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  1. Gezza

     /  30th April 2020

    Sweety Pook, about 5.30 pm Tuesday evening. Being coquettish, trying to get some extras after the other pooks have moved on following their Pookden Manor cafe evening treat.

    Told her, nope, sorry, all gone, no more, Sweety. Time for sleeps.

    I remain unmoved by dejected looks from Purple Swamp Hens these days, no matter how cute they’re being. Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. I’d be getting demands for treats every hour. They get two bread chunk treat servings. Breakfast or brunch, and evening dinner.

    Sweety’s very bad limp of two weeks ago has all but disappeared now. It only becomes apparent when she runs, does a sort of hop and skip. Anyone wants me to pass on best wishes for her speedy recover, let me know, I’ll pass it on.

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    • Gezza

       /  30th April 2020

      Drat. *recovery

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      • I gave my birds some rather nice banana bread as well as their usual brown bread cubes.

        ‘Erghhhh….we’re not eating THAT muck.’ Ingrates.

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        • Gezza

           /  30th April 2020

          Sweety turned up early around 3pm with the young pooklet that always hangs out with mum. They helped themselves to the last of the tuis’s sugar water, & tried to cadge an early feed. Their unheeded pleas soon produced another young adult & the few days-older pooklet twin atop the fence, So I explained to them all no, all gone no more, too early & they all contented themselves with trimming my lawn.

          Thank goodness these two pooklet twins are ‘just trimming”, not oulling grass out & eating the roots, so I’ve no need to rush out & go apeshit & try to show them what is verboten. That’s always panic stations, flapping of wings, shrieking & puzzled looks from them about wtf is wrong with me?

          But they always come back within a couple of minutes. This lot seem well-behaved. Over a few days enuf of them behaving themselves like this & “just trimming” do actually keep the lawn mown.

          They may have moved on upstream. It’s nearly my preferred time for their dinner treat. I’ll go out there soon & see if they spot me & come back to the fence. The pooklets (well, they can fly, they’re pooklings now) are so funny -.they get really excited to see me at the fence, fly up, run up thru the foliage, flapping their wings, making gleeful little peeps. You’d love to see this.

          Bloody cold wind blowing now tho, for a Northerly. Better wrap up

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          • Gezza

             /  30th April 2020

            Oh. Sweety & the two pooklings were still in the back yard, quietly trimming the grass, & Bluey had joined them. So a brisk walk towards them got them all back up on the fence and over to the streamside, where they now know is the onky place where bread chunk treats are served.

            The two other young adult birds were waiting nearby & joined them immediately. They’ll be heading off to their individual sleeping nests soon. Nightfall is coming earlier every day.,

            The pooklings will have built their own slerpng nests at this age, they are no longer called to bed by dad, Bluey.

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  2. David

     /  30th April 2020

    Winston Peters in his tailored Italian suit proffering his Iphone as deputy PM in a country who is at present solely propped up by exports now thinks it would be a good time to head back to 1976 and start building cars again, start a pharmaceutical industry and generally remake an old failed economic model and introduce trade barriers.
    For those who were thinking perhaps a sneaky Winston vote to keep Ardern focused and the Greenies sidelined you may want to think again.

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    • Gezza

       /  30th April 2020

      Typical Winston posturing ahead of the election. This will likely pull in some votes, & the idea does bear some thinking about. Once back on a coalition with a partner that refuses to countenance the idea & turn it intonformal policy, Winston has an adequate defence. He’s happy to make policy election to election, working out which group of suckers to target.

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      • Gezza

         /  30th April 2020

        soz. *turn it into formal government policy,

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      • David

         /  30th April 2020

        Not sure why we wouldnt want to carry on the way we were a month ago when we had 4% unemployment, rising wages, economic growth (albeit slowing).
        Can you imagine the cost and dislocation and absolute misery of totally transforming the economic model that pretty much the whole developed world has worked out is the best system back to a Muldoonist state with Twyford directing it….shuddring thought.

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        • Gezza

           /  30th April 2020

          Not going to happen. So not giving it much consideration beyond that conclusion.

          Possibly a new MoW construct on the cards, but manufacturing uneconomically will see NZ products ignored & cheaper overseas goods purchased, imo.

          Winston put on quite a show, judging by the Herald & Stuff reports last night. Knocked a small dent in Jacinda’s halo & put her in the position of defending Bloomfield, who Winston damned with faint praise. But it was all done in the best possible … taste & with admirable attention to precise dog whistling phraseology that means slightly different things to different people.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  30th April 2020

            As I forecast, Winnie has no trouble upstaging Bridges while keeping all his options open with implausible denial imminent in every direction.

