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  1. Im looking after aged parents over this period and on my visit yesterday the traffic was heavy to say the least, are the people of NZ getting sick of this shit the Commie bastard is imposing on us and our already fragile economy ?
    another month on level 3 and our finances will be in need of a ventilator,my Mrs is a nurse and she reckons her hospital has never been so low on patients WTF is going on ,do these F- – – – – -G morons actually have a plan???
    A shutdown is easy ,its the rebooting of our destroyed economy that is going to take smart people to handle,Im wondering if Ardern will be giving us daily updates of the entire slow wreckage of our country as she has with her”steely resolve” over her single handedly saving us all from the Whinny the pooh virus?NO SHE WONT…

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    • They don’t have a plan Rev. They just throw something out there and then start fighting the resultant fires. It’s like whack-a-mole. They “fix” something and it breaks something else. The latest cock-up is their plan for reopening schools. How do you keep a bunch of young kids at social distance? They all use the same bathrooms and touch the same stuff. They play FFS. Though it’s good to see the grin wiped of the face of that smarmy shit, Hipkins.

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    • She won’t be available to give updates from her island getaway. Having a much deserved break from her hard work in destroying the NZ economy in the space of a month based on feelings she had.

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      • Yes, I’m worried…
        she hasn’t had an Easter break..
        She’s been stuck in dreary cold Wellington with only Robbo for intellectual stimulation
        and now the peasants are starting to revolt.

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  2. Morning fellow prisoners. More of the same today… and so on it goes while the CoL fiddles with our lives…

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  3. Food shortages? Price rises?

    Agricultural sector under pressure to feed Kiwis amid coronavirus lockdown

    The pressure is on food producers and the agricultural sector to feed the country through lockdown.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/agricultural-sector-under-pressure-feed-kiwis-amid-coronavirus-lockdown?auto=6150212109001

    It’s been challenging for many in the primary sector, including meat processors.

    “Our capacity has been reduced to around the vicinity of 50 per cent,” Alliance Group Nelson plant manager Steve Baird says.

    But that’s delaying farmers from sending their stock to slaughter.

    “There’s a four- to five-week wait for sheep and lamb processing, and there’s a five- to six-week [wait] for beef processing,” says Mr Baird.

    Many staff are working overtime and weekends.

    “If we can’t fully achieve the two-metre spacing we have additional personal protective equipment such as visors. We’re putting in shields, glasses and gloves to ensure we keep our people safe and that we comply,” says Mr Baird.

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    • W G ,,its a joke ,our meat works can produce enough product to feed NZrs 10x over ,the huge majority of product goes overseas and we’ve always paid the same price or even more than overseas customers.
      This sounds like rhetoric to get us all ready for the coming gouging , but never fear, Jacinda will use her “steely resolve”to tell the producers to “stop it now” and we’ll all fall into her warm calming embrace and emerge in another month of level 3 lockdown to no job,no house,no money, and NO MEAT PRODUCTS because they’ll all be going to the Chinese market to feed the shites that gave us this disease In the first place FFS.

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      • It really got up my nose to see that in the first week of lockdown we sent a plane load of crayfish to China as some sort of reward.
        Meanwhile – back here in Stalag-13 we are joining queues for hours just to get bread and milk !

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  4. Am I right in assuming that the virus has only been associated with less than 1% of all the deaths in NZ since Cindy’s social experiment started.

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    • What we don’t know is the number of deaths attributable to Ardern’s policies. I imagine it won’t be long before the number of tragic outcomes due to economic/financial/relationship stress surpasses the daily total of the virus itself.

      “Be kind”

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      • Saggy, Im getting the feeling that the populace is tiring of the continual monotonous bullshit spouting from Arderns ample mouth,Its quite simple actually ,these clowns dont have a plan and we are going to pay big time for their negligence in the long term.Its very troubling how the word “Billions” slides off of Robertson’s tongue so easily without thoughts of how the F- – -K we are going to pay these enormous sums back.
        Its like a drunk craving another drink and not giving a F- – – K about the fact that he’s emptying his bank account entirely .

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        • True Rev, and it’s not just the emptying of the drunk’s bank account, it’s the damage he’s doing to those around him.

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        • I think you are right – the stiff-necked behaviour in supermarkets by punters is relaxing. Everyone now no longer gives a fuck about religiously following the 2 metre rule – people are passing each other well within the 2 metre bubble – which wasn’t the case a few weeks ago when everyone was viewing everybody else as a plague vector.

          I still worry about all the Omegas who are unable to do anything else other than screech “Stay home” and “Jacinda is amazing”.

          I hope we are seeing the effect of the ever-increasing iron boot heel of the cancel culture stifling free speech and the “shy Tory” effect is spreading (faster than Chinese virus is). I keep thinking of when Hitler annexed Austria and the Austrians were in the streets cheering and throwing flowers at the jack-booted stormtroopers (basically people have always been intrinsically stupid and welcoming of oppression because it frees them from the need to think for themselves).

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    • We average about 2500-3000 deaths/month.
      Looks like 11 frail elderly have departed the scene earlier than expected…

      so currently running at an increase of between 0.3-0.4%

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      • So half of what I guessed. I was trying to put it into perspective for my 11 year old. Thanks

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        • Well done Dougal10 in trying to put it in perspective for your 11 year old.
          I’m sure he/she will understand those basic figures. The hard part will trying to answer the question -“OK Dad so why is the PM going on and on and trying to frighten us so much ?”

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  5. When the Chicoms figured out what the hell was going on in Wuhan, they immediately stopped internal movement out of that city.

