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  1. Filed under Nasska’s Religious Miracles:

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    Those who have committed to Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour are covered. “He will give his angels in charge over thee..” Been there: my car was pushed back about 6m and a head on collision avoided. I had no part in it except to be surprised at the time and thankful afterwards. I could feel the deceleration. I have seen other miracles too. A Christian empowered by the Holy Spirit can certainly affect the temporal world around them.
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    • KevO’Brien’s a rank amateur in the make-believe miracle stakes. Shawn Herles’ revelations about the young girl regrowing a hand after a faith healer’s meeting will never be beaten.

      I’ve heard some bullshit artists in my time but that boy took the biscuit.

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  2. Lets all hope those often used words by Grant Robertson since his last budget ” we are well placed to absorb any international head winds” weren’t just another big line of bullshit, AKA an ” Ardern “.

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  3. Talk about Leftie Panic, I just saw a pink haired scientist of some kind on TV 1. actually state ” the whole world is on fire”, FFS these sort of statements are the last thing NZ needs, this will have our stupid populace rushing out to buy what’s left of our shithouse paper stocks.
    This has gone way to far its not a pandemic it’s a PANICDEMIC,FFUUUUUCCKK.

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  4. I’ve managed to catch something. Body aches, sore throat, runny nose, etc. Took a couple of Panadols and went to bed, still the same this morning. Good thing I usually work from home, but now – do I cancel all customer facing meetings this week and move them to virtual?

    On the plus side, I picked up a great little game called Anno 1800 and haven’t been able to put it down this weekend. I’m not very good at it though, I usually end up bankrupt somewhere along the way, but at least you can see where a few hours before you made a mistake that starts impacting on you now. So, start again, do it better. But I find myself captivated by the city and seeing the little people walk around, talk to each-other, etc. You can see them go to the pub, hang up their washing – it’s just so detailed with this whole ecosystem running itself.

    Anyway, Monday. Back to work, somebody has to pay the benefits 🙂

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    • Good morning P.
      Sounds like you’ve caught a virus – maybe Wuhan Flu, maybe something else.
      Standard operating procedure applies.
      Cancel all meetings for the week, stay home and look after yourself.
      Hope you’re feeling better soon.
      H.

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        • Went out on Saturday to watch some football, figured I was outside and could keep my distance from most people. One of my team mates who I saw there was coughing on average every 10 seconds. He asked if I wanted to go to the Bellevue for a couple of beers but I politely declined, went home and scrubbed myself clean. Don’t want a repeat case of it.
          Note to Mikenmild – They still went to the Bellevue, enjoy your sickness 🙂

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    • Thanks for the well wishes, team. Going to take it easy and work remotely and so forth this week. Even if it’s Wuhan Flu, I’m young enough, fit enough and eat well enough that it doesn’t worry me overly much. Those toilet paper stocks in the garage though … that is worryingly low. I may need to buy another 41,332 rolls so I don’t have to delve into my library for kakpapier.

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      • Tom yum soup is apparently sworn by Thais as medicinal. Much like homemade chicken soup is known as Jewish penicillin. Mama Bear will make the equivalent from her home country for you. Feel better soon.

        I heard some medical advice on Magic Talk but the first one is too late for you Pascal.

        Keep your fluids up so the virus has more difficulty attaching in the lungs

        To check your lungs haven’t got to the stage of needing medical help – every morning hold your breath for 10 seconds without coughing. If you can manage that you don’t need to see anyone.

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  5. Margaret Thatcher, reputedly wanted every minister to watch this tv program, which does not age.

    The Four Stage Strategy.
    https://youtu.be/nSXIetP5iak
    21 seconds.

    So that is the plan.
    Sure is governing by committee, & working conversational groups.
    Repeat and rinse. from the top down, and then through each government department.

    Now we know, so go and do what we need to do. 🙂 as always..

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  6. Stay away from kids.

    They rarely get sick but are major carriers and spreaders of Covid-19. Only touch the filthy creatures with full protective gear and keep them locked in a 44 gallon drum.

    If people continue with mawkish “think of the children” crap, they deserve to die.

