User Profile: nzkiwi


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  • [25] August 28, 2016 at 8:21pm

    I’m all for it – especially in cooler countries!

    I do think that there should be an upper age limit, however…

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  • [14] August 19, 2016 at 6:42am

    That’s exactly correct, Defcon. They lied.

    They paid a ransom and, in doing so, they have placed all overseas Americans in jeopardy.

    American citizens have already been kidnapped since and, one wonders, how many more will follow. By their own admission in this case, the State Department – and presumably the president – have broken the law.


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  • [68] August 19, 2016 at 6:29am

    That comment about Mr Beck’s mental state is far too strong, Monk.

    The mistake that many people, including Mr Beck, are making is not looking reality in the face. They are assuming that there are alternatives when there are simply none. I’m one of those who believe that Mr Cruz would have made the better president, but the cards are dealt and it’s time to play the hand.

    At its core, the situation is simple. There is one single critical factor; the future of the Supreme Court. Every part of America’s future follows from that.

    Mrs Clinton has made it abundantly clear that she intends to appoint hard-left jurists. If she prevails, she will appoint one to the current vacancy, rebalancing the Court in the progressive’s favour. It’s probable that she will be able to appoint at least another judge during her first term, and conceivably a further two. Think about that for a moment.

    The three poles apon which your Republic rests will become two. As a result, the US Constitution, the document which made your nation – and by osmosis, the world – as it is today, will be in clear jeopardy.

    To vote for Mrs Clinton, or a third party, or not to vote at all, is to imperil your nation, your own freedom, and your children’s future. And this endangerment will directly affect all free nations – including mine.

    I’m not being overly dramatic, just listen to what she and her surrogates are saying.

    They are telling you these things plainly…

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  • [6] August 14, 2016 at 2:41am

    Something’s building up, Onlythestrong.

    Things are on fire in Milwaukee – literally.

    Someone, presumably black, was shot by the police. Others shot at the police and the police returned fire. Now a gas station has been set on fire and cars are exploding.

    This clip was submitted by someone who appears to support the BLM.

    It seems that things are getting ugly all over again…

  • [5] August 9, 2016 at 10:54am

    That may be quite true, Bearway, but a president shouldn’t just jump in like that. While Mr Trump isn’t president at this point, he should behave as though he is.

    Mr Obama did that sort of thing several times – with his position proving to be mostly wrong – and he was rightly excoriated for it.

    One hopes that, in future, Ivanka Trump will slap his hand away every time he reaches for the IPhone.

    Just when things were starting to look disciplined.


  • [3] August 9, 2016 at 10:25am

    Mr Trump, to the relief of many, I’m sure, seems to be getting solidly back on track…

  • [1] August 9, 2016 at 10:24am

    I don’t see the evidence for that. About 13% of registered Republicans polled have indicated that they won’t vote for Mr Trump – at this time, anyway. This doesn’t mean that they’ll all vote for Mrs Clinton, but, in my view, many will instead probably vote for another party, write in, or not vote at all.

    I don’t have numbers for that yet, unfortunately – I’ll keep looking…

  • [3] August 9, 2016 at 10:08am

    @ Catalyst
    I don’t know how much he owes, or how much he is really worth, but I don’t think that those points negate his “outsider” status.

    He’s hardly an “insider”, is he…

  • [5] August 9, 2016 at 10:04am

    @ Rick
    I agree that I didn’t consider the Constitutional Republicans. However, one must consider what alternatives they have. I try to take an unemotional view and, to my mind, Mr McMullin is unlikely to have much pulling power.

    In the end I think most will stay with Mr Trump because they will recognise that Mrs Clinton will try to pack the Supreme Court with strongly left-wing judges – as she has already hinted that she will do.

    Mrs Clinton is particularly concerned with abortion rights and intends to return to, and reinforce, Roe v Wade. She intends to bring in onerous gun controls. She intends to do a lot of things that a properly Constitutional Supreme Court would likely prevent her from doing…

  • [3] August 9, 2016 at 9:56am

    @ Vlad
    I was relying mainly on the Rasmussen poll at the beginning of this month. I realise that there are differences on an intra-party basis but I was referring to voters “across the political spectrum”.

    The main issues for “all likely voters” are:

    1. The economy (generally) 37%
    2. National security 29%
    3. Illegal immigration 12%
    4. Environment 8%
    5. Race/gender 5%
    6. Other 7%

    Other polls appear similar…

  • [3] August 9, 2016 at 3:52am

    What on earth was that about??

  • [99] August 9, 2016 at 3:21am

    I think that everybody is missing the heaven-sent strategic opportunity here, Chuck. Let me explain.

    Support for each candidate is roughly 40% and, apart from a few bumps, it isn’t changing. A significant proportion of Mrs Clinton’s support is coming from disgruntled Sanders supporters who are contemptuous of the Democrat’s nominee but see nowhere else to go. Mrs Clinton is demonstrably corrupt and a proven liar – and she is the ultimate insider.

    Mr Trump can use the vitriol emanating from the Republican establishment to demonstrate that he is entirely his own man who is not controlled by his party’s elite. He is clearly the ultimate outsider – just what the disillusioned voter is hoping for.

    According to the polls, the top three concerns of the American public across the political spectrum are: the economy generally (jobs, growth, debt, and taxation), illegal immigration, and Muslim jihadis. This is solid Trump territory. He already owns this ground.

    If he can persuade voters that he means it when he says that he will act only in America’s and Americans’ best interests, without regard for the special interests of the elite power brokers, he will cause catastrophic leakage of support from the Democrat’s base.

