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  1. Well, before I drag my old drunken arse off to bed..I must say, I could not think of a better place to be in lock down.

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    • Speaking of bed, every morning when I open my eyes I can almost hear “I Got You Babe.”
      The sun is streaming in and everyday seems exactly the same as the day before.
      It’s like a string of endless Sundays…

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        • Not to worry fellow comrades! After a few days of isolation I have now come to the conclusion that I love big brother or in this case the deity known as princess chompers and her trusted side kick Mike “don’t fuck with me I’m the great enforcer Bush” Other wise known around our way as Field Marshal Flange. This revelation could also be caused by drinking too early in the morning.

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  2. The scientist leading the South Korean fight against the China virus has stated “some patients that recover completely from China virus have a non contact reinfection within 5 to 7 days , fffuuuuccckkk.
    Professor Kim Woo_Ju , Professor / infectious Diseases Korea university college of medicine ,28/3/20.
    Stock up on the liquor people,four weeks isn’t going to do it .
    If you cant stock up make friends with Mike Hunty because it appears he has a huge supply,LOL( any chance of a contact address Mikey) ?? LOL again.

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  3. Ardern should have huge advertising campaigns in China,Italy,Spain, Iran, etc etc saying “come to N Z our borders are still open”. FFS.

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  4. Hitchens makes a compelling plea for sanity in the UK

    I believe we are going to see an increasing groundswell of contrary voices declaiming the insane approach being used by many government’s to deal with the Chinese Virus. Peter Hitchens words are hard to disagree with if one takes off one’s sheeple glasses and thinks for oneself about what is going on around us – his words fit even better in NZ where it seems our government has gone full-retard at every step of handling the Chinese Virus.

    In particular, I liked the analogy Hitchens uses for our Government, which he likens to …

    a doctor, confronted with a patient suffering from pneumonia. ‘This is serious,’ says the doctor. ‘I have never seen anything like this. Unless I act radically, you will die terribly.’

    He then proposes to treat the pneumonia by amputating the patient’s left leg, saying this method has been used successfully in China. The trusting patient agrees. The patient eventually recovers from pneumonia, as he would have done anyway. The doctor proclaims that his treatment, though undoubtedly painful and radical, was a great success. But the patient now has only one leg, and a very large hospital bill which he cannot afford to pay.

    In these times of wall-to-wall fake news and scaremongering, we know sanity is heavily suppressed, but I hope that gradually the few rational voices (Trump – we cannot let the cure be worse than the disease, Ellers – a few days back and Hitchens – yesterday) will grow from a murmer to a rumble and finally to a roar that punishes all the nutbars (like those in our current government) who abused their power so egregiously.

    The overreach is staggering, I hope the reaction from the voting public will be commensurate.

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    • Hmm – first time I’ve used [blockquote] on here – I didn’t expect it to go red like a hyperlink – normally just offsets. Sorry if it seems a bit ‘shouty’.

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      • Occasionally the red suits, like when I said that Cultural Minister Ardern had raised the Red Flag by stopping all Community Papers, and only the Daily ‘Adhan’ Papers to continue.
        https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-348/#comment-63081

        Other times I use italics, as Ed was not so happy when it did the red flag last year.
        Do not want Ed, playing with background code, as too many hiccups could lead to a great burning up fever.
        It is all running well, and is now an “essential service”, and now enjoyable.
        Thanks ED,

        ————-
        We need that Doctor, he seems to know what he is doing, by cutting off the “left leg” That patient also knew it was good as then it would with out doubt make him more alt right.
        The supply problem of having too many right foot shoes will now be solved. 🙂
        The lesson will be learnt, not to bet your right testicle. 🙂
        ———-
        Hat, coat, door ……. 🙁

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        • There was much bitching (from myself included) when Ed decided to use Ardern Red as his blockquote and link colour. He’s unrepentant though and maybe a bit of a closet Ferrari fan?

          🙂

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          • A full on red Republican fan, certainly the MAGA version! 🙂

            He seemed to be impressed with the power out put of his camper van; so long as he does not drive it full on. believing he can match the skills of a racing F1 Ferrari driver.
            One could let him take out of the closet that souvenir Ferrari fan drivers suit, put on & wear, so long as the keys are removed of any vehicle around. 🙂

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          • If that’s all you have to bitch about, things must be sweet under lock down at your place.
            My favorite colour is blue but red stands out better.

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    • A colleague posted yesterday:

      It is as if all the countries are sick and we left the dads in charge. Only NZ has a mom in charge, who makes us healthy chicken soup

      I started to explain that the bobble-headed showpony is the reason we’re in this fucking mess, but he was having none of it.

      A friend shared an article about how great her communication skills are (According to John Key). I don’t think he realises that it’s not exactly praise; but a beautifully veiled condemnation of what she’s doing wrong.

      You won’t convince the sheeple that she’s not brilliant.

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  5. Meanwhile, reality bites for vapid ex-Royal couple

    Apparently dumb-as-a-bag of hammers ginga ex-Prince Harry and his golddigger soon to be ex-wife have moved to LA – who could have predicted that move?

    Having moved to Trudeau’s progressive paradise in Canada as they set-up their “progressive new role for the royalty” they came crashing into reality as Harry realised for the first time ever that there was this thing called taxes that all of us not on the Royal tit have to pay – the double whammy is that Canada – being the progressive, socialist nirvana they sought desperately sought – has taxes up the wazoo!

    Hysterically, the ex-Royals now have moved to evil, lower tax Trumpland.

    So typically of the modern progressive chardonnay socialist types – they can’t match their preaching to their behaviour. Seems like Harry is a capitalist running dog after all.

    I don’t think Meghan needs Harry for much longer – he’s a gauche ginga with no real employment prospects. She’s got the fame boost that her flash-in-the-pan career needed, she used her casting couch skills to boost her future earnings exponentially and Harry is now nothing more than a fairly unattractive sea anchor. Ba-bye Harry – inside of 3 years.

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    • I am expecting news any day now that Sparkles has tested positive for the celebrity version of CCP virus, you know the one that has hardly any symptoms but allows for much publicity about self isolation and preaching about hand washing. Actually I’m amazed Cindy hasn’t come down with it yet.

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    • The dumb Ginga may not know that if he takes out USA citizenship then he will be subject to world wide tax on his income.

      IRS are pretty solid at enforcing that.

      His tax free stipend in the UK will then be taxable in the USA and trying to move cash as ‘loans’ will be stomped on and taxed.

      That gezzer is so daft as he waddles about with a ring through his nose.

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  6. D P , anybody with a pulse could see what that POS bitch was up to, she must have been horrified when it dawned on her that she was never going to be a princess.
    A guts full of arms and legs from dozy Harry was her aim and he’s served his purpose and will soon be jettisoned into royal obscurity like Andrew and Anne.
    My guess is she’ll go nowhere either,maybe doing TV adds like Susan Paul.

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  7. This when Ardern who claimed the strictest and toughest rules, but refused to look around and out the window.

