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  1. Well here is another very inconvenient truth to confound the Climate Hysterics

    Ever wondered why the North Atlantic barren frozen wasteland was called Greenland and not Whiteland?

    Well it was due to the fact that when Vikings settled there, the world was a lot warmer (during the Medieval Warm Period) chief temperature fraudster Michael Mann hid this when he published his now largely discredited ‘hockey stick’ (that’s right the same ‘hockey stick’ that has allowed globalist huckster Al Gore to rack up a fortune peddling lies and more air miles than James Shaw).

    Here is a very interesting National Geographic article on all the things that are turning up in Greenland showing how rich and warm life was in Greenland (when it was a veritable lush green climate there) when CO2 was more than 120ppm LOWER than it is today. Clearly those bloody Vikings must have had an absolute boatload of diesel SUVs with them to warm up Greenland so much that they decided they should settle in the lush green paradise they made there!

    Of course, NatGeo – being the Climate hysteria propaganda outlet they are – doesn’t even think about mentioning how problematic all this evidence is (ie showing how the frozen icebound wasteland of Greenland was far, far warmer than it is today and they seem to have avoided any terrible existential threat to the planet. Unfortunately for the Climate Fear scammers – if it wasn’t a problem then – then they haven’t a leg to stand on today). It’s all about the science – apart from when the science doesn’t support your globalist narrative.

    We’re being lied to, all day about everything, trust nothing you hear from the government and especially believe the opposite of what the so called (bought and paid for) experts tells us about anything. The fuckers are out to get us!

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    • I think calling people experts is the problem. At best they are highly knowledgeable.
      When the media refers to someone as an expert they are over inflating their credentials to stifle any fair and reasoned arguments.
      To label these people as experts means they know everything there is to now about a subject.
      They do not, and coincidentally, nobody likes a know it all.

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      • A lot of these so called experts well illustrate the old saying that an expert is someone who knows more and more about less and less and in the end knows everything about fuck all.

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    • A warmer Greenland would be easy to show by taking core samples and looking for the pollen of warmer-climate plants in the sediments.

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    • Remember the Maori came to New Zealand during the Medieval Warming Period.
      It would have been much warmer and nicer.
      Less clothing and less elaborate shelter required.

      Most Greenlanders left when it cooled down.
      Some stayed and perished.

      The Maoris did not leave.
      They did not really know how – despite all this magical ‘oral history’
      100-200 years and the knowledge was lost.
      So they were stuck in a cold land.
      Northland – not so bad.
      Rotorua had its advantages.

      But can you imagine being in the Waikato for winter where the only ‘clothing’ was flax.
      There was no ‘the Warehouse’ Te Rapa to go and get fleece hoodies.
      KFC was in permanent ‘Level 4’
      Five months of being cold and they were skinny people then because there was not much kai and little variety of what there was.
      No wonder they were angry and warlike!!

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      • Hence killing the only palatable wildlife, hunting our birds to extinction for food and warm feathers. No insulation in those designer huts made from fern fronds and flax with dirt floors.

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    • Once upon a time the media would actually have multiple professionals comment on an issue, giving a range of perspectives that allowed the reader or listener to absorb facts and make decisions for themselves.

      I haven’t seen that for ages.

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  2. When experts don’t agree, what then? Oh I know follow! the most apocolyptic one!

    So Sweden decided they’d follow the expert advice and take an evidence-based approach based in part upon the advice from this extraordinarily expert expert. He starts off by saying there is no evidence to suggest what is going on around the world is based on science – oh that’s an inconvenient truth.

    Why is it socialists always line up the most unhinged, wingnut theories that create maximum terror – and then use the distraction to enact totalitarian policies?

    I’d just like to point out this guy actually is an expert in communicable diseases – whereas Sainted Ashley isn’t, his expertise is in non-communicable diseases. If you had say, leukemia, you wouldn’t be very happy if your treatment regime was being prescribed by an eye doctor – that’s what we’ve got with ex-WHO staffer Dr Sainted Ashley advising on the lockdown.

    But we have to trust an expert (any expert) even if their expertise isn’t in the right field – just so long as we can push the extremist Marxist agenda and keep building the police state.

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  3. All for the good of your health, yeah right.

    A Lawyer and a doctor forced into psyche ward for political reasons
    https://3speak.online/watch?v=rairfoundation/swmsaezg
    6 minute 42 sec. :

    It seems to be over constitutional points.
    Previously the lawyer had taken the federal government to court and won 3 times.

    Not really having an effective government is the problem, and so empowered government goes all authoritarian..
    At least the cat got out of the bag, 🙂 and news of this as rallied some support.

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    • Some interesting points here, and why the constitution is ultimately not being supported or considered by the judiciary system.

      A large number of well-established doctors and lawyers in the German-speaking countries have questioned the constitutionality of their governments’ stringent confinement measures, ….
      …. These measures have begun to be challenged openly on the streets of Berlin. The medical and legal dissidents number in the dozens.

      https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/coronavirus-lockdown-german-lawyer-detained-opposition

      There are other conflicting media reports, that seem to remind me of the besmirching of Tommy Robinson,
      The real issue is let things be put up to be debated.

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  4. Joe Biden retires from Presidential race over dishonesty

    If you ever wanted proof that the MSM have been corrupted beyond redemption then look at this clip from 1987, where the then Senator Joe Biden was forced to step down because of his dishonesty over repeatedly plagarising in his speeches. Further research showed that he’s always been a corrupt liar being a serial plagarist all the way back to his student days.

    Funny how this never re-surfaced when Obama drafted a known liar to be his VP? Funny how this never came to light during the nomination race.

    But of course, we all know why Biden is the nominee! He’s there to allow the globalist paymasters to substitute whoever the fuck they want in to be President when creepy Joe falls over with his dementia. Will it be:
    – Crooked Hillary?
    – Kamala “Heels Up” Harris?
    – Stacey “Black Power” Adams
    – Beto “Gun Grabber” O’Rourke
    – AOC???

    Socialists! their future is safe in their hands!

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    • My ‘inclination’ would be Hillary as VP until Joe is ‘conveniently’ retired due to ‘Health Reasons’ at which point she becomes the lead candidate against the President, with Kamila Harris as VP.

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      • Yep.
        Bernie would not have bought into that and Joe would not know what he is buying into but knows people like to pull his leg hair.

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  5. Stalin once ripped all the feathers off a live chicken
    as a lesson to his followers.
    He then set the chicken on the floor a short distance away.
    The chicken was bloodied and suffering immensely, yet,
    when Stalin began to toss some bits of wheat toward the chicken it
    followed him around.
    He said to his followers “This is how easy it is to govern stupid
    people, they will follow you no matter how much pain you cause them,
    as long as you throw them a little worthless treat once in a while.

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  6. Police dog handler shoots machete-wielding man dead in Papatoetoe. Must’ve had his car stolen with dog still inside.

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    • But surely a woke, Marxist, purple haired lesbian from an allied field is more of an expert than an actual Professor of Epedemiology?

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  7. Cindy wants us all to keep a diary to help the authorities to track suspected CV cases so Im doing next weeks early for her
    Today pissed,
    Tuesday sozzled
    Wednesday shitfaced
    thursday drunk as F- – -K,,
    friday comatosed,
    Saturday crawling ,
    sunday drinking the last of the floor cleaner and mouthwash,
    I hope this will be of some help to Cindy with her research,

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  8. When you have the time to see how this was Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attack was formed, and done, while the government in its politics, dropped the ball.

    “Easter sunday attack 21/04/2019 documentary done by BBC with NEVER SEEN VIDEO FOOTAGE”
    https://youtu.be/RQCp50EDrDk
    Apr 16, 2020 : 59 minutes 01 seconds

    Some were poor, some were rich, and educated, and they all followed the book.
    The CCTV coverage shows some things quite well.

