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  1. An interesting article;-

    ” To govern is to foresee” : never since 1945, the news had reminded us so well of the truth of this apophtegme. ……
    …….. Not content with cremating the strategic stock, the federal government decided not to replace it: from 63 million masks, Belgium thus went to zero. The last masks were burned at the end of 2018, exactly one year before the Wuhan virus was born. ……..
    …. To govern is to plan. When we exercise responsibilities, we must assume them.

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://www.dreuz.info/2020/04/05/incinerer-63-millions-de-masques-pour-faire-de-la-place/comment-page-1/&prev=search

    Ardern’s government is no better, looking to virtue signal, planning adhans, and whilst determinedly not seeing cruise ships through the window, as its many passengers did many day trips through the land & allowing inward overseas travelers.
    Now a number of Australian coronial investigations just from the ones that died on the cruise, plus a NSW police investigation, looking for criminal negligence or malfeasance.
    Will be also be interesting about the coronial inquiries in NZ from where the “Ruby Princess” visited.

    Can she gauntly keep busy sweeping that under the magic-carpet, with fatwas, and adhans?

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  2. I predict a very challenging week for the people’s princess, so many questions so few answers. The fairy dust and unicorns are running low, the cupboard is looking pretty bare and the pesky prols are getting restless. The parallels to Animal Farm are fascinating. While I’m here can anyone recommend a decent breakfast wine?

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    • If #commsgirl anticipates questions being a bit awks, she cancels the interview. Then shows up somewhere else where she’s going to get some patsy questions, just to show she hasn’t disappeared completely.

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      • Whiskey, bourbon, gin, Any of those will do to be honest. Keep your supplies to yourself though, you can’t buy any more, the well meaning (Sarc) governments of all time said its dangerous for the public to have access FFS. If you are one of the past it lot of over 70s why the hell not? I’m starting to feel maybe I should wear a large badge on the outside of all my clothes to say I am one of the most unwelcome age brackets in NZ. Where the evidence of this is I actually do not know but the PTPM says it so it must be true aye?

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    • Tarquin, you’ll have to get in line before breakfast if you want wine in westie land ,I travel past a wholesale shop every day on the way to my old mums place to check on her and the lines are very ,very long.
      These people must be alcoholics because they must wait for hours to get their fix ,they can drive for 10 minutes to the north shore and buy wine and beer so I guess they are in line for the hard liquors .

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      • Nope.
        They banned the sale of hard liquor outright a couple of days ago as people ‘burst the bubble ‘ to cross town to go to West Auckland to get spirits and RTD as the supermarkets do not sell it as a normal stock.

        So, suffer in your jocks and if you are not a beer or wine drinker – many of those- stay in you prison cell and no drinking.

        This, like almost everything, was not thought through.
        The fact that so many people crossed Akl and stood in line for over 2 hours shows that the original law was bad.
        These idealist F.wits may have never heard of the prohibition in the USA that ran for 13 years.
        It make criminals out pf ordinary folk who simply wanted a drink.
        Not alkies, but hey, 13 years without a drink…

        Anyhow, nek minute, people will be making alcohol at home.
        Just as people went online to learn how to make 3D protective masks, they will do the same for alcohol. Watch the sale of spuds go up.
        Just like the glorious days of Moscow 1970 and the long food lines some will be swaying about from home-made vodka!

        Queue…hospital admissions from alcohol poisoning.
        Probably more than the less than 20 admissions that clog up our 200+ hospitals with COVID//

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      • on the hard liquor
        NSFW

        Three southern woman sitting in the hair salon talking about the pet names for their men.

        First woman says “I call my man Southern Comfort, cos he’s a big man and he keeps me warm all night in bed”

        Second woman’s says “I call my man Long John . He just puts it in and crawls towards me.

        Third women says “I call my man Drambuie, cos he is one hell of a fancy licker”

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      • Use the uselessness of Prohibition and all those problems, the sly groggers etc..

        Banning smoking as much as possible., as one of the consequences is robberies for cigarettes.
        Whilst looking to free up marijuana access and use.

        Now back to Prohibition, when the government collects some pretty good custom alcohol taxes +GST

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  3. After COVID-19 made its way to Italy, decimating the country’s significant elderly population, China told the world it would donate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help Italy stop its spread. Reports later indicated that China had actually sold, not donated, the PPE to Italy. A senior Trump administration official tells The Spectator that it is much worse than that: China forced Italy to buy back the PPE supply that it gave to China during the initial coronavirus outbreak.
    https://spectator.us/italy-china-ppe-sold-coronavirus/

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    • Toko ,the Czech Republic found that 80% of the equipment they bought from the CCP was faulty,the filthy commies blamed the Czechs for buying from a supplier that had “recently ” lost it’s accreditation.
      These stinking communist C- – – Ts are the enemy of the entire western world, if there isn’t some hard payback we are traitors to our children and grandchildren.

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  4. There’s no way we’re coming out of lockdown in two weeks. If for no other reason, there’s no plan on how it’s to happen. Any plan will have to be broadcast well in advance. It’s not as if they can flick a switch and everyone’s just going to pick up where they left off.

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    • There will be trouble if we don’t. More and more people seem to be switching off the lock-down. Granted, all I can see is news + what happens in our neighbourhood but over the last week, locally, there has been a marked increase in people about in their cars like normal, families are starting to visit eachother (particularly if they have small children) etc. I don’t think they’re listening to Jacinda Ardern anymore.