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        • Blazer

           /  30th April 2020

          Yes carrying on increasing inequality and indebtedness and ramping the FIRE economy does work at enriching a tiny selfish minority .
          Focussing on the productive sector is well overdue.

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          • Gezza

             /  30th April 2020

            Weren’t Shane & his coterie of associated Ministers doing this already?

            It’s not so much the focussing on the productive sector that could be problematic, it’s making some NZ-manyfactured products competive in pricing that will be difficult to sustain.

            If you want a return to the tartiffs regimes I’m not sure this can be done without retaliatory tariffs being put on NZ goods.

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            • Blazer

               /  30th April 2020

              When were tariff regimes ever ..abandoned?

            • Gezza

               /  30th April 2020

              By who?

            • Blazer

               /  30th April 2020

              by trading nations.

            • David

               /  30th April 2020

              Trade is a million times freer than it was in the past Blazer, non tariff barriers have been slashed.
              How about Faafoi running KiwiPhone as an Apple competitor or having cutting edge drugs manufactured with oversight form our health minister. How about JAG manufacturing KiwiCar.
              Putting Twyford and Jones in charge of infrastructure is pure genius, the clown show that brought us Kiwibuild and a billion trees.

            • Blazer

               /  30th April 2020

              So much for the Kiwi can do attitude eh David!

              Flipping houses and ramping up property prices is a parasitical ponzi scheme that needs to collapse.

              Btw in 9 years under National what successful initiatives did MBIE kick start.
              Any trickledown from Thiel being fast tracked to NZ citizenship yet?

            • Gezza

               /  30th April 2020

            • David

               /  30th April 2020

              MBIE are unlikely to come up with anything they are the dead hand of the state. Best if the government stay the hell out of the way and let millions of innovative and productive Kiwis lose to get the place lit up.
              “I am here from the government and I am here to help” was welcomed by no one ever, facilitate sure but if you want the place to fire then have no PAYE for 6 months or GST and suspend the RMA in urban areas and watch people go crazy.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  30th April 2020

              Flipping houses doesn’t make money. Putting other people’s money into them and then giving it back and keeping the profit does so long as the loony Left keep building more difficult and costly. No sign that will change. However wrecking our economy relative to Australia will likely see emigration swell causing a temporary glut.

              Also eviscerating tourism will see a lot of empty tourist accommodation. I’m not sure how that will play out. I’ve taken four or five bookings in the last few days. NZers will still holiday, get married and visit families. Overseas grandparents will still want to visit. Presumably competition by desperate airlines will keep prices down. Antibody testing may deliver some assurance.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  30th April 2020

              “watch people go crazy.”

              As long as the craziness is restricted to the urban areas I’m all for it. Bring it on. Of course we’ll need our very good friends the chinese to fund and rebuild the infrastructure. What could possiblie go wrong

          • Blazer

             /  30th April 2020

            rambling ,incoherent drivel,lacking any substance whatsoever Al.
            ‘ Presumably competition by desperate airlines will keep prices down’-I see,so when airlines go bust =less of them=prices go down!…very good.

            Good to hear your biso is going well….you don’t need a Govt subsidy then.. 🙂

            Hey, have you though of putting Gemma on the payroll…Black Dog Security Services!May as well have the whole family on…it!

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  30th April 2020

              Some idiots upticked that nonsense, B. You’ll be competing with Winston for the moron vote soon.

    • Blazer

       /  30th April 2020

      Winstons ideas make perfect sense.
      The U.S after offshoring manufacturing, finds itself relying on China for so much, it has destroyed the very fabric of what made it…great.
      Trump who you seem to admire so much actually realises this and is attempting to turn back the clock.

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      • Gezza

         /  30th April 2020

        Yes, but Trump also wants to use the US’s untrammelled economic power to force other countries to buy US-made goods. Amerika First, under Trump, as I have been saying since he got elected, means Amerika First – Everywhere.

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        • Blazer

           /  30th April 2020

          what is ‘untrammelled economic power’?

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          • Gezza

             /  30th April 2020

            America’s.

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            • Blazer

               /  30th April 2020

              you need to find a gif of a….stump…Gezza.

