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    • Disgusting and traitorous. They will have to be held to account for their callous disregard for our safety and deaths.

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    • So nice to have such entrepreneurial people and most likely have plenty of provision for them selves now in this lock-down;.
      Just like the baby milk saga, that was cleaning out the NZ super markets.

      The entire accounts department, contract managers, the human resources team and even receptionists were sent on a mission to find bulk supplies of surgical masks, thermometers, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitisers, gloves and Panadol.

      “There were numerous requests from the HR manager and even our direct reporting line [which] prioritised the assisting of the company in gathering these supplies over other work activities,” said the source. The entire accounts department were absent for days as they were out purchasing supplies, he said.

      In a statement to the Herald, the Greenland Group confirmed the shipment of medical supplies in January and February saying it “felt compelled … to assist in efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, which had caused a shortage of crucial medical supplies in China.”
      https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/chinese-backed-company-s-mission-to-source-australian-medical-supplies-20200325-p54du8.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed

      I figured that this had happened here in NZ particularly when as a regular buyer of sanitizer it was always gone from the shelves this year.
      Sure NZ environmental health & safety laws & regulators stuffed up the production side too. 🙁

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    • Yep. Chinese companies raided all the supplies all round the world and shipped it back there to China.

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    • Interesting but they were taking advantage of the capitalist system
      People can go into a shop and purchase what they like.

      Well until now and NZ’s favourite mule-toothed communist has created a situation where there are restrictions on item purchase numbers.
      Yay, stand in line like Moscow 1972.
      Ooops, no bread.
      As Kea says below, this was the mule toothed commie’s stated intention …to end capitalism.

      These Chinese, as unethical as it may seem, were operating as a capitalist system is intended.
      By contrast, Ardern has created a Soviet style situation with restricted movement, limited shopping ability, demanding ID on the spot, and state poo lice enforcement.
      We are little different to East Berlin 50 years ago.

      The article says 3 million facemasks were sourced from AU; Canada, Turkey and other countries.
      That is not a lot for the millions of people in the Wuhan area alone changing facemasks daily.

      More to the point supermarket chains have very sophisticated ordering systems and this buy up would have red flagged.
      Add two and two together as it was happening in February 2020 when CCP Flu was known about and there was a failure to act .

      Politicians are much more interactive with the people in AU so surely someone should have passed this info on.

      While it is correct of the Sky News guy to say – why do these people swear allegiance to AU – equally the govt was asleep
      Probably the two level of State and Federal Govt in Australia is a contributor to non communication because knowledge is power.
      We saw this only 3 months ago with the divisions between State and Federal over the Bush Fires.

      People in power in AU knew and did nothing.
      That is what needs to be examined.
      The slack arsed approach to Baby Formula in NZ and AU in the last 10 years was a clear indicator of lazy officials.

      It is wiser to look at the bigger picture of supermarkets seeing mass purchase of medical supplies and this was not communicated to the proper levels when Whu Flu was strongly on the radar.

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      • And we are supposed to trust the incompetent government?
        They are not only incompetent, but lie to cover this.
        There may be mistakes, errors and different weighting to information, but cover ups, blind eyes, and doing knee jerk ideas, whilst all the time pushing their electioneering agenda.

        And they believe they have the right to tell us what to do.
        Not the right!
        Sure they can by using their power by might, but that does not make it right.

        So sometimes I will consent, but this gang of rotting fish, that oozes down through its minions and actively supported by the bought media, will not have my respect.

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    • I was getting some medicine from a pharmacy about the last week of Jan, and I noted a Chinese (most likely) buying up stocks of Face masks.
      At the time, the virus was over in China and Iran hadn’t even come online.
      I heard not long after that the chemists in Auckland were being cleared out too.

      I won’t attribute this to a communist party directive. It is shabby to allow ourselves be cleared out, but we let it happen.
      I dont think it shows ill-will or an awareness of what was coming {conspiracy}.
      There was huge demand in China at the time.
      Chinese (ever materialistic and also health and family conscious) were sending them back home, since demand meant a shortage there {seen some pretty hilarious improvised protective equipment via email funnies} – At worst, the Chinese were doing the same as out supermarkets are; selling at a profit/inflated prices.
      Like in NZ a couple of days back $8 loaf of bread or $12 cauliflower anyone? {Countdown-shame on you!}
      So I am not happy, but not outraged, at the Chinese government or people.
      Well, not outraged with them on this particular, at least. They do have a lot to answer for.
      We were short sighted enough to let them send the items overseas, and a lot has changed in 2 months.

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  1. This government made it clear they wanted capitalism gone. It was the first thing they said when they gained power over us.

    Ardern is using virus hysteria to destroy capitalism and make us dependent on a totalitarian state.

    This is obvious and most will see it too late. Thanks to media brainwashing over a bloody flu.

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    • Bit hard to do that when they are relying on the fruits of capitalism to pull us out of it, both medically and financially.

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  2. At least Simon doesn’t say “be kind to each other” 🤢

    Dear —

    I couldn’t be prouder of Kiwis when we unite together.

    We are in tough times, but it is that unity and strength that will get us through.

    There is no room for politics in a National Emergency, and we stand fundamentally with the Government to do all we can to defeat Covid-19.

    The health and safety of our people, our communities, and our country is just too important.

    To the essential frontline workers keeping us safe and supplied with the everyday things we need, we thank you for your service to your fellow Kiwis.

    But as individuals, we must do our bit for our fellow Kiwis.

    Today was day one, of a four-week lockdown. I know many of you are feeling anxious and uncertain with many questions about the days and weeks ahead, but please know that you are not alone.

    We are all in this together.

    Our entire team of Members of Parliament, staff, candidates and volunteers will be working hard to keep connected with our communities, particularly our older and more vulnerable Kiwis, to help them get through this difficult and challenging time.

    We want to be as accessible as the current situation allows, so if you or someone you know need to contact your local MP for support or advice, you can find their details here.

    Make sure you also stay up to date with the latest Ministry of Health announcements here at http://www.covid19.govt.nz.

    We have a real chance to flatten the curve of infection of Covid-19, but we can only do that if we all play by the same rules. The decisions we make don’t just affect ourselves but also the lives of others in our community.

    Our message is simple. Stay at home, save lives.

    Respect the lockdown, only go out for essentials, and look after each other.

    We’re counting on you.

    Stay safe.

    Simon.

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    • Obviously kindness isn’t a default position of the left, otherwise why the need to keep reminding people.

