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  1. This is for the sheep followers of our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who spew the message of kindness , when really she doesn’t caring bone in her body.
    CORID-19 Coronavirus Invercargill teen dies of suspected suicide, Family unable to say goodbye.
    A distraught Invercargill mum was forced to kneel down in mud and kiss her son goodbye through a unzipped body bag after he died in the first week of lockdown.
    Police held up a blanket so neighbours could not see Angela clutching on to her 18 year old son Body with tears streaming down her face , not wanting to let go.
    It would be the last time she saw her youngest child –
    because of level 4 CORID-19 restrictions as Funerals were barred.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/health/news/article.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=12330375
    No Family should have to be put through this trauma all through a power freak thats only thoughts are about herself and how many votes she can drain out of a tragedy.

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    • After reading the Ferald news report on this the PTPM vicious bitch that she, is said she would personally respond to the mothers email????? Well that will make it bedder for the family of this poor desperate boy won’t it? She is the most narcissistic bitch that’s ever walked in NZ. To quote the mentally very strange Sinead O’Connor….”Nothing compares to you” PTPM

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      • That reminds about some churnalist writing about how good the female leaders are because they have no ego.

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      • Prince write the song ‘Nothing compares 2U’ in 1984 during his highly creative period.
        He had so much output he could not record it all.
        He did not much like O’Connors version.

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  2. This was copied from KB’s General Debate page of 10 May 2020, but despite that, I believe it’s an accurate assessment of our current situation in NZ.

    ‘Pheobe

    A friend put this post up. Which im sharing its worth reading. And you don’t have to agree or even like what has been said. That’s called freedom. Also posted on FB.

    Three weeks into lockdown a friend called to tell me he disagreed with my stance on the situation we are in (which I respected) and then last week called me to tell me changed his mind – because he had just been made redundant. This is the issue we face; we all think it is going to be ok, we all think there is hope right up to the point that we’ve dug our own grave and are kneeling in front of it and by that stage it is too late to do anything.

    The issue we face is that we are not honest with each other and we often censor ourselves for fear of being singled out; or fear of the social or economic cost that we face for opening our mouths and speaking our hearts and minds to the world.

    So I will be honest with you and I encourage you to do the same because your silence is the acceptance of what is being done to you.

    My business was going well right up to the point where mass hysteria and blind obedience collapsed our economy. We all wanted to ‘do the right thing’. We went into lockdown with fear being poured into us from the radio, print, internet and TV. A fear so great that people willingly exchanged their freedom for safety and if you don’t know the old adage about that: when you exchange your freedom for safety you end up with neither.

    I take no pleasure in stating that I have had to make 3 of my team redundant. I wanted to throw up before, during and after the phone calls. These are people who have been with me for quite some time, people I have shared laughter, tears and the highs and lows of working in architecture. These are people I care about, people I have spent more time with than my own family. They are not a commodity to be traded or a tool to discard. These are people who have lives and were reliant on me to provide them with honest work and we are all proud of what we achieved together.

    I have failed them according to MP Deborah Russell of the Labour Party because I was not prepared for the wanton destruction wreaked upon my country’s economy by the Labour led coalition Govt.

    I am uncertain (as I assume most of you are) about the future. I have no idea what will happen to my business, my remaining team or what the true social and economic cost will be. I am certain that the pain coming will be unbearable for many. I am equally certain that the true death toll of this virus will be measured in the suicides to come.

    I know many people believe that our Prime Minister did a great job and I also know that there is extremely little in the prime-time mainstream media being said on the contrary to that belief.
    To those people, there is nothing I can say to change their minds on a platform like this. They believe verbatim what is told to them and revel in the idea that what has been done is righteous and just. No meme, no comment and no statistic will change that for them in this partisan echo chamber.
    This is because we have a persuasive and pervasive media which does not allow any divergence from the narrative and actively silences the alternative opinion or uncomfortable truth by simply not presenting that side. Dissenters are de-platformed when facts run counter to the narrative. I saw this during the firearms rights protests last year and I see it again here; right now we need a strong and independent media to stand up and ask the tough questions instead of falling over themselves to heap praise at the feet of their starlet Prime Minister. Yes, there are some dissenters in the mainstream media but just look at how few they are and how little of a voice they have. There is no debate. The answer is clear, and the answer is being forced upon you whilst you sit in house arrest, remaining fearful.

    “This is our new normal” is the quote de jour but this is anything but normal and this signals the complete upheaval and inversion of our society. We have not seen something like since the Great Depression. This is the end of our way of life and yet we sit on our hands, at home, afraid of speaking out and afraid of a virus which may be as deadly as the flu but likely is less so. You are watching the televised death of Western civilisation as the economy crumbles at your feet.
    Some people rejoice in the destruction of our society, believing that this will be the great re-balancing of our world where those who feel downtrodden will now become empowered. This is what happened in the Soviet Union and much like the Soviet Union, we have already seen the Police exercising new powers and people actively reporting others for perceived transgressions of the lock down ‘laws’. Sadly, they see themselves as doing the righteous thing when in fact they have done the opposite.

    In any great crime, they say to follow the money. I could talk about China, vaccine patent owners like Gates and a plethora of other things but people forget that there is one other major motivator in crime, POWER.
    So follow the money but also follow the power’.

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    • Talking of power. This admission this morning.

      The Beehive scrambled to retract a leaked email in which an advisor to the prime minister told colleagues to “dismiss” questions about its coronavirus response.

      The prime minister’s office now says the email — which was provided to press gallery journalists hours after the Government publicly released hundreds of Cabinet papers — was a “clumsy instruction”.

      Stuff can reveal the Beehive asked public servants to delete the email, after it was wrongly sent beyond parliament’s walls.

      The email from Rob Carr, a senior ministerial to the prime minister, was sent to the staff of Government ministers and to staff at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) who had worked on making public the documents.

      https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/121465406/coronvirus-beehive-scrambled-to-contain-email-telling-ministers-to-dismiss-questions-about-covid19-response

      What more cam we say. Time this govt. resigned and allowed us to chose another.

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      • Of course, we all know that throwing Rob Carr under the bus is just about the only way to put the “Gag Order” under damage control. As usual, the lie is wrapped in a small bit of the truth. Everything that was in the message was exactly right and as intended – the only thing that was “clumsy” was that it was accidentally forwarded outside of the Beehive political bubble to officials at DPMC as well,

        And thus the PM is provided with sufficient “plausible deniability” to do her usual trick and lie like an Alabama hooker about it.

        And while we’re at it, is this the same Rob Carr whose wife is standing as the candidate in Wanganui who incidentally is also an Investigator at the supposedly politically independent Office of the Privacy Commissioner? The supposedly politically independent Privacy Commissioner who came out in support of the Friday document dump that is universally agreed to be deeply cynical.