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  7. Coronavirus: ‘Insane’ UK plan to let disease spread might kill half-a-million people – Siouxsie Wiles
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/03/coronavirus-insane-uk-plan-to-let-disease-spread-might-kill-half-a-million-people-siouxsie-wiles.html

    The UK’s plan to let the deadly coronavirus spread through the population in an attempt to force a form of herd immunity left microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles in tears on Sunday.

    Dr Wiles, who has been the public face of the scientific community’s response to the virus here in New Zealand, said it’s simply “insane”.

    “I had a little cry yesterday because I heard what Boris Johnson is doing,” she told The AM Show on Monday.

    “Half-a-million people might die in the UK because of the way they’ve decided they’re going to deal with this virus.”

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  8. There is a terrible dark elephant in the room surrounding this PANICDEMIC,sorry to be the bringer of really bad news but it will get Ardern elected again…
    It has taken the heat off her shockingly bad leadership at exactly the right time.

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  9. Coronavirus: Ireland shuts pubs ahead of St Patrick’s Day
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/03/coronavirus-ireland-shuts-pubs-ahead-of-st-patrick-s-day.html

    The Irish government says all pubs in the country should close until at least the end of the month to curb the spread of coronavirus after videos of singing in packed Dublin venues sparked anger on social media.

    The move comes just two days before the country’s national day, St Patrick’s Day, which traditionally sees bars across the country packed from early in the day.

    The annual parade celebrating the day had already been cancelled.

    Ireland has had 129 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and two deaths.

    It closed schools and universities last week and advised people to cancel all indoor gatherings of 100 people or more.

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    • A brief article, although written in the end of February , then translated early March, this article shows that the hind sight we have now, is showing its accuracy, as this plays out.
      Sort of simple maths, that many of us know, and the ramifications, but also easily explained.

      And so it becomes the 4th stage of the governmental plans. 🙁
      So we know what to do to avoid our 4th stage. 🙂

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  10. Reserve Bank slashes OCR as economy takes hit from coronavirus pandemic

    The Reserve Bank has cut the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 0.25 per cent for the next 12 months amid the coronavirus outbreak.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/tvnz/onenews/story/2020/03/16/hold-hold-reserve-bank.html

    “The negative economic implications of the Covid-19 virus continue to rise warranting further monetary stimulus,” the Reserve Bank says.

    “Since the outbreak of the virus, global trade, travel, and business and consumer spending have been curtailed significantly.

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    • Bit stupid really. If people have their activity limited –no large gatherings etc., business people will not travel overseas much if they have to stay at home for two weeks when they get back etc. , businesses overseas are limited in their activity so export markets are contracted —so how is this stimulus meant to to work ?
      As a household we will be constraining expenditure not splurging.

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      • Adrian Orr leaves a lot to be desired in that dept.
        He is also trying to enhance his powers and the current low IQ Cabinet simply won’t understand his clever (self centred) manoeuverings.
        The best RBNZ Governor in the last 40 years was Alan Bollard, by a long shot.

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        • Agree howitis.
          Makes me wonder how he did so well with the Cullen Fund. Was it a case of the markets being so good any fool could have a achieved a positive result ? If so, how much better could it have been with a really good operator in charge.

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  11. Lock em up, or even better deport them immediately!

    Coronavirus: Foreign backpackers arriving in NZ say they won’t self-isolate
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-foreign-backpackers-arriving-in-nz-say-they-won-t-self-isolate.html

    A number of European backpackers arriving in New Zealand on Monday morning have told The AM Show they will be continuing to travel around the country as planned, despite new rules coming into effect overnight.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced over the weekend anyone entering New Zealand from 1am on Monday would have to self-isolate for 14 days, in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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    • Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced over the weekend anyone entering New Zealand from 1am on Monday would have to self-isolate for 14 days, in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

      If it wasn’t so pathetic, this would be hilarious.

      There is no way she can enforce this. As far as is known there is no method in place to track a person’s address when they enter the country, there is no temperature scanning of arriving travellers and furthermore it seems almost impossible to get yourself tested if you think you might be infected.

      There cannot possibly be any effective enforcement of this ‘announcement’. Don’t ask the police to be involved: the cops can’t even attend burglaries because they’re too busy checking out dangerous right wing people exercising free speech and hassling motorists while giving their guns to criminals.

