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  1. David

     /  12th April 2020

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/120912415/coronavirus-how-tindall-morgan-and-fyfe-worked-to-ready-country-for-covid19-fight

    This is a very strange way of Prime Ministering, she also claimed her mates in London convinced her to shut the country down. To now take credit for early and hard, both not quite accurate, when in reality it wasnt through analysis etc she was is running the country based on what her mates think is a good idea.
    Its getting harder to fathom why she kept on David Clark, unless of course he knows something that might not fit the spin.

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    • Gezza

       /  12th April 2020

      To be fair most national leaders run their countries in accordance with what other people think. It’s not not a sole charge operation. And she’s not got a medical or science degree, she’s got a Comms one, so PR & communication tricks are her forté.

      I suspect she’s she’s kept on David Clark only because she’s got sod all to choose from in the way of a reasonable replacement, hasn’t she?

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      • David

         /  12th April 2020

        Sure, but mates in London is critical policy advice ! It indicates a weak mind.

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        • Gezza

           /  12th April 2020

          Did Sir John Key have a weak mind?

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          • David

             /  12th April 2020

            I think Key would have been slower on stopping Chinese travel but would have been a lot harder on the border sooner, the man knows risk and how to calculate it and I would guess our lock down would look more like Australia,s.

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            • Blazer

               /  12th April 2020

              Useless speculation.
              Key knew little about economics and a lot about opportunity and social climbing.
              He was the ultimate salesman…who had fake sincerity ..down to an..art.

        • “mates in London is critical policy advice”…

          Better “mates in London” than “mates at Fox News”, eh David?

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          • David

             /  12th April 2020

            Its an untenable position to condemn Trump because you think he listens too much to Fox but Arderns mates in London convinced her to shut down the country is absolutely fine.
            Tindall is claiming he persuaded her to hit the button.

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            • Blazer

               /  12th April 2020

              stop spreading lies David….’played a part’ is the reality.

            • Don’t worry about David, Blazer. Like Alan he’s a gas lighter par excellence. Tone policing the left while normalizing Trump’s stupidity is his forte.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  12th April 2020

      I don’t see any evidence that we will be able to exit the lockdown faster or more easily than Australia as Tindall claimed.

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    • Blazer

       /  12th April 2020

      The strategy employed rests with the P.M.
      As with any decision ,all alternatives are looked at before decisions are made.

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  2. David

     /  12th April 2020

    I live pretty much next door to Burwood hospital where residents of an aged care facility are being cared for in what appears to be for some their last days, two other rest homes are the centre of other clusters.
    The head of the aged care association wants all new arrivals and all staff to have Covid 19 tests and the ministries response is NO they only to test those that have symptoms, Covid 19 can be asymptomatic and it rips through aged care facilities and we are told we have excess testing capacity.
    As we are seeing it only takes one case and tragedy. We desperately need an effective Minister of Health.

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    • Gezza

       /  12th April 2020

      Pick a replacement one, David. So we can all consider their suitability.

      Don’t forget NZF & the Greens, if you’re struggling.

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      • David

         /  12th April 2020

        Well at least have Clark back in Wellington at work if thats all we have at least have him at work on the off chance he does come up with something worthwhile.

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  3. PartisanZ

     /  12th April 2020

    “The egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the earth in pre-Christian celebrations of spring. However, the Easter egg itself was defined by early Christians as an Easter symbol of the resurrection of Jesus: the egg symbol was likened to the tomb from which Christ arose.” – Wikipedia

    Seriously, “the tomb” … ???

    So Christianity turned the egg from a symbol of rebirth and flourishing thrival, and turned it into a symbol of “the tomb”!? A symbol of death?

    “Eeek! Look what trickled down”

    “We just need to get this thing out of Reverse and into Ethical Overdrive”

    – PartisaNZ – “your local branch” …

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    • Gezza

       /  12th April 2020

      True Christians believe in tolerance, forgiveness, sharing, caring about other people, & trying to live good lives that do no harm to others.

