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  1. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe Ardern couldn’t be bothered attending a dawn service last year. Given the day has no meaning for her, it’s highly disrespectful of those who have served and fallen, to leverage this solemn occasion for politicking.

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  2. Gosh its 7.29 on this most auspicious day and no posts, I did get up to hear the Last Post played, the Haka performed and God Defend New Zealand from a spare room in the house, I was surprised I could hear it however faintly. I did not walk the long drive in the dark, I didn’t wish to support the PTPM wish, that we all stand at the end of our drives. It did feel wrong not honouring the Army, Airforce and Navy in the usual way. They would all be shocked at how New Zealand is now, of that I am certain. After so many years defending our life and liberty to see how things are, I shake my head and feel shame.

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  3. This is the respect or Prime Minister shows in remberance and honour Anzac Day for those that went before us The Prime Ministers partner showed his arrogance by in my opinion not wearing a tie whilst standing with the Prime Minister.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/last-post-first-light/121235554/anzac-day-how-new-zealanders-remembered-the-fallen-from-their-covid19-bubble.
    If you are going to Politically polarize your bubble in remembrance of those that have Fallen show some respect for what they did by being dressed appropriately for the occasion.

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  4. Last nights news on TV One again saw Jessica Mutch have another crack at Simon Bridges statement about the lockdown for the umpteenth time. Well this is what I think, Jacinda Ardern could commit murder and the media would find a way to blame Simon Bridges and you only have to read Columns by Jessica Mutch and Tova O’Brien to realise this and see how much the media have invested in doing so.

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      • Jessica is married to one of Elly Mays minders so she is right up there in the pecking order. One of the favoured few allowed to attend the 1pm briefings.

        God help anyone that asks awkward questions as it’s a death sentence for future attendances.

        Presume she calls the cop by his Christian name … same the Police Commissioner being called Andy.

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    • So don’t watch it.
      You know it is crapola.
      Why bother?
      It is not ever going to inform you.

      Water is wet and MSM tell more lies than truth.
      We all know this now.
      To waste time watching it to pick holes is like the wasteful exercise of the MSM telling lies about what Trump said – it only works to perk up the TDS sufferers.
      It is about emotional response, not factual information.

      The media world is now a world of feelz and degrees of hurtiness.
      It is aimed at the level of Cindy Kardashian’s Kindy Kids.

      To quote the likes of Tova No’Brain or the other one merely gives them some validity.
      ergo, why bother?

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    • My view Simon Bridges is doing a good job, perhaps too good a job in a difficult situation for some of the current governments acolytes to easily accept.

      Carry on the good work Simon. This government needs to be held to account. We accepted, I think in good faith, that restrictions may assist handle the pandemic. But it was taken further than is reasonable. That we lost the functioning of Parliament was not acceptable when dairies and Supermarkets were able to carry on was not sound.

      I do not watch Television news. Too superficial and at present not critically examining what the government is imposing on the population. If we have a second wave we need to have Parliament fully operational to deal with that and the aftermath of the current economic disaster.

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  5. Great Great Uncle Frank.

    You fell in Belgium December 3 1917, aged 27.

    Today I remember you.

    And thank you.

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  6. I got up and listened to a Service and some musiic in my lounge whilst browsing some old family photos.
    Had a toast of Scotch in honour.
    I will remember them.
    I could hear lots of my neighbours out on the Street and felt a mix of emotions. I wonder how many were actually doing it to remember our fallen? And how many were doing it as a show of support for their beloved Jacinda?
    I doubt we will ever see Dawn Services at Cenotaphs again in this strange new Country we live in. It all seems to revolve around Jacinda’s whims…
    But I will continue to honour and remember the fallen in my own way

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    • Nice one Cap.

      We have to hold the hope that next year will be one of the most attended and remembered of all.

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    • There has only been a normal ANZAC day once in three years under ArDoom.
      33%

      Last year it was effectively cancelled for spurious reasons to honour dead Muslims in NZ notwithstanding ANZAC comes from the origins of when thousands of New Zealand and Australian soldiers were mowed down by Muslims of the Ottoman Empire in 1915.