    When the Chicoms figured out what the hell was going on in Wuhan, they continued to allow international flights out of that city.

    Tell me again why the Chinese ambassador is still in the country making veiled threats? (That’s rhetorical)

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    • We need to disentangle our destinies from Communist China and we need to look very closely at where they’ve infiltrated our society in particular the Confucious Institute on our University campuses and at our political parties (looking at Labour who the US intelligence community consider to be funded by the CCP). I also consider it essential we re-look at Huawei’s involvement in the 5G rollout – any state-owned CCP enterprise can now safely be considered to have a default position as a “bad actor” until proven otherwise. I would say the destruction of our economy in the West is a good enough reason to lift the presumption of innocence where any Chinese outfit is in consideration.

      Rayshhiisssstt? No – I would say a “learned caution”. I predict that Ardern will studiously avoid any “national conversation” or “consultation” or “working group” about anything to free us from our overly close association with the evil CCP. After all they’re going to be sponsoring her for her next job at the UN.

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  6. The best of cures for coronavirus is to practice this.
    They have all the equipment to be able to practice what they say.
    No costly health centres or bogging the hospitals down, & do not get an ambulance.

    https://vid.alarabiya.net/2020/04/14/houthicoronavirus1ae6928a/houthicoronavirus1ae6928a___houthicoronavirus1ae6928a_video.mp4
    1 minute 36 second.

    A must see as it requires very little money to put in practice.
    The best part is they are not asking for money, and have the ability to put this into practice themselves.
    Would you help & give some “essential” supplies?
    A great form of quarantine that protects all the others. 🙂

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      • Oh nice, what a super way to go aye? killed by your relatives and dug into a pit. Very thoughtful way to eliminate the China flue.

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    • Don’t give the socialist maniacs any more ideas. In 1872 satirist Samuel Butler published a novel based on such a theory. In fact I think it’s where Andrew Little & Kelvin Davies have gained inspiration for their current justice policies.

      ……”Erewhon has also declared disease a crime for which the sick are imprisoned, and crime is considered a disease for which criminals are sent to the hospital.”……

      https://www.britannica.com/topic/Erewhon

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      • Nasska….
        The woke crowd at one time were trying to pronounce Erewhon as in Erewhon Station as a Maori word until told it was an anagram for “Nowhere”.
        Not sure which came first, Erewhon Station or Butler’s book. Interesting connection though…
        “Erewhon: or, Over the Range (/ɛrɛhwɒn/[1]) is a novel by Samuel Butler which was first published anonymously in 1872.[2] The title is also the name of a country, supposedly discovered by the protagonist. In the novel, it is not revealed where Erewhon is, but it is clear that it is a fictional country. Butler meant the title to be understood as the word “nowhere” backwards even though the letters “h” and “w” are transposed. The book is a satire on Victorian society.[3]

        The first few chapters of the novel dealing with the discovery of Erewhon are in fact based on Butler’s own experiences in New Zealand where, as a young man, he worked as a sheep farmer on Mesopotamia Station for about four years (1860–64), and explored parts of the interior of the South Island and which he wrote about in his A First Year in Canterbury Settlement (1863).”
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erewhon

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        • I have the book.
          I went hunting through Mesopatamia Station which is over the river from Erewhon.
          The book started out OK but drifted .I never finished reading it.

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          • In my youth I took a young lady to the Mt. Potts ski field on Erewhon.

            In spite of dozens of sleeping bodies all around us in the woodshed on bunks and floor we managed to have a sneaky romantic interlude without being discovered.

            The joys of outdoor sport……

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              • Nasska.

                My pleasure. On a scale of 1 to 10 it was an 8+.

                No longer have the energy for a repeat performance so have to rely on memories.

                From the subdued noises around us I suspect we were not the only ones having our wicked way.

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          • Wiseowl, I had the same experience with the Luminaries, bought it when it first came out and despite trying 2or 3 times just couldnt get into it at all.
            I think it was the mass of fine detail that was just to much for my wandering engineers brain to uptake ,might give it a go again if we get stuck another four weeks in Jacinda Jail.

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  7. Benjamin Franklin once said: “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
    The technique is to scare the population with an existential threat, and use this as a crowbar to get them to give up a little bit of their liberty. Once the new rules are in place, they are never removed. It’s a stepwise process.

    The Australian government is poised to make it compulsory to have an app on their Smartphones to enable the State to see who they have been in proximity to. Ref: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8228217/Scott-Morrison-hints-tracing-app-mandatory-Australians-exchange-lifting-lockdown.html

    The government can already trace us to a degree through toll roads, Eftpos and credit card usage, CCTV, SNS monitoring, etc. But this app would give them enhanced tracking ability.

    What would a responsible government do with this Big Data from millions of citizens daily?

    But what good would such a tracking app really be? Let’s say I have this tracking app on my phone. I catch the coronavirus and contact 20 people a day for a week before I test positive. If each person contacts other people, the government will be swamped with “contact red” data. So what are they going to do with this data if they don’t have the medical facilities and hospital beds? It’s just a waste of time.

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    • One of the several totalitarian objectives of the global elite/new world order that are the architects of the mess of globalism is to have all the plebs traced by microchips like dogs or cats. The other things these Bond super-villains desire are:
      – one world government
      – massive global population reduction to less than a billion souls
      – a 1984 control on all communications allowing for 100% thought and speech surveillance and 100% control on the propaganda you are allowed to digest
      – a single digital currency (part of the surveillance architecture) – if it’s possible to track what you spend on it is possible to control you
      – civil disarmament (globalists don’t want a repeat of the US war of independence where the plebs told the overlord to fuck off at the point of a gun).

