CORONA BUGS

We are told, don’t like sunshine. Apparently sunshine is ultraviolent and them bugs hurt easily. (Frankly, being a sun lover myself, I think it’s an arrangement made in Heaven …)

To add weight to the discussion:

The sunniest April on record was recorded this year, with Britons basking in an average 224.5 hours of sunshine, beating the previous record of 211.9 hours set in 2015. 

This heatwave coincided with a dramatic fall in new cases, which experts say is not a coincidence.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8450143/Summer-sun-kill-coronavirus-just-30-minutes-virologists-say.html

Aaah, yes … ‘experts’ will say anything, right?

So whom are we to believe: the dinosaur Establishment (too often staffed by creaking antiques fiercely defending their 5P turf) (Pelf, Power, Position, Prestige, and Pension) or the damnable Newbies, the radical ‘Free thinkers’ ludicrously open to new lines of approach?

You think about it … I’m taking a coffee out into the sunshine. Don’t wait up.

YE GODS! HEADLINE

HELL FREEZES OVER!

MoiToo gobsmacked to comment, I can but post this quote—

“Invercargill City Councillor Nobby Clark has refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement saying he does not want to restrict his ability to discuss issues of community interest with ratepayers.” *

Whatever next?

If this were anywhere but Kiwiland I’d tentatively offer that this Councillor has just greatly reduced his expected lifespan.

But here we sadly don’t have a track record of someone popping off our officials—

 —not yet …

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*  Source:  CLICK HERE

CAN ANYONE, PLEASE—

EXPLAIN IN SIMPLE TERMS

that even this cranky old dog might understand:

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Sao Paulo, Brazil (CNN)The health care system in Brazil’s largest city is wavering on the brink of collapse and coronavirus deaths throughout the South American nation are soaring — but President Jair Bolsonaro nonetheless reveled in crowds of supporters on Sunday, joining yet another anti-lockdown protest in Brasilia.

With Brazil still approaching its peak of cases, Sao Paulo’s mayor warned that the health system could be overwhelmed very soon if residents don’t follow social distancing guidelines.
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Are they (some of ’em?) protected by their divine God? Or,
do they actually believe that they are?*
And—
where, in all of this, is God?
(Please don’t throw that Rationalist rubbish at me—you know, it all being part of God’s Great Plan; Him knowing exactly what He was doing when He set it all running in The Creation.)
As an atheist I stand fascinated as well as bewildered; please help me, I need answers.
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Love it! Sieg heil and other good stuff, while in the meantime those guards are holding their breath as long as they can …
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IGNORANCE~!

USS BONHOMME RICHARD

I’ll admit

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All I can offer is a quote—

“How did this fire happen? The answer will emerge from the investigation that will surely follow, but the events onboard the Bonhomme Richard will raise questions in the minds of our Navy’s sailors, our allies, and our competitors as to whether the U.S. Navy is still fit to fight a war if a major capital vessel can catch fire and gut itself while tied to a pier at a major naval base in one of the nation’s largest modern cities. The Navy appears broken …”

Source:  CLICK HERE

—and offer that there’s a huge difference between “a major capital vessel can catch fire and gut itself while tied to a pier at a major naval base in one of the nation’s largest modern cities” and a ship fully worked up and ready-for-anything out at sea.

So let’s all just get things into perspective, no?

Personally I think that scapegoats will be frantically sought (and found) and heads will roll — somebodies’ jobs will be on the line and the infighting* will get vicious. So:

So here’s a novel idea—

—without seek-and-ye-shall-finding a scapegoat or two … why not look to the facts of the matter, and address them, such that it doesn’t happen again?

tenor

FEMINIST

REPORTING?

Are we not, by now, well past and beyond such pathetic petty politicking?

Sexism by example, perhaps; in the manner of so-called ‘reverse psychology’ …

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One wonders why only ‘female’ doctors supported this guy—sheesh, he was MY pick for the next God. And he did a good job too, while that guy who apparently tried to steal the limelight was actually running around violating the ‘Lockdown’ (him a government minister too) (but they of course are holier than us Great Unwashed folks, so must be allowed extra freeboard).