        So many left wing political activists hiding in the supposedly neutral but chardonnay socialist-filled left-leaning public service?

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        • “As usual, the lie is wrapped in a small bit of the truth. ”

          Correction ( for this case) : ” As usual, the lie is wrapped up in the truth”

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    • Thanks for that Komata.
      It is good to see that author being aware from the start.
      The ‘joke’ in the early 1990s was:-
      a recession is when the neighbour is unemployed; a depression is when I am unemployed.

      The author did one thing I have been seeing for the last 3 to 4 years.
      Language.
      Person says
      “we all think it is going to be ok, we all think there is hope right up to”
      This is recent language by using ‘we all’
      This is now used by media and in interviews.
      It is the language of exclusion
      not the language of inclusion
      It says ‘groupthink’

      If you are not IN groupthink you are an outcast.
      This is the division in society that the feminazis and likes of Massey Agricultural College use.
      The crooked Australian media use it a lot. Their misguided attacks on Morrison last December during the bushfires often started with ‘we all think Scott Morrison should…. ‘
      Actually we do not all think that. It is deliberate and intended to ostracise those who do not think it.
      It is nasty stuff.

      Listen to media bullshit ‘We all’ hate the orange man; ‘we all’ were surprised by this; ‘no-one knew’ this was going to happen…
      It is groupthink. It is 1984-type language.
      It is wrong. Be careful.
      You do not know what other people think most of the time and can only speak for yourself.

      Otherwise, good awareness by the author.
      Especially the highlighting the massive wall of fear-mongering by the compliant media.
      No questions asked and all on false ‘data’

      It reminds me of the scene in ‘Tombstone’ Wyatt Earp/Kurt Russell
      A guy with a gun in his face while Earp says
      ‘You called down the thunder well now you got it’
      The intensity and complete focus was the same as the trickery used by the combo of Govt/Media filth with the Stasi as the weapon of enforcement. 90 secs.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohw1uI1NsmU

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  3. Newshub poll. Should we go to Level 2. Currently 70% say YES. What is the matter with the other 30%. Do they have mental issues, hate their job, hate their boss, don’t want to work or just plain brainwashed and fearful. I know my neighbours are on the pension and one on the dole (having finishing up his seasonal work) and could not care less if the country is lockdown for the next six months.

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    • A lot of them will be enjoying a holiday on the wage subsidy. They won’t be so keen when they realise there isn’t going to be any work for them after the subsidy runs out.

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      • I am amazed they cannot realise that. Maybe because New Zealamders are so used to decades of the “government” providing for them their self-reliance and thinking has been bred out of them.

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    • I am on the pension in my 70s and definitely do want the country back to full working order. Get rid of this useless government get things back without fear or favour and let us get this country back to how it was before this debacle of a col decided to F**K things up. The sooner the better. The 30% are dole bludgers and Liebr supporters perhaps fully paid up members who received an extra $25 a week and are now so full of fear that they are unable to make any decisions for themselves.

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      • Lizziep, getting rid of this government would be a great thing but who is going to take their place?its all very well to boot this bunch of morons out but when the pool of talent down in Wellington is as deep as cats piss on the floor I personally hold out no hope of a well planned rescue of the economy.
        Times like this shows us what a shallow hopeless 120 troughers we have in charge.

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      • Come on Lizzie, enough with the Anti-Beneficiary hate speech, Im a long term Invalid Beneficiary and have NEVER voted Labor but i have been forced to live under the poverty level for 35 years while the politicians have increased their pay and allowances every year for all that time.
        No one choices a life on what you call the dole, everyone would much rather have a job and be able to feed their family’s, as many are no doubt finding out now, a choice between paying your power bill and buying food is no choice at all.
        Socialism used to be a safety net for unfortunates cursed with exceptional circumstances, but now its a thinly veiled total power grab to create a global governance of un-elected Communists in the Chinese model, which is double speak for wealth and power grab of the ruthless bastards who brought you this unmitigated attack on our way of life.
        Dont buy in to their divide and rule crapolla, rule by fear is what they aim for, Know Your Enemy, remember Hitler, Stalin and Mao all called themselves socialists.
        WWG1WGA

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        • To defend those of us who have a problem with beneficiary “bludgers”, that in no way includes any Kiwi who has a legitimate reason for collecting an invalid benefit. 😎

          By the way what does WWG1WGA stand for?

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          • Where We Go 1 We Go All ,I understand but a civil safety net is necessary or will will have beggars on the streets and pits of bodies euthanized by Gates and co

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            • I agree a “civil safety net” works and no NZ taxpayer has a problem with legitimate beneficiaries who cannot work due to physical disabilities. Anyone however who can work should be doing so as taxpayers are not working for the ‘benefit’ of those who CHOOSE NOT TO work! There is a difference. Hence the messaging to Shane’s “nephs” to get off the couch. I am all for assisting those with confidence issues into work with help and extra support. This should not include taxpayers paying for them to do nothing productive. Those healthy individuals are part of society and should not expect a free ride to 65 years of age.

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    • Nearly 40% of employment in New Zealand is in local Govt, Central Govt or SOEs.
      These people have full pay and job security
      For now.

      Why would they bother to actually turn up to work?
      Would we notice if they did?
      Of course there will be 30%
      One third of teachers do not want to go back to work.
      That is 33% right there.

      The real number could be higher.
      Most of these people who clearly were watching a TV show are spoon fed bollocks
      They do not know which way is up.
      So they cannot make sensible decisions.
      They are generally truth avoiders by passive or active means.

      And right now ArDoom’s Govt enjoys at least 50% support.
      Because you YSB men, women, and other genders think, does not mean others do.

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  4. Coronavirus: Clarke Gayford defends lockdown, calls out opinion writers ‘suffering cognitive dissonance’

    Clarke Gayford has come out swinging against people “suffering cognitive dissonance”, in a tweet many are interpreting as being directed at Mike Hosking.

    “Spare a thought today for anyone suffering a form of cognitive dissonance causing dismay that the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff is empty because the fence at the top is working,” the Prime Minister’s partner wrote on Friday.

    The tweet shared an image of a quote that states “opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding.”

    Many reacted online assuming the tweet was directed at broadcaster Mike Hosking, who earlier on Friday in his ‘Mike’s Minute’ opinion segment accused Jacinda Ardern of overreacting to the COVID-19 crisis and having a “Cinderella view of where we’re actually at”.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2020/04/coronavirus-clarke-gayford-defends-lockdown-calls-out-opinion-writers-suffering-cognitive-dissonance.html

    “She defended the potential charge of overreaction,” Hosking told his listeners. “We don’t want to confuse reaction with overreaction, she said, that’s because that’s exactly what she did do – she overreacted. The 1000 beds empty is proof of that. The ICU units that have barely been bothered is proof of that. The economic carnage is proof of that.”

