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  1. I had to check the cleck to ensure I had not risen too early!!! Good rain over night in the Hamilton region. Blue skies again this morning. Happy another day in the free Communism trial. (Thank you for that identifying what it really is yesterday)
    All the holiday traffic will start on their journey home again today??

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    • There’ll be plenty of traffic from the bedrooms to the kitchens of the nation, but check-out of holiday accommodations isn’t normally until 10am.

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  2. Lizzie

    Although I could be proven wrong, I doubt that the traffic will start; Plod will see to that . His question ‘Is your journey REALLY necessary Sir (or should that be ‘Cur’ ?) ‘will deter a lot of movement; just as Cindy wants it.

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    • It will be interesting to see what the road toll for the weekend will be. If it is lower than usual I expect JAG will wet herself and suggest similar lockdowns for all public holidays in future. You think I’m joking???????

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  3. Sounds like it was touch and go. Welcome Back Boris!!

    Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson discharged from hospital, thanks Kiwi nurse ‘Jenny’ for saving his life
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/04/uk-prime-minister-boris-johnson-discharged-from-hospital-thanks-kiwi-nurse-jenny-for-saving-his-life.html

    In a video released on Twitter early on Monday (NZ time), Johnson thanked all the NHS staff who took care of him while he was in ICU, making a special effort to thank one nurse from Invercargill in particular.

    “I want to thank the many nurses, men and women, whose care has been so astonishing,” he said in the video, listing a number of the people whose help he appreciated.

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    • He seems to have made a very speedy recovery and it would be interesting to know what part, if any, hydroxychloroquine played in his treatment and recovery. I don’t suppose we will be told because, as Dr. Siva points out in this video, it is not in the interests of Big Pharma and Bill Gates to have a cheap and effective cure on hand when they are trying to sell us hugely expensive and intrusive vaccinations.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgx-DEAjtHI&t=3194s

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    • Talking traffic and things related, I see the first invaders are up tro their usual whinning and nefarious claims over the Manawatu Gorge and its replacement. apparently their are generations of Cheifs (who knew that would be so), burried in strategic locations along the way.
      https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/120975410/manawat-gorge-replacement-highway-raises-issues-and-opportunities-for-iwi

      Perhaps naaska can fill us in on the details. He must have known some of those old time warriors. 😆

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      • I love the way it says “raises issues and opportunities for iwi” Gosh, I wonder what the opportunities are – to assist in every way possible to quickly allowing planning and work to go ahead? ,,,,,,, or something else?

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      • Bit before my time V2 but I’ll throw in my observation that I’ve never seen a traditional urupa sited on hard to excavate soil. From what I’ve seen the proposed route for the new road will be carved into hard clay & rotten rock which would take a bit of effort to dig a hole in with a sharpened length of wood.

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        • Agree with that.
          In my younger days of tree planting and digging around the hills I never found digging holes in that rock to be very fruitful. Different in the papa country.
          Pine trees luv that rock and it makes good timber.
          Planted a lot out at Te Wharau. Its now got its 3rd lot of trees.

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      • The animated video was impressive…. watched it twice as I thought they had even included a road kill possum in it.

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      • Scroll down a bit on the stuff website…no,before all the adverts for neck braces…
        ‘Ex-journo turns to fiction’
        Bwahahaha!

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  4. Went past the local supermarket several times yesterday- no alcohol sales no queues. If the bottle shops had remained open life would have been much easier and a lot safer for everyone. Do Cindy and her hapless sidekicks ever think before they do anything?

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    • All they have done is criticise everything Trump has said or done, wait a week and then do exactly what he has done.

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    • Tarquin You are being a bit hard on Cindy and her collection of clowns whose brains reside in their large bowel and being on a diet of laxatives leaves Little time for brain function to work as much of its outputs exits through the mouth connection, now you know why she/they spout so much shit.

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  5. Hey Phil, we could have done with those 100,000 homes the COL promised the countrty! How’s it going, built any homes lately? Nevermind, the good old taxpayer will pay for motels for the ever homeless. Alas, no improvement after all that slamming of National from the opposition benches when you guys were all mouth and trousers. Tut, tut Phail. The COL are all talk you mugs. No change there, still all mouth and trousers…

    Government paying to house homeless in motels during Covid-19 lockdown
    Housing the homeless during the Covid-19 crisis has resulted in the Government renting nearly 1000 motel rooms.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/government-paying-house-homeless-in-motels-during-covid-19-lockdown?auto=6148846183001

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    • This taxpayer is increasingly concerned at the largesse the government is imposing on us as taxpayers. All fine and noble stuff from the government but surely there are less expensive options than renting motel units for people who were previously living in someone’s else’s doorway or under a ratepayers bridge somewhere.

      What is named as a government at present needs to be working on resolving the lockdown they imposed without careful thought and finding better, more cost effective and long term solutions to the issues they identify as requiring attention.

      The government does not have a monopoly on wisdom or commonsense and innovation is not a feature of any government.

      I want less government interference in life. I want to be able to travel without being accosted by Police or vigilantes “supported” by them supposedly unofficially. I do not want the Army, or any one else, manning checkpoints to stop travel. I expect to use personal responsibility and natural caution to avoid or manage sources of infection. I will maintain sensible distance and personal hygiene. If I do have misfortune, I expect to pay all costs for any fully equipped emergency services, and associated hygiene protection, I may summon.

      Charging full cost for such services may induce more care and personal responsibility. Tough on dingbats perhaps but life needs to move on.

      We have good technology and can be innovative past the point of mindlessly queuing at Supermarkets and not being able to obtain hardware or other simple everyday items. Having someone else determine what is essential is not reasonable for life in New Zealand.

      We have to start moving positively to live, work and function as a society with this virus. Economic reality and quality of life demands nothing less.

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      • So true Pete.

        As we have had demonstrated countless times since the 2017 election – this government can only implement ideological diktats. They do not have much of an idea about policy development.

        The jump to a lockdown was focus-group driven:
        – Cindy was looking increasingly vain in wanting to keep on allowing public meetings to allow her Ch’ch rag on head mule/sad-face vote garnering – she needed to look strong and decisive (nothing says “strong and decisive like putting a nation under ‘house arrest'”
        – Cindy was looking weak for her loosey goosey approach to people coming in from overseas during late Feb and early March (lockdown could fix that)
        – it was clear that, despite NZ being the best placed country in the world to exclude Chinese virus totally, Cindy’s vacillation meant that the opportunity had been lost and it was “in the community” (lockdown would give some breathing space before it exploded – for Cindy to get her excuses ready)

        It’s in the community. Lockdown is just suppressing it. There has to be a huge number of asymptomatic carriers. When lockdown is lifted (whether it is tomorrow or in a year) we are going to have exactly the same infection explosion that the rest of the world is seeing.

