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  1. So a teacher writes an open letter to the Prime Minister.
    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/04/18/1133040/a-teachers-open-letter-to-jacinda-ardern

    I get that she’s pretty upset, and not unreasonably fearful of the WuFlu, but having been sent home ON FULL PAY the lip-curling in regard to ‘her parents’ wanting to get back to paid employment is a bit rich:

    “ …I will not ‘pop’ my bubble so people can get back to making money.”
    “I am being told to risk my health, possibly my life, to babysit so people can get back to making money.”

    To use the woman’s own passive aggressive phrasing: “ I’m sorry but “ if she feels that strongly about it then resigning might be her best option. Although I might warn her having no income might alter her perspective.

    [And maybe Queen Victoria was still alive when I went to school, but I don’t recall ever being cuddled by a teacher – or wishing to be. How about for the sake of hygiene teachers take their hands off the kids and stop creating snowflakes.]

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    • We have been lied to all these years. Even this silly little girl admits they are only babysitters.
      A real teacher would not call themselves this.

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      • Unlike others I have some sympathy for her situation.
        Forget about your biases and the money and put yourself in her shoes.
        Her extrapolating of the contact numbers should make you aware of the potential for this to get out of hand.

        Looking at the other posts you would have to be brain dead not to realize this just is not a simple winter cold.
        Yes these things have been around before but each time they are getting more virulent.

        We only need to look at the measles earlier this year to see the damage of that simple virus and it hangs around in your system for the rest of your life. (like Malaria does.)

        And more importantly it our Govt. (both foolish lots) that bought into our lives the regime of Health and Safety. How can any school authority meet the workplace tests required under Heath and Safety.
        My workplace is reasonably open with lots of space but we have customers and we all have “contacts” but we cannot guarantee we can meet that test.
        Unless Cindy wants to nullify the H & S around this then employers need to be rather careful I suggest.
        The Nazi’s are out there and it won’t take them any prompting to vilify employers.

        Social distancing is mildly effective, as you will learn if you read this article :
        https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/240164-virologist-on-latest-covid19-science.html

        I too want to get back to work as do my staff. We need to build a safe room somehow.

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        • Quite right, Viking. I read most of the letter nodding in agreement – until I got to that particular phrase at the end, used twice for emphasis.
          I am fortunate to be reasonably well installed at home work wise, and I will take as much time as I possibly can before I send my precious person back to school.
          Teachers are sitting ducks for infection, so like everyone else, they must change the way they work.
          One good thing that may come from this is the education systems over-reliance on collaboration. If we get back to one desk per student and doing your work for and by yourself, we’ll all be much better off.
          Teachers chant the mantra there is no “I” in team, but overlook the five in Individual Brilliance.

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    • I am a teacher. My problem is that it is impossible to maintain social distancing with children. The younger they are the less hygiene aware they are. They will be sitting in close proximity for 5 hours, breathing the same air, and touching the same surfaces. It is no coincidence that the largest cluster in Auckland occurred at a school. It is pointless reducing the transmission rate as we have for it to suddenly explode again. Further the good weather we have had is ending. Normal flu season will be kicking in. I fear we are not over this. However, I would argue for less restrictions in terms of where we can travel, and what shops can be opened. Neither of these two issues increase the chance of transmission. Opening schools will. My problem with her letter is that it is too emotive, but the substance is in fact correct. (The other good thing is it shows that Jacinda Fairy Dust is starting to diminish among a huge group of core Labourites….. )

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      • Well teachers are emotive people often and you know the old sales saying.
        Emotion opens the mind, logic opens the cheque book.

        Logic in this case supports other ways of teaching as the uni in Waikato has suddenly discovered.
        Finally. they now realise that they don’t need to have in house students they just need to be able to teach on line.

        Taken them a longtime.
        Thanks Mr Joyce for our great Fibre to the house.

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          • Nasska, you got to look at the positives. First Catholic schools can’t do as much Godbothering. Second, Labourite Fuckwits won’t be able to indoctrinate young children nearly as much with pretty pictures of Jacinda on the classroom walls, and constant bombardment of climate change alarmism. Far few opportunities for cultural “events” and overdosing of Treaty Claims and entitlements. Parents have control now. Embrace the opportunity to undo the Marxist undermining of our society.

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      • Yes, RoL the letter is too emotive and it seems the writer has a whole lot of other issues to deal with which would, dare I say it, impact on her effective teaching of young children anyway.
        Maybe she should take a longer break from school life and try some other work. Outdoor work where social distancing is easier. Apple and other fruit harvesting time is on and there will be few temporary migrant workers coming in to do it. In recent times, fruit harvesting has been beneath the dignity of most NZer’s for a variety of reasons, but times have changed.
        Having said that, I wouldn’t put any money on this woman doing anything different to what she is currently. Her choice.