            • Gezza

               /  30th April 2020

              No I don’t; sounds like you do (for some weird reason). Google is your friend, mon ami.

            • Blazer

               /  30th April 2020

              roof postponed due to inclement…conditions?

            • Gezza

               /  30th April 2020

              Nope. Kitting up in a few minutes. It’s cold out there; I needed to make myself a warm breakfast of bacon, egg on toast, squashed pork meatball & tomato sauce first. Now, hot milky coffee, then …. into it.

            • Gezza

               /  30th April 2020

              God, what a bloody chore. One minute ya freezing ya arse off the next minute ya peeking back the Stereo Overalls & stripping off layers cos the sun’s come out & ya broiling. Rust dust & paint chips flying in all directions including up ya nose becos it’s bloody windy as, bro. Didn’t want to wear a mask in that heat, foggin’ up ya safety glasses, right up under the blimmin soffit, bumpin’ ya noggin.

              I could scrag the last painter. Some dopey kid. His idea of rust treatment turns out to have been painting over it. So parts of the box housing that haven’t rusted have got one metal primer & two layers of paint stuck so hard to the housing a hand grenade would have trouble shifting it, let alone a bloody wire brush & a two-ended mortaring tool.

              Bloody lawyers caught me before I even got started so that took out half an hour but they are now suitably instructed & can keep themselves busy for a few days.

              90 minutes of those windy, cramped conditions was enuf. I don’t get paid enuf for this shit. Hell, I don’t get paid any bloody thing. I might complain to Bridges about slave labour. Needs some thought tho.

              Got the thing as debrided of rust as possible & thickly coated with CRC Rust Converter. I’ll leave it overnight and see if it needs more slave labouring tomorrow.

              Have I missed anything interesting here? 😳

              🤔 Aw look, never mind. I’ll grab a coffee & have a look thru. 👍🏼

        • duperez

           /  30th April 2020

          Do you mean he wants other countries to buy goods made by US companies in other countries? Are they US-made goods?

          Or does he want all the American companies producing stuff overseas to relocate to the US and manufacture there? And where is the massive workforce of low paid, ‘unskilled,’ factory fodder to come from? Mexico? Immigrating workers is not a possibility.

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          • Gezza

             /  30th April 2020

            He wants other countries to buy US-made goods, including military equipment. They don’t want to as overpriced – tarriffs & /or economic sanctions threats. Look at Turkey. Happy with Russian air defence missile system – Grumpy Trumpy.

            He also just recently pressured India to sell Indian manufactured Covid-19 relatedc pharmaceuticals (and/or possibly mefical equipment) by threatening more tariffs.

            America has a stranglehold on world finance. Trump uses it to sanction & threaten not only those countries he’s declared economic war on, other countries who refuse to recognise & fall in line with Trumpian sanctionomics.

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            • Gezza

               /  30th April 2020

              *medical equipment
              **but other countries who refuse etc

  3. Gezza

     /  30th April 2020

    What a bugger. I have to get up on the roof this morning to de-rust & rust proof the bigurglar alarm box ahead of a repaint job. We’ve a month’s worth of warm, fine days with barely a breath of wind, but today it’s blustery & the wind chill factor is severe. I’ll have to layer up under me overalls, & anchor my tools & equipment.

    Wellington
    Latest reading
    Wind: 39 km/hr.
    Rain Today: 0.0
    Humidity: 80%
    Updated: 30/04 08:29

    Today’s Forecast
    Fine spells. Strong northerly winds.

    Fri’s Forecast
    Areas of cloud, mainly in the north. Northerlies, strong in exposed places.

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  4. Gezza

     /  30th April 2020

    America’s.

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  30th April 2020

    For the Trumpies here
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EWzHk53XYAE_3IB?format=jpg&name=small
    remember hes the leader of the “free” world

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    • Dennis Horne

       /  30th April 2020

      Trumpers here (literally):
      https://www.livescience.com/singing-gorillas-uganda-pbs.html

      Is it my imagination or can I hear Wilkinson sounding off on “climate change” and “death by pandemic”?

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  30th April 2020

        I wonder if we could make one that could talk to Lefties?

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        • Dennis Horne

           /  30th April 2020

          I wonder why so few scientists in the US are registered Republicans… Could be climate denialism incompatible with science.

          Your views on the Covid-19 pandemic seem equally nutty too.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  30th April 2020

            I’m wondering why so many “scientists” in the US practice politics rather than science. But I am entirely uninterested in your views on the pandemic or anything else.

