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  1. Ardern’s media team are preparing her subjects for much longer than a one month lockdown. They are pretending there is a bunch of experts demanding it, just as they did with the alert level 4. You can see the language and hysteria ramping up daily.

    They are also preparing you for total lockdown, where you can’t go for a walk.

    The fact is this is being run politically by a power crazed totalitarian communist. Supported by the authoritarian’s best friend – the police.

    NZ needs to pull together and push back hard.

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    • “NZ needs to pull together and push back hard.”
      Blimey Kea. You thinking of a mass circle jerk?

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    • I hope not Kea or we will all suffer from obesity which could also be in the f**king plan then we can all starve as part of their take over. Actually are you part of the problem? You work in government offices so I have read or have I got that wrong. You do have some extreme views regarding certain issues are you feeding some ministers with your thoughts? Just asking for a friend here. There is a huge tendency to just eat and drink all the damn day long and getting out to Walk the dogs and or yourself is the best thing you can do. We need to keep a vigilant eye on what is happening out there and thanks to you all I can do this. WTF are we going to do if things do get out of hand? This is my concern well and truely, who is making sure they don’t take over even our thoughts processes.

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      • Saw a bloke with a trailer load of firewood getting interrogated by three officers who emerged from a large Ute with flashing red and blue lights.

        Now the scenario could be a pensioner, flush with the winter heating payment, decided to order a load of firewood. The bloke met the order and was delivering it. He would unload it, wave the pensioner goodbye assuming he even saw the pensioner. The pensioner would pay by direct credit. No contact violations whatsoever.

        The closest contact and greatest risk of spread comes from the roadside interrogation by officers who have been contacting many more people than the lone firewood merchant.

        I am of the view firewood supply is an essential service as we head into Winter. He should not have been stopped.

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        • Hopefully this Fascist interference will ramp up. It will be good come Election time. Keep it up, Gestapo Pigs. The police should be monitoring idiots, not people going about their lawful business. If the guy had a load of firewood,its fucking obvious he was not just pissing about. Morons.

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        • You are right, heating must be an essential service. Idiots if they haven’t thought that people will need to stock up their firewood now before it gets chilly. A couple of mornings recently I’ve considered lighting our gas heater when up early. Have they remembered to allow 45kg gas bottle deliveries?

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    • ……”much longer than a one month lockdown”……

      Although I have zero trust in PriNZess or her propaganda team that is one fear I reckon we can kick for touch.

      Once other counties lift their lockdowns she will have no choice but to follow suit otherwise there’ll be 4.5million citizens in the streets forming the largest lynch mob ever assembled.

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      • Think they actually were talking about getting AR-10’s which is .308 (7.62mm) compared with AR-15 .223 (5.56mm). We don’t want them spraying 308 round streets.

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  2. Cognitive dissonance.
    It is easier to lie to people , than it is to tell them they’ve been lied to.
    We as New Zealanders are at a precipice.

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  3. No Need For Hard Quarantine In Russia, Which Closed Its Border Back In January

    Russia announced back on January 31st that it was closing most of its 4,200-kilometer border with China and banning Chinese citizens from entering the country.

    This occurred during the same time period when western nations and the WHO insisted that they wouldn’t stop the international flow of people despite the threat of a pandemic.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/no-need-hard-quarantine-russia-which-closed-its-border-back-january

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  4. Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

    He said he had experienced mild symptoms over the past 24 hours, including a temperature and cough, but would continue to lead the government.

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he had also tested positive while England’s Chief Medical Officer, Prof Chris Whitty, has shown symptoms.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-52060791

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  5. Morning Isolationists.

    Gees this is boring. Have to paint the fence today.

    Testing at the end of the street.
    Going for a walk to check it out.

    Report back if they let me out.

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    • ……”Report back if they let me out”……

      Over an hour has elapsed……looks like they’ve got V2.

      Bastards! 🙂

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      • He might be watching to see how many patients get treated by the same set of gloves. I guess they are only for the protection of the wearer, but they will be collecting droplets from each patient and transferring them to the next.

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      • (Using FunPolice voice)

        You bastards over on YSB are not taking this seriously, this is not a laughing matter. In the Brave New PC World, there shall be no:
        – gallows humour
        – whistling past the graveyard
        – making light of a bad situation

        The Great Patriotic Leader(ess) requires you to cower in fear and thus learn to appreciate the protection provided by the state so that you can properly enjoy the chains beneficient protection of United Socialist States of NZ.

        No laughing or smiling ever! That is the sole province of the Great Patriotic Leader(ess).

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          • Family member has in-laws caught in quarantine in India.
            In their area:
            Stay in your house. Police carry stick.
            If you are out of your house you are hit with stick all the way back to your door.

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      • HJa no not yet. As i said i was checking it out. to early for them. Did about 100 tests yesterday. Nioce feindly hard working Matualized cambodian guy on the gate. His no 3 job. Just bought them a 2 bed house a month ago. 2 girls, one a college (private) and one there next year.
        Shows what people can do if they want to.

        No moaning lie so many here. Saved and saved. unlike most of our Kiwi’s.

        Going to get a check a bit later.