    ….. Daily Mail Australia found the cruise ship is responsible for at least 227 cases across the country, ……
    ….. More than 130 of those aboard the Ruby Princess have now tested positive to COVID-19, making it the single greatest source of infections in Australia since the outbreak began. …..
    ……. Cruise ships have been an obvious potential source of infected coronavirus arrivals since the Diamond Princess was quarantined off the coast of Japan in February. ……

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8162455/Almost-500-people-diagnosed-coronavirus-Australia-contracted-deadly-infection-cruise.html

    The Ruby Princess also had 100s of people ill on the previous voyage, and that was kept hidden.
    Yet the media are still spouting adhans, across the land, as they pull down a burka of censorship over every one else, by their inane feelz questioning, as they bow down, but not getting to the actual issues so that good decisions can be made.

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    • Run it up on the beach and scrap it!
      I ain’t going cruising on it!
      You watch they will try and flog it off and rename it!

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      • A home for the homeless, and all the do gooders can man the kitchens & do the laundrey etc…

        Just sail a bit over the horizon, so that Ardern can look out of the window and not be reminded how these travel related CCP virus flew & sailed around the most strictest border controls in the world. 🙁

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  8. “Jacinda Ardern adds toilet training to the mix at home amidst coronavirus lockdown”

    Bloody hell, she’s incontinent as well as incompetent.

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    • I suspect you can’t – will have a nosy around.

      * Looks like PBTech is shutdown unless you’re essential
      * Maybe overseas options?

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      • Thanks for checking Pascal.
        I would’ve thought that this would be an essential service. If my computer goes down, I’m screwed.

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        • I was thinking the same thing. All these people working from home, suddenly on one device – there is a risk there. I’ve got 9 in the house and 4 in my office so figure I’m okay 🙂

          What do you need?

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          • Printer ink is all at the mo, and I can do without it. So I’m fine for now. But need to work out what to do if I have problems. I contract offshore, so can’t go raid the mother ship.

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            • Ha, ran out of black.
              Pain in the arse.
              Not that I need a lot but do need some.
              Just sen the postie go down the road. Maybe be able to order some from the warehouse or somewhere.

              Trademe and neighbourly market place are essnetially shut. FB market place still going.

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  9. In one of my above comments I mentioned about not betting a testicle.
    For the younger ones read this, as that is what you may be betting.

    Though still preliminary and not peer reviewed, the study is the first clinical observation of the potential impact of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, on the male reproductive system, especially among younger groups. …..
    …… median age of the participants was 38 and roughly 90 per cent of them had only mild symptoms…….
    ……. A low T/LH ratio can be a sign of hypogonadism, which in men is a malfunction of the testicles …..
    …… Common symptoms of hypogonadism in men include abnormally large breasts and erectile dysfunction. ……
    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/wuhan-doctors-plan-long-term-095617303.html

    Darwin at work, hmmm.

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    • I have always thought that a disease that works on the reproductive system is the best way of reducing the human population. Dan Brown’s idea in “Inferno” was good. This present CCP virus seems more designed to destroy economies rather than to reduce human population which is why it seems more likely to have been developed as a weapon rather than a means of population control.

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      • If you are correct Alice, then why did the Chinese release the DNA/RNA information very early on ? If it was manufactured, then it could have been by someone / organisation outside China. Great conspiracy and fodder for an author in the near future.

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  10. 500 per year in New Zealaand, as a comparison. That is more than 1 per day. Compared to … erm … 1 for somebody infected with Covid-19 who died from underlying conditions?

    I am looking forward to years in lockdown as we combat flu.

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  11. Something to watch that has nothing to do with CV-19.

    Adam Andrzejewski is the founder and CEO of openthebooks.com, the world’s largest database of public sector spending, whether at the federal, state, or local level.
    – Speaks at Hillsdale College

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQDEDR0JXdE
    | The Depth of the Swamp
    54mins

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  12. Coronavirus: new Covid-19 cluster identified in Matamata
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120660111/coronavirus-new-covid19-cluster-identified-in-matamata

    The Waikato District Health Board confirmed to Stuff on Sunday it had identified 15 cases in a cluster in Matamata and several others who are closely connected are awaiting test results.

    Three Matamata eateries have confirmed on social media that staff have tested positive for Covid-19 with one person from Matamata currently in Waikato Hospital.

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    • So, rather than set up a testing point in Matamata they set one up at Te Aroha, 33 kilometres away. A humourist would never ever think of that.
      The Matamata cases seem to be from one social event, but pursuant to the Privacy Act, that social event cannot be named. Is this all a media beat up or is it serious? I think it is serious and in a serious manner there is no place for Privacy Act restrictions.

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      • “So, rather than set up a testing point in Matamata they set one up at Te Aroha, 33 kilometres away. A humourist would never ever think of that.”

        That’s brilliant as nobody is allowed to travel so those who could be infected in Matamata cannot travel to be tested. Un-F’n believeable.

        I heard on Magic Radio the ministry processing business funding for CV19 have removed their phone number from their website so no one can phone them to have concerns answered!

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  13. The Moguls, the Hollywood stars, the super wealthy and the most financially blessed are tweeting to the world their concern for the victims of a pandemic sweeping the world and in support they will donate……………crickets.

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    • As an addendum,
      Elton John and a whole bunch of zero talent singers are doing live concerts from their homes.
      In return YOU are get to donate to the relief fund, yes YOU.
      What a lovely bunch of egotistical feral s, trying to stay relevant.
      Frivolous narcissism

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      • How wonderful that EJ has recovered from his ‘walking pneumonia’.
        Would anyone have tested him for WuFlu?

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    • Posted last night.
      SC and those Aussies will all be tied up in self isolation.

      Not long ago there were a few volunteers clinging to a ship oil rig that could be quite helpful, Not. 🙁

      Captain’s hijabi adhan will soon be howling in the wind with the “jinns” from winter soon enough as these repairs etc, was all planned, considering the possibilities and consequences, that is more than just being a prediction!

      signalled a two-week shutdown of Pohokura’s onshore processing plant in late March.[2020 now] ……
      ……
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      “It is, however, possible that the inspection may identify remedial action that requires offshore outages in order to undertake the work,” ……
      …… “The exact duration and timing of any offshore shutdown periods will remain subject to the final plan meeting regulatory requirements, as well as operational and weather-related impacts.”
      .
      …… Reduced gas supplies – due to a series of planned and unplanned shutdowns at Pohokura and other fields in the past 18 months – have kept average wholesale electricity prices above $100 a megawatt-hour for most of the past year. ……
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      March-quarter [2020 now] electricity futures prices are also high due to maintenance work planned by Transpower on the high-voltage link across Cook Strait early next year. That will reduce capacity on the link – which usually delivers power to the North Island – by a third to a half from January through to early February. [hopefully all that work is completed now] ……

      22nd October 2019
      http://www.sharechat.co.nz/article/740b2126/omv-plans-further-maintenance-at-pohokura.html
      An interesting read.

      Surely this industry can not be an “essential” after being told to wind down by Ardern’s adhan or does she point a bony finger at some minister to make an exemption while side stepping her adhans?

      14-day self isolation coronavirus travel restrictions plays havoc with their ability to work
      https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120367626/coronavirus-oil-and-gas-industry-workers-and-the-impact-of-selfisolation-restrictions
      The job looks like it will certainly take longer, and it may well be as Stigie mentioned, repairs, further inspections, may extend this shut down.

      Only small plus, but 100% negative to NZ on the whole, is that there should be spare electricity capacity, as much of NZ is shut down?

