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The Clowns aren’t just in the car.

220 COMMENTS

  1. I have wonderful neighbours, but just for the duration of the lockdown, I wish FRANKIE DAROUX lived next door:
    “Why the government needs to ban power tools and loud DIY during covid-19 lockdown”

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    • Now there’s another ladyboy. I just bet he goes around the neighborhood dobbling in residents for all sorts of reasons to the council even when not in lockdown. I bet he knows the council bylaws of by hart. I wonder if he gets many shots in a flaming paper bag on his doorstep.

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    • I wish Frankie Daroux became part of her washing machine experiment from the inside of the machine !
      She’s the kind of stupid that will get her an invite to be a Labour MP. Now they’ve created a Socialist Police
      State, the next thing we’ll need to do is raise our hands before asking “Please Jacinda can I go to the toilet”?
      I guess since common sense has been illegal now for some time … I guess we have a number 8 wire buy-back
      scheme to look forward to.

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  2. Waikato Hosmpital nurses told masks are unnecessary, then they contract Covid-19 on the job

    Coronavirus: Waikato Hospital doctor urging Government to make face masks mandatory
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/coronavirus-waikato-hospital-doctor-urging-government-to-make-face-masks-mandatory.html

    Dr Sheng-yang Liao, Geriatrician & Clinical Director of Older Person and Rehabilitation Service at Waikato Hospital, told Newshub four medical teams have been sent home since the nurses returned positive results and now his elderly patients are at risk.

    He wants all hospital staff, regardless of who they’re interacting with, to wear masks to stop the virus spreading.

    “Prime Minister and the Ministry of Health, and all Kiwis – if you can not keep social distance, please wear a mask. Any mask is better than no mask,” Dr Liao says.

    The Ministry of Health says it has increased stocks of PPE but it’s guidelines state this “does not mean all health workers should wear a mask with every patient”.

    They go on to say “we can’t afford to waste or misuse a valuable resource”.

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    • Honestly, all these F**king experts in our hospitals, and it seems they know Jack S**t. All staff should be wearing PPE gear at all times while working up there, people are not always honest when talking about their symptoms. The Minister of sport??? oh noooo, sorry, of health, made sure there was no board at Waikato, its under a supervisor of sorts, so that’s working well aye, OK the board was an absolute disaster, but at least someone / people would be accountable in this balls up. Or under this new regime is no one accountable.

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  3. No rent rises during lockdown… Oops!

    Kāinga Ora apologises after notifying tenants of rent hike
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/k-inga-ora-apologises-after-notifying-tenants-of-rent-hike.html

    State housing provider Kāinga Ora is phoning 6000 tenants to apologise after many received letters saying their rent would go up.

    That’s despite the Government putting a six-month freeze on all rent hikes on March 25 due to the fallout from COVID-19.

    In a written statement, Kāinga Ora said most of the letters were mailed out weeks before that announcement, but admits 57 were inadvertently sent after that date.

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  4. Coronavirus : Thousands of Kiwis apply for benefits after Nationwide job losses.
    But Newshub can reveal a Government Department has caused even more pain for some, Kainga Ora formally Housing New Zealand has been forced to apologize to thousands of Tennant’s after sending g them rent increases after the Government had banned rent increases. A copy of the notice sent to one dated April 2nd says from April 7th your rent will be $188.00 a week. Then they were caught trying to lie there way out of it by saying letters went out before the rent freeze took affect as they have to give advance notice. But since the rent took affect 57 more have received rent increases.
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-thousands-of-kiwis-apply-for-benefit-after-nationwide-job-losses.html
    They couldn’t run a piss up in a brewery.

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  5. Barr disappointed by partisan attacks leveled at President Trump, says media on a ‘jihad’ against hydroxychloroquine

    “It’s very disappointing because I think the president went out at the beginning of [the coronavirus pandemic] and really was statesmanlike, trying to bring people together, working with all the governors,” Barr said. “Keeping his patience as he as he got these snarky, gotcha questions from the White House media pool and the stridency of the partisan attacks on him has gotten higher and higher.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/ag-william-barr-disappointed-by-partisan-attacks-levied-at-president-trump-says-media-on-a-jihad-against-hydroxychloroquine

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    • Braybot – No doubt Macrons Darth Vader dressed POO LICE will be out playing Rambo – one day they will find themselves surrounded by 1000,s of angry yellow vests explaining the error their ways in a special way.