      And the funniest is “I want to go buy a 20kg bag of flour; would you all like some to share?” type communications. Where previously they’d have been met with “NO! Back to your BUBBLE WITCH!” there’s now a “Yeah, alright. I’m in for a kg” attitude.

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    • It will be dragged out as long as possible. Ardern and Robertson are having so much fun making up new laws by just saying so on TV. Able to massage and make up data to whatever suits the moment. All those patsy questions from the adoring Media mates.

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  5. Ashley Bloomfield, it seems, is our new minster of health. I have no issue with that. But we should not have to be paying Clark his salary for sitting on his arse in Dunedin and refusing interviews.

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      • Don’t know Rev, but if he does, he’s working too hard at the moment to use it. As should be the case for anyone heading up the response to this crisis. TBH, I would’ve thought they’d all be in a war room and sleeping in their offices at the Beehive. They should be living this every waking moment. Not doing potty training, riding mountain bikes, and in the DPM’s case, hanging out at his bach.

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        • Saggy ,the F—-Kers are still on holiday and im betting a dollar to a tin of dogs shit they won’t be back to parliament, seriously can you imagine those turds that make up the Green Party coming back to Wellington with all the risks the poor little petals might face?
          And that rat Peters is unlikely to make an appearance but then he’s got a bulletproof excuse “Hone won’t let me through his keep the whities out barricades” .
          It’s shit that we have running our country folks and what are they thinking of doing ? FFS bringing back the greatest smoke and mirrors man to ever grace our parliament J K to “help out with the finances”.
          Nah, it was Bill English that kept our country on the up and up for nine years not J K , he was busy with his hair fetish and international stardom like our current useless leader.

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          • I agree Rev

            Key was a front man. He tap danced.
            He expended pretty much zero political capital and warmed a seat for eight years.
            He bobbed along in the flow of events never sticking his neck out or trying something brave.

            No-one here can point out his akshul achievements
            He was waaay better at flim flam than Ardern.
            He said he wanted to be PM from a young age but at 20 years of age in the hotbed of university had zero opinion in the Springbok tour. Whaaat !

            Those who are going to downtick me give three specific example of John Key’s achievements .
            Getting a knighthood and meeting the old Queen are not specific achievements.

            Ok, even one achievement that was his and not an achievement of Gerry Brownlee, Tony Ryall or Bill English. His own.
            -The flag referendum does not count either.
            -The creation of Auckland Council under his watch has been a travesty.
            -He rambled on about making NZ a banking centre but never got out of bed to start this.
            -Same with RMA reform ad nauseum, Wa wa
            -He did kick off cycle paths and I put a big negative against that. What a wasteful tragedy that has been in the last 10 years.
            -He was great buddies with African warlord Obama. Hardly a win.
            -His govt borrowed a net 10 Billion dollars over 5 years for Christchurch earthquake. The taxpayers pay that back. Not his personal achievement and Gerry Brownlee sweated blood on that front – for years – with English running the numbers.

            Give it to me fanboys

            English drove much of the work.
            He was the Chief Operating Officer under Key. He set policy and budgets.
            He was not a great PM but an outstandingly good C.O.O. (aka Finance Minister) .The best in the last half century.
            His rising tide lifts all ships approach elevated Key in spite of Key’s lack of personal effort.

            Perhaps I will also get down ticks from those who are in a fact-free diets.
            If I am wrong, show me examples of Key’s posidive achievements.

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  6. So does anyone really believe that it was from a bat?

    Remember the words of the mentor of all lunatic leftist communications practitioners – Dr Josef Goebbels – “Tell lies so unimaginably huge, that the public would never believe you have the audacity to make it up”.

    As a perfect example, to cover up that China were involved in industrial espionage from the US, they got their puppet – the World Health Organisation to say “it was from someone eating a bat”. It’s so outrageous, so audacious, so bizarre that none of the sheeple would think it was a lie!

    But yesterday, the head of Harvard chemistry and biology got arrested for taking millions from the Chinese, associating with their intelligence officers, smuggling biological materials out of the US, and setting up a lab in Wuhan, China. (Another complete coincidence – honest!.)

    But no! Let us all trust the experts. Chinese virus came from eating a bat and China just kept it quiet – purely by accident – long enough for it to incubate among enough people to spread it around the world and shut down every major Western economy. By accident. Just after Trump’s trade war brought their economy to it’s knees. Just a coincidence. Covered by an extremist at WHO (a malaria researcher – not a real doctor).

    Fortunately, we don’t have a PM who is a communist, hosted by China during her year as Head of the World Socialist Youth organisation, funded by China and whose first public statement as PM was a lie about capitalism failing.

    Nothing to see here. All completely above board. No outrageous lies told here!

    How do we know this is fishy? Factcheck.org says it’s not – which is as good as a smoking gun .

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      • Well Sooty, I first came across it in stoopid Cindy’s wikipedia page – interestingly and not really very suspiciously – the reference to her time spent in China has been edited out since the Chinese virus blew up!

        If for example you were to go stoopid Cindy’s wiki page and look at the version from 23 January this year – scroll down to after the HTML text – you would see the reference to her time in China (see the final line before “Early Political Career”).