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    • Received a call from one of Erica Stanford’s volunteers. They were contacting every household they could in the electorate to check that everyone was ok and left a number to call if you needed local help. Good to see the Nats stepping up.

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    • Absolute waffle.

      And before you all wrap your arms around him & act as human shields to protect the big girl’s blouse. There have been twelve leaders of the parliamentary National Party.

      Name me one wetter than Godboy.

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      • No names, just three downticks. You can do better than that.

        1) Adam Hamilton
        2) Sid Holland
        3) Keith Holyoake
        4) Jack Marshall
        5) Robert Muldoon
        6) Jim McClay
        7) Jim Bolger
        8) Jenny Shipley
        9) Bill English
        10) Don Brash
        11) Bill again
        12) Simon Bridges

        Okay, doesn’t have to be as wet. Just a little moist by comparison will do.

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        • There was a time being a communist in this country was not seen as acceptable in any way shape or form. Sid Holland had balls of steel to deal with the watersiders unions/communists trying to take over NZ in the 1950’s. Sadly the Nat’s don’t make leaders like they used to.

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    • He has opened up his FB messenger if you want to send him a message.

      Here’s a message. Send it to all MP’s.
      Lets ask all the MP’s to cut their salaries and those of the Govt servants that are not working as well. 585.00 less tax. No reason why the taxpayer should be on the hook for more than we are entitled too. Same applies to local bodies. But you won’t get Labour and Green trough dwellers agreeing to that. 🤬🤬🤬 Nor any of the others I would say.
      Lets do this.

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  3. US offers reward for arrest of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/03/us-offers-reward-for-arrest-of-venezuelan-president-nicolas-maduro.html

    The US government on Thursday indicted Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and more than a dozen other top Venezuelan officials on charges of “narco-terrorism,” the latest escalation of the Trump administration’s pressure campaign aimed at ousting the socialist leader.

    The State Department offered a reward of up to US$15 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Maduro, whose country has been convulsed by years of a deep economic crisis and political upheaval.

    “While the Venezuelan people suffer, this cabal…lines their pockets,” Barr said of Maduro and the more than a dozen others who were indicted.

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  4. WTF?
    Adolf Bush has been saying about driving to the beach for a walk: “Don’t even think about it”
    Today in Herald: “People can use their cars to get to travel to a local park for exercise, but they could not be driving across town, Bush said.”
    Well what is it? What constitutes ‘across town’ ? Is it ok as long as you don’t cross Queen St? Can I cross one suburb? Two?

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    • And this. Thought you couldn’t drive to the beach or go surfing, now it appears it’s fine. Until someone needs rescuing and then they’ll clamp down again.
      FFS, IT’S A LOCKDOWN!!!

      Coronavirus: Police ‘educate’ Christchurch surfers during lockdown
      https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120599138/coronavirus-police-educate-christchurch-surfers-during-lockdown

      Surfers appear to be free to ride the waves as long they adhere to social distancing rules, after police took no action against boardriders in Christchurch.

      Police visited Sumner beach and Taylor’s Mistake on Thursday and provided a group with “information on what the alert level 4 restrictions mean”, a spokeswoman said. No warnings or charges were made in regards to flouting lockdown restrictions.

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      • They are making it up as they go along. If they think it will get a Labour vote it is OK.
        Remember the post yesterday of the elderly couple out walking in Hamilton being told to go home.

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      • Is this racism?
        Or or an example of the “low-hanging fruit” phenomenon in policing?
        Or a desire for the police statistics to show equality of outcomes?

        What do you think?

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          • A postal address? 🙂
            That is the one to give, 🙂 as it seems that the head police sound like near postal.

            Name (-rather not -) Simpleton1 ( surely that would suffice, and the rest of you will vouch you know of me) 🙂
            P.O. Box -**-
            (postal code)

            That is for my mail , and I can tell them to look it up to confirm that, as it would be much better if they went postal.

            These days I will not open my mail until it is worked out, how long “formite transmission” can stay on paper.
            The “Island Princess” cruise ship found it still had them after disembarkation, after 17 days.

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    • saggy ,Bush is a C—T ,an easily manipulated puppet and the worst possible choice Ardern could have made he’s universally disliked and seen as a doormat for the ruling party’s agenda.
      This statement from him about vehicle usage proves what a moron he is and brings into question all the big decisions he made whilst in charge of the plod, he’ll be wearing jack boots and a leather jacket and be followed around by a camera crew before this Chinese virus is over.

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  5. The world has ended. I was thinking of taking the boat out on the weekend to fill in a bit of time. The marina has issued a decree saying no boats in or out. Why? If we get within 2 metres of anyone under sail covid 19 would be the least of our worries. Have they banned having a good time with capitalist toys?

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    • Tarquin ,,,We are lucky enough to have our boat on our own marina and will go out if we feel like it, at this very moment there are people moored in front of my place obviously doing their time on their boats ,cant see any problem with that as long as they don’t attempt to use our facility.
      To be fair there aren’t a lot of fish around at the moment anyway …

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      • I find it funny that the management of our marina can make a unilateral decision like this without any legal footing. The manager has always been a bully and a two bit tosser, so I’m not really surprised – he would see this as an opportunity to extend his authority over us lease holding mortals. I see the Milford marina bridge is up for the duration and you are free to come and go as you please.

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        • No govt. decreed no fishing or hunting. Pisses off lots especially as the roar is on.

          Something to do with Coastguard and others not being able to save you if you sink.

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      • Your fishing in the wrong spot rev, I binned up last Saturday and Sunday off Matarangi, Got enough snap fillets to last the family through this lock down. I prefer steak tho.

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        • Jack nohi ,we haven’t really been serious about our fishing this year just happy to sit in a nice bay with our glorious summer weather this year and
          sink a few drinks whilst looking forward to the nightly BBQ.
          Went to Matiatia to pick up a friend and caught some good sized kahawai 20 metres out from the beach with a casting lure otherwise not much fishing done.
          Both my sons are very keen and have done well in the bay of plenty ,although despite my eldest son living within site of the launching ramp at the mount he didn’t make it to the ramp yesterday before being stopped by a fisheries officials and “told off” FFS.

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    • Well I would like to go from one house to another over the hill. According to Brett Hudson I can’t, even though I will still be in my own bubble.
      Its all cocked up.

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  6. There are rumours (from very strong sources) that a certain publicity-loving partner of a prominent Politician has been granted an exemption. And can fish away to his heart’s content….