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        • I think the letter illustrates how successful the Government’s program of fear mongering and alarmism has been.

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  2. It really is time for NZ to de-fund the World Health Organisation – will globalist Cindy meet the challenge?

    Now that it is increasingly clear that the World Health Organisation is just another evil globalist bad actor – in this case one that is clearly corrupted and is covering for China’s appalling behaviour over Chinese Virus – NZ must stop paying our contribution and use the money to benefit New Zealanders.

    Especially when the latest report from the WHO on their finances show that little itty bitty NZ is fully paid up and the evil CCP empire is nearly $28 million owing to the WHO! If you observe how WHO officials cover for China at every step and spout Chinese Communist party doctrine whenever they’re asked a question – you’d have to ask yourself “Why are those fuckers covering for China by trashing their organisation’s international reputation when China hasn’t fulfilled one cent of it’s contributions?” – and the only rational conclusion you can reach is that China is making contributions alright – straight into the pockets of greedy WHO officials. Have a look at this fucker Canadian Bruce Aylward – WHO spokespeson – toeing the Chinese Communist party line on Taiwan – this is what evil and corrupt looks like!

    Small wonder the Don is pulling US contributions! Why the fuck would you continue to support an utterly corrupt organisation when the enemy (yes the enemy – CCP) is not meeting their funding obligations.

    I know NZ’s contribution to WHO is only US$690k – but we are moving forward to a future where every cent that can be spent on re-building our economy and our society is going to make a difference – why oh why would we continue to support the dodgy globalists who were supposed to prevent this happening when they did exactly the opposite and enabled it?

    Hard to think of why you wouldn’t defund the WHO – unless of course Comrade Cindy really is in the pay of the Chinese government – like the US security services think she is!

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    • But DP do not forget Aunty Helen thinks the global institutions have not done enough on this issue but President Trump “does not know what he is doing” (yes that was the headline) when he started to hold the WHO to account.
      With twisted logic like that nothing will happen.

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  3. An inconvenient Climate Hysteria truth!

    So how the fuck is this possible? Even though the world is in global pandemic shutdown, with:
    – in effect statistically zero cars compared to pre-lock down
    – basically zero air travel
    – factories more or less all shut down.

    CO2 is still increasing steadily through the shutdown period – and we have a new global high 418ppm CO2?

    It’s not possible!

    Unless CO2 change is natural and independent of global industrial activity and hydrocarbon consumption?

    Unless our governments are lying to us.

    Unless the IPCC is full of expert lying Chinese Communist party-funded criminals.

    It looks like Greta is just a very stupid, ill-educated, little girl puppet with a mental illness after all.

    Unless this isn’t NZ’s “nuclear-free moment” after all and it’s just doing the bidding of “somebody’s” Chinese Communist Party paymasters and George Soros.

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  4. Last week the Comrade and the government strongly hinted that the lock down was going to lifted!
    So the peasantry has got itchy feet and is kicking up the traces.
    How many are going to do a sneaky this weekend.
    If they do open the gate this week, will the peasants swarm out for KFC and coffee?
    Will they be wanting to be going shopping aswell is the question?
    Me, I want the building supermarket opened up, so I can finish projects that are half finished!

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    • If they don’t open the gate, I suspect we’ll see a lot more activity out there anyway. They’ve dangled the carrot. I want the building supermarket open too for the same reasons, but also because “date night” for Mrs Saggy and me is our weekly coffee at Mitre 10.

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  5. Each day, media are report on the numbers of deaths from Covid-19. For example, “Yesterday there were 852 deaths in the UK.”
    That’s it. No context. Just “deaths.”

    What kind of information could the media give us that would help us to get the deaths into perspective?

    At the very least, I would like to know the median age of the deceased and a “healthy” vs. “unhealty” proportion, where “healthy ” = having a BMI of less than 25 and no pre-existing medical ailments.
    The new reporting style would be like this: “Yesterday there were 852 deaths in the UK. The median age was 65. The proportion of healthy was 6%.”

    Would that kind of reporting shine a light to allow you to judge the government’s policies more clearly?

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    • Not only that we need to know how other mortality causes are tracking. For example if the numbers dying of annual seasonal ‘flu are down by 852 (cf previous years) then we know that all that is happening is a replacement of one type of the ‘flu with another! Also we need to track overall population mortality rates for this year vs previous years. Also we need to know about the consequential health effects of the insane lock down – is domestic abuse on the rise, are there an increase in the suicide rate, are bankruptcies on the rise, is individual/family/household debt rising? What are hospital occupancy rates at the moment vs over the past 5 years? We need targetted price inflation information – I seem to be seeing approximately 10-15% price rises on all supermarket goods at the moment (isn’t that profiteering off of misery?)

