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    Quote Originally Posted by Camo tung View Post
    I guess we find out in less than 2 weeks whether Tony Clements is an alarmist or not. Unwittingly the uproar may actually force Dim Billy and the Turd's hand. Interesting times.
    It's not just Clement. The CSSA has been very vocal in publishing the alarm, citing credible sources. I hope they are wrong, but my gut says they aren't.
    "Mr. Speaker, we really could replace Justin Trudeau with a cardboard cutout, and his peanut gallery wouldn't know the difference"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Burke View Post
    In what sense?
    If the idea was floated out as Strangeday suggested (the canary theory) the reaction (negative responses towards the government, increased purchases) may drive their decision. Or, the puppet masters have already given Dim Billy and Turd their next cards to read from.
    "It is an absolute truism that law-abiding, armed citizens pose no threat to other law-abiding citizens."

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    China's communists fund Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party: What the United States Congress was told
    An influential United States Congress hearing has been told "one of the major fundraisers for Jacinda Ardern's party" is linked to the Chinese Communist Party and it showed China had penetrated New Zealand's political networks.
    As a result, US lawmakers needed to consider whether New Zealand should be kicked out of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance because of problems at its "political core".
    The bombshell testimony included claims from a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst that "anything on China that was briefed to Bill English was briefed to Mr Yang Jian", the National MP revealed last year as having trained spies for China.
    The hearing of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission was aimed at gathering evidence on China's relationship with traditional US allies.
    China's actions included getting people linked to the Communist Party or People's Liberation Army elected and had made it worth the while of political figures "to parrot its line on issues it deems important".
    New Zealand "have denied that there's a problem at all" and failed to follow Australia's lead in setting up an inquiry into China's activities.
    As a result, he said New Zealand's Five Eyes' partners (Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the US) "need to have a discussion about whether or not New Zealand can remain given this problem with the political core".
    He said "it needs to be put in those terms so that New Zealand's Government understands that the consequences are substantial for not thinking through and addressing some of the problems that they face".

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