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  7. Oh FFS after one day in lockdown Duncan Garner keeps asking “are you bored yet”? That doesn’t help anyone with staying home and settling in for the next month at least. Just because he has the attention span of a gnat to entertain himself doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t do it. Plonker!!

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    • Waikatogirl, He’s a political chameleon and changes his mind like a shithouse door banging in a hurricane, his female workmate is just as infuriating as him, the trouble is TV1 is even crappier..

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      • Don’t the scream skulls get on the wick!
        Are reporters the new gestapo?
        Only too happy to dob someone in, while telling us what they think!

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  8. Coronavirus pandemic accelerating at ‘exponential rate’, ‘millions could die’ – World Health Organization
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-accelerating-at-exponential-rate-millions-could-die-world-health-organization.html

    “We are at war with a virus that threatens to tear us apart – if we let it… This is a global crisis that requires a global response. Fight, unite, ignite.”

    Those three words came with three challenges for the world. First, fight to virus without excuses or regrets, second, have all countries unite and work together, and third, ignite a global movement to ensure this never happens again.

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    • Who would listen to the idiot from the WHO. It is only about a 4-6 weeks ago he was saying travel bans are not a good idea.

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    • “… ignite a global movement …”

      How do you balance the needs of the nation with the demands of the globalists?
      I think that nations should be able to make up their own minds about cooperating with their neighbors for their mutual benefit. Centralized control is not the answer; it can lead to paralysis as local officials stand idle and wait for instructions.
      The response needs to be: swift, agile, tailored to local needs. In other words, from the “bottom up.”

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    • “… ‘millions could die..’”

      Context is King.
      How many people in the world die each year from ordinary influenza?

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      • Dunno but assuming a world population of 7.8 billion and an average lifespan of 70 years. That means about 110 million die every year. The main cause of death appears to be being born.

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  9. An official advocating a large public housing project: “Do you want NZers to be homeless?”
    Is it the job of the State to house the population? If it is the role of the free market, then perhaps the State could help by loosening the red tape and slowing down the flood of newcomers from overseas.

    What about the moral hazard of knowing that you will always be “rescued”? (And I include the “too big to fail.”)

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  10. Apparently Massey University academics are coming out now saying if we do not abide by the rules 45,000 will die. ( that is after Auckland Uni idiots came out in the weekend with 40,000 )
    It must Otago and Victoria’s turn next –they are just as woke.

    They really do think we are totally stupid.

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  11. The lunacy and desperation still comes out of the EU elite :

    “Chancellor of the Exchequer is forced to ask EU for permission to give Coronavirus aid to SMEs
    Yesterday in Brussels it was announced that the Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, has now been allowed by the EU Commission to help British businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak, provided his measures continue to meet new EU rules.

    However the EU Commission made it perfectly clear to the UK government that it is the EU which is still in charge of large swathes of law in the United Kingdom. ”

    https://facts4eu.org/news/2020_mar_uk_obeys_eu

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      • This is happening because they are still in the transition period, but the EU elite just cannot help themselves.
        Some are saying this virus issue will bring the EU down because it has shown up how useless they are at times when unity is most needed , just like the UN. If it does not bring it down it will put a major dent in the support for it.

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  12. Reality….look at the numbers….magic.

    Epidemiologist Behind Highly-Cited Coronavirus Model Drastically Downgrades Projection MARCH 27TH, 2020

    Ferguson’s model projected 2.2 million dead people in the United States and 500,000 in the U.K. from COVID-19 if no action were taken to slow the virus and blunt its curve.

    However, after just one day of ordered lockdowns in the U.K., Ferguson is presenting drastically downgraded estimates, revealing that far more people likely have the virus than his team figured. Now, the epidemiologist predicts, hospitals will be just fine taking on COVID-19 patients and estimates 20,000 or far fewer people will die from the virus itself or from its agitation of other ailments, as reported by New Scientist Wednesday.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/epidemiologist-behind-highly-cited-coronavirus-model-admits-he-was-wrong-drastically-revises-model

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  13. Coronavirus: Mad Butcher confirms store closures during lockdown
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-mad-butcher-confirms-store-closures-during-lockdown.html

    “MAD BUTCHER considers that it clearly meets the essential businesses list set out on the MBIE website,” a post on the Mad Butcher Facebook page reads, linking to the official list of essential services outlined on the Government’s COVID-19 information page.

    The list of essential businesses will be regularly updated, but currently defines essential “fast-moving consumer goods” as “any entity involved in the supply, delivery, distribution and sale of food, beverage and other key consumer goods essential for maintaining the wellbeing of people”.

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  14. 26th March 2020
    “The British government has downgraded the coronavirus from being an acute infectious disease with a high case fatality rate. After reviewing the data, they have come to their senses. Moreover, a study released by Oxford finds that perhaps 50% of those in the UK have the virus and the overwhelming number experience it like the normal flu and have little symptoms.”

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/international-news/politics/uk-government-downgrade-coronavirus-as-no-longer-highly-dangerous/

    If this is so why are the media persisting in their hysterical, fear-mongering coverage? As Mr Armstrong suggests there is clearly another agenda at play here. Are we being duped?

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  15. A friend if ours recently returned from Canada and, of course, self isolated. The last day that they were staying in Canada, the daughter of the people they were staying with returned from Italy, and they left the next morning.
    H got home last Friday, and he developed a cough, and thought that he should get tested, and on Wednesday morning his test came back “positive”. His sore throat, slight shortness of breath and cough lasted only a couple of days and ended yesterday, so he is basically over it. He is 68, an ex cop, and is very fit. He went to Canada for skiing and tramping.
    That’s not what the medicos and govt are telling us – they are saying “thousands could die”, which is scaremongering.
    So is the Lockdown of a nation necessary? Perhaps, and the measures of social distancing etc are sensible, but I am still of the opinion that we are living through a hysterical over-reaction. I could be wrong.

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    • The purpose of government is to parade and endless series of world-ending apocalypses in front of the proletariat to keep us frightened and in a false fiction that we need the state to take care of us.

      We move seamlessly from the cult of Climate Alarmism to the cult of sniffles.

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    • Ha, did a job for that lady a couple of weeks ago Don. wasn’t allowed back into the village so had to stop out somewhere in his camper van.
      Obviously did the trick.

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    • Just been down to Countdown in John’s St, Kea. About 10 people in front of me. Into the supermarket in about 3-4 minutes. Like a bloody morgue inside –no smiles,no talking etc. Ardern has everyone in made panic mode.

