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    • No, I’m here DP. They haven’t got me yet. Seems there’s not much to talk about except COVID-19, and I’m a bit over it. However, I’m heartened by the progress NZ is making, or the bullet we dodged, and just wonder how much better it could have been if #commsgirl hadn’t delayed for her hijab-hugfest, had got her shit together on the borders (which is only going to happen today), and had ensured sufficient tests and gear. If this is wartime footing, I’d hate us to be in a war.

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    • They might have come for me this morning but I kept very quiet and they missed me! Sleeping in is a rarity for me, must be all this lockdown boredom or hubby not ‘crashing’ around the house. Anyway, morning everyone 😊

      Sorry to hear about your arm Lizzie. That will slow you down.

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  1. Does anybody on YSB know exactly what day the Herald became the Labour Party head office for the ellection campaign 2020 ? seriously people the herald could airbrush Dumbo and make him look 15 years younger, Jacinda is continually airbrushed but poor old Simons image is always the absolute worst one they can find,FFS.

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      • I hope krazykiwi doesn’t mind but I thought id copy and paste this…

        krazykiwi
        In the very near future we’re going to hear Ardern start crowing about how her government’s ‘strong, decisive measures’ have staved off a biological disaster, with 10s of thousands of lives ‘saved’.

        This is, of course, a completely baseless claim, having no more truth than saying weeks of house arrest saved us all from an asteroid strike. Nevertheless, our sycophantic media will once again provide air cover for the lies, presenting correlation as causation. Sadly millions of unthinking New Zealanders will simply accept this at face value.

        The truth reads something more like this.

        ☛ If you are now unemployed, Covid-19 isn’t the cause. You are unemployed because of the Ardern government’s response to Covid-19.

        ☛ If you are stressed, traumatized or suffering increased family violence, Covid-19 isn’t the cause. You are experiencing this because of the Ardern government’s response to Covid-19. (and please seek help.. don’t wait for a government service)

        ☛ If you have been forced to close your business, Covid-19 isn’t the cause. You’ve been forced to close your business because of the Ardern government’s response to Covid-19.

        ☛ If your health is suffering because hospitals have cancelled your outpatient appointments or your scheduled operation, Covid-19 isn’t the cause. Your health is suffering because of the Ardern government’s response to Covid-19.

        ☛ If you are suffering emotionally due be being separated from loved ones, Covid-19 isn’t the cause. You are suffering because of the Ardern government’s response to Covid-19.

        You get the idea. Please, please, please don’t buy the line that all this hardship and pain was necessary ‘because of Covid-19’. That is a unmitigated lie. Spread this message far and wide, because the lies from this government are gathering pace, and for the most part, the media are not holding them to account.

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        • rightoverlabour, Yep Ardern hasn’t made one decision in this crisis she’s just the mouthpiece of the people behind the curtain ,but the media will have her riding in on a white horse sword in hand to save the plebs.
          Trump on the other hand makes decisions like when he stopped visitors from China in January and was called racist and xenophobic and I guarantee Ardern would have been one of them …

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        • I wrote to Bridges when the stupid predictions about 60,000 deaths etc. came out of Auckland University. I said exactly the same as krazykiwi about how the media would pump up Ardern in terms of her response. Bridges did not acknowledge my email so I sent it and further comment reiterating the same point to another senior National MP —no response.
          Meanwhile Bridges is continues his “postponement” of electioneering while Labour is milking every once of political gain it can out of the crisis.
          I do not accept the excuse that the MSM are not giving National any oxygen. While there is an element of truth to it , it has not stopped David Seymour. He continues to try every way he can to get his points out there.
          NB. Before anyone jumps –this comment is not me sulking because I got no response to the emails.
          I do not care but I get frustrated wondering what it will take to wake the National crowd up.

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  2. Socialism’s destructive legacy – undermining confidence in everything that makes up a democracy

    Socialism is like a cancer that spreads and destroys everything it comes in contact with. The latest victim is going to be the destruction of trust in the judicial system through the twin evils of socialism’s cultural wars:
    – on Christianity and
    – on masculinity.

