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  1. Default KiwiSaver providers banned from investing in fossil fuels and land mines
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/default-kiwisaver-providers-banned-from-investing-in-fossil-fuels-and-land-mines.html

    Default KiwiSaver funds will no longer invest in fossil fuels.

    The bombshell policy, announced on Sunday, will take effect in July 2021, with nine default providers expiring the month before.

    Minister of Commerce Kris Faafoi says it shows the Government is putting its money where its mouth is, after committing the country to being carbon-neutral by 2050 and cutting back fossil fuel exploration and mining.

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    • “People setting aside money for the future want to know their savings are being put to good use, helping to create a better future for their kids and grandkids.”

      No, James Shaw. Most of us want to see our money grow. The rest is just your ideological wank job while protected by all the retirement benefits you have made into law for yourselves.

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    • This is what I always feared about investing in Kiwisaver: government interference. I just knew one day the government couldn’t help but virtual signal with other people’s money.

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    • A good move to shift the default provision to balanced funds.

      Making them conservative was a big mistake by Cullen.

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      • Kiwisaver is just a means for the provider to make a shit load of money, you not so much. Why no self managed funds like aussie?

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        • You allowed to manage your money??? 🙂
          You must be kidding ! 🙂
          In this country? 🙂

          It is not really your money,,,, you know.
          Anyway to be sure, the experts know better!

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        • mrspdm and I are more than happy with current KiwiSaver returns even after the latest correction. They will bounce back.
          Fees are not excessive and we are quite happy to pay a bit extra for good performance. However, we do not want to be restricted by the government in respect of investment categories.

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          • Us too pdm, excellent return on our well managed Kiwisaver investment. Govt should not interfer in the markets. Have they seen how many combustion vehicles are on our roads and worldwide? Stupid virtue signallers cutting off their financial noses by banning investment in oil and gas industry.

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      • Regrettably Simon has not announced the repeal of any of this coalition of clowns restrictive legislation. Party vote ACT.

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    • When Donald Trump was first elected I didn’t like him at all. I thought he was a bombastic idiot, a liar and a complete asshole.

      Over the course of his presidency thus far, though, I have completely changed my mind.

      Donald Trump might just be the best president that America has ever had. It’s not just that he knows how to work a crowd (of his supporters) either. He actually enacts policies which are good for his country. GOOD ON HIM.

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      • Can we invite him here when he’s finished his eight years and handed over to Don Jnr? New Zealand could do with a leader with vision.

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      • You aren’t holding your breath until he watches it, are you Chuck.
        That could be extremely hazardous to your health.
        On climate Shaw has a mind like a steel trap – sprung shut.

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  2. Wanting to go to Brisbane for a month August/September this year. Online and the CheapOair site came up with 2 seats out $283 each, but hurry, only 3 left. Well blow, completed the booking but final confirmation didn’t go through as somebody else had beaten me to it but there was another flight available, only about $100 more money. Changed the date and guess what, only 3 left and then, wow, they were also taken.
    Went to other computer, well blow me down, the original dates were again available at the same original price, must have been a cancellation, but bother, somebody sneaked in and took them before I could complete the sale but again the helpful site had an alternative (dearer) option available.
    All is well however – I see they have emailed me this morning to say the original price is available, but only a few seats left.

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    • Once the virus really takes hold they will be giving away tickets free on one of the only two flights a week 🙂

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  3. Relationship Property law is the worst law in western countries.

    In the UK there has been a decision where not only has there been a split of 50/50 but a judge has ruled that the woman can be compensated for what she ‘might’ have earned if she hadn’t stayed at home to raise two children.
    This couple were both solicitors worth millions.
    If this sets a precedent, the future is going to be a disaster for guys. It is already bad enough.

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  4. so our boffins really are bright.
    Questions for ships arriving in our ports.

    However, due to coronavirus, three additional questions had been requested to be submitted when the health update was provided.

    They included: Had the vessel departed or transited through mainland China in the last 14 days; were there any passengers/crew on board who had departed or transited through mainland China in the last 14 days; and were there any passengers/crew on board who had been in contact with a person confirmed or suspected to have coronavirus in the last 14 days./

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/119817816/coronavirus-kiwi-ports-step-up-ship-screening-on-instruction-from-health-ministry

    Now with the best shipping in the world no ship is leaving china for NZ and arriving here in 14 days.
    Do these people have any idea of how far away china is.
    they are a worry.

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    • The days of a slow boat to China is long past.
      Easy to be with in 10 days, port to port with a merchant ship, like Shanghai to Auckland.
      https://www.championfreight.co.nz/times

      That is just allowing for incubation time, those 14 days.
      Once some has CoVid-19, how long do they have it?
      Some seem to have it for a considerable time, and how ‘infective’ are they then?

      It is possible that a crew member or some passenger may be flown from China to join a boat if it docks at say Philippines, Indonesia, etc.