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      • Need some comedic jokes, like some morgue fun ones.
        Just crack a few!

        Laughter is the Best Medicine!

        ~Lowers blood pressure. People who lower their blood pressure, even those who start at normal levels, will reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack. …

        · ~Reduces stress hormone levels. …

        · ~Works your abs. …* Love that one, as maybe a 6 pack could be on the way. 🙂

        · ~Improves cardiac health. …

        · ~Boosts T-cells, …* boost immunity

        · ~Triggers the release of endorphins.* … and for some ‘edging’ is ok, but always on the outlook, seeking some new controlling stimulus. Just not in the super market, but could do in the morgue. 🙂

        · ~Produces a general sense of well-being. ….
        ….. well better take my hat & coat.

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    • “Woke urban pricks”

      You mean “WUPs”!

      In these dark times, we need more acronyms! Keep up the good work.

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  16. Failure of essential services – supermarkets

    I just checked my local Countdown. No pick-up and no delivery slots left. I’m not surprised really – their self-collect service has 14 slots for the week. Fourteen fucking slots for a week! What the fuck are they thinking?

    Unless you are living in a one horse town that is just fucking ridiculous. So on the one hand you are told:
    – don’t stock up you can still use supermarkets
    and
    – keep away from other people

    But the reality is:
    – you can’t get your groceries – unless you stand in line outside in the cold, wind and rain (ideal for cold season huh) with other people sniffling and coughing their germs around

    I mean it would make for a fantastic Monty Python sketch and is just a perfect illustration of the utter hollowness of the SLG’s advice.

    So yes – we’re being duped. And those that did the panic buying and stocked up are the smart ones! Never trust the government – they haven’t the fucking faintest idea what their talking about.

    I’ll be mollified when I see Jacinda queueing for her groceries for an hour in the rain outside her local supermarket – yeah nah! Didn’t fucking think she’d do that.

    They like making the proletariat queue for basic foods in communist countries – we’d better get used to it.

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  17. The MSM is panicking because the Presidents support is increasing and they can’t stem the flow.
    All the left wing outlets are scrambling to stifle and stop his speeches to the public being seen or heard.
    Twitter are trying to suppress his tweets and fecesbook is dropping thousands of right thinking accounts in an attempt to regain the narrative.
    These people are stupid.
    So why are these groups so desperate to stop the Presidents re-election?
    Pain is coming.

    https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title18/part1/chapter115&edition=prelim

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  18. I guess this has already been noted here but i will post it anyway, An American investigative journalist has proven that the WHO colluded with the dictatorship of Whinny the pooh XI Jinpings filthy CCP to rename the Coronavirus Covid 19 and you can bet your house the dirty corrupt president of that organisation recieved a big backhander.
    Payback has to be carried out on these organisations making money whilst not doing their jobs, the same journalist has said that the modelling used for the sickness and death forecasts are a worldwide scandal.
    Dan Bongino.com look him up .

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    • Unfortunately, China has crossed the line. I think only a shooting war will resolve their increasingly destructive behaviour.

      I believe they are exactly as much of a threat as the USSR was during the Cold War – ie not much at all when push comes to shove. I think they know it, which is why they’re playing for an economic and a health victory – if they had the firepower they’d have used it already.

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    • Yep so I call it the CCP virus or Communist China Party virus

      So if any hears me and questions the Chinese factor and I can point back, and say I did not know they had the “Chinese Connection”.
      Then one can dump on them in their support of the ideology.
      “Are you another communist, that supporting that detestable disgusting murderous Chinese Communist ideology that took Tibet, famine sacrificed for nuclear weapons, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution etc.. etc..”
      and would seem to be very ok to bring that infection and practices of the CCP into NZ
      What else do they support?

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    • I’m not surprised to hear the “modeling” is a scandal. We are getting from our universities.

      It is straight of the Climate Change scam playbook. Unfortunately we do not have any politicians or media who are strong enough to speak out about it.

      But the silver lining might be that the exposure of it in other countries catches on and our PM and her Government will be exposed. Whether the masses in NZ will take any notice, is another thing.

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  19. D P ,The Chinese have one aircraft carrier that they bought second hand off the Russians,I think the U S has around 10 complete aircraft carrier groups operating at this moment and if it came down to nuclear the yanks have a hundred for every one Xi Jinping possesses.
    They wouldn’t dare take on the yanks unless they are seeking total obliteration of the entire planet.

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  20. The cloth cap and the working class

    As images are dated.

    Now that Labour’s gone avant-garde
    
It’s highly educated

    By tax adjustments, they have planned

    To institute the promised land.

    And just show that they’re still sincere,

    They sing the Red Flag once a year.

    Firm principles and policies
    
Are open to objections,
    
And a streamlined party image is

    The way to win elections.

    So raise the neat umbrellas high,

    The mobile phone and college tie.

    We stand united, raise a cheer

    And sing the Red Flag once a year.

    It’s one step forward, one step back,

    Our dance is devilish daring

    A leftward shuffle, a rightward tack,

    The pause to take a bearing.

    We’ll change the country bit by bit

    So nobody will notice it.

    Then ever after never fear

    We’ll sing the Red Flag once a year.

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  21. During this Live feed of the Presidents presser.
    I hear from the media some bloody good questions and……They address him as ‘Sir’
    He is talking with XI Jinping tonight/today and believes it will be to cement the second stage of the trade negotiations.
    Live:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOruI8Rs0pg

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  22. The United States is seeing an explosion in jobless. The massive growth in the service sector/gig economy is turning around to bite them.

    Service sector/gig economy jobs are all well and good, but most of them are “nice-to-have” rather than “need-to-have” jobs. Examples:
    – personal trainers
    – dog washers/walkers
    – early childcare providers (mum is working to help pay the mortgage)
    – consultants
    – stylists / coordinators
    – musicians /artists
    – real estate agents
    – restaurant / bar workers

    Can you think of other non-essential jobs that depend on a society having money but little free time.

    Could we reset the clock 50 years to women staying home and raising children? Might that build a better community with less consumerism?

    As your grandparents told you: “Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without.”

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    • ……”Could we reset the clock 50 years to women staying home and raising children?”……

      That will be a tough genie to put back in the bottle.

      In NZ of the 50s & 60s when a woman got married she generally left her employment & concentrated on keeping a house. A man with a working wife was looked down upon socially as being unable to support a family.

      If you asked the historians they would point to all manner of influences that drove women into the workforce but the reality is really simple. In 1975 colour TV was introduced into NZ.

