Warriors 1st Grader
- Sep 1, 2015
No joking.I can see a joke in there about insinuating voters are a flock of sheep...
Farmers were seen as rich due to their access to overseas funds. You needed overseas funds to buy most high end imports like cars, manufacturing equipment etc.No joking.
I am deadly serious. Sheep farmers used to run this country. Federated Farmers were a very powerful lobby.
That is why it took so long for John Allum to get the Harbour Bridge.
Sheep farming went downhill after 1967 and hasn't stopped.
Now Federated Farmers are begging for members.
Dairy farmers are an important part of the economy but have no political clout compared with the sheep farmers way back then.
These were the big sheep farmers. They lived in big country homes, their kids went to schools like Kings College, Scots College and Christs College.Farmers were seen as rich due to their access to overseas funds.
I married into old farming money, people who were at the top table of Sheep and Dairy.These were the big sheep farmers. They lived in big country homes, their kids went to schools like Kings College, Scots College and Christs College.
They were usually heavily involved in politics. They dressed conservatively, were usually strong silent types and provided a hell of a lot of employment to rural Maori.
During the Korean war, when Europe was on its knees economically, wool was in massive demand, especially from the Chinese. Some were disappointed that they were allowed to bid, feverishly, at local wool sales for wool for their soldiers.
Wellington lived on the back of the lower North Island sheep farmers. The meat works, wool through the ports, three major car manufacturing plants and two tire factories.
They ignored Auckland.
In 1967 the wool price crashed. It was a hell of a shock to the economy. These days nobody knows or cares.
Now you can barely give wool away.
On the flip side dairy farmers were hard working types, who usually started as share milkers, worked very hard, were very tight with their money and were looked down upon as yokels by the big wool guys.
An acquired taste, being a Jaffa would be bad enough, but with a Warriors jersey FFS.Old pioneering Canterbury family.
Yes he is a human fuckwit.Ted Cruz is an embarrassment to humanity. The same week after he makes himself a dick in Texas, but then today he does this in questioning Merrick Garland. It was a known fact that Obama deliberately has sweet FA to do with his AG. Trump was the one who politicized the AG, or maybe even Nixon.
What a total farkwit
When Kennedy was assassinated one of the problems they had was who wanted to kill him the least.Finally we might get some American justice, unless it's just a show trial by Putin's boys and China Joe, personally I hope he gets executed by Epstein's boys, that's if the CIA, Russia, the CCP, North Korea, the Mexicans, and everyone who fell for the Qanon con don't get him first.
Almost makes me convinced the Bible is real.Just reading a story on newshub of a republican party conference with a golden statue of Donald trump which has started theories of idol worship. Senators like cruz and all present. Seems it really is a cult.