      However it may soon be that many other countries may be considered at risk, like mentioned above, so best to start procedures now, consider, then learn & fine tune.

      So much more to learn about this virus, incubation, the symptoms, the effects, re-infection, contagiousness or not, aerosol, or contaminated surfaces, like virus’s may in ideal conditions last 9 days or so.

      Do the common cold symptoms that one person catches and suffers and then spreads to others that becomes a rampaging fever etc…
      Interesting how young children do not seem to become affected, but could become a carrier? and infect & kill grand parents.

      Sort of like shingles from old folks releasing chicken-pox to their grand children.
      https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/transmission.html

      Still just have to live with things, and maybe some things rub off so more mellow.

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  5. The Comrade likes bit of flagellation,
    Whinestone spanks her regularly and then she travels to Australia to spanked by their PM!
    Was it as good as dishing out 2mill in Fiji, dear?
    By the way when are you going to turn up for work here, Part Time Prime Minister!
    Too busy sucking with the luuvies in Sydney?
    I bet you are not in the posh frock shops, more like the OP shops!
    Your problem with Whinestone and his foundation donors has not gone away, just because you are on holiday. Your are still knee deep in shit!

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  6. Recently I drove over Arthur’s Pass and when parking in a rest area I noticed a dead Kea that had obviously been run over.

    I was about to toss it over the bank when I decided that the bright plumage under the wings would be very handy when I tied some trout flies. In particular “Hamilles Killer”

    With dignity I removed some feathers after knocking off maggots and to please our feathered friend on this site I muttered a short prayer of thanks.

    When I eat my next trout taken with a fly made up from our feathered friends relation I shall offer a toast to the gods.

    Thank you Kea.

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  7. Socialism 101

    Anderson Cooper: Do you have a price tag for all of these things?

    Bernie Sanders: No, I don’t…

    Cooper: But you say you don’t know what the total price is, but you know how it’s gonna be paid for. How do you know it’s gonna be paid for if you don’t know how much the price is?

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    • Much prefer this version than the wimp lover below.( Rachael’s posting) As this one says much more concerned with the victims of the crime rather than those who did it.

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    • Braybots nemesis, good link. I put it on Ardern’s Facebook. It looks like it is positive about her. What till her followers have a look at it.

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    • That was so incredibly embarrassing I cannot believe she does not know the difference between rights of the citizens of a country and the rights of others who in their time in Australia did not bother to take out citizenship. Stupid bitch. Her incompetence knows no bounds.

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  8. The nag is just trying to make headlines so that the heat from all of the other shit goin on back in NZ is deflected.
    Ms Ed, the unelected PTPM, is in full election mode .

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  9. Katie Hopkins on the ‘outsiders’ now.
    A must watch if can catch it later.She says NZ is ripe for takeover by that religion.

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  10. First it was let the prisoners vote, now its the 16 year olds.

    “Council lobbies to lower voting age to 16”

    “First, it was “climate emergencies”, now it’s the voting age.

    Christchurch City Council has decided to use its limited resources to lobby the Government on lowering the voting age to 16.

    Of course, the Council didn’t bother consulting with ratepayers before jumping on this issue.”

    More to the point, Christchurch City Council has better priorities – such as getting its infrastructure up to scratch. We say rates are for services, not for our local councils to lobby central government on constitutional issues.

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    • So concentrating the largely non Labour supporting demographic in government camps.

      When will people wake up?

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    • “A mass mobilisation of ‘vulnerable’ people to an isolated region or island to restrict the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus was among the options being considered by the Government, a leading epidemiologist says.”

      That’s a contemptible suggestion. Why don’t you just throw vulnerable and elderly in the rubbish!

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      • Yet even people on the right fail to understand what Ardern really is. In spite of overwhelming evidence.

        From the article:

        Baker, a member of the Ministry of Health’s Pandemic Influenza Technical Advisory Group, conceded the approach sounded extreme.

        But he said a strong social cohesion, and faith in Government, meant New Zealand was better placed than most countries to enact such a policy.

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      • It was the seizure of ‘homes’ in the designated areas to house them that got me.

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    • ” social capital, the strength to innovate, and a high degree of social connectedness and social conscience.”

      What planets this mong from?

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    • So Viking, what do you think is the biggest daily fear you have?

      Is it those evil Chinese, muslims, or the common cold? 🤣

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      • Kea’s of course.

        No, more concerned that our work will run down because people will be put off from their jobs with no pay (which is already started,) and that will effect us and my staff.

        Looking at our website hits this last week they have crashed. That means no inquiries and the ongoing work that goes with it.
        for those that rely on parts and gear from china and other countries there is that issue as well. Plumbers, electricians, builders, no bathroom gear, so once stock is gone then things will grind to a holt.
        So while the virus itself could be a nasty the ramifications of the efforts of others to stop it will have a major effect. And that doesn’t include those companies and their staff that export.