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      • Yeah the arseholes have those cannons to blow out dissenters eyes too, just like the Hong Kong police.

        Yellow-vest protests: French demonstrators condemn police violence.

        A leading figure in the movement, Jérôme Rodrigues, addressed the crowd a week after suffering a serious eye injury during a protest in Paris.

        “They shoot at the population with a weapon of war,” he said. “Is that what France is like today? We just want to fill the fridge and we end up losing an eye.”

        https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47101435

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  6. Seriously folks if we get through this crisis with a very low death rate we have scientists to thank, but the elephant in the room is the massive financial disaster we face and the fact that we have a farcical coalition that couldn’t get anything right before this CCP virus and are now expected to pull us out of the most complex financial situation we’ve ever faced.
    GOOD LUCK WITH THAT .
    This virus may have done a lot of things but I can assure you it hasn’t miraculously made all these fuckwitts smarter ,get prepared for the endless fuckups.

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    • I wish I shared your optimism revtech120 – but all we’re seeing is the result of a cover-up. And that cover-up has twin prongs:
      – the first cover up is in the testing, if you don’t test, you don’t find any infections and if you don’t find any infections then you can lie that there is no Chinese virus problem, this approach only works if you marry it up with prong 2
      – put the whole country under house arrest and enforce it with Gestapo like behaviour by the police (to prevent the vast numbers of asymptomatic carriers in the population that haven’t been tested and probably won’t be for a long time.

      The downside to this liar’s cover story is that moment you lift lockdown – the likelihood is high that you have an explosion of Chinese virus infections any any node where people congregate (which I’m sure stoopid Cindy will say is “Proof we needed a longer lockdown” (to thoroughly destroy the economy)).

      I may be wrong, but I think the period between the end of February when it was obvious it was a pandemic and people were being brought in from all over under next to no quarantine – all because stoopid Cindy wanted he sadface rag on her head moment in Christchurch 15 March – was when we really let Corona virus loose. Aided and abbetted by no testing, no information and a lot of hope.

      We now can’t lift the lock down as the asymptomatics are just the disease in a dormant phase – when they’re released the second wave will begin. Like every ‘flu season, the only way to carry on is to be a grown up, take the hit and not flatten the curve at all, then follow-up with a war of anhilation for China until the pay reparations for the cataclysmic damage that’s going to happen.

      Or we can carry on as we are now and become Venezuala and start getting used to idea of eating rats.

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  7. Japan Will Pay Its Firms to Leave China, Relocate Production as Part of Coronavirus Stimulus Package

    As part of its economic stimulus package, Japan has earmarked $2.2 billion to help its manufacturers shift production out of China. Of this amount, 220 billion yen ($2 billion)is for companies shifting production back to Japan and 23.5 billion yen for those seeking to move production to other countries.

    https://www.news18.com/news/business/japan-will-pay-its-firms-to-leave-china-relocate-production-as-part-of-coronavirus-stimulus-package-2571011.html

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  8. If the lockdown works as Ardern claims then it should also wipe out all flus and colds. Let’s see.

    If the vaccine is a cure, then why hasn’t it stopped around 650,000 flu deaths a year?

    Covid-19 can’t be stopped and is here to stay. Same as all the other flu strains. Facts not feelz.

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    • At the heart of that though, our response has been excessive. Half of New Zealands working population is now receiving a government assistance package. We are going to lose 30% of businesses. And I would expect nearly a quarter of our workforce to be unemployed after 4 weeks.

      For 1 death.

      Jacinda Ardern could and should have made much smarter decisions. Both Godboy Bridges and David Seymour had excellent alternatives that she and her media shut down and derided.

      And we are all fucked thanks to the Prime Minister that wasn’t even trusted in a fish and chips shop.

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      • Thank goodness the sensible voters will have their say in September, in the winter of discontent.

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        For the people who vote based on their emotions, we can expect a major Feelz Offensive (I know that I will find it offensive) in August, claiming victory and saving tens of thousands of lives. Simon Bridges will be nowhere to be found in the pages of the media.