        If there is nothing suspicious about stoopid Cindy’s links to China – why edit it out.

        To be honest I can’t be arsed going through all the edits to find out the exact date of when it was edited out.

        But I did notice that stoopid Cindy’s Wiki page gets edited on average more than twice per day! So stoopid Cindy’s Wiki page has been edited 48 times since 15 March – when you compare this to the vainest, most self-promoting person on the planet – Meghan Markle – her profile was only updated 28 times over the same period.

        Makes you wonder!

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    • Excellent.
      Making use of geographical isolation to keep the population quarantined from infection.
      If successful in keeping infection out of Gisborne, residents could enjoy some relaxation of rules within the zone.
      Now if only someone had thought of that on a national level before crashing the economy.

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  7. The worldwide socialist pedophile movement just got a huge boost

    When the UK Crown Prosecution Service were desperately trying to protect BBC pedophile Jimmy Saville by refusing to prosecute as there “wasn’t enough evidence”, guess who was in charge of the CPS – new UK Labour leader – Sir Keir Starmer!

    Just what the world needs, another one of the globalist paedophile protectors potentially in a position of power.

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  8. So they created the large town bubble, though also fitting in Spain’s lock-down as well
    Since March 14, Zahara’s Mayor, Santiago Galván, has ordered a complete halt to tourism, and has shut down four out of the town’s five entrance gates, according to a report by the Spanish newspaper Publico. One entrance remains open, guarded by police. Only vehicles that are deemed essential under the guidelines of the town’s emergency measures can enter through it. Vehicles which are allowed to enter are thoroughly disinfected
    https://voiceofeurope.com/2020/04/spain-one-town-still-has-no-coronavirus-cases/

    While the contagion flows around them, and it seems that Spain’s numbers are flattening out.

    For the third day in a row, the death toll in Spain has slowed; the country had its first confirmed case on January 31, imposed national lockdown on March 28 and has seen over 12,400 deaths.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexandrasternlicht/2020/04/05/light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel-deaths-in-france-italy-and-spain-slow/#7346bd1b634b

    The we have the Northland, and East Coast blockades, which may be the fore runner of things, as Gisborne mayor now wants army support for this idea.
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018741637/coronavirus-gisborne-illegal-community-checkpoints-gain-support

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  9. FFS ,We are apparently in a severe drought in Auckland and can’t use water from the Waikato because the necessary permits haven’t been run through the system correctly,please tell me this isn’t true ,surely no local body politicians could be so cretinous to allow this to happen,surely.
    If this is factual we need to descend on Goof with one eye on a rope and the other looking for a suitable tree,this is farcical,unfuckingbelievable.

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    • That is just a tip of the iceberg for how he gets things wrong.

      The people of Auckland voted for him!
      If things are expedited, with the feelz of think of the ……….

      The people will still vote for him, if he gets a get out of jail card, but sadly that card will grant another term of mayoralty.

      As he will be acclaimed for all the things that he has great plans for in Auckland, juggled but will land on the rate payers account, at some stage, sure as “no swimming” signs on the beaches of Auckland.

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        • There are buses.
          Running to full schedule.
          I walked along Mt Eden Road yesterday.
          The buses are whizzing along predominantly empty.
          Full cost, no revenue.
          One was so bored he waved at me.
          I suspect he was lonely in that hollow mass of steel, rubber and glass.

          The buses are run by external contractors so the revenue is bleeding out of the Council rates pool.
          Next Capital is an Australian private equity firm so they are doing OK as are the other Australian outfit Countdown/Woolworths.

          There will be starvation on the $150 fines for driving in bus lanes and pretty much no on-street parking or using parking buildings.
          5% of Auckland Transport’s considerable income is from ‘parking and enforcement’

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  10. Coronavirus: Singapore records new record-high number of COVID-19 cases
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/04/singapore-records-new-record-high-number-of-covid-19-cases.html

    Singapore has reported 120 new coronavirus cases, by far its highest daily rise, and quarantined nearly 20,000 migrant workers in their dormitories.

    Of Sunday’s new cases, 116 were locally transmitted and many were linked to two dormitories that house migrant workers, who will now have to stay in their rooms for 14 days.

    Singapore was one of the worst-hit countries when the virus first spread from China in January but a strict surveillance and quarantine regime helped stem the tide.

    Recent spikes in locally transmitted cases have, however, raised fresh concerns.

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      • The government has killed over 152 000 cattle and still going. Currently shooting POSSIBLY infected animals (born at wrong place wrong time) on farms and burying them because meat works running below 50% capacity.

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    • And that’s how it is going to play out in NZ.

      Once we get this lot of bugs cleared… another load of folk will arrive across borders with their bugs.

      Might be time for us to embrace our microscopic free-loaders.

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      • Going to have to open to tourism eventually, so unless the virus is eliminated worldwide then it may come back.

        Best hope is a vaccine, but living with it is also the reality. This might mean temperature checks or some sort of screening on border for tourists in future. The incredible thing is we aren’t doing that to kiwi arrivals in the middle of the lock down.