      I think all that is happening right now is that several things have not gone to the stealth plan of the Soros and Gates criminals recently (Brexit, the failure of the EU, the election of Trump, the rise of nationalism) and now they’ve just gone hard out to achieve their goals without any subtlety. The Manchurian candidates like Trudeau and Ardern have been activated and are pushing hard to push through as much fascism as possible.

      Either this is the explanation or we just having an awfully bad run of luck and we’re rolling 1000 successive snake eyes at the craps table of life.

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      • I strongly agree with the massive population reduction. A maximum sustained population of 500 million would seem the be about right. Achieve that and most of the rest of the control measures would probably become unnecessary.

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        • The birth rates in the populations of the Western and Far Eastern regions are already well below replacement levels. If left to themselves, over-population in the West and Far East will solve itself.

          What is the role of food aid in over-population in poor countries? Does food aid harm local agriculture and make sustainability more difficult? How can aid be changed so that it does not create perpetual dependence?

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    • O-SEN, So in the end 1984 was an innocent childlike view of what a totalitarian world would be like compared to what is in the pipeline for the sheeple of NZ now, how times are changing, things that no society would have considered 6 months ago are now being welcomed in the name of security and social calm.
      We have absolutely the wrong types of people running our country at this time to be put in charge of this “TEMPORARY ” theft of our rights.

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      • WWI
        The Great Depression
        WWII

        Coronavirus

        These times will again shape a generation.
        It is said that weak men make bad times. The bad times are materializing, and I see more and more weak men appear.

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  8. Should the advise now be that those over 70 and fat people should stay at home?

    Obese and younger: Twice the risk of critical care

    Doctors from New York University Langone Health, a large academic hospital system, performed a retrospective analysis of BMI (body mass index) and age of COVID-19-positive symptomatic patients. A BMI of 30 or more indicates obesity.

    https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2020/04/17/coronavirus-risk-overweight-young/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Saturday%20News%20-%2020200418

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    • Half the population of the USA would have a BMI over 30.

      They’d have to quarantine most of the country.

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    • Pot massively increases dangers of Covid19 – we MUST cancel the referendum on cannabis use – to be kind

      If stoopid Cindy is going to be consistent – she has to use her new Riechsfuhrer powers to prevent kiwis voting on cannabis use in the upcoming referendum – unless she intends to be unkind and kill New Zealanders!

      Research shows that even sporadic cannabis use can significantly increase the risk of complications of Chinese virus surely as we’re all under house arrest because we can’t be trusted to handle a ‘flu season – we have to be prevented from choosing to use cannabis. Doing so will save lives and this police state lockdown is to “save lives” so therefore let’s get rid of the referendum.

      While we’re at it. Let’s wipe out the road toll straight away by tearing up all the roads and putting every car in the country in permanent lockdown – after all it’ll save lives! Also let’s tear up the UN migration pact – it’s worth doing so even if it only saves one life or prevents one terrorist attack – we have to be consistent – oh the humanity of St Jacinda. And another thing, let’s outlaw booze and tobacco – we don’t want to put our health system under unnecessary pressure while we’re dealing with the Covid outbreak – it’ll save lives after all. And no more airplanes please – people die in aircrashes and we don’t want that to happen as it could put the health service under unnecessary pressure and we need to save lives. Food too – fat fuckers can eat themselves to death – if we ban food then no one will suffer obesity and we can save lives. I could go on – but it’s clear that the left’s obsession with single issue politics has made them (and a large proportion of the general populace) stupider than a bit of shoe leather.

      The species is in decline, we’re watching the end of days, the future is Chinese.

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      • ……”Research shows that even sporadic cannabis use can significantly increase the risk of complications of Chinese virus”……

        If McCoskrie the Mad of Family First fame reads that he’ll spontaneously ejaculate over his laptop! 🙂

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    • Coronavirus mortality risk factors:
      – Obesity
      – Smoking tobacco and/or weed
      – Poor diet
      – Co-morbidity factors such as Type-II diabetes
      – Vitamin D deficiency due to insufficient exposure to sunshine
      – Close physical contact with people outside your “bubble”

      What’s the bet that some justice-warrior journalist is going to claim that this is a “racist virus”?

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      • It is a very dangerous world for some, though in the last paragraph, a bit of commonsense, even if I would not like who she works for.

        Andrea Young, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. ACLU of Georgia, characterized the CDC’s mask guidance as “one more instance of racial insensitivity that pervades the response to this pandemic.”
        https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/07/us/face-masks-ethnicity-coronavirus-cdc-trnd/index.html

        A bit more koha would alleviate part of the problem, for an aspiring medico, as a fly-by travel breakfast in Auckland, that sister cooks up for you.

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      • What’s the bet that some justice-warrior journalist is going to claim that this is a “racist virus”?

        EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, who is described by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the “lead” member of the U.S. government team racing to find a coronavirus vaccine, has engaged with online theories calling the pandemic a black “genocide” and condemned what she called “systematic oppression” by white people, a review of her social media posts by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” reveals.

        Corbett has also reposted a tweet urging Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, to “check” their “privilege.”
        https://www.foxnews.com/politics/coronavirus-researcher-pandemic-genocide-blacks-nih

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    • totally agree Alice, this is so out of control now I am starting to doubt we will ever get back on a stable footing. In saying that once the movies who believe Jacinda etc are wonderful start not being able to live the lives they want (e.g. schools where children can start going back to school but keep social distance!!!!!! how are they going to manage that most would ask, just not the education minister ) they will start to eat themselves big time and to be honest I cannot wait. Sycophantic creeps that they are. The country is crumbling and they’re doing nothing.