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      • Yes 1 death. Which shows the lockdown didn’t save her. It will save no one. Experts expect 80% + will be infected.

        Hundreds of thousands are on welfare. Supported by a massively diminished workforce in a global depression.

        All because narcissistic imbeciles can’t accept their own mortality.

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  9. Speaking of clowns

    Coronavirus: Boaties flock to Waiheke Island for Easter weekend despite lockdown
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/coronavirus-boaties-flock-to-waiheke-island-for-easter-weekend-despite-lockdown.html

    But one Waiheke local told Newshub Oneroa Bay saw an influx of vessels ahead of the long weekend.

    “Before [there] was just one boat, now there are dozens and this is just one beach,” the local said.

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  10. The King of Timbuktu once desired a throne to sit upon. It takes so long to make that the King dies before it is finished, and as his only surviving son is still a little boy the people appoint a Regent. And the Regent wisely stores away the throne so that he will not sit upon it himself and become over-proud and think himself a King, and they put it in a grass hut with a regiment of soldiers keeping out all intruders.
    Later when the King’s son grows up they go to fetch the throne only to find that the grass hut wasn’t weatherproof and the throne has been destroyed by a combination of dry rot, wet rot, mould, termites, ants, and as many other pests as you care to mention.
    Thus proving, sadly, that people who live in grass houses shouldn’t stow thrones.

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  11. Now, here’s how to change the climate. Control it yourself.

    Greta can bark at the moon anytime she likes.

    US patent no: 4,686,605
    Patented: Aug 11 1987.

    US Air Force Admit They Can Control the Weather

    All they need to do is twist a knob to change the frequency of the main wave to the microwave range for a modulated frequency [FM] broadcast, and increase the transmission power high enough to reach and heat up the atmosphere above the designated target.

    https://geopolitics.co/2015/06/06/us-air-force-admits-they-can-control-weather/

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  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKmUxSlOoUE
    SPECIAL REPORT: China’s deadly coronavirus cover-up

    Chinese journalists have shed light on their country’s deadly coronavirus cover-up which has led to tens of thousands of deaths and sent global economies crashing to a halt.

    Sky News Australia presents COVID-19: Ground Zero – an investigation into what caused the killer coronavirus and how China managed to bury the truth for so long.
    Ground Zero also details the incredible steps nations around the world are taking to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    • Stop posting bullshit. The virus has not crashed the economy. The lockdowns have.

      The lockdowns will result in millions of additional deaths. The lockdowns will cause unimaginable suffering for years.

      Not the virus. THE LOCKDOWN.

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        • That’s rich coming from someone who spends all day posting msm hysteria to justify her misinformed paranoia.

          You might actually feelz better if you read some real science and analysis.

          And stop this silly nonsense of pretending you have a view. You don’t. You simply follow the lying msm narrative.

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  13. A total of 181 new corona virus cases in Tokyo yesterday. (I don’t know how many diagnostic tests were performed, so there is no context.)
    The daily total is rapidy increasing. The majority of the cases (121 out of the 181) have unknown sources, although a significant proportion have been sourced to hospitals.
    I expect the daily increase to hit 4 figures before too much longer.
    Case numbers are also rapidly increasing in the Osaka and Nagoya regions.
    The Tokyo government has requested bars, Internet cafes, nightclubs, karaoke clubs, strip joints and pachinko parlors to close. The news programs are showing shuttered and darkened alleyways that would normally be a blaze of lights and people drinking shoulder-to-shoulder.

    Like in New Zealand, the news in Japan is going to be pretty much Covid Update 24/7 for the foreseeable future.

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  14. Any truth to the rumour that (if they manage to govern alone) Labour are planning on banning Easter and replacing it with public holidays on both Jacinda and Baby Neve’s Birthdays?
    Embrace the glorious Socialism Comrades!

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    • No, but they will be trying hard to find another excuse to ban Anzac Day again.

      I do believe that there will be a statue of her erected in Parliament Grounds in the near future. Paid for by the taxpayer of course.