        Stoopid Cindy has just done what every government has ever done since the real virus (MMP) came to NZ – she has just kicked the can down the road.

        There is no plan. Cindy’s lot wouldn’t know a plan if it kicked them up the bum. They came to office without a plan, they’ve governed without a plan. They got us into this pickle where we are holding the Coronavirus tiger by the tail – without a plan. And they have no plan to get us out of this mess.

        And the worrying thing – a goodly proportion of the population is not questioning the insanity at all.

        We are watching the collapse of Western civilisation, we’re living in the ruins. Ancient Rome was once a city of over a million souls, within the space of a couple of hundred years it collapsed to less than 50k and stayed that way for 1500 years. It can happen.

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      • Very well said. These 4 walls are now starting to feel scary I don’t want the rest of my life to be under restrictions made by people who have no idea

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    • waikatogirl – time for Ed to create a wasteometer and invite suggestions on what items of real value could have been expended on in stead.

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      • Bloody brilliant. I’m sure we could do a better job than the current mob. What gets me is the expectation by many that the govt SHOULD PROVIDE a place to live. A woman interviewed in the homeless article thanked “the lovely people for taking them in”. What she fails to realise is the “lovely people” are being paid by the state (THE TAXPAYERS) to provide accommodation. It’s a commercial decision by those providers, not benevolence for homeless people.

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    • I should imagine motelliers are exceeding grateful to be able to rent rooms to the WINZ market right now, otherwise they’ll be doing a total freeze.
      Likewise the hoteliers who have rooms full of quarantining travellers when no one else is allowed to stay.

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      • My point exactly, a commercial transaction. Perfect. I’m all for commerce. It is the expectation of the waifs and strays that the State provides everything – no expectation that it is an individuals responsibility, but then after generations of welfare what else do we expect.

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        • Technically it is not really a commercial transaction.

          The govt is using sovereign debt money to pay for this. The interest will be paid for by taxpayers out of the tax take and if there is any principal paid back it will be from said taxpayer.

          Governments are notoriously bad at paying back debt – eg under the African Warlord Obama National Debt increased from 10 Trillion to 20 trillion – doubled in eight years – and is not likely to be paid back but the interest must be paid .

          Obummer was not as spendthrift as The Auckland Council had $3.5 Billion of Debt at formation in 2010 after 150 + years of councils in the Auckland region and ran that up to $7 Billion in only 3 years.
          Debt doubled in 33 months with nothing to show for it.

          These benes in the motel will be receiving a benefit of some sort- often sickness benefit
          They can still buy cheap wine while we house them.
          The main ‘commercial transaction’ affected is the begging money for top up buying ciggies and drinking handwash has been disrupted!

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    • WG
      1000 rooms
      There must be 40 to a room because prior to Sept 2017 they told us there were 40,000 homeless
      …..and they never sorted any of that out.

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  6. John comes home from work and says to his wife “from now on when I arrive home I want a cold beer on my table the sports channel on the tv and a good hot meal ready for when I’ve finished my beers ,after tea you’ll run me a hot bath and guess who’ll be doing my hair and dressing me when I’ve finished my bath”?
    His mrs says “the fucking undertaker”. LOL.

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  7. Coronavirus: Wuhan wet markets struggle to survive amid COVID-19 stigma
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/04/coronavirus-wuhan-wet-markets-struggle-to-survive-amid-covid-19-stigma.html

    Fish and vegetable merchants are reopening stalls at wet markets in China’s central city of Wuhan as it lifts a months-long lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic, but their future looks uncertain with few customers as the virus stigma persists.

    The virus, which has infected 1.6 million people and killed 106,000 in 214 countries, is believed to have originated late last year among wild animals on sale in a seafood market in Wuhan that has been closed and boarded up since January.

    That has prompted heavy scrutiny for wet markets, a key facet of China’s daily life, even though only a few sell wildlife. Some US officials have called for them, and others across Asia, to be closed.

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  8. Policy development by petition

    I’ve been pondering on the time under stoopid Cindy’s boot heel since the 2017 election and there is an evolving (devolving may be a better term) set of characteristics to the CoL:
    – obviously there is the usual themes of corruption, racism, sexism, age-ism, envy, anti-Christianity, anti-family and cover-ups running through everything
    – there’s been a shift though from the possum in the headlights unpreparedness of the first few months
    – the movement into ‘we want to listen and have a national conversadion’
    – then there was the we still want to do what we want to do even though the expert panel tells us we’re fucking bonkers (a la Capital gains tax)
    – and we’re firmly into the “authoritarian dictat” mode – where the CoL will only budge from their ridiculous agenda if there is overwhelming public backlash fomenting (like quarantining and closing down the borders)

    It seems now, that we the people can only expect any reasonable policy moves from the still clueless CoL – if we have continual stream of petitions showing the CoL that they ARE out of touch and they have to do things that most reasonable people think is obvious.

    I fear for the start of coming out of lockdown – the massive borrowing is going to have to be paid for and I believe we’ll get:
    – a (temporary – see Tui ad) CGT
    – a (temporary – Tui ad) – tax hike for anyone earning more than the WFF threshhold
    – nothing done to de-couple us from the evil CCP so that our strategic national dependence on them is reduced
    – introduction of a requirement for certain people to wear a star on their clothing at all times so we can see who has had Chinese virus and who hasn’t
    – delay of the September election (although if I were CCP Labour NZ – I’d bring the elections forward and rig up dodgy postal voting to ensure the continuation of Cindy’s 1000 year Reich)

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  9. I am psychologically prepared for the years of devastation triggered by the lockdown. What I am unprepared for is Ardern’s victims voting her back in.

    I was already having serious doubts about the moral and intellectual integrity of most people, before this mass hysteria outbreak. People do what’s popular, not what’s right. Fitting in with their chosen cliques – drives almost all human behavior. This trait is cynically used by Ardern and her media.

    The majority of people are ignorant skittish herd beasts. Who turn ugly when they attain power and control. Its especially bad in large urban clusters.

    People are a bigger threat to your wellbeing than a mild flu virus. All the coming misery and needless death will be blamed on the virus, by Ardern’s shills. But in reality it is they who caused and enabled it.