    The latest nail in the coffin of the judicial system is news that Cardinal Pell has had his conviction tossed out by the High Court of Australia. The highest court in the land. Moreover, the decision seemed to have given an admonition that the jury were not acting rationally. One wonders how many more ‘outrage’ cases will end up being tossed out (I suspect Weinstein’s appeal is going to be interesting and I can think of several convictions in NZ where there seemed to have been massive doubt and little evidence to support guilty verdicts). When you toss in what is going to happen with Roger Stone’s conviction in the US – where the jury was clearly tainted and the activist judge acted to cover it up – it’s hard not to think that this is another pillar of Western society that the foul modern socialists have managed to destroy completely.

    It must be odd to belong to a movement or school of thought for which nothing is sacred, that their hatred of everyone who is not them justifies any depravity, any corruption, any lie. It’s an ugly, dirty cult full of people so sick they need to be kept in a separate and confined space and the infection requires permanent quarantining. I’m convinced that history will judge the 21st Century socialists very poorly.

    I don’t despise and loathe socialists, I’m just despising and loathing them back.

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      • Oh Sooty I hope not, He is an absolute bastard, his arrogance knows no bounds. If people knew the trauma those who have been abused are subjected to they would not be so quick to doubt them. I worked with abused as children for a number of years and its totally destructive of any self esteem they might have ever had. Parents cannot believe a holy priest would do that and so the children aren’t believed if they’re told. It is dreadful how it impacts their lives.

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        • I agree.
          Don’t F. around. If someone abuses children strike a reinforcing rod across their face.
          Just Do it.
          Same with those that level false accusations.
          Little of the church abuse stuff is false.

          The law is a very fragile thing that has many checks and balances.
          More often than not it will let the guilty go than lock up the innocent.

          Pell has shown great arrogance and raised a finger to the legal establishment in Australia – after hiding behind it.
          The Catholicism thing is much stronger in Australia than NZ for those who need perspective.
          They are a force well beyond the occasional straggler in NZ.
          Pell and his colleagues knew priests were sexually abusing children.
          Whether he did so himself I cannot say.
          He was a big powerful guy in his day standing 6’3′

          The sadness of Ireland often strikes me. People go on about religious controlled countries like Iran without waking up to the fact that this was how Ireland was for centuries.
          Until about 30 years ago.
          The Catholic church had a large grip. I was amazed in 1981 that you could not buy condoms. Women had to go the England for contraception. The churchy bastards ruled with an iron fist and allowed alcohol as the only pleasure.

          The Magdalene sisters were brutal slavers in the 20th century. Maybe Idris Elba and the other Hollyweird wankers could do a movie about that slavery on England’s doorstep instead of their fake news, fact-free ‘historical movies’ they do spew out.
          The Magdalene catholic criminals destroyed the hopes and dreams of young women many of whom never recovered. They buried many a baby and young mother.
          They were selling off babies to England and USA.
          $$$$ unleaded. The fuel that drives the catholic church.

          There was no imaginary ‘godliness’ by these nuns or ‘do gooders’.
          They were evil compassionless killers. In the name of the father; and of child abuse.

          That is only one aspect of the catholic church and what they got away with in Ireland.
          The Catholics are just as bad today in Philippines and actively involved in political manipulation.
          Duterte is correct.
          They peddle the drug of ‘god’ while doing evil.

          I suggest one might try to see the TV Movie ‘Oranges and Sunshine’.
          That was where the British Govt lied and sent children off to the ‘colonies’ and pretended they were orphans. The role played by David Wenham as ‘Len’ was outstanding. The catholic priests to whom some kids were sent abused them on every level.
          20th Century Slave labour, emotional abuse, enforced hardship, and sexual assault.
          In Australia in the 1950s and 1960s.
          The movie is set mainly in Australia and shows the abuse of children – and mothers who were lied to that their kids were dead.

          Dirtbag Pell knew of this and lot of other abuse and was involved in multi million dollar payouts for silence money.
          They moved the priests around and often to less sophisticated societies like the Pacific Islands and Philippines to continue their abuse unhindered by law or conscience.

          Pell is pure filth.
          They could not get him for those.
          Pell was cunning like a shithouse rat… because he was and is a shit house rat.
          If you catch a rapey priest -Any decent bloke would have got the iron bar out, smashed a collar bone, tied the prick to the towbar and dragged the rapist to the cop shop.
          ..or just take them to the cop shop but certainly not send them off to other countries to continue their debauchery then use the other blind suckers collection plate money to pay off the abused kids.