      Although the main thing I’m interested in is when we will our Parliamentary democracy be returned – I don’t like living in a dictatorship. We all know that once dictators take power – they hardly ever give it up unless it’s at the point of a gun!

      (I wonder why stoopid Cindy had such an incredible hard-on for gun control – know the objective, understand the actions from the past!)

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      • Have to get rid of MMP before any return to Democracy.

        Half of the, (not our) MPs are appointed.

        Peters and Sage on 7% electorate votes meaning they are nor wanted by 93% of their own electorate..

        NZ Democracy is dead.

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        • Wasn’t MMP originally introduced into Germany as a means to suppress the emergence of extremist parties?
          So why does New Zealand have it?

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          • I share commenters’ general dislike for MMP but we didn’t end up with it by accident:

            1) For some reason out of all the other, more sane, alternatives it floated to the top of the list of options. I don’t know why but it was a democratic process.

            2) The general public by 1994 had a gutsful of FPP under which we elected a National or Labour as government & all other options were effectively extinguished.

            We get nostalgic for FPP because it didn’t have the fishhooks of the current system but time has dimmed the memories of the utter arrogance of the then political parties who treated voters with bare faced lies & contempt.

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            • “…dimmed the memories of the utter arrogance of the then political parties who treated voters with bare faced lies & contempt.”

              Gosh! I’m glad the politicians today don’t do that!

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              • Believe it or not…….they were more openly arrogant & contemptuous then.

                Nowadays they use spin & PR.

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            • Oh what I wouldn’t give to go back to 1994…
              I was young and single, Flatting at Otago Varsity, Listening to Soundgarden and Nirvana…Oh the memories!
              Who knew then that a Mormon High School kid named Jacinda was plotting to collapse the entire fucking Country?…And that we would be stupid enough to let her?

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            • If you look back at the election results that caused such outrage – National were elected to power with around 2000 votes less than Labour.

              Fast forward to 2017 and we have a Labour party dictatorship (with parliament suspended that is what it is) and National got TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND votes more than Labour.

              If all the reasons for getting MMP in were true then, then they are a hundred times more valid now about MMP.

              Modern left-wing fascism loves PR – this is how I know it is evil. I will take FPP or the US electoral college approach over PR any day.

              The US founding fathers had it so right, they described straight democracy as mob rule – where 51% can take away everyone else’s rights. Those guys had just gotten finished with over-throwing tyrants and they had a much more nuanced view about what is good for people than the lunatic Bolger and the Pravda mainstream media that campaigned so one-sidedly for MMP.

              For me – the simple fact that a cynical monster like Winston Peters has been allowed to decide upon who governs us just about every election is a sign that MMP is a cancer.

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            • Yep, maybe so Nasska..
              But, what we have now is a lot of list time servers and single issue opportunists – most of whom are totally unsuited to national (with a small n) governance.
              And even worse, there is no accountability for their actions, or lack thereof, to the electorate.
              Being a list MP must be the easiest, best paying job in NZ. All you have to ensure is that you keep in good with the party bosses and their funders and it’s all sweet.
              They don’t have to care about, or be bothered by the voters because they don’t have to front up at the ballot box next time.

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          • O-Sen, it was introduced here for the opposite reason – MMP was introduced to allow extremist (far left) parties to gain power.

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    • A report in my proposed format for deaths in New Zealand would be something like:

      “In the past month there have been 11 deaths in NZ. The median age has been 80. The proportion of healthy has been 0%.”

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  6. At school one day, Little Johnny’s teacher asks the class to use the word “contagious” in a sentence…
    Cindy raises her hand. “Yes, Cindy?”
    She answers, “I was at the dentist’s office with my mom, and she said not to play with the toys in the waiting room because the other kids were contagious.”
    “Very good, Cindy!” the teacher said, “Anyone else want to try?”
    Samantha raises her hand. “Yes, Samantha?”
    She answers, “My dad tells me not to yawn because then everybody else yawns. He says yawning is contagious.”
    “Excellent work, Samantha! Very creative,” the teacher praises.
    “Okay, one more volunteer.” Little Johnny raises his hand. “Yes, Johnny?”
    “Well,” he says, “I was helping my dad in the yard last week, and we saw the neighbor painting his house. He was using a small brush, so I asked my dad, ‘Daddy, why is he using such a small brush?’ and he says, ‘I don’t know son, but it’s gonna take that contagious.’”

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  7. The real problem with this thirty day free trial we are suffering through is, how much are Cindy and Robbo going to hammer us for in postage and handling when everyone realises it’s Chinese junk that’s not fit for purpose and won’t work in this country?

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  8. Ed, your photo of the earth in chains is an excellent analogy of these globalist bastards attempt to control our freedoms.

