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  • New Zealand Teenager Tried to Kill Queen Elizabeth in 1981

    03/05/2018 4:07:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A teenager tried to kill Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to New Zealand in 1981, declassified official documents confirm. Christopher Lewis, 17, fired a shot as the Queen toured the city of Dunedin, New Zealand's Security Intelligence Service (SIS) said. Police had said at the time that the gunshot sound had been caused by a sign falling over, local media report. A former police officer and local media have suggested a cover-up took place. New Zealand feared future royal tours could be cancelled, it is claimed. The royal parade took place in Dunedin on 14 October 1981. Police and...
  • I was trapped on a floating vomitorium

    02/28/2018 7:40:37 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | February 28, 2018 | Lauren McMah
    [snip] Lorraine Thomas is among more than 16,000 passengers impacted by back-to-back outbreaks of norovirus on eight Sun Princess journeys between December 2016 and February 2017, who may be eligible for compensation, according to Shine Lawyers. Thomas, from Queensland, Australia, had saved up $1,700 for a 14-day voyage to New Zealand with a friend who was celebrating a birthday. The trip began well enough, aside from an overflowing toilet and cabin keycard difficulties. But about halfway into the voyage, the two friends began to suffer the awful symptoms of the dreaded norovirus. ‘It was horrendous’ When the vomiting struck, Thomas...
  • Hillary Clinton announces Australia and New Zealand tour

    02/19/2018 3:38:31 PM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 97 replies
    SBS News ^ | 2/18/18 | AAP - SBS
    Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is coming to Australia and New Zealand to talk about her experiences during the 2016 US presidential election. Hillary Clinton is coming to Australia to talk about her future plans after losing the 2016 US election to Donald Trump. The former Democratic presidential candidate is expected to give a candid account of the campaign and share stories from her New York Times bestseller, What Happened. In an election marked by rage, sexism, misogyny and Russian interference, Ms Clinton will share her personal experience as the first woman presidential candidate for a major party....
  • The Reverential Fear of The LORD[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/14/2018 9:29:35 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The wisdom of the ages are here to be had, But it is the spirit of understanding that will make you glad, For though wisdom is a Ruby, understanding is its light , Revealing Revelation that brings delight, And so it is when your eyes are opened to The All of Me, Through all 7 eyes of The Spirit you shall see, For truly if you retain them with out first having the Fear of The Lord, All these spirits fail to become your Faith and sword, And So it is in all your getting for wisdom to come, You...
  • Seth Rich’s Killer (McCabe Suspected In Plot To Assassinate Trump) (Yanked Thread - May 2017)

    01/24/2018 12:12:41 AM PST · by Hostage · 117 replies
    George Webb YouTube Channel ^ | May 30, 2017 | George Webb
    George Webb pinpoints Seth Rich’s murderer is Alpha Jalloh; McCabe Plots via New Zealand operatives to assassinate President Trump. ALPHA JALLOH The plot to assassinate Trump is breaking. ******************************************************* This is a previously yanked thread from May 2017. It was too hot to handle and was rumored to be 'actionable'. But now rumors/statements of physical harm to President Trump are being circulated: FBI Official: FBI Agents Threatened Physical Harm to President Trump So the old deleted thread has relevance. Fortunately, a Freeper saved the thread. Here it is again.
  • Neil Diamond Announces Retirement From Concert Touring After Parkinson's Diagnosis

    01/23/2018 12:46:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/22/2018 | Rania Aniftos
    The icon, who will be presented with a lifetime achievement at the Grammys on Sunday, has cancelled the third leg of his world tour on the advice of his doctor. Neil Diamond has officially announced his retirement from touring due to his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis. The third leg of his 50th Anniversary tour, which was set to launch in March across Australia and New Zealand, has been cancelled as was medically recommended by his doctor. Fans who already purchased tickets will be refunded in full. “I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time...
  • 'Damn … I missed': incredible story when the Queen was nearly shot in New Zealand in 1981.

