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  1. “On roadblocks:
    I am incensed by the police condoning and supporting the unauthorised and illegal roadblocks springing up around the country. By doing so they are failing in their duty to uphold the law without fear or favour. Instead, it appears the police can now pick and choose which citizens must abide by the law, and which can undertake unlawful activities with impunity. This is a sorry state of affairs.”
    Susan Short, Meadowbank.

    Well said Susan. Where’s bloody Nash on this? Meanwhile Hone has no issues with driving round the country and visiting other peoples’ bubbles.

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  2. Oh wow, I have just turned on tv3, who are advertising that for a donation for just $19 you can help to feed children. What????? On the benefit many millions of NZers have just received, an extra $25 a week added to their benefits, that is $100 a month to feed their families. What the hell is this a black hole?
    Honestly, who would ever watch that prick Duncan on TV in the morning? it would tip you into a depression that would be overwhelming. The other Chanel, which is Red tv, by another name, were interviewing the prime minister also known by another name, grinning away it was even worse. Where do they get these people? Last time for me to watch I can do without the indoctrination

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  3. A cautionary lock-down fairytale

    Once upon a time there was an evil queen called Cindy, not many people knew she was evil because well she lied a lot and had a totally corrupt media covering up for her – no one really knew why they did that – but that’s a story for another day. Not only was the queen evil, she was really, really totally fucking clueless. But that wasn’t a problem for her subjects because they were all so childishly gullible that they felt blessed to have Cindy as their queen because of a mental illness called “Diversity”.

    In the beginning of her reign everything was OK, because she was so very lucky to have come to power when the royal coffers were full to overflowing because of the wise previous ruler – in other kingdoms Cindy’s realm used to be called a “Rockstar” – because it was so wealthy. For the first few years of evil (but stupid) Queen Cindy’s reign things were all tickety boo despite the stupid (but evil) queen frittering away all of the royal treasury on idiotic vanity items for herself.

    Then one terrible day a horrendous plague came to Queen Cindy’s kingdom but when she went to the royal vaults to get some money to do some testing to look after her subjects – there was nothing left! She’d wasted it all on things to make herself look good. So evil Queen Cindy summoned her royal physician and asked him what to do. The royal physician said “The best way to deal with a plague is to quarantine all the sick people to keep them away from those who are healthy”. And stupid Queen Cindy said “Let’s do this”.

    But the royal physician pulled a sad frowny face (I think he may have even put a rag on his head when he did this) and said “Yes oh wise and beautiful Queen, but there is a problem, we don’t know who to quarantine, because we can’t do enough testing because you wanted that big party on 15 March so that you could look good to your subjects”.

    So the evil (but stupid) Queen Cindy thought for a while (she had done this before but it was a long time ago) and she declared “Oh well, we’ll just have to quarantine the whole realm then – that’ll stop the plague spreading – then everyone will adore me and know that I saved them with my kindness”.

    The royal physician wanted to explain to the evil (but stupid) Queen that “to a complete fucking idiot that might make sense – but when you think about it, it’s madness, there’ll be no one to take in the harvests or deliver the crops to markets or do anything that will allow them to pay their taxes to refill the royal coffers” – but the royal physician knew that if he wanted to keep his head on his shoulders he couldn’t tell the Queen that. So he kept quiet, hoping that the stupid subjects would believe what the town cryers and the royal heralds told them that, even though their lives were ruined, they were better off because of the evil (but stupid) Queen’s mad plan.

    Sadly, nobody lived happily ever after.

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  4. British senior police, defending their cause of putting a citizen on a list, that makes assumptions, to see if there is a pattern.
    This relates to the “Harry Miller” case where the police “checked his thoughts”
    Where the “complainant” is recognized as a “victim” and so a “crime” is deemed to have occurred.

    ‘You have become the Thought Police.’ UK Police Chief questioned over recording of hate incidents
    https://youtu.be/Gu6EPYjEUbQ
    9 minutes 24 secs. : Mar 9, 2020

    ‘You have become the Thought Police.’ Watch a London Assembly member question the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police on the recording of ‘non-crime hate incidents’ across the UK.
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    How do you feel about the police potentially recording ‘hate incidents’ against your name without any evidence required, based on the ‘perception’ of a ‘victim’ that you have offended their personal characteristics? The record could appear on DBS checks.
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    The Assistant Commissioner thinks this is ok.

