I don't get it. Why isn't the negative test status checked before getting on the plane? Isn't the plane a risk for transmission?
Do you think the government should open the borders without herd immunity?
"By this I meant having no travel bubbles with any country until vaccination in NZ is complete." This presupposes that the vaccine is effective enough at preventing community transmission in NZ, and that this effect lasts over time. I don't think we know ...
You want to risk NZ’s covid free status for a experiment?
what's the source for the 16%?
how long is the trip going to take (very roughly)? Better for the adults to be honest: we have to move house, we don't know where we're going to be living next or when we will find a new place, but we have to move in the right general direction or things ...
I've been asking this most of the pandemic, and have yet to see either a government position, or any credible explanation from elsewhere. My understanding is that it's just not possible to say. Covid19 is a novel infection, so it's taken time to research ...
if the people protesting don't believe in social distancing, mask wearing, or even that covid is serious, there's not much to be done in making the protests safer.
See, that’s how you do it. You can call someone a bore if you make a political point. Political points give people something to respond to. Stand alone insults become flame wars.
On my iPhone I have the ability to click on an underlined in red word and be offered options. Mobile version.
This works on a phone too, on an iPhone Notes will allow predictive text and correction as well as post-typing spell check.
Yes, it's a long standing issue on TS, and as Sacha says I think it's browser/OS dependent. Seem to remember we had a discussion about this a while back, I'll see if I can find it.
renewable, climate-saving power generation as a capitalist lottery rather than say a strategic asset core to how we transition and get through the next century.
oh, so the Tiwai power isn't going to EVs now?
Am happy to bring this up with Lynn again. Do you mean you want a spell check in the comment box? What do you need? Mis-spelled words are underlined, do you want to be able to click on them for the correct spelling? What devices are you using?
the shift from management experienced in the area they are managing, to generic management strikes me as central to the neoliberal shifts in the 90s. Certainly what happened in Health, where practitioner managers were replaced with university-styled ...
definitely a major challenge. Relational vs transactional. How does the system get repaired?
astute summation. Ballast, lol. They shouldn't take that as an insult though.
whatever else happens, a left wing government at some point is going to have to address the massive problems within government departments that have been underfunded and over neolibbed for years. Loss of institutional knowledge is one of the big ones I ...
I thought it was the whole thing. Idiotic building design (no eaves in a high rainfall area sort of thing), cowboy tradies, and councils not doing their job properly. This was the 90s though, peak neoliberalism.
when the West leads with a dick measuring contest, it's hard to imagine anything other than a repeat performance of every other colonisation.
Govt inspectors on the trot, running around the suburbs examining defects? Given that bureaucrats seem to get anything wrong about half the time, arguing about whether a defect is real or merely apparent would become institutionalised. Unlikely. More ...
what's stopped the Trust from acting?
An issue for the Trust to sort out. Pretty hard to know what's going on there from that article.
No, what makes phones disposable and not repairable and high recyclable is free market capitalism. There's no good reason we can't have better tech over time other than the ideology that says making money is more important than life.
If you two want to hash out old troubles, please don't use my posts to do that. If you want to trade insults, know that there's a limit, and WTB, I'll still intercede in OM where the comments are only insults with no political point.
Yes, but it often works out differently in the natural world where humans are concerned. eg coal when burnt doesn't become another useful form of energy in this context
sometimes comments get moved to Open Mike when they are off topic. Can't remember if I moved any from this post.
nope, not by me and I don't think any of the other mods have been active under this post. The only comments that don't get published are ones that are a legal issue for the site owners, or ones that are obviously trolling or flaming. There are some ...