      You’re over-analysing this.

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      • PartisanZ

         /  12th April 2020

        Thanks so much for telling me what I’m doing Gezza. “I didn’t know what I was doing” …

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    • Corky

       /  12th April 2020

      “We just need to get this thing out of Reverse and into Ethical Overdrive”

      Thank God the early Christian missionaries did that for Maori, Parti. While it cannot be denied they also dumped some unneeded baggage on the natives…and Williams was sometimes a naughty boy, the fact is it beats cannibalism and power by relentless conquest, hands down.

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      • PartisanZ

         /  12th April 2020

        No Corky … It IS “cannibalism and power by relentless conquest”, in every sense of the words.

        https://www.kosmosjournal.org/article/seeing-wetiko-on-capitalism-mind-viruses-and-antidotes-for-a-world-in-transition/

        Aldous Huxley warned us in ‘Brave New World Revisited’ (1958), viz –

        “By means of ever more effective methods of mind-manipulation, the democracies will change their nature; the quaint old forms — elections, parliaments, Supreme Courts and all the rest — will remain. The underlying substance will be a new kind of non-violent totalitarianism. All the traditional names, all the hallowed slogans will remain exactly what they were in the good old days. Democracy and freedom will be the theme of every broadcast and editorial […]. Meanwhile the ruling oligarchy and its highly trained elite of soldiers, policemen, thought-manufacturers and mind-manipulators will quietly run the show as they see fit.”

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  4. David

     /  12th April 2020

    Some good news with Sweden reporting a drop in new cases and deaths despite being open for business. Denmark will be opening some schools on Wednesday as they transition to opening up.

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    • Griff.

       /  12th April 2020

      https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sweden/

      Count back from the peaks.
      Well I never their numbers clearly show the effect of weekends on reporting.
      Less deaths and cases Saturday and Sunday is an effect of their bureaucratic process not reality.
      This week end is a long one due to it being some cults special days .
      Once not long ago Sweden has rates very close to Norway not any more as their lack of action has taken its toll.
      Sorry for the swedes you are reporting based on wishful thinking nothing more.

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    • “Some good news with Sweden reporting a drop in new cases and deaths despite being open for business”

      Probably a bit too son to call on Sweden. Yesterday 77 deaths, today 17 deaths. And if you look at their deaths chart https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/sweden/ they had very low deaths reported a week ago and it climbed quickly back up, so it may be cyclical recording.

      And that’s also noted here at the UK Daily Mail:

      Sweden has seen its lowest increase in the coronavirus death toll for almost a fortnight, with only 17 fatalities reported on Friday.

      The number of new cases also fell again to 466, following a two-day peak of 700+ cases per day.

      The totals, announced at 2pm today, are surprisingly low compared to the sharp increase Sweden had been experiencing during the week.

      However, trends in the data released by the country’s Public Health Authority show that confirmed deaths and cases fall over the weekend before rising again, because of what is believed to be a delay in reporting.

      I’d wait a few days to see what happens there.

      The low figures come despite the country not enforcing a lockdown, piling pressure on the UK and other countries that did enact stricter measures to contain the virus.

      I doubt the UK will be keen on relaxing things any time soon, with Boris Johnson recovering from a serious infection himself, and UK deaths staying up at 980 yesterday and 917 today.

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      • Corky

         /  12th April 2020

        If everything pans out for Sweden, you can PROBABLY pin it on one thing -they have a small underclass. For example a Tongan spokesperson ( talking of kava parties in NZ) ,said people who participated in such gatherings lived in their own little bubbles to start with. That’s why we probably needed a lockdown. Our society is too diverse to pull together.

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    • David, the medical experts are far from convinced that Sweden is over the worst of coronavirus. The Swedes are not testing enough, not tracking, not isolating, and their death toll is rising – similar to America two months ago

      https://time.com/5817412/sweden-coronavirus/

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      • David

         /  12th April 2020

        You could be right but they dont seem particularly concerned with plenty of support for the PM. It will be interesting to see what the difference between it and Denmark is at the end of this.