          Pell chose not to follow the law nor apply jungle justice. On many occasions.
          Pell then went to the Vatican where he was the CFO for the catholic church and still involved in hush money payouts.
          I wonder how much of Ken Russell movie ‘The Devils’ (1971) was fantasy and how much was documentary?

          Pell will not go to hell. He is just like David Clark.
          David Clark knows the current flu is not that bad so went to the beach and out cycling.
          Pell knows there is no hell and he is peddling lies like Herr Doktor Clark and his fellow conspirators.
          Therefore Pell continues with his deceit as there is no punishment.
          Sadly, evil won.

          There is no redemption story here.
          There is no justice for the many victims and Pell and most of his rapey and rape-protecting mates got away with it.
          The reinforcing bar sounds like a good solution to me right now.

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  3. The media is breathlessly telling us America has set a record for flu deaths.

    They forgot to give us the – per head of population – figure. Italy has 60 million people. America 330 million.

    This figure would be greatly reduced if they built a wall. Mexico should back it, given they have closed the border to gringos.

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  4. Morning all youse who couldn’t sleep and had to tickle the codes.
    Bit of rain last night and breezy today.

    Not bothered about having cindy for another 3 years.
    Once we go back to work people will find out how things really are and there will be a lot of angst over paying bills etc. That will be when the rubber hits the road.
    Business owners bullied for selling essentials

    And plenty will struggle with their mortgages and their banks.
    Then of course there is the onging media collapse.

    Anyone watch the Q+A with Simon. My god that Dyson women is bloody awful.
    Thicker than two planks that one.

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  5. About 200 construction projects have been impacted by Covid 19 so far, according to a new report by building research firm Pacifecon.
    A Pacifecon report said 163 construction projects planned or tendered had had their start dates postponed.
    Another seven planned or tendered projects had been placed on hold, two had been cancelled and 24 projects would have delayed completion.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/property/120894743/almost-200-construction-projects-impacted-by-covid19-new-report-says

    That won’t be all. Bank lending was drying up and its probable they will be very caustious about lending. There are plans nd consents for enough houses and hotels to keep half our population in new houses.

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  6. Pleased that the gathering part of hunting and gathering isn’t verboten…got a good feed of mushrooms this morning.

    Lizziep…hope your wrist break didn’t arise out of an activity that might give Dear Leader cause to frown sternly..not mountain bike riding were you?

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    • No Toko, and not even out of my area/what ever she wishes to call it. I was just walking around the block, the ?/council have been working on the footpaths doing ? who knows, and they’re still very uneven, moved to the side when passed, and went over. Bloody painful to say the least. Thank you all for your concern.

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  7. How many of you all have up to date wills.
    Yes ya gunna die sometime so get over it.

    As it happens we have had some big changes to our situation and it was timely to look at this.
    Looking at the old one it was way way from relevent , and yes its a few Years old.
    We are having a big think about what we are going to say and want done.

    So I thought, well as the subject of lockdowns and Cindy are really getting a bit stale perhaps our wonderful Ed might like to have a subject page where people could contribute ideas for getting rid of all our illgotten capitalist gains on the way to heaven or wherever we finish up.

    Quite aserious subject but worth the discussion and the idea’s especially as we can’t do a hell of lot of other things.

    What about it Mr Ed.

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  8. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has spoken of the “huge tensions” between looking after the health of New Zealanders but also saving the country’s economy – and he wants to come out of the level 4 lockdown as quickly as possible.

    “We are hearing the calls [about the economy] and the calls are massive all around the country in every respect. In terms of the economic analysis, we have a lot of work going on as to what this all means,” Peters told Mike Hosking on Newstalk ZB today.

    “The number one priority is to get us out of this level 4 to some level far more manageable, sustainable and durable while we rebuild the economy.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12323595

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    • I doubt the sharemarket and economy are anywhere near the bottom. So far the actual setback has been trivial. Basically putting things back to where they were a few years ago.

      The real pain is ahead of us and those who think life will return to how it was are in for a world of hurt.