      The perpetrator of that event was in jail but they neutered it for spurious reasons (Well their agenda, to be fair) .
      I guess that was their ‘year of delivery’ as ArDoom’s mob sees it.

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  7. Stuff and the Herald are both breathlessly reporting on Jacinda’s choice of fashion for her adoring cameras this morning.
    I rest my case re my decision not to partake in this Jacinda publicity stunt- and to honour them appropriately and in my own way.

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  8. Things must be tits over at Stuff. They have wheeled out a columnist who doesn’t parrot Hugzilla & her band of fools. Damien Grant tilts at the myth that Covid-19 can be beaten:

    …….” Over half the labour force are dependent on some form of welfare. Police roam the streets, clear the beaches and have the right to enter private houses without a warrant to prevent social gatherings.”……

    …….”We have traded agency over the minutiae of our lives to prevent a one-off jump in mortality that, as more data arrives, appears to be trivial”…….

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/121069618/coronavirus-a-challenge-to-the-wellmeaning-tyranny-of-busybodies

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    • I do not think the tyranny of the busy bodies that are threatening us is all that well meaning. There are a lot of winners out of this debacle and they will want it to stay that way.

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    • Damian Grant is generally contrarian.

      The ‘social gatherings’ bit is interesting.
      I was cycling yesterday and saw three different ‘street parties’
      Friday night drinks.

      Hey the fifth week of Home D and more than half the deaths out of one rest home.
      People are getting antsy.
      They smell the ArDoom rat.
      I guess when you get most of the people in the area to participate it narrows down who might be the Stasi brown noser who dobs them in.
      In each case had their own chairs far apart. One had a brazier going so were properly organised.

      Good on them I say.
      Neighbours communicating.
      People are smart enough to make their own decisions esp when hit with a wall of lies from Govt funded Pravda media liars.

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  9. Turned up at the end of the drive this morning with neighbours, probably on average every second house or so. My phone was playing the RNZ coverage, but there was other sound in the distance and around so a bit chaotic Initially. Someone else had a coverage which seemed better so I turned mine off, as did others and we were left with everyone listening to one radio. Nice atmosphere.
    Now tuned to the Maori TV coverage which is superb as usual.

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      • Yes I chose the Gilmour side in the divorce.

        But no doubt that the man is a lyrical genius in his own right.

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          • Saggy ,Gilmour is a genius in my opinion,the saying goes “Gilmour lost his hair and Waters lost his voice” I have every album they ever put out right from The piper to endless, my absolute favourite is the division bell which Waters thought was written about him by an angry Gilmour,Gilmour denied that but the lyrics certainly lean in that direction.
            To be fair Waters always thought everything was about him ,thats what caused the problems IMHO.
            Google ,gilmour guitarist extraordinair,

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  10. Now to things serious for a moment.
    Its seems those good looking horses that Winston has been breeding with his mates are in serious jeopardy. Look out for another big hand out.

    For many horse racing is hardly more than entertainment or a Saturday afternoon punt. For thousands of New Zealanders it is their job, their only source of income.

    For centuries it’s been known as the sport of kings, a handle dating back more than 200 years, but in New Zealand racing there are few kings and plenty of paupers and with the global Covid-19 pandemic having shut down racing — like all other professional sport in the country — many participants fear they won’t survive in an industry which has been their lives.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12327458

    Racing’s financial engine, the TAB, admit they have no idea yet how big a hole the enormous loss of domestic racing and almost all sports betting income will leave them in.

    As the industry seeks emergency Government assistance to restart and stay open, the Herald speaks to some of the who depend on it to live.

    “Australian racing is flying and kept going through Covid-19 whereas things are only going to get tougher after we stopped here,” says Greene.

    “We have four kids and love it here but if our situation was different we would be gone to Australia.”

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    • As much as everyone mocks and sneers at Racing getting Government assistance it should be pointed out that about 12,000 people are employed by the industry…
      Just sayin’

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      • Well wouldn’t you think all them Large donations that Winston took to formulate a new beginning for the TAB and selected Racing clubs as had been alleged through the money ending up in the NZ First Foundation , that it would be better to reimburse it back to those that now need it.