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  5. Wyoming has become the 50th, and final, US state to be under a disaster declaration following approval by Trump on Saturday. That means for for the first time in history every US state is under a disaster declaration. All thanks to Trump.

    He didn’t inherit a broken system–he dismantled the system he inherited, burned it to the ground, and salted the earth, and now it’s broken.

    He’s our daily reminder that rational people can plan for anything, except an irrational president.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  12th April 2020

      Good to see you are still alive, Ishmael. And getting your daily fix.

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      • Have enough Americans died under Trump’s mismanagement yet to wake your ideas up, Alan? Or are you still trumpeting his magnificence?

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  12th April 2020

          Thought NY state and city were under Democrat management, Ishmael?

          The one boasting about its open door links to China and the world right up till when the tsunami hit?

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        • Duker

           /  12th April 2020

          Hes right . Trump cant close a 7Eleven anywhere, cant direct the local cops even in DC
          Trump only has control over borders especially airports and military bases.
          Schools in NY City , thats the Mayors domain , but strangely the subway and above ground trains and buses are more under the Governors ( indirect) control – as the system extends further into Long Island and Connecticut

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  6. Gezza

     /  12th April 2020

    The Vance weighs in:

    OPINION: Go hard and go early.

    It’s our pandemic catchphrase. Buzzwords to sum up the collective effort to beat the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.

    Jacinda Ardern repeats it over and over in her frequent press briefings. Our mission, pain, fight, stay the course and sacrifices. Other words that crop up regularly in the prime minister’s addresses.

    It’s an iron fist, dressed up in velvety words.

    More…

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/120959519/coronavirus-how-jacinda-ardern-is-using-soft-propaganda-to-beat-covid19

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    • David

       /  12th April 2020

      I am a little uncomfortable with all this great “sacrifice” we are making when half of people are still working and the others are being paid 80% of their wages to chillax and catch up with their to do lists.
      The wife is doing it tough though with her hairdressing appointment delayed, the eyebrow work is DIY and the rest of her team that keep her looking in tip top condition waiting expectantly for the lockdown on her credit card to be over.

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      • Gezza

         /  12th April 2020

        You make the poor lass sound like a hag who needs a small army of professionals to maintain the appearance that caught your eye when choosing a partner, David.

        I’m sure she’s still got what it takes to catch another fish if she happens to read what you just wrote & is not mollified by your desperate explanations.

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        • David

           /  12th April 2020

          No, she is gorgeous. She has a great life she aint going nowhere, happy wee bunny.

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      • Blazer

         /  12th April 2020

        So long as she is a contented matron that still irons your shirts and prepares meals for you ,and as you have mentioned thinks its a privilege to do so….all is well.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  12th April 2020

        Nah Gezza, David is the sort of person along with other righties,those who call themselves “tall man or rich pick”think they are important, they are usually nobodies and i hope your wife reads your post,which will then be followed by hot tongue and cold shoulder

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        • David

           /  12th April 2020

          Jeez Lurcher thats a bit personal, it was a tongue in cheek addition to a post not sure why you needed to insult personally like that. Thought you were somewhat better than that.

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        • Corky

           /  12th April 2020

          ”Call themselves “tall man or rich pick”think they are important, they are usually nobodies.”

          Quite true, Lurchy. But…money makes these nobodies, somebodies. You will see many of these ”nobodies” at mortgagee sales, rental property sales and business sales post Coronavirus These people are movers and shakers. They don’t eat crackers and cheese. And the majority move quietly through the world unless you piss them off. Then you will find out what money( and assets) can do.

          Meanwhile in my area, two small businesses are being shut down and cleaned out as I write. One is a lighting businesses and the other a engineering firm I have used over the years. That’s six people with no job… and less money in the kitty to pay for your non productive lifestyle.