      A shortfall of gas will certainly get some pitchforks out to be heated.
      Electricity problems will galvanize the rest.

      Has another order for coal been put in for Huntly? 🙂
      Would that nice man in Australia sell some our way, probably much cleaner than that Indonesian coal. 🙂

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      • Well to be fair all those businesses who use gas are mostly shut down so the use will be way below normal.

        Don’t get your tits in a tangle just yet. Maybe when we all go back to work.

        She is going to cave in on the halal butchers and possibly bakeries.
        The truckers can now buy coffee and have a pee.
        And she wants to open shops for Easter but none but her is allowed to speak tothe media.

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        • none but her is allowed to speak to the media.
          So she finally managed to find a way to silence Winston Peters & Shane Jones. hmmm.
          The ‘adhan’ has been called, so now all in unison & no dissent.

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          • Yep and Hosking not allowed to talk to ILG re immigration, visas, and all the fruit that needs picking.
            And where on earth is the minister of health? He should be front and center.
            And where’s the bloody DPM? Or has Winston got the bot?
            The whole government seems to be in witless protection except for #commsgirl, who fronts and smiles, and tells us what she’s been told to tell us.

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  14. German State Finance Minister Found Dead

    According to media in the state of Hesse, the 54-year-old regularly appeared in public in recent days, for example, to inform the public about financial assistance during the coronavirus crisis. Schäfer had been finance minister of Hesse for almost 10 years

    The state premier of Hesse, Volker Bouffier, said in a statement Saturday that the state’s leadership has received the news with “sadness and disbelief.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/german-state-finance-minister-found-dead

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    • I mentioned the other day (I forget if it was on here) that we should take careful note of the suicide statistics over the coming months, they are likely to show a very significant increase.

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        • Wasn’t it JAG for zero road deaths; and bobble head for zero suicides (and all children happy with free ice cream; no obesity; no pain from teething; no beatings; and unlimited Govt supplied unicorns to ride)

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        • The suicide prevention office is tasked with taking any untimely demise from the suicide column to the voluntary euthanasia column.
          There.
          Problem fixed.

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  15. Coronavirus: New Plymouth freedom campers rounded up and forced to comply with lockdown
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2020/03/coronavirus-new-plymouth-freedom-campers-rounded-up-and-forced-to-comply-with-lockdown.html

    On Sunday, it closed 14 car parks at reserves, parks and beaches – including those which provide options for freedom campers. The closures are in part to provide freedom campers with a safe haven but also to discourage people gathering at popular recreational spots.

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  16. Here’s Cindy “reiderading”…

    ‘Devastating milestone’ of country’s first Covid-19 death shows importance of taking lockdown seriously – Ardern

    Less than 24 hours after the country’s first death due to coronavirus was announced the Prime Minister is again reiterating how the sad news reinforces the need for all New Zealanders to take the lockdown restrictions seriously.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/devastating-milestone-countrys-first-covid-19-death-shows-importance-taking-lockdown-seriously-ardern?auto=6145574729001

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    • Yet Clarke Gayford has been bragging that he is ‘off for a fish’…
      Amazing how quiet the Media have been on this appalling double standard…(Yet crucifying many other people who break the rules)

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      • ……‘off for a fish’……

        Much as I despise the attention seeking narcissist it depends on where he’s fishing. According to our masters, surfcasting is good but fishing off a boat is bad. Yet yesterday in our part of the Far North the bay was full of kahawai & seven members of our beloved Tangata Whenua fishing from kayaks. This while Hone is manning the blockades further down SH1.

        Go figure.

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  17. How China, The WHO, The CDC and the Mainstream Media Worked Together to Create the Greatest Pandemic Hysteria in World History

    Initially it was a curious case but soon the media began reporting incidents of people dying in the streets and a healthcare system totally overwhelmed. (The media never told you that the health care in Wuhan is third world with very few facilities and doctors.) Stories of crematoriums working overtime were reported.

    But was this all a set up by the Chinese as was warned twenty years ago? The China economy was in shambles after its own overbuilding and faulty financial reporting. The Trump policies also made a huge impact on an already collapsing economy. Was the coronavirus a means to fight back?

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/03/how-china-the-who-the-cdc-and-the-mainstream-media-worked-together-to-create-the-greatest-pandemic-hysteria-in-world-history/

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    • The reward of voting Labour, and to then subtlety remind them, that other Parties would soon sort that practice out.
      So remember who to vote for, and support this Labour Party to keep receiving, by spreading & responding to the adhan, in how well this has been handled in all those blog, paper comments etc.. so your reward may long continue. 🙁

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    • This message from school had me saying things that are not Christian:

      “A huge thanks to all our wonderful teachers who have been supporting online learning and facilitating some awesome learning experiences online. You are all super stars! “

      At intermediate level it appears most learning is internet based.
      Exactly what is different is a mystery to me.
      Non-student contact time has increased massively, teachers are sent home on full pay and that makes them superstars?
      Gee, there aren’t many barriers to entry of that particular club.

      The only thing stopping this bunch of piss-takers from declaring they need another teacher only day is inability to engage a well catered venue to hold it at. Watch for the notices first week back.

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  18. Coronavirus: Rapid testing could bring towns out of lockdown, importer claims
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-rapid-testing-could-bring-towns-out-of-lockdown-importer-claims.html

    The head of a Queenstown-based stem cell company says she offered the Government access to rapid testing kits for COVID-19, but was rebuffed.

    “We presented our proposal to the Government last Sunday night… The reply we got back from the Government was that they are bolstering their PCR capability, they are buying more machines, opening more labs and training more personnel. This is going to take time.”

    – More COL working parties to report back before doing anything then?

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  19. My therapist told me that a great way to let go of your anger is to write letters to people you hate and then burn them. I did that and I feel much better but I am wondering do I keep the letters.?

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  20. Why are the Labour Party still peddling cutesy stories of ‘Baby Neve’ to the Media?
    Are we in a State of Emergency or not?????

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  21. Just over a year ago, long before the term coronavirus had entered our collective vocabularies, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that in just a few short weeks of the 2018-19 winter season, the flu had sickened between 6 million and 7 million Americans. About half of those had gone to the doctor for help. Somewhere between 69,000 and 84,000 had been hospitalized. The good news, the CDC announced, was that it wasn’t nearly as severe as the year before.

    The previous year, 2018, the CDC reported 49 million Americans had been sickened by the flu. 960,000 were hospitalized and over 80,000 ended up dead. You read that right, in 2018 over 80,00 people died from the flu in the United States.

    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/9/coronavirus-stop-the-hysteria/

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    • Granted, since that was written 20 days ago the number of infected have grown from 500 to 103,000+ but I agree with you in principle. The global shutdown is actually not the right option; we should be smarter about it.

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  22. This week’s challenge is to try and see if we can do something about the Government’s messaging.

    Forget the whole issue around what’s local, and how far you can drive to a park. The Government, in yet another example of how this whole thing is highly political, is controlling the messages you hear on any given day.

    We have been looking to get Iain Lees-Galloway on the radio show for most of last week – he is not allowed to speak to us.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12320776

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is not a Government festooned with great talent. A lot of these ministers under other governments would barely be making the tea, far less have a portfolio.

    Been all to obvious and the telly has got sucked into the game.