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      • She’s serious. It was an extra frowny statement. Pity she has no mandate to tell us what the fuck to do as she dropped the ball big time trying to get her photo op at the mosque only for it to blow up in her face. The photo op that is, not the mosque. I thought I better clarify the last part.

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      • Agree Dave.
        Apparently Korea has a phone app that somehow helps track people. NZ should at least look at it and see how it works.
        Last night I mentioned the lack temperature scanning at the airports. Kea responded saying temperature measure do not identify the virus. No one is saying it does but a high temp suggests something is wrong and that person should be tested –so it helps to create an efficient testing regime. (eg. 1000 scanned at the airport –50 have high temps, a further 20 say they have taken medication for a temperature and are tested –say 2 are positive. 70 tests to identify 2 )

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    • Low value back packers should be turned around, if we were serious about protecting ourselves.
      Some countries require you to submit the name of the place you will be staying on a Visa.
      In that case, weeding out freedom style backpackers would be border control demanding: “Show us your booked accommodation for the next 2 weeks. Oh, you don’t have any booked? Is that a tent?….O.K. Fuck off”.

      These low value tourist are the ones too often caught fouling up public spaces with used toilet paper and excrement.
      Don’t really need that sort. They are no loss to the economy, unlike the spenders coming from Asia who actually support local businesses.

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    • Ah yes, more European backpackers in bongo vans and old Corolla station wagons to poo on our beaches, roadsides, and parks.
      Then to steal from Pak n Save and the Warehouse
      https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/103489816/backpacking-vineyard-workers-save-money-by-stealing-groceries?rm=m
      ‘European tourists in Marlborough for harvest have been caught abusing supermarket self-service checkouts.’
      ‘Three French nationals and a woman from Belgium have appeared in court after repeatedly targeting Pak ‘n Save in Blenheim, a week after three German vineyard workers admitted shoplifting at Pak ‘n Save.
      Then security stopped the women at the door. They had identified the women from their previous shopping trips, caught on security camera footage.’

      When spoken to by police, the women showed no remorse and seemed to find it funny, the police summary said.

      They do SFA good here.
      There is a silly theory that when they come here as low spending backpackers they will return 30 years later as well to do adults. That does not happen. By then they go to Spain, Mediterranean Islands, the Caribbean, and Thailand.

      We are better off with the scheme of bringing in Pacific islanders for fruit picking.
      At least they can earn some money rather than NZ give them money.

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  12. My personal belief is Jacinda is trying to wait until Easter and term holidays to announce a 2 week quarantine for everyone. By doing this she lessens the impact on the economy as most people take days off either side of Easter to extend the holiday. By then people will be dying from Covid in New Zealand given that we’re about 3 weeks behind Italy in the transmission of the virus.

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      • I live in the city but I have an ace up my sleeve. My parents own a farm. We’ve already set it up in case the country goes to lockdown. Be fucked if i’m living among ferals with no resources during lockdown. Gonna buy some laser pointers in case anyone tries breaking onto the property during the night. a red dot on the forehead with several targetted on the heart will convince most people a couple of beasts isnt worth the risk.
        I pity those who don’t have a bug out location, shits going to get real when the poor realise they dont have the resources to survive.

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  13. FFS calm down people,anybody would think there was hordes of flesh eating Zombies out looking for a feed of brains.
    South Korea has said just now that their infection rate is slowing considerably, some people just like to imagine the absolute worst is going to happen, its hard to understand but the same folk would have spent weeks fretting about Y2K only to have zero happen, and of course then deny they were worried at all.

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    • I want to know what happened to all the generators local authorities bought ahead of the Y2K crisis. There have been power outages (albeit isolated events) for various reasons since, but not a single hum from any of them.

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  14. Friends of ours booked tickets to Japan months ago. They leave on Wednesday. Their travel plans include stopping in Sydney for a week when they come back. I havent asked them how theyre going to handle 2 weeks of isolation in Australia when they land, then the further 2 weeks isolation in NZ when they land here. For what its worth, I would have screwed those tickets up by now and taken the 25k financial hit rather than be isolated with my family in a hotel room for a month

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    • Yeah, except they still don’t have the power on regularly in South Africa. They’re going to have it rough with large swathes of the population smoking / having existing health conditions and a shitty health system.