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  6. NOEL

     /  30th April 2020

    Winstons future will be determined by the SFO result, not posturing.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  30th April 2020

      Why would Winston change the habits of a lifetime? He’ll always net a few mugs.

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  7. Duker

     /  30th April 2020

    Key seems to be ‘popping up in the media’ a lot recently…and we thought he got out of politics for good.
    I see he handed in his resignation at Air NZ last December, too busy , I think the government wouldnt have him as Chairman- he never liked being in the strings , more the conductor.

    Now hes talking ‘North American advisory roles ….can mean only ONE thing PRIVATE EQUITY and HEDGE FUNDS with a bit of Silicon Valley on the side. And we see the Aussies going gangbusters against Google and Facebook eating the medias lunch, ( which is at the behest of Murdoch who always had Aussies PMs on a string). Likely Silicon Valley need top level lobbying which they pay very well. Private equity of course have a few lemons here like Media Works which they want to extract themselves from and dont know which ears to whisper in as they struggle to re-finance.
    Theres an outside chance Key will pop as President of the National party, so as he help along Simon on his training wheel trike with phone calls to reporters like he did in the old days …and seems to have picked up that baton again and is running with it

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    • NOEL

       /  30th April 2020

      Wasn’t some time ago when we were getting bored at Helen popping up for Jacinda.
      Now it’s Key for Simon. Must say something?

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    • David

       /  30th April 2020

      Is that why my Google/Alphabet shares put on some gas overnight, the Key effect already.

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    • Duker

       /  30th April 2020

      A work visa was always meant to be temporary…. its tough but they will have to go home, as we have to give priority for NZ workers. And foreign students have to show they have $15,000 pa to support themselves on top of course costs so that doesnt seem to be a back door to staying here working

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    • NOEL

       /  30th April 2020

      Not NZ permanent residents or citizens.

      Was surprised at the story of the Property Developer stuck in Melbourne and could not get back here because he was on a working visa awaiting PR..
      Property Developer special work category…surely not.

      Not surprising these stories are been promulgated by “immigration consultants.”

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      • Blazer

         /  30th April 2020

        ‘Property Developer special work category…surely not.’….nothing would surprise me these days.

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  8. Corky

     /  30th April 2020

    Wow..had my first latte in ages. To enhance the the buzz, I sparked the Browns Gas Machine and put on my cannula. Hydrogen+ Oxygen+ Caffeine…the best hit in town.

    I feel so good I would actually give way to Lurchy on his scooter instead of going straight through the red light.😃

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  30th April 2020

      How high above ground are you?

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      • Imagine a latte producing so much excitement. I have it every day, so it’s a bit ho-hum to me.

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        • Blazer

           /  30th April 2020

          a cup of Nescafe in the morning is hardly a …latte.

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          • Corky

             /  30th April 2020

            😄

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          • No, a cup of Nescafe is not a latte (well done for knowing that, I would not have expected you to) but a latte IS a latte, odd as that might seem. You appear not to know that one doesn’t have to go to a cafe for these coffees now. Not all coffee made chez soi is ‘Nescafe’ instant coffee. Do try to keep up.

            To Corks, ‘slurping lattes’ is one of the things that makes Mike Hosking sophisticated. To most people, slurping a drink makes someone uncouth.

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            • Blazer

               /  30th April 2020

              how do you steam your milk….I know you can curdle it ..easily…enough.

      • Corky

         /  30th April 2020

        Alan..if I see you from above…I will adorn you with rose petals and gold dust.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  30th April 2020

          Thanks, Corky. I’d better not look up. I’ll try to dodge Lurch, he seems grumpy lately.

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  9. I couldn’t resist responding:

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  30th April 2020

      The dumb acceptance of this tripe and ridiculous lockdown rules puts me straight back to the horror I felt as a twelve year old realising that most adults then gave at least lip service to ridiculous religious beliefs and I was going to have to live a life amongst mostly stupid people.

      Nothing much has changed other than a shift of allegiance from organized religion to pseudo-science and environmental fantasies.

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      • Blazer

         /  30th April 2020

        ‘ the horror I felt as a twelve year old realising that most adults then gave at least lip service to ridiculous religious beliefs and I was going to have to live a life amongst mostly stupid people.’

        well you appear to have accepted the fact and pursued the American Dream…all the same.

        It must be hard living amongst all these ‘stupid people’…are they all loony lefties?

