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Hard News: Together Alone

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  • Shep Cheyenne, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I did not know his family position.
    Still service in a crisis require some sacrifice, as the rest of the country (except the Crusaders, the West Coast Cop, Surfers, MPs and the other chosen few) are doing.

    Christchurch • Since Apr 2020 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Simon Armstrong,

    Not so bad.

    My neighbour just text to say she has a spare bottle of spray on hand sanitiser for me.

    It’s going to be handy.

    Are you doing this alone?

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4411 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Attachment

    – luckily we now have an easy new ‘social distancing’ measure –

    .

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4411 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    A venture worth supporting: a compilation album to provide financial support for Ivan of the Nivara Lounge, the great music venue in downtown Hamilton.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/120877429/bats-bannister-feature-on-compilation-album-to-support-shut-down-live-music-venue

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2557 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to steven crawford,

    an easy new ‘social distancing’ measure

    = at least 1 adult kangaroo apart
    Otherwise known as 'The OK Boomer" ?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    "For too long we’ve treated issues of mental health and addiction only when they become a crisis. That’s no longer acceptable – in fact it never was.”

    David Clark

    Budget 2019

    None of that maters anymore, it was way out side reality in the first place. Mental heath and wellbeing are achieved by human beings caring about one and other.

    Empathy isn't something you just feel, it needs to be acted on.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4411 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    This is obviously never going to work. Fuck you all I'm leaving.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4411 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Armstrong, in reply to steven crawford,

    Wait up, I'll come with you.

    New Zealand • Since Jan 2015 • 61 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1923 posts Report Reply

  • Shep Cheyenne,

    I can't seem to do it on my phone, but would a kind soul uplink Dean Martins version of "I'm forever blowing bubbles" in honour of Simon Bridges dissonance regarding our current condition?

    Christchurch • Since Apr 2020 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Armstrong,

    Loving the Lockdown letters at The Spinoff.

    And Pell walks free

    New Zealand • Since Jan 2015 • 61 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Stowell, in reply to steven crawford,

    I eill keep bukh engine for you sure.

    Nothing like a good bukh in a crisis :) I look after (not very well :( ) a bukh 10 that just keeps forgiving me for stuffing up, and runs, a little smokily, but so solid, all day. I'm not a fan of engines, but 40 years of service and still starts like a champ after 6 months.

    Whakaraupo • Since Nov 2006 • 2108 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to steven crawford,

    Empathy

    doesnt seem to be dealt out equally among us all. Probably a reason why we ended up with this fucked up system called capitalism as a default here in westworld.
    When we come out of lockdown there will be a scramble to kick start it up again those with the most to lose/most invested will be the Cheer Squad.The cracks have been showing for a while now, they will just be papered over. Cosmetic appearance is all important in a society with little in the way of durability. NZ being away from the centre is a better place to be than in the middle of it.
    We are long due a change, it wont come easily tho

    Just some random thoughts

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Neil,

    I think the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition are playing their respective parts quite well.

    The government has wanted to introduce quite draconian limits on individual freedom. What better support than the party of individual freedoms demanding it be done quicker.

    Since Nov 2016 • 370 posts Report Reply

  • Trevor Nicholls, in reply to Neil,

    It's asymmetrical support though; the people demanding that we can't trust returning kiwis at the airport are the same cohort trying to drive to their holiday homes in the Coromandel for the weekend.

    Wellington, NZ • Since Nov 2006 • 324 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Shep Cheyenne,

    “I’m forever blowing bubbles”

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Neil, in reply to Trevor Nicholls,

    Only a few percent of the population think the government has gone too far.

    I think it’s possible to consider the demands for more action quicker are reasonable and to understand the government can’t act instantaneously.

    Part of the delay process to some decisions has been to allow time to get public opinion onside.

    Since Nov 2016 • 370 posts Report Reply

  • Shep Cheyenne,

    Thanks Sacha

    Christchurch • Since Apr 2020 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Shep Cheyenne,

    welcome

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19706 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    This thread feels like it's regaining some kindness. And that has to be a good thing. Stay sensible everyone.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Shep Cheyenne,

    I was concerned to hear talk of an alternate approach being put forward by a group of academics.

    Doing a little search Dr Thornley is an epidemiologist in fat people and sugar.

    I feel this should have been made clear when interviewing on RNZ this morning, not quite apples to apples.

    Christchurch • Since Apr 2020 • 23 posts Report Reply

  • Neil, in reply to Shep Cheyenne,

    I was interested in what he had to say, not in complete agreement, but a viewpoint worth hearing.

    I’d be keen to see if there’s a broad difference of opinion among epidemiologists based on if they came through via a maths or medicine background.

    Since Nov 2016 • 370 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    Wassup Stuff? Surely Thornley was discredited the last time he opened his mouth?

    One of the other “health experts” (Stuff’s term) include one with expertise in “experimental economics.” While genuine “health experts” are focussed on saving lives, economists justify hypothetical arguments for acceptable death rates.

    This is not a time for experimental anything. It is not one of those situations where “on the other hand…” is not an option. As far as I can see, our government is listening to exactly the right experts, we've picked what appears to be the right path, and thank fuck for that.

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1434 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Alfie,

    Surely Thornley was discredited the last time he opened his mouth?

    He was being given oxygen on Morning Report t0day – I damn near defenestrated the radio!
    He seems to think 540-odd recovered people gives NZ communities herd immunity.
    He should stick to ‘faddy lipids’…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    "Defenestrated." Now there's a word you don't hear very often. ;-)

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1434 posts Report Reply

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