    —————-
    The “Harry Miller” case
    “The policeman told me, “I need to check your thinking”‘
    https://youtu.be/iCxQI9U_xHE
    5 minute 38 seconds : Nov 19, 2019

    Harry Miller, a former police officer, is taking Humberside Police to court over reported ‘hate incidents’.
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    Harry, now chief executive of campaign group Fair Cop, was previously told by Humberside Police that he had been reported for hate speech because of some 30 tweets that were anonymously reported as ‘offensive’ and ‘transphobic’.
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    Despite being told he had committed no crime, the policeman told Harry he needed “to check your thinking”. Harry’s record now clearly states that he has committed a ‘non-crime’ ‘hate incident’. The trouble is, if something is perceived as hateful, it is recorded as hateful. No evidence is needed. There is nothing you can do to change its status and it remains on your record permanently.
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    Harry wants his name cleared. As far as he is concerned, there was no hate and there was no incident. He is now taking Humberside Police to court where a judicial review case will look into whether the police are in breach of human rights.

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    He did win his case, but one can see the insidious police guidelines in other ways, still unchanged.
    So in other ways how away is this in NZ police guide lines, when from this thread, we can see authoritarian change here in allowing the beginnings of another form of tyranny.
    https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-365/#comment-67300

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  5. Who didn’t see this coming…

    A Florida man has been arrested on suspicion of a murder committed just one day after he was freed from jail to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

    Joseph Williams, 26, was initially booked into Orient Road Jail on March 13 for possession of heroin (less than four grams), a third-degree felony, and possession drug paraphernalia, a first-degree misdemeanor.

    But on March 19 Williams was one of 164 inmates deemed low-risk who was allowed to leave custody following the issuance of Administrative Order 2020-018 which allows people to go free early to decrease the risk of contracting COVID-19 in crowded facilities.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8221509/Florida-man-26-commits-murder-DAY-released-jail-early-prevent-coronavirus.html

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  6. Kelvin and Phil, two labour party MP’s were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up. A woman walked by and asked what they were doing.
    “Cindy wants to know the height of this flagpole”, said Phil, “But we don’t have a ladder.”
    The woman said, “Hand me that wrench in your toolbox”
    She loosened a few bolts and laid the pole on the ground. She then took a tape measure out of their toolbox, took a measurement and said “ Five metres”, and walked away.
    Phil shook his head and laughed. “Well, ain’t that just like a smart arse woman?”
    “We need the height and she gives us the width.”

    And we wonder why kiwibuild was such a failure.

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    • Yes Sooty, I agree. The sneaky globalists labels read: “made in NZ from products sourced overseas” or words to that effect. If I read that, it goes back on the shelf. Mark everything produced here “NZ Produce”. Marketers insist on sticking those annoying tiny stickers on fruit with country of origin so why not our other food products?

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  7. Cutting MPs’ pay appropriate way for House of Representatives to reflect Kiwis’ struggle – David Seymour
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-cutting-mps-pay-appropriate-way-for-house-of-representatives-to-reflect-kiwis-struggle-david-seymour.html

    Seymour, who has been advocating for the pay cut for weeks, says he’s received advice that a law change would be required for it to happen. He’s subsequently had a Bill drafted that he will table when Parliament resumes after the lockdown is lifted. That’s currently meant to be on April 28.

    “If in the meantime, we come up with an easier way to do it, then, of course, we will just do that. The point is I have it ready to go if needed,” he said.

    Seymour has also organised a petition calling on Parliament to support the Bill.

    Retired University of Auckland law school professor Bill Hodge said the move by the Prime Minister on Wednesday was “tremendous” and said it would also help improve her image with Kiwis ahead of the election in September.

    “Everyone else in New Zealand is sacrificing, including people in the media, casual workers, productive workers, so I think it’s a very good public relations move, but in substance, I think it’s brilliant. If it inspires others to volunteer, like university lecturers, I think that would be even better,” he told Newshub.

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    • I don’t want help from a government that has no idea how business operates, anything they offer will contain more fish hooks than Cindy’s toy boy. I just want to get my business running again as best I can in the upcoming socialist paradise we have been cast into.