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  9. I see Jethro is gobbling off at Mike Hosking in an attempt to deflect justified criticism of our useless SLG.

    Must be suffering from withdrawal symptoms as he is unable to take the Royal jet to the islands so dusky maidens can bait his hook.

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    • This is where it is bullshit.

      He is either in politics or not.
      If he is in he is fair game.
      That drunk driver and former Reichsführer, Bush, was completely in the wrong to step up for Jethro and defend him.

      You want to play politics… be ready for the rough and tumble.
      We did not hear a dicky bird out of Joan Bolger, Burton Shipley or Bronagh Key -despite a massive media attack on her children by the grime and low lifes that call themselves media.

      I say plough into Clarke Gayford mercilessly.
      He is in the bullpit of his own choosing.
      He wants to be a chivalrous player, game on.
      Charge at him. Operate in destruct mode.

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        • Those useless c***ts at TV 3 salivate when Jethro fronts with his ugly mug.

          Thank god someone invented the TV remote.

          With some luck that channel will be history soon.

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  10. It’s a small school. An isolated village, so occasionally, they have classes with a large age range and this time, that class is sex education.
    The teacher’s been going on about the… mechanics of the situation for a while when one of the older girls put her hand up.
    “Miss… Is it possible for me to get pregnant?”
    “You’re fourteen, Sophie. So yes. it’s quite possible.”
    A few more hands shoot up and the teacher goes through them.
    “What about me!?”
    “You’re thirteen, and yes, it is possible.”
    The girl bursts into tears.
    “I’ll see you after class…” She points at the next one.
    “Could I?”
    “Twelve,, aren’t you, Anita?”
    “Yes, miss.”
    “Have you had your first period?”
    “Yes, miss.”
    “Then yes, it is possible.”
    The teacher points at the final girl. “Go on.”
    “Is it possible for me to get it?”
    “Becky, you’re only ten. Have you started yet?”
    “No, miss.”
    “Well then… No. You can’t.”
    At that point, Little Johnny called from the back row. “See! I told you it’d be alright!”

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  11. Naughty naughty, do as plod says…!

    Coronavirus: Whanganui man to spend one month behind bars for repeated lockdown breaches
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/coronavirus-whanganui-man-to-spend-one-month-behind-bars-for-repeated-lockdown-breaches.html

    “People know the rules and there really is no excuse for breaking them.

    “We need to follow through to get the result – that requires everyone to do the right thing here,” he said on Tuesday.

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    • ‘Repeated lockdown breaches’?
      Surely they must now take action again David Clark??
      If not then it confirms that Labour Party Ministers are somehow exempt and we live in a corrupt totalitarian state…

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    • One month in prison.

      What difference will that make?
      We are all there anyway.

      He will have shorter queues to get his food.
      He has to be let out for exercise.
      If you are not actually behind bars you still can’t swim, go to the gym, go to the mall, pick up items from Bunnings or Mitre 10, take a trip, purchase spirits, visit friends, attend a funeral…

      Prisoners are often let out to attend funerals.
      He will have more rights than the rest of us.

      There is little difference.
      Oh, and he can vote !!

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  12. Has anyone considered the irony of the government wanting to bring in euthanasia for the old and infirm, yet lock down the country to protect the old and infirm?

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    • ……”Has anyone considered the irony”……

      There isn’t any. Parliament are not bringing in euthanasia but they are backing a very watered down version of assisted suicide.

      Then there’s the small matter of involuntarily being infected with Covid-19 vs jumping through hoops for permission to die. A non sequitur really.

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  13. Who’s going to download that tracking app on your smart phone?
    I only have a dumb phone and could get away with no phone if need be!
    Their tracking card would probably not work if you submerged it for 24hrs!

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  14. I thought this was going to be too long to sit through but I found it just got more and more fascinating as it went along. If you haven’t watched it then you are not fully informed as to what is actually going on.

    “Covid-19 is doing a much better job of attacking our liberties than it is our bodies. It is the body politic that is really succumbing to this horrible disease.”

    Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai and Stefan Molyneux

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndy76mJHD6o

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    • From the above link, an important observation.
      “MP pushes this even further. We have arrived at a point where parliamentarians from the major political parties are, for the most part, interchangeable. ”

      How is the voter to “steer” the nation via the democratic process if the two practical options are “to the left” and “to the left a little.”

      Society will only go around in circles.

      There MUST be two opposing political options and they must both be robust and capable of leading the country in the direction the elecorate instructs them to.

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      • There is a few from National that could go left. But how many from labour could go right. Bloody plonkers the lot of them on the left!

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  15. Over on Kiwiblog DPF is desperately running defence for Clarke Gayford and blocking any comment about him.
    Seems DPF missed Gayford pontificating to and sneering at all us ‘little people’ yesterday…

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      • I had missed it so thanks (I suppose) for posting that. I think I will go with Mike Hoskings and Peter Hitchens and the “grotesque, hysterical over-reaction” point of view. As Stefan Molyneux said in the video I posted earlier “Covid-19 is doing a much better job of attacking our liberties than it is our bodies” and I say that as one who is in one of the higher risk groups.

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      • Who cares what he thinks/says – even if you can actually make sense of it.
        I found his comment to be paternalistic and arrogant.
        He tries to come across as a learned thinker on a higher level than the rest of us, but actually he is just someone’s partner. He has no other claim to fame as far as I am aware.