    What a piece of shit this fellow is. Yes he is entitled to his opinion but in his case he should think a bit about how he uses that opinion. He hasn’t been made redundant with a mortgage etc. Indeed they didn’t have one, accordingto Cindy couldn’t afford a house you will recall, until she got elevated by Winston.

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    • Clarke Gayford needs to STFU. Does any other country have to put up with their leader’s partner gobbing off? He’s an embarrassing clown. Lawnmower boy would be well-advised to keep his head down.

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      • Maybe he is frustrated after being stuck in lockdown with the Royal Bub and she who must be obeyed.

        He must dream of his 3 somes that he used to boast about to anyone who would listen to him.

        What a sleeze.

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    • No – he needs to keep on making noise. The convention is that it’s not OK to go after the spouse’s of political leaders. The convention is also that spouses of Kiwi political leaders STFU. Ergo – everything is fair game to go after the First Semen Donor – the gloves are off.

      Accordingly, here is a perfect example of the unapologetic toxic masculinity that permeates the Labour party at every level, if we want to understand why the PM sheltered a violent sexual assaulter in her office – we need to go no further than look to her domestic situation. If we want to see why the Labour party holds alcohol-fuelled youth camp sexual assault events – then we need to see what is normal in the PM’s home.

      As the old saying goes – the fish rots from the head.

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      • Interesting to see him wearing a tie in at least part of that footage but he could not be bothered wearing one to honour our fallen soldiers on ANZAC day.

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      • DP

        Sorry, I tried, but couldn’t watch for more than two seconds…

        ‘Uuuuurgh’ doesn’t even begin to cover my reaction. Nauseating isn’t he?

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    • Since when was Gayford C a member of the Cabinet?

      I didn’t see his name on any voting papers, yet now he believes he is ‘A person of importance’.

      Obviously lawn mowing gives you power….

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      • Half NZ politicians have the same qualification as Gayford.

        That is not elected !

        Thanks MMP

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      • Definitely believes he is above the ministerial gag order.
        This is a party political message approved by Socialist Cindy. 😡

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    • Clarke Gayford works part time and still rakes in six figures of Taxpayer cash -for a fishing show nobody watches- plus free travel and perks. (And how much does he get paid for his endless TV commercials etc?)
      His partner earns $500k of Taxpayer cash plus endless perks.

      How fucking DARE this arrogant prat sneer at people like me who have lost almost everything in this madness?
      He is New Zealand’s very own Marie Antionette! Come the Revolution….

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      • Come the revolution….

        We are fast approaching the time when ordinary decent New Zealanders need to be thinking seriously about a revolution. A revolution involving actual physical revolt; something more than writing on blogs, FB and Twitter etc.

        These fucking people are turning our country into a literal prison camp over a relatively innocuous virus which makes some people a bit poorly but leaves the vast majority almost totally unaffected.

        I can’t understand why there haven’t been riots in the streets and widespread civil unrest over this.

        What has happened to us?

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        • If you’re based in Auckland, will you arrange it for us please Dave? Where to be at what time and what we should bring.

          That sounds a bit facetious and it probably is to a degree, but you can’t have a revolution without a leader. There was a young Che Guevara last night posing in his underpants with an AR-15 held in each hand saying he’s ready. He didn’t have a time, date or place in mind though but hey, A+ for effort.

          I’m in though. I’m not armed, but I’m also not afraid.

          You’ll find the majority of Kiwis though are not impacted and not interested; because they can transfer their skills and capital overseas easily enough or they are already living on the government’s largess and the taxpayers’ expense.

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          • All that Aucklanders need to do it to go to the beach and parks like they used to do. The authorities will not be able to contain such a movement. Families and children out enjoying the beach do not make subject matter for photographs of placard/pickfork-waving noisy mobs. In other words, the People are the good guys.
            Social media will do the rest.

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          • Fair points Pascal. But I think it will only take one event (like someone driving through a Maori roadblock or a serious fight breaking out in a bread line supermarket queue to set fire to the tinderbox.

            Once the fire has started, it will spread literally like wildfire and that’s the time when leaders will emerge. True leaders won’t have been planning for this either; they will be otherwise quite ordinary people who get pushed to breaking point and find an inner strength they didn’t know they had.

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            • Dave, I think you’ve just illustrated why this won’t happen. You seem to have gone from angry and ready to do something to tepid and wanting somebody else to do it based off an internet comment.

              Why? If you feel so strongly about this, why aren’t you doing something about it?

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              • I’m not claiming to be a leader. Yes I am getting angry ….. but I find it insulting to be called tepid, frankly.

                Read again what I actually wrote – “We are fast approaching the time when ordinary decent New Zealanders need to be thinking seriously about a revolution” and I stand by that 100%. We are fast approaching this time.

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                • Fair enough Dave, apologies if tepid was a step too far. I do not think Kiwis have revolution in them anymore. There’s been government after government building up to Ardern and our countrymen can’t even get enough gumption together to vote out National / Labour.

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                  • Apology accepted Pascal.
                    For what it’s worth, I think you’re right actually about Kiwis not having any ‘revolution’ in them. Sadly….

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          • A huge group of the public marching in the street would scare the shit out of Cindy. People showing public disdain for her would undo her careful PR Cindy show of awesomeness.

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            • The first soft tomato hitting her or her crown limo will send that message and there won’t be enough escotalipram in NZ to control her ensuing meltdown.

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      • Well it says something about Ms Ardern that she needs and relies on friends out there to justify and defend her.
        Helen Clarke and Gayford are two examples.
        Clarke is a has-been still clinging on to a bit of power.
        Gayford is a wanna-be, happy to use reflected power for his own purposes.
        Either way you would think Ms Ardern would have more self respect than to facilitate a partner to bolster her image and ego.
        That she needs her boyfriend to speak up for her in public is not the way a modern feminist is supposed to be.

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          • What struck me while reading the attached Next article , Salacious, is how different Ms Ardern looked in 2017.
            Even allowing for professional make-up, hair styling and photo shopping Ms Ardern is now just a shadow of her former self.
            I dont align myself with her politics, but can’t help thinking that those faceless fat cats in the Labour Party hierarchy, unions and academia, have used this woman big time to further themselves and their own personal power agendas.
            I wonder when she will realise this and give it up for the good of her own “well being”.