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      • Anzac Day is gone already mate! Sadly we won’t see those big dawn parades ever again…
        Several members of this Government were actively involved in the disgusting and disrespectful Dawn Service Protests about ten years ago-This mob have been looking for an excuse to piss on our War Dead for years…

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  15. The image above reminds me of the craze that went on for a little while when I was a high school –mini crushing competitions. We competed to see how many kids could be packed into a mini.
    Those Labour guys above need a few lessons !

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  16. A new word has emerged on SNS in Japan: “Corona Rikon” (Corona Divorce) as couples are forced to spend long hours in small dwellings. Normally, this doesn’t happen until the husband retires, but this new phenomenon is affecting young couples. (I am not entirely surprised by this.)

    In the Japanese media, the term “DV” is frequently appearing when reporting on the relationship strains all this close confinement is creating.

    The depressed hotel industry in Tokyo has lept to the rescue, offering “Escape packages” whereby one partner of a couple can temporarily rent a hotel room to get a Time Out from their family.

    Note: Divorce in Japan is instantaneous once both parties have filed their application for divorce with the local government office. Not like in New Zealand, which usually requires a lengthy period of separation, as I understand it.

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      • Generally, yes.
        The number of lawyers in Japan is kept articifically low by the law association. The general rule in Japanese society is to try to avoid using lawyers as much as possible, and to enter into agreements based on “sincerity and good faith.”
        Rules are negotiated and a flexible attitude is encouraged. “Lawyering up” is generally frowned upon.
        Also, the pace of the Japanese courts is glacial. Adjudication is not for the faint-hearted.
        BTW. There are no juries in Japan. The legal system is based on the French rather than the English one.

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  17. Don’t mess with the drug runners.

    That’s the advice Hone Harawira is giving his checkpoint workers in the far north.

    The former MP says tourists are still coming north, some of them off yachts, and the checkpoints try to send them back to Whangarei or Auckland to observe the lockdown.

    He says every day now feels like Sunday in Kaitaia as locals stop moving around, but there is one exception.

    “Drug runners are still moving. We can stop whānau. We can stop tourists. We can stop locals travelling around too much, but I’m telling people don’t try to intercept the fried breads. Wave them on and just take their details, don’t try to be a police force. That’s a very dangerous affair and it is going to get worse,” he says.

    Hone Harawira says people need to get through the lockdown by slowing down rather than sparking up.
    https://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_news/MjQxMDE/Drug-runners-defy-lockdown-restrictions?fbclid=IwAR32v40vtzKl3BMNOAv5wigjhNc8BQq4Jmo8yWVMliVtEz_P16DgpRJL9i0

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  18. Hang on a moment. Lives are actually being saved because of the virus.
    Crikey, this no contact, economic destruction scheme is a pretty good way to gain control.

    This Is Strange: Total US Deaths in March 2020 are Actually Down 15% from Average of Prior Four Years

    After deaths for the entire month of March are reported, the results show that deaths in the US this March are 15% less than the average of the past four years!

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/strange-total-us-deaths-march-2020-actually-15-average-prior-four-years/

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  19. Army field hospital for Covid-19 surge leaves Seattle after 9 days. It never saw a patient

    Gov. Jay Inslee’s office on Wednesday announced that the state will be returning a field hospital deployed to CenturyLink Field Event Center to the U.S. Department of Defense.

    The 250-bed facility, for which setup began on March 30, was intended to help Washington state’s health care system tend to non Covid-19 patients in the event of a hospital surge.

    But just three days after announcing the facility was ready to receive patients, officials say they’re returning the hospital to the federal government.

    https://www.kuow.org/stories/washington-state-to-return-centurylink-field-hospital-to-feds

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  20. HUGE! MN Senator and Doctor: Hospitals Get Paid More to List Patients as COVID-19 and Three Times as Much if the Patient Goes on Ventilator (VIDEO)

    Senator Dr. Scott Jensen: Right now Medicare is determining that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you get $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator you get $39,000, three times as much. Nobody can tell me after 35 years in the world of medicine that sometimes those kinds of things impact on what we do.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/huge-mn-senator-doctor-hospitals-get-paid-list-patients-covid-19-three-times-much-patient-goes-ventilator-video/

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    • We are witnessing the most shameful period of mass hysteria and ignorance in human history.

