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  1. A series of recent snipperts put into this article. The commentary brings out that some cases have been unrecognized for some weeks and even cleared & released to be later +ive tested.

    ….. As the coronavirus continued its march across the globe on Sunday, there were troubling new signs that it was spreading undetected in some American communities for weeks while the government resisted calls for more widespread testing. ……
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    …… NEW York has confirmed its first case of the deadly coronavirus — the same day a second man died in Washington state from the illness. …..
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    ….. Rhode Island Department of Health announced the state’s first “presumptive positive” cases, a man in his 40s and a teenage girl who traveled to Italy in mid-February, …..
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    …. Two people in Florida have tested positive for the coronavirus, …. [confirmed]

    http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-are-starting-to-pop-up-literally-all-across-the-united-states

    It would seem that the USA wlll soon be looking to change its testing criteria.
    New Zealand should be ahead ond doing this too.
    Just that I am not sure just how many testing kits are available, and are they being rationed? by a strict criteria.

    The problem is, do you keep your bucket of water for when your flat catches fire, or take it to neighbour’s flat where the fire has just started and get the fire out, while it can be put out.

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    • You must have some sympathy for Sleeze Gallopaway as he so busy going through a little black book of names and phone Nos in his deliberations on the future of a incarcerated person with extensive connections in the Political arena and the possibility of the damage done should that information become public. Poor old Poto is so out of her depth when it comes to anything outside Mawree stuff that her natural incompetence is hidden through inaction.

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      • When Labour brought Poto into Christchurch East from the North Island she was known as the Carpet Bagger. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

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    • They are socialists and therefore fear runs their lives.
      Be kind off a serendipity if all the troughers had to stay home in isolation.
      Imageine a world where politicians were silenced from the stage by isolation.

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  2. The CoL reaping what they sow (but they’ll claim it’s due to 9 long years. . . . .):
    Harcourts Hamilton Rental general manager Melanie Rouse said there was definitely a shortage of three- to four-bedroom stand-alone rental properties in Hamilton.

    “Things are going quite quickly with multiple people applying for properties. Last month we turned down 87 per cent of applicants and that’s not because they are bad or anything it’s literally just because there were a lot of good applicants for the property.”

    She said it was not uncommon to have about 25 applicants for one property.

    There had also been a rental increase of 9.2 per cent in the last year, which hadn’t been helped by the shortage.

    They also had fewer properties available as landlords have been “scared” by the new tenancy rules and had chosen to sell up.

    Hamilton Christian Night Shelter Trust manager Jo Turner said she had even noticed a squeeze on beds in the men’s and women’s night shelters since she started in the role last August.

    “I’ve got a bottleneck because there is nowhere for them to go. There are no rentals, especially affordable rentals.

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    • Have a 4 bedroom house in Rotorua.
      Told I can’t rent it because it’s not up to the standard the rental agency requires.
      Apparently, now a risk to their business. ( ex National MP.) ( Yep they are worse than the other side.)( elitist)
      All of which is bullshit.
      Its clean, tidy, needs a few minor repairs, is insulated, has old carpet, so what, its a reasonable house.
      ( I will manage it myself once more.)
      And there lies the problem

      The govt has made everyone frightened of the tenancy Tribunal.

      It is going to get worse before it gets better. Wait till the weather gets cold and wet.

      Oh I forgot.
      Its not going to do that. We have Climate change and Global Warming.

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    • The in-laws have been moved into a retirement home. It’s closer to us, dad is safer and better cared for and they have ready access to a lot more activities than they’ve been enjoying at home. It’s lovely that they’re actually swimming again after almost 5 years of not doing so, because travel to the public pools was getting too difficult. Now they have a pool downstairs and they enjoy it; plus the number of Chinese residents are increasing so they’ve already started up a Thursday Mahjongg group and are shopping together, etc.

      It’s been stressful dealing with the move, but now it’s done I’m very happy with the way it’s turned out.

      But, we want to get the house they’ve lived in (rent free) for the last 15 years into the rental market. It’s a 2 bedroom + study, 1 1/2 bathroom house in Mt Roskill.

      The house is reasonably tidy, no leaks and has a heat-pump. It is cool in summer and warm in winter, has a nice bit of garden and sunshine and windows all round. It’s an older house and you can see that in the choice of fittings. It probably needs to have that hideous 80’s wallpaper stripped and get a new lick of paint and I’d probably want to fit a dishwasher but overall it’s what I would consider a perfectly livable property at the low to medium end of the retail market.

      It is pretty much the type of property I’ve lived in most of my renting life when I was younger. But we’ve just had an inspection done to see what is necessary and the list is a long one and close to $20,000 to update. Then we haven’t even touched the general refurbishment and refresh of the property.

      I’m starting to wonder if it’s worth renting out or if we should just flog it. After all, if somebody buys it they can live there.

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      • Take about 50% of the likely rental and extrapolate that over the years until you get to the likely selling price – the answer should become clear.

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  3. Some nice showers of rain from early this morning.
    May it continue with gentle rain for the day.

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    • A teaser of rain, but really needs that gentle rain, an inch or so a day for a week would solve the drought, though it would be another fortnight before it really shows its munificence.

      The current one off showers sadly just does not do it, as it seems soon back to the fine & dry.
      The winds seem to be very drying.

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      • Are winston and ardern still abroad? How about shane perhaps he is in Northland and a westerly wind. Strange things affect the quality of the air.

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    • Driving earlier this morning, numerous swarming whirl winds of probably mating insects, looking like smoke wisps across some the land.
      The fan tails & swallows should do well out of those.

      Cricket eggs will also be hatching from the deep cracks in the ground.
      Turkeys have been having a great feed on them, but do not eat them as the Turkey flavour will be really “earthy off” right now.
      When the spring grass comes, then that taint should be flushed away, and before mating.

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      • There is a cricket under my bedroom window. If he keeps up singing in the middle of the night he’s going to die!!!
        A few years ago when we lived in the country I got sick of the constant noise and sprayed ‘Ripcord’ under the doorway ledges. I couldn’t count the plague of crickets that ran from their hiding places.

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  4. Seems like transporting “shock troops” from where Turkey has troops in Syria.
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/02/turkey-opens-border-to-europe-migrants-bussed-to-frontier/

    It seems to be quite a number, and once landing, then it would become an enticement for many others to try their luck.
    https://voiceofeurope.com/2020/03/greek-invasion-150000-migrants-prepared-to-land-in-lesbos/

    Turkish coast guard, is very conscious in “health & safety” support for the beginning of the voyage.
    http://www.ekathimerini.com/250112/article/ekathimerini/news/footage-shows-turkish-boat-escorting-migrant-dinghy

    Perhaps with tear gas being fired around, the UN perhaps fears a war may break out, so lays down its rules that invasions should be allowed.