        Another concern is whenever Cov-20, 21, or 22 appears.
        We can’t just shut the borders and retreat to our homes each time.
        Isolate the shit holes where the diseases first appear should be the global response in the first instance. The world can’t grind to a halt.
        If the disease escapes, then economists should be listened to alongside epidemiologists.
        I am concerned how the very worst case scenarios are what caused us to lock down (with the media pushing the fearful narrative like usual), when arguably the real issue was lack of national ICU capacity and the real threat was to a smaller vulnerable segment of society, oldest and others at risk.
        Isolate the vulnerable, ramp up ICU, PPE, educate the public about hand washing and sanitisers – but life goes on.
        The lock down is a real disaster in reaction to a hypothetical, and in addition it was not the only way to minimise risk if we had been smarter. i.e really really Gone Hard, and Gone early (at the Border).

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    • By the time we realise the damage our ill advised attempts to counter this biological weapon out of China have caused the west’s economies will be in ruins, millions facing death by starvation and chaos all around it will be too late. At the moment it is like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Very sad for our children and grandchildren, they did not deserve this but if it is the last thing we do the “ghastly old waxworks” of the Communist Party of China must be made to pay.

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  11. The New Zealand DIY Association asks everybody to give a heartfelt vote of thanks to the Wuhan City Council (武汉市市政局) and the Chinese Communist Party (中国共产党) for giving us this wonderful opportunity to catch up on all our long overdue household maintenance projects. Thank you so much 非常感谢
    We will not forget.

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  12. I had the misfortune to see the Commie chick on TV last night.

    She was giving a speech and read every word from notes hardly looking up. Just proves she has script writers as she was stumbling through it.

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  13. so Hone’s blockade didn’t stop the virus.

    A New World supermarket staff member in Kaikohe, Northland has tested positive for COVID-19.

    Northland public health officials are encouraging anyone who has shopped at the supermarket to keep an eye on their health.

    Northern District Health Board (NDHB) advises people who visited New World Kaikohe between March 20 and March 30 to monitor themselves for symptoms of the virus,

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/coronavirus-kaikohe-new-world-staff-member-tests-positive-for-covid-19.html?fbclid=IwAR0SzLtm2v7AufGMsNDB2ZJ0OlDZ-uLX-vSuXA9LBdWfXZjZgKC55sBM2Io

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  14. Families on Auckland’s North Shore have been told their homes will be demolished to make way for a cycle ramp off the proposed pathway over the Harbour Bridge.

    On day two of the nationwide lockdown, residents of Princes St on Northcote Point said the New Zealand Transport Agency foisted a last-minute design change on them, which meant the Crown would now need to acquire their homes.

    “There was not a single word about consultation of this new plan, and it was presented to us as a fait-accompli,” homeowner Carol Brown told Stuff.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/120758213/auckland-homes-to-be-demolished-to-make-way-for-harbour-bridge-cycle-path?cid=facebook.post&fbclid=IwAR0izhqGmiLLotg_yEHDcgL_3auvcvEJR1ReXPWueHOa4Fnrp3lxN2ABrTc

    Party Vote ACT to stop the nazi’s.

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  15. ‘Fear is dangerous. It is the enemy of reason. It suppresses balance and judgment. And it is infectious. (…) Is the coronavirus the latest and most damaging example?’

    He stated that earlier generations would struggle to understand the current hysteria over Covid-19, due to it having ‘milder symptoms’ than previous outbreaks.

    The former judge believes it is the public’s ‘risk-adverse’ attitude which has lead us to not accept ‘the wheel of fortune’.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8189015/Modern-society-afraid-death-no-one-asks-coronavirus-measures-right-says-former-judge.html

    Interesting read.
    Bascically saying we are so risk adverse that we endanger the next generations.

    Making the comparison to cars, which he calls ‘the most lethal weapons ever devised’, as they kill and injure thousands every year, he states that society has accepted that fact as a ‘Faustian bargin’ in order to drive in comfort – suggesting we may have to take the same approach to coronavirus.

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    • Maggy, is it more that food preparation has become more of a focus now there is little else to distract between times?

      Is your husband venturing down to buy his coffee beans this morning? Remind him to leave his recyclable bag in the car! Ask him to pick up a rotissere chicken to save you having to cook today and pretend you are having takeaways. 😎

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      • I cooked oven French fries last week, so my daughters could pretend that we had ordered takeaways.

        Speaking of which, the local Chinese takeway up at the top of Kupe Street (aptly named “Golden Swallow”) https://www.zomato.com/auckland/golden-swallow-takeaways-orakei (I am not making this up)
        has been closed for a while. I feel for the proprieter and his wife who have worked so hard there over the last several years.
        What will become of the thousands of little businesses like them in Auckland?

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      • Yay,
        I got hubby 850g of Raglan Roast coffee beans… definitely can taste the difference.

        I think I need an overdose of greasy, garlicky, spicy food….. (Hubby doesn’t do spicy or very garlicky).

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        • Set the granddaughter the task of biscuit baking while I was working.
          My attention was piqued by the smell of caramelising sugar.
          Supposed to melt butter, sugar, golden syrup and milk, then drop in baking soda and allow to cool.
          Melting had been interpreted as ‘boiling the guts out of’ and the result was toffee-flavoured hokey-pokey welded to the saucepan.

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  16. Nippon TV is reporting that Prime Minister Abe is now involved in the committee meetings whose function is to prepare plans for a lockdown. It is looking like a *semi-hard lockdown in Tokyo and other parts of the nation is imminent.

