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  1. It appears Tracey Martin and NZ First will take every opportunity to lure the voter back to the Party as demonstrated in her post in the Herald this morning.
    COVID-19 Coronavirus: More freedom for those at higher risk from the virus. The Government is allowing over 70’s the same freedoms as everybody else under level 3 including driving to a nearby beach or swimming from the sure even though they are at a greater risk of dying from CORID -19.
    This is a significant change from last month when the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern asked only the vulnerable to stay at home while the Country was at alert level 2.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=12327549
    They must seem to think Tracey Martin’s lies are more believable than the blowhards they normally front for NZ First.

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  2. I have said this before on this blog and I wonder what will happen if this becomes actually part of the Governments and Grant Robertson plan if they get elected for a second term.
    Is Grant Robertson encouraging people in New Zealand to talk up the value of Universal Basic Income or is it a subject the Government Ministry wants to encourage.
    I am saying this because we are getting more articles through Google on our phone news with two or three different columns a day that have been published one or two years ago on the benefits of Universal Basic Income.
    https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/121269702/coronavirus-demonstrates-the-power-of-a-ubi-as-longterm-solution-to-our-failing-welfare-system
    This is one from today by Geoff Simmons.

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    • It is never explained where the magical UNicornical money comes from.
      It is a bait.
      First to tax land, much more than just at a rate-able level.
      Then to weave in ;many more taxes.
      It will always seem that it is some one else who has to pay the higher taxes, that will have no effect on the remainder of people, a sort of divide & rule.

      That Universal Basic entitlement means that at first a government after its increased and varied taxes, then also has to borrow.
      A small country like NZ, would then soon fall under the World Bank, and IMF funds that will then state that UNicornical conditions must be applied. Like euthanasia for people who have a
      “high biological age”, as Sweden does not give oxygen to elderly people, but will administer morphine in its stead.

      To make up for the lower population number, then a more amendable population through UNicornical Global Migration Pact will find suitable accommodation.
      They will feel that this country’s set up is paved with gold, and a great life is to be had.

      The government giveth, but then the government can taketh, but that will not matter as you still seem to receive.
      What people do not realize is that government can stop giving, by applying conditions, so that government gains more control, to absolute control, as your life, food, accommodation, will depend on it.
      After all it would be too easy to declare, no oxygen for you. 🙁

      Exactly as Falcon quotes below.

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      • ……” Sweden does not give oxygen to elderly people, but will administer morphine in its stead.”……

        Whereas we in religion saturated NZ do things at the other end of the stupidity scale.

        Like red lighting frail, 90 year old, barely sentient bodies in ambulances to hospitals so that they can be “saved” for God to take another day.

        Give me reality & the morphine!

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    • Mr Chappy
      you say
      ‘because we are getting more articles through Google on our phone news with two or three different columns a day ‘

      There is your problem right there!
      You let Mr ‘dont stop being evil’ Google suggest what you read.
      Ergo, it will be from their agenda.

      There is an agenda- 1800s style obedience- even 1700s style (which a lot of people left Europe/UK for the ‘new world’ to get away from. Obedience and adherence are the new goals.
      They found us.

      This 1900s style of freedom and free thinking cannot go on.
      You have been warned.

      UBI, Cashless society, detailed personal tracking of data, making private movement difficult.
      It is on!
      UBI is subsistence living.
      Back to the world of crofting.

      this bad cold thing (COVI) is a mechanism by which to achieve it.
      Less than 20 dead in NZ, more than half from one rest home.
      It is a con to achieve other results.

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  3. Elitist pop stars prove WHO doesn’t need taxpayers’ funding

    I was absolutely overjoyed that Lady Gaga and the rest of the degenerate liberal elites got together to raise some cash for the corrupt Chinese propaganda outlet that was formerly the World Health Organisation. WHO lied and people died!

    This proves that WHO don’t need funding from the USA or from NZ or from any of the other countries who are now grappling with the effects of the despicable behaviour of the corrupt and incompetent globalists at WHO (did I mention WHO lied and people died!).

    It’s so great to know that the globalist elites are prepared to do this to keep this utterly useless and corrupt supra-National quango funded – because we don’t want to anymore.

    Good on you, you kiddy-fiddler globalist elites – you want WHO, you fuckers can pay for it! WHO doesn’t need anymore taxpayer support, Trump was right to defund them.

    All he needs to do now is de-fund the UN – I’m sure the same losers will do a concert every couple of weeks to keep those bastards in champagne, caviar and first class flights too!

    In actual fact, it seems the country donations are just a front, the real big money going into the WHO is not from countries – it’s from the vaccine industry! 80% of the WHO’s budget comes from non-country “donations”. And as we know those sort of massive financial contributions never come without strings attached. No one would be surprised to find out that the Bill Gates Foundation is one of the biggest funders of the WHO.