    The United Nation’s refugee agency said on Monday that Greece had no right to stop accepting asylum applications as Athens struggled with a sudden increase of arrivals at its border ….
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-greece-un-idUSKBN20P2BH

    Yet there is also a risk of war, as Turkey has stationed troops in Syria, as Russia has bombed them, to aid Syria in its mop up operations.
    At the same time Erdogan calls on NATO to help him there.
    Is this the too hard basket for the UN?

    And so the EU wants to set up its own army, but will not go and support Greece, in turning away the hybrid invasion force.

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    • whoops, I though 4 links was the max, but must be only 3.
      Thanks in advance Ed. to when cleared.
      Did not notice going into moderation, as perhaps would have readjusted it, or it only declares when the 12 minutes are up.
      No problem. Noted, 3 links max. 🙂

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    • Greece forces has just recently stopped 5,000 migrants.
      Greece has supporters in the EU, that is despite the UN and EU stupidity.
      It appears even the EU has flipped, though probably trying to survive as it is more likely the political pressure from some leaders, appreciating that Greece is a shield.
      Macron is also helping aid & assistance to Greece & Bulgaria for their Border Defences.

      “Greece DEFENDS the Borders of EUROPE!!!” Dr. Steve Turley
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r2owNemd_Q
      11 minutes 54 secs. : Mar 3, 2020
      Starts really rolling on Greece after 2 minutes 50 seconds of advert.

      Maybe too soon to count chickens, but EU is trying to survive, and ameliorate the risk of totally falling apart.
      That is to realize what side the bread is buttered on, and so keep their snouts in the trough.

      Maybe the good citizens may also be reflecting on costs, inconvenience, crime, accommodation, welfare, employment, and right now CoVid-19.
      Particularly how the current parties seemed to have mismanaged, propagandized the immigration system and all of the immediate above.

      Remains to be seen if Climate Change Carbon is tied to some of these straining issues.

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      • Is it further forward or further back to where they came from? Child abuse to drag a child through the unknown like that.

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    • I reckon! We’ve got one who jumps up & down on his perch & answers “the Joos” to every question. 🙂

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      • Saggy,they do ,way back in the late 70s I bought a new motorcycle and took it for a run round the South Island,went for a bush walk with the girlfriend about 5 hours and when we got back to the carpark the new bike with less than 2000km on it had every plastic or vinyl part torn apart,even the little rubber seals around the rev counter and speedo were pulled out, I’d have killed the little bastards if I’d had a gun.
        To be fair it has provided a huge amount of laughter in the last 40 or so years,and thankfully was covered by insurance…

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        • I’ve seen the result of a 2 man nylon tent that was torn to pieces by Keas.

          They also ripped up 2 sleeping bags.

          Called into the Arthur’s Pass store and had lunch outside on the veranda. Left food unattended for no more than a couple of minutes …. Gone !!!!!!!!!!

          Spoke to cafe staff who told me I was lucky I only lost food as Keas love unattended vehicle keys belonging to tourists driving camper vans.

          Little shits.

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          • Stopped at the entrance to the Homer tunnel years ago.Someone threw a couple of keas a sandwich.They took the sandwich apart and proceeded to scrape the butter off carefully with their beaks on the side.

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      • ……”probed by a psychobabbler”……

        Right up the cloaca too probably. Never mind – he’ll get a food reward afterwards. 🙂

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    • We had an issue with Keas about a year ago – got onto the Kea preservation people and they sent me a repellent which worked a treat.
      They are very inquisitive, and moved around the house from window to window to watch what was happening inside. And the house cat had them intrigued too – they watched its every move.
      Apparently at this time of year the young are booted out of the nest to make room for this year’s brood, and they go out in groups hunting for food. Unfortunately we had a carcass in the dump up the hill from the house, and once the Keas found that they stayed in the area for months.

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    • Vacancies in the Labour/Greens caucus room post 19/9/2020 Kea’s would improve the intelligence level an be cheaper to run.

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  5. Armed Response Teams deployed more often than Armed Offenders Squads
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/armed-response-teams-deployed-more-often-than-armed-offenders-squads.html

    The new Armed Response Teams have been called out at 50 times the rate that Armed Offenders Squads were last year.

    The teams were deployed 75 times a day in the first five weeks of a six-month trial that started late October, data released under the Official Information Act shows.

    Last year, Armed Offenders Squads were called out on average 1.3 times a day across Auckland, Waikato, and Canterbury – 488 times in the 2018/19 financial year – for both emergency and pre-planned events.

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      • Advanced training before deployment to ChristChurch.
        The gunship has been doing familiarization flights as well for the last month.
        Squad leaders will be feet on the ground around the mosques as well.
        Corona virus is all that will save CC from the Comrade!

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    • What a tepid apathetic response.

      Thousands of largely innocent people terrorised by armed hit teams for opposing the regime and that’s all you’ve got?

      How is this any different to Nazi Germany or the USSR?

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  6. NZ rest homes ‘not geared up’ for coronavirus outbreak, calls for national action plan

    There’s concern New Zealand isn’t equipped to deal with a coronavirus outbreak within its aged care facilities.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/tvnz/onenews/story/2020/03/04/aged-care.html?auto=6137986212001

    “We haven’t had a good response at all,” he said. “I raised this issue a couple of weeks ago at a national level forum with district health boards, I wrote to them last week and the response so far has been very patchy.”

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  7. I posted this last night but some may have missed it. Will Jimmy pull the plug on the COL because he has principles or is he just grandstanding with his claims of racism? They will, of course, stay at the trough.

    Major ruction in Government over Shane Jones’ ‘racist’ Indian remarks
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/major-ruction-in-government-over-shane-jones-racist-indian-remarks.html

    A major ruction in the Government has broken out over racism after Green Party co-leader James Shaw labelled comments NZ First MP Shane Jones made about Indian students as “racist”.

    Shaw used a word Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been careful to avoid – racist. Instead, she labelled it “wrong”

    “It’s wrong, patently it’s wrong. Whatever label you put on it, it was wrong.

    “I believe his comments were not only wrong but bad for New Zealand.”

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    • Another indication of how out of step with the majority of New Zealanders Labour and the Greens are. But never interrupt your enemy when they are making a mistake. Keep it up Jacinda, you go gurl!!

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      • Now will he give up the staff, big office desk and chair, comfy leather seats in a crown limo, junkets overseas, flights all over NZ, supping at 5 star restaurants. Get off the grass!
        Only if Marama tells him too!

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    • Waikatogirl,There’s one thing about Jones to be thankful for,his mouth is so big he never misses it with his foot.

