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Daily review 05/03/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 5th, 2021 - 27 comments
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Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

27 comments on “Daily review 05/03/2021 ”

  1. David 1

    So today I have had:

    a text alert 10 hours after an earthquake warning of a tsunami alert

    a text alert 11 hours after an earthquake cancelling a tsunami alert

    a PM begin a COVID briefing talking about what is going on in France

    Auckland staying at level 3 for another 48 hours and then level 2 for another week despite zero COVID cases since the yo-yo announcement of yet another level 3 lockdown last weekend …

    Am I surprised when I see breach after breach of level 3 rules when I go for my daily walk … absolutely not!

    • Drowsy M. Kram 1.1

      It's a shambles – an utter shambles I tell ya !

      Snuffing out or containing Covid early continues to pay off in quality of life for places like New Zealand, Taiwan and Australia, which have been in the Ranking’s top 10 since its first edition in November. A major gap remains between these top performers and the rest of the world, despite their vaccination drives trailing the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

    • Red Blooded One 1.2

      So today I have had:

      a txt alert 10 min after the local Tsunami Sirens started in my Community, about a half hour after the last quake that put my region in harms way. Excellent work

      a txt alert once it was deemed safe to return home, gratefully received.

      a PM begin a PRESS Conference (not a Covid briefing) of all the days happenings detailing some of todays important issues

      an announcement of the carefully thought out by experts decision to complete the full 7 days lockdown as advertised (some people criticised the shortness of the previous 3 day lockdown)

      Some people just love a good cheese with their half empty WHINE.

      Cheer up dude, you're alive.

      • David 1.2.1

        Lucky it wasn’t a real alert … if real, 10 hours after the fact telling me there is a tsunami when I live 30 metres from an affected coastline is um, crap.

        • Red Blooded One

          Did you feel the quake? was it long and strong? did you get gone?

          There is such a thing as personal responsibility. I presume you wouldn't wait if you were in an building during an earthquake.

          I was in my car, evacuating 10 min before the txt came. I'm glad you are safe.

          • David

            Well done being gone 10 minutes before the text. We were gone 6 hours before the text. When it finally came, it was a complete waste of time.

        • aj

          Note to GNS: specify that in future alerts ONLY go to those humans within reach of a tsunami.

          Or David: just turn of your alerts if you think you are out of range. Oh, and yes, the alert was real. We just got lucky. If you think you are safe to dive without a seatbelt, go for it.

        • Incognito

          But you were not 30 metres from an affected coastline, were you? Are you making up crap? Are you perhaps an Aucklander who happens to be well outside Auckland?

          Do you know there is time gap between lightning flash and thunder depending on the distance from the observer?

          Did you know there is a time gap between earthquake and (potential) tsunami depending on the distance from the observer.

          Did you know it was not false alarm today?

          Why are you spreading misinformation here?

    • weka 1.3


    • Anker 1.4

      Hi David, is your surname Seymour by any chance? and yet the coastal areas under threat were well evacuated, no new Covid cases and the country is moving levels……,

      you merely come on here to criticise Jacinda and the government’s efforts. Since you think it’s all so bad, feel free to move. Brazil? UK?
      Melbourne Australia ( in the middle of the year). In others words if you don’t like it p… off

      [Fixed typo in e-mail address]

  2. Anne 2

    Attention Sysop:

    We have a troll in our midst. Name's David. A bit of a dim bulb. Might need a spot of encouragement to move on.

  3. Stuart Munro 3

    Biden's outfit continues to exceed (admittedly low) expectations: the George Floyd Act bans chokeholds.

  4. JessNZ 4

    Check out Tamaki National MP Simon O'Connor crowing over a flood of Dr Seuss book orders owning the woke censors … as if all the money isn’t going to the ‘censors’!

    Reverse boycott, drown them in money?


    • Robert Guyton 4.1

      That'll teach them a Thing One & Thing Two!

      • JessNZ 4.1.1

        I can only hope the buyers will actually learn something from Dr Seuss they obviously missed out growing up.

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