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      • I read a report that Asians has a greater number of ACE3 receptors making them more susceptible to COVID 19 Than Caucasians whilst Negroes have even fewer so that may explain infection differences although I suspect the African rate will not wholly reflect that due to a fragile health system and cultural practices.

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  15. Look here fellas, this COVID-19 is getting really serious.

    So far there have been 5393 deaths caused by this terrible disease. Out of a world population of only 7.8 billion, this amounts to a staggering 0.000000069% chance of dying from this.

    No wonder the whole world is shitting themselves. This is an even worse threat than climate change…… OMG…. what are we going to do??

    Faced with fear danger like this, it certainly makes sense to shut down whole countries’ economies, lock millions of people out of society and disrupt all international travel and trade, doesn’t it?

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    • There is no way to stop this virus completely, but the challenge is to stop everyone getting sick at the same time and stretching health resources beyond breaking point.
      Our health services at all levels have not coped with normal winter flu season demands for years, so having this threat added will cost lives as vulnerable people will be unable to access treatment.
      For many Wuhan Flu will only be a glorified cold (Yes, Kea!) but the devil lies in the numbers.
      There is a shortage of GPS in the country. Mine frequently has appointments booked up for two weeks in advance. More importantly the same applies my elderly mum’s doctor.
      If either of those doctors get sick we’re in the kaka because locums will be like hen’s teeth.
      There aren’t enough hospital beds in the country to cope with seasonal flu demands. Every year we have pleas for people not to turn up to A&E, and patients ‘lucky’ enough to get admitted parked in hospital corridors. That won’t be improved as staff can’t be vaccinated for Wuhan Flu, and numbers will be affected at least while they recover from their own illness. If the spike in demand coincides with the trough in staff supply, it isn’t outrageous to deduce service might be compromised – and when health service is compromised people die.
      Limiting human contact as much as possible might not save my life (which is probably not in danger) but it could well help save someone else’s.

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  16. Well done to the Nix on their 3 nil win over Melbourne last night. Probably the last live sporting event in New Zealand for a while. They’re now cemented in 3rd, looking at a top 2 finish assuming theyre allowed to postpone games while they sef isolate in Australia.

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  17. Coronavirus: Foreign travellers who fail to self-isolate could be deported – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/coronavirus-foreign-travellers-who-fail-to-self-isolate-could-be-deported-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern.html

    Ardern said it’s possible that tourists who ignore the self-isolation rules could be forcibly quarantined or even deported.

    “While we’re at a period where actually we might still have some international travellers coming in, [it’s important] that they know exactly what the expectations are of them and what our powers are if they do not follow them,” Ardern told The AM Show on Monday.

    “We have the ability to quarantine them – put them in a facility, quarantine them, have a police officer stand outside the door and make sure they don’t leave. But I’ve also asked the question whether I have the power to deport as well,” she said.

    “I expect that the answer if it’s not [yes] then I will then ask for the power to deport – I don’t think it will come to that.”

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    • At this stage I think Ardern is going to use public opinion to set policy. She won’t want to risk her election chances by doing something she thinks the public doesn’t want. I’d bet the Labour spin-doctors are out there constantly gathering the mood and trying to find out what will give her the best look.

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    • Employment consultant on Magic said a lot of his employer clients are quietly asking for advice on how to can they keep their business afloat.

      The first thing a business in trouble does is cut costs which may result in shedding staff. There is no extra cash for a pay increase… Employees will be lucky to have a job to go to.

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      • I know Cindy isn’t very bright, but to insist on a pay rise in these conditions is electoral suicide. This is probably what happens when your most trusted advisors are marxist ex union officials who have never had a real job and fervently believe all employers are evil.

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        • I couldn’t believe it earlier in the week when socialist Cindy said “the lower paid shouldn’t have to miss out because business is not doing well.” Where does she think the pay rise comes from? 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

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          • Waikatogirl,she’ll drop it guaranteed,courage is one thing she has nothing of at all.
            To impose a wage rise on business right now is the dumbest thing possible,the only explanation I can think of is that Ardern thinks the extra cash is coming by way of a miracle from fairy dust land.

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  18. A lady on our local community network just posted this.

    I’m writing this letter because I want to let you know why I am so grateful our prime minister and her cabinet made the decision they did. And the best way for me to do that is to talk to you about fire.