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    When you sign up to be a user, you provide an email address. I get a email from the system that a new user is awaiting approval. I send the new user an email asking for confirmation of the email address they have used.

    These 5 cannot post any comments until they reply to my email. This is a simple way of weeding out any user who might want to cause harm to ysb.

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  9. Deport her. If she won’t abide by our laws she can go and live back in China.

    A woman convicted of smuggling in Asiatic black bear bile from China was already on her third warning for bringing in specimens of other threatened and endangered species.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/woman-convicted-and-fined-7500-illegally-importing-black-bear-bile-product-nz

    Swain said the way the bears were milked for their bile while kept alive in cages was abhorrent.

    “We have strong concerns that it impacts on the survival of bears in the wild, even though this was taken from an alleged captive breeding facility.”

    Xu had previously tried to import dried seahorses and endangered plants to New Zealand and received three warnings between 2007 and 2017.

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    • So this is the woman’s fourth offence – three warnings and then a charge.
      We aren’t serious about our border security are we.

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    • Deport! Just one in a huge catalogue of vile and inhuman practices the Chinese indulge in, they have absolutely no conscience when it comes to the mistreatment of animals…..or human beings for that matter vide organ farming.

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  10. Drug dealer’s ‘right-hand man’ should serve less time in prison, lawyer says
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/119962600/drug-dealers-right-hand-man-should-serve-less-time-in-prison-lawyer-says

    He had pleaded guilty to charges of supplying methamphetamine, having the drug for supply and offering to supply it, conspiring to deal it, and also dealing the class B drug NBOMe, growing cannabis, having diazepam for supply, and having weapons and ammunition.

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    • and having weapons and ammunition.

      Did he have a gun licence for the weapons and ammunition?
      Which police gave the licence?
      Who inspected his secure gun safe?
      Who were the references that vouched for him?

      Did he have the guns locked up, secured in an approved manner?
      Were the guns legal?
      If the guns were not legal, then in what ways were they illegal?
      Too large a magazine?
      Automatic?
      Semi automatic?
      The gun barrel made illegally too short?

      What “gun crime sentences” was he found guilty of?
      In sentencing were those “gun crime sentences” discounted?
      That is rolled in as to be served concurrently with the other sentences.

      Possibly being the right hand man, he was the one who carried the guns, being an enforcer, as the main man kept himself a lot more “cleaner” in that he only gave the orders.

      So many other questions that should be asked.

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      • But he has the gall to ask for a reduced sentence. The justice system under Andy Little is a soft cushion for hardened criminals.

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      • The use or possession of illegal firearms by unlicenced individuals should ALWAYS be an aggravating factor in sentencing for any crime and should ALWAYS attract stiff consecutive prison time.

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        • Exactly Alice, as I think he probably was unlicensed.
          No journalist is looking into this.
          No journalist is even thinking of asking the above questions, or putting in any of the answers.
          So long as they can keep to the agenda of tarring & smearing every one to support their opinionated agendas.

          However if granted a firearms licence, then that should be fully reviewed.

          The ‘referees’ should also be checked, as they may also have given references to others. It is not something to be given lightly.

          Sadly at this stage it will be the police investigating the police.
          All the more reason to have a more independent firearms licensing agency, as then I feel the police will really hunt on them if their is any fault or problem.

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  11. Simon Bridges calls for tax cuts to blunt pain coronavirus is expected to inflict on NZ economy

    More tax relief is needed for families and businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak, National leader Simon Bridges said today, but he wouldn’t say how much or when it was needed.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/tvnz/onenews/story/2020/03/04/national-leader-simon-bridges-calls-for-tax-relief-for-coronavir.html?auto=6138012620001

    “There’s just no doubt the first half of this year is going to be slow to no growth.”

    Yesterday, the Government discussed several plans in place to help coronavirus-impacted businesses, including floating the idea of a provisional tax holiday.

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    • Bugger off Soimon

      That is such a pathetic and unimaginative response.
      Tax cuts.
      What a financial genius. Not!
      We never got a tax cut under Notional in..lets hear it now …nine long years.
      There was a tax swap in 2010 > higher GST for lower income tax.
      That was a wise move. It moves the tax base to indirect tax and gets more from visitors/tourists and those in the black economy.
      It takes pressure off the good people who actually work/earn.

      I understand that English wanted to take GST to 17.5% not 15%.
      That would mean the income tax rate on median income of the time (2010) of 17.5% equaled the GST rate.
      I agree with that. Makes a lot of sense in economics.
      He was moved away from that.
      His budget speech in May 2010 spelt it out well.

      So Simon, if a tax cut is a reaction (and that is all it is , a reaction, not a strategy) where was the tax cut as response to the GFC or the Christchurch earthquakes when YOU, Sir, were in Government?

      There was no move in nine long years to make the equitable move to index the tax brackets to offset fiscal drag.
      That is more useful than bribe-driven ‘tax cuts’

      STFU the man who votes 119 -1 in support of the COL relevant legislation.

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      • Waste of time talking about interest rates.
        The issue is that the world has stopped trading.
        Doesn’t matter what the rates are if there is no cash in the till the money can’t go round.
        Already we have lots of people with no work on a daily basis.
        We are not getting all the stuff made in China and today half the house is.
        Tradies can’t get the gear they need, stores are running out of stock.
        No computers for retailers to buy, heat pumps and parts in short supply, bathrooms, showers some brands of ovens sold out, car parts running out, the list goes on.

        And then there are exports. Containers are piling up on ships around the world because no one wants to handle them.
        We are a service business with 10 staff.
        I monitor the traffic to my website on a daily basis and in the last 2 weeks, it has crashed. ( A series of big lotto’s doesn’t help), but what next?
        What do I do with my staff that I need to pay when there are no jobs coming in to create the income?
        Even if the bank charged me no interest there is still no money to pay the bills and anyway the amount I pay is negligible.

        Govt. can’t spend enough money to stop the rot.
        Govt. produces next to nothing and trades nothing more than currency. There is no solution there.
        Lowering the rates will benefit those able to negotiate them but for those on fixed, that’s not doing anything.
        Even if the ability to spend is increased by that small margin, supplies are running out and if it continues then there will be no schools, sports, going to work, you see the scenario.
        Do we have the capital and ability to suddenly start producing all these things again immediately?
        Nope.

        So it’s going to get tough.

        I’ve got a couple of reasonably new hot water cylinders I can sell a builder for a house. Might be the best he can do.

        https://croakingcassandra.com/2020/03/03/why-economic-policymakers-need-to-respond-aggressively/#comments

        Been out and around Tauranga today. There are no trucks on the road. Usually the place is wall to wall trucks but not today. The buses were running ahead of schedule, Traffic was flowing very well.

