The New Zealand Government Strikes again

Ina

Dagobah Resident
These people are mocking us. Let me explain. Now we are back in L4 lockdown, each day, usually at 1PM there is a televised session from the Podium of Truth featuring the Prime Minister. Or sometimes, the Health Minister. The format is like this.

1. Announce some "good news". E.G. Our vaccinations were the highest level eve today.
2. A "shout out" to some group - essential workers, vaccinators, testing station staff, even to those being tested or vaccinated. Jolly good work people, we are proud of you and you are keeping us safe.
3. Director of Health Department then shares the news regarding case numbers, locations of interest etc.
4. PM then gives a little motivational speech and then takes questions.

All of this is delivered as if they were talking to 8 year old children. It is condescending an patronising and absolutely full of mantras - keeping us safe, team of 5 million, lockdown works, we are beating the virus etc ad nauseum.

However the episode yesterday, Friday, when the PM announced most of NZ would move to L3 next Tuesday was really out there.

First, an announcement was made that a new case had been found in a rural Auckland area. The person works in a dementia unit in an aged care facility. The worker had in fact been fully vaccinated.

Then we got this. OK, now folks, it is really important you all get vaccinated to protect us all especially the most vulnerable in the community. I mean seriously? Why weren't there reporters all over this pointing out the complete lack of logic in what was just said? Come on, such a logical disconnect, but nobody is pointing this out, nobody is protesting the nonsense of this message.

The PM is also aware that support for indefinite lockdowns has started to evaporate, people are murmuring about the need for another strategy. So, all of a sudden, we have a new strategy. We will just let this lockdown play out until we crush delta. THEN, we will get the whole country vaccinated at which point we will be able to open our borders again and let people live a more normal life. As if that has worked anywhere in the world.

And this plan is posited from the same PM who on at least 3 different occasions has publicly announced that vaccines don't stop you catching the virus, or spreading it only stop you getting really sick or dying.

And again NOBODY is querying what is clearly completely illogical, instead they just repeat it as if it is a religious doctrine, not to be questioned.

It is abundantly clear that the real virus has been the mind virus and this virus has completely trashed peoples capacity to think to reason and to make rational decisions. Instead they blindly accept anything and everything that emanates from the Ministry of Truth and are quick to attack any who dare question the official narrative.

All one can do is sit on the sidelines and wath
Guys! I regard You, The Kiwis, as a hero bearing nation! God! I believe many other do! Can you not walk yourselves as you do the haka? What ever happened?
 

gottathink

Jedi Council Member
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Guys! I regard You, The Kiwis, as a hero bearing nation! God! I believe many other do! Can you not walk yourselves as you do the haka? What ever happened?
Jacinda Ardern happened, or she resulted from from what has been happening for a number of years. We now have a government and prime minister that is centralising power and diminishing the independent ingenuity of the people.

Also there is no fight in the people. We have a collective conscience of “she’ll be right”. Meaning we don’t need to take any action.
We are a nation of “The Passionless People” (Mac Lauchlan,1976).

The result is that our socialist prime minister (comrade Arden as she was known when she was president of the International Union of Socialist Youth, 2008) is centralising power in quite a frightening way. This is happening quite surreptitiously.
 
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Vulcan59

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Added expanse for travellers now - Pre-Departure Testing for international travellers which you pay out of your own pocket!! :shock: For border workers, like myself, proof of negative COVID test required every 7 days (at level 4 alert) which is 'free' just like the vaccines! Doesn't matter if you are vaccinated or not, test still required! Big pharma really making a killing with this scamdemic!
 

gottathink

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
No tail numbers to look up though
Mystery plane is an Airwork plane
Boeing 737.
“ Airwork Limited, also referred to during its history as Airwork Services Limited, is a wholly owned subsidiary company of VT Group plc. It has a long and rich history in providing a variety of defence support services to the Royal Air Force (RAF), Fleet Air Arm and overseas air forces, as well as having played an important role in the development of civil aviation – both in the United Kingdom and abroad.”(Wikipedia, retrieved 16/09/21)
 

gottathink

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
Mystery plane is an Airwork plane
Boeing 737.
“ Airwork Limited, also referred to during its history as Airwork Services Limited, is a wholly owned subsidiary company of VT Group plc. It has a long and rich history in providing a variety of defence support services to the Royal Air Force (RAF), Fleet Air Arm and overseas air forces, as well as having played an important role in the development of civil aviation – both in the United Kingdom and abroad.”(Wikipedia, retrieved 16/09/21)
Airwork Ltd is owned by VT Group,
“ VT Group (Belchertown Bowman) is a privately held United States defense and services company, with its origins in a former British shipbuilding group, previously known as Vosper Thornycroft. ”(Wikipedia, retrieved 16/09/21).