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  9. Before I start this is not meant to be me pledging support behind Simon Bridges, it’s about principles something or media doesn’t have.
    The media went viral on Simon Bridges traveling to Wellington to hold the Government to account over CORID-19 in which he was Chairman of the committee for Traveling from Taurunga and back in the lockdown where his was actually doing his job.
    Now we find out Phil Goff is doing the same dailly 86 kms a day , so okay it is half of what Simon is doing weekly but virtually the and with the same reason his wifi reception is very very poor. But no the media feel sorry for Phil Goff with a article about how lonely it is for the Auckland Mayor with headlines the man in the empty Skyscraper because of his poor wifi.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/local-government/121113148/poor-wifi-means-auckland-mayor-phil-goff-must-keep-up-86km-office-commute-in-lockdown
    Our media is Political corrupt and working for Labour and the Coalition to achieve not having to face insolvency.

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  10. Lousy ‘One World Together At Home’ concert made us feel worse

    Saturday’s two-hour primetime concert, “One World Together At Home,” achieved the impossible: it made us feel even worse about our already miserable circumstances.

    The insufferable show — simulcast on CBS, NBC, ABC and the internet — pieced together saintly speeches from A-list celebrities and somber United Nations officials between womp-womp acoustic ballads. Didn’t we tune in for some uplift?

    https://nypost.com/2020/04/19/lousy-one-world-together-at-home-concert-made-us-feel-worse/

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    • Did St Jacinda of Te Aroha make an appearance?
      If she wasn’t invited to the list of celebrity Lefties and UN sycophants I’d imagine there would be a huge tantrum and a very angry phone call to Aunty Helen…
      ‘This Corona Thing is all about ME don’t these silly little people know?’

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    • What concert? Jumped on to youtube to watch Blondie videos from the 70s and 80s. Now that made me feel better.

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  11. Feeling confused about the lockdown? Not sure what is allowed and what is forbidden? Here’s a useful guide to the guidlines. It is from the UK but most of the rules seem applicable to NZ too. Thanks to Tiredofeulies for his efforts putting together this handy reference:

    As we enter the next 3 weeks of lockdown here is a summary of the crystal clear and concise advice:

    1. You MUST NOT leave the house for any reason, but if you have a reason, you can leave the house

    2. Masks are useless at protecting you against the virus, but you may have to wear one because it can save lives, but they may not work, but they may be mandatory, but maybe not

    3. Shops are closed, except those shops that are open

    4. You must not go to work but you can get another job and go to work

    5. You should not go to the Drs or to the hospital unless you have to go there, unless you are too poorly to go there

    6. This virus can kill people, but don’t be scared of it. It can only kill those people who are vulnerable or those people who are not vulnerable people. It’s possible to contain and control it, sometimes, except that sometimes it actually leads to a global disaster

    7. Gloves won’t help, but they can still help so wear them sometimes or not

    8. STAY HOME, but it’s important to go out

    9. There is no shortage of groceries in the supermarkets, but there are many things missing. Sometimes you won’t need loo rolls but you should buy some just in case you need some

    10. The virus has no effect on children except those children it effects

    11. Animals are not affected, but there is still a cat that tested positive in Belgium in February when no one had been tested, plus a few tigers here and there…

    12. Stay 2 metres away from tigers (see point 11)

    13. You will have many symptoms if your get the virus, but you can also get symptoms without getting the virus, get the virus without having any symptoms or be contagious without having symptoms, or be non contagious with symptoms…

    14. To help protect yourself you should eat well and exercise, but eat whatever you have on hand as it’s better not to go out shopping

    15. It’s important to get fresh air but don’t go to parks but go for a walk. But don’t sit down, except if you are old, but not for too long or if you are pregnant or if you’re not old or pregnant but need to sit down. If you do sit down don’t eat your picnic

    16. Don’t visit old people but you have to take care of the old people and bring them food and medication

    17. If you are sick, you can go out when you are better but anyone else in your household can’t go out when you are better unless they need to go out

    18. You can get restaurant food delivered to the house. These deliveries are safe. But groceries you bring back to your house have to be decontaminated outside for 3 hours including Pizza…

    19. You can’t see your older mother or grandmother, but they can take a taxi and meet an older taxi driver

    20. You are safe if you maintain the safe social distance when out but you can’t go out with friends or strangers at the safe social distance

    21. The virus remains active on different surfaces for two hours … or four hours… six hours… I mean days, not hours… But it needs a damp environment. Or a cold environment that is warm and dry… in the air, as long as the air is not plastic

    22. Schools are closed so you need to home educate your children, unless you can send them to school because you’re not at home. If you are at home you can home educate your children using various portals and virtual class rooms, unless you have poor internet, or more than one child and only one computer, or you are working from home. Baking cakes can be considered maths, science or art. If you are home educating you can include household chores to be education. If you are home educating you can start drinking at 10am

    23. If you are not home educating children you can also start drinking at 10am

    24. The number of corona related deaths will be announced daily but we don’t know how many people are infected as they are only testing those who are almost dead to find out if that’s what they will die of… the people who die of corona who aren’t counted won’t be counted

    25. You should stay in locked down until the virus stops infecting people but it will only stop infecting people if we all get infected so it’s important we get infected and some don’t get infected

    26. You can join your neighbours for a street party and turn your music up for an outside disco and your neighbours won’t call the police. People in another street are allowed to call the police about your music

    27. No business will go down due to Coronavirus except those businesses that will go down due to Coronavirus

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    • Thank you Alice that was a genius explanation of the insane regime we are all expected to exist under.

      It’s very very disturbing to see the population accepting this insanity so unquestioningly – I think I’d be going out of my mind if I didn’t have YSB to show me that I am not alone 🙂

      My favourite is number 12 BTW

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    • Anyone else thinking about how tasty is alcohol at like 10am? the weather doesn’t help either. Guess if we really start to drink to get through this we could all join AA if this ever ends. So many Russians drank Vodka to get through their years of communism, maybe we could all start with what’s in the liquor cabinets as we suffer through ours? Starting to feel really pissed off now, it’s been way too long.

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  12. Please dont publish any sycophantic job applications from Otago University wankers looking for a future in the ministry of truth. I’m still getting over yesterday’s performance on K.B.

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    • I am willing to put money on that ‘Student’ magically appearing as a member of the Labour Party Spin Team in the very near future.
      Still utterly astonished that Kiwiblog would publish that piece!
      It was Propaganda that Joseph Goebbels would have been proud of…

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      • Until the unctuous slimeball posted his comment, ”but the intention of this article was to portray my feelings about the PM”, I was semi convinced that it was a come on.

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    • The advantage of publishing that article is the responses it invoked, although judging by one comment, a lot was censored. Shame on you DPF.

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      • Why do people think of Kiwiblog as a bastion of truth, honesty and free expression? It was that once upon a time, just as Labour was the party of the working man and politicians used to have the people at their heart. Times have changed though 🙂

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      • I went on that site to look at what this sycophant wrote. I doubt
        I wing go back his comments and the blocks of comments smack of this government too much. When did he switch politics? I had thought he was a National party person????? Seems not.

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        • The danger is Fruity Farrar has been trying to push National left for years.
          He is globalist tool. Definitely a tool!

          You could barely slide an 80 gsm piece of paper between Liebour and Notional now. The rhetoric may be slightly different but the results are virtually the same.

          For evidence
          look at all the 119 – 1 votes in 2019

          It is a variation of Soimon says:-
          in this version, Jacinda says, Soimon does.

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      • It’s DPF’s attempt to prove how tolerant and accommodating of diverse views he is.

        The problem is that Kiwiblog and DPF are just another left of centre globalist-defending propaganda outlet. He is very tolerant of views to the left of his very pink views – but he is utterly intolerant of those from the centre-right and conservatives.

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    • I hope the Universities feel some of the brunt of the economic down turn that is coming. If the Chinese students (or some of them) do not return then there will less jobs for people like the guy who wrote that propaganda.

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      • Like the media filth and their dishonest compliance the Universities are jumping on the disinfo wagon as well.
        They realise they will need a huge cash bail out so are falling in line with the regime.

        We expect this from the shithole of Otago Uni (where Fruity Farrar went as did Robertson) but Auckland University is rolling out some grubby liars and virtual signallers.