      Those who have bought into the hysteria are the least psychologically equipped to deal with the consequences of their actions.

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    • Under conditions of very low wage inflation, Large Loans Linger Longer.

      How can term deposits go up? If they did, mortgage interest rates would also have to rise. (If interest rates rise from 3% to 4%, that is a 25% increase (4 is 25% greater than 3).

      How do you get a return on your money? My bank is only paying me 2% but the cost of basic foodstuffs is rising far faster than that figure. Look at the prices of standards such as 2 liters of house brand milk, 1 kg of mince, a block of butter, a kg of potatoes or other basic vegetables (despite the crash in oil prices). Mince seems to be 40% more expensive than it was 4-5 years ago.

      My choice of sub-$10 red wines is getting smaller and smaller….

      Thank goodness I get paid in yen.

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  9. Wednesday’s early look at the ANZ Business Outlook Survey for April is the main course. And it’s huge.

    “The preliminary data for April saw every activity indicator plunge. Most hit record lows by a very large margin,” ANZ Chief Economist, Sharon Zollner said.

    The ‘headline’ business confidence fell 9 points to -73%.

    Arguably the more key figure though is companies’ expectations of their own own activity. That reading plummeted 34 points, with a net 61% of firms now expecting lower activity for their firm in the year ahead.

    “We’ve never seen numbers like these,” Zollner said.

    A net 54% of firms expect to cut jobs; a net 50% expect to reduce investment – both record lows.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/news/104474/anz-business-outlook-preliminary-april-reading-shows-record-lows-across-board

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  10. Christchurch had an earthquake this morning. There should be bugger all damage as the only building left standing before hand was the Anglican Cathedral. The one that Jim Anderton stopped been pulled down. Ever wondered how much Jim Anderton left in his will to rebuild it. Can’t have been much because it never got rebuilt!

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  11. When we start employment again. We need to be firm. If you are here on a work visa and you have no employment ,or the means to support your self. The only welfare you get will be a plane ticket back home

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  12. – No one in opposition has said they “doubt the public will be ready for an election in September”, but it sounds good coming from the msm. Is anyone here aware that “The Electoral Commission is already working on alternative ways of collecting votes”?

    The New Zealand First leader on Thursday said he wants an election on November 21.
    Coronavirus: Winston Peters pushes for general election to be delayed to November
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-winston-peters-pushes-for-general-election-to-be-delayed-to-november.html

    “As the opposition doubts the public will be ready for an election in September, Winston Peters says he wants the election to be a couple months after.”

    Parts of the country are increasingly looking likely to be living under varying kinds of lockdown when the general election rolls around on September 19.

    The Electoral Commission is already working on alternative ways of collecting votes, but National is sceptical about whether a new system can be trusted.

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the September election date before the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking widespread havoc across the world.

    The Electoral Commission is already working on alternative ways of collecting votes

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  13. Henry Kissinger in an address to the super secret Bilderberg Organization meeting at Evian, France, May 21, 1992 said the following as transcribed from a tape recording made by one of the Swiss delegates:

    “Today American’s would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government.”

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  14. I am being unfaithful to Ed by getting around and embracing some other blog sites.
    Idle hands and all.
    Not Slater’s one or Farrar’s one.
    No sense in going backwards in life.

    They vary but the ramp up from occasional posts from Cactus Kate are pointed.
    No fluffing, sharp like a cactus spike and on point. Top shelf.

    Bob Jones on the other hand should not have started blogging at 80 .
    These are rambling messes calling out the Dom Post for spelling or grammar errors- who knew- but being very anti Trump and pro climate lies.
    Jones really should never have started blogging and just left his books as his legacy.

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  15. Good work by David Seymour

    letter just received, below, on volunteering.
    Give or receive.
    Real action and actual ‘Be Kind’
    We had a physical mail out from him 10 days ago and I am getting emails about weekly.

    Begins:-
    Since the beginning of the nationwide lockdown, I have received occasional requests from people unable to get groceries and have tried to assist them. Now there is a much better service. The Student Volunteer Army, which originated in Christchurch after the earthquakes, has swung into action and assembled an excellent service operating out of Remuera New World.