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    • Yup Kea – that’s the big worry. The species is de-evolving. The age of reason is ending. Idiocracy is us.

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    • Yes.
      What happens if a combination of Stockholm Syndrome and masochism (step on me harder, Mistress Jacinda!!!) induce the electorate to give a clear majority to the Labor Party?
      Could you imaging the consequences?

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      • Well she has been grooming the herd for two and a half years with calls for “kindness” and removing the childrens’ hated plastic bags and promises of the Easter Bunny being essential. Isn’t she lovely, aren’t we lucky to have her are often heard. They are quiet and compliant. Now she has us all “locked down”. How many will bolt for the door?

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        • All that you said while advancing prisoners’ rights over our own, making changes to the RMA that will create a millstone for any infrastructure project, and lying through her teeth.

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    • I agree Kea and to reinforce your point all we have to do is look back at the toilet paper madness

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    • I went to Linked in last night as I went there on Wed for the first time this year.
      The praise for Ardern is outrageous.
      It is like she cured cancer and heart disease in one wave of her Jacinderella wand while being a good mother and a ‘cool chick’ PM.

      It is truly sickening.
      I joined L/in 10 years ago and hardly used it in the last 5 years.
      I may have to look into how to shut it down.

      The counterpoint is Daily Mail.
      The DM writes Pap articles of praise on the Glorious Revolutionary Leader of Ardernistan but allows comments.
      There is more damnation than praise.
      It is interesting that the media filth in AU are praising her while damning ScoMo.
      They have had a solid attack since November and the bush fires and all the while being fact free.
      Therefore some comments are specifically countering the media lies esp from Australians saying ‘give it a rest’
      She is not the Messiah, she is a silly little girl.

      Around the world the G.I.s in the war against decency a.k.a. media, are taking the opportunity to have a crack at Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison, and Donald J Trump.
      They truly are hideous creatures that scum.
      And a person aligned with that thought pattern is the beady-eyed TDS infected DPF.
      I am sure TDS is a worse thing to suffer from than COV19.

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  10. A word of warning when eating sweetcorn, it doesn’t digest in the stomach very quickly.
    I’ve just sneezed and farted at the same time and shot the dog.

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    • Sorry to learn of your ‘loss’.

      On the bright side, with the dog now deceased, you’ve now got more meat for the freezer (and the dog food is always useful for ‘Emergencies’); oh, wait, you’re not Chinese or Korean…

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    • Speaking of corn and dogs…

      In New Zealand English, that old takeaway favorite of a sausage on a stick, dipped in batter and then deep-fried, and served with a topping of Watties tomato sauce is called a “hot dog.”
      Okay so far.
      What you in New Zealand call a “hot dog” is know by different names overseas.

      In the US, it is called a “corn dog.” In Japan it is called an “アメリカンドッグ” (American dog) Ref: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%A2%E3%83%A1%E3%83%AA%E3%82%AB%E3%83%B3%E3%83%89%E3%83%83%E3%82%B0

      …..(sorry, am I triggering your cravings for one during this time of lockdown?)….

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  11. So some of Hone Hika’s dumb fucking decendents are on the loose.
    Fuckwits attacking a cell tower.

    The destruction of a cellphone tower north of Kaitaia is thought to be related to an online hoax linking 5G phone networks with the Covid-19 coronavirus.

    The 4G tower on private farmland at Waiharara was a few days away from being turned on when it was irreparably damaged in an arson attack late last month.

    The incident comes just as Northlanders’ reliance on telecommunications has increased due to the Covid-19 lockdown, with businesses and schools forced to move much of their activity online.

    Where were the latter day Hone’s policemen?
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12324113&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=nzh_fb&fbclid=IwAR29yL07YnxChpkS5pdDBk_t6gdQYUCA4yjwUN5cNDtGx8vaJFErvRmiDXU

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    • That can’t be right.

      I thought that the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum used for telecommunication were Maori “treasures” as spelt out in the progressive Treaty of Waitangi.

      It’s amazing how far ahead of its time this document has turned out to be.

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    • Deduct the value of the Tower and lost infrastructure from the treaty settlement when they figure out who is the claimant. Let them sort out who is responsible amongst themselves. I am not interested in subsidising stupidity.

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    • Actually Floyd I think the fear is coming from them. They can see all this money (which they hoped to get) flowing under the bridge.
      There have been quite a few CC articles over the weekend –they are panicking because they see their issue being swamped and maybe forgotten in the future.

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  12. something for you all to do today.

    The economic impact of COVID-19 is starting to hit businesses, paycheques, and jobs.

    MPs should show leadership and solidarity by reducing their own pay.

    I’ve got a Bill ready to go that would reduce MPs’ pay by 20% for the Government’s wage subsidy period. It could be passed urgently when Parliament returns on April 28th.

    Please sign ACT’s petition asking Parliament to support this move.

    https://www.act.org.nz/mpsalaries?fbclid=IwAR0ulVebrHeUHHwSZPX_GjhyDlskXZv6QXtKTyCfM0-4Z6vbkOn31p3wWfU

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  13. Air travel and tourism are dead ducks, and the cold wet winter weather has arrived. For the 14% of Kiwis employed in the low-wage industry of tourism (driving buses, serving drinks, guiding tours, cleaning hotel rooms, cooking, waiting on tables, etc.) this is going to be a winter of discontent.
    The New Zealanders who still have a job are going to be veerrrryyyy tight with the purse strings. Who’s going to buy a new car this year?
    The downside to the mantra of “Eat it up, Wear it out, Make it do, or Do without” is that it will put those who depend on consumerism out of a job.

    As a footnote, the phrase above is attribted to Calvin Coolidge.

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    • ……”For the 14% of Kiwis employed in the low-wage industry of tourism”……

      I wonder how many of these positions were filled by other tourists with a work visa.

      Yet your comment on consumerism hits the nail on the head. Methinks shopping as a pastime is dead for the foreseeable future.

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    • Who’s going to buy a new car this year?
      Public servants whose income is undented: Politicians, Actual-important services (police, fire, medical), Self-important services (teachers, council clip-board carriers, )
      No doubt new car sales will take a knock, but the wolves won’t be too near their door.

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      • Farmers and anyone servicing them will be doing alright. The world still needs to eat and our bulk commodity selling will be needed. No so much all the high cost niche stuff that the luvvies of the world thought they couldn’t do without. Fonterra will find their bulk products including milk powder will be in high demand again soon.

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        • They will be thinking up ways to steal any gains off of farmers and farming climate change bullying starts again in May.