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      • And 400,000 employed in tourism.

        plus however many in bars – last count I heard in 2010 there were 2,500 bars in Auckland alone

        plus restaurants – most of whom will go under

        Or real estate agents – about 15,000 registered as of late last year.

        Car yards,- less money people will trade up less often – as O-Sen commented recently about the upgrade of cars since he arrived in the country

        Rugby Australia looking at a AUD120 million loss/hole
        Rugby NZ ??

        There are few industries that are not in trouble.
        I struggle to see why a sunset industry like horse racing should get special treatment.
        Also I struggle to see why it has a Cabinet Minister in 2020 when there is no Cabinet Minster for Sailing, or Cycling, or Rowing when these are things NZ excel in on the world stage.

        Minister for Racing- smacks back to the 1950s or even 1920s- Rugby, Racing and beer.
        It is time to put Racing in perspective and I have enjoyed many evenings at Alexandra Park but that was in the 1980s when there about 5-6 meetings a week.
        That is more than a generation in the past.
        Racing took a massive downturn post 1987 and has not recovered.
        It needs to be let go with dignity.

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  11. Will there be any funds left for Robbo’s upcoming budget. Shake that money tree extra hard Robbo.

    Mental health services get fast-tracked with new funding
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/04/mental-health-services-get-fast-tracked-with-new-funding.html

    Health workers are breathing a sigh of relief as the Government ramps up its mental health response amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

    A further $40 million is being invested into 100 new free mental health and addiction services, on top of the 22 already existing across the country.

    Health Minister David Clark said many people right now would be ” feeling distress or anxiety about the future because of COVID-19″. The country has been in lockdown since late March in an attempt to wipe out the disease, which has killed nearly 200,000 people worldwide and 17 Kiwis.

    “We want people to know that it’s normal to feel this way in times of uncertainty, and that there is free support available for people to talk with a professional.”

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    • How helpful are “mental health and addiction services” in New Zealand?
      Seriously.
      Does anyone have any anecdotal evidence that they are effective? Under what circumstances?
      Do you think that more mental health and addiction services will be helpful to “ordinary” people who have lost their jobs, and who are under severe financial pressure for the first time in their lives and who have never spoken to any provider of mental health and addiction services before?

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      • It’s a growing industry. Build it and they will come. Free of course for as many sessions as you require. Meanwhile keep living your f*ked up lives that are causing your anxieties in the first place. //

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        • You comment suggests that the best way is to change your “f*ked up lives.” I agree.
          But where to start?

          There are so many variables.

          – Your age
          – How many dependents you currently support
          – How big your mortgage or other debts are
          – Your savings/assets (insert Tui add here)
          – Any pre-existing physical or mental health issues
          – Your ability to make money (either for yourself or for an employer)

          Con you think of any other key factors that determine/constrain your ability to change your “f*ked up life”?

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          • As one who has simplified our lives for the better it is much more difficult than it sounds. You need to set a goal and be committed to it, have the resources and not spend on incidental crap, and you need to have the patience to deal with any setbacks. I have a sister who has been complaining about her life for the past 15 years but has not made any real effort to reach where she wants her life to be. I think she hopes it will all just fall in her lap if she complains enough but is still running around in circles wailing “poor me”. The family are all sick of her. While she votes National she is open to any freebees going and would gladly receive a government basic universal income so she no longer has to go into the job she hates. She can’t live the champagne lifestyle she desires a beer budget.

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            • Agree 100% WK. You must set a goal. Fail to plan..plan to fail.
              I set mine in motion in 2005 after my first trip to Thailand. Fell in love with the place. Roll forward to July 2017 , retired here aged 52.
              Most things can be accomplished if you have the drive to follow your dream.

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      • I would think in certain instances they are helpful.

        However it is like the “man from the government, I am here to help you”.
        Yeah right.
        If any finance company, bank, credit agency gains knowledge of this problem, then see how well you fare then.
        Will you be able to extend your overdraft for business as easily?
        Will you with your deposit be given the same loan as some one else in the same status for a house?

        Of course there is a converse, maybe more elegible for benefit, plus accommodation.