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        • What testing are you talking about Viking? You’re not making much sense. Who is testing who for what? Please be more specific or, if you can’t, then be quiet and stop introducing uncertainty and rumour coz we don’t need it.

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          • For you it might be finger up arse to check your goitre but for the rest of us it is the DHB testing for to much corona in the sytem. That help and are your eys watering yet?

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  6. (Pilfered from elsewhere)
    The Covid pandemic and how each country manages brings to mind the philisophical words of John Cleese. The English are feeling the pinch in relation to the recent virus threat and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.” The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588 when threatened by the Spanish Armada.

    The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s get the Bastards.” They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.

    The French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from “Run” to “Hide.” The only two higher levels in France are “Collaborate” and “Surrender.” The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France ‘s white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country’s military capability.

    Italy has increased the alert level from “Shout Loudly and Excitedly” to “Elaborate Military Posturing.” Two more levels remain: “Ineffective Combat Operations” and “Change Sides.”

    The Germans have increased their alert state from “Disdainful Arrogance” to “Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs.” They also have two higher levels: “Invade a Neighbour” and “Lose.”

    Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual; the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels.

    The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy.

    Australia, meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be alright, Mate.” Two more escalation levels remain: “Crikey! I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend!” and “The barbie is canceled.” So far no situation has ever warranted use of the last final escalation level.

    A final thought – Greece is collapsing, the Iranians are getting aggressive, and Rome is in disarray. Welcome back to 430 B.C.

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    • Toko that is so great, it had me laughing and laughing. The funnier the better in this time of austerity keep it up you are doing so well. Thank you for your humour

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    • On a serious note the Iranians have found a 100% cure for Covid19, drink a litre of Ethanol kills the virus and the host – a perfect solution for the Mullahs.

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  7. Ever since the stupid bint closed the fruit shops and butcheries etc, they killed competition and forced more people to congregate more often ( limits at supermarkets). Complete and utter fuckwits in charge here. We usually buy 4 bottles of milk about twice a week. Now we will have to double the number of visits, thus doubling the time we are in long extended ques either spreading or picking up the virus. Its not rocket science. Open up all the stores that supply food. ( not fastfood etc).

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    • I will go over to my favorite Chinese fruit&veg shop in Greenlane. The gallant little store had a sign out front earlier this week proclaiming that it would be open during the lockdown, but I expect that I will find it to be closed this morning.
      I will report back.

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      • Favorite Chinese fruit&veg shop in Greenlane is closing tomorrow. They had a well-ordered system of painted lines on the ground, and a coordinator sanitizing the trolleys outside the door. Just like Pac n’ Sav but on a smaller, better managed scale.
        I suspect that the supermarket companies (all 2 of them) have done a deal with the government in a bit to quash their competition. No doubt they have argued that limiting the number of food outlets is somehow safer.
        Afterwards, I went to the gulag that is presently Glen Innes Pac n’ Sav and waited in line, with the wind blowning all the viruses from the dozens of people ahead of me towards me. I think the small, sheltered fruit&veg shops and butcheries are much safer!

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        • Special shops will be opened for party members.

          It already happening. Countdown are closing some stores to the public. Only vetted and approved clients can have food delivered.

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    • But in United Socialist States of NZ it is important that the filthy proletariat learn how utterly meaningless and unvalued their lives are by wasting them away standing in queues – we learned the value of this from the great experiment carried out in original USSR.

      Queues = happiness
      1984 is us.

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    • Yeah only getting two of an item at a time is a pain in the arse. I’ve been going every day for a week, and it’s still going to be another two weeks before I’ve got a prawn cocktail.

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  8. What? More confusion an mixed messages by this wonderful bunch of caring Government ministers? Never. They are been kind to us remember?

    Twats.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120614723/coronavirus-tears-and-confusion-as-kiwis-face-surprise-hotel-quarantine-for-weeks

    And as for the Butcher/ Bottle Store Horse racing fiasco. Unfucking believable. This government has coated along without having to deal with any major crisis ( except the Mosque shooting) and now their incompetence is glaringly obvious in a real crisis. And what did they do after the mosque shooting – Fuck up the gun legislation big time. Everything they have done has been a disaster. Hopefully kiwis will wake up now.

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  9. Japanese loves to borrow (transliterate) new words, especially from English.
    “Lockdown” (ロックダウン in Japanese) is a great example. [ロ=ro ク=ku ダ=da ウ=u ン=n].

    The old pre-war term 封鎖 (ふうさ) [ふ=fu う=u さ=sa] exists, but means “blockade” (a harbor or nation) or a “block” as in a police roadblock.

    ロックダウン, on the other hand, has its origins in prisons, i.e., the confining of prisoners to their cells after some riot or other disturbance. The nuance that the Japanese media have picked up is ロックダウン is a more accurate term to use to describe the enforced isolation of citizens to their homes than the term 封鎖.

    English is a wonderful language!

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    • What percentage of Japanese people would be able to make a reasonable hash of reading English Odakyu-sen?

      Say, about newspaper level.

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      • It would be a small but significant percentage. English-language newspapers are widely available in the big cities. Students and ex-pats read them.
        At a guess, I would say about 3% of the general population would be able to tackle an English language newspaper. This is despite 6 years of compulsory English studies at junior-high and high school.
        But then, who among the youth reads hardcopy newspapers these days? Smartphones and online sites rule.