        Oddly, these two are the highest ranking NZ universities in the international QS rankings. Now I am suspicious that the higher the ranking the more globalist/marxist/one world Government they are.

        Centres of excellence and home of critical thinking they are not.

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        • No, that theory would put Waikato uni up in the top rankings. 😂

          Universities are all reliant on taxpayer funding so will be sucking up as close as they can get to education funding. If they are eligible they will also have applied for the CoL employee funding package!

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  13. Simon Bridges will be interviewed by Peter Williams on Radio Magic at about 9:45. I hope he will be calling for Level 3 on Thursday.

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    • He should be calling for Level 2 or 1.
      Or even better- An end to this utter madness!
      I am disgusted in the National Party for allowing Jacinda Ardern to live out her Socialist fantasies and to destroy our economy without a whimper of opposition…

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      • There is no point in going to Level 3. We should stop this whole damn experiment, get rid of Labour and start rebuilding from the wreckage they’re leaving us with.

        Simon needs to swallow his “there will be no electioneering” and start hammering home reality. Or, he needs to be rolled and somebody with balls be put in his place and act as an opposition.

        While David Seymour does a very good job, I don’t believe ACT is ready to be the sole opposition in New Zealand yet. I don’t think they have the structures and experienced newcomers in-place to transition from a 1 MP party to a 50 MP party.

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        • Maybe not but I’d sure like to see them with twenty seats. Sufficient to give the spendthrift, piss useless servants of the Vatican in National a wakeup call.

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          • I’d like to see that too. But what does their list look? AGM will tell us, I suppose. That’s what – a week or so away?

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    • He was a no show. Maybe they should have got David Seymour, the leader of the opposition, on instead.

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  14. Who thinks that the peasants will stampede out the gates at ten past four this afternoon?
    What’s plod going to do?

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  15. “New Zealand’s alert level 4 lockdown might be extended another five days until after the Anzac Day long weekend, a top business leader concedes.” (From the NZ Herald)

    I recon that this is what will happen. The Japanese government’s “state of emergency” is timed to extend until just after the end of their annual week-long holiday of “Golden Week.” I expect the New Zealand government will do something similar.

    In addition, if the end of Level 4 is to be April 28, it will give businesses about a week to prepare. If the government said on Monday (20th) that Level 4 would end on Thursday (23rd) then what could businesses do in 48 hours?

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    • Not likely
      The politburo has said things will go in 2 week blocks.

      They again, they were never a serious stakeholder in Truth.

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    • I’ve still got my doubts that the change has much to do with divine intervention. Rather I reckon some Maori must have been swatting up on the wisdom of one of your fellow teachers, namely Craig Bauld who retired zonks ago as principal of Waikohu College, near Gisborne.

      “Fancy knowing that you have criminal tendencies that can only
      be cured by massive doses of self-esteem and taxpayer funding, that
      you are not capable of learning English like most of the world and
      this is just because your great-granny had it away in the bushes with
      the cute young Maori bloke over the road about a century ago?

      Powerful stuff that Maori blood three or four per cent of it
      running through your veins is enough to change you from being a normal
      person into some sort of deprived halfwit.

      Three or four per cent of it and you are instantaneously
      transformed into a deeply cultural and spiritual person who is easily
      offended by people taking the mickey out of you.

      …………….

      It is embarrassing when nurses have to be taught “cultural
      safety” – when what they really get taught is about the terrible
      effects of colonisation on Maori health.

      But hang on. I know measles and such like knocked plenty off,
      but. as I recall it, pre-European Maori had a life expectancy of 30-35
      years. Colonisation obviously did not do them much harm!

      ……………

      Every other group, race. society, culture in the world is expected to
      join the human race in the late 20th century except Maori.

      How much more embarrassment can a people stand?”

      https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/nz.general/EUN5JZYJYHc

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      • Nasska…’Baulderdash’ is still about and as could be expected, not taking this lockdown too seriously.

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        • I trust that he’s in robust good health & enjoying retirement Toko.

          Although I would normally cross the road rather than breathe the same air as your average doctrinaire, politically correct teacher I could quite happily break bread with Mr Bauld & for that matter our correspondent rightoverlabour. Educated men who still retain the faculty of independent thought are rare & should be considered a taonga.

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          • A mate had a game of golf with him recently. I won’t say how recently though.

            You certainly are a wordsmith Nasska…

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  16. Just so you know hubby and I won’t be reporting our neighbour’s boyfriend who has arrived next door. Guess he’s sick of his bubble in Taupo? Hubby and I won’t see him during his visit so him being there doesn’t affect us.

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    • The Gestapo will shoot you as a collaborator.. .we have ways and means….. Fucking Nark Culture. Hate it. ( except when narking on Govt Ministers)….

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    • You just dobbed him in WG. As a leading contributor to this blog of dissent, your every move is being monitored. Twitch those curtains now, and you’ll see him being frog-marched to the staff car…

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    • I’m sneakily reporting this breach to Dear Leader now! I’m hoping to land a job in either the Ministry of Love or the Ministry of Truth once lockdown ends…
      WG- I expect you and your family will also be taken to the Gulag as an example to us all..
      Might as well start listening to it now-
      (It’s all you are going to get on loop for the next 12 months)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9rsxFaq6Ig

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      • Kill me now if I have to listen to THAT for more than 5 seconds! 🤮

        I don’t trust our other elderly pommy neighbours. On past behaviour I bet they are curtain twitchers!! 😯

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    • WG
      If you report now you might be an early recipient of the Medal for:
      Hero of the Soviet Zealand

      Later on when dobbing is the norm, then no special recognition.

      Of course if you were of uncertain gender it would be a Medal for:-
      Hero/Heroine/LGBT/confused/not sure/floating genitalia of the Soviet Zealand
      [cross out that which does not apply] 🙂

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      • Thanks for the tip on sucking up to Marxist lefties howitis but I’m not a group think type. I prefer my own company to being around idiot lefties with power and control issues! 😎

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  17. A man walked out to the street and caught a taxi just going by. He got into the taxi, and the cabbie said, “Perfect timing mate. You’re just like Brian”
    Passenger: “Who?”
    Cabbie: “Brian. He’s a guy who did everything right all the time.
    Passenger: “There are always a few clouds over everybody.”
    Cabbie: “Not Brian. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy.”
    Passenger: “Sounds like he was something really special.”
    Cabbie: “There’s more. He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody’s birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Brian, he could do everything right.”
    Passenger: “Wow. Some guy then.”
    Cabbie: “Brian, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make them feel good. He would never answer back even if they were in the wrong. And his clothing was so immaculate even his shoes were highly polished. He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Brian.”
    Passenger: “An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?”
    Cabbie: “Well, I never actually met Brian he died I’m married to his widow.”

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    • Thank you. I saw that one earlier today. The small police car is broadcasting a recorded message over its loudspeakers urging people to observe hygiene procedures and to refrain from going out needlessly.

      This is how Shibuya was only 2 years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qGiXY1SB68 What a difference!

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  18. I’ve just scheduled a national commemoration day for the March 15th tragedy. It’s to be held this Thursady.

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  19. I’ve been reading a lot of different information on this Chinese Virus coming from many varying sources which have provided documented evidence of (amongst other things) the statistical impossibility of natural bat-to-human virus transmission, viral key mechanisms and China’s cover-up and systematic scrubbing out of both people and evidence in the Wuhan wet market.

    Reading about this these and many other factors it has gradually dawned on me that the world has been subjected to a deliberate biological warfare attack by the Chinese Communist government.

    I say ‘gradually dawned on me’ because the reality of this is so outrageous that it’s difficult to comprehend it at first. The natural reaction is disbelief…. a kind of ‘this is just too preposterous’ thought sequence which acts in the brain to protect us from the unthinkable. But it has happened and this is just totally mind blowing.

    I think governments worldwide are in the same predicament as individuals. They just don’t know how to react because the idea that the world has come under biological attack by the Chinese Communist Party is, frankly, just so out of this world that they can’t face the reality and they have been left reeling.

