I haven’t seen a thread of this, yet.
Quote:Key made the announcement at a press conference to the political gallery this afternoon.
The National caucus is expected to choose a new leader on the 12th of December and on that day he says he will tender his resignation.
Key says he started informing his team at 8 am this morning.
“I spoke to all the cabinet members individually there was a lot of surprise and shock but they understood there was disappointment.”
He says there will be opportunities ahead for members of his cabinet and if Bill English puts his name forward to be leader he will vote for him.
He told the press conference he felt very strongly that Bill English would be capable of successfully leading the National Party into the future.
When asked what he wished he could’ve finished while leading the country he says,“I wish we could’ve got TPP and Kerrmadecs through as well, I wish we could’ve changed the flag.”
We will have more on this developing story throughout the day.
In my opinion, I think he’s done a lot of good things and a lot of negative things such as the flag change, sucking Obama’s dick in regards to not only the TPP, but on issues like Kim Dotcom. Yet despite this, he managed to get us out of a recession and has signed numerous free trade deals which will help advance our economy further in the future.
- The CIA & The Media. [information and facts you must… source James F. Tracy is a PhD from the University of Iowa. A former professor of communications at Boca Raton, Florida Atlantic University. He is one of many critical thinkers within the world of academia, and as result of presenting the following information that might spark some cognitive dissonance, he has been singled out due to his activism efforts. For example, he was fired from his tenured professorship at Florida Atlantic University for questioning official narratives of terror events. Now, his Blog has been taken down by WordPress with no clear explanation. You can listen to what he has to say on the matter here Since the end of World War Two the Central Intelligence Agency has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis. CIA publicists and journalists alike will assert they have few, if any, relationships, yet the seldom acknowledged history of their intimate collaboration indicates a far different story–indeed, one that media historians are reluctant to examine. When seriously practiced, the journalistic profession involves gathering information concerning individuals, locales, events, and issues. In theory such information informs people about their world, thereby strengthening “democracy.” This is exactly the reason why news organizations and individual journalists are tapped as assets by intelligence agencies and, as the experiences of German journalist Udo Ulfkotte (entry 47 below) suggest, this practice is at least as widespread today as it was at the height of the Cold War. Consider the coverups of election fraud in 2000 and 2004, the events of September 11, 2001, the invasions Afghanistan and Iraq, the destabilization of Syria, and the creation of “ISIS.”These are among the most significant events in recent world history, and yet they are also those much of the American public is wholly ignorant of. In an era where information and communication technologies are ubiquitous, prompting many to harbor the illusion of being well-informed, one must ask why this condition persists. Further, why do prominent US journalists routinely fail to question other deep events that shape America’s tragic history over the past half century, such as the political assassinations of the 1960s, or the central role played by the CIA major role in international drug trafficking? Popular and academic commentators have suggested various reasons for the almost universal failure of mainstream journalism in these areas, including newsroom sociology, advertising pressure, monopoly ownership, news organizations’ heavy reliance on “official” sources, and journalists’ simple quest for career advancement. There is also, no doubt, the influence of professional public relations maneuvers. Yet such a broad conspiracy of silence suggests another province of deception examined far too infrequently—specifically the CIA and similar intelligence agencies’ continued involvement in the news media to mold thought and opinion in ways scarcely imagined by the lay public. The following historical and contemporary facts–by no means exhaustive–provides a glimpse of how the power such entities possess to influence - if not determine popular memory and what…
- Mythbusting MDMA (Hystory, HowTo, HowNotTo, stuff) Hey there PPL, as i was lurking into some Ecstasy related Threads here, i figured that there is much need of a little Myth busting. So in this Thread i want to share my knowledge with you. It´s based on my personal experience as well as on scientific facts and since I couldn´t know everything: Wikipedia where I reassured myself about hystorical events and the parts I´ve forgotten about Shulgin ;)Personal Note: XTC/MDMA is my absolute favorite. As I described it to another User here on HF:Quote:It´s kind of an Instant perfect night. You will, given the right doses and location and company, be able to experience yourself as well as your surrounding mates on a whole new Level and understand stuff about you and others that will last not just for this particular night, but forever. This has to be said first: As there is plenty of scientific proof on what will happen to you if you misuse XTC , there is NO evidence (and said that much: not because nobody did research it 😉 ) that using XTC every once in a while will harm you in any way! Later on I will give you a small How to “safe” use MDMA. Table of Content: 1. A brief history of X. 2. How does it feel? 3. Where to use it? 4. What is it doing? 5. What could go wrong? 6. Side effects 7. How to “safe” use XTC1. A brief history of X. MDMA which is short for methylenedioxy¬methamphetamine, was first synthesized in 1912 by a Group of “Merck”* scientist, who tried to find a substance that stops abnormal bleeding. But although in the upcoming years, some people tried it, it remained kind of an insider. That was until the “Godfather of MDMA”, Dr. Alexander Theodore “Sasha” Shulgin (born June 17, 1925 – died June 2, 2014) entered stage. He was not (as often stated) the first who synthesized MDMA, nor was he the first to explore its effects. In fact even as he synthesized it first time in 1965, he learned about the psychedelic effects, 11 years later when in 1976 a student of a medicinal chemistry group he advised at San Francisco State University told him about it. But he, for sure, had the most impact on it. And if it wasn´t for him, maybe we would never have heard of XTC. Shulgin stated that, in his time as a research director on Bio-Rad Labs, he had a series of psychedelic experiences that were goal setting for his work and life: He experienced that there are certain substances, which could lead to a deeper understanding of “yourself” and because of this could help people fight mental Problems. ” I first explored mescaline in the late '50s.... Three-hundred-fifty to 400 milligrams. I learned there was a great deal inside me.” After he was introduced to the effects of MDMA, he talked about “Window” as he named I, to a fellow psychotherapist, Leo Zeff, who called…
- No Consequences, a Transgender Roommate, and a Naked Guy: My I posted this is another thread but I took quite a bit of time writing this and felt like it deserved its own thread. So first off I'll start by saying that I don't believe that any trip can be considered bad. Uncomfortable and unfortunate things can ...