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  14. Hope Cindy has been brushing up on her French history.

    They who must be obeyed later found themselves riding in a cart to a tall structure with a sharp blade.

    Giving head had a new meaning….

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    • Revolution is it?
      Let’s play a game. Imagine that you could overthrow the government of New Zealand.

      What changes would you make?

      As for myself, I would return social security to its original role of being a safety net instead of the hammock that is has become.
      I would stop public-funded corporate welfare. “Too big to fail” creates a moral hazard.

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      • ……”What changes would you make?”…….

        Religion & voodoo would become sunset industries. 🙂

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        • Trouble is they replace organised religion with something else, ie climate change, radical environmentalism, protesting against farming, etc. It’s all religious fervour for those who need something to make their little lives worthwhile.

          As for what changes I would make? A fundamental clean out of our socialist education system.

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        • Socialism/Communism (whatever you want to call it) is way more dangerous than any organised ‘Religion’.
          Yet we somehow tolerate footage on You Tube of Jacinda singing ‘The Internationale’ with her Comrades?

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          • Organised religion is parasitical. It can side with the masses but most often can be found cuddling up to the ruling class* & keeping the proletariat compliant through bullshit about the next life.

            Its raison d’être is that of a meal ticket & power base for its priests.

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            • “Poets, priests and politicians,
              “Have words to thank for their positions.

              Police – “De Dododo De Dadada” 1981

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      • Send a multi-disciplinary support team into any home that allows children to attend school without a peanut butter sandwich and an apple for lunch – giving direction on matters like budgeting, family planning and adulting.

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      • O-Sen we need a revolution against the left. One that respects the common man and properly rewards him for honest labour. Instead of patronizing him and making him dependent on handouts.

        Here’s a wee song about it:

        https://youtu.be/Xv8FBjo1Y8I

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        • Do you think the “30-day Free Trial of Communism” will innoculate the NZ public against the socialism virus?

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        • Kea….have you been studying the works of Burns of late?

          Is there for honest Poverty
          That hings his head, an’ a’ that;
          The coward slave-we pass him by,
          We dare be poor for a’ that!
          For a’ that, an’ a’ that.
          Our toils obscure an’ a’ that,
          The rank is but the guinea’s stamp,
          The Man’s the gowd for a’ that.

          What though on hamely fare we dine,
          Wear hoddin grey, an’ a that;
          Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine;
          A Man’s a Man for a’ that:
          For a’ that, and a’ that,
          Their tinsel show, an’ a’ that;
          The honest man, tho’ e’er sae poor,
          Is king o’ men for a’ that.

          Ye see yon birkie, ca’d a lord,
          Wha struts, an’ stares, an’ a’ that;
          Tho’ hundreds worship at his word,
          He’s but a coof for a’ that:
          For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
          His ribband, star, an’ a’ that:
          The man o’ independent mind
          He looks an’ laughs at a’ that.

          A prince can mak a belted knight,
          A marquis, duke, an’ a’ that;
          But an honest man’s abon his might,
          Gude faith, he maunna fa’ that!
          For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
          Their dignities an’ a’ that;
          The pith o’ sense, an’ pride o’ worth,
          Are higher rank than a’ that.

          Then let us pray that come it may,
          (As come it will for a’ that,)
          That Sense and Worth, o’er a’ the earth,
          Shall bear the gree, an’ a’ that.
          For a’ that, an’ a’ that,
          It’s coming yet for a’ that,
          That Man to Man, the world o’er,
          Shall brothers be for a’ that.

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            • Kea….I’m not really into poetry myself, just enjoy a couple of poets, Burns being one. His poems on mans inhumanity to his fellow man, religious and political hypocrisy etc are still pretty relevant today. He even has Jacinda’s Dob In A Neighbour- Nark On A Mate Programme covered.

              Fornication was a big thing back then and religious busy bodies would lurk around lover’s lanes waiting for unmarried couples to get down to it. The lovers were then reported to the Church Session who would hold a fornication trial…(would love to go into a bit more detail, but will keep this short)

              One such busy body was a William Fisher, who had sprung Burns and a girl Jean Mauchline for a bit of nooky on the river bank. Burns got dobbed in by Fisher and ended up in fornication proceedings…part of the punishment for this terrible sin was to be seated on “the cutty stool” at the front of the congregation, while being chastised Sunday after Sunday by a hell fire and brimstane priest/minister.

              Burns responded by writing “Holy Willie’s Prayer”. Burn’s alleged he had happened past Fisher’s home one night and had over heard him in full prayer to his God Almighty. The poem is that prayer where Fisher seeks forgiveness for all of his sins, which include rooting the local bar maid…Anyway the poem shows up Holy Willie as just another perverted religious hypocrite….

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                • Kea…aw chucks

                  I should have added that Holly Willie justified his mortal sins by saying that it was because God had made man imperfect though Adam’s indiscretions and that the night he threw a lawless leg over Lezzie’s Lass (the bar maid), he was pissed.

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  15. One of the bad things that will come out of this is the lose of trust in some in the medical profession. Like the Police, front line medicos will always have public respect but those in the background –the academics, researchers/modellers , bureaucrats will have lost a huge amount of public respect, just like the top layers in the Police.
    No one with a functioning brain will listen to modelling predictions any more, for a long time.

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    • Hopefully “modelling predictions” in general, including those for climate change.

      Garbage in = garbage out.

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  16. This is an interesting report from the Institute of virology and HIV Research at the University Bonn

    “There is no significant risk of catching the disease when you go shopping. Severe outbreaks of the infection were always a result of people being closer together over a longer period of time, for example the après- ski parties in Ischgl, Austria.” He could also not find any evidence of ‘living’ viruses on surfaces. “When we took samples from door handles, phones or toilets it has not been possible to cultivate the virus in the laboratory on the basis of these swabs…”

    https://today.rtl.lu/news/science-and-environment/a/1498185.html

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    • About the author: John O’Sullivan John is CEO and co-founder (with Dr Tim Ball) of Principia Scientific International (PSI). John is a seasoned science writer and legal analyst who assisted Dr Ball in defeating world leading climate expert, Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann in the ‘science trial of the century‘. O’Sullivan is credited as the visionary who formed the original ‘Slayers’ group of scientists in 2010 who then collaborated in creating the world’s first full-volume debunk of the greenhouse gas theory plus their new follow-up book.

      https://principia-scientific.org/did-trumps-covfefe-tweet-point-to-key-in-defeating-covid19/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+psintl+%28Principia+Scientific+Intl+-+Latest+News%29

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      • https://shiva4senate.com/petition-fire-fauci/

        Petition: #FireFauci
        Dear Mr. President,

        I am signing this petition to sincerely request your Administration immediately indict and fire Dr. Anthony Fauci. I agree with Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai’s assessment, which he stated in a Letter to you on March 23, 2020, that:

        “The current trajectory of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s public ‘health’ policy will result in the short- and long-term destruction of our citizen’s immune health as well as our nation’s economic health – perhaps a conscious and intended goal. Dr. Fauci’s policy, at best, is based on a 1950s outdated ‘one-size-fits-all,’ non-personalized approach to medicine and public health; and, at worst is derived from a ‘fake science’ understanding of the immune system – one, which Dr. Fauci, over five decades has perpetuated, and exploited to build his career.”