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    • Predictions for the budget

      Rational minded folks will be expecting massive cost cuts to the public service as the son of a fraudster tries to fix up the $30 billion dollar hole in the national accounts that will arise from the CoL’s mis-handling of the faux Covid psy-op attack.

      But a little bird tells me that ‘fiscal prudence’ is not something that we can expect from the CoL. We are not going to see any trimming of baselines for the public service. We’re not going to see any focus on improving the quality of expenditure. We are going to see the Venezualisation of NZ accelerating.

      I have no source on this but my prediction is we’re going to see a punishment budget – one that has the effect of driving the productive sector into the ground (it’s not bad enough that it’s on it’s knees right now). Rational minds would think that tax cuts will be considered to incentivise recovery – perish the thought. I predict just the opposite. I think the this is the perfect opportunity for the mad Marxists in government to try on a 50% plus top tax rate on anyone earning over $100k (some mental gymnastics are going to be required to keep funnelling WFF bribes to some Labour voting households – but I have confidence they’ll try it on). I also predict that there will be an increase in GST – I think we may see 20% GST. Also – I think 10 %CGT will be brought in as a “temporary emergency measure” we all know what that means – once it is brought in – it’ll never be lifted.

      In short – I believe the Covid19 budget will drive the productive and wealth-generating members of society off shore.

      Achieving the complete collapse of our economy.

      Brought to you by MMP. ( I have to go now – got to start getting the house ready to sell)

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      • Having predicted this in many conversations with a very wide circle of people since 2017 I am not surprised NZ is at the top of the economic hydroslide. With Covid, the chess board has been set and the taxpayers are in the front row. Prep now, get rid of any debt, buy some gold get some iron over your doors as Venuzuela is going to.loom out of the mist. We are in for a bumpy ride If I was MSM in this country I would keep my head down there are going to be some extremely fucking angry people looking for someone to blame for this shambles. They are front and center followed by the incompetent individuals masquerading as a government

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  12. This is great. Big cracks appearing in the Greens or is it another media beat up, like the attack on Bridges’ leadership ? Are Labour trying to manipulate things with the help of their media mates to get Labour in on their own ? If that is right then I think that is good for the centre – right because I cannot see them succeeding.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121235996/leftwing-green-faction-wants-to-axe-coleader-james-shaw-and-eugenie-sage-and-chle-swarbrick

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  13. Okay, so we will soon move from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3.x (where “x” is the unknown).

    What will you be able to do at Level 3.x that you cannot do now?
    – Go for a drive in the countryside (but how far?)
    – Make a non-contact pick up of a takeaway? (Is this like a drive through?)
    – Visit your aging parent(s)?
    – Invite your mates over for a beer? (Maybe not?)

    What are you looking forward to doing at Level 3.x that you haven’t been able to do for the last 5 weeks?

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    • KFC. Want to go to building supermarket to get a tin of paint as I don’t think courier would carry it!

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    • Finally the order forms for some parts will go through, to a company that went into lock-down, so that some essential repairs can be done.

      Once those parts arrive? then repairs can be started.

      That is if those parts are not already bespoken for?
      That is if transport to the warehouse or hidden under a back log of containers?
      Remembering that every body will be working busy, but going slower than a “go-slow” with a work to rule, with the overarching precautionary safety & health.

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  14. The Democrats are eating their own if they show any support for the President.

    Donald Trump Jr.
    @DonaldJTrumpJr
    ·
    Apr 24
    What a joke. Remember folks, the narrative can only be against Trump and if you break those rules the left will turn on their own.

    Democrats plan to censure lawmaker who credited Trump for COVID-19 recovery

    Read Pam Besteder’s editing of the main paragraph.

    https://twitter.com/pambesteder/status/1253423010809167881

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  15. Covid- 19 Press briefing.
    DHS Under Secretary for Science and Tech.
    William N. Bryan.

    Increased temperature, humidity, sunlight, are detrimental to SARS-COV-2
    in saliva droplets on surfaces and in the air.