    I recommend this podcast ‘The case against China’ from Stefan Molyneux. Watch this and then ask yourself what the fuck is going on here:

    https://youtu.be/K0SB8DyhvGg

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    • “…the world has been subjected to a deliberate biological warfare attack by the Chinese Communist government.”

      What would Sun Tzu say at a time like this?

      “Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots.”
      ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

      Yep. They did that all right.

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  20. Coronavirus: Tower Insurance commits to refunding car insurance customers with COVID-19 claims’ savings
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2020/04/coronavirus-tower-insurance-commits-to-refunding-car-insurance-customers-with-covid-19-claims-savings.html

    A New Zealand-based insurance company has committed to refunding its car insurance customers with any savings generated by the lack of claims during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown.

    Tower Insurance is planning to distribute the refunds at the end of May, the business announced on Monday.

    “We know that people are driving less and this is resulting in lower claims, so any savings we make will be passed back to our customers,” he said in a statement.

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  21. Coronavirus: Economist warns unemployment set to ‘surge’, house prices to fall
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/money/2020/04/coronavirus-economist-warns-unemployment-set-to-surge-house-prices-to-fall.html

    A leading economist is warning that unemployment is set to ‘surge’ as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

    House prices will also be affected, as the economic shock of coronavirus carries over to the property market, says Cameron Bagrie, managing director at Bagrie Economics.

    Although the latest StatsNZ figures from early February show unemployment at 4 percent, Bagrie believes the current figure would be in the “mid sixes” right now – with that number set to climb even higher throughout the year.

    “To put that in perspective, unemployment peaked at 6.7 percent during the GFC [global financial crisis] – so we’re going to surge beyond that well and truly because we haven’t seen the end of this year, layoffs are still coming,” Bagrie told The AM Show on Monday.

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    • Full credit to Cameron Bagrie
      I have heard him speak many times and he is good at analysis and communicating the results
      He throws in a fair bit of wit and dry humour.

      Plus, he is not an ‘indian economist/snake charmer’

      However, even blind, 88 year old Aunty Violet could tell you that 2 weeks ago.
      Generally the lying media filth are suppressing truth to a great degree.
      Give them a ticket to see Madame Guillotine first.
      All this St Jacinda shit is part of the ‘great lie’

      You are looking at more than 25% unemployment in real terms with up to 40% very possible.
      The drop in Govt tax revenue – on the current base – will be huge – more than 20%
      With increased welfare payments and new debt to service.
      Unemployment peaked in 1991 at 12%.
      Double that.
      Tourism alone is alleged to be 14% of GDP.
      That is being slashed to near annihilation at first.
      Two plus years to begin to recover in tourism.

      This is the basis for a reset
      Remember Winston always wanted a transaction tax.
      Cashless allows this.

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  22. Here’s a weird one. How do you get hit by power lines? There was no wind to speak of in the Waikato yesterday. Perhaps he knocked them while cutting a tree down?

    Police confirmed a person was electrocuted at a rural property in Ngatira, South Waikato.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121102908/emergency-services-responding-to-incident-in-south-waikato

    A man is dead and a girl has been flown to hospital in a serious condition after an incident with live power lines in South Waikato.

    A police spokesperson said two people received electric shocks after being hit by power lines about 4.55pm on Sunday at a rural address in Ngatira, in the South Waikato district.

    Police confirmed a man died at the scene after being electrocuted, while the second person was seriously injured.

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      • The closest I’ve ever come to frying myself was with the post driver on the back of the tractor. The wire to the pump shed was at breaking point when I stopped.

        I couldn’t imagine a world without nasska. 🙂

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        • Once again Proof that God exists. He sure as hell didn’t want you popping up too early, preaching Atheism in Heaven! Seriously though you can’t be too careful around high voltage cables.

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  23. Every cloud has a silver lining

    ‘Cartels are scrambling’ as Covid-19 hits global drug trade
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/121121233/coronavirus-cartels-are-scrambling-as-covid19-hits-global-drug-trade
    Coronavirus is dealing a gut punch to the illegal drug trade, paralysing economies, closing borders and severing supply chains in China that traffickers rely on for the chemicals to make such profitable drugs as methamphetamine and fentanyl.

    One of the main suppliers that shut down is in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global outbreak.

    Associated Press interviews with nearly two dozen law enforcement officials and trafficking experts found Mexican and Colombian cartels are still plying their trade as evidenced by recent drug seizures but the lockdowns that have turned cities into ghost towns are disrupting everything from production to transport to sales.

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      • Most of NZ will be watching today I’m picking and then running out the gate!
        I went out this morning to look in shop window and just put order in for goodies at building supermarket!

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        • Certainly not me.

          How much truth ever comes out when ArDoom is gobbing away?
          Scientists at CalTech have measured it at 23.4% using precision instruments.

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      • I have hardly watched any. I can get the important details on the internet. I refuse to watch Labour Party Electioneering disguised as Health reports and refuse to listen to the stupid, cunt licking journalists that ask patsy questions.

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  24. A write up of 2 merit-less movies, that can be seen in a different light now, with the CCP virus governmental controls, confirming Alice’s 27 points above.
    https://ysb.co.nz/have-your-say-370/#comment-68393

    half of Americans lose their jobs because they worked for Brawndo, the stock price of which immediately dropped to “zero” after Wilson’s water-only irrigation pronouncement.
    That was “good” unemployment, though, because it ended “bad” employment, the creation of an effective herbicide containing “electrolytes.”
    The unemployment governments are causing today is bad unemployment because it ended good employment for no good reason.
    There, I said it in terms even a denizen of Idiocracy America could understand.

    https://www.aier.org/article/the-idiocracy-experiment/

    So what will our government dish up in this dystonia control this afternoon.

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  25. It’s Cut And Dried

    Since we went into lockdown, two things have become clear. The danger of COVID-19 is much less than first thought. The Prime Minister said without the lockdown ‘tens of thousands would die,’ but the curve was flattening even before the lockdown came into effect (there is a lag). The damage to the economy is much greater than ever imagined. Even Free Press underestimated it when we suggested ‘hibernate the economy.’ It is clear cut that the Government must lower the alert level this week.

    But, But, But…

    What’s an extra week’s insurance? The logic of exponential growth applies to the future as well as the past. If three incubation cycles of lockdown have not eliminated the virus then four will further reduce it but not eliminate it. So long as it exists it can still come back. On the other hand, another cycle of rental payments with no revenue will finish off even more jobs and businesses, and we’ll still face the prospect that we just pushed any future outbreak further into winter.

    What SMEs Are Facing

    Supermarkets retain lobbyists who talk to Wellington. A few months back the Government was going at them for being a duopoly. Now the Government has locked in the duopoly by closing their smaller competitors! It’s an example of how SMEs have been forgotten by the Government, who have little understanding of it.

    Key Dates

    Today is the 20th when businesses find out who’s paying last month’s bills. It sets the scene for compiling this month’s invoices. The cashflow crunch is about to become real and the Government’s simultaneous lockdown decision won’t be able to account for it. Then there are taxes due. We hear rumours the IRD has pushed the dates back but they do not appear to have written to taxpayers with this news in the same assiduous way they follow up missed payments. Altogether SMEs have had a raw deal from the Government’s lockdown policy.

    A Good Read

    Hard-arsed economic modeller Ian Harrison has published a demolition job on the Government’s COVID-19 modelling. It is worth the read, here. In short, the predicted high death numbers depended on (1) assuming the Government had no ability to trace and isolate infected people and (2) assumed that someone dying at 85 was that same as someone dying at 17. One can argue the ethics of (2), but together these adjustments bring the forecast deaths from the high thousands to the low hundreds.

    A Mess, But What Would We Do?

    ACT would have practiced open government. We would set up the key decisions to be made and openly invite input rather than keep to a rather narrow coterie of favoured academics. ‘The Government seeks submissions on modelling the likely spread of COVID-19 due by the end of this week. We will publish the submissions and seek criticism of them for two days then make decisions next Monday.’ That is how you harness the power of a free society, get better advice, and take people with you. The Government could have benefited from critiques like Harrison’s at the outset. The same applies to getting better testing and tracing, and so on.