    Small wonder the WHO has been complicit in the largest con-trick in history – the people who pay them want us all to be paying a lot more for vaccines and then want to microchip us like dogs.

    Trust the experts (even if they’re paid for by big business to fuck us all up and do the bidding of the evil globalists)

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  4. “Any government that can do everything for you can also take everything off you”

    US President Gerald Ford

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    • Government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take away from you everything you have.

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  5. Must watch: Planet of the Humans – it’ll be censored soon

    I only watched this because Alice has been banging on about it – and oh boy! I can see why all the lunatic leftards are so up in arms about it.

    Imagine the horror – one of their own. A devotee of the “Orange Man Bad” class, a wealthy Hollyweird insider, a fawning fan of Obama – making a movie that tells the truth about the Green Energy con job. Breaking down step-by-step – how the same robber barons that are behind every President (except Trump) are making an absolute fortune out of the sheeple’s belief that Green Energy = Good, when in reality every form of Green Energy is backed by fossil fuels and couldn’t exist without them. The film starts off at a totally solar powered festival – which ends up plugging into the power grid because a little bit of rain comes over and the magical solar power disappears. It shows how the big names that get trotted out to give a stamp of credibility to Green projects and Green funds – are just shilling for the usual petrochemical outfits, the big banks and the Wall St corporate raiders.

    They show how there is great fanfare with the launch of energy projects – but utter media silence a few years later when you visit the site and you see the project was bulldozed.

    And most disturbingly of all, the same big problem leaks out. Environmentalists can’t help themselves – they keep coming back to what they see is the cause of the problem. There are too many unworthy human beings on the planet and the only way (they think) for the species to survive is to reduce drastically the numbers of humans on the planet.

    Who gets to decide who lives and who dies – ahh that’s where Chinese virus comes in and toxic vaccines. If you are afraid of the natural die-back phenomenon – then the globalist elites consider it’s their duty to trigger a man-made die back to get us back to a more managable population level to support their lifestyles. They want to microchip us like dogs and put us all down!

    Watch the movie before YouTube decides it breaches their terms of service (by telling the truth).

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    • Also watched it last night. Agree with Alice and everyone else. A must watch. I did not agree with everything (population control etc.) but it rips the renewable energy propaganda to shreds. Guys like Bill McKibben come across as absolute wimps and he is just a toady to the money guys.

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      • I read Bill McKibben’s book “The End of Nature” in early 1990. I took it down yesterday and flicked through it because I didn’t remember anything of what I had read back then. I found that I had made quite a few margin notes and underlinings almost all to do with population which has been a hobby horse of mine since my first extended trip in India in 1969. McKibben used the phrase “deep ecologist” and clearly I identified as such back then, he said “some deep ecologists say that the world population should not exceed 100 million – others a billion or two – roughly our population a century ago.” My own preferred number was a maximum of 500 million but 100 seems better than a billion to me today.
        Another point I had underlined was “Religion will not end – far from it. We are probably in for a siege of apocalyptic and fanatic creeds.” Very prophetic!

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  6. I believe who wins the next election depends a lot on when it is held. I cannot see how we can have a democratic election on 23 Sept. We would have to be at level 1 in early June to allow any sort of election campaign. Does anyone know how long before an election that public election debates start? I would how long we will have before a full Parliament is allowed and political parties are able to meet in one room.

    If the election is delayed till 5 Dec those out of work will not be getting the $585/wk. The will get get a lot less on the dole. If they have a partner working full time they will get nothing. NZ’s unemployment rate was lower than Oz in Feb. If it is a lot higher in Dec voters will not be happy.

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    • My pick is that Jacinda’s electability is on a half-life rate of decay. The sheeple who are fawning over her right now, will be angry about how fucked up their lives are now that we know (from looking at Sweden) that our experts were fucking morons and we didn’t need to put our economy, our jobs, our savings, our pensions, our homes, our families on a fucking Marxist bonfire. I think the hardcore support for Labour is always going to be in the 28-36% range. What we are seeing is that sheeple are responding to:
      a) Jacinda on the tv every day
      b) the MSM paying obeisance to the Great Lyin’ Leader, and
      c) the effect of Chinese bot farm Twitter and FB outrage mobs

      I reckon right now there is an extra 15% who might vote for Comrade Cindy. But I believe that number will halve every 6 weeks from the point where we return to some semblance of normality.

      I think Labour know that. I think that is why Comrade Cindy is doing her very best to draw out the agony as much as possible. Once the veil of the police state secrecy is lifted and we see what a fucking mess is left, people will run out of patience real fast.

      Consequently, I believe that the only plausible path to victory for the fascistic CoL is to collapse the government immediately through some faux schism (probably triggered by NZ First) – fast forward to an election within 6 weeks and the lunatic left will be hoping like hell 3-5% of the sheeple will still be trusting the Jacinda fairy dust lies enough to get Labour up to their 2017 36.7% vote and hope like fuck that both the Greens and NZ First make it over 5% to scrape in with the Maori Party’s help.