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            • People don’t realise what a shallow, vacuous person Ardern really is. I recall an interview on TV3 when she was a backbencher where she stated she was a “policy wonk “. That would suggest she has a acute grasp of detail. Have you seen anything of her that suggests that to be the case? She is all facade and no content. Given the anxiety angle she herself raised (if it to be believed like everything else she spouts ) it smacks of the mother of all Imposter Syndromes.

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              • I can remember when Ardern and the ginger medicine ball pervert were first interviewed by Paul Henry. It was their first public outing after Labour won the election.

                I remember that Ardern had terrible prominent teeth and slurped when she spoke. The teeth have since been fixed at a considerable cost.

                I thought she was just a bimbo with limited prospects. I haven’t changed my opinion….

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    • “….opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding.”

      He better tell that to all his partner’s mates in the MSM. Opinion is all we get from them and it’s their opinions that are running the PR campaign for the PM.
      Make up your mind Gayford –you cannot have it both ways.

      BTW. In case you do not understand what you are quoting –your tweet is an opinion.

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    • ClarkE Gaylord
      The Brigitte Macron of Nouvelle Zelande

      The lawnmower man is fair game now.

      Cabinet Ministers are gagged but this twat can spout crap.

      Today, I susggest you Carpet Bo m b Liebour MPs asking why Ministers of the Crown are gagged but the unmarried boyfriend of the PTPM can spout with impunity.

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      • He falls into that stupid mode of truly believing what he personally believes is fact. 🙄

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        • He tweeted the other day there had been an intruder in Premier House. Turned out he saw a spider and screamed like a girl until one of the beefy boys from the security detail hiffed it out the window.

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    • Watched that yesterday. One world order is underway with scarily similar moves worldwide, and Cindy is following the socialist leadership playbook. 🤥🤥🤥🤥🤥

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  5. A bombshell report claims China “urged” the World Health Organisation to “delay a global warning” about the coronavirus outbreak.

    The report in German news outlet Der Spiegel claims Chinese President Xi Jinping personally asked WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom to hold off issuing a warning about the threat of Covid-19 during a conversation back in January, Daily Mail reported.

    Der Spiegel cited intelligence from the country’s Federal Intelligence Service, known as the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND).

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12330892

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      • The second biggest funder of WHO is Bill Gates. He has his finger prints all over this crisis. He is also a major funder of Prof Ferguson’s work at Imperial College, London. Fauci sits on the Board of the Gates Foundation operation involved in the vaccine work.

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    • Random interest, Viking. I use Brave, so don’t see adverts. But I can see their placeholders and going through that Herald article it looks like the majority of their page is advertising. There are some cases where you get one sentence of content between two blocks of advertising.

      Image format of the whole page is here.

      I wonder if it looks different on Premium (No, I’m tight and won’t spend money on such a dishonest news organisation) and whether positive articles have fewer adverts and negative articles more. There’s already a trend where negative articles, particularly ones that are critical of Jacinda Ardern, are tagged as Premium.

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    • My 14 year old daughter can colour and trim her own hair. Or her mom / fuckboy could have helped That is another possible explanation. Now I will go scrub my brain for daring to offer another potential explanation.

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      • She still clearly has a full entourage of Hair and Make-up people.
        And most likely servants to dress the Mad Queen…”The Mustard Trenchcoat and cankle boots AGAIN today Your Highness?”
        This dreadful woman is the biggest Despot in New Zealand Political History.
        History will not be kind to her…

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        • No Cp1, today I want to wear the green doily Granny crocheted for me, and the earrings made of recycled baked bean tins.

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        • Two concepts far too closely together, although Thailand should have you used to that by now 🙂

          * My daughter can trim and do her own hair.
          * Jacinda Ardern’s mom or her fuckboy could have helped her with hers.

          Poor quality control early in the morning, my apologies Mike.

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  6. Here’s something you won’t read in local fake news.

    It’s been found smokers have significantly lower rates of Covid-19 infection.

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      • How quickly medical science changes. Six weeks ago we were being told that more men in China were dying of the virus because they were heavier smokers than women.

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    • So this isn’t ‘local’ fake news? I guess it must be fake news from somewhere else then?

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    • I recall Tucker Carlson noticed this in the statistics many weeks ago. He then offered no more commentary on it as I assumed he is a clean living guy and a non-smoker and did not want to be seen as promoting smoking.

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  7. After 7 weeks of cuddling kissing and kindness all of a sudden this clownshow of a coalition has woken up to the fact that NZ is in deep shit and needs concise experienced leadership, our leader is so confident in her team she has forbidden them from commenting.
    This recovery is going to be Cindy’s ultimate F—K up and the most damaging in our history,dont forget how this bunch of morons F—–D up everything they touched for the last 3 years and now we expect them to fix this most complex crisis we’ve ever faced, good luck with that.

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  8. Who is this Rob Carr that sent out the email to gag the Labour Ministers?
    Must have sent it to the labour backbenchers, NZF and the Greens aswell as not a peep from them!

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  9. Take her, PLEASE! These people are delusional, we certainly don’t want any more idiotic Cindy fans.

    Kiwis encourage others to elect their own ‘Jacindas’ instead of wanting to move to New Zealand
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/kiwis-encourage-others-to-elect-their-own-jacindas-instead-of-wanting-to-move-to-new-zealand.html

    Kiwis have a brutal message for anyone thinking of moving to New Zealand after seeing and liking the Prime Minister’s response to COVID-19.

    Jacinda Ardern has received praise from around the world on her reaction to the pandemic, prompting some people to say they now want to move here because of her.

    But one Twitter user is instead encouraging non-New Zealand residents to elect the “Jacindas” in their own country.

    “For anyone who needs to hear this: Jacinda does not need to take over Australia, the US, or the world. You all can’t move to NZ and you don’t really want to,” their tweet says.

    “There are Jacindas in every country. Friggin elect them.”

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    • They only see the propaganda.

      What they see: “We’ve cut the government salaries by 20% as a show of our leadership”
      What they don’t see are the three weeks beforehand that David Seymour has been championing this. They don’t see Grant Robertson vetoing this. They don’t see Chris Hipkins blocking it. Most of them still believe she’s done that, when reality is she claimed the credit and international acclaim for doing sweet fuck all.

      It’s disgusting.

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    • The US has Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Sweden has Greta. What can go wrong in the world if we have such wonderful women in their own little bubbles.

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        Absolutely nothing wrong with them, IF ONLY they would confine themselves to their OWN bubbles and not try to muscle-into mine…

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    • I’ve stopped looking at my LinkdIn feed as the nauseating shit being posted about the Thick One from people not resident here reaches peak nausea. Fortunately there is a bit of pushback appearing in the comments. No doubt the world will be aghast when the Thick One is deposed but then she’ll be forgotten as the global depression deepens.