        Kaimai’s were the same accirding to people I spoke to. Totara st along the wharf was bereft of trucks.
        Its not looking good at all.
        No shipping of noite.

        Maresk are charging $1000.00 dollars for a refrigerated container on the wharf in China to stop ships unloading as there are no trucks to move the containers.
        As of last week, only 60% of Chinas’ trucks were reported as ‘working’ resulting in the build-up at the ports. To help prevent spoilage Maersk is charging a US$1,000 fee on electricity for food containers to encourage shipping companies to keep their ships away from the port until trucks can be found to move the containers inland. It has to be hoped from a New Zealand perspective that food is given priority over other ‘bulk’ goods. This may mean that New Zealand will gain an economic advantage over other countries, at least temporarily.
        https://www.interest.co.nz/rural-news/103902/guy-trafford-looks-signs-trade-restarting-china-and-impact-distortions-are-having

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        • Thanks for that insight Viking.

          I see containers backed up at some freezing works.
          Costs a heap to keep to keep them refrigerated. They must take the market price, take the money & run, turn over so it is some one else’s problem. Then keep on killing the prime cattle, cull cows etc. cull ewes, and prime lambs.
          A little concerning as one does not want a works to go broke, even if they are killing much fewer and schedule has really dropped back.

          Same as the dairy companies, make the sale, take the money & survive.

          Recall when the wool was wrongly stockpiled. Little did the wool board realize that the full cost of storage, that in 3-4 years it cost its own value, when it should have been going into the manufacturing chain.

          The effect of the drought at this stage on New Zealand farmers is hard enough as it is, and looks like at least another month. If rain comes at the end of March, may be a get out of jail card, but if much later & winter coolness will stop many farmers building up a grass wedge to get stock through the winter to spring.
          Then will the winter it self be too cold, too wet or balmy enough that grass keeps growing enough to meet the livestock demand?

          So I feel many farmers will be battening down the spending to the bare necessaries.

          Then the effect of CoVid? supplies, timeliness, markets?
          Then there is the NZ $ but every one in the same sh&*, possibly settle all at the same rate.
          Similar thoughts on bank interests, who wants to borrow? if money is available or fiat created, and against what security?
          Then what will the new season prices be,, that is the demand, and the world’s overall supply?

          There is all the new regulations, regarding water, fertiiliser, effluent systems, more riparian systems meaning fencing is supposed to be shifted, more “significant natural areas” being demanded b;y councils. Permits, fees, levies, costs, consultants, new plans, etc.. etc..

          The joker in the pack is the government, coming up with more crap arse ideas, that will have massive unintended consequences.

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  12. Biden is such a masterful speaker – Trump must be getting scared

    After watching this powerful performance by Creepy Joe – I’m now very worried for the outcome of the US 2020 election.

    Biden’s ability to mobilise and harness the true power of the English language will be the ultimate weapon that unseats Trump. I understand the other day Biden exhorted his followers to “Get out and vote on Thursday!” – should make the Super Tuesday result interesting if they follow his direction.

    I haven’t checked yet, but I’m guessing that DPF has switched his very fluid allegiance to Creepy Joe now that Pete the Cheat has been paid to drop out gone. He has had a rather disturbing predilection for singling out creepy little unlikeable men to be his political favourites recently. First it was that creepy little weasel Rory Stewart – who DPF picked out from all the Remainers to be his first choice for the UK Tories. Then he went all in on Pete Buttgig (they are having a laugh at our expense with that name) as his choice as the best “man” for the job to beat Trump.

    Aaaaand DPF is the guy who is reading the tea leaves for the National party – I think we’re seriously fucked if we’re relying on him to help Soimon save us from Skeletor Socialist Cindy.

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    • DNC rigging is almost complete. Sanders is going to get fucked over again which is going to be hilarious to watch the meltdown. Thats assuming Bernies retarded supporters can remember 2016

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    • I have said it before.
      Farrar is politically clueless.
      His political mojo went when John Key went..in 2016.
      Four years ago. A long time in politics.
      Farrar did not pick Brexit so did not understand the mood of the UK people- which was pretty dark by mid 2019.
      He was anti Boris. Wrong again.
      He was wrong on the election of Trump and snipes like a wimp from the sideline.

      Farrar appears to despise strong white male figures. This reflects who he really is.
      He spent most of his adult life as a short, fat, bald guy with a speech impediment and beady eyes.
      He will not like forceful, upstanding males who are morally ambiguous as Trump and B Johnson are.

      He was part of the setting up of the Taxpayers Union which I find weak and ineffective.
      Jordan Williams showed his true colors as not very manly – Farrar’s type- in the Colon Craig court case. Williams was pretty weak when on show and had to get his mummy to give a character reference. That was it for me. A thirty year old male in court and relying on his mummy to back him. No character references from CEOs of Air NZ or Fletchers. Basically …hanging with nobodies.
      The chattering classes.

      I pretty much gave up on KB by mid 2017. It was insipid by then. The March 15 2019 event just made it more so; it was not changing direction. It just changed a gear.
      YSB has been a positive reawakening.

      I have said on here last year Farrar is a NINO. Notional in name only.
      He clearly would be a Demon_crat in the USA.
      He is jewish after all.
      Also, he does not understand USA politics at all. I am sure I understand them better.
      He does not understand UK politics.
      I lived in the UK for 3 years under Thatcher. I have lived in the USA for 2 x 3 month periods.
      The UK is very complex to try to understand. The USA is not.
      Australia is easy to understand. I think Farrar was picking Shorten to win last year.
      I was not following his blog by then. Wrong again.
      He was probably a fan of the horrid Malcolm Turnbull. Turnbull was his type. An AU equivalent of a a NINO or RINO. He lead the Libs but was not one of them. When dumped he went all septic and turned on the party he had just led. Not a real man.

      Farrar has been wrong more than he has been correct in recent years. Brexit, Trump, BoJo.
      No doubt he will be wrong again in USA 2020.

      He is not very sharp on international politics and probably had an insight to NZ politics because he was a staffer but most of those people have moved on since those days. He had an advantage that has petered out.
      Now he is not the smartest guy in the room and basically adrift.
      He is no political seer.
      But he is a soft, cloying liberal and part of the pansy-ing down of Notional in the last 3-5 years

      I have considerable disdain for Farrar as should be clear.
      With these brutal words I agree with you Different Perspective.
      But hey, politics is not for the soft bellied!

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      • Pretty much what I think too.

        However, KB still has a large readership…. so I continue to pollute its zeitgeist.

