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  • Taste for Vegemite Dictated by DNA

    09/09/2017 7:22:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Sky News ^ | Saturday, 9 September 2017
    A study has revealed people's like or dislike for Vegemite is in their DNA. Whether people love or hate the yeast-based spread is reportedly down to their parents, according to a new study by DNAFit - one of the UK's top genetic research centres - who have discovered your genes determine whether or not you enjoy the opinion-dividing snack. DNAFit asked 260 adults to taste a 2g serving of Marmite, the British equivalent of Vegemite, before filling out a questionnaire noting their reaction to it, and after analysing the DNA of each participant, researchers discovered the make up of 15...
  • UN envoy demands Trump resume funding to UNRWA

    07/24/2018 11:18:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 44 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/7/18 | Ben Ariel
    The UN special envoy to the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to resume funding he had cut to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the UN agency which assists “Palestinian refugees”. Addressing a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East and quoted by Haaretz, Mladenov said that "UNRWA’s financial crisis remains a very serious concern. At present, UNRWA needs some $217 million to sustain its work in 2018. I urge the swift mobilization of support to enable the continuity of assistance and a maintenance of stability on the ground in the region."...
  • Goochland mom shoots man who flew around the world to track down her teenage daughter

    06/26/2018 8:46:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WVTR ^ | June 25, 2018 | Melissa Hipolit, Web Staff and Laura French,
    GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. -- The FBI is now investigating after a woman shot a New Zealand man outside her Goochland County home Friday afternoon. Troy Skinner, 25, flew to Virginia to meet the woman's teenage daughter after the two chatted online using Discord, a service popular among gamers, the Goochland County Sheriff said. The 14-year-old girl's mother shot Skinner when he attempted to break into the family's home in the Holland Hills community, the sheriff said. "He was not invited here, he was not expected here, he had been told in the past that the daughter no longer wished to...
  • If US-North Korea summit ends with denuclearisation, Trump's part 'needs to be acknowledged'

    06/09/2018 11:05:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    TVNZ ^ | June 9, 2018
    As the highly anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un nears, Corin Dann of TVNZ1's Q+A explains why the summit is important, for both the Asia-Pacific region and for New Zealand. "If you go back a year, there really was a great fear Kim Jong Un had developed these missiles and developed that nuclear programme to a point he could effectively fire missiles at the US. But if you're already in Asia, or in Japan in particular, they were firing missiles over Japan. There was a feeling things were really getting a lot more...
  • Clinton Foundation gets another $5.5m from NZ taxpayers

    05/09/2018 10:11:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies ^ | 7 MAY 2018 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
    Clinton Foundation gets another $5.5m from NZ taxpayers A subsidiary of the controversial Clinton Foundation is set to receive US$3.9m (NZ$5.5m) in taxpayer money in 2018/19, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union can confirm. This is in addition to NZ$8m given to the organisation since 2014. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) claims that the organisation in question, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, is a separate entity. This is absurd – the Clinton Foundation appoints the organisation’s directors, making it a subsidiary in legal terms.” “The Foundation is currently under investigation by...
  • Hillary Clinton goes after 'reality TV' Trump in New Zealand speech

    05/07/2018 4:34:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn | Fox News
    While promoting her book "What Happened" in New Zealand, Hillary Clinton castigated President Trump for having run a "reality TV" campaign. She also decried sexism in the U.S. that she said contributed to her election loss. Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump as a “reality TV” candidate and again claimed sexism contributed to her defeat in the 2016 election while on a speaking tour in Auckland, New Zealand on Monday. Clinton, who is promoting her book “What Happened,” took multiple jabs at Trump throughout her speech and during interviews with New Zealand media, although she didn’t mention him by name much,...
  • Hillary Clinton goes after 'reality TV' Trump in New Zealand speech

    05/07/2018 9:54:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump as a “reality TV” candidate and again claimed sexism contributed to her defeat in the 2016 election while on a speaking tour in Auckland, New Zealand on Monday. Clinton, who is promoting her book “What Happened,” took multiple jabs at Trump throughout her speech and during interviews with New Zealand media, although she didn’t mention him by name much, the New Zealand Herald reported. In particular, she called him “a creep” for standing close behind her during a town hall-style debate, a moment during the campaign she’s often brought up since the election. The 2016...
  • Australia and New Zealand warn China against Vanuatu base

    04/12/2018 1:19:21 AM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies ^ | 4/10/18 | Rod McGuirk |
    CANBERRA, Australia — Australia and New Zealand warned China on Tuesday against building any military base in the South Pacific, following media reports that the Chinese have proposed a permanent stronghold in Vanuatu. Fairfax Media reported that China had approached the former French colony about building a permanent military presence in the South Pacific. China and Vanuatu denied the reports. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Vanuatu also assured his government that “no such request has been made” by China. “We would view with great concern the establishment of any foreign military bases in those Pacific island countries and neighbors...
  • Tariffs Were Killing New Zealand’s Economy. Free Trade Turned It Around.

    03/22/2018 9:08:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 16, 2018 | Patrick Tyrrell and Caleb Pascoe
    The new tariffs announced by President Donald Trump have generated intense controversy. With the debate ongoing, it might be useful to examine how other countries have dealt with similar policy debates in the past. New Zealand now ranks third in The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom and is one of the champions of economic freedom around the world. But it wasn’t always so. In the mid-1980s, New Zealand was facing an economic crisis, with its domestic market and international trade both heavily regulated. Unemployment had reached 11 percent, and inflation was a sky-high 15 percent. In response, the government...
  • 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...