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  23. Aus asking the same questions we are:
    Sky News host Sharri Markson says as an Island nation the Australian borders could have closed earlier than were done which would have in turn “saved many lives”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhDPgpW1uhY
    Coronavirus ‘has a passport’ which Australia ‘let in through air and sea’

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  24. Thought I’d make my way down to vagabond central.
    Various outcasts scattered around the place.
    Shop store fronts adorned with placards stating their desire to sell jack shit.
    Observation:
    Of the 12 or so so loiterers, five were staring at the seagulls and pigeons that were pecking away at the earth and preening.

    The avian creatures of habit were anticipating a feed, or probably just anything so they could burst into the chaotic scavenge mode they have been so well trained to do.

    No luck for the birdies sorry, shops are shut, they’ll have to fend for themselves, like they used to, before some people thought it was a good idea to feed them on the doorsteps of eateries.

    The other seven zombies were different somehow.
    A car pulled up outside the chemist. An elderly lady attempted to extricate herself from the car, but her fastened seat belt wasn’t having a bar of it.
    Eventually, she set herself free and proceeded to round up the aimless 7.
    They, from what I could gauge, were ex-druggies, mentally impaired and alcoholics. No masks, no gloves…no hope.
    The Pharmacy was their lifeline.
    Sad.
    With incoherent mumbling, they limply resisted the corralling, in an attempt to say no, when in reality, they meant yes.

    No luck for the outcasts sorry, pharmacy is shut, they’ll have to fend for themselves, like they used to before some people thought it was a good idea to medicate them on the doorsteps of chemists.

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        • From what I could make out, she was taking one at a time, back to their lodgings.
          She would probably stop by an open dispensary, in an attempt to get their medications.
          I scanned the internet on my phone to search for local dispensaries that would be open.
          This might end up being less than desirable for the undesirables.
          I am imagining all sorts of events being silenced by the media, should these people not receive their fix.

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    • You raise a very good question though.

      What has happened to all the people homeless on the streets?
      What has happened to all the families squeezing 10 people into a car?

      Our media surely found them at the previous election; but now when they are the governments’ risk factor for this virus they don’t exist. No political gain for Jacinda Ardern in them, I suspect.

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  25. Centuries-old rule that could see Prince Harry return to the UK after move
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12320726

    In 1911, King George V created what are known as Counsellors of State. While the exact model for how this works was tweaked in 1937 after the abdication crisis, the idea is the same: If the Queen (or King) cannot undertake their official duties due to illness or because they are overseas, two or more Counsellors can be appointed to carry out some of the duties of the Sovereign such as signing documents, appointing judges, receiving new Ambassadors and preside over Privy Council meetings.

    As per the current rules, the Counsellors of State have to be appointed from a specific group which is made up of the Queen’s husband and the first four people in the line of succession who are of the age of majority (in this instance 21). Thus the current roster of possible appointees is Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince and the Duke of York.

    While the Queen is in fine fettle and remains in contact with her aides and the government via Skype and all manner of modern telecommunications, the reason Counsellors of State are appointed when she goes overseas is to provide a physical presence of the monarchy.

    Given Her Majesty looks set to stay sequestered inside Windsor Castle walls, there is the possibility that she could look to her Counsellors of State to provide this while she is unable to.

    And this is where we get to Harry because there needs to be a minimum of two Counsellors appointed. William would be a given and the next most obvious candidate would be none other than the Duke of Sussex, giving rise to the possibility that he could be called on to return to the UK to fulfil this essential constitutional role.

    (Yes, Harry may no longer be a working royal but still very much a contender, from a legal and logical standpoint, to be a Counsellor. He would become ineligible if there ever comes a day when he is no longer officially domiciled in the UK.)

    Sure, this might only all be hypothetical but coronavirus has already breached Palace gates, with a Buckingham Palace aide testing positive while the Queen was still in residence. And yes, the very notion of Counsellors of State might sound like nothing more than some sort of arcane monarchical hangover, they are a very necessary cog keeping the wheels of the British political system turning especially during such a time of uncertainty.

    “There have been occasions when legislation urgently requires royal assent,” Craig Prescott, Centre for parliament and Public Law, The University of Winchester, has written.

    “There is a small, but genuine risk that the non-availability of Counsellors of State could impede the operation of the constitution.”

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  26. The cherry trees are blossoming in Tokyo. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has closed some of the more famous cherry tree-viewing walks to prevent large crowds from gathering.
    The back alley bars are still open for business, but are no longer accepting party bookings. People are voluntarily restraining themselves, and the bars report that patronage is down to a 1/4 of what it used to be.
    The Japanese authorities are relying on the intelligence and good will of the people, and have no wish to nuke their economy (if you pardon the expression).
    Even so, Prime Minister Abe knows that the economic repercussions will be dire for many people, but unlike in New Zealand he is appealing to the population to show restraint (a bottom-up approach) rather than threatening them with the police force (a top-down approaach) as Prime Minister Ardern is doing.

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    • ……”to show restraint (a bottom-up approach) rather than threatening them with the police force”…..

      The luxury of governing a high IQ homogeneous society.

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    • New Zealand has adopted the pincer approach.
      Pressure from the top and from the bottom.
      There will be no middle class, squeezed and crushed into oblivion.
      We were warned.
      We ignored it.
      So be it.

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      • We deserve this dystopian hell. We worked tirelessly to enable it.

        And it’s only just begun. Wait until y’all see what’s coming….

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        • We in Afrikaans is “ons”. It also means “ounce”.

          When somebody uses the term “we”, sprinkling it like so much syntactic sugar a common response is: “Hoeveel onse in jou pond?” which literally would translate to “How many ounces in your pound?” as if to say: “Why the fuck are you including me in your idiotic grouping of people?”

          I did not work to enable this dystopian hell; I’ve been opposing it from day 1. You gather your friends in government and Wellington if you need a “we”, but leave me out of it.

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  27. Part of a comment on a UK site discussing how the UK Government are upset with the Chinese. If this is accurate then it is very interesting —anyone got detail on what the Taiwanese are doing ?

    “Only half story. Taiwan, an Island close to China etc., population 24 million. Has had 298 cases and two deaths. As of reports to 29. Mar. 2020.. A rigorous, effective, and cheap anti-pandemic regime in place. Shops and factories open. Economy self-sustaining.”

    The low number of cases could be a reflection of the amount of testing but only 2 deaths is telling.

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  28. Will Grant Robertson step up and show solidarity with his socialist comrade, the German finance minister – who killed himself yesterday?

    Seems he didn’t believe his own governments lies.

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  29. From one of my other favourite sites. At this time last year 1.3 million people had died in the EU from all causes. Just over 1000 have died in the UK out of 148,000 total expected deaths up til now this year.

    https://facts4eu.org/news/2020_mar_over_1_million_dead

    Part of a comment (just for Kea ) “They had better get a grip fast to fully justify a tyrannical power grab. It only took hours before the police enthusiastically found available resources, not available for crime, to wield their stasi-like new powers over the plebs….”

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  30. ‘Essential’ Compromises ‘Safety’
    The Government rightly says it is essential to have food available. Once food is available in an area, no other activity is permissible. But making people travel further to visit a smaller number of bigger and busier stores undermines our goal of reducing the spread of the virus. Supermarkets have remained open because they are essential but they have only undertaken safety mechanisms more recently. Under a safety approach, only food stores with safe processes would be allowed to open, but all stores with such processes would equally be able to open.

