Month: March 2019

The Fox guarding the NZ hen house

In September 2017 Canterbury University Professor Anne-Marie Brady, an expert in Chinese politics, presented a conference paper Magic Weapons:China’s political influence activities under Xi Jinping, explaining how China attempts to influence international opinion and using New Zealand as a case study.

Jacinda Adern said she hadn’t read the paper.  She looked like she was playing dodge ball with the questions.  Someone must have read it.  Anne-Marie Brady has been followed and harassed ever since, with her home broken into and her car tampered with.

We need more people like Anne-Marie Brady.  Now that this brave woman has spoken out, the Government has to be seen to be doing something.  In October 2018, Justice Minister Andrew Little asked Parliament’s Justice committee to “look at the resilience of our electoral system against foreign interference risks.”  “It is vital that New Zealand’s electoral system is protected against illegitimate interference by foreign states,” Little told the committee in a letter.

Really?  Talk is cheap.  The chair of the Justice committee, Labour MP Raymond Huo, is a man mentioned in Brady’s research on Chinese influence in New Zealand!  He was born in mainland China.

Guess what happened after Anne-Marie Brady wrote to the committee in February 2019 asking to appear before it.

Blocked.  This was very recent, just a week before the Mosque attacks.

“The select committee was then thrown into disarray when it emerged that Labour MPs had blocked Canterbury University Professor Anne-Marie Brady from appearing before the committee.”

Huo brushed questions about that off, saying “the correct procedure had been followed” and a spokesman for Jacinda Ardern echoed Huo’s comments saying “they only wanted to hear from Government agencies.”  National  MP Nick Smith said that was “complete crock”.

In the light of Media attention, Labour had to make an immediate U-turn.

But this Chinese is still in charge of the inquiry.  Given the conflict of interest, there will be no justice, and I’m left asking myself why Andrew Little would pick Huo to chair the committee?

Do you think our Electoral process is compromised?  No wonder I’ve been feeling that our votes are counted for nothing.

Fox in charge of hen house

Across the Tasman, Australia commissioned a secret government study that uncovered CCP attempts to influence all levels of politics, and subsequently proposed a raft of new legislation targeting espionage, foreign political donations, and foreign interference.

I wish New Zealand would do the same and tell China where to go.  I get the unsettling feeling that New Zealand is compromised and not in safe hands with either party or any of our leaders.


‘Abandoned and afraid’: Kiwi academics urge Jacinda Ardern to stand against China.

your-daughter-should-have-been-safe-here-your-daughter-should-38501918“Your daughter should have been safe here” Jacinda told the parents of backpacker Grace Millane.  In the light of the Mosque attacks, this has become a meme.  Does this only apply to foreigners?  Who is safe here?

Should our professor be safe?

As many as 29 academics have called on the Prime Minister to speak out, saying “attempts to intimidate and harass one academic in New Zealand have implications for the freedoms of all who live here”.

“My family and I, particularly in the last week, have been feeling abandoned, afraid and unsafe,” Ms Brady told Newshub in November 2018.  Police, the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) and Interpol are on the case. Ms Brady has asked them for protection, but hasn’t been given any.

“Not only did it seem to be a direct threat to her safety and the safety of her family, but it was something that was likely to cause a chilling effect,” London School of Economics Phd Candidate Tze Ming Mok says.

But Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won’t act.  When questioned she said “she was waiting for the police report.”


Meanwhile …

China’s communist party has so much power in New Zealand that western countries might stop sharing intelligence.

How about that?  New Zealand is so compromised our traditional allies don’t want to share information with us.

Source: Business Insider


There’s a prophecy in the Bible about a fox in the hen-house, when a future end-times leader aided by a complicit media will steal the wealth of nations;

“As one reaches into a nest, so my hand reached for the wealth of the nations;
as people gather abandoned eggs, so I gathered all the countries;
not one flapped a wing, or opened its mouth to chirp.”  Isaiah 10:14

This leader will come to his end – but will cause a lot of grief before he’s removed.  He will have ten globalist buddies but will remove three.  You can read about him in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13.  Will China be his buddy?  The red dragon has awakened and it’s hot breath is being felt in New Zealand.