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    • Praise yahweh and the saints and apostles I no longer go to the Pinko Farrar left wing blog.

      Is he left of Martyn Bradbury yet?

      I have got to say credit to Bradbury. It was when he did half hour segments on Triangle TV circa 2007 and 2008 it alerted me to the alternative POV.
      I had given up on radio by then, barely have ever watched TV apart from movies, and the newspapers were already hideous.

      Example:
      The way the media – especially the scum bucket Herald- treated people over the death of the obesely fat woman Folole Muliaga when the power was disconnected in July 2007 appalled me.
      She was over 200 kg and ate herself to death.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folole_Muliaga

      She never told her own family the truth and they did not know she needed a breathing device.
      Media scum went hounding people at Mercury and the S.A.D.H.B.

      The DHB never did anything wrong. I was working in a building at the time shared with DHB staff. They were upset and reporter filth were harassing them and sticking microphones in the face of staff- any staff – to get a comment.
      The cops were called and as usual did nothing. It was freedom of the press you see.
      Fellow oppressors.
      —-
      So yeah, best to avoid US Democrat-hugger and extremely left-wing globalist Farrar.

      Why do you do it to yourself ?!!

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  16. Gee, I’m glad Gareth didn’t get a seat at the decision-making table.
    Granted this tweet is nearly a week old, but $5b (nearer 10) isn’t the price of the 11 deaths recorded so far. It is the price of the x deaths that haven’t occurred because we’re locked down.
    No one will ever know what that x figure is, because the models have all been proven to be hugely inaccurate.

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X0BjQqQbe94/XpkStXSAEdI/AAAAAAAAmkM/sGgmWfuU75sZfPNW2Co3bZop5YA2n9U9QCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/EVeAd66U0AE3l_9.jpeg

    Still, at least he gets that the economy is important – no one else in government does

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  17. How many people have died, had their sicknesses get worse because they emptied out the hospitals?
    Are the specialists still seeing patients?
    Maybe they should have used the public hospitals for corona and private ones as repair shops!
    I would presume private hospitals are empty and closed down, with staff laid off!

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    • Sooty,
      I know of an ACC case that has just had notice of being booked for surgery at a private hospital in the middle of May.

      The government would have to be paying a bed or room night, how ever it is worked out if they had private hospital shut downs.

      Any one else hear how that part is working?

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    • Bloke on Magic Talk on Friday told Sean he has a bad ear problem and was referred urgently to an ENT specialist. The specialist’s receptionist phoned the patient the same afternoon to say they are not allowed to see patients under Level 4 lockdown.

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    • Klarkenfuher and the other leeches won’t be able to go to his funeral

      No photo ops with the corpse of that odious critter.

      ha ha ha

      I just put a bottle of ’19 Crimes’ in the fridge to mark the occasion.
      He did more crimes than that …but it is a start.

      I know people who went to Otago in the 1970s when he was a lecturer.
      He was a smarmy Pom then.
      Otago has not got any bedda.

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      • Nasty little man. National need a kicking as well.

        “I am proud of the fact that my secondary education was not paid for by the taxpayers of New Zealand but by the farmers of Canterbury and Hawke’s Bay. I ripped them off for 5 years then, and I shall get stuck into them again in the next few years” …

        “We won, you lost, eat that! ”

        2008, Cullen ‘left the cupboard bare’ . National gave him a job and a knighthood.

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      • I might just find time to down a JW Blue label should the occasion arise.

        We won, you lost, eat that.

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  18. I note several people above incl Ross12 and Alice have placed links to videos.

    I watched this last night
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBv4N9uj-5c
    44 minutes

    It is Dave Cullen, aka Computing Forever. (Irish chap)
    I have followed him for over a year and subscribed.
    I am not sure if this link has been posted on YSB before.
    Video dated on 13 April.
    The most concise assessment of where we have been, where we are at, valid assumptions of WHY we are where we are, and where we are going.
    The future does not look good.

    I am starting to believe that a real unemployment rate in NZ of over 30% is highly likely and over 40% probable.
    This will be hidden with borrowings that will get large.
    At a point that will tip over.

    1984 again. I mean in NZ history 1984 not the book.
    However the book (Orwell, 1984) is a handbook for the oppressors.

    Oddly a lot of what the Govt tried in NZ after the first oil shock 1973/74 will be tried again.
    History repeats.
    Similarly the interviewee, Ernst Wolff, predicts massive inflation..again.
    I will not say, ‘enjoy’. It is a bitter pill.

    There is the AIDA rule in life and business.
    Awareness > Interest > Desire > Action
    The smart people are seeing this is not a health matter; it is an existential political and economic matter. It looks like the 30 year politician Peter Dunne is aware.
    The forces against us are well organised and control the media, policing, and now food supply.

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    • “…Ernst Wolff, predicts massive inflation..again.”
      Maybe stagflation, where the value of houses, shares and other assets sinks, while at the same time the prices of daily necessities, food, energy, medical care, etc., go up and up and up.

      Will we see wage inflation to offset these price rises? Will banks again raise the interest they pay on term deposits? Surely the banks cannot do this as it would also force up mortgage interest rates and collapse the housing bubble…

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  19. There seems to be awful lot of subsidies floating about in the economy at present.

    The targeting of these may be more than a little inaccurate?

    Has anyone got informed comment?

    Thanks

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  20. The number of new coronavirus cases in Tokyo yesterday exceeded 200 for the very first time. While we in New Zealand are on the other side of the curve, Tokyo and the rest of Japan are climbing steeply upwards. We in NZ are about 3-4 weeks ahead of Japan.