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          • lurcher1948

             /  12th April 2020

            “and less money in the kitty to pay for your non productive lifestyle”, FFS Corky try to get a grasp at reality, I worked to 69 im a 72 yo pensioner..i im probably better than you in life so go and finish sucking on that lemon sunshine.
            PS i have my own chompers before you throw an agism insult in

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            • Corky

               /  12th April 2020

              Easy, easy now. I commend you for working so long. But the reality is you are now non productive..and spending my money. That’s grasping reality. And it’s a reality I don’t like. I suggest you attend a mortgagee sale in your street when one happens( hopefully not your house). Observe the bidders. You will soon be able to sort us RIGHTIES out from the crowd quite easily. Look for:

              1- Well polished causal leather shoes
              2- White canvass slip-ons
              3- Docs
              4- Pseudo work boots matched with stylish jeans.

              Observe the quite confidence. Watch the subtle gestures to the auctioneer. Quiver at the huge amounts of money on offer. Then compare your lifestyle. Enough said.

          • Blazer

             /  12th April 2020

            So after just over 2 weeks of lockdown and Govt grants,they are closing!
            Not viable is the conclusion.

            Your ‘movers and shakers’ are more aptly described as …vultures.

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            • Corky

               /  12th April 2020

              ”So after just over 2 weeks of lockdown and Govt grants,they are closing!”

              In case you haven’t realised many small businesses run week to week credit wise. There is little margin for things to go wrong.

              I think the two businesses mentioned have probably done the sums; thought of the bureaucratic hassles to start up again, even with grants.
              They don’t know what state their supply chains are in. Whether their businesses will be a priority for customers with more pressing needs.

              These is my assumptions.

          • Blazer

             /  12th April 2020

            @Corky…so these movers and shakers wear…shoes!They should be easy to spot.
            Loafers….and no doubt …brothel creepers!Bol.

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            • Corky

               /  12th April 2020

              Loafers? That’s for common people. $15 a pair at the Warehouse.
              ”Brothel creepers?”. Don’t know what those are. Is it something sailors get before shore leave?

            • Duker

               /  12th April 2020

            • How odd; one of Mike Hosking’s supposed signs of sophistication was wearing loafers. now described as for the common people and costing $15 at The Warehouse.

  7. lurcher1948

     /  12th April 2020

    A Mitre 10 franchise,not a good look, but that’s big business,done during Nationals regimen
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/120849980/how-a-mitre-10-franchise-defrauded-one-of-its-building-contractors

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  12th April 2020

      That’s straight out dirty business, Lurch. Looks like they got off too lightly too..

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  8. Blazer

     /  12th April 2020

    ‘David Pearse, managing director of Pukeko Rental Managers, predicted a “mass sell-off” of rental properties in the coming weeks.’…… 🙂

    wheres that tiny violin…

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/residential/120863299/lockdown-final-straw-for-worried-property-investors

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  9. duperez

     /  12th April 2020

    It has to be admitted a clear sense of purpose has been provided for people. For some it will be to grab whatever they can to disparage the Prime Minister.
    Heading out daily to find nuggets to turn into sledgehammers must be so exciting.

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  10. Gezza

     /  12th April 2020

    Anyone know what’s happened to Trav & Missy ?

    I’m missing their contributions.

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    • Blazer

       /  12th April 2020

      Jacindamania was just too much for them to…bear.

      I miss Nelly’s contributions…..and me old mate the Duck.

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      • Gezza

         /  12th April 2020

        Remind me who “the Duck” was.

        (Trevor Mallard popped into my mind for an instant, but I doubt he’s ever posted here.)

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        • Blazer

           /  12th April 2020

          High Flying Duck…smart commentator.
          PDB another who had a lot to offer.

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          • Gezza

             /  12th April 2020

            Ah … cheers, B. Yes I remember them now.

            Certainly miss PDB’s comments.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  12th April 2020

            Thanks for the good memories, guys. I’ve given you more upticks today than I usually do in a couple of months, B!