    Government Is Not the Solution To The Problem…

    …Government is the problem, said Ronald Reagan. We may face a longer lockdown because the Government cannot trace people who are ill. It will not release the report it commissioned to assess its own tracing ability, but leaks say it is damning. As David Seymour argued in the Herald last week, when people say the future needs more government, we need it to do the job it has, not expand to replace parts of the economy it has destroyed.

    You Heard It Here First

    Three weeks ago Free Press argued that businesses should be able to open if they are safe, not if the Government deems them ‘essential.’ ACT kept beating the drum and, in a familiar pattern, the Nats started saying it and now the Government’s mantra is ‘safe not essential.’ The devil rests in the detail, though. It is illogical that butchers cannot open on a one-in-one-out basis but dairies can, while supermarkets remain open on a 50-in-at-a-time basis.

    A Good Week

    Besides safe not essential, ACT said MPs should take a pay cut over a month ago. We prepared the legislation to do it. We were puzzled when Trevor Mallard said he’d just phoned up the Remuneration Authority and asked for his pay to be cut. We tried doing the same and got told it needed legislation. Go figure. Now ACT has the legislation to do what the Prime Minister announced. She need only call us.

    Health And Safety Nightmare

    If you are a school principal you are liable for your students’ health and safety. A few years ago when the Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced, scared principals were putting their homes in trust. What do you do when the Government tells you to accept hundreds of kids from multiple ‘bubbles’ in close quarters? That’s what principals are asking.

    Health And Safety Nightmare II

    All company directors are also liable as Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs). So if your staff are sending their kids to school and mixing multiple bubbles, are you liable for a COVID-19 cluster starting in your workplace? Are you liable to be shut down by Worksafe? By the way, who are Worksafe accountable to? There is no Independent Worksafe Complaints Authority such as the IPCA for the Police.

    Back To School

    Senior high school students feel the weight of the world on their shoulders. They believe (somewhat correctly, but not as much as they think) that their exam results define their life. It is insane that schools are being opened for Years 1 to 10 but not Years 11 to 13. If anything it should be the other way around but, as Auckland Grammar Headmaster Tim O’Connor has savaged the Government, they are being opened as daycare, not for learning, so they are opened for students who can’t be left home alone.

    It’s A Mess But What To Do?

    The Soviet Union gave rise to such fantastic wry humour because life was filled with contradictions. “They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work,” is Free Press’s favourite. So it is in COVID-19 New Zealand. You have to keep your students safe, and let them come to school while the virus that shut down the world is still out there. The solution in both places is freedom. Empower people to make their own decisions within the laws of the land. In this case we should let Boards of Trustees and principals (and early childhood centres) make their own decisions. It’s the only way that principals, parents, and parents’ employers are going to find a way to balance competing objectives.

    Media Contact: Andrew Ketels (021 894 284)
    or Brooke van Velden (021 193 5265)

    Party vote ACT.

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    • Good post. As a teacher I have the following comment. Schools are breeding grounds of diseases. Kids in general don’t necessarily practice good hygiene and the lower the socio-economic scale, the worse the situation. We have a major problem with students spitting around the school, and you need a full hazmat suite to enter a school toilet safely. Besides this, classrooms tend to pack lots of students into a confined area with little air movement, and desks, chairs, door handles and equipment is touched my hundreds of students as they change classrooms. It’s no wonder the largest cluster in Auckland occurred at a school, and the problem was that there were infected persons who for many days showed no symptoms. The very last places that need to be opened in a loosening up of the levels are schools. It doesn’t matter what Hipkins says ( he is a fucking moron), infected children will spread the virus like wild fire.

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          • Brilliant stuff, I think I might look for the whole series. Its almost a documentary on our idiots.

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            • I believe it is very true to life here at the moment under the communist regime we have, who knew the writers of Yes Minister were better than the writers on theSimpsons at predicting things

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        • That Cunt? Fuck yes. Look if Jacinda visited the school I would have the courtesy to be civil. If that moron visited the school I would throw a sicky. ( Same goes for Little, Sleaze Galloway and Twyford.) And if Winston was coming, I wouldn’t advise drinking the punch…..

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      • Correlated with lower socio-economic levels, you have
        – Obesity
        – Smoking
        – Poor diet
        – Prediabetes and Type-II diabetes
        – Multi-generation families living in crowded, poorly ventilated conditions

        When the schoolchildren from hundreds of family bubbles all mix together at school, share their germs and take them back home with them, the lower socio-economic groups are really going to be hit hard.

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    • People who routinely vote for Labour or NZ First or the Greens or who do not vote at all need to be able to see with crystal clarity what good voting for ACT will do for them.

      Can you sum this up in a single sentence?

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      • “Hope for tomorrow instead of KFC today.”

        Sums it up but it will never fly. The group you’re aiming it at believe in instant self gratification above all else.

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        • Election bribes aside more likely to get a better uptake with:
          “Vote Act for Free KFC”.

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  26. It’s Cut And Dried

    Since we went into lockdown, two things have become clear. The danger of COVID-19 is much less than first thought. The Prime Minister said without the lockdown ‘tens of thousands would die,’ but the curve was flattening even before the lockdown came into effect (there is a lag). The damage to the economy is much greater than ever imagined. Even Free Press underestimated it when we suggested ‘hibernate the economy.’ It is clear cut that the Government must lower the alert level this week.

    But, But, But…

    What’s an extra week’s insurance? The logic of exponential growth applies to the future as well as the past. If three incubation cycles of lockdown have not eliminated the virus then four will further reduce it but not eliminate it. So long as it exists it can still come back. On the other hand, another cycle of rental payments with no revenue will finish off even more jobs and businesses, and we’ll still face the prospect that we just pushed any future outbreak further into winter.

    What SMEs Are Facing

    Supermarkets retain lobbyists who talk to Wellington. A few months back the Government was going at them for being a duopoly. Now the Government has locked in the duopoly by closing their smaller competitors! It’s an example of how SMEs have been forgotten by the Government, who have little understanding of it.

    Key Dates

    Today is the 20th when businesses find out who’s paying last month’s bills. It sets the scene for compiling this month’s invoices. The cashflow crunch is about to become real and the Government’s simultaneous lockdown decision won’t be able to account for it. Then there are taxes due. We hear rumours the IRD has pushed the dates back but they do not appear to have written to taxpayers with this news in the same assiduous way they follow up missed payments. Altogether SMEs have had a raw deal from the Government’s lockdown policy.

    A Good Read

    Hard-arsed economic modeller Ian Harrison has published a demolition job on the Government’s COVID-19 modelling. It is worth the read, here. In short, the predicted high death numbers depended on (1) assuming the Government had no ability to trace and isolate infected people and (2) assumed that someone dying at 85 was that same as someone dying at 17. One can argue the ethics of (2), but together these adjustments bring the forecast deaths from the high thousands to the low hundreds.

    A Mess, But What Would We Do?

    ACT would have practiced open government. We would set up the key decisions to be made and openly invite input rather than keep to a rather narrow coterie of favoured academics. ‘The Government seeks submissions on modelling the likely spread of COVID-19 due by the end of this week. We will publish the submissions and seek criticism of them for two days then make decisions next Monday.’ That is how you harness the power of a free society, get better advice, and take people with you. The Government could have benefited from critiques like Harrison’s at the outset. The same applies to getting better testing and tracing, and so on.

    Government Is Not the Solution To The Problem…

    …Government is the problem, said Ronald Reagan. We may face a longer lockdown because the Government cannot trace people who are ill. It will not release the report it commissioned to assess its own tracing ability, but leaks say it is damning. As David Seymour argued in the Herald last week, when people say the future needs more government, we need it to do the job it has, not expand to replace parts of the economy it has destroyed.

    You Heard It Here First

    Three weeks ago Free Press argued that businesses should be able to open if they are safe, not if the Government deems them ‘essential.’ ACT kept beating the drum and, in a familiar pattern, the Nats started saying it and now the Government’s mantra is ‘safe not essential.’ The devil rests in the detail, though. It is illogical that butchers cannot open on a one-in-one-out basis but dairies can, while supermarkets remain open on a 50-in-at-a-time basis.