      This time will be studied for centuries by academics and psychobabblists.

      Forever more I will regard people as either lockdowners or decent folk and treat them accordingly.

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      • Regardless of how people digested the facts as they understood them at the time the biggest risk is that the globalists & new world order freaks will know exactly which buttons to press next time they want to further their cause.

        We’ll survive this & the world will still turn but let’s learn from our mistakes & be ready for the next assault.

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      • “Forever more I will regard people as either lockdowners or decent folk and treat them accordingly.”

        Lists of those you approve of and those you disapprove of. Thought Paddy Gower and Matt Nippert already had that covered! 😜

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  21. She seems to be fighting the good fight from the US. Says she experienced SARs outbreak firsthand.

    Jennifer Zeng 曾錚
    @jenniferatntd
    An interesting poll among Chinese netizens (6596 people voted)
    If the #US decides to overthrow #CCP, & a war breaks out, who will you help?
    81.8% choose “help the US”
    7.7% choose “help the CCP”
    10.5% choose “stay neutral”

    https://twitter.com/jenniferatntd/status/1247305977797500939

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    • There’s not going to be a war.
      Japan and the US are going to start repatriating industries back to their own borders. China will not like this at all.
      The downside is that you will have to pay a lot more for consumer goods, due to higher wages, compliance costs, higher capital expenses and less competition, but at least you will see “Made in Japan” again.

      “Made in Italy” I would not trust so much…

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      • ……”at least you will see “Made in Japan” again”……

        Strange how things change over time. As kids in the 50s we weren’t all that keen on being given toys with Made in Japan stamped on them as they were poorly crafted junk which fell apart in a few days.

        Nowadays the same words indicate something of the highest quality.

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        • In my younger years I worked with Japanese design engineers who partnered with German craftsmen.
          Sublime combo, if you wanted to learn the benefits of precision and personal discipline.
          None of this’ parasitic laziness, dependence, and opportunism of the cadger’.
          A short, sharp shift was in order if you strayed.
          We have let tolerance be the catch-cry, without understanding it’s crippling societal implications when left unchecked.

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          • Your input on this BN.

            Sometime in the early 70s at a backyard social function I was introduced to a bloke who was somewhat of an expert in the car industry. He was a Kiwi who had served his time as a mechanic in the PO Taita workshops the after a few years in the trade went to do his OE. He got as far as Canada where he found a fill in position with an American franchise. They must have liked his style because they took him on permanently & he ended up managing the company. But I digress.

            We were banging on about how the small Jap Datsuns & Toyotas were light years ahead of the Pommie garbage we were used to & how much better they were built. Our compatriot quoted a study based on measuring the machining tolerances of various components. It found that although most Jap made stuff was out by a fraction their competitors products were more often perfect & more often way outside permit-able tolerances.

            He considered this to be the most important factor. Your thoughts?

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            • “It found that although most Jap made stuff was out by a fraction their competitors products were more often perfect & more often way outside permit-able tolerances.”

              Clarification: Are you saying that the competition’s products were either perfect or were way outside the permissable tolerances?

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              • ……”Are you saying that the competition’s products were either perfect or were way outside the permissable tolerances?”…..

                That’s the way it was explained to me. The report he was quoting had been ordered by his employers to find out how they were being beaten in the quality stakes.

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                • I think that the Japanese manufacture will take a more holistic view of the complete product. How well does the product fulfill its intended function? How easy is it to service? In the case of an automobile, it makes little sense to have the transmission gears machined to Teutonic perfection if the electrical connectors to the spark coils tend to let in water in the winter. You have to look at the ENTIRE package.

                  Perhaps the Japanese production companies handle their subcontractors better. Quality control is a big thing in Japan. Japanese companies took the lessons of American W. Edwards Deming to heart. In Japan, Deming is revered even though the Americans largely ignored him in the 1960s.

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                  • Unforyuanately we didn’t take Deming to heart here in NZ. We did have Deming Institute for a while and I went to some really intersting seminars etc. But TWI it wasn’t considered wirth bothering about during the height of the 80’s finacial wizardry and both dissappeared.
                    TWI teaches people to teach. something that should be compulsory becuase if the learner hasn’t ;earn then the teacher hasn’t taught.
                    Though a number of times I should set it up but just have enough to do.