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  8. New Zealanders with Covid-19 are treated very differently in this country compared with the situation in Japan.
    In New Zealand (1,386 cases), there are 13 people currently in hospital. In Japan, (8,700 cases) the number is a couple of orders of magnitude higher.
    Why the huge difference?
    In New Zealand, hospitals are for people who MUST be in hospital (i.e., their condition is serious).
    In Japan, hospitals are for people who have been diagnosed as coronavirus positive. That’s it!

    In reponse, officials in Japan are looking to shift mildly ill patients to the many vacant hotels, to take pressure off the hospitals. This move is running into a lot of resistance. Middle-aged people the world over (but especially in Japan) can be extremely stubborn and surprisingly childish. The idea of being sent to a hotel to isolate and recover is appaling to them.
    “My relatives won’t accept that I am ill!” (being in hospital confers the social status of “being sick”)
    “I can’t go home! What if I pass the virus to my elderly parents!?” (3-generation households are common)
    “I won’t get proper medical care!” (hyperchondria is common among middle-aged and older Japanese women)
    “I don’t want to be a burden on my family!” (sometimes Japanese are just too responsible for their own good)

    I admire the functional practicality of New Zealanders when disaster strikes. You seem to be able to handle sudden changes in ways of doing things a bit better than people in many other countries. This trait will serve you well when your companies start to collapse, government funding runs out and unemployment goes into double digits.

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    • When our ancestors travelled to the arse end of the world from the 1860’s they quickly became a resilient and resourceful bunch as there was nobody here to assist us when things went wrong. We just get on with what needs doing. Fix it yourself or starve was a great incentive!

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      • Look on the bright side.
        This once-in-3-generations disruption to New Zealand society is really going to provide opportunties for innovation (in much the same way that war stimulates technological development).
        There will be casualties. It won’t be pretty.

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    • There is only two countries we should look at with regards to how to handle a situation like this. Singapore and Taiwan.
      Taiwan in particular —it came in their winter, they have a lot of public transport and they have very high density living. All the things everyone seems to agree on that exacerbate the spread of the virus .

      President Trump should fund a group, from the savings of funding the WHO, to look closely at what they did and widely publicise the results. All written in layman’s language so we can all understand it –not just the bureaucrats. It should a be a relatively quick and cheap exercise.

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  9. Who is looking forward to getting micro-chipped like a dog or a cat?

    Evil Bill Gates has been making a lot of noise about digital tracking of people who’ve been vaccinated for Corona virus. And guess who is ‘all in’ on vaccines these days – that’s right Mr Bill Gates (fresh from his fun time investing in disease laboratories in Wuhan China.

    How made does the world have to be to start proving David Icke right?

    How do we know that this is in our future? Well if you search for this on Google – the first things that come up are the corrupt fact checker sites and George Soros-funded Media Matters (that’s the outfit that tries to organise Twatter attacks on the advertisers of conservative TV show hosts).

    When the bad guys are telling you everything is OK – you know this is when you have to be very scared.

    Removal of all paper currency next – replacement with a single digital currency so that everything we do can be tracked!

    It’s so weird to be living in times when ‘conspiracy theories’ are being turned into ‘conspiracy facts’.

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    • Yes. It is nigh impossible to wake the peeps. All you you can say to them is ‘the choice to know, is yours”.
      There is however a massive underground awakening.
      There’s a place where ideas are freely chucked around and being discussed.
      It is completely divorced from mainstream censorship.
      It is the resistance.
      I think Waikato girl asked a while back about Pepe the frog and it’s significance.
      This might help to explain.
      https://pepethefrogfaith.wordpress.com/

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  10. So I’ve posted before about a Schoolteacher Facebook friend of mine who is a card-carrying ‘Jacindamaniac’.
    She posts about Jacinda on an almost daily basis- Memes, Cutesy photos etc etc
    When Ardern had her baby she posted on FB that she was “Crying tears of joy”… (So you get my drift..)

    Anyway- I finally called her out yesterday when she was gushing about how we are the “Luckiest Country in the World right now”.
    I bluntly told her that “the people who are losing their jobs, homes and committing suicide don’t feel that lucky”

    Her response? – Well I wouldn’t know as she seems to have blocked me on FB….

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  11. Peters seems to be all over msm since his fishing photo shoot hit Twitter…

    Coronavirus: A ‘whole lot’ of businesses could reopen at alert level 3 – Winston Peters
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-a-whole-lot-of-businesses-could-reopen-at-alert-level-3-winston-peters.html

    If companies can meet safety requirements and follow best practice guidelines, Winston Peters told Newstalk ZB unless there is an “adverse finding” the “evidence looks compelling” for several businesses to reopen at alert level 3.