    * Won’t be rigidly enforced and there will not be any fines or penalties.

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  17. Has anyone noticed that on stuffed website in New Plymouth, the journalist are the new Brownshirts in pimping on the public and reporting any public having fun. Journalist just happen to be there when the poo lice, come along to warn the public, fishermen and surfers to stop having fun. Do you think that they rung up and pimped?
    Clipboard warriors in their council closing off all the car parks to the walkway along the foreshore!
    No more fun for people in New Plymouth as Matt Nipperts mates dob everyone in!

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    • Journalists are among the lowest form of life- Right down there with Lefty Politicians.
      If it had been a National Minister who broke lockdown rules (like David Clark did) it would still be headline news, and the screeching media would be stalking him demanding his resignation..(Think Aaron Gilmore, David Garrett etc)

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  18. Yesterday the headline was something like ” It looks we have reached the peak of the curve”. Today the message from Ardern is they are not sure 4 weeks is long enough.
    Her puppet masters have obviously decided that it will not be politically good if NZ starts relaxing restrictions first. ( have to wait and see what President Trump does –they seem to be following his moves. // )

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    • Ashley Bloomfield has been challenged by Proffesor Skegg already on the 2% community transmission claim. He has even said 1% a few days ago, which I find incredible since as Prof. Skegg said the % it is essentially meaningless.
      So it seems odd that not 48 hours after they agreed to expand the Cov-19 testing criteria, and having been exposed to doing as little a 900 tests a day in late March, that they might say we passed the peak.
      ….Yet we don’t know the true number of cases outside overseas linked people, or non-symptomatic, or recovered cases.
      The lock down will kill back the spread, no doubt, but at what cost – and how well do these people really KNOW our baseline number of cases?
      Seems they simply can’t. All we can do is say after the passage of time, whether the count of news cases being discovered is considered acceptable. <10 new cases a day? zero new cases?
      They should perhaps state what those parameters are. When can we move to level 3, or alert level 2? etc.

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  19. Peru have introduced strict quarantine laws that only allow men outside on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, while women can only go outside on Tuesday’s Thursdays and Saturdays.
    NZ considered something similar but there weren’t enough days in the week to accommodate all the bullshit genders

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  20. Cindy says NO!

    Jacinda Ardern rules against butchers opening as supermarkets described as lockdown’s ‘Achilles heel’
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/jacinda-ardern-rules-against-butchers-opening-as-supermarkets-described-as-lockdown-s-achilles-heel.html

    Jacinda Ardern says allowing butchers and greengrocers to open would lead to other food providers such as bakeries and delicatessens opening too, prompting supply chains to service them, and opening up more risk.

    “We have had to reduce that on-to-one contact that members of the public will be having for some of those services,” Ardern told The AM Show on Monday. “I know how hard it is.”

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    • I’m not all all convinced Jacinda knows ‘how hard it is’..
      She has never worked outside of Student Politics/The Labour Party.
      She now rakes in $500k a year working part-time posing for a few photos and being told what to say by Aunty Helen.
      I’d say she is quite detached from the horrific reality business owners and people who have lost everything are going through…

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      • Cindy and Robbo have no idea what it’s like being in business. All decisions are on you, nobody else is there when things go wrong. Hubby and I had our profitable business deprived of customers for 3 years due to a construction zone it then received an exhorbitant rent increase immediately after which closed our business during the 1987 recession. We chose to sell our first house as couldn’t afford the mortgages we were paying at (from memory) 20% and 27%. There was no social media to wail and scream to about how hard it was back in the 80’s.

        We paid off all our business suppliers, bought a cheap do’er-upper house in the country which we finally gutted and renovated, sold, built, sold again. Many years of hard work later in our business, without holidays of any note, we are now sitting pretty with a profitable business, no mortgage on our new house in a new suburb, new car, and not one cent of taxpayers money has been syphoned by us over our near 38 years together to build our comfortable life. Retirement is looking good in the near future. So stick that in your “I know how hard it is” Cindy.

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    • I doubt that Our Dear PM has been out shopping this fortnight.
      She hasn’t stood in a queue as a cold southerly whirled around.
      She hasn’t scurried around looking for some basics like flour or eggs or a fresh lettuce.
      Does she really think funnelling a city’s populace into one or two locations only to buy all their essentials is a sensible solution?

      She’s so far out of touch with real folks’ lives that I hope she is mocked for the rest of her political life.

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      • Hopefully her political life is short. Maybe she could go an and do something useful in life after this, like work in an Ebola clinic in Africa. Her frown would kill the virus in its tracks….

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  21. This is the time for a NZ political party to make the moves.

    From my comment on the post “Piss off UN”
    At the same time from the Saudi Arabia recently being chair of Human Rights Council, then this.

    China was appointed on Wednesday to a United Nations Human Rights Council panel where it will play a key role in picking the world body’s human rights investigators — including global monitors on freedom of speech, health, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary detention …..
    …… “a pyromaniac into the town fire chief, ….

    https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO2004/S00024/china-joins-top-un-human-rights-panel-sparking-protest.htm

    “The UN often describes the UN human rights experts as the ‘crown jewels’ of its Human Rights Council, ……
    https://unwatch.org/china-joins-u-n-human-rights-panel-will-help-pick-experts-on-free-speech-health-arbitrary-detention/
    Another fox in the hen house, Too many foxes! and there used to be a sport involving foxes.