    If you need help, you can phone them on 0800 005 902. You can order and pay by debit or credit card and a properly vetted volunteer will deliver your groceries to your door.

    And if you’d like to help, you can become a volunteer by visiting the http://www.sva.org.nz website.

    I have spoken to the SVA organisers and highly recommend this service and volunteer opportunity for our community.

    As always, my office and I remain available to provide assistance in dealing with government agencies. You can reach us on 09 522 7464 or at mpepsom@parliament.govt.nz. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

    Yours sincerely,
    David Seymour

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  16. Reports on Magic Talk of the Coromandel being infested by Easter holiday makers arriving under cover of darkness at their bach for the long weekend. A local noted that lines for the supermarket in Whangamata, 1 in 10 is a local. A courier says he is delivering as many parcels into the Corormandel as he normally would over the summer holidays. The cops missed their opportunity over this past week to place roadblocks at the base of the Coromandel to prevent sneaky holiday makers moving early to their other residence. Now the cops will have to rely on neighbours dobbing the new arrivals in.

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    • Prison Nation.
      Ah, the Coromandel
      Is it Smiths Dream/Sleeping Dogs (movie ver.) ?

      Book synopsis
      “When Smith is left by his wife and goes to hide away in the bush in the Coromandel he never imagines he will become the most wanted man in the country. In a right-wing coup one man, Volkner, has seized power in New Zealand and is using army and special police to maintain his government. Smith’s Dream forces us to imagine such a situation and to ask ourselves: Where would you stand? How far would you go? ”

      Film version:
      “A political thriller with action film elements, it follows the lead character “Smith” (Neill) as New Zealand plunges into a police state as a fascist government institutes martial law after industrial disputes flare into violence.”
      See! Read between the lines!.

      Even then the media hoodlums were projecting the ‘right wing’ to bring in Martial Law when it is usually the left wing/commies.

      This Prison Nation 2020 is not My Dream.
      This is real.
      So what if they go to the beach.
      Two days notice to lockdown because Ardern was calling in her third worlders for the Mar 15 battle cry.

      Prison Nation.
      No actual deaths and 12 people in hospital with the flu but with more people to die from missed surgery.
      Bugger that.
      People are paying rates on two houses, cannot earn any income, and rates will rise for many on 1 July.
      We are taking it up the poo tube.

      Let them have a break.
      I know someone who has gone to a holiday house. I am not dobbing them in.
      They are not my enemy.
      Media and Marxists are. And the Stasi that enforce. The very Stasi that a month ago did not think that burglary was a crime but driving 5km over the speed limit or being a New Conservatives follower is.

      So, waikatogirl.
      No road blocks please. Reduce the fascism. Lock up the Stasi.
      A couple of bubbles blow west on the Wind and settle in the Coromandel.
      Then in a few days an Easterly wind blows these bubbles back.
      No harm done.
      Don’t be the Wicked Witch of the East.
      Be Kind 🙂

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      • I wasn’t calling for road blocks instead saying that people have done what the hell they like despite pleas from Socialist Cindy and her minions. Harder to tidy up that mess now instead of stopping travellers going on their hols to the Coromandel. The cops should have seen that one coming!! //

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  17. Breaking news????? waiting, waiting, and just a big fat nothing. Just wagging head, wagging fingers and nothing much else. Oh wonderful there is a two day window for businesses to get it together to open if they can, when we are into level 3. Ah I fear for NZ and the pathetic supporters who think she is great, I am going to watch the last couple of episodes of Ozark its about as realistic as the bullshit I just watched. Please forgive me should I have missed great news. I would have loved to hear some, perhaps I missed it.

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    • Yes, this topic of covid updates with Cindy pontificating is becoming very tedious and I’ve switched off from it. If it is meant to dull the brain and put us all to sleep, she and the obsessed msm are succeeding. Strewth, you’d think there wasn’t anything else happening in the world. 🙄

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  18. I decided to keep away from the supermarket madness (all closed tomorrow for Good Friday). The weather is horrible, too.

    My wife is making hot-cross buns (using a Japanese recipe). (BTW, in Japanese recipes, 1 cup = 200 ml, which is different from the 1 cup = 250 ml of Western recipes).