        Your memoire should be captivating….’confessions of a reluctant beneficiary’.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  30th April 2020

          I avoid most of them, B. Helps both physical and mental health. I doubt the loony Left exceed 10% of the population so the answer to your question is almost certainly no.

          No plans for a memoir but if I had it would be “Surviving a world of stupid”.

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    • NOEL

       /  30th April 2020

      Geez Alan where is the problem.
      Rahui has no legal standing. if yah want to fish go ahead.
      If you are sensitive to “witchdoctoring” give it a miss.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  30th April 2020

        Neither did the religious edicts used to have legal standing, nevertheless the population used to tug their forelocks at them and those who resisted faced abuse just as doubtless those who ignore this rahui will.

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        • NOEL

           /  30th April 2020

          Ahh so it’s not “witch doctoring” but religion?

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  30th April 2020

            What do you think? Is it claiming to fix a physical ailment or a mental one? I’ll be guided by your advice.

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            • Gezza

               /  30th April 2020

              It’s making something of a jumble of claims, one of which appears to be dissuading Maori residents from breaking their bubbles & congregating at certain places along the awa, increasing the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

              Possibly might encourage them to break their bubbles & congregate at checkpoint/ roadblocks instead, hard to know at this point. Any checkpoint/roadblocks known of in any Waikato hapu or iwi rohe?

  10. duperez

     /  30th April 2020

    From the ‘Is that a typo?’ department.

    “Rocket Lab has taken another major step toward its first launch from US soil, rolling out the Electron rocket to its new pad at Nasa’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.”

    Is it meant to the ‘Electron’ or ‘Election’? 🙂

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12328441

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    • NOEL

       /  30th April 2020

      Gotta see the irony.
      When the Space for was first proposed there was no facilities or people to run it.
      Recently the first trainees graduated and it takes a Kiwi rocket to get it in the air.

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    • Blazer

       /  30th April 2020

      Thinly veiled request for more Govt money for pet R&D projects.
      This one clearly has military applications.

      The Govt has already poured in tens of millions.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  30th April 2020

      Oh dear, a ranting Democrat too. Lurch, Ishmael beware! Believing Trump may lead you astray. So might believing your Lefty media.

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  11. Alan Wilkinson

     /  30th April 2020

    In other news my replacement sandals arrived just after I had to sew on a temporary buckle on the dying pair. And Bunnings failed its first test. After ordering early on Tuesday morning I got a phone call this morning asking when I would like to click and collect. I pointed out I had requested and paid for delivery. Maybe soon.

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    • Blazer

       /  30th April 2020

      don’t forget to be fashionable…you always wear bobby socks with roman sandals…white ones.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  30th April 2020

        Not here, B. Too much water around. Bare feet in the sandals. And C will be pleased our bureaucrats have finally noticed it rained and lifted the fire ban. They don’t get paid eye-watering amounts to do absolutely nothing. They obviously check in to the office every few weeks.

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        • The expression ‘bobby socks’ dates Blazer. So does his idea that Roman sandals are the only ones on the market.

          He also seems unaware that socks and sandals have been back in for a while, as seen on Paris Fashion Week catwalks and elsewhere.

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          • Blazer

             /  30th April 2020

            ‘don’t forget to be fashionable’…comprenez…and you expect people to believe you have a degree!Pull the other leg it plays a quintet by..Schubert.

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            • No, dear, I don’t have a degree, I have three sets of letters after my name. BA, MA (Hons) and a teaching qualification.

              Combien des lettres as tu apres ton nom ? Aucun ? Je pensais ainsi. Ne ris pas a ceux qui sont plus educees que toi.

            • Google socks and sandals if you don’t believe me. Look up Paris Mens Fashion Week. Not that you will admit that you were wrong even when you read that you are.

            • Blazer

               /  30th April 2020

              sure you do…3 letters alright…Tui.

            • Gezza

               /  30th April 2020

              Throwing a little te reo in there was a great riposte, possibly.

          • No, dear, you don’t understand the world of academia, which is rather sad.. Read this carefully.

            ‘Letters’ in this context means the abbreviations for a degree*. BA = Bachelor of Arts and is the first degree taken. MA is Master of Arts, which is done after a BA and can’t be done without one. (Hons) means Honours which I can’t be bothered explaining to someone who doesn’t know what having letters after one’s name means. But there are classes of Hons; mine’s a First. PhD is the third tier and means Doctor of Philosophy (but doesn’t mean that the degree is IN philosophy)

            Now do you understand ? I hope so, I don’t want to explain it again.