    A Good Week

    Besides safe not essential, ACT said MPs should take a pay cut over a month ago. We prepared the legislation to do it. We were puzzled when Trevor Mallard said he’d just phoned up the Remuneration Authority and asked for his pay to be cut. We tried doing the same and got told it needed legislation. Go figure. Now ACT has the legislation to do what the Prime Minister announced. She need only call us.

    Health And Safety Nightmare

    If you are a school principal you are liable for your students’ health and safety. A few years ago when the Health and Safety at Work Act was introduced, scared principals were putting their homes in trust. What do you do when the Government tells you to accept hundreds of kids from multiple ‘bubbles’ in close quarters? That’s what principals are asking.

    Health And Safety Nightmare II

    All company directors are also liable as Persons Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBUs). So if your staff are sending their kids to school and mixing multiple bubbles, are you liable for a COVID-19 cluster starting in your workplace? Are you liable to be shut down by Worksafe? By the way, who are Worksafe accountable to? There is no Independent Worksafe Complaints Authority such as the IPCA for the Police.

    Back To School

    Senior high school students feel the weight of the world on their shoulders. They believe (somewhat correctly, but not as much as they think) that their exam results define their life. It is insane that schools are being opened for Years 1 to 10 but not Years 11 to 13. If anything it should be the other way around but, as Auckland Grammar Headmaster Tim O’Connor has savaged the Government, they are being opened as daycare, not for learning, so they are opened for students who can’t be left home alone.

    It’s A Mess But What To Do?

    The Soviet Union gave rise to such fantastic wry humour because life was filled with contradictions. “They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work,” is Free Press’s favourite. So it is in COVID-19 New Zealand. You have to keep your students safe, and let them come to school while the virus that shut down the world is still out there. The solution in both places is freedom. Empower people to make their own decisions within the laws of the land. In this case we should let Boards of Trustees and principals (and early childhood centres) make their own decisions. It’s the only way that principals, parents, and parents’ employers are going to find a way to balance competing objectives.

    Media Contact: Andrew Ketels (021 894 284)
    or Brooke van Velden (021 193 5265)

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  27. Stuffed are asking for donations to support them in their time of need!
    I need some decent journalism, you know reporting facts and not one eyed bullshit by interviewing your keyboard. Die MSM Die!

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    • They are also complaining about those who repost their articles. Stuff should be thanking us for advertising their site with their banner on the articles we post!

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      • I get all my news from my phone WG and people in NZ should be very worried about Labour winning the next election and Grant Robertson let loose to fix and make our economy fair for all. This morning alone there have been four different articles published on Universal Basic Income and how it is needed to fix inequality with now being the time to introduce it , so beware of what will happen if Labour are able to Govern with the help of the Green Party.

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    • From RoL’s link:

      ……””We expect the majority of the information held will also regularly and automatically be deleted.””……

      And there’s a lie straight off. Governments never delete info they hold on their citizens unless it could be used to incriminate to those who wish to rule us.

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  28. $360m to build the cycleway over the Auckland Harbour bridge. Is an excessively expensive cycleway necessary in an economy heading down the drain?

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    • Time users started to pay for their pleasures
      Cycle ways have spread throughout NZ at huge cost to taxpayers ,ratepayers and NZTA ,all largely for the benefit of those who contribute little.

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    • The distance between the nearest houses and the CBD area must be several km at least. How many cyclists will use the new cycleway per day on average? What will be the economic gain to the nation to offset that $360 million.

      Wouldn’t it just be easier to give each of the 360 cyclists who will use the cycleway to commute to work a million dollars each?

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      • The recently released NZTA business model to support the harbour bridge cycle /walk way is a joke. As with modellers they have worked backwards from the answer they need and then tried to fabricate figures to support it. They have arrived at a projection that when it opens in the first year it will have a 4500 people daily use (every day of the year). Of course this figure is ridiculous but they then had the struggle to support the daily 1720 pedestrians and the 2780 cyclists. They conveniently provided a map showing where all these cyclists come from and the routes they take – this is revealing in its absurdity. For example, 133 cyclists proceed down Hinemoa Street in Birkenhead but by the time they have travelled 950m they have mysteriously increased to 251 cyclists. Then they proceed through the Little Shoal Bay Reserve where they have out of thin air multiplied to 292 cyclists .. and on it goes – all to fabricate figures so across the North Shore they can “find” 2780 cyclists. It would be funny if it wasn’t being used as the justification to spend $360m of our money.

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        • ‘Business model’ lol

          Sounds like the same business model the circle jerkers used for kiwibuild. A fucking dart board.

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        • Bet it has been through the ILM process
          Investment Logic Mapping or upmarket BCR ,
          Simply a cost benefit analysis.

          But needs much mucch more bureaucracy

          Grrrrr

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  29. Coronavirus: New Zealand, Australia’s economies ‘destroyed’ by COVID-19 responses – Jason Morrison
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/coronavirus-new-zealand-australia-s-economies-destroyed-by-covid-19-responses-jason-morrison.html

    New Zealand and Australia’s governments have attracted global praise for their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet while the countries reign in their respective outbreaks, they continue to grapple with their floundering economies – a casualty exacerbated by responses that did too little, too late, according to Australian correspondent Jason Morrison.

    The radio broadcaster says Australia’s economy has been “destroyed” almost irreparably by the Commonwealth government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, despite Australia’s measures being less stringent than those observed under New Zealand’s alert level 4 lockdown.

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    • No, it was Otago University that came up with the fucked up models that predicted the wrong thing.

      Doesn’t matter though.

      All the Academics on this are on full pay, don’t give a fuck and will support what Jacinda Ardern wants them to say. I’d wager we’re in lockdown for another 1 – 3 weeks now, followed by the announcement of a Universal Benefit if Ardern is elected again and straight into election mode.

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  30. Well done to the UK nurses, they did a get out of here corona virus haka!
    I can think of a heap of people who will get their knickers in a bunch!

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  31. Monday 20 April 2020
    Blog

    Still simmering away below all the Covid-19 virus activity is the Government’s “reform” of the Residential Tenancy Act and that’s something we should all be concerned about, writes Auckland Property Investors Association vice-president Peter Lewis…

    Written submissions on the proposed tenancy law reforms closed back in March, and oral submissions are being heard right now.

    There are calls for the Government to place all such non-urgent business on hold while the current state of emergency exists, as the restrictions now in force hamper the full and democratic procedures that normally function when Parliament is in session.

    However, despite all the other travails the country is facing, they seem to be absolutely determined to proceed with this one.

    https://www.landlords.co.nz/article/976516688/comment-the-rental-housing-conundrum?fbclid=IwAR3XGrLLGRor17kyNIO73XdIw6EQnX1nTIwutWJsWlTGoG8zyNITmf06uVc

    For at least twenty years New Zealand governments of all political persuasions have tried to “solve the housing crisis” by enacting various pieces of legislatio

    Yet not once, in my almost thirty years as a landlord, has any Government representative come to me and said “We have a rental housing problem. How do you suggest we could work together to improve the situation?”

    And I can add 20 years in my case.

    No wonder Govt. just doesn’t work for anyone.

    The Government has a choice here. They can work towards solving the rental housing problem or they can punish landlords.

    They must choose one, they cannot do both.

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  32. This is doing the rounds on overseas blogs.

    Covid 19 coronavirus: Rich Americans flee to NZ to try to escape pandemic

    As coronavirus infections tore across the United States in early March, a Silicon Valley executive called survival shelter manufacturer Rising S Co. He wanted to know how to open the secret door to his multimillion-dollar bunker 11 feet underground in New Zealand.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12326015

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  33. Meanwhile somewhere in NZ, hey Cindy, how’s the “wellbeing” of your citizens’?? Gone downhill since you proclaimed to the UN you “have this, be kind”. As PM you are responsible for the decisions that affect us, not those adoring you from international lefty enclaves. It is 2.40pm on a Monday afternoon and hubby has opened a bottle of wine while we wait for your latest well being announcement at 4pm. No PM, it is not to celebrate your announcement but rather that all your ill thought out decisions to date have made us nervous and unsettle us. You are driving us to drink literally!