    It’s been a busy week and yesterday I made time to go for a walk along the beach. The sun was a brilliant blue and the water sparkled. It didn’t feel like the world was ablaze. But it is.

    This is the pink-haired Brit that is fronting up on the government run propaganda networks for Covid reporting.

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  19. Sean Plunket is going to be discussing in a few minutes why the Pacific Islands are exempted from self-isolation. He cannot find any reason for Ardern’s decision not to include anyone arriving in NZ from the Islands.

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  20. “A cruise around New Zealand has abruptly ended with passengers removed from the ship and let loose in Wellington.

    Passengers aboard the Le Laperouse, a small cruise ship which docked in Wellington on Monday morning, confirmed the remainder of the trip around New Zealand had been cancelled.

    All passengers had been told to get off the ship.

    However, New Zealand Cruise Association chief executive Kevin O’Sullivan said the 150 passengers were not kicked off the ship.

    He said they were told the cruise was ending – and most decided they wanted to get off. There was no option to stay aboard for any that wanted to, he confirmed.

    One passenger told Stuff no restrictions had been put on their movements in Wellington. There was no known sickness on board.

    Some passengers who had disembarked were seen getting onto a sight seeing bus.”

    We’re fucked.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120298962/coronavirus-cruise-ship-with-with-suspected-infection-misses-wellington

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  21. Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has called on the Ministry of Health to release the names of hotel and cafe where an Australian with the novel coronavirus visited.

    Andy Foster told Stuff he was certain customers and staff at the two businesses would be eager to know if they had been put at risk.

    Foster said he himself did not know the identity of businesses.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120301082/coronavirus-mayor-calls-on-hotel-and-cafe-visited-by-infected-australian-tourist-to-be-named

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  22. Will Uber suspend food delivery services in the fight to prevent virus transmission? One person carrying the disease could infect hundreds of people over the span of a week. Not to mention Pizza delivery, who generally employ low income immigrants to NZ
    Still no reporters asking questions about the safety of reusable shopping bags, and what supermarkets are doing to prevent any contamination. Money machines are another high risk location. Sub-80 IQ fucktards the lot of them.

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  23. Every cloud has a silver lining. If I get pulled over on the way home from the pub I’m going to have a coughing fit and tell the cops I have the plague and am only breaking my quarantine to get medical supplies. I wonder what they would do? Worth a crack.

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    • “Pass a law delaying the election 12 months (needs 75% of Parliament)
      Form a Government with all parties willing to serve until 31 March 2021
      Form a “COVID Cabinet” that can make decisions on behalf of the normal Cabinet”
      – DPF

      Instead, how about if the COL are not capable they call an early election. Move aside Cindy and co, let the adults back in to run the country!

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    • Makes me wonder if there have been feelers put out by the Labour Party, that is behind this idea.
      Maybe they are pressuring to hold off the election?
      Well to save their sorry arse, by going for another roll of the dice,

      Is DPF doing a sort of hidden behind the scenes polling?
      To get ideas, and counter ideas? to what would it take?
      Or how to put this down effectively?

      It would explain some of the real bad parts of his concept, as I do not think even DPF would seriously consider.

      Winston is sort of out of it, as the trade off bauble is being the foreign minister, and a longer term as a minister on the perks, to some supposedly safe haven.

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      • Cindy did say in Question Time over a week ago she would welcome suggestions from the opposition. The only reason she would deem it necessary to ask was if the COL had run out of ideas. I see she has been doing what that “horrible orange man” President Trump has been implementing for the USA. 😂

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      • I think you nailed it Simpleton1.
        I think that is exactly what it is about. If National go with it (even to discuss the idea) they are completely lost. If it is the result of Labour putting out the feelers then Bridges has to “put the foot on the throat” to use an old rugby saying

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      • Wynston will be keeping a very safe distance from everything and everybody.
        He is right in the firing line of most succeptable to catch and not survive if he gets the flue let alone Covid-19.
        With his smoking, drinking, and all the other shit he gets up to, he is a very scared individual.

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      • That makes a hell of a lot of sense, simpleton.

        Read through the comments on his post and you will see that there is tough monitoring going on.