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  12. An important (and good) post from Peter Dunne.

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/04/15/1129673/end-this-orwellian-version-of-nz

    Not only has the willingness with which we seem to have embraced the restrictions imposed upon us become increasingly concerning, but also the corresponding extent to which tolerance for dissenting views has diminished. Our national television news was never a paragon of stimulating reporting and commentary, but now it has descended into little more than a nightly banal morality lecture about how we should all be behaving, and how well we are all doing.

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    • That is one of the very few times I have agreed with him.
      It reminds me of the time when he controlled the worm on TV.

      In other things he switches back very quickly to his “bob each way” fence sitting act.

      Winston Peters is also looking to ride the worm too, as being a relevant sensible in control balance.
      Looking to saddle up and ride that lawn mower, in that photo?

      Now that Ardern has gamed the salary reduction, with limits, and David Seymour with his draft legislation ready to go through Parliament;- who now wants Parliament to open? Winston? Ardern?
      Where’s Bridges and his caucus support for this.

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    • Thanks for posting Maggy. Dunn makes excellent points:

      The restoration of Parliament and with it, effective scrutiny of the decisions being made, and the practices being adopted by government agencies in support of those decisions is an important step towards the restoration of normal and proper accountability in our country.

      Parliament is the platform where competing plans for dealing with Covid-19 and the future of our country should be aired and tested, and decisions reached. It is the place for getting to the bottom of ongoing issues like, for example, the availability of testing kits, or personal protection equipment which, despite all the soothing assurances to the contrary, are still of significance within the healthcare sector.

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      • Sadly the effectiveness of Parliament has been massively hobbled by the biased, low quality Speaker, Mallard.

        With Mallard running interference the Silly Little Gurl is able to avoid taking responsibility – for anything.

        She is massively protected on all fronts by the cops (quid pro quo); the media filth; and people in Parliament(Twitford, Sepuloni, Dr Clark et al) whose tenuous position is only possible because Ardernovich is Top female Dog.

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    • Not sure how much confidence I’ve got in plod to carry out the rules when they don’t seem to get their own team sorted.
      Watching TV news last night on Wellington weather. Looking at Local cop became obvious chief Plod’s memo re beards didn’t make it from Molesworth St to Seatoun.

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    • Thanks Maggy.

      While I think what Peter has said is great, this line suggests he has drunk too much of the cool aid.

      ” After all, the world is currently in the grip of extraordinary events not known in most of our lifetimes. ”

      While he maybe right about the response to the stupid models from the academics, we have had much worse pandemics.

      This idea will never see the light of day or even given a second thought, but if I was able to wave a magic wand I would set up a proper working group of skilled people to guide the rebuild the economy –people like John Key, Bill English , even Helen Clark, Margaret Bazley, ex head of Air NZ ( cannot remember his name) , several successful small medium business people and farmers. Maximum of say 12 people. Give them some real clout –even able to over ride Parliament if necessary in some cases. Something to get some real action going without partisan politics getting in the way.

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      • Our CoL has no idea how to manage an emergency…
        Social/Economic issues have to be balanced with Health matters.
        The Ministers and PM should have been sorting this out all through February.

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        • Exactly. Everything this government has done has been reactionary and with poor foresight of outcomes. This is what happens to nations who vote in politicians with no world experience outside of their ideological bubbles.

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        • I was thinking of Rob Fyfe –only because there would be a need for someone with recent knowledge of the tourism industry, which will probably be one of the harder ones to tackle.
          Like the uneven number idea.
          But it is all fantasy –it will never happen because there are too many egos and too much politics to overcome.

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  13. And here’s Peters Again… Must be election season!

    New Zealand thanked in phone call between US Secretary of State and Winston Peters
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-new-zealand-thanked-in-phone-call-between-us-secretary-of-state-and-winston-peters.html

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Thursday morning that he had a “productive” call with Peters, thanking New Zealand “for helping US citizens return home during this challenging time”.

    “US-New Zealand cooperation will continue to be critically important as we respond to COVID-19 in the Indo-Pacific and beyond,” Pompeo said.

