treating New Zealand citizens.
Recently we have had debates about education funding and regulation. So it would be a worth considering the woeful path New Zealand took with its education funding model about 23 years ago.
The New Zealand loan scheme, the rapacious debt monster that for the first 20 years of its life was unbankrupt-able. Starting out at 7% plus CPI interest rates being charged daily culminating in monthly 2% penalties for non payment, this political football generated billions of dollars of debt placed squarely on the shoulders of the youngest and least able to pay. How did people deal with this in a country with shallow employment markets, low wages and few opportunities. One option was emigration and a significant number who did so simply left the debt behind. Australia with its strict privacy laws vast landscape became an attractive hideout for those who sought to escape the debt slavery of the student loans scheme. Australia is home to approximately 7500 long term non payers owing about 450 million dollars of this debt. Worst of all was the continuous tinkering with the terms and conditions of this debt making it difficult to understand what was actually required. This confusion was exacerbated by the IRD deliberately providing misinformation to confuse and deceive borrowers in paying more that they were legally required to. The IRD is a powerful government agency in New Zealand and has on occasion enacted legislation taking force retroactively, one of the more infamous cases was the first student loan bankruptcy in the mid 1990’s where the borrower had filed for bankruptcy and been discharged after several years only to then be told the loan could not be bankrupted and the debt still stood. For almost 20 years the loans could not be bankrupted. Recent developments with contacting historical borrower appear to be a form of gaming borrowers and simply waiting until they have enough assets to chase despite ignoring them for many years. The statue of limitations on debt ( typically 7 years) does not apply to these loans either.
Recent changes to information sharing between the ATO and IRD ( NZ ‘s tax office) announced by Tony Abbott means that the ATO will be giving information to New Zealand regarding borrowers that are sought for payments. The Australian based hold outs have been getting some very large bills lately.
Recently however the NZ government relented and accepted that a NZ student loan was in fact bankrupt-able, this of course leads to the inevitable new wave of bankruptcies where the largest (and often only debt cited) was the NZ Student loan. So here we have Kristina Andersen, New Zealand based bankruptcy specialist explaining the situation in an interview with radio New Zealand.
But the New Zealand government has changed it’s mind before (retrospectively) to re-shackle a bankrupt with their student loan debt all over again. I’m sure many of the long term defaulters are watching this situation carefully so see if it a real remedy or whether it is just more ‘bait and switch’ policy in the student loan shell game. I guess that’s the reason why they called it the student loan scheme.
Scheme ( definition)
Yes the student loan scheme certainly turned out to be underhanded and completely impractical for borrowers.
The amusing fact is this, NZ student loan borrowers are actually advised to consider declaring bankruptcy right after graduation.
So that is the possible legacy of a completely deregulated education system with loans and debt as fuel for a massive debt and bankruptcy bomb the explode in the future.
Eventually one would hope the business model of putting students in to enormous debt with the intention of farming them over a lifetime will come to an end with the simple inability to pay converged with the fact that information is now almost completely free via the internet. The voucher of a university degree will simply lose its luster as a guarantee of a better middle class life. There is of course the real competition, open source, free market online style education.
It’s seems an anachronism that people would opt for 6 figure debt for information they could get for free. Perhaps the university degree will become a thing of the past, and future people will educate them selves in a lifelong process of continuous learning.
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The UK probably only offered the independence option because they thought it would not be taken up but once international market began to get nervous the hype machine had to get into overdrive to push it back in the box.It would be fair to say neither Scotland nor the UK were completely prepared for Scotland to leave with Scotland holding the oil assets and the (war) ship building, and the UK holding the currency, the pension funds and the national health service (NHS). Sort of like winning the lottery and thinking of leaving your wife only to find out she gets half of everything anyway, and the kids aren’t ready to leave home either.
Colonel Frank Bainimarama
First election in 8 years Colonel B retains leadership but a veneer of democracy restored, but for how long?
Positive side 8 years and no coup.
Despite mounting evidence of deep corruption in New Zealand political system New Zealand returned a largely unchanged parliament,
and returned John Key formerly of the Federal Reserve Bank of the USA as its leader. The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.
Positive side: all the international based shills will now pull up stakes and fade out of the picture.
Negative side: Hone Harawira, a strong campaigner for the poor, appears to have lost his place in parliament.
And now we get to hear about all the ‘irregularities’ in these polls, will be very interesting.
Fun fact: all of the places discussed were or currently are controlled by the UK in some way.
New Zealand a place where crime was rare, then it was only violent crime being rare, then only knife rare, then finally crime was as commonplace as anywhere else.
What happened, Neo-con’s took over and made poverty and unemployment an economic goal.
Then desperation and violence became the norm.
For reference Ashburton is 86 Km south of Christchurch (the lump on the right hand side of the south island) which had large earthquakes a few years ago.
Ashburton was also once home the the Minister of social welfare and later Prime Minister Jenny Shipley who played a decisive hand in cuts to welfare throughout the 1990’s.