        I think Nats will be nuts to buddy up with the CoL on this.

        The major effect of the virus is going to be a gutting of our economy……might force some people to realise why we need to back our producers and not the arty-farty media set who are going to miss out some gigs.

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    • I’ll say this here, up to anyone else to tell DPF he’s fucking retarded if he thinks this is a good idea.
      Even the people he’s mentioned are dire. I thought only women got babby brain, obviously not. What a fucking plonker
      FWIW the way Labour, Green and NZF ministers are dropping from exposure to the virus, National will have a majority without an election soon enough

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    • I had to click through to that. I’ve managed to keep myself mostly Kiwiblog free the last year; but that just sounded retarded enough to click through. So, his idea is to hand Jacinda another three years of power and exclude David Seymour?

      What kind of idiot would form a government that includes Winston Peters, but excludes David Seymour?

      That poor man may as well paint Kiwiblog red and confirm that he’s now in bed with Jacinda. He’s lost as a member of the centre left, centre right and right.

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    • DPF is monitoring his post, and I think for the purpose I mentioned above, and so maybe looking for political direction on this issue.
      Could be a devil’s advocate, and to flesh out feelings on this.

      @ 2.48 pm.
      https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2020/03/is_it_time_for_a_government_of_national_unity.html/comment-page-1#comment-2660628

      @ 2.50 pm.
      https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2020/03/is_it_time_for_a_government_of_national_unity.html/comment-page-1#comment-2660631

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      • Question is, who’s he selling the information to… If Labour can’t handle the crisis, time to call an early election and have shot of it. They’re toast if they even show any interest at all in the idea. To do so would be to admit political defeat.

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        • Labour will never go voluntary, no matter how many trees are not planted, or how many houses not built, and the same goes for Winston Peters.

          CoVid-19 deaths will be for Ardern a way of bobble head with out a hijab, but this time tears will really flow, as doing all they could, taking more control.

          It is a numbers game, a game that DPF knows very well.

          Will some other members split of a party and back a no confidence vote?
          Is this post a way of unsettling some MP’s like some in NZ First ?

          Could there be a trade off somehow? offer to a new position, like the Shane Jones Pacific Economic Ambassador in 2014, or some such concept.

          The bottom line, is the numbers you can get, or swing, with a bauble or 2, to win a “no confidence” vote.

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    • Fruity Farrar is a politically naive waif.
      He was only any good when John Key was his patron.

      -In the last 4 years he has been actively anti Trump with severe TDS.
      -He was (Is?) against the elected PM of Britain, Boris Johnson.
      -He picked Bill Shorten for the win in Oz last year
      He is actually a Demoncrat in US politics context, not a Republican
      From what comments people made here he is pro-ancient commie, Bernie Sanders

      Farrar is a complete political bimbo
      Any mojo he had went when Mojo Mathers went.
      He is as deaf to realpolitik as Mathers is in real life.

      Farrar is a nasty leftie by all counts and that fits with his anti free speech approach.
      He would have been pure Norm Kirk Labour if Big Norm was still around.
      That is his political territory and where he may be trying to take Notional.

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      • I’m a Political Blog
        Its right before Election Time
        I am going to post the most politically contentious, outrageous thing even my long term supporters can’t stomach it.
        And you can’t call me a Fuckwit for doing so. I have a band of Stasi Mods just for that purpose
        RIP KiwiBlog

        Mind you, some fools still pay to listen to Slater’s ramblings of a diseased mind

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    • Having Cindy as PM during a crisis makes me miss having John Key even more. The woman simply has no substance, intelligence and that act of gravitas she tries to pull off simply comes across as petulance.

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  24. Please Ed. PleasePleasePrettyPlease,
    Its bad enough we have to see Jacindas mug on every news break, paper, womans mag, coffee cup

    Can we please not have her bloody ugly mug plastered over our favourite blog in Labour red?

    Pull out the Rocky Horror tranny ones if you have to make a point

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    • Further to this I think the Government will call school holidays earlier this month, with make up sessions for children once school is allowed back. It makes sense to do this now as no one is going to be going on holidays this year.
      Thats what I would do if in charge. It would also give the government breathing room to initiate plans for more effective distance learning

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      • With a dearth of verifiable facts anything is possible Maggy but perhaps the Russians are getting a pass this time.