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            • The ‘go – no go’ gauge allowed manufacturers to employ semi skilled workers.
              Smart, extremely effective and less anal.
              In my time working with these professionals, I was unaware that my other purpose was to listen intently to instruction and carry out a mini upheaval, of sorts.
              The goal was to shift entrenched beliefs around being ‘a specialist’ and to ignite a conversation around being versatile.
              I managed to convince most, with guidance, that a varied skill set will often guarantee employment retention, and much rosier future prospects.
              The Slavic old school precision engineers were the hardest to shift as post war and ongoing biases would flair up.
              Upon reflection, I believe the kiwi sense of humour, sheer bloody mindedness and authentic respect, may have been identified as a tool to be exploited by my employers.
              By the way, I got the job because I could convert Imperial measurements into metric without using a calculator.
              Symbolic, in some ways.

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    • Interesting poll. I have been wondering for a few weeks if President Xi will survive this. China is “losing face” in the international community. In any any other country he would probably get rolled. But China is a different story. He has solidified his position in recent years –President for life instead “retiring” after a set period (10 years). I think he has taken China back from the openess created under Hu Jintao and others.
      It will be interesting to watch.

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  22. So Ardern (still desperately trying to get that Nobel Prize) is claiming the lockdown was COMPLETELY her idea alone after ‘talking with friends overseas’….
    This is just fucking ridiculous. Utter bullshit Propaganda that Goebbels would have been proud of!
    Surely there will be a backlash from the General Public? They are treating us like we are fucking idiots…

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    • Yep, no consideration for the medical professionals calling for lock-down, the business community, the opposition. But her overseas friends thought it was a good idea. You couldn’t make this shit up.

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    • Capricorn
      Why repeat and give it oxygen when you know it is bullshit?

      It is pointless drivel.
      That is all you will get from NZ media filth.

      it is safe to say if it is in ‘the media’ post 2008 (Obama time ) it is likely to be bullshit.

      I am amazed at how utterly gullible NZers are.
      To be fair, it is a meek and unthinking society.
      Fed the bread and circuses of Rugby for years.

      I went on Linked in the other day for the first time this year.
      The Ardern sycophants are piled up 5 deep.
      They are pathetic.
      The pathetic praise from so-called business people- many of whom will not have a job in 10 weeks or a business to go back to- are truly dumb pillocks.
      It is very disappointing.

      You can see the work of the media in NZ and AU
      They praise Obama, the African warlord, who took war to multi countries and bombed the F out of civilians esp with cowardly drones but call Trump bad when he has not started a war anywhere and pulled back the North Korea conflict and tried to get focus back on industry in the USA rather than spending on continuous war.
      But all you get is how bloody marvellous the Half caste Hawaiian Homo was an how bad the Orange man is .

      Goebbels had nothing on modern media filth.
      They have filled the head of the populace with misinformation.
      The fools spout it back to you as if they are informed!
      So Sad.

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    • So NZ has it’s second death, lady in her 90s with underlying health issues.
      She was in a group of 20 infected at retirement villae Rose Lodge in ChCh.
      Very sad for her family. This could easily been avoided. I do hope the other 19 isolating in Burwood Hospital are on their way to recovery.

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      • A person over 90 in a rest home has died.
        We had better close the country then and crash the economy!

        How is it sad?
        The person had over nine decades on the planet and was in a rest home.
        Chances of living 2 more years- less than 20%.
        The only way out was via a pine box.

        My father died a few years ago in his 90s after 3 years in a rest home.
        After a year in there he emphasised strongly – do not revive.
        They are not fun places.

        My darling aunty died at 90 at the beginning of March.
        She had a heart attack 2 years ago and a stroke earlier in the year.
        There was no joy left.
        As fine as she was, life is finite and we don’t get out alive.
        Perhaps we can class her death in March as COVID 19 to get the numbers up and justify the crashed economy!

        Let’s be realistic.

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        • …..”Let’s be realistic.”…..

          I have no problems with that but try running it past the Godaddled & see how you get on. During the Death with Dignity debate last year we heard every implausible & untenable reason why life could not possibly be terminated except exactly why the old must be kept alive.