    COVID-19: The cases for and against extending coronavirus lockdown in New Zealand
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/covid-19-the-cases-for-and-against-extending-coronavirus-lockdown-in-new-zealand.html

    The Government will take into account whether the economic risk of extending the lockdown in New Zealand is worth it from a health perspective.

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  34. So crude is down to US $14.00 a barrel, why are we still paying $1.93 a litre? average price in the US is $1.87 a gallon FFS, and get ready for this gouging to be right across the board in everything we purchase very soon ….Fuuuucckkk.
    It was$63.00 just a few months ago and I was paying $ 2.19 a litre ,its now a quarter of that and we are saving $26c a litre,BASTARDS.

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      • Jesus F Christ!!! 🤮🤮🤮 They really do think we are stupid and we don’t understand the implications of what is happening within this crisis.

        ” Former Prime Minister Helen Clark was interviewed for the piece, saying Ardern “doesn’t preach at them; she’s standing with them.”

        “They may even think, ‘well, I don’t quite understand why [the government] did that, but I know she’s got our back’. There’s a high level of trust and confidence in her because of that empathy.”

        Clark goes on to praise Ardern as a “communicator” and claims: “This is the kind of crisis which will make or break leaders. And this will make Jacinda.”

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    • From RoL’s link:

      ……”Clark said. “On no occasion has Jacinda ever spun out and attacked a journalist who’s asked a question.””……

      Because none of the scum have ever asked her anything that wasn’t a patsy question. It’s not hard to be PM when the MSM’s idea of interrogation consists of “will you be able to carry on with this level of awesomeness” or “can the PM confirm that potty training has commenced?”

      She’s the most powerful emetic on the planet!

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    • I refuse to read that since I see the odious Clark gets a mention, I will just go and stick my head in the great white porcelain telephone and speak to God direct.

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  35. What are they putting in Dunedin’s water?

    Associate Professor Janet Stephenson, the Director of the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago, advocates the use of Maori Astrology to guide every decision our Nation makes.

    In the night sky we can see the Southern Cross, or Māhutonga, as seven bright stars – five in the cross and two below, the ‘pointers’. By using these seven whetū as a constellation to guide every decision and every investment from here on, we would be on track towards achieving a sustainable future together.
    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2020/04/20/1133127/covid-19-has-nothing-on-whats-coming

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    • Probably more science in that than in the deliberations at the Labour Covid 19 meeting….

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    • It amazes me that the only place we find such incredible stupidity unquestioningly accepted as fact is a university.

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      • I’m amazed that Professor Stephenson hasn’t been seconded to Jacinda’s ‘War Cabinet’ yet!
        She seems just perfect for this Labour/Green trainwreck…

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        • She’s on a number of committees…
          be very afraid:

          She chairs the National Energy Research Institute, and is the New Zealand Universities’ on the Cross-Agency-Government Committee for the Ministry of Transport’s Transport Knowledge Hub.

          Current projects
          Sustainable Seas – Janet is a member of the Science Leadership Team (SLT) on the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge. She is cross-programme projects leader, with projects including how ecosystem-based management (EBM) fits into New Zealand’s legislative and policy frameworks, and an EBM case study being trialled in Tasman and Golden Bays.
          Science for Technological Innovation – Janet’s research in this National Science Challenge is looking at the potential for farmers who use electricity for irrigation to become more involved in demand response in the electricity system.
          Green Grid – Janet is a key researcher in the Green Grid research programme. The research examines how NZ’s electricity grid can be managed in future with higher levels of renewable energy, distributed generation, and consumer uptake of new grid-connected appliances such as photovoltaics, electric vehicles and energy management systems. The programme is led by the Epecentre, University of Canterbury.

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    • I wrote her off after reading whetu one; the zero carbon nonsense is surely well out the door now. We are going to need a lot more nous to get past the post Covid-19 economic crash than this star struck academic is currently offering.

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    • So basically confirmation that we are fucked, will continue to be fucked and that we should be grateful to Saint Jacinda for standing up in the mornings to grace us with some sun shining out of her arse.

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  36. First time Ive seen it live preaching. I now feel like Im 5 years old and some old Gran has just given me a semi stern talking to.

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    • Hugzilla has fallen into the mode of speaking common with all women who attain authority.

      That of a preachy, know-it-all, finger waving, condescending shrew.

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      • Just like Hitler and Stalin her ego is soaring way,waay out of control!
        How dare she wag her horrible bony finger at us and lecture us like we are fucking Schoolchildren?
        Oh and like we didn’t already know that she had banned Anzac Day-The writing was on the wall when this vile person refused to even acknowledge our D-Day veterans last year…
        History will not be kind to this revolting woman.

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    • You may never recover… I try and stay as far away from the New! Improved! Jacinda Inspired! Propaganda Machine….

      Goebels had nothing on her…. ( but have you looked closely at Images of Arderne and Goebels…. )

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      • I first made the Labour Spin/Goebbels connection a couple of years ago on Kiwiblog when a group of Schoolchildren allegedly ‘impromptu’ burst into song when she walked past them at the Airport.
        (Goebbels used to orchestrate such things for Hitler in Germany- Labour totally took a leaf out of his playbook)
        It is astonishing that people can’t see what is happening here! A ‘Cult of Personality’ is a very dangerous thing..

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        • And if she were to say, contract Covid-19 and die from it, where would Labour be then? They’d have nothing, apart from maybe the Auckland Waterfront being demolished to provide a memorial mausoleum for the mother of our nation and most honoured citizen.

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  37. “We will have police as enforcers”

    – the NZ PM says 😳

    PS: has she lost her hairbrush? Is that look shabby chic or just shabby?

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    • You think she does her own hair? The Most Glorious Mother of the Nation has plenty of servile staff who fight for the honour of artfully arranging the “worked to death” look of dishevelment.

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  38. It sounds like Winston has been given the ultimatum either put up with it or walk and like the arsole he is had no balls to argue back. It will be a interesting week to see if all NZer’s agree with her and stick to the plan.

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    • Looks like the article I read before 4pm on my phone interviewing Peters on his belief that there needs to be a balance between the CV19 victims versus damage to the economy has been wiped. I can no longer find the article.

      Oops, sorry found it.

      Winston Peters on coronavirus: ‘No value’ in saving people if social cost is ‘far greater’
      https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/winston-peters-on-coronavirus-no-value-in-saving-people-if-social-cost-is-far-greater.html

      “It would be of no value if we save a lot of COVID people in our approach – and yet during it we’ve got all sorts of things like depression, suicide, breakdowns and a whole lot of other social things having far greater social damage.”

      Peters said there is a “big picture there and it’s about balance” and that “in the end, the thing that’s going to save us is not just medical expertise, it is an economy that provides the utilities to face this crisis”.

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      • I have to ask you WG when Jacinda Ardern was talking about the Coronavirus and saying we are top of the world in this and top world in that , did you get the impression that she was saying to herself under here breath that this is all because of me ha ha.

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  39. What are the tangible differences between Level 4 and the new so-called “Level 3” (which is really Level 3.5)?
    – What is this “contactless shopping” that Mitre 10 and others are offering? I guess this only works when you know exactly what it is that you want to purchase. You aren’t allowed inside the store, I guess.
    – Same for takeaways. The Golden Swallow will still be closed under Level 3, since they are old-school.
    – We can go for a swim, but no boating?

    What will we be able to do at Level 3 that we can’t do now?

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    • ……”What will we be able to do at Level 3 that we can’t do now?”……

      Personally, I’m exactly where I was at 3.59pm. Yet if you had a business you might be able to find out whether it’s worth while salvaging. If you had a job you might be allowed back to it.

      Apart from that…….zilch.

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      • Okay.
        Looks like Alert Level 3.9 will take effect a minute before midnight on Monday the 27th.