    Instead of damaging him, if he presents it well, the astonishing attack from the Republican establishment represents an early Christmas present wrapped in a beautiful ribbon.

    He mustn’t forget to send them Christmas cards expressing his appreciation…

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  • [2] August 5, 2016 at 4:59pm

    Indeed they do, Monk…

  • [19] August 5, 2016 at 4:37am

    It’s obvious to us, Firearm, and has been for some time, but it’s clearly been an enigma to Mr Obama.

    The administration been so seemingly perplexed about the true enemy, and its nature, that they have been incapable of formulating an effective response.

    Ironically, the president who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as he walked through the Oval Office door has held his nation at war longer than any other American president in history.

    But it’s worse than that. The President and Secretary of State Clinton effectively created ISIS. Granted; the original plan wasn’t theirs, but they pursued its flawed hegemonic objectives with myopic fervour.

    They destabilised the allied Egyptian government and promoted its Muslim Brotherhood successor. Mrs Clinton brought down the Libyan dictator who, while not a nice person, was at least behaving – and cackled apon hearing of his murder. She sought the demise of the Syrian regime in order clear the way of Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s pursuit of an astronomical amount of money – the same Saudi Arabia which has displayed such altruism towards the Clinton fund.

    The administration was warned that they were creating a power vacuum into which terrorist organisations would flood. They not only ignored this advice, but actively supported our erstwhile enemy – Al-Qaeda.

    And now the Obama administration curls up with the unctuousness of a cat and states the there is a knotty problem with which the next administration must struggle!

    Good grief…

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  • [25] July 31, 2016 at 6:28am


    I also think that, to some degree, “foreigners” may understand a little better than some Americans the true dangers of socialism. Some now free nations have previously observed its hideous consequences on a close and personal basis.

    We have no vote, and that’s exactly as it should be, but we will share in the consequences. We do have skin in the game because the leader of America is also the leader of the free world.

    And when you choose, you choose for us all…

  • [26] July 31, 2016 at 6:23am

    Even though our fellow Blazers have been kind enough to consider my views for some three years before you got here, you do make a fair point.

    Consider, in passing, that my fellow New Zealander, Trevor Louden, exposed Van Jones as a communist and eventually cost that man his job in the Obama administration. He has since become friends with Mr Beck and some years ago Mr Beck raised the same point with him. (No doubt Mr Jones also wondered.)

    Mr Louden’s response and mine are the same, but I’ll enlarge the answer.

    With the Constitution, your founding fathers set civilisation on a new and better course. However, from that day to this Socialists have unceasingly sought to undermine the freedoms and principles for which you stand. They control the UN and, to a large extent, Europe. Were it not for America, we would have all fallen under their jackboots long ago. We know it and fully appreciate it. My little nation’s warriors have fought and died beside yours in every single conflict in the 20th century. In Vietnam, when no other western nation would support you, New Zealand and Australia did. We have special forces in Afghanistan still.

    Our tiny nation is forever buffeted by the winds international politics over which we have almost no control, and we are fully aware that, if America succumbs to the evils of socialism, we will all fall into a dark abyss. There will simply be no other place to go.

  • [73] July 31, 2016 at 2:04am

    I can assure you, Black Crow, that Mrs Clinton will use every dirty trick in the book – plus a few that she’ll invent herself.

    She knows that this is her final shot at the prize. Mrs Clinton will drive ahead as hard as she can and she will let nothing stand in her way if she can possibly help it. She will lie and she will cheat.

    She will call in every favour she is owed and she will strong-arm those over whom she has any sort of hold at all. She will make promises everywhere, whether she intends to keep them or not.

    She will also rig the voting in any way that she is able.

    Remember the Terminator movie? She will be like that.

    If one wishes to stop her, every single conservative vote will count. Every non-Clinton supporter must vote.

    And no effort of vigilance will be too small…

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  • [27] July 28, 2016 at 11:17pm

    If you think that hordes of Muslims forging into Europe is merely a case for “anxiety” then you haven’t been doing much digging, my friend.

    The Europeans are way past “anxiety”. They have now reached “fear” and are approaching “”panic”.

    If one doesn’t learn from what’s going on over there, one will be very rudely awoken one morning…

  • [81] July 28, 2016 at 10:45pm

    While one shares Mr Khan’s grief and is deeply grateful for his son’s sacrifice in the service of freedom, his attack on Mr Trump misses the point.

    There is an invasion under way. It’s further advanced in Europe than in the rest of the world, but it’s coming to all of us unless it’s stopped. I don’t use the world “invasion” provocatively – that’s exactly how the Islamists have, and continue to, describe this long-planned strategic advance.

    I think Mr Trump is right. First, stop the invasion (as Europe is now trying to do) while a defensive strategy can be developed. Then, consider ways to allow genuine immigrants to legally move to America.

    Failure to act decisively will only increase the agony and grief that is now being inflicted on so many innocents…

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  • [3] July 28, 2016 at 10:03pm

    Too early to say yet, Monk, I think.

    But the Clinton’s problems are increasing steadily. Here’s a documentary called “Clinton Cash” which was posted on You Tube about a week ago. It details the apparent corruption regarding the Clintons and their “charitable” Clinton Global Initiative fund.

    It’s about an hour long, but worth watching if you have the time.

    Then there’s the D’Souza Doco that’s just been released and seems to be doing well.

    Mrs Clinton is in increasing difficulty – and the race has only just begun…

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