        (the least I can do, after the treatment doled out to me on that blog)

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      • Are winston and ardern still abroad? How about shane perhaps he is in Northland and a westerly wind. Strange things affect the quality of the air.

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      • Howitis – I have been a long time reader/commenter on KB but discovered I had a weeks ban for an offence I know not of and questions to DPF on what comment of mine caused offence remains unanswered. I am so disappointed the way KB has descended into a more vacuous less informed source of facts/opinions that I am looking for a replacement site to follow as well as YSB. In the same non communication vein I e-mailed Paul Goldsmith offering some ideas on problems requiring solutions but didn’t even get an acknowledgement so assume National want my money & support otherwise shut up so its Party Vote ACT electorate vote National – probably.

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        • Yes it is odd how DPF strayed so far from the path he used to be on? For a long time he did maintain a fairly orthodox centre-right political viewpoint on his blog. From my position of absolutely no knowledge at all of the fellow – it seemed he took his brain out in two stages:
          – sometime between when he got married and when he sprogged
          – after the Ides of March last year
          I’m am continually staggered at how extreme is TDS is – at times he seems to have totally left his sanity in his man bag. It’s so obvious that the Obama administration was corrupt to a degree we’ve scarcely seen outside of African banana republics – yet DPF refuses to go there.

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        • I emailed Goldsmith about three times last year and received a reply each time.

          On the last one I came down hard on their weak positions on the Zero Carbon Bill.
          He replied which I appreciated but there is little common ground from Nats and one self to go on

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      • Well said. Like Slater, he burned his political capital a while back. IMO he should have quit blogging, when he became a Dad. Hell knows I try to keep off forums while my actions and thoughts could affect my children. Lifes too short when you’re wiping shitty arses and snotty noses to worry about beltway crap. Hence why Jacinda is particularly bad at her job. For most people parenthood and politics are not an easily meld.

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  13. If I felt I had been unfairly turned away from Wellington hospital despite showing all the symptoms of Covid-19, I would transport myself to Parliament, sit above where the PTPM and her coterie of fuckwits sit and cough all over them for hours. But then I’m an asshole.

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  14. A genuine question:- That plane which came from Iran though Bali and on to NZ, shouldn’t that plane have gone into quarantine with every passenger and pilots concerned ?
    Seems to me our border control and health system was very relaxed over the issue when there was a suspected Corona Virus carrier.
    Contacting a few people sitting around the carrier to tell them to self isolate is fucking cranky when the whole plane could be infected !~

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    • The fact that every passenger is on a manifest that can easily be tracked by government departments and some havent been contacted after a week tells me either:
      A. They want us all to catch Corona virus, or
      B. Its a fucking shit show and the government really is useless

      My money is on B

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      • The manifest, and all tied to photographic ID, the passport, with all its references etc..
        ———————–

        Deliberately forgotten by those experts, in the name of not creating “feelz”.
        Another virus that closed schools in New Zealand etc.
        Many adults will recall the fuss their parents made of making sure they had the polio vaccine.

        Caused by a virus, polio is an incurable disease whose symptoms can range from none at all (95 per cent of cases) through to paralysis (up to 2 per cent) in limbs or the respiratory system.
        https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12034351
        See the newspaper clippings there.

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        • I read something a couple of days back where 10 of the folks could not be traced to the contact details on their forms.

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          • I guess thats expected when you’re a tourist but these people must leave some electronic traces. Bank cards, hire cars, hotel bookings. ffs I have my own job to do!

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      • Other people can make that difficult even when it is obvious. Take old people in retirement villages. You’d think those who may have been exposed would stay away from those who are vulnerable! Two examples where I just shake my head.

        • Family members who work on the front line at Auckland airport visited their very elderly grandparents in a retirement village recently.

        • The daughter of an elderly gent flew in from England this week and has visited her 95 year old dad in a retirement village.

        We’re going to have a breakout in the elderly then look out.

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    • A woman tested and confirmed with CoVid-19
      Now the Italian connection, and chasing after another lot of passengers on a plane on the 25th February.

      Her partner has also displayed symptoms and is being tested.
      https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/410909/watch-live-ministry-of-health-briefing-after-second-case-of-coronavirus-confirmed

      She has flown down to Palmerston North & back to Auckland on 2nd March.
      So finally now self isolating.

      It would seem what was she doing gadding about New Zealand a few days ago.
      She developed symptoms in New Zealand, once she had arrived.
      https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/wellington/119994409/coronavirus-second-confirmed-new-zealand-case

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      • It seems that 2 domestic flights of passengers will be expected to report in self isolating quarantine.
        And where did other passengers fly to? or travel to?
        Horse, stable, door. Empty.

        Also 2 schools are being checked on how she made contact there, and if her child may become infectious.
        A slow motion train wreck.

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    • Self isolate?? Mean while in Iran,

      Some Shia’s seem to be dining out at their shrines, having such faith.
      May be good at spreading the virus, and giving Darwin chances, but also giving the virus a good chance to mutate to a more virulent form?

      https://twitter.com/i/status/1233783635007954949

      I know there are shia mosques in New Zealand, not sure of the “shrine status” but would this also be happening in NZ.?

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      • Yes that was another one I had in mind but the “bring out your dead one” is more up to the minute. I reckon a thousand cases in New Zealand by the end of the month (if we actually have that many test kits in the country and they are not faulty like the ones the CDC was sending out) maybe more. Of course I will be happy to be proved wrong.

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      • I don’t disagree WG, but it appears the woman has some mental health issues.
        Wasn’t SLG going to improve our mental health services so everyone got he help they needed?
        SLG is so determined to improve health services in general that she put David Clark in charge.
        That tells us all we need to know.

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        • Slogan Cindy doesn’t care about the proletariat, she is an authoritarian Marxist and tells us what she thinks will keep us quiet. It’s all about retaining power for her and the Labour pardy so they can implement their socialist nirvana. Bernie Sanders would be proud of comrade Ardern.

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  15. “We’ve shown that a bunch of ordinary Kiwis can stand up to one of the biggest oil companies in the world,” she said in an earlier statement”.

    The entitlement of these fucking parasites after the crew on the rig got them safely onboard, fed them and put them into the crews accomodation because they wouldn’t have lasted the night .
    Who pays…? They should be lined up against a fucking wall !~

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/119993022/omv-rig-protestors-to-be-taken-off-vessel-by-helicopter

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    • Can we charge the crew with reckless endangerment of an essential industry to stop them doing dumb stuff like this?

