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Daily review 06/04/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 6th, 2022 - 44 comments
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This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

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44 comments on “Daily review 06/04/2022 ”

  1. adam 1

    How sick can western censorship get?

    Well very it seems

    Edit: Sorry tried to link to Ed Schultz twitter account – but it just spammed this page.

    So I’m going to add the link so it won’t spam this page ie close the gaps I’ve made.

    https://twitter.com/newswithed

  2. weka 2

    The epidemiologists speaking,

  3. Tricledrown 3

    Seymour scurrilous calous nasty comment about Ashley Bloomfield is sickening.

    Seymour response would have seen 10's of thousands dead.

    Seymour is just playing to the pathetic protestors.

    Seymour a boy who never grew up drinking his way through University now chief grovelar for the very wealthy .

    No life experience an entitled idiot.

    • McFlock 3.1

      dare I ask what the weasel said?

      edit: ah, found it.

      ACT leader David Seymour bucked the trend, describing the execution of the response

      “I’m sad to see anyone who’s worked hard to serve the New Zealand public move on but I think we’ve got to be honest, he’s not Saint Ashley if you consider the failings of the department he was responsible for – which are considerable.

      “He’ll be remembered as a charming guy but the basic operational execution of our covid response has been disastrous. PPE wasn’t there, testing – disaster – contact tracing never reached the gold standard, vaccine rollout didn’t involve GPs and was well behind time especially for minorities.

      “When you sum all that up we’re just damn lucky that we’re an island that had MIQ.”

      He said the country’s low death rates were because New Zealand is an isolated nation that had a very strong border, and the ministry could not be credited for that.

      Can’t help thinking we’d be counting the dead by the thousand if Seymour had been anywhere close to the NZ covid response. What a slimy mediocrity.

      • Brigitte 3.1.1

        I'm not sure that the quote you've provided is consistent with your conclusion. He's said that the response wasn't gold standard.

        So that would mean he would have upped getting PPE & vaccine as well as a gold standard contact tracing. That would suggest less deaths not (thousands) more.

        Having said that, I do believe he's said that we should have opened up earlier etc which would allow one to conclude an ACT govt wouldn't have had such fine results as we've had so far. But that's not what you've quoted.

        • alwyn 3.1.1.1

          I think you will find that this is simply McFlock saying he doesn't like ACT or its leader. Nothing David Seymour might say, regardless of what he might say would please McFlock.

          I thought The comments were, while certainly not flattering, were a fair reflection of events as they occurred. Everything that was done was done far to late.

          • McFlock 3.1.1.1.1

            Bullshit, to both paragraphs.

            Even Luxon and the rest of the nats managed to respond with a certain modicum of grace, and I'll never vote for them, either. But they did manage to realise there is a time and a place for throwing shit, and a time and a place for acting like a normal human being rather than just a craven politician. From the same link:

            National's leader Christopher Luxon was similarly full of praise and he wanted "to just say he's worked incredibly hard, to thank him for his service and I hope he gets a well deserved break and to wish him well for his future.

            "We of course have had issues at different times with the health response, vaccination rollout, rapid antigen tests, but those issues sit with the prime minister and the minister for covid response, not with a public servant."

            The party's Covid-19 Response Spokesperson Chris Bishop also thanked Bloomfield for his "years of service to New Zealand at a very very difficult time for New Zealand, a very very challenging role".

            "When you think back on it, senior public servants don't typically end up with such a public profile and t-shirts and cups and mugs being made about them, and that's appropriate because public servants are typically out of the limelight.

            "I think it's been a weird time – all sorts of weird things have happened, ministers have said strange things about spreading legs and all sorts of things … I just hope that we get to 2030 and we don't have any more Covid.

            National Party health spokesperson Shane Reti told Midday Report he was thankful to Bloomfield for his service in this role and previous senior leadership roles in DHBs.

            He said he wished him well for his next endeavour.

            Reti really nailed the polite blandishment thing, dignity and grace upon your target's departure from the field. All the appropriate boxes ticked.

            But Seymour did the equivalent of trying to chat up the dearly-departed's spouse at a wake: crass, graceless, inappropriate, unwelcome, and completely tone deaf.

            Probably played well in common-law sheriff circles, though.

            • Tricledrown 3.1.1.1.1.1

              Then Seymour doubles down supporting Russia is he now sacking up to the extreme right as well .

              People are seeing the atrocities in the Ukraine and Sickly Seymour is grovelling to Putin supporters.

              • McFlock

                Lot of connecting tunnels between some of those rabbit holes – antivaxxers and Russophiles and the "far right". Protecting the income of the 0.1% by getting the support of the most delusional 1%.

                Still hasn't let any of his caucus out in public too much, from what I've seen?

          • Peter 3.1.1.1.2

            "Everything that was done was done far to late."

            Yes they should have done everything earlier. Imagine the stupid, the lunatic and the brainless in the "don't do anything" camp in that case.