        But if there’s anybody about with nothing else to do this year that is about how long it would take me to be semi-convinced that the Wuhan virus made the jump from bats to people thirty kilometres away but independently from one of the most advanced germ warfare laboratories in the world.

        That is stretching coincidence to breaking point & beyond!

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        • Putin, Bolsanaro, Johnson, Trump, Kim Jong un etc, are all working together to end world wars.
          When Trump meets these dudes they are unanimous in their goal. No animosity.
          They have shown the world peaceful and amicable negotiations and agreements will always net positive results.
          The only way to to defeat socialism is to not play the game.
          Many elites are resigning from their positions of power to go into hiding.
          The UN is going to be seriously hampered by restrictive funding.
          The EU and the WHO are floundering, as the truth seeps through the internet about their despicable, devious, unforgivable attack on humankind.

          http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/videos.html
          Click on: Segment 5 – Hotwash and Conclusion.
          Listen to these people from 8 mins 45 secs > 12mins 50 secs.
          Especially, George Elias.

          The new virtue signal, catch phrase they are pushing is “social distance”.
          This is pushed to guilt people to stay close to their parents and grandparents in case they might die.
          They want concentrated living. Extremely close.
          It is designed to pull all rural folk into cities where they can be better managed or controlled.

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          • There’s a reason Italy has had no EU funding or supplies during the outbreak despite being a full member. We could only hint at it here… UN, WHO, EU, all multi billion dollar organisations in disbursement of public monies (experts at keeping the trough alive to feed themselves and their degenerate life styles of hedonism and homosexuality, up to and including pedosexual habits, “fuck the niggas!!!!)…. What the fuck is going on? Germany hinting at 70% infection rate. Meanwhile in little old backwoods NZ, we have a PM who couldn’t buy a clue even if she appeared in drag as Magenta on Blues Clues.

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          • The UN has pushed the Agenda 21 then UN2030 line.
            The UN is merely a conduit.
            Instructions come from other sources incl Bilderberg.
            There is invisible Govt and the ‘elected ones’ go through the motions of passing laws on roads, drugs, drinking age, jaywalking, and building standards.
            The real work is done elsewhere.,

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      • There has been demonisation of Russia for decades.
        If you stop and think about where you have received most of your ‘information’ and then you add in the fact that many on YSB are smart enough to know that MSM are lying puppets you might want to do a re-assessment.

        There is huge misdirection.
        The Skripal/Novichok thing was nonsense. Only fools would believe the British Govt nonsense all led by the seriously disgraced PM, Treason May.
        In fact, the British Govt has disappeared the 2 Skripals.

        The demonisation of ALL Russian athletes when there is more drug cheating by the USA drugthletes (the list is so long but lets drop in Armstrong, Lochte, Williams, and Gatlin for a start) is a farce.
        How about the British cycling team.
        Mo Farrah is probably not clean.
        WADA is corrupt.
        It took more than two decades to publicly expose the hideous corruption at FIFA but , hey lets have a go at Russia.

        The coup in Ukraine was orchestrated by USA.
        USA has interfered directly in more than two thirds of Central and South American Governments and the Caribbean in the last 40 years incl assassinations and attempted assassination. They even skite about how many unsuccessful assassinations they had on Castro.
        Then in the last 20 years: illegal invasion of Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Iraq.

        Plus dozens of secret wars and assassinations.

        But hey the Media tell me Russia bad for ????
        It is the same crap as constantly repeating ‘Orange man bad’

        You have more reason to fear Fakebook and Google than you do Russia.
        Try and set up an organisation that will supersede these and you will be either bought out or rubbed out.
        The oil companies have been doing that for 100 years.

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  25. “Gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled to help stop the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.”

    The announcement is not expected to effect either the NZ First or NZ Conservative Party’s conferences later this year.

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    • But it will affect the famous “Old Bill Cochran’s ‘Abysmal failures and medical mishaps symposium’.
      I was really looking forward to seeing his swamp kauri hip replacement joint and especially his recital of ‘How to swim naked with confidence’.
      ‘Confidence’, was a girl he met in his early twenties.
      Oh well, there’s always next year.