    Read more in today’s edition of Free Press.

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    • Fantastic thinking and reading in that link , Pascal. I hope this gets wide spread viewing. I wonder how National’s internal polling is going after Bridges decided to suspend election activities ?

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  31. Trump refuses to protect Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s new life in Los Angeles
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2020/03/trump-refuses-to-protect-meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-s-new-life-in-los-angeles.html

    Trump wrote on Twitter
    “I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”

    Last month, Canada said it would no longer provide security once the couple were no longer working members of the British royal family.

    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police had been assisting London’s Metropolitan Police with security for the duke and duchess “intermittently” since November, when the couple began a six-week vacation in Canada, Reuters reported in February.

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  32. New Zealand’s political and economic events of the last eight days have been the biggest seen in our lifetime.

    Among the decisions taken on what businesses can and cannot operate, the Ministry of Culture and Heritage has decided what publications can and cannot publish for the duration of the lock-down.

    In short, while broadcast media and daily newspapers like the NZ Herald can operate, all other printed media has been shut down. This means community newspapers, ethnic newspapers, and current event magazines are banned from going to print.

    In essence, the Government is saying that daily ‘news’ and entertainment is okay, but periodicals and ‘views’ are not.

    In an emergency, freedom of speech doesn’t stop being important. It becomes more important.

    The media play an essential role in society, and this extends beyond the daily media. Some of the best investigative reporting can be done by non-daily media.

    These magazines are functionally no different to the likes of music radio or entertainment television, which are allowed to continue broadcasting.

    The role of the media is not just to disseminate news. It is to hold the Government to account. It is to scrutinise. And while daily media do this also, they are often so caught up in the day to day, you need non-daily media and investigative long-form journalism.

    Ethnic media reach audiences that the daily press does not. Similarly, in smaller or aged communities where online access is limited, local information is absolutely essential.

    Weekly and monthly publications like North and South and the Listener serve a vital role in the community’s conscience and holding our leaders to account. They’ve had to shut up shop.

    Assuming these smaller publications can take the same distance and health measures as the ones currently publishing, we say there is no justification in shutting them down.

    Even at a time of emergency, no civilised society can justify the Government deciding what parts of the media are important and not important.

    Holding leaders to account – and public debate on the measures being taken — is more important right now than ever.

    Even during New Zealand’s times of war censorship, the Government didn’t choose who could print and who couldn’t.
    Judicial review proceedings?

    Over the last few days, we’ve been contacted by a number of publishers across the country. They are urging us to consider a judicial review of the Government’s decision. No High Court is going to uphold a bureaucrat deciding what media can and cannot operate — especially when the bureaucrat’s decision was done without any consultation.

    But we need to hear what you think. Is this an effort to put resource and time into? Should we go to Court to force the Government to rethink this?

    Hit reply and let us know — we’ll use your feedback to decide where to from here.

    Thank you for your support.

    go ahead and donate guyts and gals. We need to rid the country of these Nazi’s and marxists.

    Where the hell is Simon?
    Rolled over and wispered Ok then? Not a leader of men.
    Has NZ First endorsed this?
    If they have that’s them toast before long and of course the stinking Greens will endorse it.

    https://www.freespeechcoalition.nz/donate?utm_campaign=200330_essential_media&utm_medium=email&utm_source=freespeech

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    • wa wa wa

      Media is the virus
      The sooner the virus is eliminated the bedda.

      I am not splitting hairs on which virus is good virus or bad virus

      They lie
      Always
      Media is the enemy
      Cleanse the virus
      Shut them all down

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  33. “Covid 19 coronavirus: Four week lockdown could be longer if more cases arise”

    I hope the government is placing ALL people entering our borders into quarantine.
    On the other hand, if the government wants an excuse to extend the 4-week lockdown, then all it needs to do is let people into the country and turn a blind eye to just some of the “Covid-19 Parties” that idiots (now useful idiots for the State) are holding.

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  34. Ashley Bloomfield has announced people need to be patient as there are not enough flu vaccinations for vulnerable NZ’ers to receive early protection. Why not? Surely last year’s shortage under the COL must have alerted health officials to order large numbers of the vaccine and as early as possible? It takes 6 weeks for the flu vaccine to become protective. The vaccine should be administered early in March/April before the flu season arrives. As someone who receives the flu vaccine every year, I can state that under the National government they managed to have the vaccine available early March and there was no shortage that year.

    “Dr Bloomfield said the flu vaccine is now imperative. People over 65, pregnant women, children with respiratory illnesses and frontline health staff are the priority.”

    Coronavirus: Ministry of Health confirms 76 new COVID-19 cases in New Zealand
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/03/coronavirus-ministry-of-health-confirms-76-new-covid-19-cases-in-new-zealand.html

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  35. Been out running in the forest again. People everywhere. 70 % are women.

    This is what happens when you breed a man hating nation of entitled bitches, who are told they are “victims” and above the law.

    Their men should smack them down. Any woman seen in public without a fat lip and black eyes, should be beaten by police.

    Give the bitches what they wanted when they voted for Ardern- authoritarianism.

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      • It’s funny that women are the ones demanding much tougher measures against those going outside – but then feel it doesn’t apply to them. Typical.

        I say give the meat sacks tougher. Cause I’m so caring. Just like them.

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  36. Has anyone else noticed how quiet the Universities have gone ? In February they were screaming about how the students could not get back from China and the Government should exempt them !!!

    Now they expect us to believe the idiots in their ivory towers telling us what will happen based on their models ( just like the Climate Change playbook). The latest is from Canterbury University.

    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/kiwis-will-face-new-normal-when-lockdown-ends-researcher

    After this is over the public will have a much lower respect for –senior police, politicians , university wonks, sycophant media and a few others.

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    • That professor is like the curate’s egg, so maybe good in parts with his modelling.
      Vomit in others
      I’m proud of our government’s response so far, it has acted decisively when it needed to.

      Very few seems to pick up that it takes about 3 weeks from onset of symptoms to death. Just what symptons? first cough?, sniffle? at hospital?
      Ok for many others, no problem.
      But how does one measure that if the testing is to be so limited.

      The other part seems to be the limited number and so rationed tests which would not seem to be factored in, in considering the closing of the borders much sooner, instead of the modelling allowing things to show their Merry way.

      That testing is where the rubber meets the road, not the models and academia conjecture!
      It seems it was never really considered.

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  37. So the finance minister, of the richest country in all of Europe, just killed himself.

    And imbeciles still think the lockdown will make everything ok. 🤪

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    • The richest country in europe !

      There are not many rich ones to choose from
      Most have very sick economies.
      It did not help that with the 2004 and 2007 admissions to the EU most of these countries never met the criteria for admission that would have applied 10 years before.
      They did not at time of admissions.

      They were admitted because the EU had flicked over to being a political control organisation and had moved on from economic co-operation and ‘building up team mates’

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  38. Now that we are in lockdown, how do I replenish my supplies of bats, scorpions and pangolins?

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    • Those markets are already reopened in Wuhan.
      Nothing changed, except;
      They do not like people taking photos now.
      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8163761/Chinese-markets-selling-bats.html

      Just like that Chinese woman, just continues to smuggle that bear bile in. Caught again on the 4th time.
      Such beautiful traditional medicine, that will all help us.