    Japan, like other coutries, is going to get economically hammered by this. On the plus side, working from home could really ease those awful Tokyo commutes and help to revitalize the dying rural regions.

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    • The image of Japanese society to outsiders is one of unified harmony and politeness, but there is a tendency in Japan towards knee-jerk social ostracization as a coping mechanism and perceived-risk mitigation strategy.
      Despite numerous items on the news imploring the public not to do this, there have been a number of cases of kindergartens (who should know better) ordering the children of doctors and nurses to stay at home. The young children of taxi drivers have in some cases also faced this ostracization.

      Note. Many kindergartens in Japan are privately owned.

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      • There are some very severe aspects to life in Japan I’m told. Especially if you, or one of your family, fuck up.

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        • Yes. You are right.
          Japan can be very “old school” sometimes. (I mean 1930s Old School.)

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          • I’m told you most definitely pay for the sins of your family. Often for generations.

            As an individualist this sort of collectivist thinking does not appeal to me. However I respect these differences and the enormous accomplishments of the Japanese. There is much we can learn from them.

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            • In most societies there is a tendency to regard sons who come from “bad families” where the father has a well-known criminal past as somehow “tainted.” I don’t think Japan is particularly harsh in that regard.

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      • It astonishes me that the’ People’s Princess’ doesn’t work weekends!
        In a past life I worked Emergency Services and when something major happened it was just expected that you work 7 days a week/all hands on deck until things were under control…

        Are we in a ‘State of Emergency’ or not?
        Did Churchill take weekends off during WW2??

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    • Chuck.

      Do these numbers really matter?
      It is all scary stories.
      It is a justification to keep more than half the world in lockdown.
      The places that are not in lockdown do not matter.
      Africa does not count. The Middle East was neutralised over the last 20 years.

      The media filth are playing their part of not letting any other events into the narrative.
      The cops are out flexing muscle.
      Have you seen the rainbow cars? They were put aside quick smart.
      Cops and media are foot soldiers of the oppressors.
      This is realpolitik at work.

      This is a Psyop.
      The numbers are bullshit.
      If you have not worked that out yet enjoy the Koolaid.
      The blueberry flavour is nice.

      We do not know how many people are infected as many are asymptomatic.
      We know different countries use different measures and some have incentives to ‘blame’ COVID.
      There could easily be 300,000 people in the country who have encountered the virus and batted it away.
      This has not been tested.
      The Troika does not want you to know (Robertson, ArDoom, and Peters)
      They do want you to focus on fear.
      Locked up, there is not much else to do.

      It is a giant con.
      This is the flu. It is a coronavirus.
      It has a fairly low mortality rate but you would not know from the hysteria.
      You are not allowed to think of anything else or meet your mates and talk about it.

      Running around blaming China is a diversion from who your real enemy is.
      Trump was correct in January to say this virus is not that big a deal.
      What he did not know was how hard the swamp with Gates, Bezos, Clintons etc were going to strike.

      The reset has been building up for a long time.
      Ned Beatty in ‘Network’ 44 years ago spelt it out.
      5 mins, lifetime education.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuBe93FMiJc

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  21. Scientists in the U S are now starting to say that the virus spread may be 50 to 80 times more than they thought and are saying that the death rate in that country may not be as bad as even the yearly flu.
    So the entire world economy is in tatters for the next few years due to a total overreaction on the part of Governments and scientists. ??

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    • Yes but what do scientists know about politics and feelz.

      Unless they have pink hair and are extreme left activists.

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      • Steven Joyce in response to a question from Leighton Smith asking what would be the three things he would do to prepare for getting out of the lockdown said one of the things would be to “lock” a group of economic advisers and medical advisers in a room and tell them to come up ideas or plans. That is, let them bang their heads together.
        Great idea —it seems to me the medical advisers ( not just in NZ) have had too much say.

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        • “seems to me the medical advisers ( not just in NZ) have had too much say.”

          It all seems to be ‘Medical Advisors’/’Activists’ from Universities though-Most noticeably Massey and Otago (Two Socialist-Infested loony bins..)
          You don’t hear much from actual Doctors at the coalface…Hmmm

          Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?

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  22. Actor and brother of Dennis Quaid.

    Randy Quaid
    @RandyRRQuaid
    I’m sick of these f*cking MSNBC sh*t squirters polluting our God-given airwaves with their president-hating dreck! Now they’re promoting the subversive notion that Biden form an UNELECTED “shadow government” when he can’t even form a sentence. These people are out of their minds!

    https://twitter.com/RandyRRQuaid/status/1250779442659692545

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  23. Kids will be kids. Children are wonderful little viral vectors.
    The virus will travel from household to household via the children.

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    • Not according to fuckface Hipkins. He reckons transmission at school is low. He might want to look up Marist College Cluster (fuck)

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      • Yer, they will never want to touch everything and everybody and not want to play on things!
        Nah, they all want to play inside on their computers and shit!

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  24. Moderation at Kiwiblog. They won’t publish what I write, even though its not offensive, so, that’s it, I won’t post there again. I tried to argue with the moderator about why a post was deleted. He replied that I was whingeing. I then replied and he deleted most of the post, except the word whingeing. So fuck them. I don’t mind moderation, I understand liable and being over the top. But I will not stand to be made to look like an idiot by some fuckwit with a power rush. So that’s it. And I urge all other current Kiwiblog readers to leave them for the same reason. We can carry on the debate here, with far less interference from smug moderators.