    Tomorrow I will make chicken, lentil and celery soup. I don’t have a recipe but will wing it. (No two soup batches come out the same.)

    What are the rest of you cooking over the next day or so?

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    • I went to the supermarket this morning and walked away in disgust at the 600m line.

      Then I went for cross country run of about 20k. Currently in a 100m line. Gone from breezing through the forest to this shit 😡

      I’m developing a powerful intolerance for imbeciles.

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    • Your soup sounds hearty O-sen. I will make that another time as have several tins of lentils in the pantry.

      Tonight we’re having homemade Indian tandoori lamb but I haven’t thought further ahead about food yet. We are well stocked so will find something yum. We’ve got hot x buns and a few dark chocy truffle filled Lindt Easter eggs, so whatever we don’t have we’ll make do without.

      Hubby braved the supermarket yesterday. Took him 2 hours. He couldn’t buy any Ajax Spray and wipe, but nevermind as I have good old Handy Andy to clean with.

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    • Here’s a very basic cock-a-leekie soup you could modify (it’s already been asianified by substituting rice for barley).
      https://www.thespruceeats.com/traditional-cock-a-leekie-soup-435869

      We are having 3rd-day left-overs rehashed as a soup tomorrow…. I could dump a load of beetroot in it and call it borsht.

      If I get down to the shops on Saturday I’ll get some more cottage cheese and make a Paskha… for Sunday…
      I can’t be bothered making the traditional Easter cake – Kulich,, because it’s a fag!

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  19. If you have not seen this piece by Tucker Carlson, I recommend you do.
    Although the US response is different to NZ’s, there are many parallels.
    If Cindy wants to drag this out past the 4 weeks, will the cure be worse than the disease?
    The overblown model predictions compared to reality here in NZ are similar to the US.
    Why are our media so stupid and accepting of the so called experts?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCyqcoC747o

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    • On line learning is the norm anyway.
      The only difference is that there is no need to don the extortionately priced uniform and turn up. The set class work can be bowled off in under an hour, leaving plenty of day left to do great things.
      The little matter of a decimated economy aside, this home isolation can continue for a very long time.

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  20. Sweet weeping Jesus 😱

    Ardern’s media activists are promoting the absurd fantasy NZ can eliminate the commie cough. To prep us for the dear leader extending the destruction of our country.

    The ignorant fuckwits supporting this madness will scream the loudest when the horrific consequences bite. Their future, and the future of their worthless kids, are diminished.

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    • It does my head in Kea.
      Ardern has been belching hatred and spitting pure venom toward the Free Market and ‘Evil’ Capitalists for many years (The proof is all over You Tube!)- And now she has taken her chance to decimate her enemies.
      It astounds me that people cannot see what is going on here…

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  21. “Two days notice for business to get organised”.
    I wonder how many business’ won’t be able to get “organised in two day”? Stock needs to be re-ordered and deliveries made to everyone by companies trying to get up and running themselves. Shelves restocked, etc, Staff need to be notified or possibly replaced if they have moved on during the lockdown… but it’s okay all you employers cause Cindy says it can be done. No prob’s eh!!

    Coronavirus: Jacinda Ardern reveals when Cabinet will decide on whether to extend COVID-19 lockdown
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-jacinda-ardern-reveals-when-cabinet-will-decide-on-whether-to-extend-covid-19-lockdown.html

    “It is then my intention that on the 20th of April, two days before the lockdown is due to finish, Cabinet will make a decision on our next steps. That’s because we need to use the most up to date data that we have to make that decision.”

    The Prime Minister said what that means is, if the country is ready to move to alert level 3, the businesses that will be allowed to open will have two days to get organised.

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    • You have to remember that SLG is the country’s largest employer.
      We know this because she told us.

      Of course, she’s such a great employer that none of her staff have been laid off, and none have suffered a drop in wages. What an example to us all.

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    • From the website. Level 3 “alternative ways of working required and some non-essential businesses should close”.
      The key word here is SOME. Do they define non-essential? Every business owner thinks they provide some essential products or services. Are we going to get stopped by the local plod who then decides we are not really necessary and to piss off back to home detention?