      More woman moved from the kitchen to the factory/office so they could watch Coronation St in colour than any other reason.

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  23. The Greens will be pissed with the facts.
    They are definitely toast.
    Fact: Highly populated urban areas are a breeding ground for disease.
    Shaw, JAG, GG, etc can fuck off.
    These shitmysters have been revealed to the public as hoaxsters.
    We are being forced to pay for useless sax of excrement.
    Bury them at the polls!!

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    • Oh yes. This is very much an urban city thing.

      While they line up in the thousands to buy the products of the hated farmers.

      Note our CO2 emission target is achieved by shutting down middle class urbanites wasteful activities

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  24. Virus may have reached Italy as long ago as October – doctor

    Italian researchers are looking at whether a higher than usual number of cases of severe pneumonia and flu in Lombardy in the last quarter of 2019 may be a signal that the new coronavirus might have spread beyond China earlier than previously thought.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/03/virus-may-have-reached-italy-as-long-ago-as-october-doctor.html?fbclid=IwAR1IHN2KugVNlbppo9EcrM97CAOvOBEpZG_5LxiG2tIXZcYcckfFZKC5jvs

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  25. What is the true situation in China?

    I would love to see the telephone records (that the CCP will have) that would show how many million smartphones in China have suddenly cried out and then gone silent.

    I feel a disturbance in the farce.

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    • Well china ain’t one tribe. There are conflicting dynasties and countries that China has claimed. This will hopefully rip it open nd Xi will be gone. He is evil.

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  26. Hubby watched a cook on UTube making French baugettes yesterday and decided he’d make some. He got to the dough’s first rising stage and lost interest, says he doesn’t care who makes it as long as he gets the bread! 🙄 There are 4 more raising periods to go. I will divide the dough in half after this rise and make a competition to see who can make better looking loaves! 🥖🥖🥖🥖 👍

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  27. The tradies out the front of the Beehive are finished. Now there are a pile of various trade vehicles around the back.

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  28. Lets ask all the MP’s to cut their salaries and those of the Govt servants that are not working as well. 585.00 less tax. No reason why the taxpayer should be on the hook for more than we are entitled too. Same applies to local bodies.
    But you won’t get Labour and Green trough dwellers agreeing to that. 🤬🤬🤬 Nor any of the others I would say.
    Lets do this.🙂

    Our local council are currently looking at this.

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    • The government demands No rent rises, yet every landlord will be working out whether they could even get another tenant any way, and to keep a money flow going.
      Of course eviction or moving is problematic considering the lock-down.
      Where is the ruling that there will be NO rate rises, and if anything there should be a rate cut.
      Where is the ruling that there will be NO insurance premium rises, to assure land lords.

      Where is the extension of time for a house to comply with all these insulation and ventilation systems to be in place, They were deemed life & death Essentials, but is it that if a land lord can not be a land lord unless he goes and does this?

      This what Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor;- “If a farmer can’t fix their own fences over the next four weeks they shouldn’t be in farming. No – it’s not essential, it can be delayed.”
      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/the-country/news/article.cfm?c_id=16&objectid=12319448
      Little does he realize that fencing contractors own specialized tractor fence post rammers and often all the tools of that trade.
      A vechicle goes through a road fence, takes out big strainers, angles,
      A temporary fix may not always be workable or practicable.
      Will we see the ministers digging in a 9 foot strainer, and footing it, 🙂
      The police advice would be shift the livestock away to a paddock eaten bare, like do not put stock in that paddock, as some one could hop over the fence and take some.

      So where is the ruling , the life and death about mould, cold etc… for the tenant. Should that house be deemed “unhabitable” so as an emergency shift those tenants on to one of those nice newly built houses? 🙁
      Why not put an extension on some of those laws, or does that stuff some of their “health & safety” concepts.

      Nahhh their life & death control over other peoples property is what they want.

      Their inaction of these 3 issues really appears to show a hidden agenda and their intent.
      This where the National Party, & Act should be earning their pay.

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  29. Police checkpoint: Traffic at standstill on Harbour Bridge
    Traffic on the Tauranga Harbour Bridge is at a standstill as a Covid-19 police checkpoint takes place.

    An officer with a single car in front can be seen checking in with cars on Hewletts Rd this morning.

    Facebook was abuzz with chatter as people grappled with the idea that traffic could be gridlocked in current lockdown conditions.

    Many commented saying they had seen cars all over the city today and hoped it was a checkpoint.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=12320367&fbclid=IwAR2SsGfLG0eflPfkr6ufmvjPCv9jlpsMmzY0zHGDKjnAHAib4-zM42lj3kQ

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    • This is only day 2 Viking. How pissed off will the masses be after say 2 weeks ?
      It should be noted that the Govt. has already planned to be subsidising wages for 12 weeks !!

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      • “… planned to be subsidising wages for 12 weeks …”
        Gee. I wonder where the funds for that little exercise are going to come from?
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        • On top of all those subsidies $27m announced yesterday for community support yesterday.

          I hope that prolific money tree Robbo discovered growing out the back of Treasury doesn’t die from too much trimming.

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    • Yeah but the economy has been tanked and profit making for the selected ones.

      Lets bring in a UBI //

      Eight people in hospital in the whole country

      There are more than 200+ people in hospital most weekend from road accidents.
      There are many more from self imposed alcohol consumption
      800 people a year died on the roads in the 1970s and life went on
      That was more than 2 a day.
      in 2019 it was still more than one a day.
      1.2 million world wide a year die on the road
      But not the same reaction.

      But lets cancel all selective surgery
      Lets grind teeth and give the pool ice extreme powers.

      Its a fecking coup that is what it is

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      • Howitis, I’m firming in my view that this is being beat up for political purposes. Ardern is loving this. She’s spent her life trying for it.

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  30. Covid 19 coronavirus: Saudi billionaire Nasser Al Rashid’s jet touches down in Christchurch

    As travel bans see virtually all global air traffic grounded, a high-end private jet owned by a Saudi billionaire last night landed in Christchurch.

    The plane, a $100m Gulfstream owned by Saudi-based Rashid Engineering, took off from Georgia in the United States, stopping over at Honolulu, before landing last night at Christchurch Airport at 8:11pm.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12320312&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nzh_fb&fbclid=IwAR0zo_svF3Pdw2sKy5m16aSpa9DaYznJnwE0MBUxxLIRxquMYNuGUTtgm0E

    so who let them in???? Jacinda and why.