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    • The Southern Ocean is not somewhere you want to be in a southerly blasting off Antarctica.
      Send them the bill for rescuing them and helicopter transportation off the rig. Dumb arses should have to take responsibility for their actions. $$$$$$$

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      • Yes but those dumb arses won’t pay WG, they will just move along to do some more unpragmatic shit somewhere !~

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      • These environmental action groups aren’t lobby groups any more – they’re big business.
        If any other business endangered staff like that they’d have every Health and Safety nazi that ever breathed crawling all over them and fines up the wazoo.

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  16. 75 people a day dragged from their homes at gunpoint for opposing the regime and its policies.

    There should be thousands of cases before the Courts. But there is not. Why you may ask?

    Because these people committed no crime.

    Still don’t believe its happening?

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    • Kea ,it’s happening alright,this is our COL and Police openly screaming (without saying a word) that their gun buyback was a hopeless failure,It’s probably being used as a training exercise for when the people of the Country say “NO MORE”,they are rocking up to criminals homes and searching for illegal guns ,those people were made into criminals by this disgraceful law rushed through by Ardern to impress the international media and she’s been milking that space ever since…

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      • He re-read the same story on stormfront 75 times =)
        Just kidding Kea, no bully. Here have a wiper blade

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  17. Second coronavirus case confirmed in New Zealand
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/second-coronavirus-case-confirmed-in-new-zealand.html

    The 30-year-old woman who is the second confirmed case of the virus has been in self-isolation in her home, the Ministry of Health confirmed, and the process has begun to contact people on the flight she took from Singapore to Auckland.

    She had been in Italy, where the coronavirus has spread rapily, with 79 deaths confirmed so far, and more than 2000 confirmed cases.

    The flight she took was last Tuesday, on 25 February. She also took two domestic flights on Monday, 2 March – NZ5013 Auckland to Palmerston North and NZ8114 Palmerston North to Auckland.

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    • It can’t be stopped. Just hope you are exposed to it while in good health.

      It’s in over 70 countries.

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  18. Auckland finance firm accused of laundering millions for client fined over $2.5m

    A man who runs an Auckland finance firm, and his mother, have been fined and convicted for anti-money laundering offences after failing to report millions of dollars’ worth of suspicious transactions.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/auckland-finance-firm-accused-laundering-millions-client-fined-over-2-5m

    Jiaxin Finance has been sentenced to pay a fine of $2.55 million, it’s owner Qiang Fu has been sentenced to pay a fine of $180,000, and his mother Fuqin Che has been sentenced to pay a fine of $202,000, according to the Department of Internal Affairs.

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  19. Covid – 19 is now a pandemic. They need to stop pretending it can be contained.

    Its manifestly not contained and is spreading between people.

    It won’t be stopped and its here. Just in time for our flu season…

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  20. Meanwhile many callers to Sean Plunket on Magic radio are saying they have no trust in the COL and their health officials to manage this properly

    COVID-19: Jacinda Ardern confident New Zealand ‘equipped to deal’ with coronavirus amid second case
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/covid-19-jacinda-ardern-confident-new-zealand-equipped-to-deal-with-coronavirus-amid-second-case.html

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is confident New Zealand is “equipped to deal” with COVID-19 as a second case of the virus is confirmed and two Auckland schools are on alert.

    Ardern told reporters she “absolutely understands” New Zealanders are “looking out at what is a global situation and thinking about the impacts on New Zealand” but she said New Zealand is “equipped to deal” with it.

    She said Kiwis have a role to play in keeping the virus at bay, such as practising “good hygiene, staying home when you’re unwell, making sure they wash their hands, catch their cough – those are all things that make a difference”.

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  21. Sean Plunket is saying someone in the know told him the announcement of the first NZ Coronavirus being confirmed to the news media was delayed on Friday from 8.15am until 3.15pm as they wanted the news cycle to concentrate on Socialist Cindy telling off Scomo over the 501 deportees. Sean hopes the PM’s office won’t manipulate the msm again. 😂

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    • I have just read in our newspaper that DPM Peters is defending the PM and saying the Australians started the matter and politicised it.

      My observation of PM Ardern alongside PM Morrison speaking on 501 deportations from Australia was clear enough to me. Our PM blew it. Came across to me as undiplomatic, discourteous and poorly informed.

      That DPM Peters defends the action suggests to me he does not fully connect to the issue. PM Morrison scored the points in my observation.

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      • No she’s just a retarded Socialist who’s so far out of her league but is too thick to realise it.

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      • The line of the Kiwi politicians is that they are deporting Kiwis from Australia.

        Of course they are deporting Kiwis (and other nationalities)
        They cannot deport Australians so they are not.

        How stupid are these repeater clowns?
        Rhetorical Q.

        And..of course it is political.
        What else would it be.
        Duh!

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    • As I have said since White Island, the whole news cycle in NZ is sanitised, controlled and released via the Beehive which is why there is a delay and they were more than a day behind with White Is reporting last December compared to UK and AU reporting.

      No updates in weeks in White Is victims on their long road to recovery.
      No political capital to be squeezed from that acorn.

      Media are dirty shits and our enemy.
      People joked about Pravda.
      It is here.

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  22. Chickens coming home to roost for Hillary’s over her emails. She will be under oath this time and required to answer all questions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ7oayLmIeU
    A federal judge orders Hillary Clinton to be deposed over the use of her private email server; Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano reacts on ‘Fox & Friends.

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    • Tom Fitton and the other big guns at Judicial Watch have been going after this tirelessly.
      They have truckloads of evidence.
      Time for crooked Hillary and her private army at the FBI and the DoJ to explain themselves to some judges and see how long they can maintain their liberty.

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  23. How much embarrassment must one small country bear?
    First it was SLG wagging her bony finger at Australia’s Prime Minister for acting within his country’s laws and according to he wishes of the Australian public, now Thr== or whatever nonsense name they’re called has sent the half-wit Gower over to the US so he can explain the Presidential electoral process to us all back home.

    Note to self: must miss

    And while he’s there will Paddy be head-hunted by the talent scouts at NASA for a job as a rocket scientist?
    There’s always hope. Gower’s coverage of elections in New Zealand is enough to cause people to lose the will to vote.

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    • Paddy discovered that Vermont produces an awful lot of maple syrup.
      He’s so completely intelligent and well informed about so much! // 🙄

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    • Harvey ,NASA may be interested in Gower to study a wind tunnel experiment, apparently they believe that with his enormous ears he may be actually able to fly at around 250 kmph wind speed.
      If he can his parents will be very happy that his entire life hasn’t been a waste.
      With his ears and his nose my neighbor reckons if Paddy put his head down and ran down the road he’d resemble the Concorde struggling to get airborne.

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      • you missed commenting about his natural exhaust system.
        Made for a jet engine experiment.
        Shit in, shit out.