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    • The last time I heard from Trav was when he/she/they were trying to claim some knowledge of Alchemy…and trying to tell me I didn’t know anything about Wollemi pines. They on the other hand had a relative in Australia who at the time could have bought one straight away.😀
      I don’t miss good ole Trav…but I hope they drop in for Geeza’s enjoyment.

      Missy I do like. Hope she graces us with her excellent commentary soon.Maybe a pic of Boris wobbling down the street with a posse of security, nurses and doctors in tow.

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  12th April 2020

      G, although it would be indecent to do so pubicly, as a keen student of the human condition I find it interesting to speculate how many of the current rogues gallery are just reincarnations of their former avatar

      Leave it with you. Cheers,c

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      • Corky

         /  12th April 2020

        😄

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      • Gezza

         /  12th April 2020

        Don’t know; don’t care, c.

        Don’t think Trav, Missy, PDB or HIgh Flying Duck have reincarnated here as some other alter ego.

        If they post to me I just respond (or not) to what they’ve said & that’s about my level of interest in them.

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        • Conspiratoor

           /  12th April 2020

          Patu?

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          • Gezza

             /  12th April 2020

            No thanks. Rather have a machete.

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          • Gezza

             /  12th April 2020

            Patupaiarehe has posted her as himself or patu on rare occasions. He hasn’t returned as another of our current crew.

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            • Conspiratoor

               /  12th April 2020

              I recall some interesting exchanges many years ago when we were all much younger with patu and G …long after al had hit the scratcher

            • Gezza

               /  12th April 2020

              Mostly Youtube music clips posted well into the small hours.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  12th April 2020

              Do you recall the night I unveiled the coded message behind the downticks

            • Gezza

               /  12th April 2020

              Yes, I do. 10 pm was the cutoff & switchover.

          • Gezza

             /  12th April 2020

            Drat! Shouldn’t post on the iPad while eating mushrooms on toast at the same time.

            Just try that again:

            *Patupaiarehe has posted HERE as himself etc …

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  11. I see the apology industry writers are working overtime. This is a typical neoliberal response when neoliberal governance failures become public, from the UK’s execrable Home Secretary, Priti Patel:

    “I am sorry if people feel there have been failings” on PPE.

    Use of the passive voice, “have been,” which omits agency and the ability to assign blame to the proper party. Blame the victim, “If people feel.” Blame their “feelings,” rather than objective fact. Omit discussion of devastating consequences. Take credit for working hard, “virtually every single day.” Avoid admitting to policy failures, poor or destructive judgment, and the inability to get the job done.

    The White House will be taking notes.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2020/apr/11/coronavirus-uk-live-matt-hancock-under-fire-over-ppe-comments-live-updates

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  12. PartisanZ

     /  12th April 2020

    Has anyone mentioned this before: The more “normal” or ‘globalized’ it is, whatever ‘economy’ we “restart” will absolutely need to be [proportionately] “ready” or “poised” to close-down, lock-up and hide away again at any moment?

    Globalization and especially the modern phenomena of “Travel & Sightseeing’ – aka neo-colonial, neoliberal Tourism Addiction – enabled by fossil-fuel (the last of Mother Nature’s ‘Ancient Sunshine’) and alcohol – is the primary ‘carrier’ of the plague.

    How ever will we survive without it? I really want to go back to my lowly-paid servile job “hosting” … visitors …

    And we’ve known full well that “international travel” is the plague-bearer since 1918!

    Consequently, ‘economics’ in its current form, aka ‘Egonomics’, must be reinvented.

    It’s really very simple. A new ‘order’ …

    “If all life is sacred (or holy) and equally worthy of development, then Love requires an ‘ORDER’ by which the development of each and every one is possible” – Frank E Warner, ‘Future of Man’ (London 1944)

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    • Gezza

       /  12th April 2020

      Done any travelling overseas, Parti ?