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    • Never underestimate the depravity and malfeasance of faux Jews ( like farrar) and zionist shills raised on fantasy stories about the war.

      They are the lowest representation of humanity.

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    • rightoverlabour- You and me were Kiwibloggers together in the good old days (prior to DPF’s massive ‘lurch left’ in March last year)
      Mate I never saw you post anything offensive- And I never even got a single demerit point!
      Farrar is scared of his own fucking shadow these days- I think he knows that Draconian ‘Hate Speech’ laws are coming and is terrified that any criticism of Jacinda could see him locked up..

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      • The funny thing is that the greatest traditions of real Jews involve diversity of thought and intellectualism. Not doctrine and censorship.

        If farrar wants to identify as a faux Jew he needs to do his homework.

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      • O
        Blogged ther for 10 years and only occasionally have a look these days.
        Never got banned even though I did upset David every now and then in the eraly days.

        Perhaps the blog has beeen hacked and he can’t get back in.
        The moderator is a prize fuckwit. All the class of a Bradbury. Stupid as stupid really is.

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          • I never got banned, just one warning on a Bain thread and even though I post under my own name I am still moderated.

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            • I never got banned. The change in what was acceptable for many years went from way wide to thin and dictatorial last year. KB moderators have become like a maiden aunt with no sense of humour and lips pursed like a ‘pussy’s bottom’ 🙄

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        • Everyone worth reading got banned.

          Farrar had his pets for reasons carefully hidden from view.

          Now he had an army of perverts who carefully “moderate” out thought crimes, in between abusing their rent boys. Hence them being so protective of Labour’s multiple child rape scandals.

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      • Most of my offensive stuff was directed at Stupid Boy and Martin Williams. There were a few others, but generally I tried to keep it light hearted and mostly civil. Yes, I called Winston a few choice words, but he deserves every bit he gets for the treasonous behavior that got us into this mess. And a few Labour politicians got both barrels. Generally, I only abused when I received abuse. And I do believe I have not abused a single person here, maybe subjected Nasska to bit of Godbothering, but that is done in jest. Ah well done my whingeing, and thanks to those who enjoy my comments here. I do wish Maggie Pie would post here…..

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      • I might be wrong (it has been known!) but I have thought for a while now that Mr Farrar might be “over” blogging. By that I mean his heart doesn’t seem to be in it and he doesn’t really care if there are comments or not.
        This is not to criticise him but just maybe he has moved on to other endeavours.

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    • I seldom go there, but when I have, I noticed the stephieboy/2 was refreshingly absent.
      Did he finally get given a DCB?

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      • Gone until the lockdown is lifted was the sentence from memory. But they’ve gained another idiot to shill for the Left. Goes by the pseudonym “Coolas”.

        So long as the new coot has a face Jacinda will never want for a cushion.

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        • Mikenmild seems to be almost running things over there now (From what I’ve seen on my occasional visits)

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        • I find the gaggle of trolls on kiwiblog tiresome. Not because of their left wing politics but because all they can offer is rubbishing any other commenter who dares to question or disagree with them. And it is always personal and a put down.
          Some of them are immature thinkers – student interns maybe.

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  25. NZ Defence Force lost one of it’s Van’s, so the newspapers put up a picture of a helicopter on the website! Hay chournalist Mandy Ta, you need to go back to kindy, to find out the difference. Here’s a hint, one has a big set of things on the roof and the other has round black things on each corner at ground level!

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      • Sorry about that.
        My bad.
        Watched an interview Lou Dobbs did with John Solomon and indictments have been served.
        Getting ahead of myself.

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  26. “The kids can go to school, oh no wait the kids can’t go to school” Fuuuuccckkk ,here starts the the Ardern cockups.

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    • Totally normal for Jacinda to Flip-Flop.
      Her adoring NZ media NEVER call her out on it though…

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    • Starts? Ever since she accepted he poisoned Chalice from Winston the Traitor, there have been cockups. looks like the left hand doesn’t even know the right hand exists…..

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  27. The cats out of the bag and plod will have trouble stuffing it back in!
    This lockdown stage 4 is dead, over never going to be again!
    The peasants are revolting and nothing is going to keep them locked up now!
    The Comrade Cindy, blew it last week with hints of been let out of lockdown!
    The peasants have run out the gate and aren’t going back into lockdown, no way Noddy!
    The horse has bolted and they want coffee and KFC now as well!

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    • On Monday the government has to “go to Level 3” (even though it will really be Level 3.5). How will NZ companies employing NZ workers be better off?
      It’s not so much about the money. I would like my freedom back before I get too old to enjoy it.

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    • I think the Minister of Health might be too busy Mountain Biking to worry about such things?..
      Jesus you can’t be expected to know everything when you work part-time from home! (On a measly $300k)

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  28. Totalitarian State.
    noun:
    A government that subordinates the individual to the state and strictly controls all aspects of life by coercive measures.

    Ladies and gentlemen of YSB.
    I rest my case.

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      • You can’t polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter.

        I love the directness and engagement of the English language. If this were Japanese, there would be no “you” in the sentence, and the reader would have to infer the subject of the verb “roll.”
        This is what makes it so hard for an algorithm to translate Japanese to English. English translation demands that the ghosts of information vaguely implied in the source Japanese be rendered into flesh in the English target text.

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      • The chinese bomb!
        Don’t need rockets and all that nuclear shit, chinese do it cheap!
        Couple of bats (Helen Clarks) and hay presto.
        Chinese bomb as good or better than USA, Russia or Nth Korea!