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  17. So the NZ economy wasn’t heading south at all before the virus scare? Oh that’s right, according to Grant and Cindy it was world economic downturn that was causing our economy to shrink back then.

    Benefit numbers jump due to Covid-19 crisis
    Latest figures released today show a jump in people on benefits compared to last year.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/benefit-numbers-jump-due-covid-19-crisis

    “Last week around 10,700 benefits were granted, the majority of those were job seeker benefits,” she said.

    Of the unemployment projections, Ms Sepuloni said “you can expect an increase, that’s for sure”.

    It was expected Treasury would release unemployment forecasts next week.

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    • Universal payment is next on the list to implement. Will the sheeple go along with it? Yesss.

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  18. Over on Kiwiblog DPF continues his massive lurch left with a pretty nasty attack on President Trump.
    What the hell happened over there? It’s like he got a bizarre attack of the guilts after an Australian went on a rampage with a gun last year and decided to lurch so far Left that nobody criticises his Website..
    I posted there for nearly ten years. Very, very disappointing to see what it has become..

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    • On social media there are these people they call “influencers” who companies pay to push favourable comments about their product and services. I have wondered for awhile if KB is paid to push unfavourable comments on Trump. Most of the time (like today’s one) he has shown no background understanding of the issue he is trashing Trump on.

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  19. From the “oh dear, how sad, never mind” files – Pakistan grapples with coronavirus as people continue to attend mosques –
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1_bLb9XpBY

    I wonder if the hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) will be cancelled this year? Could be “interesting times” for Islamic countries. The more that Islam is weakened, the better.

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  20. Latest from Cac Kate

    “Research New Zealand has been taking the pulse of the nation since the lockdown began.”

    Tell me this is not a false flag operation. Please.
    Who is paying them to do this? Or are they conducting a totally non-essential service at a time they should not be? What was the sample size? And from what region? At what time of the day?

    Kalafatelis said people were asked if they would be willing to remain in lockdown for at least another two weeks beyond 22 April when it is due to finish.
    Sixty percent agreed they would, 14 percent disagreed, and 26 percent didn’t know. He said 60 percent showed a high level of support.

    26 percent did not know? You have been sitting on your collective asses now for two weeks or working as an “essential worker” slaving your guts out and you do not know? You have had 24/7 to think ONLY of this issue. There is no sport and no other news. “Too dumb to breathe” should be engraved on your headstone right now.

    Oh yes you are possibly a public sector worker on full pay at home cruising through life. Yes that would be most of the 60 per cent saying “yes” accounted for, and the 14 per cent disagreeing? Yes that must be non-essential business owners and employees in fear of their actual futures.

    So who is behind this fake news “research” – an outfit called “Research New Zealand”.

    They claim they have “a broad base of very important clients, most of who operate in the public sector”.

    Right – so broadly across just the public sector then……agh uhhh. Astonishing. A Wellington based public sector reliant company with their heads, bums and elbows in the great taxpayer trough with all their mates.

    =Looking at their work they run research and polling for public sector groups until they give polling outcomes those groups want to have so then they can hand stories to compliant leftie media.

    I am not even going to start on the individuals behind the company as it is pretty apparent this is a paid-for false flag poll done paid or favour based, for Jacinda Ardern to keep her brand in tact.

    The results published today and disseminated only really through Red Radio, Radio New Zealand are meant to seed into the community the lockdown may go another two weeks.

    Depending on your outrage then it either will or will not.

    If New Zealand is stuck one day extra in a lockdown you only have yourselves to blame then for not making enough noise.

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  21. Anne Frank’s Diary is about to become the most plagiarised book of all time.

    Monday- Stayed in.

    Tuesday- Stayed in.

    Wednesday- Stayed in.

    Thursday- Stayed in.

    Friday- Stayed in.

    Saturday- Stayed in.

    Sunday- Stayed in.

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  22. Thanks for the applause and cheering.
    While YSB comrades were still stirring this morning I was off to work.
    Did my bit until 12 so now have to catch up on developments.

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  23. Mayor of Hastings was on the radio this morning asking for people to nominate heroes who have been helping others.
    She said council will have awards for theses ‘heroes’.

    I thought, what about cutting the wages of the council staff.That would be heroic.

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  24. Questions.
    – If I am coronavirus-positive, but I am hit by a car and shortly thereafter die in hospital, is my death attributed to “Covid-19”?
    – Which countries/regions would record my post-car-crash death as being a Covid-19 death? France? Germany? New York state?
    – Is my hospital given money by the State if I am recorded as being a “Covid-19” patient? (Given with the good intention of helping hospitals cope with the higher-than-average loads.)

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    • Underlying conditions? hmm
      ‘underlying’ the car? hmmmm 🙂

      In the future PPC virus may become an underlying part of other so called diseases too.

      ….. “COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disorder,” said Dr. Harlan Krumholtz, a cardiologist at Yale University. “It can affect the heart, the liver, the kidneys, the brain, the endocrine system and the blood system.” ….
      https://ysb.co.nz/doctors-are-losing-their-faith-in-ventilators/#comment-66699

      The thing at the moment, is just how many are not needing hospital care in NZ, and will those mild or asymptomatic cases develop in to other syndromes.
      That will need time and those “recovered” hopefully allow time to be probed, researched over the coming months, and even years, to see how cured is cured.
      Sars & Mers have taken a few years for some to make a full recovery or left some with lung impairment or fibrosis.

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    • Really?! Are wider footpaths essential for the country when spending is already way over the expected amount on payments to workers and businesses. More hell to come and they want to waste tax dollars on ideological infrastructure!

