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Daily review 18/01/2022

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 18th, 2022 - 17 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).

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17 comments on “Daily review 18/01/2022 ”

    • fender 1.1

      Yes that's subterranean low, and I hope you're right about them going no lower, but these terrorists could be capable of anything.

      This must be the fear Bill keeps referring to.

      • Ross 1.1.1

        The anti-anti-vaxxers are so much lower. Do I win something, or is it a draw?

        One prominent anti-anti-vaxxer has compared being unvaccinated with deliberately driving a car into oncoming traffic. That really is beyond the pale.

        https://www.pundit.co.nz/content/the-consequences-of-covid-amp-why-anti-vaxxers-arent-free-to-cross-a-one-lane-bridge-whenever-they-like

        • fender 1.1.1.1

          I haven't read that, but I will after dinner duties.

          One thing I will say now though, there's a difference between opinions and actions.

        • observer 1.1.1.2

          Ross, there are daily eyewitness accounts of the nasty, aggressive behaviour of anti-vax protesters. There are several links provided on here, even in the last few hours. If you want more, just ask.

          (Please note, I am not referring to all people who are not vaccinated. This is about a minority of the minority. There is room for a reasonable debate about the balance between public health and individual rights. As on so many health-related topics).

          If you know of similar behaviour by "anti-anti-vaxxers", as you call them, please provide evidence of it. Expressing an opinion on a blog is not the same as physically targeting children at a vaccination centre.

          Again, they are not "pro-freedom". If they were, they would leave people to make their choice. Why don't they?

        • Anne 1.1.1.3

          One prominent anti-anti-vaxxer has compared being unvaccinated with deliberately driving a car into oncoming traffic. That really is beyond the pale.

          You're as mad as the anti-vaxxers in question if you interpret Tim Watkin's comment in that way. I would describe it as a ‘metaphoric corollary’ but that might be a bit beyond your powers of comprehension.

          Whatever… thanks for linking to Watkin's post. It has to be one of his best.

          • Ross 1.1.1.3.1

            I would describe it as a ‘metaphoric corollary’

            I would describe it as garbage and particular noteworthy coming from a member of the Media Council.

        • Ed1 1.1.1.4

          I suspect you are seeing something that is not there. The article makes the point that there are consequences for ignoring rules that are passed for the general safety of our population. Driving over a one-way bridge without right of way and checking for traffic coming the other way will not always result in an accident, just as being unvaccinated does not make it certain that you will catch Covid-19. You have mis-represented the comparison being made. That really is beyond the pale for The Standard . . .

          • Ross 1.1.1.4.1

            Ed,

            I will help you out as you don’t seem to have read Tim’s musings on murder.

            “I was enjoying the freedom of heading to the beach to ride some real waves with my wife and sons. I was free, in that moment, to ignore the road rules, the science of mass and velocity and drive onto that bridge and into the oncoming traffic. But that choice would have had dire consequences.“

            Yes, it would have. People likely would have been killed and Tim would’ve been facing a murder charge. God knows what hysterical response we’d have seen if a so-called anti-vaxxer had written that.

        • fender 1.1.1.5

          After reading that excellent piece I say no, you don't win any prize. To the contrary, you should be issued extra homework for dubious comprehension skills.

          You may get sympathy for your argument by a couple of people here, but overall most will see you've bet on a horse that's run the wrong way.

    • millsy 1.2

      Anti Vaxxers go on about 'freedom' and 'choice', but the reality is, that every single one of them, to a man (or woman) actively condoned Derek Chauvin's summary's execution of George Floyd. Every. Single. One. Of. Them.

      Those in the media, and those in the grassroots.

    • Jenny how to get there 1.3

      How low can the anti-vaxxers go?

      Apart from trashing vaccination centres?

      Apart from threatening health workers?

      Apart from linking up with fascists?

      Apart from making false bookings to prevent people getting vaccinated?

      Apart from taking ICU places away from other patients with life threatening conditions?

      Screaming it is all about their choice, while mounting a legal challenge to stop the rest of us from exercising our choice in protecting our children from getting sick or dying?

      How about confronting families and scaring their children?

      https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/national/covid-19-parents-shocked-by-anti-vaccine-protesters/

      Personally speaking; I have lost patience with all these anti-enlightenment, anti-science, anti-social, anti-vaccination reactionaries.

      In all their various attempts at spreading doubt and hesitancy, and all their fellow travelers.

      • Jenny how to get there 1.3.1

        One thing is for certain.

        No anti-vax scum be allowed anywhere near Tonga.

        Any remaining NZDF personal refusing vaccination needs to be court martialed, less they spread the virus to our army and navy relief teams.

        Any unvaccinated volunteer relief worker hoping to act out the big white Bwana or Florence Nightingale fantasy in Tonga needs to let go.

        First aid shipments leave for Tonga, amid fears aid workers could bring ‘tsunami of Covid’

        Australia and New Zealand dispatch naval vessels carrying material to help provide temporary shelter and clean drinking water after volcanic eruption

        ……

        A senior Tongan diplomat in Canberra, Curtis Tuihalangingie, told the ABC that there were concerns of “a tsunami of Covid hitting Tonga” as humanitarian relief came to the country.

        Tonga has only one recorded case of Covid-19 throughout the pandemic and has maintained a strict quarantine control regime out of caution.

        Ford said Red Cross Australia has technical teams that will work remotely to support the local Tongan Red Cross response on the ground.

        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/19/tonga-volcano-eruption-first-aid-shipments-leave-fears-aid-workers-could-bring-tsunami-of-covid

  1. weka 2

    Just seen this on US twitter:

    Rapid Antigen Tests are the new toilet paper.

  2. Anker 3

    https://www.womenarehuman.com/male-48-dressed-as-a-woman-to-enter-womens-open-air-bath/

    A Japanese man who is a cross dresser goes into a women’s open air bath, with a transparent covering over his penis……”At heart I am a woman”

    More evidence of how gender ideology enables this behaviour and harms women

  3. Stuart Munro 4

    George Monbiot on Not Looking Up Watching Don’t Look Up made me see my whole life of campaigning flash before me | George Monbiot | The Guardian

    We've been watching the bounders of BAU for too long – Iron Sky was supposed to be farce, not a realistic assessment of the quality of contemporary leadership.

  4. KJT 5

    Four Reasons Civilization Won’t Decline: It Will Collapse – Resilience

    "Can we put the survival of our species and our planet first, or will we allow ourselves to become hopelessly divided along national, cultural, racial, religious, or party lines?"

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