    01/16/2018 6:16:24 PM PST · by apoliticalone · 24 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 1-13-2018 | Eleanor Ainge Roy
    The Queen had just stepped out of a Rolls-Royce to greet 3,500 well wishers when a distinctive crack rang out across the grassy reserve. According to former Dunedin police det sgt Tom Lewis (no relation to the shooter), police immediately attempted to disguise the seriousness of the threat, telling the British press the noise was a council sign falling over. Later, under further questioning from reporters, they said someone had been letting off firecrackers nearby. According to Tom Lewis, the then prime minister Robert Muldoon feared if word got out about how close the teenager had come to killing the...
  • Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand

    01/10/2018 9:10:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | January 10, 2018 | University of New South Wales
    An artist's impression of a New Zealand burrowing bat, Mystacina robusta, that went extinct last century. The new fossil find, Vulcanops jennyworthyae, that lived millions of years ago in New Zealand, is an ancient relative of burrowing or short-tailed bats. Credit: Gavin Mouldey. ================================================================================================================================== The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists. Teeth and bones of the extinct bat - which was about three times the size of an average bat today - were recovered from 19 to 16-million-year-old sediments...
  • For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever Amen

    01/04/2018 7:12:23 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 1-4-18 | Bible
    Posthumous awareness is yours for the taking as you enter My gates of Thanksgiving and fill My courts with praise for Truly as you enter in My likeness I arise in you ! My words become yours and your words become My knowledge for you HAVE obtained The Mind of CHRIST that "IS" The Manifold Wisdom of God Himself in an eternal manner for His Glory "as" The Kingdom of ZION above all kingdoms for this is the inheritance of The Sons and Daughters of The Living GOD "YAHWEH" 8888888 EPHESIANS 3:8-11 8Though I am less than the least of...
  • Secrets of real-life ‘Game of Thrones’ to finally be revealed in 15th-century scroll

    01/04/2018 9:31:22 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 04, 2018 | Ally Foster
    A team of British scientists are set to make the trip to New Zealand this month, all in the hopes of unlocking the secrets hidden in a 600-year-old scroll. The 15th-century English manuscript, known as the Canterbury Roll, is the only genealogical scroll in the whole southern hemisphere, making it an extremely unique and prized artifact. Despite being in the care of the University of Canterbury (UC) for over a century, experts believe they are yet to uncover all of the scroll’s hidden meanings. UC Senior Lecturer Dr. Chris Jones says it is crazy that no one really knows about...
  • Hey pop stars! If you fancy getting political, read this first

    01/03/2018 11:54:24 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jan 03, 2018 | Hannah Jane Parkinson
    Give us today our daily outrage: the pop star Lorde has decided – after much consideration – to cancel her concert in Israel after a letter from BDS (boycott, divest, sanction) supporters. Cut to a rightwing American rabbi taking out a full-page advert in the Washington Post to denounce her as antisemitic, and also hold her responsible for New Zealand’s entire foreign policy. All of this seems a bit harsh – expecting a 21-year-old to have a fully formed opinion on something she readily admitted to not knowing much about. This is a woman who sang on her first album...
  • BDS Fail: Ringo Goes Where Lorde Fears to Tread, Confirms Two Shows in Israel

    01/03/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by DFG · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | 01/03/2018 | Simon Kent
    Ringo Starr will perform two shows in Israel later this year in defiance of the anti-Israel BDS movement that calls for the complete isolation of the Jewish State. The former Beatle made the announcement on his personal website. It comes just a week after New Zealand singer Lorde cancelled her planned Tel Aviv concert after a vocal campaign by BDS activists. Ringo has chosen a band that includes fellow rock legends Steve Lukather of Toto, Greg Rollie of Journey and Graham Gouldman of 10cc as the All-Starrs. The two shows are booked for Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtahim Arena on June...
  • Lorde Cancels Israel Concert Amid Calls for Cultural Boycott