      If this does come to pass – to my mind – it’s not much better than a coup, relying upon the quirks of MMP to steal an election. If we don’t have an election until December – Labour will know they’re dead in the water.

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    • The guy is right. I could not understand why the Government gave out 12 weeks subsidy in one hit. They should have given it out in one month lots.
      All businesses going back to work on Tuesday are in the same situation as this guy.

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      • The government bought itself 12 weeks within which to hold the general election? (Before the financial pain medication wears off.)

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      • Because they’re lazy, and their modus operandi is to throw untargeted money at a problem, and claim to have addressed it. The money comes from rich pricks after all.

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      • No business going back on Tuesday is going to operate efficiently under social distancing rules. Example the meat companies paying for full staffing yet only getting a minimum of 50% production.
        It is not hard to work out that this is unsustainable financially. Different businesses have requirements regarding the “no face to face” trading and 1m distancing in the workplace. I think it is 1m distancing in the workplace and not 2m as for the public.
        Given that most businesses have had no productive work for 1.25 months out of 3, it would be an astounding business which did did not suffer a 30% drop in income. I think he just poking the middle finger at the govt.

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    • What an idiot.

      His staff haven’t been working for (near enough) all of April.
      He won’t be billing for services until end of May
      He won’t be getting paid until end of June.

      That is why he was given a 12 week wage subsidy.
      I hope he’s going to enjoy his visit from the Auditors.

      Ha ha bloody ha, indeed!

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    • The qualification is that of the turnover being down by 30%.
      Well we have inmost cases lots a full 5 weeks so far.
      That means your wages are subsidized by 585 per person for the balance of the 12 weeks.
      But in that period you have also paid out 3 days as stat holidays with another one in june. So essentially that extends your wage subsidy by that four days. You are required to treat stat days as per normal.

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  7. I have just thought of a few things that might happen if Labour and Jacinda Ardern are re- elected in September 2020.
    More lies an deciet and less transparency
    Union control for workers
    More controls on free speech and tougher sentences
    A Universal Basic Income to end Social Welfare
    Tougher Taxes on rich to help pay for CORID-19
    More power to pass laws that suit Labours narrative
    Changes to Electoral Law
    CGT will be revisited if they have numbers, even though Jacinda said never again
    More powers to Police
    More money poured into Climate Change with Captains calls that will damage our economy even more
    A vote for Jacinda and Labour is not a vote for democracy.

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    • The Capital Gains Tax will be revived.
      It will be given a new name and Ardern will just spout out a lot of new lies about why it is not CGT.

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  8. The Indian summer has bouyed our spirits in Auckland, despite the lockdown.
    People are out walking with their children. Tamaki Drive has so many cyclists. It’s like a holiday.

    When will the average voter realize that a long and nasty economic winter is approaching?
    – They lose their job?
    – The wage subsidy ends and they have to apply for welfare?
    – They realize that their household income cannot cover their mortgage payments?
    – They realize that their skill set is worthless?
    – They realize that younger, smarter and hungrier people are lining up for all the available jobs?
    – Their friend’s mortgage is foreclosed?
    – They begin to get repayment warnings from the banks, insurance companies and other institutions?
    – They realize that the 30-something welfare mothers in state housing with 4 children by 4 men are actually in a stronger financial position than they are?

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  9. Why do others think Keys indirect attack on Bridges by endorsing Laxon as a future PM? The only way Luxon could be PM in the next 10 years is for National to lose the next election.

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        • Haven’t these journalists heard of “buy off the plan and flick it on after completion ” ? Every man and his dog has been doing it, all over the world, with apartment blocks for years.
          Anyway given what is coming down the tubes it was a smart financial move to do it now, even if they had thought of living in it.

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        • His timing in leaving Air NZ was impeccable.
          If you have an ANZ bank account and John Key resigns from the ANZ board, close your account!

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          • And go where.
            The best CEO they have ever had did some wrong so was sent DCM.

            Pity is that people like Key etc will never know what it topok to drag that bank from the worst to the best.
            Ask some of their long serving staff and customers.

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    • The most charitable reason Chuck would be he is just pushing Luxon’s name forward to help his electorate campaign.
      But I agree it seems a stupid thing to do, at this stage, because as you say he cannot get anywhere for about 4-5 years anyway.

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      • Ross, the only way he could be PM under 10 years is if National loses the next election. If National wins the next election they will do at least 2 terms. No National PM has every been rolled.

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        • Chuck I have said it before
          You should stay out of politics.
          You do not understand it at all.
          I am appalled that Notional are so desperate that they allow you to get involved in policy making just after you voted for Winston Peters- the man who kept them out of office in 2017.
          That is a reflection on Notional, not you.

          you say
          ‘No National PM has every been rolled.’ (sic.)
          Gosh, how is it that Jenny Shipley became PM?