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        • ……”Smortphones and online sites rule.”…..

          That’s why I asked. Suppressing bad news in an homogeneous society would have been child’s play fifty years ago. Today the problem is more the diversity of news sources yet English is still the predominant language in cyber-space.

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            • There is a difference between “news,” “entertainment,” and “propaganda.”
              How can we tell the difference?

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              • O-Sen people often ask me where to go for reliable information.

                I tell them there is no one place. I collect a variety of diverse views and try and figure out where the most truth lays.

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              • …..”How can we tell the difference?”…..

                If truth is a deciding factor then there’s no difference. If you seek real information ignore any article written by someone holding a Bachelor of Communication or a New Zealand Diploma in Journalism.

                They have been totally brainwashed with socialism & are completely unable to discern fact from fiction.

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  10. 81 ‘developing’ countries have applied to the IMF for funds to assist in dealing with the virus.
    Guess where the money is coming from?

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  11. Trump got $6 trillion as a stimulus package passed.
    I am of the opinion he will exceed the achievements of all the past Presidents.
    He is in the right place at the right time.
    A true leader. (and a closet carotene addict🥕🥕🥕)

    Mnuchin: This is war against coronavirus

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1AyZpSp8d0

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    • Inflation is rife in the US then Bm. The Senate passed a $2 trillion bill /sarc Having said that I think lawmakers everywhere have completely lost or never had any understanding of “billion” and “trillion” when it comes to money (or should I say debt)

      But I agree with the rest of your post.

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      • Ross12. I understand your sentiment.
        I have been watching the barrage of tweets from economists and brokers.
        Here’s a couple.
        “Mnuchin seized the liquid assets of the Rothschilds Fed Reserve Banks.
        Fucking Trump seized the Fed assets, that’s why they’re pissed.
        They were expecting arrests and instead Trump stole their piggy banks.”
        And:
        “Mnuchin just bankrupted the Fed(Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Chase, etc.….)
        Shit, its started. The market liquidity is now controlled by Steve Mnuchin and the Treasury Department.
        That also means we own ALL Central Bank requests for credit for all 186 Foreign Nations.
        Folks, a power transfer just went down. The world just went from asking the Rothschilds for credit swaps to asking Steve Mnuchin and the US Treasury for credit swaps.”
        Kaboom!

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    • An elderly relative has a strong ‘busy-body’ streak and asked on Thursday who she would ring to report the neighbours for having visitors. The neighbours hadn’t had visitors, but she wanted to be prepared.
      On Friday she got called by her dr for a drive-thru flu vax and asked me to take her.
      I hope the neighbours weren’t watching. ☠️

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  12. I hear Greta has got her first real job.
    Because she has such finely honed skill set, her employer at the new clock factory said she can be in charge of cuckoos and alarms.

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    • Odakyu-sen

      The number of cases we have or any other country, for that matter is a reflection of the number of tests done, What the MSM should report is the number of positive tests as a fraction of the tests done, otherwise it is meaningless. For example, 10,000 from 1,000,000 tests is a lot different that 10,000 from say 80,000 tests. Also it depends on whether they are random tests or testing only of those that show some sort of symptom.
      President Trump was right when talked about testing levels the other day but as usual the MSM twisted his meaning.

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  13. I thought it was a facebook friend request but I just realised that on Wed that I got a message fro someoe asking if they could come out and get firewood. At the time I was scrambling around getting drs letters so I could get driven home from hospital.

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    • They could have picked you up, as they would have had the trailer on!
      Remember as kids seeing little trucks with the family on the back huddled up, going to town?

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  14. Wonders will never cease – Stuff tries out the truth – will it last

    In an unprecedented move, never previously seen in New Zealand’s suppurating media landscape – long-time fake news purveyors Stuff have broken with tradition and posted a story which has all the hallmarks of rational analysis.

    They’ve allowed a very brave Steve Ellers from Massey University to post a brutal critique of the government’s response to Covid19 – I suspect even as I type that fearless censorious bitchdefender of free speech Massey Vice Chancellor Jan Thomas will be drafting up Mr Ellers dismissal papers for daring to go off the far-left progressive mind-control reservation in criticising the Great Patriotic Leader(ess).

    Well done that man, well done!

    Screenshot the story now – before it’s removed under the Covid19 lockdown provisions

    (Comments are on for this story – which was posted at 9am and as I type at 9.52am it seems as if none of the comments have been judged acceptable by Reichsfurher Busch and so Stuff are still waiting for any contrary comments before posting the wave of angry commenters – I predict comments will be turned off by midday_

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    • Will we hold a Royal Commission of Inquiry into this debacle? Seems like that would be essential to assess where the government could do better next time…

      “My colleague, who has been enthusiastically doing his own modelling of Covid-19 since January, was telling all who would listen that we need to shut down our borders. My wife’s 100-year-old grandmother, a retired medical doctor, said the same thing about the same time. She wasn’t born when the Spanish flu kicked off, but she’s old enough to remember the horror stories of it.

      I also knew that we should have closed our borders – lots of people knew it and you didn’t need letters after or before your name to have figured that out. It’s quite simple really: When there’s an infectious disease and it starts to spread to other countries, you close the borders.