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  14. German police arrest four suspected of plotting to attack U.S. military targets
    Authorities believe Tajik nationals belong to the Islamic State

    “Targets for the attacks were supposed to be institutions of U.S. forces in Germany or even individual people,” prosecutors said in a statement.

    The group allegedly was in touch with Islamic State commanders in Syria and Afghanistan, and had obtained firearms and bomb-making instructions for an unspecified future attack.

    https://justthenews.com/world/german-police-arrest-four-suspected-plotting-attack-us-military-targets#.Xpc3O9np3yI.twitter

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  15. CNN publishes Chinese propaganda praising China, degrading the US Navy

    CNN this week published a report copying almost word-for-word a Chinese Communist Party press release praising the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s efforts to contain the coronavirus and degrading the U.S. Navy’s failures to do likewise.

    Almost as bad as CNN’s promotion of Chinese propaganda is the network’s defense of its decision to run state-sponsored agitprop.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cnn-publishes-chinese-propaganda-praising-china-degrading-the-u-s-navy

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  16. Protesters waving MAGA flags defy social distancing and swarm the steps of Michigan’s state capitol to demand Gov. Gretchen Whitmer end her strict stay-at-home orders because ‘they restrict freedom and are against the constitution’

    Protesters defied social distancing and gathered outside Michigan’s State Capitol to demand Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer end her strict stay-at-home orders because it restricts their freedom, and they insisted people are smart enough to make their own decisions.

    Furious demonstrators waving Make America Great Again flags leaned out of their car windows and chanted ‘lock her up’ in heavy traffic as part of #OperationGridlock – a stunt set up by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and the Besty DeVos family-linked conservative group, Michigan Freedom Fund.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8223017/Thousands-protest-Michigan-state-Capitol-against-states-stay-home-orders.html

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  17. I genuinely feel huge sympathy for lard arse Ardern,she has taken a 20% pay cut , so per package is around $475k a year plus ALL F- – – – -G expenses and I mean ALL.
    MINUS 20% = $380.000 ,God what an amazing human being , I’m seriously thinking of starting a give a little page for her the lawnmower man and the 1st brat ,and her steely resolve has pulled us through this crisis.. Thank you,Thank you,Thank you Jacinda,,,, Me ,bowing and scraping ,walking backwards out of sight of her magnificence like Blackadder ,LOL.

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  18. So you think you’re having a bad day!

    Horrific video emerges of Aeroflot Superjet bursting into flames at Moscow airport
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/travel/2020/04/horrific-video-emerges-of-aeroflot-superjet-bursting-into-flames-at-moscow-airport.html

    Investigators have released a dramatic video showing the moment a packed Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 burst into flames, killing 41 people, shortly after being struck by lightning.

    Video of the 2019 incident was released on Thursday morning by Russian transport investigation authorities, who have now laid charges against the pilot.

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  19. Coronavirus: Wrong move banning manufacturing during COVID-19 lockdown, trade expert tells MPs
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-wrong-move-banning-manufacturing-during-covid-19-lockdown-trade-expert-tells-mps.html

    Australia has allowed manufacturing during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a trade expert has told lawmakers he does not support the Government’s decision to ban it during the lockdown in New Zealand.

    Charles Finny, a New Zealand & Enterprise board member with more than 22 years’ experience in diplomatic roles, told the Epidemic Response Committee on Thursday he would have advised against shutting the billion-dollar industry.

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    • Its a pathetic nothing as usual. The PTPM is jumping about like she is getting electric shocks up her bum waving her arms about and nodding her head like she expects us to be grateful for as usual absolutely nothing. It’s such a debacle it beggars belief. I am totally done with this charade. The liber party have no idea what the hell they’re doing and I am not sure the Doctor does or if he is hiding his thoughts about what’s going on or not. Its a total control of New Zealanders. She is still going on about lock down hard, what absolute bullshit, she could have demanded everyone coming into the country was held in isolation weeks ago and we’d be OK

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        • I have not watched many to be honest it was the BIG announcement that sucked me in. I only lasted a little while as I came over with a feeling of disbelief at what I was hearing, for a big announcement it wasn’t u to anything at all.
          Bring on Steven Joyce, it’s beyond my belief the National caucus chose Simon over Steven. National would be romping ahead I believe if they had.