        For your benefit all the stuff you preen your feathers with is also imported including the soap. You will be a ragged mess before this is over. 😆 No metrosexual face creams, no hairstyling stuff. No feather dusters.

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  11. Porcelain chops will be pissed off that the majority of the Muslim community do not want to commemorate the shooting.

    All those tea towels she purchased for the event will not be needed. Plus think of the wasted hours spent in front of a mirror practicing her frowny face.

    Maybe she can now find time to be a PM and pull Peters and tugger Jones into line. Unfortunately the spineless one will do nothing.

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  12. Dear readers….

    an update on Duck, duck..
    The poor creature was savagely set upon by a pomeranian and minature pug-dog 2 Friday mornings ago.
    The wicked little creatures were being “doggy-minded” by our neighbour. (we don’t have fences between our properties).
    I managed to rescue Duckduck from the grasp of the pom… but dd was motionless, tho’ his heart was beating.
    I placed him in a box and put in the sunshine….. after about an hour duckduck raised his head.

    (In the meantime, I sent hubby off to remonstrate with neighbour….hubby comes back to tell me that neighbour has a live crayfish for me… just brought up from Mahia … Ugh!!!!! I thought…and sent hubby to politely refuse it….. back comes hubby to tell me that neighbour has just started drowning it in freshwater to save me killing it……GRIEF!!!!!! (I don’t eat invertebrates if I can avoid doing so).
    So hubby sent back again to tell neighbour thanks, but no thanks.

    In the meantime, I took duckduck out of the box and he managed to stand up… I checked for broken wings, legs, bleeding…and apart from no tail feathers , the duck looked ok.

    And there he remained for the next 2 days… and didn’t eat or move much… Slowly over the next week , he moved about our back lawn and gradually began to take some food and water.
    Then 2 days ago he ventured down the steps onto our back concreted area…..I’ve never been so pleased to have crap all over the back yard.
    Yesterday he flew down to the lower lawns and started bossing the cats around…so I think his PTSD is over.
    Bloody little pomeranian is back on the prowl tho’.

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      • I may be leading it into a trap…

        Duckduck is probably here until spring… that’s quite a long time to hope that a feral dog (let alone neighbours’ dogs) doesn’t get it…..and the mallards are still to arrive.

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    • Give Duck, duck a pat from us.
      Bet your neighbour thinks you’re a strange one turning down crayfish, and you obviously don’t eat duck either. 😯

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        • I wasn’t suggesting Maggy or anyone eat their feathered friends, just that Maggy’s neighbour may find it unusual in Gisborne for anyone to decline a free crayfish. 😊

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            • Kosher eater spotted.

              Not when a piggy is on offer.

              ( I’m a bit of a fan of our marine invertebrates…..https://teara.govt.nz/en/marine-animals-without-backbones)

              I had a god-awful meal once in the Busan Fish market —asked for the specialty of some little servery and got a plate of raw entire sea cucumber, sea tulip, starfish, echinoderm, and abalone to chew through. Thank God I had my chef with me… she managed a few mouthfuls of each…. $80 badly spent!

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          • Yeah..
            is it rude to hint that I’d rather a Kingi or a John Dory than a walking armoured tank?

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      • I never trusted those pommie Iranians. 😁
        You could try Duck duck go instead of Duck duck stay.

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    • Make sure the duck attends a self assertiveness course & judo lessons.

      Give it a few weeks & he’ll beat the crap out of the Pom! 🙂

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    • Jeez, why do our Labour MPs keep trying to give crims an easy way out?

      I’ve got whanau living in Oz…. they know the score… bugga-up things over there and its back to NZ for keeps…..

      (Tho’ one of the bros, took the plunge and converted to Ockerism).

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      • Lock them up in the detention centre with the illegal Muslim immigrants.

        Aussies are not responsible for refugees from failed states like socialist Aotearoa.

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      • My old aunt adopted being an Aussie nearly 60 years ago. Many moons ago she used to work in the NZ Consulate’s office in Sydney and tell us about the drop nut NZ’ers who’d turn up with $5 in their pocket and an expectation above their ability.

        Hey Kiwis, Aus is a completely separate country from NZ!

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    • What’s it got to do with the UN?
      When those shit hole countries show their human rights are as good as the aussies, then maybe they can have a say. Until they can show this, fuck off.

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        • Mike. He’s doing it his way.
          By squeezing the Dems out of presidential contention and antagonizing the Bernie bros he is exposing the UN’s ineffectiveness when trying to control the direction the US takes.
          The UN relies on the Dems to secure funding for their agenda. Socialism is the means to achieve this. Bernie is the tool.
          Trump is maneuvering the deep state so as to make them expose themselves for what they are.
          They’ve been doing this for a long, long time.
          He needs more time.