      But we didn’t. Instead, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern left the gates wide open and made one shocking decision after another.”

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      • Closing your borders is all well and good, to protect your population (which will continue to have no immuity to the virus). What happens next?

        Are you to continue on within Fortress NZ, hoping that a vaccine will be developed, so that the NZ population can be immunized and the drawbridges lowered?

        If there is no vaccine, and the virus becomes endemic all around the world, what does Fortress NZ do next?

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        • Correct O-Sen. What happens next is unimaginable economic and social devastation. Along with just as many people being infected.

          Anyone who thinks closing the borders is going to save us is a fucking imbecile. Its going to turn us into a failed state and result in even more deaths.

          I said a month ago and will say now – WE WON’T STOP THIS.

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    • I commented that “Kudos to Mr Ellers for daring to critique our Government-It is refreshing to see we aren’t living in North Korea…. Yet…”

      My comment seems to have been removed

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      • And so Stuff’s flirtation with integrity is over – stern messages from the Great Patriotic Leader(ess)’s office no doubt!

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    • Great article. And such a bloody shame that #commschick and the CoL weren’t onto this sooner. There would be few places in the world, if any, in a better position to keep the virus out. Few ports of entry and 1000’s of km of ocean around us. With all the natural resources to keep us going for ever.

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    • 11.03 and still no comments – mine went in about 10.15 – they are probably still waiting for the first one to disagree that she is useless.

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  15. Shaun Warner
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    Of course I wouldn’t wish this virus on anyone but ‘DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANYONE WHO’S ACTUALLY GOT IT?’
    I’ve asked so many people and nobody knows anyone who’s got it, I’m starting to think it’s all staged…the media…the government…the hype, the scare mongering…are they just all actors who we see on the media 🤷🏼‍♂️?

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    • I suspect that anyone who has had a cold in the past 3 months were to be tested, we’d find that half the country is showing the Covid19 marker – but THAT wouldn’t fit the narrative and we’d all be back to work (like we would with any other mild cold).

      Fear is the key – to create fear, you need to starve the sheeples of actual information and keep the media outlets pumping out scare stories.

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    • Yes, the person who may have infected me… I can’t get tested, so I may in fact have it. Charmed I am sure as you can imagine. If the schools had been closed one week earlier she would not have got it nor the other teachers and kids at her school. And I would not be treated as a leper by my wife and kids.

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        • Hi No symptoms yet, but I have had pneumonia a few times in the past, so dodgy lungs is almost par for the course. Evidently I need to look out for a sore throat.

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          • You do and you can get diareha and very thick mucas. Sore all over and a few other side effects.

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    • Wow deja vu?

      I would have posted that myself – if I hadn’t already done it 20 minutes in the past 🙂

      Great moinds think alike

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      • Sorry mate I wanted to quickly get it out there- As I strongly suspect it will be removed by lunchtime!

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    • Again no comments have been made from the time it was put up!
      The Stuff moderators will all be home, linked by computer, with nothing else to do; so they must be heavy on the delete button.

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    • 10 pm I see 722 comments.
      Seems to be a few disparaging comments on the article,

      Hey Stuff
      Taking a while to post comments here. You editing the negative comments against the governments inaction and poor performance like a good State publication?

      Well that one is not edited. 🙂 but just what can we believe when they have the power.

      Still we are here now, and I think it does take time, for this CCP virus, to really show its hand.
      We are the petri dish, and seeing everything in real time, but many things are hidden, like the dud testing from China, showing up in Spain and in Czech Republic.
      https://ysb.co.nz/china-cannot-be-trusted-ever-again/#comment-62865

      So are they counted as tested? and how do the positives and negatives wash out?

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  16. That Christchurch massacre celebrations has a lot to answer for!
    The Comrade had to keep the borders open for all the fanboys to enter.

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  17. Andrew Neil posted a very good question on Twitter.
    Something the stats aren’t telling us is,

    How many have died, FROM the virus? and

    How many have died, WITH the virus?

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    • So in China good cops are joining citizens in their fight against bad cops and corrupt politicians.

      How different to the broken arse kiwis.

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      • Kea, China has many tribes and lots don’t like the ruling dynasty. Civil unrest is overdue.
        Xi has planted his most powerful in more top places including Hong Kong.
        Doesn’t auger well for them.

        The genie has pushed the lid up.

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  18. Sit rep Wellington:

    It’s grim comrades. The masses are huddled bleakly in the rain, for over an hour, in the breadlines. Only to find the bread is gone. Supermarkets are closing.

    Police are everywhere. Sternly surveying the scene for dissidents.

    Thanks to all those hysterical fucking imbeciles who bought into the hype over a plain old flu. They could not have done this without you halfwits.

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    • And it is only day 3, Kea.

      Do not fear Comrade Robertson in planning the new NZ economy post this virus.

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  19. This Chinese Coronavirus is trying to turn me into a leftie.
    It’s got me at home not working….
    Complaining about everything…
    waiting for my first relief payment

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  20. An interesting take on the origins of the Italian problems .