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      • Yes she was all over the place. Ashley Bloomfield was made to hand over the health figures so she could grandstand with the announcement of the daily numbers of sick, then she pontificated on what was best for elderly and immuno-suppressed patients. Thanks Dr Ardern!!! // 🤡
        😡

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    • https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-current-situation/covid-19-current-cases/covid-19-current-cases-details

      Just looking at this info from MoH.
      There’s a very long list of probable cases for April.
      I kinda thought that ‘probable cases’ would be those awaiting confirmation from – I don’t know – maybe, testing?

      So, we’re assured there’s plenty of testing capacity and materials, yet the frontline say different.
      We’re assured there’s plenty of PPE, but it isn’t making its way to workers at the front line of health service and care delivery.

      Who in hell is running this circus?

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        • And I want to know exactly how David Clark is filling his day.
          What’s on his time sheet?
          Am I getting any bang for my $300k bucks?
          Will he be volunteering for SLGs 20% pay cut scheme?
          I vaguely remember that when under the grill for going cycling and beach walking, he made some snivelling assurances that he would be working hard to redeem himself. Could one of our esteemed journalists please follow up with a progress report.
          After all, we wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to hand out kudos where it’s due, would we?

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  20. Countdown opens New Zealand’s first purpose-built, permanent e-Store in Auckland
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2020/04/countdown-opens-new-zealand-s-first-purpose-built-permanent-e-store-in-auckland.html

    The 8800-sqm e-Store in Penrose features all the regular supermarket elements, including a bakery, butchery and shelves stocked with packaged grocery items and fresh produce. However, it is a customer-free zone.

    Instead a team of 200 personal shoppers, 106 being new staff, will run the dedicated e-Store and fulfil online orders for customers from 10 of Countdown’s busiest Auckland supermarkets.

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    • Yes I heard that this morning. Joyce will not be returning to politics any time soon. If you can get a chance to listen do so.
      For those of you with iPhones download the “Overcast” app. search for “leighton Smith” and download the podcast. Save it to get all new ones as well.

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      • Shame- Now more than ever our economy needs the likes of Key, Joyce, English and co..
        I was quietly hoping maybe they might do a Winston Churchill and come ‘Out of the Wilderness’ to save their country from these lunatics!

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        • Why the heck would Mr Joyce come back after the shameful way he was treated by the Labour Party and their economist and media fanboys/girls prior to the last election?
          Joyce was pilloried as some sort of incompetent idiot for his “fiscal hole” predictions by people who didn’t know what they were talking about.
          But the electorate took notice because they thought economists were politically neutral professionals. What a laugh – but not for Mr Joyce.

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      • I have just listened to the Steven Joyce interview. A major loss to our Parliament / Government. The level of thought and analysis is rarely heard these days. Also his ability to speak “off the cuff” with intelligent thought provoking answers has been sorely lacking from our politicians in this current Parliament.

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  21. Hahaaaaaha LOL!!!

    Australian Drakes supermarket boss’ blunt reply to toilet paper hoarder wanting refund
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12324944&&ref=recommended

    An Australian supermarket boss has given one of his customers the bird after it was claimed the man tried to return almost 5000 rolls of toilet paper and 150 bottles of hand sanitiser which he couldn’t sell online.

    John-Paul Drake, an executive with South Australian supermarket chain Drakes, said he refused to give the man a refund.

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  22. Ardern’s aggrandizement slip.

    Makes me wonder now, how many of these positive tests being those travellers, placed under isolation, and now quarantine.
    Yet nigh on 5 million population being pinged into lockdown for all these travel contacts.

    Strangely Ardern had taken the Bloomfields notes on the quarantine numbers,

    Interesting point came up about the ones who are in the “travel quarantine” that several cases there came up as positive that she had observed yesterday. as ;-
    Ardern said,
    Currently in quarantine is 88
    Total combined of quarantined and in hotels 1189

    Then the all knowing ad-lib;-
    I do recall that several of our tests yesterday, they were positive tests of those people in quarantine.
    https://youtu.be/2bdTAQH1SYI?t=2759
    Should start on the 46 minute for the question and the answer ends on the 46 :29 mark.

    I get a feeling she is covering her arse, just in case this opens up a bit more, on this travel malarkey, and positive tests, that she does not want really want known.
    Nor has this been reported in RNZ or the TV1 systems.