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          • Good point about Shipley.

            In regards me voting for Peters. I was a National Party member when Don Brash was leader. I was appalled at how Key went back on his word to Don and how he treated him. I left the party after that. When we see how Key is now trying to help National lose to help Luxon in the future I view Key’s ethics on par with Peters.

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        • Chuck,
          Assume National lose this year and Luxon gets in as an MP. Bridges’ gets rolled in late 2020. Someone else gets to be leader. Potentially that leadership changes before 2023 and Luxon is elected and goes onto win the 2023 election. So he is PM in 3.5 years. Unlikely but possible.
          If Labour wins 2023 and Luxon gets to be leader and wins in 2026 –that is 6.5 years. So again less than 10 years.
          Having said all that Luxon does not impress me as a potential PM. Just because he lead Air NZ it does not follow that he will be a good political leader.

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          • Bob Hawke was PM of Australia within 2.5 years of entering Parliament.
            He was opposition leader for a mere 6 weeks.

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          • Ross you raise a good point. However, someone rolling Bridges now would be pretty foolish. In my view this issue of when the election is held is what matters not who is leader.

            Another point about Luxon is that he may have pissed senior MPs off with his arrogance. Even Key did not act like that before he was elected and early in his first term.

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          • Listening to Rodney Hide talking to Peter Williams on Friday he said Roger Douglas and Richard Prebble relayed a story to him when they were in Act. When they were in Labour they knew Jim McLay was going to win the next election as leader of the National party, so they started a hit campaign to get him rolled. Labour won the election and Spud Bolger became the next leader of National.

            Sir James Kenneth McLay is a New Zealand diplomat and former politician. He served as the Deputy Prime Minister from 15 March to 26 July 1984. McLay was also Leader of the National Party and Leader of the Opposition from 29 November 1984 to 26 March 1986.Wikipedia

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    • Chuck
      Luxon is out of the same mould as Key.They are globalists ,elitists, think they know what is best for everyone.Part of our ‘swamp’ if you like.
      These guys will be in cahoots with Hillary, Obama, UN and that whole cabal who want one world government.

      National are stupid promoting Luxon .They need to get rid of Goodfellow ,and all those MP’s like McClay, Bennet and co who think they deserve to rule.They couldn’t give a shit about the National Party supporters and the average Joe blow Kiwi they just want to rule for the corporates and rich listers.
      They also need to get rid of that CCP MP .

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      • Get rid of MMP.
        All Parties now are doing just what they bloody well feel like.

        Voters now have no control !

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        • Richness.
          I don’t think it is being rich that is the problem.It is the attitude .
          Look at Soros .Trying to tear down western society .But then there is Trumpy who is rich but can see what is going on.
          Someone like James Cameron. Couldn’t care that he is ‘rich’ but when he starts telling kiwis how to farm,that we should be organic etc from his ‘rich’ position I say PO.
          Some people consider themselves rich when they have nothing.

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          • Has John Key thrown a few million in the kitty to save his country?

            Look at Peter Theil. Multi billionaire.
            Builds a bunker here, fills it with goodies and…..crickets.
            Not one cent to help NZ.
            Prize elitist pricks.

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          • Old J.C.- St James of Martinborough by way of Canada/USA has to fill in his time with something.

            It does not look like he is flat out getting Avatar 2 to market.
            Sigourney Weaver will need an Avatar by then – she will be old and in a wheelchair by the time it is out !

            J.C. – four times married and divorced at 45 y.o.- has a tendency to not get on with people 🙂

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        • What is considered rich? I’ll guess.
          Rich enough to live comfortably off the return on your capital assets without having to liquidate them, and still have enough income for capital repairs and maintenance.

          Of course, if you have your health, the love and health of your family, and a sense of humor, you’ve got just about everything.

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    • I don’t think it was an attack on Bridges, it is all about context and editing and timing by the press. That was how it was portrayed but not the intent.. No different to how the msm said that Key said Jacinda was a good communicator. I call it straw clutching.

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      • Luxon has to win Botany. At the moment it is held by Ross. This is the same Mr Ross who the SFO have charged over donations.

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      • Because our country can not survive another term under the incompetent bunch running it now. They fail to deliver on most issues and think throwing money at certain sectors for equalidy will work. The senior MPs on the Blue team (plus Seymour) are head and shoulders above the COL on the competence scale. Even many Labour supporters can see their ministers are dead set useless and often a laughing stock.

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        • Natuonal is left of centre. They have failed New Zealand in every, single democratic vote we have had. They failed to stand up for free speech. They failed to stand up for property rights. They failed to stand up against Arderns police state. They are like the DPF of parties.

          If they are what people are pinning their hopes on, we are all screwed.

          Seriously, tell me which set of National only policies will change us away from socialism and towards a free society with a smaller government?