    I am sure that ACT, David’s Seymour will stand up and say, “NO MORE UNicornical” contributions and NZ is pulling out all together.
    If he can do that, some more seats for the taking?

    UNexit!
    Regain some, make it all of NZ sovereignty.

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  22. Come on, you don’t believe President Trump would blithely promote an unsafe pharmacutical drug to CV-19 patients. If Cindy had promoted its use the world msm would be gushing about her saving the world from the pandemic!

    Coronavirus: Trump urges Americans to take unproven drug
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/04/coronavirus-trump-urges-americans-to-take-unproven-drug.html

    Trump’s optimistic comments on Saturday about the benefits of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, reflected his tendency to put a positive spin on an issue even as data was still being gathered.

    The European Commission said this week that the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine treating COVID-19 had not been proven.

    Trump said the federal government had 29 million doses of the drug and was adding to its national stockpile. He said he had asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to lift a hold on a US order of the drug as well.

    The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency authorization for the drug to be distributed from the national stockpile for doctors to prescribe to hospitalised COVID-19 patients, even as tests continue to be conducted and data collected.

    “We’re just hearing really positive stories and we’re continuing to collect the data,” Trump said.

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  23. Ardern intends to force her subjects to install tracking devices on their phones. It will be illegal not to carry it.

    She will threaten you with longer house arrest if you disagree.

    Source: Her press releases.

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      • “It’s hard to imagine how we could be stronger at the actual border,”
        It is hard to imagine that Ashely can’t think of any possible strengthening at the border.
        The guy is playing politics, since that is intellectually dishonest at best.
        Stronger border would be: (pick any)
        1) Enforced quarantine, separately from onshore household/family
        2) 100% test rate/swab new arrivals
        3) 100% monitoring of self isolation, video check ins/apps similar to Singapore or Taiwan
        4) Serious penalties for breaching any isolation or quarantine
        5) Even Shoot on Sight for quarantine breakers? (ala Phillipines).

        Thicko doesn’t have to imagine any of these, because all of these are in effect in various countries around the world.
        He shouldn’t pretend other measures dont exist.
        God give me strength. This is the brain power of our experts.

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    • The dozy bitch is so full of socialist shit that she’s ignoring the No 1 rule of economics & no amount of fairy dust will make it go away. Prices rise or fall on the last 5% of demand. By closing fruiterers & butchers she has cut off 30% of the supply which is why half a cauliflower costs $7.

      She is totally unfit for purpose.

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      • She closed Couplands Bakery which supplied 30% of the South Island bread. They also were the lead driver on the dollar loaf.
        Why are we running out of bread now? Expect the cheap bread in Supermarkets to go up as they will claim they have to employ more bakers and doubleshift in the Supermarket authorized bakers.
        Does this make any sense?

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  24. Let’s imagine that in 16 days’ time, the government reduces the Alert Level one notch, from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3. What will the likely improvements be?
    – Green grocers and butchers to open?
    – Takeaways to open?
    – Non-affected schools to open?
    – Can travel again, but not in “areas of contamination”?
    – Some “non-essential” businesses to open?
    – Will the “limited entry” to supermarkets and shops end? (Probably not, so that “distancing” can be maintained.)
    – Some offices will open up again to their staff?
    – Restaurants to remain closed?

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    • Hmm I was going to put every day will be ok for a Sunday drive. 🙂
      However, the official level 3
      ~ travel in areas with clusters or community transmission limited Also ruled by level 2 as I pickup on below. So does that mean unlimited travel? or will there be limits, by distance or essential, or necessity, so still the same.

      ~ affected educational facilities closed so it appears the unaffected schools etc., will reopen. How will that work with a University or school when students may be part of another different recent transmission contact though they should be in self isolation.

      ~ mass gatherings cancelled what is numbers, meetings, I think a number thrown around earlier was 10 to be the max..

      ~ public venues closed (eg libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, amusement parks) Can a librarian go and turn on the wifi?

      ~ alternative ways of working required and some non-essential businesses should close again the conundrum of what is essential or not, the takeaway?

      ~ non face-to-face primary care consultations

      ~ non acute (elective) services and procedures in hospitals deferred and healthcare staff reprioritised. still in a holding pattern,

      I think it is still going to be a “glorious bureaucracy” of departments and quangos, overseeing things, with ongoing enforcement rulings, so the steps down means that level 1 & 2 will still be in effect.
      Any problems that arise can then be danced around pointing at another part of the stifling bureaucracy.

      Example from level 2 being;- ~ limit non-essential travel around New Zealand, however that may be interpreted

      could one go to the beach for a swim or to catch some fish ? ?

      Though I think the Mayor Phil Goff will simply leave those “no swim” signs up. either way, 🙁

      https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-system/

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  25. Sent home from work today.
    Up all last night contemplating my doctors blunt recommendation vs my sense of duty to my employer,
    Things changed rapidly at work, risk analysis, etc.
    Rescheduled schedules, (which is happening daily.)

    Gone from being assessed as essential with a chance to do my bit, to being on call… maybe.
    Feel like shit.