    Really needs an a Royal Commission of Inquiry into this, and some making a start of an Official Information Inquiry as the numbers being touted as connected to overseas travel has been for far too long been glossed over!,
    This will then up the pressure on the “go hard go early” meme when in fact it was being so slow to get to quarantine systems set up.

    The rest of NZ is being hung out to dry, with no jobs, much reduced pay, to zero, plus costs, and losses on business’s etc., etc..

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    • Doesn’t need a royal bloody Commision

      We just need to be let out of jail and back to living.
      This is non life – because a couple of very old people on the end-of-life escalator popped off 1 to 2 months early.
      Sad, but true.

      Let’s get back to work and not create massive debt for future generations.

      This is totalitarianism at work.
      It does not madder what the brand of totalitarianism is – Fascism, Na zism, Commie, – it is evil and about control over others.

      Flick the switch and let people come back to life.
      Under this current shit we may not be dead…. but we are not living.
      No need for more paid roles for Klingons.

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  23. Police warn of huge rise in women committing ‘Cinderella’ abuse as domestic attacks by stepsisters QUADRUPLE in ten years

    Domestic abuse by sisters and stepsisters on their siblings has risen sharply
    Cases of abuse by sisters more than doubled from 641 in 2010 to 1,325 in 2018
    And cases involving stepsisters and half-sisters more than quadrupled
    Female perpetrators now responsible for 28 per cent of domestic abuse cases

    Abuse by daughters, stepdaughters and daughters-in-law also increased.

    The figures come as Home Secretary Priti Patel launches a campaign called #YouAreNotAlone to support abuse victims following a rise in cases during the Covid-19 lockdown.

    Research suggests sibling abuse is more common in dysfunctional or neglectful homes where parents fail to control behaviour.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8216713/Police-warn-huge-rise-women-committing-Cinderella-abuse.html

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  24. No one should be allowed to get away with this tripe:

    ……”But if the Government doesn’t help soon, Newsroom co-editor Mark Jennings says New Zealand risks losing its journalists and seeing democracy “go to hell in a handbasket”.”……

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/coronavirus-can-the-nz-media-survive-the-pandemic.html

    So the Labour Party publicity agency, once known as the NZ MSM, are bleating about the loss of advertising revenue & forecasting the demise of democracy without his useless organisation.

    Newsflash arsehole! Democracy has been in its death-throes for the past two years. We’ve heard nothing about anything that wasn’t favourable to Hugzilla & the incompetent idiots in government. No investigative news…….just pap about Neve’s potty training & wall to wall shit about Jacindamania.

    Get fucked.

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    • As I said the other day- New Zealand MSM have done NOTHING but gush over Jacinda and publish cutesy baby stories when they should be asking hard questions and holding the Government to account! (Which used to be the Media’s job)
      I’m with Nasska- They are totally to blame for their own demise…
      Enjoy the unemployment line fuckers!

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    • What a stupid bastard this Jennings is.

      There was no need to smash the capitalist system because a few old people in dementia wards and hospices died a few weeks earlier.
      If the economy stayed open then there would be advertising and these media liars could have told all the lies they want using advertising income to fund their fantasy and talk about baybee, and kindness, and head scarfs. That is capitalism. They earn it… they can spend it how they want.

      What happened?
      The Marxist tart crashed the economy and turned the whole country into a prison.
      Prison Nation.
      Police State.
      …in 48 hours.

      The media lying filth never questioned this.
      …but want the taxpayer money to allow them to continue to NOT do their job.

      What an utter wanker Mark Jennings is.

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    • If negligence on the part of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) can be proven, what will the CCP do? Make the director in charge the WIV take early retirement?
      Under international law, can the CCP be held responsible for negligence by its citizens or its employees?
      Or will condemnation in the international court of opinion be enough?

      What do we want from China? A confession by the CCP? An apology? Compensation? Reform?

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      • Hey , hasn’t New Zealand got a sort of Waitangi Treaty version of an agreement with the Communist Chinese Party?
        May be some special people in NZ especially the Federation Of Maori Authorities would have something like that signed.
        Just a matter of making it a living breathing system. 🙂 and the Chinese will respect that.

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  25. Your cat has spent years watching you, not doubt it has even peeked into the bathroom or toilet. You know all those charts in the butchers shops showing the various cuts of meat on a cow, well, your cat has an identical chart of you burned into it’s brain.