    A cut and paste from an Aussie site ;

    “Australians should be thankful to Lewis Hamilton’s stand against holding the F1 Grand Prix. I know he was not alone in recognising the risk but he was very vocal and influential in his view that it was too risky to hold it.

    It appears that a football match hosted in Milan was the main source of the rapid spread of the virus in both Italy and Spain:
    https://apnews.com/ae59cfc0641fc63afd09182bb832ebe2

    It was the biggest soccer game in Atalanta’s history and a third of Bergamo’s population made the short trip to Milan’s famed San Siro Stadium.

    Nearly 2,500 fans of visiting Spanish club Valencia also traveled to that Champions League match.

    More than a month later, experts are pointing to the Feb. 19 game as one of the biggest reasons why Bergamo has become one of the epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic — a “biological bomb” was the way one respiratory specialist put it — and why 35% of Valencia’s team became infected. “

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  21. All things bright and beautiful,
    All creatures great and small,
    All things wise and wonderful,
    the fucking Chinese ate them all.

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  22. Seems one of our neighbours was taken to hospital in the night with suspected Covid-19.
    I hear he’s been put on one of the new Dyson ventilators and is now picking up nicely…

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  23. That’s an amazing perspective of Earth’s place in our solar system Ed. Tiny little insignificant planet in the scheme of things. Thanks for posting.

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  24. Comrades
    Lend me your fingers

    Start writing emails to MPs
    Let them know of the stupidity

    Complain about the chaos of communication and stupidity of the lockdown.
    eight people in hospital
    There are more per day from road accidents WTF

    -No tradies allowed out to repair things that break
    -cant replace a broken Refrigerator or Freezer
    -if phone breaks down and only communications cant replace
    -what about urgent dental repairs

    -There has been no organisation and the poo lice have been given too many powers
    -A decent Govt would by now have set up a website where you can log in to register you are going to the supermarket
    Going to xxx supermarket commencing at yyyy time.
    This can be printed out or or sent to a phone/device like concert or airline tickets

    The reason this is not done is to give the cops more power as part of their trade off
    Why were the cops not investigating sexual assault cases in Parliament.
    Fair assumption: there was a trade-off the cops would get more powers
    This is it

    This is 1981 over again. Now they have guns instead of minto sticks
    while your guns are gone

    Write to your MP
    I have sent three letters this morning and will send 3 a day to different MPs over the next few days.
    Hit the National MPs hard
    Make them feel the pain
    Dont waste time with list idiots from Winston First and Green slime

    Select the National MP who is spokesman as justification for your email
    https://www.national.org.nz/team
    eg
    – J Collins spokesperson for Planning -there is no planning
    -G Brownlee as Shadow leader of the house – there is no leadership
    Todd McClay – for Small Business

    get in their face
    pass the pain

    For MPs I think Ed has a list;
    or one by one :-
    https://www.parliament.nz/en/get-involved/have-your-say/contact-an-mp/

    Get writing
    -vent
    -give examples of failure
    -ask why the borders were not closed three weeks ago and ask if this was because of Ardern’s March 15 vanity project
    -Ask why foreign people are being forced to stay here instead of being looked after by their own country
    -suggest people who chose to go overseas for whatever reason can stay there until we open up again

    get typing

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    • The blame lies squarley at Arderns feet. She cant make a decision on anything. She should have locked down the borders right from the get go. Silly little girl.

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  25. Coronavirus: We ‘tried our best’ to help renters, Ardern says, but still no payment holiday offered
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-we-tried-our-best-to-help-renters-ardern-says-but-still-no-payment-holiday-offered.html

    “And if arrears build up, evictions can occur for within a 60-day period of those of 60 days worth of arrears that we’ve tried our best to also protect them.”

    Pressed by host Simon Shepherd if that meant no rent holidays, she said “we’ve done our best to try and protect those who are in rentals”, putting trust in landlords and property managers to “pass on the compassion that they might be experiencing from their bank with mortgage holidays”.

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    • This where National ACT and their spokesman should step up, like saying that there will be rate relief for those land lords, so that some easement of rent may be possible.

      Can a land lord get interest relief from the bank, and be able to change the repayment schedules?
      Edit; I see that there can be a Mortgage Holiday.

      Same goes for insurance premiums.

      This should be a bread & butter issue for the opposition spokesman, and also be seen as contributing positively in this situation.

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      • Those mortage holidays should be avoided or only used as a last resort. The banks will still be charging interest.

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        • Yes & the interest will be compounding but if money is really tight it’s still a better bet than losing your house. Worth considering is that it is cheap money compared with personal loans, overdrafts or credit cards.

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    • Gosh they will only have the rates and the insurance to pay how wonderful for all landlords and the repairs when the tenants have wrecked the house. They are so very lucky aren’t they. The banks mortgage holiday will be great except you can bet there will be charges attached to the mortgage holiday. Bloody hell is she really that stupid?

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  26. now media question time RNZ but RNZ stops it side of broadcast 🙁

    That woman’s microphone should also be stepped to a better volume, or is it that many woman’s voices are really unsuitable for broadcasting?, as are some men.

    Bad enough to try & hear the question which is not miked, or quickly succinctly repeated.
    —————
    5 clusters so far

    Noted not as many cases,
    Too soon to really know if plateau of numbers, after 10 days maybe the end of that phase leveling off.