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  31. Coronavirus: 85 new cases in New Zealand
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-85-new-cases-in-new-zealand.html

    The Ministry of Health has announced 85 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in New Zealand, that takes the country’s total to 368.

    The new cases are comprised of 76 new confirmed cases and nine probable cases.

    Thirty-seven people have recovered from infection. Eight people are in hospital. Six are in a stable condition, two are in a less stable condition, one of whom is in intensive care.

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  32. The governor of Tokyo has met with Prime Minister Abe to request the preparation of financial measures and the setting up of temporary facilities to cope with the rapid increase in covid virus cases in Tokyo.
    Tokyo is not yet on lockdown, but may have to take that step soon.

    It is almost comical (from a NZ perspective) to see the Tokyo shoppers “hoarding,” filling up their dinky little plastic baskets (as opposed to the chrome-plated steel behemoths used in NZ supermarkets that would easily have 10 times the carrying capacity).

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  33. More unintended and unthought of consequences.
    Does a bear shit the woods?
    Well our truckies now have too.

    Alert level 4 lockdown means no coffee, toilets for truck drivers transporting supplies
    As they haul the goods needed to keep our supermarkets stocked and essential services supplied, the country’s truck drivers are facing an unfortunate predicament: they’ve got nowhere to go to the toilet.

    Bakeries and cafes are closed, many service stations are shut or only opening night pay windows, and some public facilities have been locked up.

    As a result, the Road Transport Forum is asking the Government to step in so drivers can relieve themselves.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12320334&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nzh_fb&fbclid=IwAR28gkS7htHZUsRYOd4m0YHtzJ9R4Pt_T76jhC8z48OENyq-GcI_yJU9nAM

    Always was obvious once they shut the servo’s.
    dumb and fucking dumber.

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    • On the upside there’s more room to crap on the side of the road since the Chinese tourists & renters of budget camper vans have gone home.

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  34. Relieve your boredom by taking a packet of toilet roll into a supermarket, placing it on an empty shelf and watching idiots fight over it.

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    • Remember:
      If the shelves were not restocked at the start of this pandemonium and remained empty today…….
      That’s Socialism.

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      • I don’t know what it is like elsewhere but I haven’t been able to buy any Whittakers chocolate for about two weeks.
        No Creamy Caramel .
        Suffering withdrawal symptoms.

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    • I can picture in my mind a “Kiwi trap” consisting of a large metal cage, propped up by a stick, with a long string running from the stick to the nearby bushes.
      To bait the trap: 1 roll of Klenex Long Roll 4-Ply Extra-Soft Deluxe.

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  35. So earlier in the day Bush says you can take the car to a park so you can have a walk but not across town –quite sensible for once, especially in Wellington or Dunedin with all the hills.

    Now Ardern comes out with this https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12320421

    Do they actually talk to each other?

    How long do you think Ardern can keep this facade up, before people stop listening ? I will be very surprised if public opinion does not change in 2-3 weeks when they realise all the scaremongers was grossly overblown. (NB I am not saying the issue should not have been taken seriously but there has been a huge amount of scaremongering )

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  36. Oh no! Cindy won’t like this.

    The Covid-19 Chinese dingbat lesson in humility flu, doesn’t even make the cut.
    Those media performances should cease shortly, and fake news will be free to tell you and I off for farting in public again.

    High consequence infectious diseases (HCID)

    As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK.

    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid

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    • It’s a flu with mostly minor and temporary symptoms.

      I see hundreds of people have narked. What good communist totalitarians. They should publish the names and addresses of the narks. So we can be real sure nothing happens to them.

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      • I see the powers that be, have been very clear in stating, it only affects men and women.
        All those other genders are immune.
        I smell a conspiracy.

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    • “As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK”

      I think that’s because as of 19 March 2020, everyone in the UK has it.

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  37. Pulling together USA style:

    “Truckers are saying “fuck the log rules, I’m hauling” and they’re getting supplies to the stores. People are stocking the shelves all night and letting old people shop first. Folks are buying meals for truckers, who (obviously) can’t go through the drive-ups. Asking ’em what they want, then buying it for them.

    Carnival Cruise Line has told Trump “We can match those big Navy Hospital ships with some fully staffed cruise ships”.

    GM and Ford have said “hold our cars and watch this — we can make ventilators where we were just making car parts, starting next week” — by re-engineering seat ventilators which their engineers hacked together for a new purpose. In under a week.

    In a project with which I’m loosely associated, a very-effective agricultural disease-control agent was re-purposed and re-labeled specifically for Corona-virus control by the FDA and EPA in under ten days, from initial request to distribution.

    Restaurants and schools have said, “we’ve got kitchens and staff; we can feed the poor kids who used have school lunch.”

    NBA basketball players have said, “Hold our basketballs while we write checks to pay the arena staff.”

    Construction companies are saying, “Here are some high-end masks for medical staff and doctors”.

    Distilleries are making sanitizer out of distilling “heads and tails” which are normally discarded. Nasty shit to drink, but effective sanitizer.

    People are tipping grocery check-out clerks and thanking them for taking the risk.

    Local, state, and county governments are taking control of everything the feds cannot do. Some are doing it wrong, but for the first time in decades … they’re doing it. Federalism is re-emerging, and the smallest unit of government is the individual and the family. This, too, is re-emerging after decades of dormancy.

    As Japanese Admiral Isokuru Yamamoto said, after Pearl Harbor … “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

    I sense this has just happened. We have a wonderful country, the greatest single force for good in all human history. We have closed our borders, with good reason, yet we have top medical people now assisting North Korea in their response to the virus.

    Many things have been re-set, and will never be the same.

    By microbiological accident, we are living in profoundly trans-formative historical times.”

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  38. Alright serious question:- Who the hell is feeding all the kids out there now that the schools have been locked down..?
    Where the fuck are these poor kids going to get their breaky and lunch from…????

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    • How are their parents supposed to maintain their svelte bodies when KFC is closed? How will the beneficiary class pay for their meth when they can’t get cash out of ATMs? How can they supplement their benefits with burglaries when the intended victims are home all day?

      Com’on Cindy. Do something. Your supporters are hurting!

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    • Piss shops shut, are beer and wine also limited to two items? Plenty of money for food if noone smokes.

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    • ……”Most people truly are ignorant herd animals”…..

      To be fair, probably a quarter of the world’s population barely have sufficient IQ to stop them eating themselves. Yet the rest of us have been pressured by education & religion not to question those who presume authority. Places in our halls of learning are reserved for the gullible & the easily lead.