    Condition — Temp — Humidity — Solar — Half life

    Surface: — 21- 23 C — 20% — None —– 18 hrs
    Surface — 21- 23 C — 80% — None —— 6 hrs
    Surface — 35 C ——— 80% — None —— 1 hr
    Surface — 21- 23 C — 80% — Summer — 2 mins
    Aerosol — 21- 23 C — 20% — None —– – 60 mins
    Aerosol — 21- 23 C — 20% — Summer – 1.5 mins

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    • “Aerosol — 21- 23 C — 20% — Summer — – 1.5 mins”

      So that’s why we have done so well in New Zealand!

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      • And it would be great weather to have quarantined & monitored those incoming travellers, with caravans, motor-homes and even tents.

        The whole of March was glorious weather to have done that, and even more earlier in February.
        Would not have needed this back breaking level 4 alert lock-down of the economy, that will cost NZ dearly for years to come.

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    • So the nannies are once again wrong & sunlight destroys germs & viruses. Quell surprise!

      The current phobias about keeping people out of the sun do my head in. Okay, tanning until you go black was probably never a very good idea but humans were designed to need sunlight. The light skinned blondes & redheads of the Northern hemisphere developed to maximise the effects of the sun.

      Now all we ever hear for nine months of the year are the shrill whines of “slip, slap, slop” & non musical jingles for sunscreen. In another couple of decades instead we’ll hear the sound of snapping bones as the kids of today, morbidly obese, chronically short of Vit D & deprived of the joys of the outdoors get older.

      Moderation in all things isn’t a bad mantra. Except for nannies & know-alls for whom a no bag limit, open season of about ten years should be announced immediately.

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    • UV lights have beenan obvious for ever and there are other options around as well.
      There are a number of products that can be sprayed or fogged.

      Biggest problen is getting approval through out regulators who generally favour drug vcompanies.

      then there is Ultrasonic cleansing as the dentisits do.

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      • Thats the point V2. It was always known.
        We’ve cow towed to a bunch of people looking to accelerate illness and death by locking us inside.
        It’s obvious, the destruction of economies was the goal.
        And we certainly know why.

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  16. Cindy decided she had enough on TV so there is no report on Stuffed or the Herald today

    However, Spinoff released the figures. One more death of someone with other conditions and 5 new cases and 23 more recovered.

    On a per million basis NZ is still behind Oz. Let us compare unemployment. In early to mid Feb NZ was 4.2% and Oz was 5.3%.

    I would bet that in a few months NZ will be a lot higher than Oz.

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  17. Recently, President Trump visited and made deals with India.
    Initially, a couple of months ago, and again recently with one of their Pharmaceutical company’s.

    Sun Pharma.
    https://www.sunpharma.com/

    At the same time a meditation video was being promoted on You Tube to help people relax and tame their anxieties.
    (The band, which I posted last week when the discussion was about the WHO and The Cure, made the video)

    Above & Beyond – Rotations
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAfWVBvfMek

    Sun > Above and beyond > Same logo.

    The President also recently mentioned “disinfecting’ internally.

    Aytu BioScience Signs Exclusive Global License with Cedars-Sinai for Potential Coronavirus Treatment
    Monday, April 20, 2020 8:00 AM

    “Our team has shown that administering a specific spectrum of UV-A light can eradicate viruses in infected human cells (including coronavirus) and bacteria in the area while preserving healthy cells,” stated Dr. Pimentel of Cedars-Sinai. Ali Rezaie, MD, one of the inventors of this technology states, “Our lab at Cedars-Sinai has extensively studied the effects of this unique technology on bacteria and viruses. Based on our findings we believe this therapeutic approach has the potential to significantly impact the high morbidity and mortality of coronavirus-infected patients and patients infected with other respiratory pathogens. We are looking forward to partnering with Aytu BioScience to move this technology forward for the benefit of patients all over the world.”

    https://www.accesswire.com/585857/Aytu-BioScience-Signs-Exclusive-Global-License-with-Cedars-Sinai-for-Potential-Coronavirus-Treatment

    This is literally the light at the end of the tunnel.

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  18. Newly Filed Court Documents Include Exculpatory Evidence For Michael Flynn

    The new documents, which were filed under seal by the Department of Justice Friday, allegedly include exonerating evidence about Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his conversations with foreign diplomats as Trump’s top incoming foreign policy adviser and is currently attempting to withdraw his plea, as well as evidence of malfeasance by the FBI during its investigation of Flynn.