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  9. Coronavirus: Queen Elizabeth cancels birthday celebrations for the first time ever
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2020/04/coronavirus-queen-elizabeth-cancels-birthday-celebrations-for-the-first-time-ever.html

    Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will not celebrate her 94th birthday in any special way and has asked that there be no gun salutes to mark the occasion because it would not be appropriate while the country battles a deadly coronavirus outbreak.

    Britain is at or near the peak of an outbreak in which more than 14,000 people have already died – the fifth highest national death toll of a pandemic linked to at least 150,000 deaths worldwide.

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  10. NZ’s small fruit and vegetable growers under the crunch during lockdown

    It’s estimated up to a third of fruit and vegetables being grown around the country have no way of being sold under lockdown.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/content/tvnz/onenews/story/2020/04/18/small-fruit-and-vegetable-growers-under-the-crunch-during-lockdo.html?auto=6150458848001

    With their usual outlets closed, it’s an issue facing smaller growers who don’t have supermarket contracts.

    The month without takeaway or a stroll around the farmers’ market has meant a huge loss of income for smaller growers.

    Tomato grower Lu Zheng relies on the extra he earns from selling direct.

    Horticulture New Zealand says around 20 to 30 per cent of fruit and vegetable crops have no way to get to customers during the Level 4 lockdown.

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  11. The biggest loss to us during this Covid-19 epidemic has been reason. There is no longer an interest in rationality, facts or even trying to discover them.

    I was having a conversation with Miss Aspeling, a Health Student on the New Zealand Social Riders group. It was a poll on the likely restrictions during Level 3 that was largely trending towards Judith Collins’ “Level 4, but with KFC”. I mentioned that our Level 4 lock-down was overdone and was immediately countered with “completely disagree. not overdone”

    You guys know me, hopefully well enough to know that it’s a challenge I can’t refuse. She was completely un-interested in the reality of how much better Australia is doing than us, in how much worse our economic outlook was, in the failures our government had in not pulling in that draw-bridge when they had the opportunity.

    Comment came back: “Thanks, didn’t read the link. … definitely still disagree”

    There is a disconnect from reality. And these people get to vote. They are the ones deciding, based on an emotive reaction rather than a logical one, what all of our futures will look like.

    It scares the living shit out of me.

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    • I said to a friend the other day Pascal that I think I have finally understand what “group thinking” is all about –the group actually DOES NOT think.

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      • “Group thinking” should be called “Group acting.” The members of the group all act the same way. No thinking is involved.

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        • Gareth Morgan is a strange rooster. He seems on one hand to understand economics but is a raving lefty socialist. Has he been living in Wellington too long?? Oh, and he wants to kill all the household pussies. 🐱🐱

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    • Well sometimes kids need a fucking hard lesson to truly educate them. I optimistically suspect that the hurt coming to the
      Gen Y’s and millennial will cure a lot of the likes of the Miss Aspeling of this sort of ignorant dissonance.

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      • There are going to be a lot of disillusioned, melted snowflakes looking for safe spaces which don’t exist. This is the kick up the arse a lot of luvvies have been in desperate need of. A dose of reality for their sheltered, theoretical lives.
        There are silver linings to every cloud.

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          • Guess a lot of them will move back in with mum and dad. Oh joy, imagine the wailing and nashing of teeth by some spoilt little brats. Karma for all those who told their kids they “are SPECIAL!”.

            Life has a way of teaching us all a lesson sooner or later.

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            • We have learned some lessons, all right…

              – Beware of “disease modelling” if the model is based on data from a radically different season and environment
              – Some of your neighbors are Stasi-in-waiting
              – Police are “only following orders”
              – SMEs are like lizards tails. It’s OK. They’ll grow back!
              – The NZ public are surprisingly willing to surrender their rights “for the greater good”

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    • Pascal – this is what you get when we have a large section of the news media still under the spell of Jacindamania.
      I imagine your correspondent is a huge fan of Jacinda and adores her unquestioningly. We will, as a society, always have people like this who have been captured by stardust and and who will espouse loyalty to a figurehead.
      But to balance that we need robust, impartial news reporters willing and able to ask the hard questions.
      You can’t blame Miss Asperling for believing everything Jacinda says because there is no one else in authority informing her of anything to the contrary.

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      • How come you, me and the good people here are free and tracing through statements made, trying to understand what is between those lines and forming our own opinions?