Aramoana incident (mass shooting) occurred in the early 1990’s as the new wave of welfare cuts came in. This incident bore some similarities (13 dead) to the official narrative of the Port Arthur massacre, crazed white male loner with lots of guns and had a shooting spree.
Guess what Australia, you are 30 years behind New Zealand!
A wave of shocked silence followed by jeers echos across the country…
Australians all angrily ask “What are we behind in?”
“Apart from Rugby Union and occasionally Netball we are not behind New Zealand!”
Only if it was so unimportant as sport, you might see whats really going on. You have been blinded by bread and circuses, or perhaps beer and footy.
Split Enz, from New Zealand in 1981, with a song written by Neil Finn, unfortunately history does repeat.
New Zealand, for decades, has been a social policy test tube for the western world. A small, largely isolated population that reeled from the Neo- con ‘shock doctrine’ of Chicago school economists.
Even more surprising was the fact that this hard core Neo-con agenda was run by the New Zealand’s Labour party, a political outfit more or less akin to the ALP in political ideology and electoral significance.
Well it would have been akin to the ALP, if it wasn’t for a few key individuals who drew inspiration from Thatcher and Regan who were in office at the time in UK and USA respectively.
Would you like to look into a somewhat tame version of what is happening now in Australian Politics with the Abbott/Hockey budget?
Have a glance at these somewhat surreal crystal balls, telling you a potential future for Australia from New Zealand’s troubled past.
If you do not watch these films, you only have yourself to blame when further nasty surprises happen!
Its worth pointing out that despite this film being made more than 12 years after the neo- con ravage and upheaval in NZ, it was effectively banned from NZ television until 2003, nearly 20 years after the events it portrayed. You might ask why, and that’s the exact question the New Zealand Government didn’t want its citizens asking. Citizens who were now being treated as units of economic production.
Another film by the same director (Alistair Barry) about the same events from a slightly different and more enlightened perspective, explores how the Reserve Bank of New Zealand was behind many of the initiatives. Curiously the director said his main inspiration for making the movies was he had so much footage that simply made him angry, and he had to understand why it make him angry, and what was actually driving the economic and social carnage witnessed.
Both of the films heavily feature television archives, which many New Zealanders would have seen as part of news broadcasts at the time of the events, some clips appear in both films because of the significant to both stories and the political history described.
Split Enz I walk away; 1984, from their last album.
Perhaps Split Enz saw the (economic) writing on the wall, splitting up in 1984 and temporarily moving to Los Angeles before morphing into ‘The Mullanes’ and finally ‘Crowded House’ and moving back ‘home’ to Australia.
The opening credits of this video sadly will not put to bed any lingering debate over whether Crowded House was Kiwi band or and Aussie band, as Hester had joined Split Enz before the remainder of Split Enz became ‘Crowded House’.
The best compromise to this sometimes confused friendly debate is best settled with this: Crowded House was a Melbourne band that formed in the USA from the remains of a New Zealand band.
Welcome to the confusion and dislocation of the shock doctrine and globalization.
And finally Crowded House ‘Weather with you’ from 1992. When the rapacious globalist corporations come, they bring the weather (and its not good weather).
If you don’t think it can happen here, this week should have been a wake up call, Chile was taken by surprise in 1973, as was New Zealand in 1984, will Australia wake up and get wise in 2014?
History does repeat.
What was once a purely New Zealand phenomenon can easily become completely ingrained in Australia, be it music or political ideology.
RIP Paul Hester
Mike Dixon-McIver is an advocate for ACC (New Zealand work cover system) claimants. He was quite successful in helping claimants in getting their entitlements as per required by the law. The law that ACC sought to subvert on many occasions simply for the sake of profit. He became a thorn in the sides of ACC so the they tried to destroy him with a completely manufactured and flimsy fraud charge. The charge was thrown out of court and Mike was left with lawyers costs, which ACC refused to pay. Ultimately this lead to his bankruptcy despite the fact he did nothing wrong, and was only trying to help the people ACC wanted to defraud and destroy.
So after failed attempts to resolve the situation, Mike decide a hunger strike would be the way to draw attention to the issue.
Today :day 45
7 sharp back ground story
The bait and switch attempt by ACC, offer to resolve the matter and then pull out at the last minute.
You may be thinking “how does this affect me ?”
The very same sociopaths who lurk the corridors of ACC are slowly beginning to migrate here and take over various work cover authorities here in Australia.
Introducing Denise Cosgrove, Former CEO of ACC, now CEO at Worksafe Victoria.
Worst part is that she is not alone,
other ACC sociopaths are infiltrating Australia’s workers injury compensation institutions.
Denise Cosgrove wants to reduce your rights in law.
Denise Cosgrove gained fame for releasing to the media, details of a rape survivors treatment expenses claims. If she did that in Australia she would be likely jailed so why is she employed here in a position to do exactly the same thing?