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  13. Coronavirus: Border officials ‘turning a blind eye’ to potential carriers, traveller claims
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-border-officials-turning-a-blind-eye-to-potential-carriers-traveller-claims.html

    “They said, ‘Have you been to mainland China or Iran recently?’ I said, ‘No, but I just came from Milan and I was in the Veneto region as well – two hotspots in Italy.’

    “They said, ‘You do not fit the criteria, and you don’t need to self-isolate either,’ which I found ridiculous because I was in the hotspot there, you know? The fact they told me not to even self-isolate, it was a bit crazy.”

    “They didn’t really give me any information, they didn’t tell me to do anything – they said to go on and live my life as normal,” said Paul. “I live in the same house as my 86-year-old grandfather – I need to think about these kinds of things.”

    New Zealand has placed restrictions on travellers from Iran and China, but not Italy and South Korea, both of which have had more confirmed cases of the virus than Iran.

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    • Our “She will be right” attitude to this will not end well. Cindy keeps on saying we have a plan. Is she lying yet again?

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  14. After years of studying obituaries, I have concluded that no one ill-tempered or unimportant ever dies.

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  15. National, ACT and oil industry slam KiwiSaver’s move away from fossil fuels
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/national-act-and-oil-industry-slam-kiwisaver-s-move-away-from-fossil-fuels.html

    Minister of Commerce Kris Faafoi says investors won’t notice any hit to their balances, because oil companies “have dragged on global investment returns for at least the last five years”, and will help “create a better future for [KiwiSaver investors’] kids and grandkids”.

    But the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) begs to differ, saying it will “make New Zealanders poorer in retirement and do nothing for climate change”.

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    • Hey, fatty Jones, go play trains on your own dime!

      Southland businesses accuse Government of playing favourites with Provincial Growth Fund

      A group of Southland businesses says the Government is ‘screwing the scrum’ with The Provincial Growth Fund and not spending taxpayer’s money fairly.

      https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/tvnz/onenews/story/2020/03/01/provincial.html?auto=6137336808001

      “It’s all our taxpayer money that’s being paid with here and we should all have the option of getting use of it, the idea of it to increase the growth in the area, I mean it’s a good idea, but it’s just ridiculous the way it’s been played out,” says Colin Hitchell.

      Mr Hitchell withdrew his application but says officials tried to get him to rush it through, filled out the form for him and told him to ask for more money because they’d pumped too much into Northland.

      “They said they’d come to Southland because they’d overspent in Northland and they were down here to even the score.”

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    • His opinions on policing won’t make much difference either way to National.

      The only thing that will count are his socially conservative Godbothering credentials.

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  16. Katie Hopkins on Aussie TV yesterday with some trenchant remarks (from about minute 7:00) about the loss of freedom of speech in Aus. and how New Zealand is ripe for being taken over by the Islamics “because they are already on bended knee.”

    Recommended viewing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WyRdz1Ix64

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    • I’d welcome the Islamists to sort out our feral entitled women.

      I will personally volunteer to administer the 1023 lashes to Ardern.

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  17. Apparently in the UK NHS staff have been told to shave off their beards over coronavirus fears as facial hair can render masks ineffective.

    In NZ Golriz said it was just another typical display of discrimination towards Muslim women.

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  18. As Sir Elton cut his concert short due to experiencing pneumonia like symptoms, the ever adoring public wandered home to listen to the news that a pandemic is coming to our shores and that we should be focusing on the selfish carriers who, really should be tested and quarantined.

    Not a peep from the medical experts or the hysteria filled media.

    The Pope is coughing and spluttering all through the Vatican. Not a fucking peep.

    Time to wake up guys.

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    • The Ayatollahs are rotten with coronavirus & it sounds like the Pope’s fucked.

      You’d think at least one of their deities would intervene!

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      • Both the ayatollahs and Catholic clergy delight in buggering boys. As do Rabbis.

        My homo theory might have some merit.

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        • I’d be elated if it were a pedo targeted virus.
          And for the ones who just can’t quite shake the sniffles, there would be a lead based pill available for consumption.
          The Clintons swear by them.

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  19. Apparently, the usually effervescent Cher, has succumbed to the flu and is tweeting madly from her bed telling everyone”I’ve got flu babe”.
    What a bloody load of bollocks we are being spun.
    Next year, when the goat-sheep-camel virus arrives I may buy a a bunch of glass coffins. (remains to be seen)

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    • I feel nothing for woke celebrities. Even those I enjoy as actors and musicians.

      If Covid-19 destroys Hollyweird I would be delighted.

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    • And if they don’t agree to create an abomination they are also attacked.

      Biological gender can not be changed. We should not pretend it can be.

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  20. Everyone at John Lennon airport,Liverpool has been quarantined for coronavirus.
    Imagine,all the people.

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