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        • There is too much opinion and not enough facts reported in our media outlets. The lines have been blurred.
          Stuff, for example, has a whole section of opinions. Many of the pieces do not disclose the writers’ backgrounds.
          People who have a modest interest in the “news” read something and don’t necessarily pick up that it is just some “influencer” using the medium to spin a message.
          In the past, these messages were confined to the letters to the editor column. These days they are taken for gospel as arranged by the government. And if some news reader on TV says something, it must be true and beyond question,

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          • And that is fucked up and needs to change. I want the people responsoble for this fuck up – the modellers from Otago University, Jacinda Ardern and her decision makers, OneNews, Ashley Bloomfield etc to be held responsible. They are criminal in their decision making.

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            • Yes, I am interested in the legal authority re the police etc and especially that they are powers that aren’t open ended.

              Legal and moral authorities are not the same thing.

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  12. It’s official & stephieboy is in a safe place.

    ……” First and foremost: self love is the best — and least dangerous — kind of love.

    “You are your safest sex partner,” the document reads. “Masturbation will not spread COVID-19, especially if you wash your hands (and any sex toys) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after.” “……

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/21/nyc-health-department-gets-graphic-in-coronavirus-sex-memo/

    Regrettably the situation is more complicated for Comrade Rightoverlabour whose Skydaddy has told him not to spill his seed on the ground. 🙂

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  13. Jesus… please tell Ardern to shut up and stop preaching.

    The 1pm party political broadcast is BS

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  14. When does Noel Leeming open again?
    The fucking lying Prime Minister has just said her government has been completely open and transparent in their management of Covid-19. And now she’s trying to schmooze small-business owners.
    I don’t think my television set will survive any more of this bullshit.

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    • I find it very worrying that there seems to be so many people who don’t recognise this BS when they see or hear it. I had an e mail this morning from someone I would have thought pretty switched on but it indicated clearly to me that he was swallowing whole the BS being broadcast on radio and TV who are parroting the government line without demur. New Zealand is f*cked ladies and gentlemen if these people don’t wake up and take the red pill soon.

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      • Just wait until the taxes kick in Alice.
        That nasty John Key borrowed money left, right and centre, don’t you recall.
        By the time we had to pay the bill, or forfeit services we couldn’t afford, everyone had forgotten what the money was borrowed for.

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      • Needs to be a pill of a different colour I think.

        Well I have broken out of my bubble to the larger bubble of Waikato Hospital again, no waiting lists here, a great time to be unwell. But the ambulance officers seemed to think that we dodged a bullet.

        We would have had no bullet to dodge if the borders had been protected.

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    • Floyd, with one of the links I provided, RFK jr made reference to a Gates affiliated company called TransDerm Inc.
      it is owned by Allergan a global biopharmaceutical and medical device leader.

      One of its products is a device (gel stent) inserted into the eye under the guise of addressing glaucoma reversal.

      Lets just say…. everyone has to where a mask from now on.
      Facial recognition becomes difficult so eye recognition will be needed.
      An implant in the eye will also act as an indicator to say you have been vaccinated
      and has the potential to record everything you see and do at all times.

      https://www.allergan.com/News/Details/2020/04/China%20Gives%20Greenlight%20to%20Allergans%20XEN%20Registration%20for%20the%20Surgical%20Management%20of%20Refractory%20Glauc

      If you think to yourself, no fucking way am I getting one of those things.
      Well… look at the clip in the twitter link below, and see what sheeple allow to be put into them.

      Do you see the script playing out? Normalizing chip implants!

      https://mobile.twitter.com/SnowWhite7IAM/status/1251636453714604037

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      • I think it’s easy to see it playing out!

        The sheeple do not have original thoughts.

        They have been brainwashed from birth to believe the narrative. They will believe they are being saved from something.
        I expect a ramping up of climate change bs in the coming months and years, putting the boot in hard when everyone is struggling with the economic nightmare that we are about to endure.

        The sheeple have been sleepwalking into slavery. I don’t think they will be liking this nightmare they are about to have.

        But they will plead with their masters for salvation. They will give up anything for their safety and wellbeing, just so long as they don’t actually have to do sweet fuck all to get it.

        And the sheeple will get exactly what they are told they want. And they will get it fucking good, and they’ll get it fucking hard.

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  15. Looks like the’ Bezos Bugle’ (Washington Post) are first out of the blocks in an attempt to sully their oppositions reputations.

    The news is very good for Trump.

    The Steele dossier just sustained another body blow. What do CNN and MSNBC have to say?

    Freshly declassified footnotes from a 2019 Justice Department report cast further doubt on one of the central documents of Russiagate — a collection of memos compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele and published by BuzzFeed in January 2017. The dossier contained extravagant allegations about presidential candidate Donald Trump and was treated to deference in some precincts of the mainstream media.

    PS: Don’t forget, to get behind the paywall, tap the escape button as soon as the page loads.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/18/steele-dossier-just-sustained-another-body-blow-wheres-media/

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    • Someone once told me that of all the Asian countries, China was the easiest to do business with. Because you know they’re lying.