          I am open to be convinced, but need more than a downtick given their track record over the last 3 years 🙂

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  10. All the bullshit modelling / statistics are showing the world they’ve been blatantly lied to.
    The Wuhan, shit your pants killer virus pandemic, is fake. Way, way, less fatal than the flu.
    It always was.
    No more grovelling to the Big Pharma knob polishing experts.
    Call the bastards out.
    First 15 mins is enough to start pushing for an inquiry into our Government’s response / incompetence and corruption in the Health Industry.
    Dr. Erickson COVID-19 Briefing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfLVxx_lBLU&feature=youtu.be

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    • We are seeing a trend, I believe.

      If authorities around the world choose a pandemic model which excuses unheard-of wartime powers in peace time, what sort of a Climate Change model do you think they will find attractive?

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  11. UK economy crumbling;

    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/uk-economy-crumbling-under-virus-strain

    This is the blueprint we follow. All the same problems appear there as they do here.

    A lot of people truly don’t understand what is coming. The real pain is some weeks away still. More jobs will go, many more.

    My father told me that my younger cousins have said they don’t want to go back to work yet. They’re really enjoying the holiday. I think that’s indicative of a lot of people’s mindset.

    Some feel the pain now, the rest are in limbo. But more pain will come, and will be felt collectively.

    Even my sister has begun to question her reality. Long ago I made a vain attempt to help open her eyes. She once told me that she was quite blissfully ignorant, and would prefer not to know the real goings on in our world. Yesterday she posted me this and wanted my opinion;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNTHuCOjAy8&feature=youtu.be

    I replied that it was old news that numbers were being fudged, and gave her a few links to study up on.

    I hope that this is actually indicative too, that many will awaken from their slumber and start to connect the dots.

    We can only but hope.

    When will we rise?

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    • Agreed. Almost every forum has a crowd of people enjoying not working, staying at home and getting free money. They are the ones telling you to stay inside. They are also in-line for a massive shock in around 7 weeks.

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  12. Trump Administration Health Spokesman Tweets Tropes About Soros and Rothschild Family

    Michael Caputo, who advised Trump’s 2016 campaign, last week became the spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services, reportedly in part because of Trump’s dissatisfaction with how the department secretary, Alex Azar, was handling communications during the crisis.

    On March 17, responding to David Rothschild, an economist who often is caustically critical of Trump and accused Trump of “wanting to murder” people to stay in power, Caputo said that Rothschild “is an inbred elitist sphincter whose family craves control. That’s one reason why he constantly lies about President Trump.”

    On March 27, Caputo tweeted a photo of Soros captioned “The real virus behind everything,” and added skulls and crossbones.

    https://jewishjournal.com/news/united-states/314584/trump-administration-health-spokesman-tweets-about-soros-rothschild-family-tropes/

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  13. North Korea’s Supreme Leader/dictator Kim Jong-un has reportedly died, or is on his death bed with no hope for recuperation — according to media outlets in China and Japan.

    Amid reports China has sent a medical team to their communist neighbors this week to check in/advise on Kim, a Hong Kong-backed news channel’s vice director — who’s apparently the niece of a Chinese foreign minister — blasted out the news herself … he’s dead. TMZ has not confirmed that.

    https://amp.tmz.com/2020/04/25/north-korea-dictator-kim-jong-un-dead-dies-heart-surgery-reports/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR1rmf5sRQosXjqbHP6l0KleVyBXQx_zg6T9SC65w3qz_C6doYc9_UeO234

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    • Nothing from the Japanese channels. They have a lot on their plate at the moment with the coronavirus problem in Japan. If news of Kim’s death is confirmed, I will definitely pick it up from NHK and other TV channels.

      In the meantime, it’s 「ステイホーム週間」in Japan at the moment, which requests the public to “stay home” for the Golden Week annual holidays. Normally, the Shinkansen bullet trains are bursting at the seams with holidaymakers, but this year, the carriage occupancy is less than 10%!

      ス = “su” テ = “te” イ = “i” ホ ー = “hou” ム = “mu” 週間 = “week” 「 」= Japanese quotation marks.

      ステイホーム has been transliterated directly from the English “stay home.” The Japanese media often do this, because English sounds “sexy” “exotic” and “chic” like French sounds to English speakers.

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    • You could have just posted it without referring to Fruity Farrar’s Folly.
      Fruity is only referencing it.
      It is not his original work and that listless lefty does not need credit for someone else’s work.

      I left Fruity Farrar’s Folly a year ago.
      I don’t need to be reminded on a much better blog about this TDS-deranged, lefty, anti free speech, globalist fool with no Mojo since 2016.
      A creepy little Has-Been that is a part of the cloying decline of the Notional pardy.

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      • howie, I will refrain from referencing the fruity one, just so long as you don’t reference from anyone I do not like ok?

        👌

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  14. DiferentP@0904

    Concerning ‘Planet of the Humans’: There is a very slight problem; It appears to have been made by one Michael Moore, an individual who has a certain affinity towards Hollywood, the US Democratic Party , Climate Change and promotion of globalist agendas.