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/04/24/newly-filed-court-documents-include-exculpatory-evidence-for-michael-flynn/#.XqMnsV4mrpI.twitter

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  19. I don’t think New Zealanders are treating this Chinese virus with the seriousness that it deserves.

    As of today, a full 1461 people are feeling a bit poorly and 1117 of these are actually confirmed to have it. The fact that 1118 people have recovered doesn’t alter the fact that lots of people are feeling out of sorts at the moment. When you add to these huge overwhelming figures the horrifying fact that there are a massive seven people in hospital and eighteen people have died of with it, you can certainly see the serious predicament that our country is in.

    Given these horrific statistics, it is obvious that the only way to save ourselves is to totally destroy both our economy and our society. I mean, it stands to reason, right?

    By ignoring this virus until the very last moment and even then refusing to close our borders while putting the whole country into house arrest, our ‘government’ was able to cleverly fool this virus into behaving as if New Zealand had an extremely healthy population. It’s almost as if we were well fed, socially safe with no (actual) poverty and the beneficiaries of an extremely good health care system…… but this couldn’t possibly be a factor to consider, could it?

    Anyway, after this is over, New Zealand certainly won’t have any of these societal attributes, so it’s a very good thing that we’re ‘eradicating’ this first hamfisted attack by the Chinese, right?

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    • You forgot to add Dave, that while have been locked a further 3000 (approx) Kiwis have died from other causes.

      Maybe we should tell the PM we should be in lock down for good /sarc

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    • Good post Dave
      Exactly as it should be read.

      12 people died in car accidents on the weekend 22/23 Feb 2020
      No shutdown.
      More than half the deaths are from one rest home.
      It is barely a ripple.
      At this stage White Is Dec 2019 killed more people.
      More died from Swine flu 2009 than now and I was not even aware of it then – 35 people.

      It was always to smash the economy.
      Now we have a sick situation where the public servants have it best – job security plus 100% norml pay.
      That is a poor leading indicator.
      Plus Auckland council is one of the best three employers in Akl for salary- with job security.
      It is very sick and few understand what it will be like in 6 months.
      The media filth will not tell you.

      Should there be an election in Sept and National take the

      treasury bench you can bet the media scum will blame them for everything.
      They will probably put it on John Key- so stooopid as they are!!

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  20. Prime minister needs to be held to account over coronavirus claims
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/121206976/prime-minister-needs-to-be-held-to-account-over-coronavirus-claims

    At least one journalist should have asked the prime minister why she thought it was acceptable to use “elimination” in her public speeches, when her intended meaning of the word is different from the accepted everyday use and understanding. It is fair to say our news media – or at least our political journalists – can do a better job.

    During the Covid-19 daily briefings I’ve found myself yelling at the TV screen and sometimes even throwing things at it. Why? Because our journalists seem far too chummy with the prime minister instead of fulfilling their role as the watchdog for society.

    A healthy democracy requires the news media to hold power to account, regardless of who is in power, and to question government decisions, just like when the prime minister says: “Elimination doesn’t mean zero cases, it means zero tolerance for cases.”

    And did any journalists at the briefing query the prime minister about her claim? Not one. They just took what she said and regurgitated it to the masses – to us. Whatever happened to fact checking?

    When the prime minister announces New Zealand has “one of the highest testing rates per capita in the world” and it goes through the media unchallenged, we’re inclined to believe it.

    For the health and wellbeing of my TV, I hope the news media will start holding power to account. If journalists can’t find the motivation within themselves to ask critical questions of the prime minister, perhaps they should imagine she is Simon Bridges.

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    • Since when has St Jacinda of Te Aroha EVER been held to account for her endless stream of lies?

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  21. Man who admitted assaulting two teen boys at Young Labour camp to keep fighting for name suppression
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/man-admitted-assaulting-two-teen-boys-young-labour-camp-keep-fighting-name-suppression

    The 22-year-old stood trial in September last year accused of indecently assaulting four teenagers – two males and two females.