            • adam 3.1.1.1.2.1

              Stupid question, but wasn't Seymour part of the last government who cut funding to research and preparation towards a pandemic?

        • McFlock 3.1.1.2

          Nah, "the basic operational execution of our covid response has been disastrous" is a far cry from merely not being gold standard. And if you look at the rest of the world, we have been gold standard. Well in the running for it, that's for sure.

          And claiming that we're "just lucky" to have MIQ is pretending that MIQ wasn't a key part of our gold standard covid response.

          • Nic the NZer 3.1.1.2.1

            I hope the reporting of Seymours statement goes on to highlight how many of the 'gold standard' responses he was against at the time.

      • Anne 3.1.2

        Seymour is an infantile, spoilt, weasel minded, callous, self centred and entitled brat.

        Edit: I see McFlock has already owned “weasel”. Spot on.

    • Treetop 3.2

      I see Bloomfield is going just when Health NZ replaces the old system. To the very end Bloomfield is thoughtful.

  4. Reality 4

    Disgusted by David Seymour's graceless nasty comment about Dr Bloomfield. A man who has given his all with stressful 12 hour days 7 days a week and that is what Seymour comes out with. Seymour is seriously deficient in decent human qualities.

    • pat 5.1

      "Salesman Jerry Chen said six of the terrace houses were under contract, but would not comment further."

      No comment?

      • Poission 5.1.1

        Code for Just checking if the deposits were in the trust account or general account.

        • pat 5.1.1.1

          Id suggest no comment infers the later

          • Poission 5.1.1.1.1

            I think there will be a few tears around next wednesday after the RBNZ MP statement.

            Big movement in 2 and 10 year bonds.

            https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/statistics/b2

            • pat 5.1.1.1.1.1

              And a publicly very aggressive Fed.

              Those first home buyers with half million plus mortgages at 1.99 wont know whats hit them…..what a f..king mess.

              • Poission

                US housing is not so affected as they are mostly on 30yr fixed,here its turtles all they way down.

                There is a generation now that has never seen the problems with double digit inflation,or large mortgage rates greater then 5,when they need to hands to calculate the risk it may be too late.

                When international travel spend is up 113% whilst multiple alarms bells are ringing,it may be a case of let it rip.

                https://www.paymark.co.nz/consumer-spend

                (page 2)

                • pat

                  Yes most US are 30year fixed, but there is an incidence of refinancing when conditions are favourable (not currently).

                  113% YoY for travel is off a very low base…however total consumer spend is still higher than pre pandemic, cant see that remaining so for much longer, especially as those with the savings seek sunnier climes now the borders are opening.

                  • Poission

                    That OS holiday money wont be spent here though,when we need all the local $ we can.

                    • pat

                      thats the point…meanwhile the 40% or so with zero savings somehow have to compensate for inflation.

                    • Poission

                      the other part of the problem is those who used part of their kiwisaver to fund the purchase,who going forward will be behind when the rent part (interest) of their property investment heads north.

                    • pat

                      I expect most of those kiwisaver balances will suffer at the same time.,,,and i see 150 lost their jobs today as it all got too hard for one company, thats a situation many will be finding themselves in.

                    • Poission

                      Maybe the press is awakening to the reality (rather then a photo op of some new development etc)

                      Meanwhile, Auckland University associate professor of economics Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy is warning while there was no doubt house prices had become unsustainable, weaning the economy off them would be painful.

                      "So I'm talking about a recession… So we see a rise in unemployment, reduction in increases in wages over time, certainly in real terms, if not nominal. That's the kind of economic pain that I'm talking about."

                      He said three decades of policymakers had let the economy become too dependent on house price growth.

                      https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/business/464763/property-market-slowdown-some-may-come-unstuck

  5. Peter 6

    I've watched a number of videos of Borodyanka, Ukraine. The Russians apparently say the information coming out is propaganda, staged, fake. Not corroborated.

    In that case I think those who have produced the videos and have them in official news media and on places like YouTube deserve unending congratulations for their realistic depictions.

    • Anne 6.1

      If the general consensus of opinion is correct that Russia is losing the war then my suspicion is: their military are wreaking revenge by indulging in mass murder and destruction with or without official sanction – we don't know that yet.

      Wait until the Russian population find out what has taken place (and they will eventually) then we may see the beginning of the end to this current regime.

  6. Tony 7

    Let's wait for the investigation before we lynch the man eh! I just won a $100 bet placed three weeks ago that Putin would be assassinated by todays date and the pesky Ruskys would have been thoroughly beaten. I am happy to bet that sum with anyone here that we will eventually find out it was a false flag event, just like the $50 I won from the Syrian false flag chemical event. The Russians moved out on the Sunday, the mayor said they left and made no mention of bloodshed and four that's 4 days later a very professionally shot video showed grainy footage of dead bodies, anyone want to bet with me? All moneys held by a neutral party ..

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