- 4/20/1889 On April 20, 1889, a baby boy emerged from his mother's moist womb in a quaint little town named Braunau am Inn, Austria. This boy would grow up to be a very influencial political figure. Things weren't always easy for this lad, however. He was born into poverty, and failed art school. Defeated, he moved to Germany in 1913 & joined the military to help fight in WW1. Decorated during his service, he joined the German Workers' Party (DAP), the precursor of the NSDAP, in 1919 and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923 he attempted a coup in Munich to seize power. The failed coup resulted in his imprisonment, during which he dictated the first volume of his autobiography and political manifesto Mein Kampf ("My Struggle"). After his release in 1924, he gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, anti-semitism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory. He frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy. In 1933, this man was elected Chancellor of Germany; and by 1934 he held the position of Führer of Germany, both positions he would hold until his untimely death. While in power, he accomplished many great feats which have gone wildly unappreciated. He was able to give Germany political peace in a time where violence & turmoil were commonplace in civilian's lives. He grabbed the German economy by the britches & lifted them out of the Great Depression. Before this, Germans were often reduced to eating grass to ward off starvation! When he came to power, the national treasury was empty. Countless homes and farms were lost to private (Jewish controlled) Banks. The very first “invention” of the Third Reich was the breaking away from the international banking system, which made its money on debt finance; i.e., usury. (This act later probably caused WWII.) Nazi government thwarted the international banking cartels by issuing its own currency known as Reich Marks, free from manipulation by International Financiers. World Jewry responded by declaring a global boycott of German goods. Within two years, Germany was back on its feet. It had a solid, stable currency, and no inflation. When the man born on 4/20 came to power a wheelbarrow full of 100 billion-mark banknotes could not buy a loaf of bread. Germans lived in hovels. They had no work, no money and were starving. He began a national credit program by devising a plan of public works that included construction of new roads, bridges, Dams, canals, and port facilities and flood control, repair of public buildings and private residences. All these were paid for new State owned currency Reich Marks which was free from manipulation by International financiers. He said, “For every mark issued, we required the equivalent of a mark’s worth of work done, or goods produced.” Women were encouraged to be homemakers thus creating jobs for unemployed men. Within two years, the unemployment problem had been solved, and Germany was back on its feet.…
- War with North Korea? My Stance I’ve been interested in the topic of North Korea for years. In our circles, I could be called a “Pyongyang Watcher.” With the recent escalation in the region, you should be definitely watching Pyongyang. It all started with Xi coming to Florida to meet with Trump in March. Trump suggested, before Xi arrived, that he was ready to take on North Korea by himself; “If China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.” It is when Trump actually met with Xi Jinping that people began to seriously view war with North Korea as a reality. On the 6th of April, when Xi Jinping was in a meeting with Trump, 59 Tomahawk missiles were fired at an airbase in Syria. This was designed to send a message to China that America is capable of tackling North Korea individually and to North Korea that they’re at risk. Ever since that meeting, China has been taking a much more hardline stance against North Korea than before. They were rejecting coal shipments in favour of America. There was news that soldiers and equipment was being deployed to the North Korean border. For the first time, it seems like China and America agreed on a common objective in regards to North Korea, and it’s to militarily threaten North Korea. This is different to the past where the United Nations and America would theoretically sanction North Korea, but China would enforce them very loosely. This cooperation between China and America, in my opinion, makes this situation much more dangerous and different to the other times that there was a chance of war with North Korea. I’m opposed to going to war with North Korea though. Despite the Kim regime being one of the worst governments in the world, the consequences of a war would overshadow the past and make the regime look like the best regime to have instead of a war where there’s a massive power vacuum and where there’s a possibility for terrorists to make a quick dollar on the black market and to export terrorism into neighbouring countries like China and South Korea. How many countries do we need to destroy before we realise that regime change and war isn’t going to make the Korean peninsula a safer place or help unify the country easily? We went to war with Iraq in 2003, yet they’re unable to decide on the type of government they want, so now you have a terrorist organisation, ISIS, fighting in one region of the country, the actual “government” of Iraq itself fighting in other regions, and America fighting and backing whoever they need to, at the time. I don’t see how North Korea would be fundamentally different to Iraq in this regard. When Iraq was invaded in 2003, they had the same population as North Korea as today. Iraq was also ruled under a dictator, albeit a much liberal one compared to the Kim regime. Iraq and North Korea also have trillions in resources. Iraq and…
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