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  24. Just listened to the head of Greypower concerning the virus.
    Very relaxed.
    The usual annual bout of flu will kill more of us.
    Fox News is demanding a universal flu vaccine. Too many kiddies dying.
    Local radio news off the boil on Covid, now focusing on the usual shite.
    Local butcher knows a muppet who works for the Finance Minister- aversion to talk of a recession, likes to call it a downturn. Blah, blah, blah.

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  25. Just been in the supermarket. With the virus around, all exposed food, eg fruit and veg, should be wrapped so that staff and shoppers can’t handle what you’re going to eat. Of course you need to see what you’re buying, so the answer is obviously plastic bags. Oh wait. . . .

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    • I wonder if the new cotton bags are resistant to viruses? Instant Checkout shelves seem susceptible to repetitive placing on an infected area. What are supermarkets doing to negate the effect of transference? The sort of questions an enquiring public would like to know?
      Thank fuck I am not a journalist. John Campbell would have come out with Phil Schofield in the 80s. Instead we have utter dross.

      INB4 Jacinda baby photos playing in a box.

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  26. Once upon a time, allegedly, in a nice little forest, there lived an orphaned bunny and an orphaned snake.
    By a surprising coincidence, both were blind from birth.

    One day, the bunny was hopping through the forest, and the snake was slithering through the forest, when the bunny tripped over the snake and fell down. This, of course, knocked the snake about quite a bit.

    “Oh, my,” said the bunny, “I’m terribly sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you. I’ve been blind since birth, so, I can’t see where I’m going. In fact, since I’m also an orphan, I don’t even know what I am.”

    “It’s quite OK,” replied the snake. “Actually, my story is much the same as yours. I, too, have been blind since birth, and also never knew my mother. Tell you what, maybe I could slither all over you, and work out what you are, so at least you’ll have that going for you..”
    “Oh, that would be wonderful” replied the bunny.

    So the snake slithered all over the bunny, and said, “Well, you’re covered with soft fur; you have really long ears; your nose twitches; and you have a soft cottony tail. I’d say that you must be a bunny rabbit.”

    “Oh, thank you! Thank you,” cried the bunny, in obvious excitement.
    The bunny suggested to the snake, “Maybe I could feel you all over with my paw, and help you the same way that you’ve helped me.”

    So the bunny felt the snake all over, and remarked, “Well, you’re smooth and slippery, and you have a forked tongue, no ears, no backbone and no balls. I’d say you must be a politician and probably the leader of the Labour Party”.

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  27. If you are interested in YouTube suppression of anything that makes a liberal look bad try googling “Joe Biden smelling and touching of children ” since that imbecile came to be the front runner for the democratic presidential nomination 2 hours ago all that information has dissapeared.

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  28. ID2020 and partners launch program to provide digital ID with vaccines

    The ID2020 Alliance has launched a new digital identity program at its annual summit in New York, in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, vaccine alliance Gavi, and new partners in government, academia, and humanitarian relief.
    The City of Austin, ID2020, and several other partners are working together with homeless people and the service providers who engage with them to develop a blockchain-enabled digital identity platform called MyPass to empower homeless people with their own identity data.

    https://www.biometricupdate.com/201909/id2020-and-partners-launch-program-to-provide-digital-id-with-vaccines

    Link within link.
    The UN are telling us to our faces how they are going to monitor and control populations. Sick bastards.

    Everest brings distributed approach to biometric ID4D
    Extending legal identity to the billion people without it by 2030 to meet United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)

    https://www.biometricupdate.com/companies/everest

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    • If like me you trust few & only those who have earned it you may find yourself wondering about things like why COVID-19 was developed & why it was allowed to “escape” into the general populace. Have you ever thought that it might have been to make us line up begging for a vaccination to protect us from the disease?

      ……”The ID2020 Alliance is an initiative helmed by Bill Gates and aimed at “getting Digital IDs right.” According to the official ID2020 site, current methods of official identification are “archaic” and not accessible by everyone. As the Alliance claims, the current methods of digital identification are easy to spoof, and proper online ID certification hasn’t become a reality just yet.”…….

      AND

      …..”The idea behind some of ID2020’s more controversial technologies is a digital ID that can be implanted into someone in chip form. Ostensibly, this is to help homeless people or people in developing countries by giving them access to blockchain-powered identification.”…….

      https://medium.com/@topicalthunderseo/implantable-digital-id-vaccination-system-in-development-yikes-ba900cf4017f

      Taking anything at face value is a fool’s game when the goal of our leaders is One World government.

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      • The Surpreme Leader will be forcing you to be injected.

        She was intending to seize peoples homes and inter them in concentration camps to “protect them”

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        • ……”The Surpreme Leader will be forcing you to be injected.”…….

          I would guess that the opening ploy will be for her Government to sell us the vaccine at about 1000% mark-up to get us out of our homes.

          Those who resist will be forcibly vaccinated in the interests of “the greater good” & their homes seized or they’ll be interred in deliberately contaminated concentration camps.

          Stalin was a beginner!

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      • You’re onto it.
        They’re sneaky bastards.
        Hit the vulnerable first, especially the young and the homeless.

        Excerpt 2 from “Murmures d’Irem”, volume 7.1967.

        To ensure the success of such an undertaking, it is essential that the public servants working in these State ‘Services’ be young, without prior experience, imbued with theories we know to be empty and without efficacy, and above all, be obsessed by the missionary spirit of the great protectors of children under threat.
        Because for them, all the the parents must be viewed as potential criminals, as potential dangers to the well-being of the child heretofore considered as being a “god”.
        “Child Protection Services” and Bill of Children’s Rights” have no reason to exist without children under threat.
        Moreover, the exceptions and the historical examples used for their establishment would, sooner or later, disappear if they were not constantly provided with new cases occurring on a continual basis.
        In that sense, we must infiltrate the “Education System” of the Nations to make disappear, under the pretense of “Modernity” and of the “Evolution, teachings of religion, history ,propriety, while at the same time diluting with an avalanche of new experimentation in education, that of language and mathematics.

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  29. I see the Popes all better and Eltons Johnson is promising a final, final tour next year.

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    • And here I am with a year’s worth of jokes about the election of a new Pope & filled with hope that the fat, mincing poof would join Freddie Mercury.

      Bugger! 🙂

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    • Im sure the Pope must be feeling a lot better now after telling the Cardinals and Bishops that altar boys are out of bounds..?

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      • How’s our old mate Lewis Stanton & poor old Barney getting on stigie?