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  29. You own a property right on the beach front in a small coastal community.
    There is one neighbouring house that is owned by a couple who live in the big smoke, some 600 kms away.
    This couple rent out the house to holiday makers and a local women services the house between guests.
    She lives a couple of hundred meters away in a Housing Corp house and is married to a bludging beneficiary.
    When not in Wuhan virus lock down, this Govt owned house is the gathering point for all the the other bludging beneficiaries in the area and has become the local piss up centre.
    As this house is situated on a road corner, it is in full public view and since the lock down, the partying there has ceased.

    Today you go to this property to mow the lawns (again aprox. 200m down the road and contiguous to your living quarters)
    You notice a number of cars strategically parked around the back of your neighbours house so they can’t be seen from any public spaces.
    These cars can only be seen from your property.
    There is a party in progress which includes the house keeper’s husband and a number of his usual drinking mates.
    You are friendly with the owners of the house and you know that they would be ropeable if they knew that their housekeeper’s keys had been used to give the local shitbags a place to party up during the lockdown.
    There is a Wuhan virus case in this community, but the authorities will not disclose details of it.
    You are aware that had the owners not consented to their house being used by the housekeepers partner, the housekeepers husband has committed the offence of Unlawfully Entering a Building.

    What would you do?….
    1…Nothing…it’s none of your bloody business, and besides, the lock down is a crock.
    2…Let the neighbours know, because you would be pissed if they didn’t let you know if the positions were reversed.
    3…Let the local cop know so that the housekeeper’s husband can get a jolly stern talking to.
    4…Other

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    • Option 2. Rationale: neighbors have to stick together.
      The home owner can take it up with the authorities.

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    • Why would you give that person your keys in the first place? Something was bound to happen, own fault.

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      • Sorry RM, I disagree. The key is in the wife’s possession for a specific purpose.
        I am trusted with a key to my old mum’s house – doesn’t mean I can entertain there. Same with the key I hold for my place of work.

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    • Option 2. Lockdown is irrelevant. What would you wish neighbour to do if roles were reversed? Tell the homeowner and let him/her decide what to do with the information.

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    • We’ll move from lockdown in Level 4 to lockdown in Level 3.5.
      No effective difference, apart from drive-to-pickup KFC and Macdonalds (to keep the plebs happy).

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    • They have said their polls have no weight, but they weight them is my belief, when it suits.

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    • Sunday 8:53 am.
      35% ……. yes to move out of lock down
      65% ……. no to move out of lock down

      Wow., Really weighted to where the votes will be.
      No mortgage costs.
      No rent costs,
      To have other people’s money as income seems to be very enticing.

      Then again ,level 3 is still close to a lock-down, if they still want to do that!

      Why was not quarantine put in place in early March!
      It seems the trace contacts is still not in place, so how good was it in the first place.
      The lack of tests, and the quality of them, not being questioned.
      The lack of PPE safety clothing, enough masks, hand sanitizer, as like flue vaccines, not being questioned and being properly distributed.

      So the Ardern’s communication has caused the fear, as people can not trust her delivery.
      Or they just feel safer to stay in her hands, fearful of everything, like work. and receive taxpayer’s munificence.

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  30. No criticism forthcoming for all the f’ck-ups by the CoL but in boots and all when an opposition MP, Nick Smith is being interviewed.

    National MP under fire for saying NZ will move to Level 3 on Thursday, despite no Govt decision

    A National MP has come under fire after mentioning in a Facebook Live session that the country will be moving into Covid-19 Alert Level 3 on Thursday.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/national-mp-under-fire-saying-nz-move-level-3-thursday-despite-no-govt-decision

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  31. Like we believe both of these pieces of shit… “Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Thursday: “I want to remind you that the head of the World Health Organisation has stated many times that there is no evidence that the new coronavirus was produced in the laboratory.” I would say this statement is the smoking gun.

    from here http://joannenova.com.au/2020/04/the-first-synthetic-pandemic-man-who-discovered-hiv-says-coronavirus-is-man-made-ccp-destroyed-the-evidence/

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    • I wonder what will happen when China releases Covid 20 early next year. Will Trump or whoever is POTUS push the red button?

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    • “I want to remind you that the head of the World Health Organisation has stated many times that no evidence still exists that the new coronavirus was produced in the laboratory.”

      There. Fixed it for you.

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  32. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78uQuD_c02M
    Sky News host Chris Kenny says the threat of the deadly coronavirus pandemic is a global issue, as are widespread deaths and infection, so it shouldn’t be too much to ask China to be “transparent with the world”.

    It comes as Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton recently called for the Communist Party of China to display “a level of transparency” over the virus.

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  33. US Attorney Joe diGenova: “Bill Barr Announced There Are Going to be Indictments” In Deep State’s Crossfire Hurricane Sham

    As we have discussed on this program for a long time. This was never about John Durham writing a report. He can do that if he wants to but the most important thing is to bring indictments and the Attorney General just said to us, that’s exactly what he’s doing.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/04/us-attorney-joe-digenova-bill-barr-announced-going-indictments-deep-states-crossfire-hurricane-sham/

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  34. Duuh! Why didn’t I see this coming.
    Just as Japan has pushed out its national state of emergency until May 6th (just after the end of the national Golden Week of vacation time, where Japanese families travel far and wide), I think it likely on Monday April 20th the New Zealand government will announce that Level 4 lockdown will continue for an extra 2 weeks until Monday May 4th. (Or at lease until just after the end of ANZAC long weekend ending April 27th.)

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