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      • “the weather has been mice”
        Yes the mice are relocating, and so are the rats, for warmer and dryer places.

        Traps, Cats, & Poison, all doing their work. Other than the cat, monitoring every 3-5 days to reset or rebait.
        Do not allow the cat access to the poison.

        That stockpile of toilet paper, & paper towels would make a great nesting area.
        Along with a whole lot of rubbish to burn once the fire-bans are lifted.

        Also to protect wiring, dish washers, fridges, deep freeze, near water sources. plus pantry.
        Around vechicles, wiring, rubber hoses, etc.. all very expensive if they damage them.

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  26. Really!?

    Coronavirus: Siouxsie Wiles begs Kiwis to stop meeting their neighbours for wine at the end of driveways
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/coronavirus-siouxsie-wiles-begs-kiwis-to-stop-meeting-their-neighbours-for-wine-at-the-end-of-driveways.html

    “I’ve seen people bending the rules slightly where they’re meeting up with friends at the bottom of their driveways, staying two metres apart and having a glass of wine. Please, don’t do that,” microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles told radio station More FM on Monday morning.

    “There are some instances where outbreaks have happened – there was one at a choir where everybody maintained their distance, but they were all singing. Singing is an act where you could imagine droplets would be spread further than two metres.

    “Do Zoom or Skype or something instead. Please, stay in your home.”

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    • Look at how Newshub spins that story. Sir John Key did not praise Jacinda Ardern’s “handling” of the situation.

      Last month, Sir John praised his successor’s handling of the crisis, saying how her address to the nation announcing a raise in the alert level was “faultless”.

      What he did is praise her communication. This is a snub, not a compliment. Her handling of the crisis has been atrocious, despite her communication being well done.

      “Whatever you think of her decisions, she communicates really clearly and really well,” Sir John told Magic Talk.

      Fucking media liars.

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    • Has there ever been a stronger message to the National Party hierarchy that Bridges is not the man for the job. Replace the leader, revise policy and delivery, and retake the treasury benches.

      Bridges forgets to oppose Ardern and takes every chance to undermine Seymour.
      Get rid of the idiot.

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  27. This has been around for a while but probably still relevant:

    It is the month of June, on the shores of the Black Sea. It is raining, and the little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

    Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town. He enters the only hotel, lays a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.

    The hotel proprietor takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher.

    The Butcher takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig grower.

    The pig grower takes the 100 Euro note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel.

    The supplier of feed and fuel takes the 100 Euro note and runs to pay his debt to the town prostitute that in these hard times, gave her services on credit.

    The prostitute runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the 100 Euro note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.

    The hotel proprietor then lays the 100 Euro note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.

    At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his 100 Euro note, after saying that he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.

    No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.

    And that is how a capitalist economy works.

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  28. Just saw this “In terms of ethnicity of the cases, 73.5 per cent are European, 8.4 per cent Asian, 7.8 per cent Maori and 3.4 per cent Pacific, he said.” That means the numbers are significantly higher as both Maori and Pacific island communities don’t bother getting their kids sorted in terms of medical issues. Wait for the PI explosion.

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    • I’ve been thinking along the same lines. Get a few cases in South Auckland where you have a mother, sperm donor three or four Aunties & Uncles with a dozen kids in one filthy house.

      Any virus will go through such areas like a dose of salts.

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  29. Unlike the Labour Pardy Health MINISTER National are actually working.

    Coronavirus: National leader Simon Bridges defends Wellington to Tauranga commute amid COVID-19 lockdown
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-national-leader-simon-bridges-defends-wellington-to-tauranga-commute-amid-covid-19-lockdown.html

    Opposition leader Simon Bridges is defending his decision to commute between Wellington and his home in Tauranga during the Covid-19 lockdown.

    Bridges is chairing the Epidemic Response Committee, which meets each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    While MPs are joining the meeting remotely via Zoom, Bridges is working out of Parliament, and driving himself back to Tauranga for the rest of the week.

    Other National MPs on the Epidemic Response Committee were also in Parliament last week, including Whangārei MP Shane Reti, and Taupō MP Louise Upston.

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  30. Andrew is also busy working.
    What a fucking arsehole he really is.

    Justice Minister Little last week insisted bill be progressed during lockdown and refused to support any extension. He has told committee that officials would not be able to provide normal quality of departmental report nor fully respond to committee questions, but still wants it done fast.

    Justice Committee Chair, Labour MP, Meka Whaitiri, has used powers to set closure date for submissions and advised committee she intends hearing submissions by video conference week of 13 April while nation still in lockdown and MPs confined to their homes. Committee is 4Lab/4Nat. She has overridden our objections at 3 video conf of Chair and Deputy(me).( Nick Smith)

    https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn

    Labour is putting their narrow political interests of trying to get a few thousand more votes at next election ahead of the right priorities for NZ at this time. It follows a unfortunate pattern of partisan electoral law changes and rushed changes. Electoral Bills passed this term include giving party leaders power to dismiss MPs, shifting power to write ref qs at elections from parl to cab and 24 hr rushed foreign donations change that was full of holes.