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  12th April 2020

      All the world needs from us is good humour and kindness, PZ. I don’t think we need to ration that to geographical boundaries. I give thanks to all the enlightenment I have enjoyed from other countries and their folks. Your rush to cut off your nose to spite your face won’t have much popular support.

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      • Blazer

         /  12th April 2020

        in that spirit…enjoy..Al….

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      • PartisanZ

         /  12th April 2020

        Alan, everyone doesn’t need to go exploit, pillage, pollute and demean other cultures’ sights, sounds and experiences! Just send a camera crew!!!

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  12th April 2020

          No, everyone doesn’t need to do those things and they don’t.

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  13. Gezza

     /  12th April 2020

    A little bit of The Spaniel, way back, at his best – cos I was just in the mood for his dulcet tones.

    This one is dedicated to Jonsey, the provinces’ Railway Man.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  12th April 2020

      Gone in a puff of smoke, Z.

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    • Corky

       /  12th April 2020

      Quack medicine I’m afraid, Zedd. Legal or not, most doctors will put in in the same category as Browns Gas, Vitamin C therapy, The Markic protocols and a host of other things.

      Spark the bong and mellow, my good man. The legal smoke is not upon us yet.

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      • Zedd

         /  14th April 2020

        ‘Spark the bong and mellow, my good man. The legal smoke is not upon us yet.’ sez corky

        again with your imaginings.. it is not legal in Aotearoa/NZ & I cant get any.
        >I have heard that in Colorado, Canada & parts of EU etc. the ‘Legal weed shops’ are doing a roaring trade; to relieve boredom in lockdown.. BUT alas NZ ‘establishment’ is still stuck in 20th century prohibitionist mindset.. booo hoo 😦

        I also hear that Natl./NZF want to put back the election/R-day to November ? :/

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        • Corky

           /  14th April 2020

          ”I also hear that Natl./NZF want to put back the election/R-day to November ?”

          I heard Simon say he was even prepared to consider an election next year. That is both fair and good. Fair because it gives the present government time to show their mettle and prove they did most things right. Good because it allows Labour to do all the grunt work; tire themselves out and take the blame for a myriad of things that will pop up after lockdown is lifted. National can then step in, offering the voter fresh hope and vitality and the RIGHT way.

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          • Zedd

             /  14th April 2020

            whats this corky.. finally revealing your ‘political leanings’ 😀
            >just as I suspected..

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            • Corky

               /  14th April 2020

              My political leanings have always been known. I’m a Libertarian. But since the demise of the Libertarian Party I now support National…but I hold my nose. They are the best of a very bad bunch in my opinion. I have more respect for Labour though, but I despise them.

              You know this, so don’t bs, Zedd. Post straight.

    • Duker

       /  12th April 2020

      Just PR
      “Media release from the New Zealand Medical Cannabis Council”
      Not too different from ‘appearance medicine’ all done for vanity rather than medical need ( mostly)

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  14. lurcher1948

     /  12th April 2020

    Birds of a feather, flock together
    Chuck Bird
    Cindy, lied again. She was hoping for a photo op on 15 March. She was forced to go just before that and miss out.
    She was also late stopping tourist coming into NZ.
    Thumb up 27 Thumb down 3LOG IN TO REPLY REPORTAPRIL 12, 2020 11:42AM
    igm
    She dragged it out as long as she could for this photo op. She must look good to the UN you know, also islam.
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    the right do hatred really,nasty

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  12th April 2020

      Lurch, I could find an obscene rant about Trump to highlight every day but that would just show me as stupid as they are.

      Best to focus on useful and intelligent stuff.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  12th April 2020

        Just posting the rants of your average knuckle dragging righty Alan and informing you of the idiots out there chasing clicks on Kiwiblog and thanking the fact we have PM Jacinda Ardern as our leader and not the “back to the nasty past” simon bridges

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      • MaureenW

         /  12th April 2020

        What would that leave for Ishmael to rant about though?

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  12th April 2020

          True, competition from the Far Loony Left might leave Ishmael discombobulated.