    It knows which bits of you need to be eaten straight away. It has watched you scratch your bollocks so it now it knows how to get at your (now his/her) meat and two veg whilst you lie dead on the floor fully dressed. When it licks you it is verifying your salt content. If the cat is sitting on your lap purring and pawing you, it is checking the resilience of your flesh for fat content, it does the same when it leaps off the wardrobe onto your stomach while you sleep. Cats often sleep on your chest at night, they want to be the first to know when you stop breathing. A cat will sniff your nose as you exhale…it’s looking for signs of illness which might render you inedible.

    Cats do, however make wonderful pets.

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  26. The company that owns New Zealand’s only oil refinery, at Marsden Point in Northland, is considering getting out of fuel refining altogether and operating solely as a fuel import business.

    At the moment Marsden Point produces about 70% of the fuel used for transport in this country.

    The refinery’s owner Refining NZ said in a release to the NZX on Wednesday that it was starting a “Strategic Review” to determine the optimal business model and capital structure for its assets that will maximise “through the cycle” returns to shareholders, and deliver secure, competitive fuel supply to New Zealand. External advisers have been appointed to help with the review, though the company did not state who they were in the release.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/business/104549/refining-nz-considering-getting-out-refining-and-becoming-solely-fuel-importer

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  27. revtech120 April 16, 2020 At 8:58 am asks…
    “Am I the only one to notice Jacindas face is getting skinnier at the same time as her arse is getting broader….”

    Some may remember that TV clip of the Princess at the start of her reign, the Duck at her side, her cabinet of incompetents behind her, walking down the corridor of power in a clingy red dress, while something quite odd was going on in her nether region.

    That clip is now doing the re-rounds as a son forwarded it to me today. I opened it without knowing what it was, as like my brother says, “I don’t watch anything of Ardern for the same reason I don’t drink from the toilet bowl.”

    Serious question….Was there any satisfactory explanation given as to what the hell was going on?

    For those with a strong constitution and not seen the clip…here’s a link.

    https://www.facebook.com/leeanne.swinburne/videos/1922935581069127/

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  28. Anyone else sick of the term “bubble”? Carefully chosen and has such cutes and benign connotations. A childish term to amuse many of us who now find ourselves confined in one for the foreseeable future and has got right up my nose over the past few weeks!! 🤢

    The dictionary refers to as thus:

    • used to refer to a good or fortunate situation that is isolated from reality or unlikely to last: we both lived in a bubble, the kind provided by occupying a privileged pied-à-terre in Greenwich Village. and
    • a place or position that is protected from danger or unpleasant reality

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  29. Farmers face uncertainty over whether biggest day on sharemilking calendar will go ahead
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/farmers-face-uncertainty-over-whether-biggest-day-sharemilking-calendar-go-ahead?auto=6149882495001

    Thousands of farms change ownership and many families move entire households, machinery and farming equipment to new properties on Gypsy Day.

    “If no-one’s allowed to move it’ll have huge impact on the industry going forward,” he said.

    “Financially, share milkers who’ve signed contracts or brought farms will have lent money from the bank based on that contract and expectation of income to come,” said Richard McIntyre.

    Federated Farmers say it’s been fielding dozens of calls from anxious sharemilkers concerned about their livelihoods and stock welfare – so many that they’ve now formed a working group to ensure their voices get heard at the top.

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  30. Supreme dickhead Malcolm TurnBULL is about to launch his book in the middle of a period of great frustration and uncertianty.

    Peta Credlin slams him.
    Rightly so.

    https://www.news.com.au/national/politics/peta-credlin-on-former-boss-malcolm-turnbull-he-has-no-moral-compass/news-story/0ad2d9593cd31e268a356ca2b89939fc

    …Peta Credlin wants the world to know exactly what she thinks of her former boss, ex-Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull … and it’s not much.

    The Sky News presenter gave an extraordinary radio interview on Thursday, telling 2GB’s Ben Fordham that Mr Turnbull “has no moral compass” and declaring: “I’ve never met a more reprehensible human being”.

    The comments come four days out from the release of Mr Turnbull’s memoir, A Bigger Picture, which reportedly takes aim at former colleagues including Scott Morrison, Julie Bishop and Peter Dutton.

    Ms Credlin said the timing of the book’s release — during a global crisis — was “the measure of a man”….

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