          Even if they don’t personally know of an old person being forced to exist beyond their wishes they should look around. Vascular dementia is the worst as a series of small strokes robs those afflicted of their minds.

          Advances in medicine can extend the time the body carries on but the deterioration in the mental faculties of most of those who make ninety suggests that we are kidding ourselves.

          Death at 90 is NOT a tragedy.

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        • Resthomes offer comfort to people who would struggle to retain their indepence in the community (living in their flat and walking/driving to the supermarket). Such places are like going back to kindergarten.
          Once you enter a resthome, you have crossed the threshold and there is no going back to your former life. Your life as an adult ends, and your life as a resident/kindergartener begins.
          The circle draws closer to completion.

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      • The lady has died from complications of a virus that should have been caught at the border. With the country in economic ruins, we have just today introduced mandatory testing for new arrivals.
        Gee – no rush or anything.

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  23. So the TU detrators would see their employees out of a job completely instead?

    Coronavirus: Taxpayers’ Union gives up ‘ideological purity’, accepts $60,000 in taxpayer wage subsidies
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-taxpayers-union-gives-up-ideological-purity-accepts-60-000-in-taxpayer-wage-subsidies.html

    “This decision was made on the basis of our ethical obligations to staff during the Government-mandated economic shutdown,” a post on the group’s website said.

    “The decision to accept this subsidy was not as simple for us as for most organisations. Prior to COVID-19, we have stated on the record that we would never accept taxpayer funding. That commitment was, of course, made in a time few New Zealanders could possibly have anticipated COVID-19 and the ensuing economic situation.

    “After brief deliberation, the Taxpayers’ Union board determined the welfare of our employees to be a more pressing immediate concern than ideological purity.”

    “It is important to distinguish between targeted corporate welfare, which we oppose, and across-the-board compensation for the effects of a Government-mandated economic shutdown.”

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    • I have zero time for the TU.
      When Jordan Williams a 30 y.o. bloke had to use his mother for a character reference in court against Christian Colon he was toast.

      He had no connections to business leaders that would vouch for him.
      Fruity Farrar is in it.
      I would not count that as effective.
      The auckland spinoff of it from a a few years ago was a complete joke.

      Have they ever achieved anything real?

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  24. Warning 🤢

    Coronavirus: CNN praises Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand COVID-19 response
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-cnn-praises-jacinda-ardern-new-zealand-covid-19-response.html

    US news giant CNN continues to pile praise on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying Aotearoa is setting an “ambitious goal”.

    “Seventy-two hours after the deadliest mass shooting in New Zealand’s history, Ardern announced a ban on semi-automatic weapons while also consoling a traumatised nation.”

    etc, etc

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  25. Enough with the Wuhu hu flu.

    Just watching a hawk pluck a possum in readiness for a great feast. We put the possum in the paddock directly below the house for our viewing pleasure.

    At about 9pm last night this filthy thing walked along the deck right past the lounge doors, light and tv on and all. Couldn’t believe it!

    So Mrs Floyd and I grabbed a torch each and I grabbed a weapon, and we went out in the hope of finding him.

    We have had a live cage trap set up out on the deck for the last couple of weeks after this thing had been sitting on our outside furniture and the railings, shitting everywhere. But it hadn’t worked, as there’s so much food here for a possum to dine on.

    With figs, peaches, apples, plums and pears all ripening up we really wanted this prick dead. We knew it liked sitting in the acorn tree too, but each time I had ventured out after dark I never found him.

    So, the stupid prick didn’t run away, but climbed a rose bush stand where he first impeded a fast moving projectile. As they do, he scarpered on that, and so the hunt was on. I knew he’d head straight up a tree, and after another 5 minute search we found him up his favourite, the acorn.

    The sound of a possum thudding to the earth from twenty feet up really is something you don’t tire of.

    It was most a satisfying kill, and so now just watching the hawk get another free feed.

    Ah, the country……

    😎

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    • Resist the force

      Power to the people.

      Andrew Little and Witless-protected Davis keep emphasizing people should not be in jail and we dont need to build any more.