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    • WG ,This is a possibility don’t forget Country’s all over the planet are freeing prisoners and clearing psychiatric patients, these people are labour party voters without doubt.

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  10. These are the people to hold accountable for every, single harmful impact from Covid-19.

    Shaun Hendy, the physicist who built the models.
    Siouxie Wiles, the pink-haired associate professor who’s been screaming about the world burning for months.
    Ashley Bloomfield. The man that ultimately denied people access to their dying family members.

    And of course, the Mad Queen Jacinda Ardern. Don’t forget their names. And when we see the cost of this in health, lives and economy make sure they are reminded and that they take responsibility as eagerly as they stood up to take the acclaim.

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  11. Fear not one and all, the oracle speaks at 4 pm. Cue half an hour of absolute waffle till she finally gets around to saying something vaguely useful. Can’t wait to hear the lecture about how bad we’ve been. If we don’t go to level two immediately I predict civil disobedience on a scale never seen before. I for one am absolutely sick of this psychotic bitch trying to rule our lives. I hope she’s got her C.V ready to go to the U.N because when the truth comes out she’ll wish she was living in the bad part of Somalia.

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    • The TV news on Thursday night was full of Level 2 this and Level 2 that, and the flatmate was a little alarmed when I was yelling at the TV that “We’re not bloody at Level 2 you idiots” but Lo: Tv news last night they interviewed several beachgoers who thought we were at Level 2. (Flatmate looked at me in amazement. Yup, its amazing what I can predict.)
      Was that a quiet mutiny by 3News? Are they smart enough to think of that?
      Tova’s been pushing back against the PTPM a wee bit lately …

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  12. “debt is going to go up from $70 billion to $170 billion,” in the next few years”

    ‘Sacred cows’ up for slaughter in this year’s Budget – economist
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/coronavirus-sacred-cows-up-for-slaughter-in-this-year-s-budget-economist.html

    “The New Zealand economy is in the midst of the deepest recession we’ve seen since the 1930s,” economist Cameron Bagrie told The AM Show on Monday.

    “We need a bit of a reality check out there.”

    The Government has already spent more than $10 billion on propping up the economy, throwing its self-imposed spending rules out the window. Robertson last week said the Government would likely have to run deficits “for an extended period” – Bagrie says it’ll be five to 10 years.

    “The numbers are going to look terrible. Net Government debt is going to go up from $70 billion to $170 billion,” in the next few years, he said.

    “I think the Government’s going to be running a $30 billion deficit in the next fiscal year as spending splurges and tax revenue collapses. That’s going to be a tax on the next generation if we don’t get the economy moving and flourishing on the other side.

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    • Wait for this clusterfuck to announce the wiping of all student loans.
      It will cement them in the government for the foreseeable future in one foul swoop.

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  13. A week or so back Scomo seemed to be very keen on expanding the the trans Tasman connection to tourism. Our PTPM has joined the Aussie cabinet meeting by internet and suddenly Scomo is saying any connection is many months away. I want to know if his suddenly getting cold feet is genuine on his part or has that connection been sabotaged by the PTPM? Could this be one of the greatest acts of damage to our economy? I know there are a huge number of Kiwis with no jobs and no support over the ditch and is the PTPM not wanting them back here?

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    • What does ScoMo owe NZ, especially with the shameless grandstanding the Anxious One perpetuated on her last trip to Australia? That’s the problem with Socialists; they shit in the nest then expect everyone else to lie in it.

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    • If you were Scomo, would you want to cut a deal with Jacinda Ardern? They don’t need New Zealand, we need them. But Ardern has been critical and hostile to them since she entered her office. He could and should tell her to fuck off. I would not be surprised if they distance themselves from us.

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    • Anyone else remember Our Mad Queen mocking Scomo with her phone-ringing stunt?
      ‘Oh that’s just the Australian Prime Minister, he can wait’ she said with a smirk….and her adoring Media all roared with laughter.
      Not so funny now is it Jacinda?

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  14. If anyone actually believes The Mad Queen is going to drop us to ‘Level Two’ I’ve got a big shiny Harbour Bridge to sell them!
    She will package it as ‘Level 2.5’ but it will still be basically the same horrendous Stalinist restrictions on Trade and Freedom of Movement etc
    The leaked documents last week showed quite clearly that she has zero intention of giving us back our freedoms-The Mad Queen is drunk on power and loving every single minute of this!
    She will smile for the cameras and say ‘This is your reward New Zealand’ while 1000 people a day continue to sign up for Unemployment Benefits and people continue to take their own lives.
    If anyone in the Media dares to question she will deflect with a Baby Neve story……And the Media will all go ‘Awwww’!
    *Sorry to be negative guys but I am at Kea-Level Cynicism.

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    • Better to expect disappointment and be pleasantly surprised but with this governments track record, disappointment is a default reaction.

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    • This was always coming. The original plan was introduce the police state because of the “alt right”

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      • Kea, have you read Police State Roadmap? I think it was Michael Nield or Neild. You will no doubt be familiar with most of it, bilderbergers, trilateral commission, vaccination, money, etcetc but worth a skim if you haven’t. I think I will go back to it actually, as it’s been a while.
        It’s been a very long time since 9/11, when there was last a MAJOR push to curtail freedoms and rights, and 2030 is not far away really, for the UN to implement their agenda, already delayed by 9 years. I don’t think they will wait.
        The closure of countless intercity commercial buildings in the present situation obviously helps with the plan to urbanise the population. But looking at NZ it seems hard to imagine that they could ever push our rural folk off the land?
        It makes me wonder what will be next. There must be more, and soon, likely coat tailed to the current sheeple scare. Is the police state to be over vaccination maybe?
        I originally thought it would be climate change myself, but that is proving too hard also, they’d have to wait another generation. Given that climate change was subbed in for alien invasion scare tactics in the original report from Iron Mountain under project Bluebeam, it’s looking harder and harder for them to make it in time.

        Something else is coming.

        As you know though, we won’t rise haha

        Or is Jesus really going to return? 👻

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    • I though Ritchie Hardcore was Jacinda’s main ‘Advisor’ with regard to her decision making….

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    • Andrew Neather, the former adviser to Tony Blair and other members of the Labour government.

      a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural.

      I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn’t its main purpose – to rub the Right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date. That seemed to me to be a manoeuvre too far.
      http://tinyurl.com/p7szxcf
      23 October 2009
      Blair, A long time globalist.

      Click and open up for the 3 comments as well. Some one we know? 🙂

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    • I opened the link and was instantly vomiting. Two of the VERTY worst bastards to ever be born smiling Take care when opening this posted link. Its so bad for your mental health. Notice how all the dictators smile?????