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      • It means a different thing ( for them ) when they lie.

        Western ideals are a barrier to understanding the Chinese. Just as Chinese ideals are a barrier to understanding the West.

        Asians are not foreign simply because of overt differences. It goes deeper. I find them both pragmatic and mysterious. Though not as obscure, to me, as Indians. Who I cant read at all.

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        • I find this a lot with Mama Bear. You can tell from humour, Chinese word play is very different in terms of humour. We often laugh at very different jokes.

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  16. This is a very good article and it’s not behind a paywall. It is with the Taiwanese VP (who is also an epidemiologist) on why Taiwan good it so right.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/taiwans-vice-president-chen-chien-jen-countrys-fight-covid-19/

    Important message for Ardern & co

    “Covid-19 is becoming flu-like. It means that since it is highly contagious with many mild or asymptomatic cases, and can be transmitted through droplets and contaminated areas, we won’t get rid of this virus totally.”

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    • Sorry to go on… but we can’t stop the spread.

      It’s painfully obvious. If we believe this virus is more contagious and virulent than other flus, then the lockdown would eliminate those existing strains first – that we also have vaccinations for.

      Of course this will never happen. The lockdowns won’t work and a possible vaccine will only slightly reduce critical cases. Just like all the other flu vaccines. BTW flu vaccine efficacy is less among the elderly and at risk.

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      • Exactly. The question is, when the sheeple are allowed some more freedom, and our numbers start ramping up, will She Who Must Be Worshipped put them all back into Lockup?

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      • “Sorry to go on… but we can’t stop the spread.”

        Exactly, that is why I highlighted the quote from from the Taiwanese VP.

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    • Remind me again why all those English servicemen gave their lives 75 years ago?
      (Did the baddies win in the end?)

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      • People fought to free Europe from an oppressive regime. Then handed most of it to the oppressive murderous Russian communists. Who’s ideology haunts the West to this day. Our own PM has spent her life promoting Soviet policy.

        WE LOST THE WAR

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        • I hear that the English capital has fallen (demographically).
          I guess you did lose the war.

          Not that Japan can boast, with a birthrate of 1.4 children per woman.

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    • Received a fine !? Id go to jail before I paid their ‘fine’. This is insane. Its all outta control.

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    • Fuck the cops there are stupid. However, if this carries on the revolution won’t be restricted to one or two countries, it will be world wide against authority. Look what is happening in the USA already.

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    • I hear the plods are doing bedroom checks in Blighty to make sure no bubbles are being broken.
      They tried it in Aussie and rapidly got the arsecard.
      You couldn’t make this shit up. Then maybe you could if you watch Fawlty Towers episode where Basil went a bit over the top trying to catch a guest that appeared to have a better sex life.
      Boris is going to have to have a clean out in the plods once the dust settles or they are stuffed.

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      • Don’t go full retard

        They went full retard

        The head of the Met is a nasty dick-hating tart called Cessida Dick
        She is in a lesbian relationship with an underling.

        If a male top cop did that he would be persecuted by the cray cray lefties

        It was a purely political /optics appointment

        so to your question
        yep
        They are stuffed

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    • That would be a normal meal for a Pom so I would have thought ‘essential’

      Ey by gum

      Remember the crooked, rotten Brit cops are the spirit guides of our mob in NZ

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      • Maybe not. They have been taking anti-malarial drugs Chloroquine for years. It may have built up in their system to help keep the Chinese flu away.

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        • Problem is they are riddled with Aids. I think this bug is going to wipe thousands in Africa out. However, many will claim its a “white man’s” disease, so its not real, a bit like their original response to Aids….

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          • There will possibly be African virgins being sacrificed to save those with the Wuflu virus? Those who get sick better be quick though or those with the virus won’t have the energy to use that witch doctor ‘treatment’ before they are too weak to attack the poor girl.

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          • I saw an article about a SARS-COV2 testing station setup somewhere in Africa was demolished by a mob fearing that it would spread disease.

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  17. ‘China is playing us for mugs’ throughout the COVID-19 crisis

    Liberal MP Craig Kelly says “if we are serious” about closing China’s wet markets, Australia should focus on providing the Chinese people with a greater source of beef and lamb to prevent them looking elsewhere for sources of protein.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfFP1ERzg9c

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      • no ploblem. Im still trying to figure out if it is a piss-take or not. If not, Farrar needs to see a shrink.

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        • It doesn’t read like a piss-take. And Farrar crawled up Jacinda’s skirts last year and hasn’t really left. I would wager it is real and he believes it.

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    • Fruity Farrar is so far left of us – if you were standing in Auckland facing Wellington he would be to your left in Chile!!

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    • Although I’ve commented on the post I’m still not sure that DPF isn’t taking the piss. I did though read a comment from CMM who described Hugzilla to a T.