        Long time, no hear! 🙂

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        • He doesn’t feature anymore Nasska along with his horse Barney ?
          Farmers here doing a roaring trade now that they have planter boxes in front of the display windows rather than strung up cloth lines with his filthy washing hanging across the footpath.
          Got to hand it to Farmers though, they never said a word from fear the public might start heaving rocks through the display windows.
          Some of us are cranky in Nelson i tell ya Nasska ole chap !~

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          • ……”cloth lines with his filthy washing hanging across the footpath.”……

            You’ve got to hand it to him stigie. Lewis had standards & he kept them even under very trying conditions.

            Most modern day protesters would have to scrape their gruts off with a masonry trowel. 🙂

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            • The persecution of Lewis Stanton was a disgrace to Nelson.

              He was a harmless good natured guy who demanded nothing from anyone, except freedom to go about his business. He did not receive a benefit or any handouts.

              He survived on the small income he derived from taking people for rides on his horse and cart.

              So white middle class cliques in Nelson took his horse and cart, along with all his possessions. That is why he was camped on the street.

              Vile bunch of smug cunts who need to be curb stomped.

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              • Despite the protestations of our erstwhile Nelsonian friend, that’s about the way I see it too Kea.

                It was the classic David vs Goliath event where David was supposed to follow orders on high in fear of being systematically robbed of his possessions. He stood his ground & won at the cost of personal comfort & dignity.

                I salute him!

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                • He had his supporters. Judges and legal people were sympathetic. Many of the old boys networks excesses, expressed through the City Council, were overturned in Court.

                  I have sat and had a yarn with him a few times. Good bugger who means no harm. It’s always amazed me how anti him some folk are.

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              • “Vile bunch of smug cunts who need to be curb stomped”

                Sounds like Dad there Kea having been stopped by a trans cop
                and having the fear of catching aids ..?

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                • You wanna see real homeless druggy alcoholic mentally ill people on the street – come to your capital Stigie.

                  Lewis did not do drugs booze or anything.

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        • I think it’s called lip-syncing.
          You know…where the little head controls the big head.

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  30. Heres a short quiz. Which ones the odd one out?

    “Some of the amendments at committee stage will be:

    Darrock Ball – require a referendum
    David Seymour – delete ban on protests outside abortion clinics
    Jan Logie – change eligibility from women to “pregnant people” to cater for pregnant men”

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  31. Oh deary, deary me. I used to think he had potential but clearly he is woke like Bush. Now he’s in the running for the top cop position.

    Deputy Police Commissioner Mike Clement under investigation by police watchdog
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/deputy-police-commissioner-mike-clement-under-investigation-by-police-watchdog.html

    Newshub can reveal the frontrunner for the job as New Zealand’s top cop is being investigated by the police watchdog, the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

    Deputy Police Commissioner Mike Clement is widely tipped to be the next Police Commissioner when incumbent Mike Bush leaves in a month, but there have been delays with the appointment.

    Clement is known for helping steer New Zealand through sweeping gun reforms in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack, and he was parachuted in to be the voice of the police after the Whakaari/White Island disaster.

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    • He is a dirty and corrupt. But any man will get allegations. They want a dyke man hater in the top job.

      The police are not our friends.

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    • Mr Clements does not appeal to me. I was not impressed with the zeal with which he approached the stigmatisation of law abiding Licenced Firearm Owners post the Christchurch incident. The shambles with the legislative process may well have been in part attributable to him.

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    • My God what an appalling national embarrassment that Gower cretin is. Couldn’t his passport be cancelled whilst he’s overseas?

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      • Do you think that they could get Paddy to do the election interviews this time?
        I would love him to get his arse handed to him!

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        • Paddy Gower in his element as a stalker!
          He had trouble getting across the snow between the road and path in his poofter shoes!

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    • Hells teeth, only a wee while ago folk had their tits in a tangle because they said The Don might stay on at the Whitehouse beyond his eight years, but now according to Paddy Gower Bernie Sanders is going to be President of the World??? Is anyone ok with that?

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  32. No, not 1967….. today.

    Child Rights – Britain Plunges from 11th to 170th in Just Two Years

    There is now a crisis everywhere you look. The NHS, housing and homelessness, policing, disabled, the vulnerable – it goes on and on.

    Austerity inflicted deep cuts to local authorities who, in turn, were forced to cut social care. The yawning gap between demand and supply gets wider each year. And the social care crisis starkly demonstrates that Britain is unable to look after its elderly.

    At the other end of the struggle of daily life is another section of our society that is now in free-fall.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/child-rights-britain-plunges-11th-170th-two-years/5705476

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    • Frankly, that is just a silly report.
      Mathematically it would not drop from 11th to 170th in 2 years therefore below most South American and African countries.
      Hysterical reporting.
      I accept it went down but the numbers are illogical.

      The two+ years of Treason May as PM were a disaster and the 6 years of ‘Call me Dave’ Cameron were lazy governance.
      Dont mention Gordon Brown.

      The good people of Britain have taken a lot of shite in the last 12 years.
      Sometimes it is time to push back.
      The French with their yellow vests are sending a message.
      The Brits are too docile.
      .

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    • I should have bought one for the step-Mother-in-law….
      She’d have lovely displays of house-plants when we went up for Xmas… all be dead by Easter when we next visited.

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  33. A girl student at Waikato University gets run over by a car. A concerned bystander rushes over..,,

    “Stand back! I’m a doctor!”

    He leans over her…….”Now, how many fingers do I have up?”

    She opens her eyes……”Geez! Don’t tell me I’m paralysed from the waist down!”

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  34. What Is An SDR And Will It Be The Next World Reserve Currency?

    After several years of monetary madness—artificially lowering interest rates to the extent all asset prices are distorted—the world is slowly waking up to the fact that printing money by central banks is a one-way street. Once central banks enter this trajectory (and they have), they can’t reverse

    https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/what-sdr-and-will-it-be-next-world-reserve-currency

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  35. Bernie Sanders ratfucked by the DNC again. Reddit is a legitimate salt mine of tears.
    Might even have to visit Kiwiblog for lulz

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  36. by workingman | 4th Mar 20, 7:56pm
    I too have counted myself – business owner and investor, small c conservative, family-oriented, a patriot, etc – as a natural National voter. But I see nothing to support in the party as it is. I find it without a credible idea of genuine benefit to the country, and the opinions it chooses to offer in place of an idea as contemptible. The craven engagement with CCP / United Front operatives is beyond disgraceful. Indeed I find it hard to believe. Right now, we have an instagram post for a Prime Minister and – bar one or two ministers – a fifth form class for a government. But unless we speak out, those at National’s helm will continue to traduce and fail the crucial values of our country – we are on notice in Five Eyes, and stand to lose any credibility as a trustworthy partner for democratic allies – let alone support and build a society and economy to meet the needs of our children.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/news/103909/review-things-you-need-know-you-go-home-wednesday-kiwibank-trims-rates-house-prices

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