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  15. Mental health: New Zealand needs to ‘change the message’ about depression – Mike King
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/05/mental-health-new-zealand-needs-to-change-the-message-about-depression-mike-king.html

    Even the message to ‘ask for help’ is not productive, King says, noting that roughly 80 percent of people who suffer mental illness will never reach out for guidance and support.

    “They’re worried what other people will think, say and do with that information… they’re worried about stigma, gossip and reputational damage. The Ministry of Health’s solution to this? ‘Hey, if you’re in trouble, reach out and ask for help’. It’s like I’ve told you I’m scared of sharks, and your suggestion is to swim across shark-infested waters to get to the help we need. We need to change the message,” he said.

    “The ridiculous thing is when people [ask for help], the help’s not actually there. We’ve got this app now, which is great for mild to moderate. But this is moderate to severe, and there’s nothing there for those people. Or we’ve got drugs.”

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    • Pretty nasty of Mike King to have a crack at John Kirwan.
      At least JK never politicised Mental Health- Mike King was crawling up Jacinda’s backside a year or two ago…

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      • Yes, there are plenty with depression who do relate to JK and that wasn’t acknowledged by King.

        King also had a go at the MoH public servants “who have been there since Muldoon was a boy continuing to do the same thing with increasing amounts of taxpayer funding thrown at them”.

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        • I’ve met both of these men.
          One was an absolute Gentleman- Well spoken and a pleasure to be around.
          The other was a drunken obnoxious prat.

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    • Just how far does one trust these Mental health experts, like the “man from the government here to help you”.

      Just what is the confidentiality that government leaks all over the place.

      Will your bank find out?
      Will you be able to get a house mortgage? or extend the overdraft for your business.
      Will they just quietly stop lending, or increase the interest rate.

      The effects on your credit rating?

      Will it effect drivers licences? like heavy trucks?

      Will it effect gun licences?

      Millions of dollars, being spent, but on what, so that one can become a “window licker”?

      Will you still be able to buy petrol? or buy a rope? or even a water pistol?

      All of the other bureaucracy sweeping in as the ” man from the government, here to help you” based on unlimited precautionary principles, with health & safety considerations for your protection.

      All sounds paranoiac, while the government is pushing for apps and systems on tracing you, while they certainly do not sound trust worthy with all their empty slogans, whilst many of the government see it as all of a bit of a lurk. 🙂

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  16. When will we leave Level 3.x? What will Level 2.x really be like?
    What restrictions will still be in place at Level 2.x?
    – Pubs and restaurants will remain closed, but if open there will be Monty Pythonesque “distancing protocols” in place.
    – Air travel still be abnormal. We’ll be seated 2 meters apart (but breathing in all the recirculated air so what’s the point?)
    – Still queuing at supermarkets (those plastic panes in front of the cashiers will never be taken down)
    – Many Karens will continue to keep their children out of school

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  17. The DNC computer hack is not going away…the one that lead to the wikileak email release that embarrassed the Democrat hierarchy just prior to the 2016 election…the one that they claimed was carried out by the Russians, that gave the Intelligence Community a surreptitious reason to spy on Trump surrogates,…the hard drive they wouldn’t allow the FBI to forensically examine…the one where Mueller’s corrupt investigators accepted the word of DNC contractors, Cloudstrike, that the Russians were behind it.

    The recent document dump now shows Cloudstrike had no evidence of Russian involvement in the hack…all a big lie..another hoax aided and abetted by the fake media.

    Remember the DNC employee Seth Rich, who was murdered under suspicious circumstances. (shot in a robbery where his wallet, phone and watch weren’t stolen, and where the attending cops who spoke to him while he was still alive had their body camera videos disappear) and who ‘conspiracists’ said was the Wikileakes leaker… looks like the DNC have communications between Rich and Wikleaks that they have been hiding for the last 4 years…
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/05/huge-development-following-last-weeks-release-attorney-clevenger-alleges-office-dni-communications-seth-rich-wikileaks-russia-collusion-lie/

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    • For those interested in the above….the letter Attorney Clevenger sent to ADNI Rick Grenell is worth the read.

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      • I am sure President Trump had no idea how large and bad the Swamp is when he first coined the phrase.
        At the same time Clapper, Brennan, Comey, Obama etc etc had not idea how much of a “street fighter” President Trump is and how hard he is prepared to punch back.
        Hopefully this time we will see a long list of indictments.

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    • You are a scholar and a Gentleman and that is why the aussie is still in English jail even thou he has severed his sentence, its why KDC is still waiting extradition, in the old days they used to say all roads lead to Rome, these days all crimes lead to the DNC
      WWG1WGA

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  18. Document dump: Govt ‘blinded’ by its ‘awesomeness’ and ‘hubris’, critics say
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/document-dump-govt-blinded-by-its-awesomeness-and-hubris-critics-say.html

    The Government’s clumsy handling of a massive release of documents regarding its COVID-19 response shows it’s being “blinded by your own awesomeness”, a public relations expert has claimed.

    Hundreds of papers were made public on Friday, which while described as a “real win for transparency”, has been marred by the timing and a leaked email calling for ministers to “dismiss” requests for interviews.
    Sherson, who used to work for the ACT Party, said the email suggested the Prime Minister lacks confidence in her ministers, outside of Grant Robertson and David Parker. She had particular scorn for Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis, who “might have been on holiday for all we know” during the lockdown, which has hit tourism hard.

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    • If not on holiday, Davis is definitely “out to lunch”.
      The task in front of him is way above his ability.
      NZ deserves better.

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  19. Went to get prescription meds for diabetes. The only give out one mth not usual three mth!
    Is it because they are short on medicine or short on money?
    Now go to Countdown Pharmacy as meds are free prescription, saves heaps!

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    • The COL announced a few weeks ago that prescriptions would only be issued a month at a time so everyone who needs it will get it.

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  20. Do you think that the Comrade will start her press conferance on time today?
    Has she ever been on time?
    I gave up on her and Ashley early in the piece. Too painful!

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  21. Sean Plunkett on Magic Talk is asking why when the Ministry of Health deemed it would be safe for the public to shop at local butchers, greengrocers and liquor stores during level 4 it was the COL who refused to allow them to trade? Sean is asking if it was pressure from Labour’s union masters to close non-union food outlets in favour of supermarket workers? He says he is persona non grata with the PM so there is no use putting in a request for an interview.

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    • After 12 months Chris Lynch of Newstalk ZB in ChCh finally got Ardern to front for an interview.

      Prior to that all requests were turned down and a comment was made that there would have to be another tragedy before she fronts.

