KiwiJoker

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  1. KiwiJoker

    Corona Virus

    Too true. Based on news accounts, worse is to follow. And as for the infection curve in the US, it is heading for the sky. Everyone of those infection numbers represents some degree of pain and suffering for another human being. It may hopefully be two inconvenient weeks in isolation with little or no symptoms. Or at the other extreme, individuals will be sentenced to two months unconsciousness in an ICU, kept alive on a ventilator and quite often followed by death, coupled with the anguish of loved ones. T-C and his ilk choose to seek refuge in the remote comfort of statistics. I choose to see this worldwide catastrophe in human terms.
  2. KiwiJoker

    Corona Virus

    Clearly, we should be grateful!
  3. KiwiJoker

    Corona Virus

    Totally wrong! And wrong again. Suggest you lighten up on whatever you are ingesting. To elaborate, the quick recovery comment was not mine. Other countries will be better placed. -- Feh! NZ primary industries arei well placed to export meat, milk product, fruit, timber, wool, you name it as demand returns, Albeit we have a problem sourcing labour. Our biggest problem is lack of tourism and tertiary education business. But they would have been savaged regardless of our Covid response.
  4. KiwiJoker

    Corona Virus

    Guess what! Not necessary now but I do stay home, and I pay to have groceries delivered to my door. As for "the rest of you", pushing the boundaries for reasons compassionate, or selfish, does not contribute to the greater good of the team of five million. That is just pain wrong. I've had my brushes with cancer, self and spouse. I sincerely hope your friend gets her treatment soon. And that it is successful. Your thoughtless comment implies a personal selfishness on my part. Far from it. My comments stem from a real concern for friends and family here and the US who are imperilled by the wilful and arrogant "scientific" posturing of self-proclaimed experts like you.
  5. KiwiJoker

    Corona Virus

    "Two recent large studies showed that wide-scale lockdowns—stay-at-home orders, bans on large gatherings and business closures—prevented millions of infections and deaths around the world." I approve your reading choices T-C. Not as comfortable with your comprehension!
  6. KiwiJoker

    Corona Virus

    I'm in that category where comorbidities are a real and present danger. And you, you ignorant twerp, choose to exacerbate the danger.
  7. KiwiJoker

    Corona Virus

    Thank you. A rare voice of reason with some hard won experience to back it up. All, 'cept your "fly to NZ" pitch is not possible yet.
  8. KiwiJoker

    Corona Virus

    History will be the judge. There is no doubt that the economic damage has been enormous, here and abroad. Like you I happen to believe that the short term pain was worth it for the long term gain. The NZ Coronavirus scorecard is clear and easy to read. Business gains and losses are tougher to gauge, especially when the media feasts on stories of bankruptcy and job losses. Our primary exports like meat, dairy, fruit etc are ready to supply the world as demand returns. And we get better at innovation every day. At the same time we take it on the chin with our locked borders strangling tourism, tertiary education for international students and the short-term visiting labour required to power fruit harvesting, etc, Time will tell.
  9. KiwiJoker

    Corona Virus

    Even more telling in the US, despite all the shit we see in the papers, written to frigthen some, and it works. T-C People are dying, suffering debilitating life-shortening illnesses, families are being shattered and you want us to believe in subversive media plots! You might start by reading a few recognised and responsible journals. From today's NY Times: 'Experts are also reluctant to place too much emphasis on falling death rates. “We’re training a lot of attention on the idea of mortality,” said Dr. Jennifer Tsai, an emergency medicine physician at Yale University. Behind that picture, she added, there is a great deal of suffering. Reports from around the world have painted a sobering portrait of chronic Covid-19 syndromes, some of which last for months. Patients may be saddled with physical and emotional distress that persists long after the virus has left their bodies. '“Death is not the only outcome,” Dr. Dean said. And people marginalized by race, ethnicity and social standing will inevitably bear more of the disease burden than others, Dr. Tsai added. “The risk and the mortality is going to be passed on to the most vulnerable, no mattering who gets infected first,” she said.' 'Recent upswings in coronavirus case numbers leave experts apprehensive of what’s to come. Death, when it occurs, tends to trail infection by about two to four weeks.' The full article makes for sobering reading https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/03/health/coronavirus-mortality-testing.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article ....... that is if you are actually trying to inform yourself and others, and not simply looking to score cheap online points!
  10. KiwiJoker

    Corona Virus

    No secrets here! This is Anarchy. We all take our lumps from time to time. And you thought you could just shoulder through the doors with guns blazing. Well guess what, dude. Some of those characters half asleep at the bar are packing too!
  11. KiwiJoker

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Hey Miffy, best wishes for you and your brave partner making it through this ghastly period in world history. I try to stay current with global Covid news and. it is not encouraging. I'm so grateful that I live in NZ and that I'm protected by a concerned government. As a senior with multiple "underlying conditions" I would be setting sail for Fiddlers' Green if infected.
  12. KiwiJoker

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    T-C - Read, and try to fucking understand. This piece was posted three hours before your wild speculation EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS IN THE MBIE AND COUNCIL LETTER OF JUNE 22 You'll find it at post #3843. Of course it was penned by Grant Dalton so you don't have to believe every word.
  13. KiwiJoker

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Lewis and McCrae, the two newshounds at Newshub responsible for this bullshit, should turn in their press cards and look for other work. We're told therer are 1,000 jobs gong begging right now on Kiwi dairy farms. Hey, these no-nothings are good at shovelling shit and they could benefit from some fresh country air. And you should lay off the late night turps and try and follow the story instead of favoring us with your highly speculative flights of fancy. The $3 million was a progress payment to an international TV company contracted to the Cup. A scammer intercepted email communications and then fudged an invoice with incorrect account numbers. Some of the cash has been retrieved. The individual who drafted the wire transfer and gave it to Dalton is now looking for another job. At least that's what I get out of the flood of fact and fancy here. At least you're not alone in jumping to unrealistic conclusions.
  14. KiwiJoker

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Seems like they knew something was up, so did the old barium meal / canary trap, and it worked... From the same interview: 'Dalton revealed members of the team became suspicious about December last year when actions did not feel what he described "dynamically right".' The bit that no one has touched on is Dalt's statement that the spying involved structural and financial matters. Boat engineering structure or management structure? The latter seems more likely but who knows!
  15. KiwiJoker

    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    Europe sounds like the top probability. Tough to see it as LR. Bertelli is old school and believes in honour and Max Sirena is mates with Dalt's. Of course it could be some other individual in the team, I'd start looking under rocks in Portsmouth. Ben has a killer no-holds-barred demeanour as does the Ineos group,