            If you don’t understand the long words, look them up, dear.

            * that’s when one studies at a university; it’s called tertiary education from the Latin word tertius which means third.

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            • Blazer

               /  30th April 2020

              don’t believe a word of it.
              Internet qualifications=fantasy.

    • lurcher1948

       /  30th April 2020

      First word problems in [deleted] Alans mind,and life FOOTWEAR,as an aside work and income are giving me $63.64 a week till the end of September, thanks righties sweat and work your hearts out,i don’t care, Thanks saint PM Jacinda Ardern

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  30th April 2020

        Don’t look up, Lurch. I’m not sure Corky is going to drop gold dust and rose petals on you.

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      • Pink David

         /  30th April 2020

        Interesting to know the price for which you will sell yourself.

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      • It’s not very saintly to deny a mother the chance to say goodbye to her son who’s dying of melanona.

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  12. lurcher1948

     /  30th April 2020

    There are people here who are blinded by the UV light shining out of Trump’s bum, here is a shortlist of orange mans failures, AKA Mr Trump,a business genius
    https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/donald-trumps-13-biggest-business-failures-59556/

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  30th April 2020

      Why is that interesting, Lurch? Business is about trying stuff and the market then tells you if it works or not.

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      • Blazer

         /  30th April 2020

        and if the market’ tells you its not…what happens?

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  30th April 2020

          Can it and try something else. Get criticised by those who never dare to try anything. And doubly criticised if you subsequently succeed.

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          • Blazer

             /  30th April 2020

            one of the greatest rewards in the Capitalist game is becoming a ‘successful failure’…as the likes of Mark Hotchin,Eric Watson,Bob Jones,Donald Trump,Richard Branson,Michael Fay,David Richwhite, and countless other wealthy individuals can…attest.

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  13. Corky

     /  30th April 2020

    Trying to make heads and tails about all these cars stolen in South Auckland. These crooks must have been thick as bigshit. I mean listing those cars on social media to be sold?! Even if they had had a chop shop things would still have been dicey because highway cams would be looking out for those particular models. I can’t what for the full story to come out. Like, how did they get the keys? 19 arrests the last time I heard.

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    • Corky

       /  30th April 2020

      bigshit=pigshite.

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    • The keys were left in the ignition. Old story.

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    • Blazer

       /  30th April 2020

      Quite likely the cars were unlocked in the yard with the keys above the sun visor.
      Someone tumbled and spread the word.

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      • Corky

         /  30th April 2020

        You have to be joking? If that was the case these halfwits had it coming.

        @ Kitty Catkin

        I have told you before stories like this are on going. They are only old stories when the court case is finished and the crooks locked up. But even then some criminal cases remain in the news with appeals etc.

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        • It’s old that the keys were there for all to see.

          Ongoing’s one word.

          Crimes are reported when they happen, not months afterwards. The trial may be reported, but crimes are reported before they’ve been solved. Murders are in the news as soon as they have happened, not left until the murderer’s been convicted.

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          • Corky

             /  30th April 2020

            ”Ongoing’s one word.”

            If I want you to correct my grammar, I will ask you. Otherwise, as I have said on many occasions – mind your own business and stick to the topic.

            As for the rest of your post, you have unintentionally bolstered my argument. However, I don’t have all night to explain how.

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  14. Take from that what you like.

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    • Corky

       /  30th April 2020

      My money is on President Trumpy. At least until the fat lady sings. America under Sleepy Joe will be interesting. Americans will soon realise that at least injecting disinfectant was an idea. To have ideas means Joe will have to be awake, and have some idea about running a business; playing hardball and telling people when to fug off. Joe ain’t that guy.

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  15. lurcher1948

     /  30th April 2020

    CORKY,you are a genius for thinking off injecting a poison( disinfectant) into your body as a righty,as trump said inject disinfectant and bleach and you are protected,hes a genius,I’m overwhelmed with the bright posters here,who get to post,
    Ps what’s the number of the poison centre

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    • Corky

       /  30th April 2020

      No, he didn’t. Show me where Trumpy said to inject yourself with disinfectant?