      Call for cycleways to feature in list of post-lockdown infrastructure projects

      A cycling and walking advocacy group says taxpayer funding to help people stay two metres away from each other could lead to permanent changes.
      https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/call-cycleways-feature-in-list-post-lockdown-infrastructure-projects

      The Government is re-purposing an existing $7 million fund to pay for wider footpaths and temporary cycleways.

      Living Streets Aotearoa’s spokesperson, former Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown, is encouraging councils to apply for the money.

      And as a group of business executives is recommending shovel-ready projects that can help the economy recover from a looming recession, Wade-Brown is calling for cycleways to feature.

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      • Clueless, like it is more dangerous to walk behind some one breathing out CCP virus.
        Just like a yacht leaving dirty air behind for his racing competitor.

        If alongside each other, can be closer, as each is getting fresh air.

        As also seen in rounding the mark, and who dirties the other’s air.

        All those American Cup graphics need to be rerun in the light of this virus, and to allow people knowing when they are up wind, or down wind or just being slam-dunked. 🙂

        The dirty air of breathing can be more behind you than 2 metres when walking & even more so when jogging.
        Just heavy breathing is bad. 🙂

        Cyclists though there is a wider distribution in the air, may make a need for a bigger distancing to stay out of his bad CCP Carbon air. 🙂
        Being on the wrong side of a huffing puffing cyclist would also be dangerous for one’s health.

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  25. Ok, I nicked this from the other blog. DG won’t mind I’m sure, and you guys won’t mind getting to read his work. Thanks DG.

    A guest post by David Garrett – Is martial law next?

    Over the past few weeks – and particularly since “lockdown” began only two short weeks ago – we have seen police powers growing, seemingly by the day. It began with what former Commissioner Bush called a “three step process”: firstly educate, then warn, then if necessary arrest. Bush seemed to think the veiled threat of “a trip to our place” for those who didn’t satisfy his men somewhat amusing. It was made clear that what was envisaged for persons taken on that “trip” was a period of detention and then – if the person concerned was a good boy and agreed to whatever was asked of them – release without charge. So far so only slightly sinister, although it would be fair to say that most people didn’t really see it that way. It was only libertarians like me who had some disquiet from the beginning.

    The next step was a exponential increase in police powers granted by the Medical Officer of Health, the apparently very capable Dr Ashley Bloomfield, by way of a Notice issued under s.70 of the Health Act 1956. It is no exaggeration to say that the powers granted to the police under that Notice far exceed anything seen in this country since the waterfront strike/lockout in 1951; they are arguably greater than 70 years ago.

    If any reader thinks that statement is hyperbole, I strongly urge them to read the said section 70 – just Google “New Zealand Legislation” and insert “Health Act” into the box. A Notice under s.70 allows persons acting under the direction of the Medical Officer of Health to: order that animals be destroyed; require persons to submit themselves for medical examination or testing at a prescribed place and time; require persons and places to be disinfected; require persons to remain where they are until declared free of disease; and most draconian of all – and that is not a word I use lightly – do anything listed under s.70 (2), which bears quoting in full:

    s.70 (2) The medical officer of health, and any environmental health officer or other person authorised in that behalf by the medical officer of health, may at any time, with or without assistants, enter on any lands, buildings, or ships, and inspect the same and all things thereon or therein; and may do, with respect to any persons, places, lands, buildings, ships, animals, or things, whatever in the opinion of the medical officer of health is necessary or expedient for the purpose of carrying out the foregoing provisions of this section

    In other words, the police – or any other “authorized” person – may enter into your home and do “whatever in the opinion of the Medical Officer of Health is necessary or expedient…”. These are extraordinary powers, seemingly without obvious limit. They are being interpreted to mean inter alia¸ that the police may enter people’s homes, demand to know who is there and why, and if the answers are not satisfactory to the police or other agent of the state exercising the power, to arrest that person.

    While the right to petition the courts on a writ of habeas corpus has not been suspended – so far as I know – the courts themselves are not currently sitting regularly, and frankly I do not know quite how I would go about making an application to the High Court – especially over Easter – if any client of mine was arrested and detained without charge for an indefinite period. But, as the infomercials say wait, there’s more.

    Today Stuff reveals that the police have co-opted Aviation Security Officers – those guys whose job it is to watch the screen as your carry on is scanned – to “assist” the police in the exercise of their powers. Think about that for a moment – a person with no training to speak of, and certainly no training regarding , or even awareness of, citizens’ rights under the law – except at the airport – is now potentially empowered to enter your home and demand to know why your brother or your cousin or your girlfriend is there, and if they don’t like the answer, have you arrested by a policeman who is just a cell phone call away.

    The hapless and incompetent Phil Twyford blandly assures us that such officers “will not be deployed in situations that may put their safety at risk”. How reassuring. Frankly the safety of such “officers” is rather less important to me than the rights of citizens to go about their lawful business without some person whose usual job is watching a scanner at the airport demanding to know who is in a house and why, with the knowledge that that entirely untrained person is able to call on all the forces of the state if he or she doesn’t like the answer – or maybe just the “attitude” of the person being questioned.

    What are the limits of the powers now granted to these former scanner operators? Who knows? For me, these people seem to be uncomfortably close to “Massey’s Cossacks” – farmers who were made “special constables” in 1913, and as with their modern day counterparts at the airport, given the power to “assist the police” or in actuality, back in 1913, to beat up strikers on the wharves.

    Back in 1951, the government of the day declared that the country was “at war” with militant waterside workers who were demanding higher pay. No disease was involved, or at least no physical one. Emergency regulations imposed rigid censorship, gave police sweeping powers of arrest, and made it an offence to assist strikers – even giving food to their children was illegal. However, as Rodney Hide has noted, even in 1951 the entire country was not under home detention, and nor were people prevented from going to their family bach.

    What is next? Police Minister Nash has announced that “the defence force remains on standby” which means that martial law must be at least within the contemplation of some. Do we really want a cabinet containing Nash and Andrew Little to decide whether it’s time to call in the army “to assist”?

    All of the above surely begs the question “Is the cure worse than the disease?” I would argue that that may well be the case. Today two more deaths were announced, one of them a 94 year old man, and another person in their 80’s. All four deceased were in their 70’s or older. All four certainly died with, if not of, Covid-19. I mean no disrespect to the families of the deceased, nor do I wish to sound uncaring, when noting that at 94, every day one wakes up in the morning is surely a bonus. The common cold, let alone “ordinary” flu leading to pneumonia must carry off hundreds if not thousands of elderly people every winter.