      Nek minute- the whole county is a jail.
      Armed, uniformed wardens blocking roads = Prison Nation.
      Smiths Dream. C K Stead.

      Vive la resistance.

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  26. For your amusement—Have caught 48 Possums on our lawn this year.
    They are filthy animals that take delight in eating the roses and other valuable garden plants.
    A losing battle we will have to look at poison
    Protected in Australia though

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  27. Top EU science adviser resigns: ‘I have lost faith in the system itself’

    Ferrari, who became president of the council in January and is the EU’s top scientist, said his proposal to create a special program dedicated to combating COVID-19 was unanimously rejected by the research council.

    “I am afraid that I have seen enough of both the governance of science, and the political operations at the European Union. In these three long months, I have indeed met many excellent and committed individuals, at different levels of the organization of the ERC and the EC. However, I have lost faith in the system itself,” Ferrari said in a statement to the Financial Times announcing his resignation.

    https://thehill.com/policy/international/europe/491720-top-eu-science-adviser-resigns-i-have-lost-faith-in-the-system

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  28. Over 45 years ago, I had a conversation with a dental nurse about a person we may have both known and we were trying to establish whether it was the same bloke.
    She said, “he’s got a big diastema”.
    I said, “he’s got a big what?”
    From that day, I have never forgotten the word and the other week, someone here made reference to the gap between Stacey Abrams central incisors. I was able to big note about the correct word for this condition.

    Here is Stacey in all her glory…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/debe7ce45fdcf9cc06cce645d8e14d7ac28e6b458d999f58172923f2edf68e1e.png

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    • I’ve only seen the word used in relation to animal teeth.
      For instance Rabbits don’t have canine teeth… just a diastema between their incisors and premolars.

      My Father had a gap between his front teeth and was told as a young man that as he could place a half-crown in that gap he would become rich. He proved that old wive’s saying was a lie.

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  29. Minnesota State Senator Scott Jensen appeared on a local news show to report that doctors were receiving instructions from the Minnesota Department of Health to report Covid19 as a cause of death, even if the patient was never tested.

    Senator Jensen, who is also a practising physician, said he had never before in his thirty-five-year career received specific instructions on how to fill out a death certificate.

    The apparent policy of Minnesota – to report any and all pneumonia or “flu-like illness” decedents as Covid19 cases, with or without a test – ties in with the US policy as described by the CDC’s official memos.

    https://off-guardian.org/2020/04/10/watch-dr-scott-jensen-reveals-ridiculous-covid19-guidance/

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    • Perhaps there is a federal incentive for the Minnesota Department of Health have as many reported Covid19 deaths as possible.

      I heard a story about how many years ago a British bureau in India wanted to wipe out a local rat population (for obvious health reasons) and made the mistake of offering money for every rat tail handed in.

      What do you think happened?

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      • O.. yen
        I’ll have a stab at the 1857 Indian rebellion….if that is the answer then this was my understanding of the cause…
        “The final spark was provided by the ammunition for the new Enfield Pattern 1853 rifled musket.[39] These rifles, which fired Minié balls, had a tighter fit than the earlier muskets, and used paper cartridges that came pre-greased. To load the rifle, sepoys had to bite the cartridge open to release the powder.[40] The grease used on these cartridges was rumoured to include tallow derived from beef, which would be offensive to Hindus,[41] and pork, which would be offensive to Muslims. At least one Company official pointed out the difficulties this may cause:

        However, in August 1856, greased cartridge production was initiated at Fort William, Calcutta, following a British design. The grease used included tallow supplied by the Indian firm of Gangadarh Banerji & Co.[43] By January, rumours were abroad that the Enfield cartridges were greased with animal fat.”

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        • No.
          What happened was that local entrepreneurs started up rat farms to supply the tails (for the money).

          When you demand quotas, your underlings will fulfill those quotas with no regard to the reasons for setting the quotas in the first place. For example: order them to get more speeding fines (to save lives) and they will go to the bottom of the steepest hill in the most affluent suburb (even though the horror crashes are happening in the poorer areas of town at 2:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning and are more than often caused by “oppressed” minorities already over-represented in the statistics (a source of embarassment to the politicians who seek equality of outcomes)).

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