    Small points certainly, but important ones none the less.

    Thank you.

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    • I do not think Moore’s affiliations have anything to do with it. I do not think the doco does anything to further the CC or globalist agenda. It does the opposite for the globalists, if anything. That iswhy the left are trying to get the doco removed from circulation.

      I actually applaud their intellectual honesty –when they started, they set out to “promote” the renewables agenda but as they got deeper into it they changed their mind and presented the facts as they found them.

      Yes, they do not attack the CC scam but that was not their goal. They obviously agree with the population control agenda, which I do not agree with. Drag enough people in India and Africa out of poverty and that issue will sort itself out.

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    • Indeed Komata. It took a lot of scrunching up my nose and holding my breath for me to patronise anything from Michael Moore – but our very own Alice has been saying it’s been worth a look so I thought that one must know one’s enemy to defeat them – so I’d give it a go. Of course it’s full of the globalist climate apocalypse propaganda – but one thing Moore is consistent on is the massively corrupting influence of the super-rich (the robber barons) and he zeroes in on how once again when you peel away the layers – there are the Koch brothers getting rich out of the faux Green Energy boom.

      For me the key thing is something that we’ve seen a lot of recently and that is the lunatic left increasingly eating their own. The psychotic urge to sub-divide the whole of society into ever smaller aggrieved parties to foment unrest is beginning to reach the inevitable conclusion where they all turn on each other and hopefully we get to pick up the pieces.

      It would have been unthinkable for Michael Moore to be subject to pilloring from the left a few short years ago – now it looks like they’re going to have to unperson him and start describing him as a deplorable or of the alt-right.

      Reminds me of that graph of a normal distribution showing a tiny segment on the left coloured red and labelled mainstream and the rest of the graph – 99% is coloured blue and labelled alt-right.

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  15. Today has been very interesting to me.
    First: Tracey Martin now says over 70s don’t have to keep in lockdown in level 3, suddenly they’re ‘ok fit etc, what has this to do with Winestone getting back to Parliament aye? Just how were they to spin it if the other 70s plus were still in lockdown and there is Winestone sitting in parliament mouthing off as usual smug bastard that he is?
    Then to top it off suddenly
    Number Two: Students the PTPM’s biggest fans, suddenly find they’re still paying for their halls of residence or flat. OMG what the hell did they imagine was going to happen? People still have rates, insurance and mortgages to pay, so did the wokes think they’d get a free run? Not so grand for you now is it?
    And this is just the start of the misery and grief, wait till it really hits no jobs huge taxes to cover the money printing going on + the rain cold and windy conditions start. Perhaps a foggy day or 7. God it’s going to be a disaster for the woke, the rest of us have worked out what to expect.

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    • You think the gloss might start to wear off ‘Jacindamania’ a little when reality hits the snotty Students?
      ‘OMG Jacinda is just amazeballs- Wait- What? I have to work in a Supermarket because there are no jobs anywhere else??’

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    • We have a socialist Govt whilst the dangerous Ardern is calling the shots.

      It will not last but what scares me is what will be the end result after the dust settles.

      God save New Zealand

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  16. COL is going to spend an extra 107 million to house more homeless in motels!
    Will they be on the pigs back,
    Free housing,
    Free food bags delivered to the door,
    Why would they want to help themselves, This government does it for them!

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  17. Hot off the press, the globbys march onwards –

    After more than a month of controversy, a UN Security Council buffeted between the United States, China and Russia is finally expected this week to adopt its first resolution on the coronavirus pandemic, amid calls for intensified international cooperation………

    Yet might the permanent members take advantage of this virtual get-together to design a new post-pandemic world order………

    “Never have the world’s seven and a half billion humans felt more strongly such an urgent need for global policy,” said Bertrand Badie, a professor at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (“Science Po”).

    “At the same time, nationalism has never been as active in the world.”

    What remains to be seen, he added, is how those two countervailing forces sort themselves out.

    http://www.rfi.fr/en/wires/20200426-un-security-council-nears-virus-resolution-and-perhaps-new-path

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    • It seems that there are many worse things than the Covid-19 virus.

      …. “vulnerability and gender” and teaches a women’s studies course (at Oxford Brookes University and the University of Oxford respectively), writes in the Huffington Post that she doesn’t want Oxford developing a COVID-19 cure because researchers say rich countries will “hoard supplies” … and the UK will prioritize Britons. ….
      https://www.thecollegefix.com/womens-studies-lecturer-worries-a-uk-developed-covid-19-vaccine-will-increase-patriotism/

      Power & control, where ever it can be gained & maintained at all costs. 🙁
      or is it all shared out, at other’s people cost., so that nothing can be done.