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    • Funnily enough, this History book which just conveniently dropped through a time wormhole in space from the future into my lap, had this to say:
      Yet despite everything they could do, Donald John Trump was unanimously elected for his second term before assuming the title of “Emperor of The Biggliest World” The leftards then wept copious tears and moved to Mexico. Which was a small corrupt country that used to exist where Biggliest Texas now exists.

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  26. Coronavirus: Kiwis react with rage to foreigners refusing to self-isolate
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-kiwis-react-with-rage-to-foreigners-refusing-to-self-isolate.html

    Kiwis are incensed after a number of European backpackers told Newshub they would flout New Zealand’s self-isolation rules and travel normally throughout the country, despite the threat of coronavirus.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced over the weekend that anyone entering New Zealand from 1am on Monday would have to self-isolate for 14 days, in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19.

    However travellers The AM Show spoke to on Monday morning openly admitted they won’t play by the rules, and would travel around the country as they had already planned to.

    These admissions were not well-received by New Zealanders, many of whom have been forced to self-isolate or cancel trips of their own in response to the rising threat of COVID-19.

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  27. Okay now I’m a bit worried.

    Its speculated Covid-19 might be like a cold. As I suggested from the start.

    But I missed the obvious significance:

    1. There is no vaccine for a cold.

    2. You can catch it more than once.

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  28. Air New Zealand to cut 30% of their staff. The evil part of me hopes it is the engineers that tried to hold the country to ransom a couple of Christmas’s ago. The slightly-less evil part thinks of what I’d feel like, suspect that it is still coming for us contractors and that it’ll bloody well hurt then so I can’t be evil today.

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    • Now after Liebour trying to sink the sale or part sale of assets 6 years ago and the Govt kept 51% of AirNZ you have to wonder at meetings in darkened rooms this week (by inept Liebour clowns who could not run a bath) that suggest maybe the govt should have flogged the whole lot.
      Be careful what you wish for.

      Liebour’s poisoning of the well as they did with asset sales circa 2013 was a dirty trick as was the dumping of a bad deal with Kiwirail buyback.

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  29. What happens if you have to self-isolate at home /small unit with others and one of you is:
    schizophrenic,
    a meth addict
    a violent psychopath?

    Does Jacinda really think everyone can just chill out at home and relax in the garden?

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  30. Oh Dear ,
    The Auckland Writers’ Festival in May has been canned.

    I’m afraid, dear readers, I won’t be able to regale you with trendy lefty literary anecdotes this year.

    And, more to the point, I’m beginning to develop Vietnamese and Korean Food deprival symptoms now that I know I wont be having my big city binge.

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    • Wasn’t the Iranian overstayer going to speak at the Auckland Writers’ Festival? Oh dear, how sad, never mind. //

      As well today we heard The National Fieldays at Mystery Creek in June have been postponed.

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    • Another reason for living in Auckland. The food! (The high-priced food!)
      Still, restaurant patronage could be badly hit by these anti-viral precautions. Makes you realise just what a large proportion of the economy (and jobs) are entertainment/non-essential. Examples include restaurants and bars, nightclubs, tourism ventures, festivals, theaters, gallaries, concerts, etc. Life goes on without them.

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        • O-Sen, those trivial acts of consumerism are more about fulfilling a need for social acceptance and validation, than they are about food and entertainment. It’s all for show. It’s what a person does unobserved that defines them.

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      • There’s good – near brilliant food here in Gizzy and my increasing kilos are testimony to the fact that I get to daily sample more than my fair share of them; but we lack a Vietnamese diner/cafe and the Koreans who have set up or tried to set up here are just doing faux-sushi stuff, or even (horrors) basic Kiwi burger /grills.

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  31. From Maggy’s 7.51pm:

    …..”Does Jacinda really think everyone can just chill out at home and relax in the garden?”…….

    Hugzilla is instancing the schizophrenic policies inevitably displayed by a political party that has been hi-jacked. Such a party’s ideals are poles apart from the party’s initial manifesto. She is middle class masquerading as lower class & doesn’t think anything like those she professes to represent.

    EG

    National > party of free enterprise & freedom is taken over by Godnutters & social conservatives.

    Labour > party of the working man now party of academics & social engineers.

    Greens > environment evolving into hard socialism

    Point being, none of them remotely resembles the original.

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