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  15. duperez

     /  12th April 2020

    Rocky Racoon. Just kids making music.

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  16. Corky

     /  12th April 2020

    Here’s the Great White Hope for the Dems. Maureen is right. They will need to pick someone else. Steyny and Tucker have some fun.

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  17. lurcher1948

     /  12th April 2020

    A sad video of Amy Winehouse,her last concert STONED,after taking coke, forgets her words on the downward spiral, towards death,so sad…what a singer,so sad

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    • Zedd

       /  14th April 2020

      sad indeed..
      her song ‘Rehab.’ sez it all though :/
      >they tried to make her go.. but she said “NO NO NO !”

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  18. Alan Wilkinson

     /  12th April 2020

    Beach tonight after dog tires, retires to chew her stick.

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  19. Alan Wilkinson

     /  13th April 2020

    Boris leaves hospital and gives a NZ nurse a very honourable mention:
    “I want to pay my own thanks to the utterly brilliant doctors, leaders in their fields, men and women but several of them for some reason called Nick, who took some crucial decisions a few days ago for which I will be grateful for the rest of my life,” the Prime Minister said.

    “I want to thank the many nurses, men and women, whose care has been so astonishing. I am going to forget some names, so forgive me, but I want to thank Po Ling and Shannon and Emily and Angel and Connie and Becky and Rachael and Nicky and Ann.

    “And I hope they won’t mind if I mention in particular two nurses who stood by my bedside for 48 hours when things could have gone either way.

    “They are Jenny from New Zealand – Invercargill on the South Island to be exact – and Luis from Portugal, near Porto.

    “And the reason in the end my body did start to get enough oxygen was because for every second of the night they were watching and they were thinking and they were caring and making the interventions I needed.”
    – The Telegraph

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    • Blazer

       /  13th April 2020

      and for those who think Boris going into I.C.U was a PR stunt….rest assured….

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  13th April 2020

        Lefty nutters.

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        • Gezza

           /  13th April 2020

          Were there some who really believed that or is Blazer just blowing it out of his ear?

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  13th April 2020

            Bound to be both.

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            • Blazer

               /  13th April 2020

              you reckoned he had only a 50/50 chance a couple of days ago.
              Odds are it was calculated PR.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  13th April 2020

              Yes, those seem to be the odds against which he survived.

              The odds that you will write drivel are much better.

            • Blazer

               /  14th April 2020

              A simple search will confirm Boris has a deserved reputation for publicity seeking stunts.
              A cunning,calculating ,etonesque P.M,in a very long line of them,unfortunately.

            • Corky

               /  14th April 2020

              Stress, immune deficiency and not a full recovery. Next minute he is reinfected. Has anyone covered the reinfection scenario yet?

            • Gezza

               /  14th April 2020

              Don’t think so. It’s started happening overseas somewhere, according to Aljazeera tv. Can’t recall where. I switched off to get on wiv me multiple home projects while the weather’s nice & sunny.

              What can you tell us, Corks?

            • Corky

               /  14th April 2020

              Not much. Just heard it’s happening. The problem with serious lung infections is it can leave lungs in a weakened condition. We may have all these people recovering, but they may suffer lung problems for the rest of their lives.

              Talking of Boris. They showed his home where he’s recovering. It’s hard to match Boris to such a home. His scruffy appearance seems more fitted for the East End. Apparently, according to some reports he is far stronger and fitter than he looks. He is also an ex rugger player. That may explain a few things.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  14th April 2020

              @Corky, too early for reinfection to show up here yet. We will know only after elimination is attained and borders controlled. I like the idea of a NZ – Aus bubble with free travel between us as an interim measure.

            • Corky

               /  14th April 2020

              The Australasian Bubble. European Union Bubble. South American Bubble.

              We may soon have a new world regulated by bubbles and their attendant
              access and business regulations.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  14th April 2020

              I could see the bubble being extended as others take the same control. It couldn’t be merged with a herd immunity bubble though.

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