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  22. If you are bored, and feel the way I do about Jacinda, have a look here.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Jacinda+ardern+memes&rlz=1C1GCEV_enNZ849NZ849&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiDtNOZyNroAhVGxzgGHWhmAEAQ_AUoAXoECAsQAw&biw=1522&bih=698#imgrc=DhpGzvUmVnXqhM

    I’d like to suggest a competition to the Ed for the best Jacinda Silly Little Liar memes. Don’t be Nasty, be Truthful….. And do remember to be Kind ( of fucking nasty)

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  23. Did New Zealanders have civil liberties during WWII?

    It would be interesting to compare conditions under wartime with the current limits imposed by the Ardern government.

    (In the 1940s “enemy aliens” were a thing. In 2020 we are happy with them being here, so I guess that counts as progress. Certainly in my case.. //)

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    • I doubt that Ardern has quite yet got NZ wound down &under her thumb to the extent the country was during WW2. That doesn’t mean that she’s not working on it.

      But as to Kiwi civil liberties in WW2. I was born in 1949 so my experience is second hand but picked up from those who lived in those times. Conscription for the army didn’t involve much in the way of liberties. Neither did being manpowered (women) or being directed to work in an essential industry. Information via the media was heavily censored. Travel had to be for approved purposes. Elections were postponed.

      But this would have been accepted by New Zealanders of the era. There was an allegiance to “the Old Country”, seniority trumped ability, the Churches dictated morals & salt on one’s porridge was considered a luxury.

      As such civil liberties as we know them were in short supply before, during & after WW2.

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  24. Sounds like we’re on our own if the electricity supply goes off.

    Crucial tips to prepare for power outages in lockdown as storms expected over Easter
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/crucial-tips-to-prepare-for-power-outages-in-lockdown-as-storms-expected-over-easter.html

    Metservice says stormy weather is predicted for Sunday and Monday with cold rain and strong winds expected all over New Zealand, with power outages possible.

    Energy companies will continue to respond to power outages as essential workers, but Vector is warning customers if the power goes out during the storm it may take longer to get it back again.
    Since you won’t be able to rely on others for electricity or food outlets for takeaways, ensure you have an alternative fuel such as a gas barbeque available for cooking.

    If this isn’t possible make sure you have a variety of food options that don’t require electricity to make.

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    • “Earlier this week, Air New Zealand confirmed the appointment of new chief people officer Joe McCollom as the airline looks to cut costs.”

      Let me fix that for you.
      “Earlier this week, Air New Zealand confirmed the appointment of new chief hatchet man Joe McCollom as the airline looks to cut costs.”

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  25. Threats and arson attempts targeting cell network towers during nationwide lockdown

    Cell towers are being vandalised and damaged during the Level 4 coronavirus lockdown, disrupting mobile connections around the country.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/tvnz/onenews/story/2020/04/09/threats-and-arson-attempts-targeting-cell-network-towers-during.html

    There have been multiple attempts where someone has allegedly attempted to set a tower on fire, Spark spokesperson Althea Lovell told 1 NEWS today.

    “While the damage was fairly negligible, one event caused an outage of mobile and wireless broadband services in the surrounding area,” she says.

    Chief executive Geoff Thorn warned there could be serious repercussions, saying the attacks are targeting “critical national infrastructure during a time of national emergency”.

    Yesterday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director-General Dr Ashley Bloomfield shot down unfounded rumours that 5G was somehow connected to the coronavirus outbreak.

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  26. TWITTER
    “When I stand and applaud every Thursday at 8pm, I am not applauding the Easter bunny. I’m applauding the nurses and the doctors and the anaesthetists and the ambulance drivers,” UK talkback host Nick Ferrari said, dismissing Jacinda Ardern’s statement from Monday..

    ‘Not applauding the Easter bunny ‘: UK talkback host rails at Jacinda Ardern
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/120895643/not-applauding-the-easter-bunny–uk-talkback-host-rails-at-jacinda-ardern

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s statement that the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are “essential workers” has become part of a heated debate on UK morning TV.

    Ardern said on Monday, the Easter Bunny and one of his counterparts, the Tooth Fairy, had been given the all clear from the government to keep working during level four lockdown.

    This was picked up by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on the daytime talk show This Morning and used as part of a discussion over key workers

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