    This is where the journalists should be asking, where do those test kits come from?
    ….. Czech media has also reported problems with Chinese-made test kits, with an official claiming 80 per cent of results were flawed. …..
    https://ysb.co.nz/china-cannot-be-trusted-ever-again/#comment-62865

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  27. People huddle for hours in the rain to buy food, while others want for enough money to buy some.

    Meanwhile Ardern closed down butcher shops and green groceries, resulting in tons of food being thrown out. Millions of dollars worth from small businesses.

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    • We must remind the voters of this at every chance come election time. Fuck the stupid little Bitch.

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    • I haven’t been sleeping too well lately, for some reason, and I have been hearing very heavy, long trains rumbling through town in the wee small hours.
      They are not logging trains.
      I am going to investigate tonight.

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      • This reminds me when I was going on my big OE. Travelling on the Trans-siberian express from Nakhodka to Moscow. Travelling at night between the big cities was common. Once we were stopped at a siding for hours. Looking out the window I saw numerous troop trains with tanks, army trucks and passenger cabins. These trains had priority at night. This was in the midst of the cold war. 1977.

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        • Comrade Editor, the YSB commenteriat wishes to know more of your glorious tour of the magnificent socialist republic?

          In particular- Was this when you saw the wonders of the revolution and agreed to become a sleeper agent for Ardern?

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          • Comrades, why do you think I have such hatred for our supreme glorious leader. She has taken the limelight. The rest of us are left to make do with you lot. Not a very good reward after all the struggles we went through in the glory days of the revolution.
            Now back to work before I report you to glorious leader.

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            • Editovoski.
              I have only one jackboot.
              Keatrotski has the other.(Goh-Proh fitment)
              Permission to wear slippers and bunny rabbit costume so as to blend in with local fauna Redaktor ser.

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      • And from tomorrow’s news bulletins;

        Comrade Braybots nemesis has been disappeared following his attempts at espionage last night. All fresh patches of concrete in the vicinity of Molesworth St in Wellington don’t exist. Message ends. 🙂

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    • “The lockdown is set for 28 days, but it’s widely expected to last longer…”

      What are the possible scenarios?
      – After 28 days, Level 4 is reduced. (To what Level and for how long that Level is continued, who knows.)
      – After 28 days, Level 4 is continued.
      – Civil disobedience increases and something unforseen happens.

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      • My guess is after the 28 days we will be shunted to level 5.
        All dissidents will be rounded up, shipped and assembled at the lovely Tasman Pulp and Paper Plant to await instructions.
        Apparently, there is a severe shortage of tissue products.

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  28. According to a new post on KB the media are now going to be quite severely restricted –cannot have useless journalists moving around.
    Watch this space –the worm may turn. But then again most of them are so blinded by the fairy dust they will not question what it is about

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    • Makes perfect sense. They don’t have to move away from their desks to interview their laptops & printing Labour Party press releases verbatim doesn’t require travel.

      They could keep doing what they’ve done for the last 30 months from the comfort of their beds!

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      • I thought of this while out foraging today. I wondered if there would be a crack down on journalists traveling. Then I realised those favorable to the regime would be exempt.

        This is getting very dark very fast. Ardern won’t want to give this power up. Frankly I’m scared.

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    • I read it as only allowing daily newspapers and stopping periodicals. I am not OK with any media restriction and I need additional sources to the government to be satisfied the story is OK. The Opposition in Parliament is more important than ever. Hopefully the affected media step up and resist this dictate.

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    • Having thought about this some more I think this might be just a shot across the bows of the media. “Keep with the program or we will get you !!!” As Pete says it is a limited crack down at this stage. But we will see.

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  29. “Covid 19 coronavirus: Ashley Bloomfield is finally having a day off”
    Well done that man. A well deserved rest.
    Now there is an example of an excellent communicator. Totally outshines #commsgirl. I don’t know why people think she’s a great communicator. She has struggles with the language, as well as truthiness.

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  30. The rumours were right. Triumphant Trump.

    From a reluctant retard Bloomberg reporter.

    In 2008 when something similar was done, it was on a smaller scale. Since few understood it, the Bush and Obama administrations ceded total control of those acronym programs to then-Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. He unwound them at the first available opportunity. But now, 12 years later, we have a much better understanding of how they work. And we have a president who has made it very clear how displeased he is that central bankers haven’t used their considerable power to force the Dow Jones Industrial Average at least 10,000 points higher, something he has complained about many times before the pandemic hit.

    To put it bluntly, the Fed isn’t allowed to do any of this. The central bank is only allowed to purchase or lend against securities that have government guarantee. This includes Treasury securities, agency mortgage-backed securities and the debt issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. An argument can be made that can also include municipal securities, but nothing in the laundry list above.

    So how can they do this? The Fed will finance a special purpose vehicle (SPV) for each acronym to conduct these operations. The Treasury, using the Exchange Stabilization Fund, will make an equity investment in each SPV and be in a “first loss” position. What does this mean? In essence, the Treasury, not the Fed, is buying all these securities and backstopping of loans; the Fed is acting as banker and providing financing. The Fed hired BlackRock Inc. to purchase these securities and handle the administration of the SPVs on behalf of the owner, the Treasury.