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  18. Japanese mayor says men should grocery shop because women take longer

    “When a woman goes… it will take time,” Matsui said when asked by a male reporter about possibly reducing shoppers’ entry to supermarkets to lower the risk of coronavirus infections.

    “If it was you if you were told to get this or that, then you would go directly… and go home,” he said. “It’s also fine for men to go shopping while avoiding contact.”

    Matsui, who also said married couples should avoid going shopping together, drew criticism on Japanese Twitter over his remarks, with users saying they were sexist.

    “Japan is a country where these words come calmly out of a mayor’s mouth. Deplorable,” said one user on Friday.

    https://nypost.com/2020/04/24/osaka-mayor-draws-criticism-after-saying-women-are-slow-shoppers/

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    • Matsui used to be the governor of Osaka, but ran as a mayoral candidate in the 2019 election in Osaka, on the ticket of the Ishin no Kai party [the Japan Restoration Party] (regarded as right-wing). Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Restoration_Party so you just know that the (lefty) Japanese media will totally hate his guts.

      Matsui Ichiro is not that old by mayoral standards (born in 1964).

      Yes, he really said that ( I checked the original Japanese text) that women take longer when shopping (I guess that that they want to get the best deal, and are juggling a couple of days’ of meal plans in their heads at the same time). I certainly take my time when I go shopping because I have to follow my budget.

      Matsui assumes that a guy would get straight in and straight out of a supermarket, but the average dude would take a long time trying to find out where everything is. Matsui has gained good publicity from this, so I don’t think it will hurt his election chances (the gubernatorial election (every 4 years) for Osaka was in 2019, so Matsui has a couple of years up his sleeve).

      Matsui is a very experienced politician (he’s from Osaka for crying out loud) and he knows how to play the press. He’s up to something…

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  19. Jack, a handsome man, walked into a sports bar around 9:58 pm. He sat down next to this blonde at the bar and stared up at the TV as the 10:00 news came on. The news crew was covering a story of a man on a ledge of a large building preparing to jump.

    The blonde looked at Jack and said, “Do you think he’ll jump?”

    Jack says, “You know what, I bet he will.” The blonde replied, “Well, I bet he won’t.” Jack placed $30 on the bar and said, “You’re on!”

    Just as the blonde placed her money on the bar, the guy did a swan dive off of the building, falling to his death. The blonde was very upset and handed her $30 to Jack, saying, “Fair’s fair… Here’s your money.”

    Jack replied, “I can’t take your money, I saw this earlier on the 5 o’clock news and knew he would jump.”

    The blonde replies, “I did too; but I didn’t think he’d do it again.”

    Jack took the money.

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    • STUFF has really changed. All of a sudden “trustworthy, accurate and reliable news stories are more important…”

      They must really be in trouble…

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      • I do not think so. They have published similar articles by this guy in the past. He will be just viewed as a contrarian by the adoring fans and the rest of the MSM. Stuff will just say it shows they publish some balance, even if it is just every now and again.

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      • Print media did not get anything in the last handout so maybe there will be a few shots fired across the PTPM’s bow, just to warn her what is coming if they do not get some help OR they might be getting awoken to reality. I don’t believe the second reason.

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    • Having the same thing posted multiple times doesn’t change the fact that Stuff is still 10,000 to 1 in terms of fawning vs negative articles 🙂

      There is no change in the media.

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  20. “There are nine new cases of coronavirus in New Zealand today.” — NZ Herald.

    Let’s hope there are only a couple tomorrow. If there is a second wave of test positives, then the government might feel that it has to stay at Alert Level 3.x for longer than 2 weeks. That would really shock a lot of businesses hoping to recover.

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  21. Being Anzac weekend perhaps this blog’s watchers would enjoy reading of one of the NZ Navy’s successes in the Guadalcanal part of the Pacific campaign in WW2. HMNZS Kiwi was one of three minesweeper corvettes constructed for our Navy & operated under the direction of US Navy Admiral William F. ‘Bull’ Halsey, Commander US Pacific Fleet.

    On 29 Jan 1943 Kiwi & her sister ship Moa were on patrol when they encountered a Japanese submarine. At 96 metres long and 2035 tonnes surface displacement the I-1 was larger than both Kiwi and Moa combined. The narrative in the link below tells the story well.

    http://navymuseum.co.nz/wwii-campbell-buchanan-and-the-sinking-of-japanese-submarine-i-1/

    A photo of the bows of Kiwi after the ramming:

    http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/WH2Navy-fig-WH2Nav35a.html

    And a short biography of the skipper, one Cmdr Gordon Bridson. I’ve read everything I can find written about the man & reckon that he would qualify as a good Kiwi bastard. He was awarded the US Navy Cross one of only about 100 non US servicemen to receive it.

    https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5b41/bridson-gordon

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    • I have found a Japanese reference to the I-1 (伊一型)
      https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%BC%8A%E5%8F%B7%E7%AC%AC%E4%B8%80%E6%BD%9C%E6%B0%B4%E8%89%A6_(%E5%88%9D%E4%BB%A3)
      It’s all in Japanese, but it corroborates the account of the engagement with the NZ ships. (The Japanese records are quite extensive.)