    I should make clear that I am not in the camp of those who see this disease as “just the flu” in order to minimise it, although it is worth noting that the writer of the seminal work on the 1918 pandemic made clear that it also was “just the flu” and not a new and terrible form of TB, or worse, a return of the black plague. This is clearly a very nasty illness no-one – particularly the elderly or the otherwise vulnerable – would wish to catch.

    I have a son who suffers from seasonal asthma who has been hospitalized on a number of occasions – once three times in one winter – for complications from that distressing condition. He is very much at risk if he was to contract Covid-19, and I am doing all I can to protect him from catching it.

    But let us recall that community transmission has remained at about 2% while most cases continue to be closely linked to overseas travel. In other words the chances of anyone getting it from a trip to the supermarket – with or without the largely useless facemask – are tiny at best. At long last, full quarantine measures are being imposed at the border; in my view they should have been put in place two weeks ago at least, given the clear pattern of transmission from the very beginning.

    But surely we must retain some perspective. For the fourth day running more people have recovered than there have been new cases. There have been a total of four deaths, all of elderly people who, it must be said, could have been carried off by anything, or simply died in their sleep. Given everything we now know, is this a time for extending the state’s draconian powers to scanner monitors from the airport? Not in my book it isn’t. History teaches that when emergency powers “for the duration” are put in place, the duration has a way of extending way beyond when most people would think them necessary.

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    • As usual, a well argued guest post from DG.

      To my mind, the haste of the government to grant special powers signifies either one of two things:

      1) They wish to extend the lockdown & anticipate real civil unrest as a result.

      or

      2) They intend to do away with democracy & use the opportunity to introduce a one party state.

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      • Re Nasska’s points-
        1) I think we all know by now that the ‘Lockdown’ will be extended for several more weeks if not months. The more damage Jacinda can inflict on her Capitalist enemies the better. Ardern detests Free Enterprise and knows only too well that people in business do not vote Labour- Hence she will not care about their suicides/destroyed lives etc..
        2) I think the ‘One Party State’ is more of a long-term goal- They must firstly crush Freedom of Speech and assume Total control of the Media. Granted Labour are feverishly working toward both these goals but it will take a little more time Comrades…

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        • No way the lock-down will be extended!
          The numbers of newly detected cases of infection are falling. Things have turned the corner, right?

          There’s no way that the general election will be postponed.

          (Kind of reminds me of a sci-fi scene when men from the future come through a portal into our time, but don’t know what year they are in.)
          “What year is it?”
          “I don’t know.”
          “Well, ask that guy over there.”
          “What year is it?”
          “2020”
          “Oh Christ! Quick! Get back to the portal!!!!”

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      • At least the enforcement is being carried out by civilian police.
        It can get worse.
        (Puts on dark dystopian glasses.)
        We don’t have police who answer directly to the Party yet. That would be the logical progression.

        (Damn!) I’m out of tinfoil! (The next shopping trip is scheduled for Wednesday morning…)

        What would be a suitable Doublespeak name for such a state police force answering to the Party?
        – The Peoples’ Police of Aotearoa ?
        – The Peoples’ Friends ?
        – Nga Pirihimana o nga Iwi o Aotearoa ? (Hey, everything has to be in Te Reo these days!)

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  26. Earlier today I discovered a series of ten documentary films on Bitchute entitled “Cabal Fall.” I have just finished watching episode 5 and 6 – episode 5 was recommended to me that is why I watched it first.
    If you have a strong stomach I recommend these to you, I will go back and watch the entire series over the coming few days but there is only so much I can absorb and stomach at one go.

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  27. They are good Alice.
    Braybots nemesis linked them the other day but I suggest you go back to the start and watch them in order as they link together.

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  28. Another Labour plan… //

    Coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says more support for businesses is on the way
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-says-more-support-for-businesses-is-on-the-way.html

    In a press conference on Monday, Ardern announced the Treasury will release a series of scenarios which predict the potential economic outcomes of the lockdown.

    “These will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on unemployment, GPD and the ability for the economy to recover.”

    But that’s not all – on Wednesday Finance Minister Grant Robertson will meet via video conference with Business New Zealand to discuss further options.

    “This will set out the next steps in our plan to cushion the effects of lockdown including further support for businesses.”

    Details of what that support will look like will be made available later in the week but Ardern said accurate predictions will be hard.

    “It is going to be hard to forecast,” she said.

    “Regardless of how we do domestically we are part of a global economy and will only be able to do as well as the global economy does.”

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  29. I’m watching some Japanese TV channels.
    Shocking developments in the capital!
    The crowd densities are some 70-90% lower than they were a week ago, so we are almost down to busy Auckland Queen Street levels!

    //

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  30. Has cullen gone tits up yet?
    Wheres that fucking overstayer that Golriz is hiding..and probably shagging.

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        • I like to think that on his deathbed that loathsome prick will look out the window and see some of those ‘Rich Pricks’ he so openly detests driving past with their boats on their way to the batch…

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    • Ardern is claiming she ‘Doesn’t know about it’ and trying to brush it off…
      Everyone in NZ is talking about Winston fishing- And NONE of her staff told her??
      She really is the most obscene liar in New Zealand Political History….

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      • Shell just laugh it off like she did when Reverend Clark went mountainbiking.
        Does she really think we believe her when she says she doesnt know where her DPM is or what he’s doing?
        L.I.A.R

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    • Now I hate Winston, but actually in this case, good on him. Some of the stupidity around the lockdown needs to be exposed and mocked. I agree with the social distancing, and restrictions on people gathering in close proximity. I think the no fishing, boating surfing, tramping, stay at the Bach is complete over kill and a stupid waste of police resources trying to enforce this. Its a balance but Cinders and her Goons could balance a beam if it was flat on the ground. Fuckwits, one and all.

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      • I agree. He was on his front lawn FFS and its a good windup. Maybe next time he’ll be on his skateboard on his home made halfpipe? I do wonder if the horse aspect was a backhander though haha.

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      • Very good Hog, very good!

        Great to see someone else knows the difference between trawling and trolling! That gets up my goat haha

        😂

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      • Surely giving the middle finger to Ardern! LOL!

        Winston has been out of sight and out of the news. We know that drives him “nuts” and he lashes out to garner attention from the msm.
        Photo fishing – job done!

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          • The horse in the image could have many connotations. I have no time for his self serving politics but he is out trolling Trump.
            I await an outraged report from the pearl clutching snitches on TV1 and good stern finger wagging from dear Leader.