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  31. I see from the trailers on TV that if I watch the 6pm news on One, Dullard Dallow will tell us all bout Queen Elizabeth’s SENSATIONAL address.
    How overused is that word?
    She’s speaking calmly to her subjects, not announcing that Prince Philip has given her the clap – THAT would be sensational.
    An abdication would be sensational,
    Andrew admitting to stuff would be senstional,
    Harry signing on for a sex-change would be sensational.
    The Queen’s message during a global pandemic is a no-brainer.

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  32. What is Hooten smoking for Gods sake?

    It is uncouth to mention politics right now, but Labour strategists also know that the September 19 election could then go ahead, which Ardern would win in a landslide; a Fraseresque figure who saved New Zealand from its greatest peril since World War II. She may even find herself free of NZ First and, with a bit of luck, also the Greens.

    But all this depends on what happens over the next two weeks, or even the next few days.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12322917

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    • Hooten is a prime example of the old saying “a fair weather friend”. There are plenty of other more colourful ways of saying it but they all fall into the same category –he’ll go where he can make money in the long run.

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  33. A suspected Covid-19 male patient is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an oxygen mask over his mouth and nose. A young student female nurse appears and gives him a partial sponge bath.
    “Nurse,”‘ he mumbles from behind the mask, “are my testicles black?”
    Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, “I don’t know, Sir. I’m only here to wash your upper body and feet.”
    He struggles to ask again, “Nurse, please check for me. Are my testicles black?”
    Concerned that he might elevate his blood pressure and heart rate
    from worrying about his testicles, she overcomes her embarrassment and pulls back the covers.
    She raises his gown, holds his manhood in one hand and his testicles gently in the other.
    She looks very closely and says, “There’s nothing wrong with them, Sir. They look fine.”
    The man slowly pulls off his oxygen mask, smiles at her, and says
    very slowly, “Thank you very much. That was wonderful. Now listen
    very, very, closely:

    “Are – my – test – results – back?”

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  34. Magic Talk host Ryan Bridge launched a petition https://www.change.org/p/slash-mps-pay-by-20-due-to-covid-19-crisis on Monday, imploring New Zealand’s MPs to take a voluntary pay cut of 20 percent for the next three months, with the possibility of extending that another three months pending a review.

    Bridge says it’s an appropriate response to the thousands of New Zealanders who have lost jobs or taken pay cuts in the weeks since coronavirus first wrought havoc on our economy.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus

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  35. Butchers, bakers can operate online, Jacinda Ardern says
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/butchers-bakers-can-operate-online-jacinda-ardern-say

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says butchers, bakers and grocers are able to operate online. This comes less than an hour after the Ministry of Business (MBIE) told 1 NEWS “no decisions have been made on this”.

    Jacinda Ardern today was asked about online operating by butchers, bakers and grocers after issues arose such as halal butchers that were forced to close due to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

    When asked to clarify the lockdown restriction on shops operating online, Ms Ardern told media “you will have heard me many times before that what you can access in supermarkets, people can access through alternative means online and so on”.

    “There has always been guidance that wholefoods can be provided online, you would have heard me say that yesterday, that’s always been the guidance of MBIE, that’s why you’ve got outlets like My Food Bag who have continued to operate.

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  36. Jacinda Ardern stands by Health Minister despite Scotland’s health boss resigning for similar breaches
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/jacinda-ardern-stands-by-health-minister-despite-scotland-s-health-boss-resigning-for-similar-breaches.html

    “I will not offer any justification for what I did. It was wrong,” she said during a press conference.

    It echoes of New Zealand Health Minister David Clark’s lockdown breach, driving to a mountain bike park last week and going for a ride.

    Newshub asked Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday if Dr Clark should follow suit, and she said “no”.

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  37. Coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ‘won’t rule out’ pay cuts for MPs during COVID-19 crisis
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-won-t-rule-out-pay-cuts-for-mps-during-covid-19-crisis.html

    The Prime Minister won’t rule out taking a pay cut alongside her Cabinet Ministers and other MPs, as pressure mounts on them to “feel the economic impact” of COVID-19 that other Kiwis already have.

    Magic Talk host Ryan Bridge launched a petition on Monday, imploring New Zealand’s MPs to take a voluntary pay cut of 20 percent for the next three months, with the possibility of extending that another three months pending a review.

    Bridge says it’s an appropriate response to the thousands of New Zealanders who have lost jobs or taken pay cuts in the weeks since coronavirus first wrought havoc on our economy.

    “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and other Government MPs have stated publicly that ‘we are all in this together’. This seems a mere platitude,” he wrote.

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  38. So if this decimation of the global economy, and human rights, is effective in stopping Covid-19, then it should also wipe out ordinary flu which we are told is less contagious.

    Ponder that imbeciles.

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  39. I get very pissed off watching Ardern making her daily speeches knowing that she was handed the speech notes as she comes out to face the media.

    I can just see her instructions from her press secretary – “You dont have to understand them sweetie, just read them clearly and look up occassionaly, don’t murder the queens english”

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  40. So Whinnie the poohs treacherous regime has a second surprise for us in the pipeline,Hantavirus is making a spectacular return in parts of that shithole country, I wonder how the filthy CCP will manage to infect the rest of the planet given the travel bans being enforced around the globe?
    There must be severe repercussions for Xi Jinping and his disgusting party of human pigs that have made slaves out of 1300 million people and inflicted a virus on the entire world, that POS Xi Jinpings cunning smile won’t be enough for the planet to forgive him and his filth for what they’ve done.

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