    12/25/2017 3:01:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KSBW ^ | 12/25
    Grammy-award winning artist Lorde has canceled a scheduled concert in Tel Aviv following activists' calls for her to join the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel. Eran Arielli, owner and founder of concert organizer Naranjah, which promoted the June show, confirmed the cancellation on Sunday. "The truth is that I was naive to think that an artist of her age can withstand the pressure involved in coming to Israel, and I take full responsibility and ask the forgiveness of fans, admirers, and other dreamers," Arielli wrote on Facebook. "I have no complains about her, and beyond that,...
  • Lorde Cancels Israel Concert After Pressure from BDS Movement

    12/26/2017 5:00:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 26, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Grammy-winning singer Lorde has succumbed to peer pressure and canceled a concert in Israel as a way to cater to the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, a campaign created as a way to punish Israel for its "oppression" of Palestinians, according to its founders. The movement is so extreme that even liberal governors have condemned it. In June 2016, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order deeming that state agencies can strip funding from any company that is privy to the BDS movement.Still, Jewish activist Justine Sachs and Palestinian activist Nadia Abu-Shanab wanted to get Lorde's attention...
  • Roseanne Barr slams 'bigot' Lorde for nixing Israel concert under BDS pressure

    12/26/2017 11:26:56 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | Caleb Parke
    Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to blast Lorde after the singer cancelled a performance in Israel scheduled for next summer following pressure from anti-Israel activists. The New Zealand music star said in a statement that "the right decision at this time" was to cancel her June 2018 concert in Tel Aviv, which was announced earlier this month.
  • Scott Brown’s pay is $155,000 per year. The benefits are priceless

    11/19/2017 2:24:12 AM PST · by mairdie · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 18, 2017 | Joshua Miller
    ...The island nation is a paradisiacal land of jade hills dotted with grazing sheep, golden-sand beaches surrounded by Jurassic Park-like jungles, snow-capped peaks that rise steeply from azure fjords, and pastoral villages serving gourmet meals and world-class wine. Brown spends his days as if he is campaigning across this terrain. He gladhands mayors and their constituents, bearing patriotic gifts: US-New Zealand flag pins, and military challenge coins imprinted with Brown’s signature. He introduces himself to chambers of commerce, noting that he, too, was once a business owner. And he connects with Kiwis over rock music and rugby, trying to parry...
  • Kerry to Travel to Antarctica, State Dept Grilled Over Why

    11/04/2016 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies
    Kerry to Travel to Antarctica, State Dept Grilled Over Why November 4, 2016 4:55 pm After announcing that Secretary of State John Kerry will be traveling to Antarctica, State Department spokesman John Kirby was grilled over why Kerry was traveling there and the trip’s cost to taxpayers. Kerry will travel to a research station at the South Pole in a trip that begins Monday. Kirby said the foreign minister of New Zealand would not be accompanying Kerry when asked by reporters. Flights to the South Pole normally stop in New Zealand first. Reporters then asked what the diplomatic purpose of...
  • High Court rules Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce ineligible to serve in Parliament (Australia)

    10/26/2017 11:26:12 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies
    The Turnbull Government has lost its one-seat majority after the High Court ruled Barnaby Joyce's election invalid because of his New Zealand citizenship. Mr Joyce will now face a by-election. The court also found former Greens senators Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters were not validly elected, along with One Nation's Malcolm Roberts and the National Party's Fiona Nash.
  • Jacinda Ardern to lead New Zealand's coalition government

    10/19/2017 5:33:02 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/19/17 | NA
    New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern.

    09/28/2017 8:03:23 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    INTIMACY THE SUBSTANCE AND KEY TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD Here are The Keys to The Kingdom ,Seek me first in all you do ! Not just the big things but in every matter of the heart . Now if you do this , the other keys will reveal themselves to you . SUBSTANCE DESCRIBES THE UNDERSTANDING AND VISION of My Spirit for I AM in and through all creation , the very "Matter" of Eternity and it is when you step into agreement and oneness with Me alone that Heaven and Earth join AS ONE within you and we...