      But humanity will survive. Or not.

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  39. The flight path to and from Auckland to Argentina is right over Gisborne. On Wednesday evening, one of those jets enroute to Argentina did a U turn over Gisborne and headed back to Auckland. This was filmed by a couple of people including my son….haven’t seen anything about this in the media as to why the turn around was made. Anybody heard anything?

    Gisborne has its first confirmed case of Wuhan Virus….apparently this person is an overseas returnee…When this two week self isolation was introduced for those coming into the country, some of us wanted to know how such people were going to get from Auckland International airport to their homes in the provinces. Of course it was going to be on domestic flights, so how many non “world citizens” are going to have this virus for just flying internally thanks to some poorly thought out govt decree?

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  40. Kea.
    A ‘Go fund me’ proposal.
    How’d you like to to go into business selling’ imbecycles’
    Really cheap start up costs.
    These revolutionary modes of transport will take the world by storm.
    They consist of, no handle bars, no seat, no frame and no wheels.
    The first 100 people to sign up get a free set of training wheels, that’s all.
    How many do think we’d sell?

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  41. I have not had TV hooked up for over 10 years. My wife, who is a nurse, is confined to quarters in town and I’m looking after her mother, who is in early stages of dementia. We have had TV connected up for her to keep her occupied and a short while ago some female came on and spouted some drivel that I didn’t pay any attention to.

    The mother in law says, “why has she got pink hair?”
    I say, “my grandfather would have said, “because she’s not the full quid”, your grandfather would have said, “because she’s porangi”…..she had a chuckle..

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    • I’ve always like “porangi” as a word. Somehow it conveys a sense better than any of its English equivalents. 🙂

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      • Nasska….totally agree, in fact my Scots Irish Grandfather would have used both expressions. One that I still smirk about from those unwoke days was his, “you’ve been kissing those Maori girls” to explain why I had a cold sore.

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      • be insane, mad, crazy, mentally ill, deranged, beside oneself, headstrong, hurried, stupid.
        Take your pick

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  42. New Zealanders, Australians were told how beneficial immigrants are! and that we should be punching above our weight to have super-diversity.

    We are told how they integrate and will become good citizens of our countries so that we can become super diverse.

    Why are the globalists. particularly of our governments such evasive liars? While simultaneously signing over NZ sovereignty to the UNicornical Global Migration Pact, with a clause of Controlling Free Speech to be abided by the Media.

    Another Chinese company,
    In February Risland’s LinkedIn page showed pallet-loads of safety gear being stored in a warehouse ready for shipment. “90 tons of selective medical supplies… ready for the air transport direct from Sydney to Wuhan via corporate jet on Monday next week,” said the company’s post.

    The LinkedIn post said it was “an exceptional and meaningful day” for the company in its “campaign to show our strong faiths to Wuhan people …..
    ….. to publicise their patriotism by helping out the country [China] at a crucial moment

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/second-developer-flies-82-tonnes-of-medical-supplies-to-china-20200326-p54e8n.html
    Now we know and may have suspicion of who may be taking our supplies?
    Is our country leaders calling New Zealander’s pricks about stuff being taken from hospitals?
    It seems that there is something there they do not want to name, or some reason why they are not investigating.

    And here is the first company I posted up above.
    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/chinese-backed-company-s-mission-to-source-australian-medical-supplies-20200325-p54du8.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_feed

    Then in return to cover tracks our leaders then will call one with questions, about patriotism, racist, or xenophobist, and be told to hug a Chinese, like the Italian mayors came up with.

    All the time who is hiding the truth, and no real questions being asked, like about the cruise ship that set sail to NZ after having 100’s of cases of sick people on it during its previous trip.

    So just how much have we sold to China, the land, farms, the houses?, that people say they can not take.
    Looks like some taking has been well practiced.

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    • British diplomat Henry Wotton said in 1604 that “an ambassador is a gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.”
      What then, are the two mixed signals coming from prominent Chinese diplomats over the pandemic?

      In this week’s China up close.
      https://s.nikkei.com/39kUwaC

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      • thanks wiseowl as well worth watching.

        China essentially treats Australia ‘like a shopping mall’
        27/03/2020|5min
        https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6145133960001
        “All these Chinese Companies are front for the Chinese Government”.

        A very good interview, succinctly put, bringing up many points of the shifting of medical products from Australia to China.

        So there would be a similiar system in NZ, if a journalist or whistle blower spoke up.

        They Chinese only had to ask and Ardern herself would have helped package up the stuff.
        But the shame of admitting a problem, the political dynamics simply shows that Chinese do not care.
        But at least in that humanitarian effort, NZ would be ramping up and replacing its own supplies.

        Tell a woke to hug a chinese, back in China! 🙁

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    • Pauline Hanson is calling this correctly

      Remember the scum from All Jizz error tried to sink her party last year.
      No democracy in Qatar and the filth want to sink it in other countries.

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  43. So last weekend the idiots from Auckland said their fancy models predicted 80,000 deaths if nothing was done but if we took precautions it could be 10,000 and now miraculously the models say, one week later, it could be just 20 !!! Even yesterday Massey University was saying 45,000. All you had to do was say lets extrapolate those figurse for the rest of the world (leave out Africa if you want) and you would have got into the several millions of deaths –that is not going to happen

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/new-zealand-coronavirus-deaths-during-lockdown-could-be-just-20-modelling-suggests

    I’m going to have a “told you so” moment.
    On Monday I wrote to Bridges saying these figures were crazy and he should call the PM out because she took modelling figures as fact. I said to Bridges it was easy to see what was going to happen. When the virus issue worked it’s way through with only a few deaths (hopefully zero deaths) the Govt was going to turn around and say “Aren’t we fantastic leaders. We saved so many lives” and the National Party would left flat footed.

    It is still relatively early but it looks like I might have been right.

    Bridges did not have to have a go directly at the PM. All he had to do was attack the figures and the that modelling figures were taken/ presented as facts.

    PS. I did not any response from Bridges. Not even the standard acknowledgement of receiving the email.

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    • There was a bad influenza in australia in 2018 that had an impact in UK and US.
      A well above avg death rate.
      The figures are vague and contradictory but seems like 4000 to 8000 in australia
      Barely a blip in NZ despite all the flying back and forth

      I would call now- less than 2000 deats and more likely less than the number of deaths from car accidents

      We dont crash the economy for less than 400 car deaths a year (despite Genters efforts) and impose martial law.

      This is a massive overreach and being used to displace democracy.