      Great diversity and enriching culture. 🙁
      Think of the wonderful cuisine opportunities that shows the super-diversity and tolerance in New Zealand. hmmm. 🙁

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    • Since I don’t watch Television
      ..do they still have talking heads spouting about sport on the Gnews programmes.
      The way mostly prattle about nothing important they could continue as usual.

      Also, what adverts are being run because I recall it was Farmers, Briscoes, Warehouse, rebel sport etc all of which are closed.

      I am sure they would be clinging to their money and not waste it on advertising.

      I popped along the road last Tuesday eve to my mate to say farewell before lockdown.
      He wanted to watch the 6 o’clock lies
      I thought… I’ll have a look
      It was garbage and about 15 mins in they started in at Donald Trump.
      At that point I shook hands (from 6 foot away, haha) and went home.
      There was some ginger headed tart who had the most annoying voice.
      Given I have seen Ruby lips I’m guessing annoying tarts is the only thing on the menu at TV3

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    • Good

      They have never been there for good citizens.
      They stood by while XR trashed Wellington last year.
      They dont even care about burglaries and have spent the last week harassing good citizens getting exercise.
      They harass good citizens at home and play (armed) thought police while the gangs are left to grow by 30% in 2 years.
      They are fucking useless for anything good.

      They have too much power and discretion.
      The less of them exercising this Stasi Stand the better.

      As a tax paying, law abiding citizen this is good for my morale.

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  39. The issues Simon Bridges will raise during COVID-19 Epidemic Response Committee hearings
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/03/the-issues-simon-bridges-will-raise-during-covid-19-epidemic-response-committee-hearings.html

    Bridges said the committee will receive advice from Sir David Skegg, a renowned public health expert from Otago University, as well as economist and commentator Shamubeel Eaqub.

    “I do expect it to be successful in a positive and constructive way,” Bridges said.

    “If I look back since January, where the Opposition has pushed and sought to see change and improvements and more urgency, the Government has almost invariably done what we have suggested… I think that can happen again.”

    That being said, Bridges told Magic Talk there are “many issues” he plans to raise with the committee, including feedback he said he’s received from some essential services saying they don’t have enough PPE.

    Bridges said he heard from a farmer in tears who was concerned about his staff not having enough protection from the virus, and had received similar emails from healthcare workers.

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    • Yep. In NZ alone in 2009 over 3,000 people caught swine flu. 19 died.
      I don’t recall anything even approaching this fear in 2009.

      It this turns out, like it seems at the moment, to be a 1% or less kill rate for Cov-19, and almost exclusively hitting people over 70 with pre-existing conditions – I think the media Fear Campaign needs to be held accountable.
      More practical to hold the MSM than holding the CCP accountable.
      …..Italians hospitals on TV every night, footage of people on ventilators. Worse case scenario therefore that tens of thousand of NZers to die potentially, and millions of Americans.
      No wonder politicians began to lose their shit. It would have been criminal not to consider the ICU resource issues, or the worse case..
      A serious disease for sure, but I am more than a little sceptical now of the measures taken. Should have taken it seriously at the BORDER earlier, if big brain experts really could see what was coming and believed the worst was a real risk.

      Great times for the MSM.
      Ocean levels rising didnt really excite the public despite their best efforts for relevancy.
      Virus pandemic fears are genuinely terrifying, but the temptation to put out Click Bait with worst possible scenarios may have caused many economies to commit seppuku/harikiri.

      On a side note: Fear Campaign -😜
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFa2vlET-oY

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      • Nowhere near 22 people in hospital and there are 220 hospitals in NZ.
        So not even 10% of hospitals have a patient.
        Mass hysteria.

        The lady who died died with the disease not because of it.
        Just as more men die with prostate cancer than from prostate cancer.
        Fact.

        Fearmongering.

        It is time to watch or rewatch the 2007 Bruce Willis movie
        Live Free or Die Hard

        In that there is mass destruction and a fabricated firesale while some crooks are stealing a whole lot of money.
        That is what is happening today
        It is a shakedown

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  40. Something is not right in the States, Ireland, Germany.
    Even if patients delivered themselves there would be vehicles in the car parks.
    Respiratory specialist staff are being sent home.
    Viral infection wards are empty.
    What’s going on?

    Milspecopsmonkey.

    I am starting a thread on the “war zone” and overrun hospitals. Please add your pics or videos here of your local hospital if you happen to be near one. First Up – Baylor Grapevine, supposedly has 15 cases and being overrun. Ghost town.

    https://twitter.com/mil_ops/status/1244286621475844097

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    • Our hospitals were “overrun” with 9 cases spread over the entire country.

      Can anyone see why I’ve been so tough on imbeciles from the start?

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    • I followed your Twitter link.

      We’re being bullshitted big time by our MSM. I’ve never given politicians any credence as lying is their stock in trade but we are now totally betrayed by the media.

      Trust no-one.

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      • Nasska. I did some more digging on the tattoo vaccines. It’s a wee bit more sinister than first thought.
        Would you like me to post it?

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          • Vaccine or virus?
            Here’s the background.

            Harvard Professor’s Arrest Raises Questions About Scientific Openness
            https://www.npr.org/2020/02/14/806128410/harvard-professors-arrest-raises-questions-about-scientific-openness

            Heres the specifics of the charges.

            Dr. Charles Lieber, 60, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, was arrested this morning and charged by criminal complaint with one count of making a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement. Lieber will appear this afternoon before Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts.
            Yanqing Ye, 29, a Chinese national, was charged in an indictment today with one count each of visa fraud, making false statements, acting as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy. Ye is currently in China.
            Zaosong Zheng, 30, a Chinese national, was arrested on Dec. 10, 2019, at Boston’s Logan International Airport and charged by criminal complaint with attempting to smuggle 21 vials of biological research to China. On Jan. 21, 2020, Zheng was indicted on one count of smuggling goods from the United States and one count of making false, fictitious or fraudulent statements. He has been detained since Dec. 30, 2019.

            Trump closed the border to China Jan 20. 2020 (Significant)

            https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/harvard-university-professor-and-two-chinese-nationals-charged-three-separate-china-related

            History of Dr Charles Leiber. February 2011.
            Rewards of Risk
            Secrets to scoring big money grants for innovative, out-of-the-box research

            “Charles Lieber was ready to do something new. A renowned nanoscientist at Harvard, he had developed a number of nanoscale materials for electronic and computing applications, but had long wanted to try his hand at biological problems.”
            https://www.the-scientist.com/careers/rewards-of-risk-42787

            Note the sponsors.

            And the pre-requisite to getting a grant:
            Although many grant applications restrict the length of citations, it’s important to know what’s out there, adds Dragoi, so you can confidently assert that your research will be novel.

            At the same time Harvard Magazine published this.

            “Imagine being able to signal an immune cell to generate antibodies that would fight bacteria or even cancer. That fictional possibility is now a step closer to reality with the development of a bio-compatible transistor the size of a virus. Hyman professor of chemistry Charles Lieber and his colleagues used nanowires to create a transistor so small that it can be used to enter and probe cells without disrupting the intracellular machinery. These nanoscale semiconductor switches could even be used to enable two-way communication with individual cells.”

            https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2011/01/virus-sized-transistors

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            • Thanks for that. I had read a little of the arrests & charges but dismissed them as the normal reactions of US business interests fed up with Chinese efforts to steal the results of research they have funded.