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    • Couldn’t give a rat’s arse if Winston is off fishing.
      Why give any attention at all to him when Andrew Little and David Parker are sneaking legislation through under cover of smokescreen.
      That’s who we should be watching.
      That’s who should be scrutinised.

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  31. The present & the future was prophesied in 1949:

    ““Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”

    ― George Orwell, 1984

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    • “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.”

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    • More chilling is “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”

      Sound familiar?

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      • You can take away a man’s freedom. That much we know.

        Can you also take away or significantly suppress his sense of agency?
        (The “sense of agency” refers to the subjective awareness that one is initiating, executing, and controlling one’s own volitional actions in the world.)

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        • Yes most definitely. I would think that all societies that have ended up under the yoke of totalitarian governments have been through that unwitting suppression.

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      • “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history”

        Makes me think of this disgusting Labour/Green Government’s concerted efforts to end the Anzac Commemorations…

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        • This is the end game as envisaged by the proponents of one world government. History has been rewritten to suit.

          Labour take a bow. National deserve honourable mention for allowing the cancer to ravage the patient during their terms in office. We’re fucked.

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          • One positive outcome of the Wuhan Flu has been a lot of countries (particularly those in the EU) examining the value of their borders and independence.

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        • I have always thought that the phrase “Lest We Forget” is incomplete.
          It does not define WHAT the descendents of the victorious must forever remember. Is the phrase deliberately vague on purpose?

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  32. Breaking news: Jacinda contacts nurse who helped Boris get better.

    Apparently, the PM wants to know how to actually make decisions on her own and in proper time.

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  33. It has always amused me, how New Zealand transitioned so smoothly from Jonkey to Donkey.

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  34. Simon Bridges ‘open’ to taking a paycut amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Couldn’t make a decision if he tried.

    Simon Bridges is “open” to having his pay docked while New Zealand battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Leader of the Opposition said he can understand the point of a pay cut “in a way”.

    “Tens of thousands of people are lining up now for Jobseekers Support – let alone those who are having a reduction in their salaries,” he told Magic Talk on Monday morning.

    “That’s definitely a phenomenon.”

    Bridges said before he came to a decision, there would need to be discussion across Parliament.

    “It’s not something that there’s been a cross-party discussion across it yet – and just as New Zealand is in it together, Parliament would need to be in it together.”
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-simon-bridges-open-to-taking-a-paycut-amid-covid-19-pandemic.html?fbclid=IwAR2wRXb8eEnaPW5dvNYEUKGhyURypfPr23FyuGsICgBiGcQ0BK2wbGqTxGs

    David Seymour had no trouble being clear about his decision.
    The Nats need a leader, not a procrastinator.

    Party Vote Act.

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  35. Wattie’s in desperate search for staff with record demand
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watties-in-desperate-search-staff-record-demand?auto=6148961342001

    “These end up in canned tomatoes, all of the canned variants – whole peeled, chopped with onions and capsicums and tomato paste – which becomes the base ingredient of your backed beans, your spaghetti and your soups and your sauces,” Mr Mackay said.

    They’ll be canned with the rest of the crop, such as beetroot, corn and other fruits at the company’s Hastings plant.

    This week, it produced 1.6 million cans in just one day as Kiwis stocked up on the staples at the supermarket.

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  36. Another one defying lockdown rules. //

    Armed robbery leads to high-speed police chase across Wellington
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/armed-robbery-leads-to-high-speed-police-chase-across-wellington.html

    Three people have been arrested after attempting to rob a Wellington property at gunpoint and leading police in a frantic chase across the city.

    On Monday afternoon police rushed to Brooklyn after reports of an aggravated assault. When they arrived, the three alleged offenders took off in a car.

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  37. State of Victoria, 6.7 million people, is extending its lock-down, and has not ruled out even longer.

    ~State of emergency in Victoria extended by four weeks until midnight May 11
    ~Premier Daniel Andrews hasn’t ruled a further extension to help save lives
    ~Says restrictions are ‘fundamentally working’ after just 3 new cases overnight

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8211435/Victoria-extends-state-emergency-lockdown-four-weeks.html

    So one would think that he does not believe his health systems, the tests, the trackbacks, lack of PPE’s is not good enough.
    Nor the travellers quarantines not being secure, and well monitored, so again does not have a handle on the situation.

    So what is that pollie doing about things?

    Feel his power, basically to take the easy option, speaking of wellness & kindness in solidarity with the Easter Bunny & Tooth Fairy, of UNicornical decision making and then be in the position to blame every one else when it does not work.

    Seems suspiciously like how Ardern runs NZ too.

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  38. Andrews is a creep. Out and out Labour one world government type. Wouldn’t trust him an inch.

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  39. If you were powerful enough to rule the world…. and were wondering what to call a virus you had developed….. after already doing botched trials in eighteen other countries…..and also, coincidentally, developed a vaccine, at the same time, that carried a nano digital identifier…. and were going to use it to seize complete control of the world……a good way to abbreviate it would be something like:

    Certificate Of Vaccination Identification -19 or COVID-19.

    But probably not.

    https://id2020.org/manifesto

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  40. Just a bit more fuller detailed version of Tedros WHO Dictator Generals failure of a cv.

    ….. Professor Larry Gostin told the New York Times in 2017: ‘Dr Tedros is a compassionate and highly competent public health official. But he had a duty to speak truth to power and to honestly identify and report verified cholera outbreaks over an extended period.’
    Prof Gostin allegedly told the paper he feared the WHO might ‘might lose its legitimacy’ if it was run by somebody who covered up epidemics. ……

    …… US doctors wrote an open letter to Dr Tedros, saying: ‘Your silence about what is clearly a massive cholera epidemic in Sudan daily becomes more reprehensible.
    Your failure to transport stool samples from victims in Sudan to Geneva for official confirmation of cholera makes you fully complicit in the terrible suffering and dying that continues to spread, out of control, with daily new reports confirming that this is indeed a cholera epidemic.
    ‘The inevitable history that will be written of this epidemic will surely cast you in an unforgiving light.’
    The outbreaks were classed as ‘acute watery diarrhea’ and it was alleged that by avoiding the term ‘cholera’, Dr Tedros was protecting tourism.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8211979/WHO-chief-accused-failing-record-three-cholera-epidemics-home-country.html

    Tedros did not mouth of about the CCP virus either being a pandemic, but deflects to “stigma”.

    Is this where Adhan also likewise, was going to deflect for tourism, the tourism of the anniversay of the Christchurch shooting, & Pasifika, but the number of cases coming to light, exposed her and made her wise up. The seed of the disease was established already in NZ.

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