I haven’t blogged for a while as I’m writing a book called “The End” which deals with end times events from a Biblical perspective.  But I will try and blog too.  After the attacks in Christchurch – which happened just as the inquiry I’ve written about got started, I feel the need to warn about what’s going on here.

Contact me if you want a free rough draft of the book in return for proof reading.


Links

Anne-Marie Brady
‘Abandoned and afraid’: Kiwi academics urge Jacinda Ardern to stand against China
Brady blocked from foreign interference inquiry
Ardern, Peters take different line on foreign interference
Strange lessons of 2018: What goes on when we’re not looking
2017 – Revealed: China’s network of influence in New Zealand, through donations to MPs from both our political parties.

Taxed to the max in NZ

New Zealand has an overwhelmingly onerous, highly regressive, taxation compliance regime to which we must conform under the Sauron-like gaze of the IRD, or get flogged with fees and penalties.

We pay more tax than anyone else, and unlike other nations every dollar of our earnings is taxed.  Even our children are taxed.

Now, our government intends to slap a Capital Gains Tax on us.  Cullen, head of the Tax Working Group, said “it’s to bring us in line with the other nations.” 

“It’s all about fairness” the proponents of this tax proclaim as they seek to apply it not just to speculators flipping Auckland houses, but to farmers and small business owners!  I know its not going to be fair, its already corrupt and unjust.

Here is my experience of the NZ Government as a small business owner.  We set up in 2007, in our early forties.  It was quite the mid-life crisis.  We didn’t get any help from the government.  In fact, they were a stumbling block.  Our capital was a measly $48 but we secured a private loan of $10,000 which we paid back in three years.

The first year, we couldn’t take drawings so worked at night.  I worked three part time jobs, my husband two.  We cleaned  workplaces, did night-fill at a Supermarket, and I looked after a group of handicapped people on the weekend.  Our tax was 28% because of the “secondary” jobs.  If we’d been in Australia we would have paid no tax.

We went along fine for two years, and made a small profit of $34,000 before drawings, which triggered Provisional Tax.  This tax is brutal for small business and the reason most of them fail in the first five years. It’s like a bar to entering business.

Under Provisional Tax, NZ Businesses have to pay two years worth of tax, being tax for the previous year and tax on money for the current year that hasn’t been earned yet.  We didn’t have enough put away, not knowing how much we were going to be charged.

We had to pay nearly 25% of that profit in tax.  IRD said we could pay the first year’s tax off in installments, with penalties, but had to pay the entire amount on the second year.  It was a serious setback, and we would have been out of business if we hadn’t had access to revolving credit.

For the next three years, we were unable to replace the twenty year old car or grow our business, because of the amount taken off our profit.

The business is now twelve years old.  It hasn’t made us rich but it does provide a living and we’re our own boss.  We haven’t been able to participate in the Auckland housing market but hoped the business would be a nest egg for our retirement.  If the CGT goes through the leech-like NZ government will seek to take 33% of the money from our small business.

My husband and business partner considers the NZ government and its enforcer IRD to be like Queensland cattle ticks.

My tale will be typical of small business and the middle class in New Zealand.

We are a nation of entrepreneurs.  Small businesses generate 28% of New Zealand’s GDP and employ over 600,000 people.  You’d think we’d be encouraged and helped every step of the way but we’re not.

Given the risks we take and the hurdles we have to overcome to get our business running, its demoralising to think that at the end of it the government will take a third of our nest egg, on top of all the other tax we pay in the business; Provisional Tax, PAYE, 15% GST, the ever-widening FBT, ACC, Fuel Tax, and GST on Fuel Tax.

Cullen and the Tax Working Group appear to be completely out of touch with NZ Small Business.  If Jacinda follows the Tax Committee’s advice she will only be in for one term.  In the meantime, how much damage will they do?


There are two tax regimes, one is hidden.  It turns out NZ is a well-known tax haven.
Just like Vancouver and other places where foreigners have speculated, we’ve now got an unaffordable property market.  Guess what the overseas tax lawyers invested their client’s un-taxed money in?  I found out how it happened and will deal with that in a separate post.

Finally, Jacinda is a socialist.  Here she is in action ten years ago as Comrade Jacinda Ardern. Should we trust her given what we’re seeing here?


Links

Cartoons about the proposed capital gains tax

Andrew Dickens: Supporters of a capital gains tax should be angry