      Reply
      • Google it and hear him saying it. He later claimed it was meant to be sarcastic.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  30th April 2020

          I did google it and here is the transcript:
          https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-vice-president-pence-members-coronavirus-task-force-press-briefing-31/

          He is following a long exposition by a scientist on studies they have done on survival of the virus in saliva droplets with dramatic impacts by UV light and isopropyl alcohol as a disinfectant (not bleach). Trump responds by cheerleading encouragement for further research. It’s a blatant Lefty political beat-up.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  30th April 2020

            A direct quote from the transcript in response to a question about injection of disinfectant:

            THE PRESIDENT: It wouldn’t be through injection. We’re talking about through almost a cleaning, sterilization of an area. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t work. But it certainly has a big effect if it’s on a stationary object.

            Just another fake news beat up.

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          • Duker

             /  30th April 2020

            They doctored the transcript to remove the injecting disinfectant part
            You are surely not expecting Trump to tell the truth about what he said…he often denies saying something he said 10 mins earlier in a press conference
            “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute,” Trump said during Thursday’s coronavirus press briefing. “And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
            Unbelievable that you have fallen for the faked transcript

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  30th April 2020

              No, they didn’t doctor the transcript. Why do you lie?

              THE PRESIDENT: Right. And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. So, that, you’re going to have to use medical doctors with. But it sounds — it sounds interesting to me.

              Obviously he was speculating about injecting into the lungs via a medical procedure, not into the blood stream with a needle.

  16. duperez

     /  30th April 2020

    Early in the day Pete said he wouldn’t be too confident about next year predictions (post Covid-19). He said it’s likely to be a tough year or two for both health and economic reasons.

    Prediction mode for the immediate months rather than the next year or two post Covid is a good one to get into.

    I predict that between now and November 3rd the run of diversions from Trump will increase in number along with the drama of them. The herrings will be running, be red, and be many.

    As usual the fear factor is likely to be key. A difficulty assessing that is that the traditional angles for fear spinning are a little different this time around.

    The situation with China? The President of China is a “very good friend of mine, I know him very well.” With Russia it’s not so much as reds under the bed but in the bed, and who’s in whose pocket.

    North Korea? “Kim Jong Un and I get on very well” and last week, “If I wasn’t President we’d be at war with North Korea now.” The ‘Where’s Wally?’ game that’s happening over there makes that one interesting.

    The fear from the wall not being finished to keep the marauding hordes from Mexico out? Small beer. It looks like the biggest hope is a war in the Middle East. But by building up fear about imminent danger?

    The ME might be unlikely to be capitalised on over a sustained period for maximum effect given this presidential style. Rather than being like the fast bowler wending his way in from the distance ready to unleash and then fire the explosive delivery, it’ll be a bowler suddenly out of the mist, no run up, no warning, at 160kph. The Gen Qasem Soleimani sort of delivery. The big whammy will display the King in charge, decisive and patriotic

    Those at most risk from the US election mightn’t be Trump himself, from losing, the USA in general, from him being re-elected, but anyone in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world who for their transgressions are deemed worthy of dying for the cause.

    US Space Force rocket type stories times 100 would be handy as back-ups. The king-hit could be US scientists coming up with a Covid-19 vaccine. Wouldn’t that be ironic – the disinfectant salesman being saved by clever, hard-working scientists.

    And ironic to consider lives might be saved in the Middle East by American scientists, not by the vaccine directly but by dint of coming up with it and so bestowing glory on the candidate President who can leave them for another day. Noble prize material indeed.

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  17. Zedd

     /  30th April 2020

    I watched M Moore’s latest doco. ‘Planet of the Humans’ : The ‘Enviro’ movement is under attack; who is really funding them & are the ‘leaders’ stretching the ‘truth’ about : natural gas, woodchips, biomass/biofuels etc. as ‘green-friendly’ alternatives to coal/oil ?

    We need to amend our ways, the earth is not an endless supply of resources to be exploited to the MAX.
    >But is this what Al Gore etc. are doing ?
    It seems not.. he & others are filling his pockets with gold too

    I liked the quote near the end (paraphrased) dont be fooled; “The Billionaires are NOT our friends’ :/

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  30th April 2020

      Good to see the Left eating each other, Z.

      Reply
      • Corky

         /  30th April 2020

        You can’t beat a good train wreck.

        Reply
      • Zedd

         /  1st May 2020

        There have been many rumours, that some in the ‘driving seats’ of the Environmental Movement, are really ‘lining their pockets’ whilst appearing to be ‘singing from the same song-sheet’ as the rest of us ? 😦

        I just wonder who is funding M Moore ?
        >I didnt check the fine print..

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