    In other words, the federal government is nationalizing large swaths of the financial markets. The Fed is providing the money to do it. BlackRock will be doing the trades.

    This scheme essentially merges the Fed and Treasury into one organization. So, meet your new Fed chairman, Donald J. Trump.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/feds-cure-risks-being-worse-110052807.html

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      • Nope.
        He is very safe.
        His job was to use his business nouse in identifying a weakness and exploiting it.
        The weakness was Fort Knox.
        I’ll download the official docs tomorrow for everyone.

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  31. How do visiting boaties to remote Great Barrier during the lockdown access a supermarket without probably disrupting the locals food supply? It is a number of years since we visited GB but it was quite simple living back then. Does GB now have large supermarkets?

    Great Barrier Island residents angry at boaties using island as holiday resort during lockdown
    Some residents on Auckland’s Great Barrier Island say visiting boaties moored up in harbours there during the coronavirus lockdown are treating it like a holiday park, flouting distancing rules and using up valuable resources.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/great-barrier-island-residents-angry-boaties-using-holiday-resort-during-lockdown

    One local – who wished to remain anonymous – told 1 NEWS they saw around 45 boats moored up in Smokehouse Bay after the lockdown period began.

    The resident says many of the boaties are coming ashore, and at Smokehouse Bay they witnessed their kids playing on playgrounds while the adults socialised, ignoring the Government’s social distancing rules.

    “One local had a confrontation with a boatie at Port Fitzroy, who told him to f off,” the person living in Great Barrier Island’s north told 1 NEWS.

    The resident has concerns for the local infrastructure, especially if people get sick on the island where there is only one medical centre in Claris.

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  32. Friend with an English travel refugee staying with her during the lockdown tells me there are 6000 British visitors wanting to be repatriated home. My friend was putting her overstayer to work in the garden today.

    Those stranded in Peru, South America have just been removed from a flight due to fly back to NZ via Australia. Aus won’t allow the connecting flight across the Tasman.

    Eight Air New Zealand staff test positive for coronavirus
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/multiple-air-new-zealand-staff-test-positive-coronavirus?auto=6142935861001

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    • ……”there are 6000 British visitors wanting to be repatriated home”……

      They should give the smelly soap dodgers a few tents in a well fenced off part of Waiouru & leave them to it.

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      • Who gives a toss what pommy pricks want. Let the smug pricks rot.

        I can’t stand poms. They don’t fit in and assimilate.

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        • The one’s I remember were union men to the core & their sole contribution to the running of NZ was “all oooot brothers”.

          The worst was the union delegate in our yard. Smelly, workshy little bastard managed to get three goons to give me a hiding behind the trades hall once & was forced to spend the rest of his malodorous life staying out of my way, not always successfully.

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          • Ah so you’re familiar with the species then.

            I’m an egalitarian. They are a class based people. Treacherous back stabbers they are too.

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            • It was far worse than you think Kea. After their attempt to get me to go along with the group think he had his smelly wife & her mates approach my wife & threatened her & our kids if I didn’t pull my head in.

              Then, as far as I was concerned, it was personal & it was war. In the end he couldn’t take the beatings & fucked off. No-one should have to go through the sort of shit the fucking poms tried on in NZ.

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        • How very dare you.I can drink as much as the next man and I even smack my wife round.Don’t assimilate indeed…

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  33. Day 3 status report:

    Deaths: 0
    Mortality: 0
    Hysteria: 201% +

    No ones dead in spite of one patient being critically ill before catching the virus.

    Huge queues at supermarkets for those lucky enough to have money. Food banks are emptying rapidly.

    I predict widespread starvation by week 3.

    Ardern ordered all vegetable, bakery and butchers shops to destroy their food. Because supermarkets sell similar items. [Source: official govt Covid-19 info page]

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    • We can see the WW1 phrase – Lions led by donkeys – being relevant here

      12 in hospital yet mass hysteria

      We actually have good primary care in NZ with free dentistry to 18 yo and free doctors visits to 13 yo
      This pays dividends.
      NZ barely was touched by the 2018 flu that badly hit australia UK and USA

      This is political not medical

      Note the second tie in with Govt/supermarkets.
      The removal of plastic bags was a play to the Govt to save them costs and increase revenue by selling bags that many people forget.
      Those Hectors dolphins must be pissed off they were used so blatantly !

      Aussie businesses play dirty. Very dirty.
      Countdown is Aussie owned.
      Corruption from that source would not surprise me.

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  34. US doctor releases scans of lungs ravaged by coronavirus as warning to others

    Health officials in the US have released a 3D video showing how Covid-19’s damaging the lungs of a generally healthy 59-year-old man with high blood pressure.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/us-doctor-releases-scans-lungs-ravaged-coronavirus-warning-others?auto=6145379664001

    The lungs are in translucent blue with areas marked in yellow representing the infected and inflamed parts of the organ.

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      • You betcha.
        Dear Vaticronies,
        Naaska has been a good boy and wants a crack at being the head Honcho.
        Cheers,
        B.Nemesis.
        Current CEO of Daffy’s Dynamite Dahlias.
        Howzat?