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  44. But a shortage of masks can’t be right, Cindy promised there isn’t a shortage!

    Coronavirus: Kiwi nurses threaten to walk off the job due to shortage of masks, gloves
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-kiwi-nurses-threaten-to-walk-off-the-job-due-to-shortage-of-masks-gloves.html

    “There have been members that have spoken to me and emailed me and said, ‘If I go onto this shift without the PPE gear then I will be turning around and walking off’.”

    Hospital doctors have similar fears.

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    • Lie the midwives moaning. the squeeky wheel gets the most greese.
      Next day we want a wages rise because we are doing dangerous work.
      How many in hospital.
      the place is empty.

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    • Please explain this media-driven bullshit

      There are eight people in hospital with this flu

      less than normal

      Why all the bullshit stories!

      Don’t be a sucker and believe this deliberate attempt to scare people with lies.

      They were doing this shit with the weather stories.
      It was going to get really really hot…with a maunder minimum.
      It may not have had an effect on you but it did on kids.
      Dont be a sucker.

      Eight people in hospital.
      you said so yourself.

      Find a jouno and kick em in the nads..if any of them have nads

      So why is this a problem?
      With eight people there is not even one person in hospital with CoV for evry 4 hospitals.

      Call it out !

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      • There is many to kick in Tess Tickle and that will fill quite a few hospital beds. 🙂 🙂 🙂
        Though maybe a bit early to tell.

        Ending up in hospital for some takes some time, and then ICU and then to death could be a bit of a drag in time.

        85 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19
        368. The starting time of the illness for many of those is very recent.
        Perhaps from that number maybe in 2 weeks, about 40 in hospital allowing for 10%.
        It will not be much higher even if the number of new cases does the exponential, as there is a time lag.

        Thirty-seven people have recovered from infection. Like wise it takes time for the “recovered” number to start its climb, though good to see.

        Eight people are in hospital. Six are in a stable condition, two are in a less stable condition, one of whom is in intensive care.
        So what was the number about 2 weeks ago, I do not think it was any where near 80.

        I am no mathematical whizz kid, but we have to allow time, and how long some of these effects take to show.

        I do wonder if NZ could be lucky despite not doing Stage 1, then phasing to 2 if necessary, then Stage 3, which was only done for 2 days, as it was really impossible to jump to stage 4.

        The slowness & daftness of not shutting borders and more full on quarantine for those travellers, cruise ships etc. which would be a lot better economically going to Stage 4 and if done, possibly maybe even shorten that time in Stage 4 if it was necessary.

        It was ‘captain’ Ardern’s adhan. 🙁

        Maybe we may have the Australian low numbers,, viking ble

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    • How many retired plod will comeback and what can they be used for?
      Guarding supermarkets, minus the gun?

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    • Quite frankly my dear, I don’t give a flying fuck what TVNZ have to say about it.
      They are the enemy
      It is propaganda.
      Always has been, always will be.

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  45. Billionaire retail mogul Solomon Lew has stood down 9,000 staff and declared Premier Investments will not pay rent to landlords during a virus-necessitated shutdown of brands including Smiggle, Peter Alexander, Portmans, and Just Jeans.

    Premier on Thursday announced all its retail outlets will close for a month and all Australian employees will be stood down without pay.
    Premier Investments said 9,000 people globally will be stood down after it took similar measures in New Zealand, the UK and Ireland.

    “This is the hardest decision ever made by Premier – our team are our family and we want to do everything we can to keep them employed, but we believe that it is necessary and the right decision for them, their families, our customers, and the country,” Premier chief executive Mark McInnes said.

    https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/lew-wont-pay-rent-during-shutdown-235310824–spt.html

    Most of them in countries with no support including long term Kiwi’s in Aussie.

    We don’t know how lucky we are.

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  46. In what is a potential glimmer of good news for Australia, the spread of coronavirus appears to not be behaving in the same way here in comparison to other countries which are faced with being overwhelmed by the disease.

    An analysis by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) found the trajectory of the first 1000 cases in Australia was “somewhat different” to Italy, the US and UK where deaths have been higher.

    Australia passed 1000 cases last Saturday, March 21. Up to that point, only seven people had died and less than 20 had needed intensive care treatment.

    That compared to more than 20 deaths in Britain, around 30 in Italy and 35 in the US at 1000 infections.

    https://www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/health/coronavirus-australia-less-deaths-hospitalisations-in-first-1000-cases/news-story/20d92384fdcb1bdcd8ddeaf3630d1030?fbclid=IwAR2U6GZK16C-tyGVsnXU7RqE5QTBGKjvaSQmCJquxKf1oyxjH65_qDazSCk

    Interesting graph about this on the article.

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    • Perhaps it’s because the weather is still warm and dry in the southern hemisphere. That’s not going to last much longer, we need to nip this in the bud.

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  47. I sense the faculty are monkeys here.
    It would explain those banana skins in a tree some SJW complained about a while back.

    NIH failed to test coronavirus drugs, studied drunk monkeys, soap operas, and tailgating instead

    As much as 87.5% of biomedical research is wasted or inefficient, the respected Yale University epidemiologist declared in a sobering assessment for a federal research agency that spends about $40 billion a year on medical studies.

    He backed his staggering statistic with these additional stats: 50 out of every 100 medical studies fail to produce published findings, and half of those that do publish have serious design flaws. And those that aren’t flawed and manage to publish are often needlessly redundant.

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/while-nih-failed-test-coronavirus-drugs-it-studied-drunk-monkeys-soap

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  48. PM Jacinda Ardern grounds mercy flights for trapped travellers
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/pm-jacinda-ardern-grounds-mercy-flights-for-trapped-travellers.html

    The Government has stopped all mercy flights being organised by Germany and Australia to repatriate their citizens still stuck in New Zealand amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

    Our national carrier was being paid by the German Government to help fly 15,000 Germans and EU citizens out of New Zealand.

    They were supposed to fly to Vancouver for a stopover before carrying on to Frankfurt.

    Newshub understands there were up to 25 flights and crew volunteering.

    Lufthansa was also expected to fly people back to Europe with a plane landing in New Zealand on Friday morning.

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    • Was any reason given?

      It is bedda that they need to impose on their home country medical system rather than ours if they get sick.

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    • He has to say that

      he will be looking for a bail out for the ANZ Bank he is Chairman of ..

      ..to go with the bail out for Air NZ where he is Director.

      It is all gaming it.

      Media filth would have loved reporting that …without understanding why.

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