The good news about this outbreak is that it will eventually lead to the departure of Jacinda Ardern, the worst prime minister New Zealand has ever had.
I’m not sure it will. A large group of business leaders nationwide, a group that is normally on the side of National, very recently said that Labour’s greatest asset is Judith Collins. A lot can happen in a couple of years though.
She looks absolutely exhausted after 18 months of the pandemic.
She does look tired, but she’s been working hard on it, no question. I’m not a particular fan of her, and I think she’s made a lot of errors of judgement, but I don’t think anybody else would look in any better way. This isn’t me being supportive of her though. It’s more a lack of support for anyone in opposition right now.
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No mention at all of how much money that is. Was it NZ$2 and bumped up to NZ$8?
I'm guessing it's about $230 odd million up to around $930 odd million. Just a guess.
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Talking to a few people about this, I’ve come to a conclusion. LDP is going to win. Men and women who want change but know nothing is going to get better with them in power are afraid to risk the “stability”. It won’t be this election that we say goodbye to the LDP unfortunately. It’ll be at least another cycle before people decide they’ve had enough.
That’s just my prediction based on what I’ve heard from people so far.
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Russians don't care if you do that, they will just ignore you and live normally.
Which is why they’re doing at a faster rate than any other time during the pandemic. Maybe it’s also why Serbia has seen a boom in Russian tourists… might be another reason for that though.
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Yeah I'm hoping things improve to the point where borders are easier to cross again. Both departing Japan and returning.
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Why would you leave the toilet bowl "open"?
For the cat? But no...toilet seat down before flushing is the general rule in my house.
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“Study shows natural immunity is 7 times more protective than Pfizer vaccine”
A lot of anti-vaxxers have found that out the hard way. Many tried and failed.
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Complete fear monger. I hope the public see through this and turf the LDP come election time.
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Who the hell stores a loaded gun in an infant’s backpack. Just mental.
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if the Islamic Republic does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the languishing landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
Good faith? They can hardly be blamed for not trusting the U.S. on this.
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I keep hearing about how the left are scared of 45. Boy, do you have it wrong.
Right? We were hearing exactly the same before he lost and it continues now, just like the lies about election fraud which also continue now.
Trump can say whatever he wants and the good thing is, he’s not stopping even if they pulled his Twitter account.
Apart from there being no “if” because it actually happened already, I completely agree that it’s great he says whatever he wants. It really shines a light on how stupid his supporters are.
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By this time next year, people with 5 shots will refuse to sit near those who've had jus
No, still only refuse to sit with those who’ve had zero. Those who’ve had three have shown they’re willing to make an effort.
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An idealistic definition of freedom requires zero consequence. The consequences we see here prove this is not freedom.
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So let me get this straight. I have to ask my lady friend for permission to remove my condom in California? What if I have to go to the local kombini for a snack, and she says "No" about removing said condom. Will I be arrested? Apparently so, according to this article.
First paragraph clearly states “during intercourse”
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By waking up and posting comments on JT
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Round about 82 years old
no kidding. I’m quite shocked and horrified that there is nothing there about vaccinations at all, only that the infection affects elderly worse. Which we all knew anyway. Also it’s info from June. The graph on your link you posted earlier shows unvaccinated people between the ages of 40-60 make up the largest group of those serious hospitalizations by a long way.
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It's not just about me, anyone who's smart enough wouldn't let anyone in their house who isn't vaccinated. Just like, restaurants, bars, gyms, dance studios, care homes, pro sport event's, etc. Oh and good luck with international travel.
Also, it is widely known that vaccinated people can carry the virus still, so by not allowing him to family functions you are also guaranteed not to be responsible for him being infected and possibly becoming very ill or even worse, which as someone who is unvaccinated he is at greater risk of. Funny, but by choosing this path you are protecting him and yourselves.
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Fortunately no. My family and friends are all in agreement that the measures taken to reduce the risk of infection are better than the infection.
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You can't assume your neighbor is a threat and then attempt to limit their rights and place impositions on them.
We’re in the middle of a pandemic. There are measures that can be taken to show whether someone is a threat or not. Of course, we all know you won’t accept the measures, such as mandatory testing and vaccine passports. Intentionally and very deliberately trying to make it impossible to prove any level of threat actually does make someone a threat to everybody.
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Surreptitious justification for murder is disgusting.
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Pfizer isn't donated anything, the taxpayer is.
Pfizer is still getting paid $120 per shot... from you, every month out of your paycheck.
I think it’s great that anti vaxxers aren’t being discriminated against with this.
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NZ declared victory once and for all against corona 7 times.
No they didn’t.
@carpslidy, what are you talking about? With a few cases a day why would they need so many quarantine rooms?
This is all to do with the people trying to get back from abroad. It is extremely difficult to book a place in the mandatory managed isolation purely because of demand. I think the new booking system is just as bad as the old one. All spots were gone in 3 minutes according to one article I read.
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There have been a few cases of Aucklanders trying to get out of the area, heading south etc, and for the majority of New Zealanders they are scathing of those not abiding by the restrictions set. Most people realize those not behaving will ultimately make this whole thing last longer. People are frustrated with the restrictions but generally just want to get it done and dusted.
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France screwed up. It’s simple really.
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Or, you could just avoid the hassle and rely on your natural immunity if you’re healthy.
You could try. But then...
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If your employer says the vaccine is a job requirement like a hardhat, necktie or company uniform, ask them for instructions for how to remove the vaccine once your shift ends and you're off duty. As all other job requirements end once your shift ends.
And while you’re at it, do the same for your job training.
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I honestly do not know a person who has either been hospitalized, been in ICU or died.
I know 5 people personally who have contracted Covid. 4 hospitalized, including a 5 year old, 3 year old, and their parents. I don’t know anybody who has died.
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