      The I-1 was commissioned on 10 March 1926 and served in the Second World War. On 29 January 1943 during Operation Ke, the New Zealand naval trawlers Kiwi and Moa intercepted and wrecked her after a surface battle at Kamimbo Bay, Guadalcanal.

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      • John McAfee
        @officialmcafee
        NYC has had 11,000 Covid deaths.

        Tokyo, the World’s largest and densest city, has had 93.

        NYC is locked down.

        Tokyo was never locked down.

        Both have had the virus for the same amount of time.

        Why is NYC’s death rate 250 times higher than Tokyo’s?

        Something fishy here.

        https://twitter.com/officialmcafee/status/1254187423011045385

        Oh yeah. Will Smith seems to think the virus is racist.
        Nothing to do with obesity.

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        • The Japanese patients will be skinny. Elderly Japanese men tend to be fit and wirey; New Yorkers round and lardy.
          On the downside, many elderly Japanese men will have been smokers. Hypertension and other forms of cardiovascular disease (as well as diabetes) will be a problem. But they will definitely NOT be fat.

          I trust the Japanese medical data to be fairly conservative and truthful. Death in Japan will often be due to complications (typically pneumonia) brought on by the coronavirus.
          I find the New York figures to be highly suspect.
          Mind you, in Japan the percentage of positive cases who have died (death rate) among patients over 80 is around 11%. (See my reference of April 16 data (I think I posted it here on the 19th or 20th).

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      • I did a little research on L-1 but there’s not a lot to find that isn’t covered by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_L1

        But the Wiki article led to this:

        ……”Kiwi then repeatedly rammed the submarine while firing point blank with its 4-inch gun. The Kiwi’s fire capability was assisted by an unofficial 20-mm Oerlikon on its bow, which it came to possess at Noumea in exchange for two bottles of gin.[4]

        [Bridson] …gave the order to ram. At the same time he thought he’d better let the engine room know what was going on. So he shouted down the voice pipe, “Stand by to ram.” When the voice came back from the engine room, “What the hell do you mean by ram?” he replied, “I don’t know. I’ve never done it before.”[6] “…….

        I wonder what went through the mind of L-1’s skipper. Was it along the lines of “the mad Kiwi’s going to ram us”? 🙂

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        • Love it, they bought a bloody great 20mm machinegun for two bottles of gin!
          I bet that made them keep their heads down!

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        • The Japanese skipper of the I-1 Leiutenant Commander Eiichi Sakamoto had only been in command of the submarine since October 31, 1942 (until his death on January 29, 1943). He may never have had experience dealing with a ramming by a surface vessel and may have been caught off guard by the maneuver (I am speculating).

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  22. Green Party proposes $1 billion environment package to create nature-based jobs
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/green-party-proposes-1-billion-environment-package-to-create-nature-based-jobs.html

    The Green Party is calling for a $1 billion environment package to create nature-based jobs to help New Zealand recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

    The package, announced on Sunday, is designed to create an estimated 7000 jobs, particularly in regions that have been hit hard economically by the virus.

    She says investing in nature-based jobs can see more “meaningful” roles created more quickly than spending on big infrastructure such as new motorways.

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  23. An eye for an eye.

    Otto Frederick Warmbier (December 12, 1994 – June 19, 2017) was an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea in 2016 on a charge of subversion. In June 2017, he was released by North Korea in a vegetative state and died soon afterward.

    Report: Kim Jong Un left in ‘vegetative state’ following complications during surgery

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/report-kim-jong-un-left-in-vegetative-state-following-complications-during-surgery

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    • Looks like the podgy little psycho’s well fucked this time.

      I wonder what awaits the North Korean people. It could scarcely be worse but I fear it may be.

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      • The people will survive longer than the NK surgical team. They will be goneburger. 😯😯😯

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      • The Chinese love the Koreas so much that they would much rather have two of them than only one.

        Geopolitically, the Chinese will want to retain the status quo, with North Korea acting as a buffer between them and the South Koreans. I heard reports that Kim’s sister (she is officially filmed by his side a lot) will take over.

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  24. Did anyone see the item on Sunday about the US suing China for not warning the world about the virus?

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    • It is not the US Chuck.

      It’s one firm on behalf of it’s state. Around 1000 so far have signed up for the class action.

      Interesting nonetheless but as it said, it’s highly unlikely to get anywhere.

      16 trillion wasn’t it?

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      • Biden has come out and said $16 trillion is not enough. Has he any idea how much money that is?!

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    • Under which jurisdiction? The UN and WHO will side with China, because Orange Man Bad and many, many Renminbi.

      Not sure this will go anywhere, China will just laugh it off, I suspect.

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