              You’ve provided more of the background especially that of a virus sized bio-compatible transistor but it all comes back to the scientists vs business vs politics chasms. The scientists are generally unworldly, dependant upon business for funds & huge money is required to back some of their complicated research. The backers scream for political support when their intellectual property is threatened & the Chinese have zero ethics.

              Interesting info but doesn’t point to a smoking gun over the Wuhan virus.

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              • If you read revtech120’s post at 3:34 am (Top)you can see there is evidence that the virus has two stages…so far…Is that all? Only 2?
                Is it being switched on and off with a toggle switch? Remotely?
                Speculation I know,
                More to come no doubt.

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                • ……”Is it being switched on and off with a toggle switch? Remotely?”……

                  A better question is “how?”

                  But please keep researching. I’d rather follow twenty dead-ends than miss the important clue which I suspect is there.

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  41. On the “humans are the disease’ thread V2 has posted the Free Speech Coalition’s recent email concerning the shutting down of non MSM newspapers:

    ……”Weekly and monthly publications like North and South and the Listener serve a vital role in the community’s conscience and holding our leaders to account. They’ve had to shut up shop.

    Assuming these smaller publications can take the same distance and health measures as the ones currently publishing, we say there is no justification in shutting them down.

    Even at a time of emergency, no civilised society can justify the Government deciding what parts of the media are important and not important.”……

    We are fools to trust the MSM with their pro socialist, pro globalist bias. Maybe the minnows of the publishing world are not yet afraid of the truth. In any case they deserve a chance & the Free Speech Coalition are the only organisation on the horizon prepared to challenge Cindy & her woeful associates through the Courts.

    They’ve asked for contributions to their fighting fund. Even a small donation may make the difference.

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  42. YSB needs an online survey device that we can participate in.

    For example: Will the recovery be V-shaped, L-shaped or Pear-shaped?

    (There would be a button to click on, and a bar chart for us all to laugh at, choke on, or to induce us to spit coffee all over our monitors…)

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    • There’s a suggestion for Ed to put on the poll on HYSP this week.

      Will shape will the recovery take:

      V-shaped
      L-shaped
      or Pear-shaped?
      😉

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        • Nasska, are you thinking of a dead-cat bounce?

          I watched the titans burn in Tokyo in the early 1990s. We in NZ will look back on these early days of 2020 and ask ourselves, “How could we have been so stupid to borrow so much and pay those kinds of prices for houses?” But yet, at the time, it seems to be the most rational thing in the world to do. Everyone is talking about it. The media is loaded with stories about it. Let’s do it! Let’s not miss out!

          In the past I heard people so often say, “It’s different this time.” Maybe so.
          And yes, I have to agree with the statement “It’s different this time.” And the realization that it IS different this time scares me a bit.

          We’re at the start of a global event that only comes along once every couple of generations. The last time was some 80 years ago.

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          • I reckon we’ll see the moggy twitch a couple of times before rigor mortis sets in.

            As a simple retired cocky I’ve little idea what to expect. We’re cashed up but the QE required to jump start the world’s economy will stuff that. I can’t look at any alternatives or combinations thereof which will produce a better guaranteed result.

            If the lockdown ends too soon the virus will get me. If it goes on too long there’ll be fuck all worth living for.

            I don’t like the way the chicken entrails are lining up.

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    • Its been there for a couple of weeks.

      https://hysp.co.nz/

      Fill your boots.
      Lots of polls there.

      You can even suggest a poll to our ever accommodating Ed.
      On the right side of the poll page.

      You can click on it at the top on HYSB
      He even made it easy for ya.

      My god Ed ,I thought we had a better class of person to converse with. Yikes.

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  43. GET ON TO THIS !!!! ACT really are showing up the other parties !

    https://act-covid-questions.firebaseapp.com/

    Just one question from it.
    “In a recent Stuff article dated March 27th, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is quoted as saying “there were 37 individuals who had now recovered” from the coronavirus. He also noted in the article that the definition of “recovered” was getting over symptoms and staying symptom-free for a 14 day period. Here’s the difficulty for those of us who are awake: if we go back 14 days in New Zealand from March 27th (the date of the article) to March 13th, New Zealand only had 5 coronavirus cases, according to officials. Something doesn’t add up. How can 37 individuals recover when only 5 were sick in the first place? Have the Government or DHBs misrepresented the facts surrounding COVID-19? If so, for what length of time has this been occurring? If the Stuff article is incorrect, why has there been no official statement condemning such sloppy and irresponsible “journalism”?

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    • That’s brilliant from Act.
      David Seymour has commonsense and can separate the wood from the trees.

      ☑️

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    • Believe nothing that Hugzilla says. Believe nothing the MSM prints or broadcasts.

      We’re getting into a repeat of Soviet propaganda times where fictitious messages concerning turnip crops & tractor production were broadcast to the peasantry.

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  44. If your beer is getting warm you can now buy a fridge on line.
    Kiwis allowed to buy heaters, whiteware online during lockdown

    Kiwis will now be able to buy heaters, whiteware and computers during the coronavirus lockdown.

    The Government has decided that the sale of essential goods such as heaters, whiteware and computers will be allowed – in recognition of the need for people to safely isolate, stay connected to one another and work or study from home.

    In a statement just released the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says in order to protect public safety there will be conditions around the selling of these items.

    Businesses must operate responsibly and only make available for sale genuine essential goods – goods that are necessities of life while ensuring we restrict the movement of people and workers to combat COVID-19.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12321012&fbclid=IwAR3otMrbVvtFJaQ0UjtW2eDTWB5P6OJ_Mvj5Cn5Mwnx2MyyCS-jXC8TcD3Q

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  45. Kiwis eligible for new Australian ‘Jobkeeper’ wage subsidy

    Kiwis at risk of losing jobs in Australia because of coronavirus will be eligible for a huge new wage subsidy scheme worth $1530 a fortnight.

    But most completely unemployed Kiwis will remain ineligible for wider help from the Australian welfare system.

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the “jobkeeper” subsidy on Monday, which pays out AU$1500 (NZ$1530) a fortnight for employers to keep employees “on the books”.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/120690651/coronavirus-kiwis-eligible-for-new-australian-jobkeeper-wage-subsidy?cid=facebook.post&fbclid=IwAR0PSOBa2PkrdwwIYF9airM2gb0xbYzNbNTlJPxjDsB_YN0RlBR-5pIQLpA

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  46. Nasska.
    Just looking for more clues.

    Patients report one the first symptoms is a metallic taste in the mouth.

    As a GP who’s overcome coronavirus, here’s what I want you to know.

    Five days into the illness, almost in the same order, the symptoms disappeared, leaving only an odd metallic taste in my mouth, nasal mucosal ulcers and intense fatigue. I didn’t need any heroic medicines or interventions.

    http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/views/blogs/as-a-gp-whos-overcome-coronavirus-heres-what-i-want-you-to-know/20040354.article

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    • Before you go Maggy,

      Could you please tell me the ideal conditions for a licorice plant to grow?
      I’ve ordered five and I am not sure of what the soil conditions should be.

      They are us. remember that.