    His trial came to an abrupt halt when he reached a plea deal with the prosecutor – pleading guilty to two charges of common assault against the two males, for events that took place during a party at the camp near Waihi at the start of 2018.

    At sentencing, Judge Russell Collins said the gravity of his offending was low and wasn’t for any sexual gratification, before discharging him without conviction.

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    • No 22 yr old & few families have the resources to keep fighting to Court of Appeal level. They must be up to $50K to get this far & the bills will be just starting.

      It must be going to wound Labour deeply.

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      • I wonder if the 22-yr-old is a trust-fund baby from a wealthy Labour family? (Just throwing it out there for discussion…)

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        • There is no chance in a fucking blue hell that this person is ever going to be named!
          People affiliated with the Labour Party are a ‘Protected Species’…
          Move along- nothing to see here…

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    • I must ask the Judaical Conduct Commission why Judge Collins has not been about to address my complaint. i must remind everyone the sexual predator is not the son of a Labour MP.

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  22. A doctor examined a woman, took the husband aside, and said:
    “I don’t like the looks of your wife at all.”

    “Me neither, Doc.” said the husband. “But she’s a great cook,
    a wonderful mother to our kids, and is fantastic in bed.”

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  23. Richie McCaw shows off bagpipe skills with Amazing Grace rendition for Anzac Day

    Like many Kiwis around Aotearoa, All Blacks great Richie McCaw got creative to mark Anzac Day.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/richie-mccaw-shows-off-bagpipe-skills-amazing-grace-rendition-anzac-day?auto=6151978411001

    In a video posted to Instagram by his wife Gemma McCaw, Richie whipped out a set of bagpipes to perform Amazing Grace.

    “At 11am today, pipers across NZ & Aus joined to commentate ANZAC day with a rendition of Amazing Grace. Lest we forget,” Gemma wrote.

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  24. When the prime minister announces New Zealand has “one of the highest testing rates per capita in the world” and it goes through the media unchallenged, we’re inclined to believe it.

    This can lead to a false sense of security regarding infection risk and it unjustifiably lends weight to the Government’s argument to lower alert levels.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/121206976/prime-minister-needs-to-be-held-to-account-over-coronavirus-claims

    And did any journalists at the briefing query the prime minister about her claim? Not one. They just took what she said and regurgitated it to the masses – to us. Whatever happened to fact checking?

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  25. The Gates of Hell.

    Bill Gates backing plan to stop climate change by blocking out the sun
    13/08/2019

    It sounds like a wacky idea out of science fiction – but it’s backed in part by billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates and top scientists from Harvard.
    The researchers believe that a fleet of specially designed aircraft could spray sulfate particles into the lower stratosphere to cool down our planet and offset the effects of climate change.
    A test of the technology has been proposed for this year, the Daily Mail reports, with the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) seeing a bag of carbonate dust released into the atmosphere 12 miles up.
    If that experiment proves successful, the researchers will move on to releasing the dust from planes.
    The researchers suggest that jets flying 12 miles up would complete over 60,000 missions in 15 years, starting with a fleet of eight and moving up to 100 planes.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technology/bill-gates-backing-plan-to-stop-climate-change-by-blocking-out-the-sun/ar-AAFKQVN

    Harvard Scientists Are Really Launching a Sun-Blocking Geoengineering Experiment
    A proposal to spray particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and lower temperatures is actually getting the green light.
    DEC 5, 2018

    If we’re not going to stop climate change by reducing emissions, then we’re going to have to engineer some outlandish way to save civilization—that’s the basic logic behind geoengineering, which researchers in certain circles have been talking up for the past ten-plus years. Now, somebody’s actually going to try it, at least as a small-scale test.

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a25401599/harvard-stratosphere-particulates-geoengineering/

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    • Is the same Bill Gates who spent US$43 million on a beach house near Malibu ? Doesn’t he believe the BS about rising sea levels?
      This guy, with this and his vaccine work is proving to be a menace.

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    • I have no problems remembering the scientific revelations of the 1970s when there was earnest discussion about the merits of dumping soot over the polar ice to counter the effects of global cooling.

      The proponents were no less nor more certifiably insane than the Climate Change jerks of today.

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