      ……”She is the Bridget Jones politician and any day when she does not screw up is seen as a win.”……

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      • I went to have a look. There are some excellent replies from GD, etc but the one that hit the nail on the head was by ‘Yes Minister’ with this little nugget of insight in his text.

        “Closing the borders after we were infected, then getting praised for saving lives is governance by Munchausen by proxy.”

        Cindy cocked up closing our border then swooped to claim she went “early and hard”. Save us from your bullshitting Cindy.

        I don’t agree that DPF was taking the piss. DPF seemed like he was quite supportive asking for posters to respect the guest post.

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        • Yes WG – some are saying it’s a piss-take, some that it is a joke, some that it is serious. I took it as a serious opinion piece contributed with the blessing of Mr Farrar.
          Whatever – I’m getting a bit tired of of being played for a fool – not to mention in moderation for lengthy periods after asking to be taken off that list.
          Similar happened with the April Fools “joke”.
          There is not much respect there for genuine commenters.

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          • I never had any kind of warning on KB over approx 9 years of posting. Very occasionally these days I’ll go and have a read but stopped posting some time ago. DPF doesn’t show any respect for any long term loyalty by his blog users. So now I’m happy with YSB, at least Ed interacts with those who post on his blog when they ask him a question. 😃

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    • Good grief, is that where you lot used to hang out before our dear Ed started YSB. What a vomit inducing article. I would have left a comment but couldn’t be bothered to go through the process of signing up to a blog I will never, ever visit again.

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      • It wasn’t always the way it is now. Ten, even five, years ago it was fast paced & informative. DPF would put up a topic & stand back.

        Nowadays it’s largely a scratching post & sheltered workshop for retards & the Godaddled.

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        • Fast-paced, it sure isn’t..Honestly I can see my lawn grow between each refresh of moderated posts.. KB is getting very predictable…so that Guest post was a bit of a surprise on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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          • Oh, Maggy. Surely you just, my dear!
            I thought it was true source of enlightenment and worshipment of St Jacinda and labour!

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            • Well, it does save me checking the Guardian this week for yet another hagiography of Jacinda.
              At my age, there’s only so much slush I can wade through.

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      • Kiwiblog used to be excellent. I came across it when Whaleoil was a decent blog and he was fighting against name suppression orders on convicted sex offenders. When Whaleoil got all prissy and over moderated, I gave that the boot, and then religiously followed Kiwiblog for years. Since March last year it has gone the same way Whaleoil has, over moderated and prissy. So although I will still scim read the comments I won’t comment any longer. There are a few very good posters there though and a few retards. They are easy to spot, usually downticked into oblivion

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        • So is Mike right –is it a piss take ? If not David Farrar has lost the plot putting that on his blog.

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        • Something has clearly got DPF running scared.
          After the Christchurch shootings he admitted he was concerned about possible repercussions on his website (which I and many of his regulars disagreed with) but this gushing adoration of Jacinda is next freaking level!
          Perplexed why he would even post this revolting nonsense? What hold has the Labour/Green govt got over DPF that he would do such a thing??

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          • I suspect he is discovering the reality of trying to do business in the current political environment.

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            • Never been revealed & almost certainly never should be WG. However erroneous it may be, DPF is associated with the Right & his family must be protected.

              There are some socialists out there who are truly fucked in the head & consider women & kids fair game.

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              • DPF can be with whomever he wishes nasska. He made a complete U.Turn in his belief system. To change direction that radically takes motivation. Just looking at possibilities. A bit like good old Prince Harry becoming “just call me Harry”. 🤔

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                • I’d go along with the theory Maggy put up at 6.51pm WG. Polling is his game & though AFAIK the National Party use his organisation he’d need a shitload of other work to stay afloat.

                  No-one does personal politics quite like unions. I don’t really like his chances.

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          • I noticed posts on that article disappearing after the mods initially allowed them. Something’s up,

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    • And the author even has the gall to sign up and reply on KB as per;

      Hi Altiroa, Thanks for reading, and thanks for your comment. My article was written over a week ago, and I’m sure as you would know the Covid-19 situation changes rapidly. This was meant to be an opinion piece for mainstream media – it also happened to be published here. It’s aim was to focus on the emotional and empathetic side that the PM brings. I more than understand the economic issues which have arisen due to the lockdown, similarly, I understand that NZ in this point of time may be falling behind in comparison to other countries. But the intention of this article was to portray my feelings about the PM and how she made me feel at the time based on the decisions she made. Therefore purely on an emotional level – the above article was my opinion.

      End quote.

      Emotional, emotional, emotional. Fuck off to where you came from cunt.

      We need action in our economy, not emotion.

      Fuck off to wherever you came from.