So a privately owned US Defence company is flitting in and out of Christchurch International Airport every day at present.
 

Ina

Dagobah Resident
Jacinda Ardern happened, or she resulted from from what has been happening for a number of years. We now have a government and prime minister that is centralising power and diminishing the independent ingenuity of the people.

Also there is no fight in the people. We have a collective conscience of “she’ll be right”. Meaning we don’t need to take any action.
We are a nation of “The Passionless People” (Mac Lauchlan,1976).

The result is that our socialist prime minister (comrade Arden as she was known when she was president of the International Union of Socialist Youth, 2008) is centralising power in quite a frightening way. This is happening quite surreptitiously.
All You have to do is to remember that You do not have Tea Breaks in rugby!
 

gottathink

Jedi Council Member
FOTCM Member
Added expanse for travellers now - Pre-Departure Testing for international travellers which you pay out of your own pocket!! :shock: For border workers, like myself, proof of negative COVID test required every 7 days (at level 4 alert) which is 'free' just like the vaccines! Doesn't matter if you are vaccinated or not, test still required! Big pharma really making a killing with this scamdemic!
It’s $3000 for your 14days in a hotel room. The conditions are strict, whilst hotels are good to nice, the isolation is very controlled. One floor at a time is let out into a small exercise area to walk around in circles for 30 minutes whilst wearing a mask and you are not allowed to change direction, or run or do any other kind of exercise. It’s pretty interesting.

Also the cheap rapid tests (sensitive to SARS as well as SARS-CoV2) used in the USA and Europe are not available in NZ. They are a restricted goods and an offence to bring them in. You can be fined up to $500 or prisoned for three months.

So you would think that if the government was genuinely interested in helping people decide whether they needed to self isolate for infection control that self rapid testing would be very helpful.

Can I also mention that melatonin (available from supermarkets in the USA) is also a restricted goods here in NZ.
If you want melatonin you need to see your GP and pay fur a subscription ($60 for that appointment) then pay again for the subscription (another $50 for I think only 50x3mg tabs-might be inaccurate but the figure is in that ball park. I usually get a stash from the States and cross my fingers but never had a problem at customs).
 

thorbiorn

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Guys! I regard You, The Kiwis, as a hero bearing nation! God! I believe many other do! Can you not walk yourselves as you do the haka? What ever happened?
I knew that New Zealand and South Africa are big on rugby. I learned the New Zealand men's national union rugby team, the All Blacks, have done the Haka since 1905. Haka is a type of ceremonial dance originating with the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Maoris. For a video performance of one version, check Emotional State Management-Haka Dance For an article about the dance and different variations suitable for different people Beyond the All Blacks — the power and meaning of haka in New Zealand today
All You have to do is to remember that You do not have Tea Breaks in rugby!
@Ina, my impression is that you try to look at it from the bright side, infuse a little humor into it. That is okay, but would I be able to understand it, if I had not been to South Africa and stayed for some time? I'm not sure that a South African perspective is always translatable, because life is very different in South Africa. For instance, the murder rate in SA in 2018 was 36.4 while in NZ a negligible 0.70 per 100,000 according to the Wiki. And that was just one parameter…

Compared to SA, New Zealand appears still to be attractive for South African wishing to emigrate, at least if the size of the FB groups are an indicator: Skráðu þig inn á Facebook
For them, how to do business and how to get/stay there are the main concerns. Within the recent posts, there was not much posting about Covid restrictions, I found one on how to help students with mathematics if they suffer academically from Covid closures.
 

Ina

Dagobah Resident
@Thornbion, I really liked your reply, and yes, I am coming from a wishful thinking bright side ever hopefull that the spirit is kept intact. And what you said about South Africa, the numbers and so on, bad as they are, do not reflect any spirit of the populace. Actually I am ready to bet that South Africa has the biggest Informal economy in the World. And that is not captured in numbers in any way. Besides, any official numbers are always bad even if everything is peach perfect.
 
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