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      • Good lord, why?

        I’d grow them in similar conditions to tomatoes or eggplants, capsicums, …
        So a warm, sunny site with fertile, well-drained soil.

        Don’t let the soil get boggy & cold… that will rot the roots

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    • A mother will do anything to protect one of her young. It is like those who make rash promises to their god in stressful situations… It doesn’t count if you had your fingers crossed behind your back at the time! 😳 😇

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        • It will be “harsh & prolonged” if intelligent people like our Maggy feel obliged to vote Labour. Don’t do it!! 🤨

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      • I forgot to cross them… and bluddy hell, I mightn’t even have had to make this near ultimate sacrifice..the kid starts another job tomorrow….. baking bread.

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    • I doubt it had anything to do with Ardern, Maggie.

      The Aussie approach is aimed as much at business survival as it is supporting workers. In fact business survival is probably more important because they know that has to happen for workers to be protected in the long run.
      Adern only wants to protect votes.

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    • Don’t fret Maggy. Cindy had nothing to do with it. What with her errant fisher boy away and her potty training the baybeeee, and telling us to be kind, she hasn’t the time to harass Scomo.

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  47. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

    Hunter S Thompson

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  48. A friend of mine applied for the 80% wages grant for his business.
    He recieved 3 months worth of wage grant.
    But we’re only locking down for 1.
    Hmmmm.

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    • Same.
      These people can’t put 2 and 2 together.
      Trying to explain to them that the extended paid holiday isn’t free, just agitates them.

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    • They were discussing that on Peter Williams Magic Talk this morning. Yes, paid out 3 months grant to all business’ who had grant approved. Was there time to check out the validity of those applications? Guess the COL’s intent was for workers to get a 3 month payout come what may.

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  49. Air New Zealand boss says airline will be mainly domestic, as it looks to lay off over 3000 staff

    Air New Zealand CEO Greg Foran says the airline will become smaller, predominately flying domestically, as it looks to lay off over 3000 staff due to the impacts of coronavirus.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/air-new-zealand-boss-says-airline-mainly-domestic-looks-lay-off-over-3000-staff?auto=6145633251001

    Mr Foran released a message to staff tonight discussing the unprecedented changes ahead, after the airline had to cut 95 per cent of all flights.

    “Air New Zealand will begin the painful process of materially reducing its workforce from this week as the severe economic impact of Covid-19 hits our airline,” he began.

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  50. Musings, a ramble, scattered thoughts:

    Worked again today in the spinach mine, so that the benes can get their well deserved tinny a week more from me. I shouldn’t be too harsh, I will be one of them soon enough. Well actually I probably won’t qualify but I digress.

    It gives me time to think.

    We can put up links, we can suppose, and we can surmise. We can with due diligence concoct a plausible theory. But that is where it lies. And it will mostly die.

    Chat chat chat. Blah blah blah. It’s not a dig. You people are smart.

    Truth does not come out for many a long year, if at all.

    What if this is the one? The one they use for their final push. The new final solution.

    What if it really is a bio-weapon, being staged in? Yes, I know Kea, but you must look beyond the obvious. What if it is set to mutate.

    I’m not sure at all. Yes, blah blah blah indeed.

    I studied the NWO conspiracy over 25 years ago. I read hundreds of thousands of pages of information. It was back when if you even mentioned it, you were a nut job of the very highest order. Before Bush senior ever mentioned the thousand points of light. Before they brazenly would promote the NWO in their speeches of peace and love. Now it is an openly accepted end outcome that will be beneficial for mankind. That’s how far we’ve come.
    I knew I’d gone too far down the rabbit hole, and it had to stop. For my own piece of mind. But I know. I’m watching. This latest scare has the ability already to be the catalyst for great change.

    The change has two options though. One of them is out of our hands, and the other lies within our very own selves.

    This plan they have. It’s been a very long time in the making. The first idea was to be an alien invasion (a theory) but it was obviously proven to be too difficult to stage (well duh). Then they stumbled upon climate change. A great way to promote the need for a United world, without nations, with one currency (digital), one religion (gee which one to choose I wonder), and one world government. You all know the story I’m sure.

    What I keep wondering though, what burns away inside, is that we just talk about it happening to us. And we’re the smart ones!!!!

    I want to revolt.

    But to do so requires alot of co-ordination, a lot of resources (including human of course), and alot of intelligence.

    I’m not saying I fully believe this is the one, the big thing to enforce the change they want to bring about. The ultimate totalitarian control. But hey, it may just well be. We don’t know.

    But the other change that could happen will begin at the grass roots. It will be a change in our collective consciousness (no, not all airy fairy bs.). A mass realisation that it’s time to revolt. Against these power and money hungry beasts that control every little thing they can. They’re coming for our thoughts next.

    Blah blah blah. At the moment, that’s all we’ve got. They can take this away from us at their whim, and it might just happen soon enough too (internet rationing).

    I wonder when it will happen. When will people stop being sheeple. When will we rise up.

    I do wonder.

    Some musings, a ramble, and scattered thoughts.

    It’s ok, I don’t care about putting it out here. Make of it what you will.

    Blah blah blah

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    • I feel your frustration, it is difficult for most to see what is in front of them because the Marxists have been infiltrating all areas of society for 40 years. They are ready to implement their plan, their dream weaving plans for their Marxist nirvana. Yes we talk because what else can we do except hope we have an election and get rid of them in a huge landslide. If this is a worldwide conspiracy we’re definitely in trouble…

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      • Yes, I think they’re good and ready WG.

        Blue, red, does it matter anymore? Doubtful.

        What else can we do? Yes, well that was my point I guess. We only have three options. Go along with it, don’t, or die trying not to.

        It can only succeed if it’s a worldwide plan.

        Is there the will to stop what’s coming?
        It might not be this, like I said, but it might be, we don’t know.

        Is there the will to stop it when it comes though?

        I don’t reckon

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      • Don’t forget “be kind” She has everyone repeating it, there was even a sign in the supermarket today. Her insincerity makes me gag. 🤥

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        • I know!

          It’s even on the digital NZTA signs up on the highway. “Essential travel only. Be kind and stay safe”. This morning I looked at it and just said “get fucked bitch”

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    • Floyd, my friend.
      As much as you think we are falling into the abyss, I can assure you, that people are fighting for us.
      Right now.
      Much had to be accomplished to prepare the world for what is coming.
      Abraham Lincoln, MLK, JFK etc were assassinated for speaking out against it. Reagan had attempts on his life for it and Eisenhower tried to warn the world about it.
      Trump needed to gain control of the Fed and Space to complete phase 1.
      He is waging war against the the all powerful military complex (Deep State).
      This is a silent war. Much like a virus.
      Do not despair.

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      • Thanks BN.

        This is true, and I’m still surprised the don still walks with breath in his lungs!

        I don’t despair to be honest. It’s more of a resigned feeling. And great disappointment in everyday people.

        I’m not all down in the dumps or depressed or anything. Times like this make me think more though, and fall back on old learnings.

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    • Mark.
      I have been reluctant to share what I know.
      The rabbit hole is very deep.
      Trump tweeted back in 2017

      These people are sick
      They are the disease
      We the people, are the cure.

      From there a world wide trend started.
      In the shadows, the same place the enemy dwells.
      Motto:
      Trust the plan.

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