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    • It’s a tragic combination of low intelligence and ignorance. (At least an intelligent person would seek more information to overcome their ignorance.)

      It’s the same kind of low intelligence and ignorance that leads a man to drink a bottle of medicine (to be taken over 7 days, as directed) in a single day, so that he can “get better quicker” but with the result that he simply poisons himself.

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        • Wai Gurl.
          These people have heard a piece of the truth and gone all out on the skull and bones remedy.
          I have been researching quite a bit of late and this may help people understand the precarious nature of “cures”

          Coronavirus: Its Weapon And Its Achilles Heel – Phospholipase A2 (PLA2)

          The enzyme phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is one of the most important enzymes involved in the destruction of life by microorganisms and venomous animals such as snakes, wasps, spiders, and bees. Some viruses produce their own PLA2 while the corona virus family hijacks the PLA2 of the cells they are infecting to increase the replication of virus particles.

          https://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/upcoming-webinars/2020/3/pla2?rq=coronavirus

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    • Moozlems huh.
      Drinking a glass of wine is evil but drinking industrial grade alcohol is an option.

      That’s a weird rulebook!

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  35. The urgency of going and being tested for CCP virus.

    ….. the Audi allegedly accelerated away at speed, travelling at no less than 120km/h in a signposted 50km/h zone, …..
    …… allegedly seen disobeying a red traffic signal at the intersection of Mimosa Road before crossing unbroken lines to overtake a vehicle and turn right into Macquarie Street.
    After allegedly failing to stop at a stop sign, …..

    https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/news/news_article?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGZWJpenByZC5wb2xpY2UubnN3Lmdvdi5hdSUyRm1lZGlhJTJGODM5MDUuaHRtbCZhbGw9MQ%3D%3D

    It appears the policeman was not so helpful in assisting her, well the ground was a detour, and it resulted in even another CCP virus test had to be done.
    STOP BEHAVING LIKE ANIMALS
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4RGDteuJXo&feature=youtu.be
    1 minute 35 seconds. : Mar 27, 2020
    Note it was 1 of her friends that did the filming and it was said the policeman was far too rough & violent to her.

    So I suppose it is now a self-isolate for that patience police man.
    and that poor woman is said to be suffering from PTSD and depression. 🙁
    What games we bring upon ourselves, so that all out comes can be equal.

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  36. The only way to pull off a lockdown afternoon ‘quickie’ with their 8-year old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony with a Mars Bar and tell him to report on all the street activities.
    He began his commentary as his parents put their plan into operation:
    ‘There’s a car being towed from the car park,’ he shouted.
    ‘An ambulance just drove by!’
    ‘Looks like the Andersons have company,’ he called out.
    ‘Matt’s out on his bike and his mum is telling him off’
    ‘Looks as if the Sanders are going into full isolation!’
    ‘Jason has had his skate board taken off him
    After a few moments he announced, ‘The Coopers are shagging!!’
    Startled, his mum and dad shot up in bed!

    Dad cautiously called out,
    ‘How do you know that?’

    ‘Jimmy Coopers on his balcony with a Mars Bar’.

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  37. As Minister of Culture and Heritage, the Prime Minister Ardern has raised the red flag!

    a ruling from their regulators at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage which has excluded non-daily print media from publishing through the level four lockdown ……
    ……. most concerning area of publishing to be impacted is community newspapers. ……
    ……. decision was made without any consultation, …….

    Is this another captain’s Ardern hijabi adhan?
    Can she say she had no part or did not know of this?
    https://thespinoff.co.nz/business/28-03-2020/magazines-and-community-papers-arent-an-essential-service-leaving-some-small-towns-and-elderly-without-news/

    Is this a message to the journalists, that the agenda has to be more tightly controlled as the only way out will be some “bail out”, that is some controlling money source from the government to keep the remainder afloat.

    So some of the smaller papers have to shut down.
    Will they ever be able to recover?

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  38. Where is the out cry, the questions, from those wonderful impartial journalists?
    When will Ardern front publicly, but I guess the interviewer will pull their punches, as more than likely there will be a tub of money for the media coming up soon, like Trudeau is doing with Canadian media, plus bringing in a licencing system for all media.

    Also noting it seems the only announcement came through the spinoff and no mention on Saturday from RNZ , Stuff, News Hub , or NZ Herald sites..
    So sneaking through on the down low, and trying not to ruffle things, as the rest of those publishers see it benefiting themselves
    ———————-

    Taking their time, getting the same story in line for Sunday, well hahaa,

    Found sneaky Stuff interviews itself, in this article on how it does the news for this lock down, then it slips in this shut down.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120623309/stuffs-newspapers–keeping-you-informed-and-entertained-amid-covid19

    Then twitter has a mention and some comments
    https://twitter.com/MediawatchNZ/status/1243701041075372032

    It is the community paper that many take notice of for the hatches, matches and dispatches.

    Then there are the notifications, just for your area, like fire bans being lifted or a change in water restrictions.

    If this CCP virus gets into the swing of its kill rate, then many will not be wanting to read through the screes in the big papers, but more easy to see if it is their neighbour, just a few streets away taken by the Chinese Communist Party’s virus.

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