      Now she practically begs to comes on air to spout her lies.

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        • Mike. No link. Heard Lynch about 6 weeks ago Mouthing off about her refusing interviews and her media lady confirming it will take another tragedy for her to appear.

          He was really pissed off about this.

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    • Mate, you should march anyway. Best time to do it is under lockdown but you need tens of thousands behind you. Or go to the beaches en masse. Stage a massive sit in somewhere. BUT you need numbers.

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  22. Those arrogant scumbags who were batting off comments like ‘boomers, old people stand aside, you’ve had it too good for too long’..well, I watch with interest ( and some glee ) at how many of them are going to collapse into screaming blubbering uncontrollable snowflake wrecks once they realise whats coming their way for the next 10-20 years. It aint gona be pretty. Massive debt, joblessness, civil unrest, hopelessness, the repurcussions are going to be horrendous. Their suicide rates are going to skyrocket. So, to those loudmouth self-opinionated fucks..do let me know if you run short of rope.

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    • If we ever have another Election (I know it’s uncertain at this stage) my dream is that Chloe Swarbrick misses the cut and loses the taxpayer funds that support her activism!
      And that she has to grovel to a ‘Boomer’ (that generation she so openly detests) for employment….

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  23. I’ve read all my library books and the only thing to stop me going mad are the ebooks I set up at the library before lockdown. I find they are good, but have got a few on hold as some you have to wait till someone finishes reading it, till it comes to you. I only watch selected tv programs. God don’t you pissed at some adverts. Some where someone presented it to a client and the client accepted it and thought it was the bee’s knees! Me I would have given them a wack in the chops and not paid them!

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  24. Sean is running a poll on Magic’s FB.

    Is this government so good it doesn’t need to answer questions –

    NO, they aren’t good enough: 80%

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  25. I see they are not releasing the latest figures till 4 pm. I heard on Sean Plunket that active cases are down to 92 or 93.

    I hope when we are at level 2 we will not have to hear Ardern politicking every day.

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    • Magic are taking bets on how long it takes for “the great communicator” to make the actual announcement. One bloke has suggested 13 minutes… If her lies weren’t so nauseating it would be funny. 🤢

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    • Three new cases today.
      …….. Two of the cases were linked to the St Margaret’s Hospital and Rest Home in Auckland,
      ……. The third case has been identified as a person who had travelled back from overseas.

      https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/416348/three-new-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-no-deaths-as-level-2-decision-looms

      Another traveler, and the universities etc. want to bring more travelers/students into NZ, under our easy quarantine laws. 🙁

      The enforced monitored quarantine that should have been put in place many months ago, is the real back stop to reinfection of NZ!
      The only quibble I have with it, is that it should be another 2 weeks or so.

      Delays with reporting of cases amongst travellers
      The following figure shows the distribution of the days between an overseas traveller’s arrival in NZ and the date that their case status was officially reported.

      This duration is recorded for most overseas travellers.
      For 11% the duration is longer than 14 days.
      Since these are cases with a reported history of international travel within 14 days of onset, these represent durations between onset and reporting of up to at least 27 days, which is a concern from a disease control perspective.
      Furthermore, the 11% with a duration between arrival and report date of greater than 14 days is an underestimate of this proportion because more recent arrivals that will have a long duration have not been reported yet (only those with a short duration could be reported).

      https://sciblogs.co.nz/public-health-expert/2020/05/03/what-we-would-like-to-see-on-the-ministry-of-healths-website-to-better-inform-progress-on-covid-19-elimination/

      Sure it is bit hard on the traveler, but as always, Ardern is too little, too soft on incoming travelers,, and then goes “hard” mercilessly, on every one else, feeling the power. 🙁

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      • But as we found out with the guy who went Court to be allowed to visit his dying father the arrivals from overseas are only tested if the show symptoms — absolute madness!! They should all be tested.

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      • Tested positive, but sent on her way while awaiting results.

        woman in her 20s agreed to be tested when she appeared in court last Friday. She was bailed out after it was confirmed she had been tested but before the result was known. ……
        ……. police said the woman was bailed on strict conditions.

        …… They said they [police] would work with the Ministry of Health to ensure compliance with the self-isolation restrictions in place. ….
        Yeah right!
        https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/416366/covid-positive-traveller-jailed-after-refusing-medical-examination

        So just where, when & who did this woman see or come close too.

        Should have been put on the next flight back!
        With the judge as well, who did not await the test results.

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  26. Three new cases discovered today (that’s a 50% increase over yesterday’s 2 cases).
    I will be shocked if the exit from Level 3.x to 2.x is postponed beyond this Wednesday.
    Fingers crossed.

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  27. Do you all know where people with Mental Health issues end up these days?
    Answer is where thy have ended up since 1986 when the labor Government stripped the mental health service, kindly looked after by caring prison staff and merciful prisoners (Sarcasm), this country does need completely rebuilt, from the completely corrupt civil service to the failed health system and the failed MMP election system, the power drunk serial rapist Police with fake oversight, the fawning fear pushing media, the day is fast approaching when everyone of us will have to take a stand for what we beleave or fade away into history as sheep do after a trip to the freezing works.
    It takes courage to fight back, some of us will die, corrupt power dont quite with out a fight, wealth and privilege against freedom and free will.
    Time to choose
    WWG1WGA

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    • Thanks for posting Mark14. I’ll tell hubby about it. If their whisky is as good as Monkey Shoulder a Japanese whisky distillery hubby and I will be back for more! 😋

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  28. Gather around children. In fifteen minutes the mother of the nation’s baby is going to read us a little homily, distribute more lollies for the poor & wave her bony finger at miscreants.

    This news plus biased editorial comment will be freely made available from our glorious Labour Party propaganda units formerly known as the MSM.

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    • It’s 4.06 and she is still rabbitting earnestly on like the Head Girl.
      I cannot emphasise enough….
      Took 10 minutes to get to the point.
      How is it that bars are more risky than cinemas?

      We’ll have a new normal – yes leader.

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      • I missed the first 10 minutes thank goodness. Doesn’t she sound condescending and patronizing. 🙄 It’s all common sense stuff really. As hubby says, she can f’n yap eh!