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      • …..”But the intention of this article was to portray my feelings about the PM”……

        I’ve met a few pathetic arseholes in my life but this one takes the biscuit!

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      • …..”But the intention of this article was to portray my feelings about the PM”……

        Well that’s pathetic. Feelings shouldn’t come into it, results by those governing us is what matters. If he needs to feel something I suggest he visits his mum, or his girlfriend for a hug.

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  18. Peter Hitchens latest in the Mail on Sunday:
    “The report from the Office for Budget Responsibility has made clear that the damage done by crashing the economy is deep and dangerous. It may last for many years. And much of it was avoidable.
    Some police officers have also acted with shocking arrogance, and appeared to enjoy it. The harm done by this behaviour may never be repaired.
    The pain is spreading fast in the form of strangled business, often small enterprises built on brave risk-taking and mortgaged homes. Many are now sinking into bankruptcy – not because they failed, but because the Government’s policy killed them.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8233479/PETER-HITCHENS-five-weeks-mad-lockdown-panic-actually-good.html

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    • We as a society have learned a lot about ourselves in the past 30-day free trial of Communism. I hope we can put our learning to productive use.

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  19. My mother use to play the piano wonderfully before arthritis set in. She was never the same after the affliction had taken control of her one true passion.
    She taught us kids a couple of tunes, but eventually we went off to pursue other interests.

    This short 2 mins 10 secs Max Richter clip profoundly resonates with me…. especially now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZuc3_kSRk4

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  20. Really we need a strong electoral process..
    The only way these people are running this country now is because we have an electoral system that has bastardised democracy
    Individuals do not count,neither do their property or civil rights.
    We are in deep trouble.

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  21. This has been an eye-opener for New Zealanders. It has been a stress-test in which society has been put through its paces and we have gotten to see how we hold up under actual combat.

    This has not been a drill.

    – Government shows its authoritarian streak
    – It selects a disease model with the highest number of deaths, for maximum “fear” effect
    – New Zealanders show their willingness to trade freedom for temporary security
    – The police demonstrate how willing they are to “follow orders”
    – Cultural icons such as the Listener and Woman’s Weekly are discarded
    – The media fawn towards the ruling party rather than acting on the side of the People and asking questions
    – The political opposition is nowhere to be seen or heard
    – Money is thrown at the jobless
    – SMEs (the business creators) are sacrificed
    – Welfare and monopolies are granted to big companies and the supermarkets

    We have come a long way.

    “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” ― Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

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    • Our responses will be collated & analysed for when the next big “emergency” occurs.

      The choreography associated with the next climate panic or Covid-20 will be amazing.

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      • I’m happy to comply (for a while) for a Health or a Natural Emergency, but I fear I may go doo-lally if a Climate (man-made) Emergency is declared.

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      • Next time I will feel quite comfortable with ..I.. as a gesture in their direction. They are not qualified to manage this situation.

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  22. It is very concerning. New Zealanders are in deep shit right now..virus aside. I get the distinct aroma of H1, H2 and co in the background pulling the strings of the SLG.

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    • I’m not so sure that H1 is pulling strings… She wouldn’t have taken her eye off the ball during the first couple of weeks of March.
      H1 would have had some feeler out for business interests, too…and wouldn’t be throwing money around willy-nilly .

      I think it’s a load of folks with good Union connections who are pulling Jacinda’s strings.

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      • They may have overcooked the goose with this economic tumble. Even the unions can’t get blood out of a stone.

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    • Peters has seemed to have got the message and has forgotten the boss’s “be kind” message.

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12325916

      “Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says there is “no value” in trying to save people who have coronavirus if it means greater social damage is caused.

      We need to save our economy as fast as we can before further damage is caused, Peters told Newstalk ZB’s The Weekend Collective.”

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  23. Coronavirus: Health experts feel censored over alternative lockdown plan
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/coronavirus-health-experts-feel-censored-over-alternative-lockdown-plan.html

    A group of health experts who believe the Government’s lockdown response has been too harsh say they feel censored, with the Government and even the media disinterested in any dissenting voices.

    They’re concerned the Government is getting all its scientific advice from an echo chamber as it prepares to decide our immediate future on Monday.

    But the ‘COVID Plan B’ group of epidemiologists are not singing from the same song book.

    Dr Simon Thornley, a senior epidemiology lecturer at the University of Auckland, believes New Zealand should move to alert level 2 rapidly.

    “I believe that this has been an overreaction and that locking down New Zealand for too long is going to create more problems than we’re going to solve,” he tells Newshub.

    “I think there has been some censorship of alternate views throughout this period,” Dr Thornley says.

    Newshub emailed the Health Minister to ask if their decision to go into lockdown had been challenged by any of their health advisers – but got no official response.

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