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  40. Seriously folks ,The Chinese ambassador to Australia Cheng Zinye has said there is no reason to worry because Xi Jinping is controlling the Chinese response to the Wuhan virus, FFS , Xi Jinping was a PIG FARMER before he took over the leadership of a country with 1300 million people.
    That would be like a fish and chip cashier taking control of NZ, OH WAIT …

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    • I think you will find that Xi Jinping was a bit more than a pig farmer.
      He was born into an elite CCP family. His father, like many others in the Party, fell from grace, but the son climbed back up.

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  41. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of Nu Zulland, is awoken at 4am by the telephone.

    “Jacinda, its the Hilth Munister here. Sorry to bother you at this hour but there is an emergincy!! I’ve jist received word thet the Durex factory en Aucklind hes burned to the ground. It is istimated that the entire Nu Zulland supply of condoms will be gone by the ind of the week.”

    PM: “Shut!! The economy wull niver be able to cope with all those unwanted babies. We will be ruined.”

    Hilth Munister: “We’re going to haf to shup some in from Brutun?”

    PM: “No chence. The Poms will have a field day on thus one.”

    Hilth Munister: “What about Australia?”

    PM: “I’ll call the Aussies. Tell them we need one million condoms, ten unches long and four unches thuck. That way they’ll continue to respect the ‘All Blacks’.”

    Three days later, a delighted Jacinda rushes out to open the boxes that arrived at the Pist Office. She finds one million condoms – 10 unches long, 4 unches thuck, all coloured green and gold with small writing on each one.

    “MADE IN AUSTRALIA – SIZE: MEDIUM”

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  42. This just in from an American correspondent:

    🍯 honey the monster 🐝 • 2 minutes ago

    There once was a bug from Wuhan
    That spreads as fast as it can
    We closed down the shops, emboldened the cops
    And then the shit hit the fan.

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  43. Braybots nemesis posted another cracker video link last night and it is another MUST WATCH. Ed should put it up as another separate thread. The Dr being interviewed openly say Dr Fauci broke the law a few years ago. The USA was doing research on producing a “super” virus. The US Govt. decided in 2014 that it should not be continued so Fauci effectively outsourced the work to the Wuhan Lab with US funding !!! There is a lot , lot more.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGbYHJcMbz8

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  44. So the mule toothed communist has granted her subjects parole – with strict conditions and the threat of being placed back in custody. And fuck those smart arse medical experts and scientists who oppose it.

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  45. “We can go for a swim, but no boating?”

    Up this way, ‘boating’ means you never caught any fish.
    example: you get back to the ramp and someones asks…”how did you get on?”
    answer…”nah,…just been boating”.

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  46. This time next year the NZX will be reporting the turnip yields and the grain harvest (after checking with the political officer) of the State farms.

    Remember to shop normally as empty supermarket shelves are the fault of people buying food, not the Party.

    Don’t forget to swipe your Party Membership Card for a discount.

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      • One colour available in glorious red. Basic models only for proletariat. Sprung seating and power steering are deemed unnecessary by the Party to achieve work schedules by happy comrades.

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        • Revolutionaries will be employed to build watch towers around our coast and install check points around all our glorious towns and highways – to protect the peaceful happy proletariat from white nationalist fascists and Trump.

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        • I think it will take years to work your way up to a Tractor Comrades.
          It’s red bicycles for us lowly proletariat…

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          • I still have a Trabant. Must drag it out when I return to Aotearoa.
            HaHa I shall laugh and sneer at the peasant tractor drivers as I splutter by..
            “eat my smoke”…

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      • Back when at university the Student mag had a spread like playboy centrefold

        A good looking gal on a tractor – Olga
        turn the page- Another one
        Then the centrefold
        Just the tractor – Olga.
        🙂

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  47. Winston loses his case. No award for damages. A 1 million dollar legal bill which we, as taxpayers, will have to pay.
    Jeez he’s an expensive employee. He will say it’s is only chump change compared to the money he and the COL have gifted us in our time of need.

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  48. Returned from the grocery store with the wife.
    Took masks off.
    It turned out it was the wrong wife.
    Be attentive.

    Saw a burglar down the road kicking his own door in
    .Asked him what he was doing.
    What Jacinda said, working from home> “lol”

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  49. Winston turned 75 on April 11. How long is he going to stay on?

    With the Prime Minister’s recent successful PR campaign, maybe she will launch an election drive to secure a majority of seats. Winston does a sweet retirement deal and scuttles NZ First. The Greens are left in the dark. Simon is asleep at the wheel, and before you know it. Boom! Labour takes power independently.

    Step 2. MMP repealed.

    Step 3.The Republic of Aortic Toheroa is born!

    Step 4. President for Life!

    Simples! Let’s do this!

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  50. The wife was complaining about my DIY efforts again yesterday.

    “You useless cunt. You can’t even do a simple bit of wallpapering.”

    I said, “Come on then, what’s wrong this time? There are no bubbles, no seams, nothing peeling away. Please, oh wise one, tell me what it is that doesn’t match up to your high standards…”

    She said, “It’s supposed to go on the inside of the fucking house.”

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  51. Just overheard that a Virgin in Australia has gone into voluntary isolation. Aussies desperately trying to save her as she is the only one they have.

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    • Virgin is tax dodger Branson’s outfit.
      He with the private island in the Caribbean for mmm h&$# mhhh parties

      Queensland and Northern Territories Air Services is Australian

      Ansett went long ago.

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  52. Camel: I can work for ten days without drinking.

    Winston: I can drink for ten days without working.

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  53. Virgin Australia total collapse.
    Into administration after no buyer found.

    Cheap planes to be had.

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    • 50% of the planes in the world will be parked up in September
      Air NZ has admitted it will be 70% smaller although varying stories come out

      No-one to buy the new ones, or even the old ones.

      Boeing was up a brown creek already .
      It might be a gonner – but for military contracts

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  54. Rebuilding Paradise with Paul Henry premieres on Three and ThreeNow on April 20 at 9:30pm.

    Paul Henry on wine, being woke, food, lockdown binge-watching and Rebuilding Paradise
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2020/04/paul-henry-on-wine-being-woke-food-lockdown-binge-watching-and-rebuilding-paradise.html

    Obviously this is an unprecedented, tough time for New Zealand and indeed for the whole world. But there is an air of positivity you’re carrying into Rebuilding Paradise, which obviously also has an optimistic title. What excites you most about the rebuild?

    The possibilities. COVID-19 has forced us onto a platform on which we can explore possibilities and if we don’t explore them and miss this opportunity, I think we’ll be betraying future generations.

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  55. Most of you in bed by now, sorry I’m late again.

    Was at the spinach mine, chucking some more of my taxes into a hole. I think there’s a lot of people down that hole….?

    Didn’t get to join the nationwide climaxathon at 4pm today. Lucky that O-sen had already called it I guess.

    Must have been a large amount of tissues in use afterwards, but not for tears aye sheeple. They’ll come later.

    I get terminated Wednesday along with 6 others. That’s 7 out of 16. I get to apply for a new role that takes the place of two people. It would be a 10k cut.

    If I get it, I will be one of the lucky ones.

    The sheeple at the moment are like the rats eating the poison. Loving it, couldn’t be happier. Don’t even need to think. Jax has got this!

    Just wait and see what comes.

    Some perverse part of me can’t wait.

    Drop it on ’em Cindy!

    Drop it on ’em…….

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    • Good luck with the job Floyd. I was made redundant back in the early 1990’s and I still remember feeling devastated even though I was relieved to go as the work environment had turned to shit. Go easy on yourself, it is all out of your control.

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      • Thanks WG. I’m pragmatic about it. Not panicking or anything.

        We will be in a much better position to ride out what’s coming than a lot of others are.

        Guess that’s why I said I kind of can’t wait! The sheeple have all but asked for what’s coming.

        I hope they get it real good, and they get it real hard………

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        • People don’t realise and won’t understand for a few weeks how few businesses will be open in comparison to before the lockdown until customers find their favourite outlets are no longer there or access is severely limited. Some businesses simply won’t be viable. It’s going to be a fustercluck.

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    • Right approach, Floyd

      With a 10k drop but income you will still be bedda than average
      Gonna be 3 x as bad as 1988 – 92

      Lock on
      It will be brutal all round.

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