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        • thirty hoiking rugby players can fall all over each other on a paddock, but the people who are watching then have to sit two meters apart

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      • After 5 minutes I turned over to ‘dance moms’ instead.A room full of shrieking harpies instead of a oh hang on

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  29. Some more reading for Pascal on the Ferguson “model”

    https://lockdownsceptics.org/second-analysis-of-fergusons-model/

    I like this bit :

    ” Insurance. Someone who works in reinsurance posted an excellent comment in which they claim:

    There are private sector epidemiological models that are more accurate than ICL’s.
    Despite that they’re still too inaccurate, so they don’t use them.
    “We always use 2 different internal models plus for major decisions an external, independent view normally from a broker. It’s unbelievable that a decision of this magnitude was based off a single model“
    They conclude by saying “I really wonder why these major multinational model vendors who bring in hundreds of millions in license fees from the insurance industry alone were not consulted during the course of this pandemic.“

    ICL ==Imperial College London

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  30. Coronavirus: New Zealand will shift to COVID-19 alert level 2 on Thursday, May 14
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/05/coronavirus-new-zealand-will-shift-to-covid-19-alert-level-2-on-thursday-may-14.html

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand will shift into COVID-19 alert level 2 on Thursday, May 14, but bars will have to wait an extra week.

    On Thursday, cinemas, retail stores, playgrounds, gyms and shopping malls can reopen as long as physical distancing and strict hygiene measures are practised.

    Opening this thursday also includes barbers and hairdressers.

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  31. Now that Ardern has wiped out capitalism, those of you with employment can shuffle back to work.

    I’d stop laughing at Venezuela. It might make you look silly in 18 months.

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  32. Can someone explain why it is safe for staff and students to congregate in school, but we can’t have a party etc of more than 10? Who the fuck is giving advice here?

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    • You’re not following instructions rol, remember “be kind” to the simple hubristic leader. 😉

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      • It’s all part of the plan by labour to import a shit load of students for universities and schools along with the CCP Flue for everyone!

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  33. “as long as physical distancing and strict hygiene measures are practised.”
    We’ll be watching you, dont you make me have to drag out my boney finger again…

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  34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8m72YvM40A
    Graham pushes for an oversight committee hearing to get ‘political accountability’ for those affected by Russia probe

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Lindsey Graham tells ‘Justice’ that he wants to hear from Michael Flynn about how the Russian collusion affected him and his family, hear from the Department of Justice, Sally Yates, James Clapper and Rep

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  35. Experts and the media

    One of the issues right now is that there are supposed experts on both sides of any COVID-related argument. For example, here in New Zealand we have had epidemiologists arguing both for and against various levels of lockdown and community restrictions. It can be a case of choose your preferred argument and then choose the so-called expert to buttress that argument.

    Part of the problem goes back to our population being poorly educated in relation to science. Hence, our media, themselves poorly educated in science, prefer simple statements of certainty. These are then buttressed by a ‘call to authority’ that the message is coming from an ’expert’.

    In addition, the popular media thrives on controversy which they themselves delight in stirring up. It is their job to do so. There can also be an issue of media taking the views of specialists out of context.

    https://www.interest.co.nz/opinion/104935/covid-19-illustrates-difficulties-society-has-dealing-uncertainties-and-stresses

    “In God we trust; all others must bring data”.

    A key problem with COVID-19 is that the data is only starting to emerge. Then there is the question of how it should be interpreted and the extent of any generalisations that can be made from it. But decisions do need to be made.

    Despite the lack of data, there are now more than 5000 publications specifically relating to COVID-19 already in the public arena, either as peer-reviewed articles or as preprints awaiting peer review. And then there is the stream of media releases, emanating from the propaganda departments of both Big-Pharma and universities, often with no supporting information available.

    Well worth a couple of minutes of your time.

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  36. A parody Twitter account pretending to be A G Barr tweeted this before it was deleted:

    “When I visualize the moment I arrest Barack Obama,
    It’s under the cover of darkness and I always see the same thing:
    The image of Michelle in her housecoat, with rollers in her hair and she’s chasing me with a rolling pin.”

    “Oh wait, that’s not a rolling pin!”

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  37. This is interesting. Nikki Haley says “we have to get serious about China”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5-nGXKpZOM
    Nikki Haley: If Biden wins, we’ll never hold the FBI accountable

    Former Ambassador to the United Nations and former Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley comments exclusively on possible FBI reform in wake of newly un-redacted details regarding the criminal case of General Michael Flynn and actions taken against other noted associates of President Donald Trump, as well as actions that may be taken against China amid the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

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    • Close China off to the outside world for 12 months. Nothing goes in and nought comes out. They need to be taught a lesson.
      Go in hard and early, Trumpy.

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  38. Yes great Simon, but bland, not a memorable retort for voters to be reminded who you are. Perhaps Judith could help you with something like when she said “Level 3 is a lot like Level 4 with KFC”.

    Simon Bridges welcomes move to Level 2 on Thursday, says focus turns to jobs

    Opposition leader Simon Bridges has welcomed the Government’s move to begin a week-long staggered approach to Covid-19 Alert Level 2 this Thursday.
    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/simon-bridges-welcomes-move-level-2-thursday-says-focus-turns-jobs?auto=6155697108001

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      • Hopefully there will be no mis-steps.
        Youth wing needs reigning in decisively or cutting loose.

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    • Ganddaughter at UNi first year and also first time voter. Reckons the Students are going to be supporting David.
      all evry wekk getting a first year free but then getting locked out of their accmodation and still having to find the $300 per weekfor same.
      Not impressed at all she thinks.

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  39. I often buy books from Amazon.com, either the dead tree sort or kindle version.
    I just picked out two books I wanted delivered. Both paperbacks and one only 30 pages, they totalled $26.55 NZ but the freight charge was $75.66 and I didn’t need them that badly.
    I guess the interruption to international flight schedules is going to have a major impact on freight costs for everything. Rising prices here we come.

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  40. Suppose we noticed how the game is layed.
    Yep you sod can go back to work on Thursday, which, as it so happens will be budget day with a limited lockup.

    Sly and a bucket of eels,

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  41. The ideology of seeking power & dominance!

    …. “stop making wrong statements” ….
    ….. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said New Zealand’s comments were a severe violation of the “one China” principle, which states that Taiwan is part of China.

    “We express our strong dissatisfaction with the statements and resolutely oppose it, and we have already made stern representations with New Zealand,” …..

    …… “China urges New Zealand to strictly abide by the ‘one China principle’ and immediately stop making wrong statements on Taiwan, to avoid damaging our bilateral relationship.” …..
    https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/416384/china-berates-new-zealand-over-support-for-taiwan-at-who

    Are the Chinese going to close up on NZ again?

    There could be a pretext like so far the small surge of new cases testing positive.
    China confirmed 14 new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, after more than a week of new daily cases remaining in the single digits.
    https://www.newsweek.com/wuhan-reports-first-coronavirus-case-month-fresh-outbreaks-test-model-pandemic-plans-south-1502993

    Would you believe that they have not had any new cases in Wuhan for the past month or so?

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