But the nice minister is not unique after all, I guess—

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—not everyone’s s**t don’t stink.

How say you, Mr Clark of Kiwi government fame (our very own shining paradigm of coping with ‘Lockdowns’)?

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HUMAN NATURE

—and YOU vote for them?

LEADERSHIP, FAIR PLAY~

~The KIWI way!!

Aka “One rule for me (cos I’m God) … and one for the rest of you unwashed!”

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“The clip – which follows controversy over New Zealand’s lax quarantine rules – has gone viral on social media.

Many people have been quick to defend Dr Bloomfield while also heavily criticising Clark, who broke lockdown rules on two occasions himself, and was demoted in the Cabinet by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.”

How does that old song go?

Words to the effect

“The working class

Can kiss my arse;

I got the foreman’s job,

AT LAST!”

Aaaah, kiwi … leading the world by example, as always. But if there’s a God of Justice in this universe, and knowing New Zealand the way I do, I think we may be looking at our next Prime Minister—this Clark guy is indeed ‘to the manner born’!

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And YOU vote

SKULLY CHEERFULfor them?

Them: whatever your local equivalent is, anywhere in the world. Try this New Zealand one on for size—

“There are clear contradictions between what the government saw about their response and what they were telling the New Zealand public,” he said.

“They need to explain why because the costs of that lockdown, both from an economic perspective and also from the number of people with health issues that aren’t related to [Covid-19] is growing by the day.”

The government proactively dumped hundreds of documents late on Friday, and in an email obtained by RNZ, the prime minister’s office gagged her ministers by telling them not to do interviews.

Doesn’t happen where you are, though … right? Aaaah, democracy in our world-beating kiwi paradigm—she just can’t be beat. Link to source—  CLICK HERE

Do you remember (possibly not, you perhaps are a little too grown up) the Disney movie ‘Tangled’? There’s a song in it where the Cher lookalike lady (meaning the old witchy lady) sings to the rather almost too gorgeous wee blonde—

“MOTHERRRRRR … knows best!!!

Now get out there and vote for Mother Government.

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Mama knows best—always.

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FACTS, OR

Vulture 2TRENDS.

Facts are for egg-noodles and counters of the executive bean. Our futures lie in trends. (You know, them pattern fings we read about, Guv.)

Which is me, though, to a ‘t’. I look for patterns, I integrate observed rates and make predictions based on elementary calculations and subconscious conclusions.

GIGO rules, in fact … so I try always to verify:

if it looks good,

to me,

it must be true*.

For me. For you? Who knows …now ponder how many folks out there believe in God. Christ. Moses. Abraham. Allah. Buddha. Vishnu. Thor. Odin. Krishna. Viracocha. Isis. The Great Earthworm … and I wonder if in my naive irrationality I may not be no more loopy than the rest of ’em. But here’s a refreshing statement I just pulled in from some university bound egg-noodle in New Zealand—

“It’s a bit like the road toll. If you have a bad weekend or a good day, or a bad day, it is the pattern that you’re after…”

—and who could possibly argue with an egg-noodle?

WOW!

“Oh … WOW!

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*  Or not … anyway, quote is from:  https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12329102

A WORD,

WHAT’S IN A WORD?

A road-squelched can of sardines may smell as sweet as a skunk by any other name—

“But it seems Jacinda Ardern’s also willing to accept a word can mean something other than what it was invented to mean. She and her head health honcho Ashley Bloomfield kept telling us at the beginning of the week that Covid-19 had been “eliminated”, which seemed strange considering they were standing alongside each other still reporting new cases …

But the impact of it had already resonated around the world, resulting in even more praise being heaped on Ardern, setting her aside from all the others as being the leader among leaders at a time like this.”

We gotta be careful what we believe, no? Even from so impeccable a source.

 

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THANK GOD

unjolly RogerI’M JUST A

dog. As a domestic pet I don’t do sums, but even so something like this (below) intrigues me—

However, with each passing the day the costs also mount. It’s not only the $500 million a day the Government is spending on subsidies and benefits, but also the very real human cost of kids out of school, mental health issues, family violence and redundancies.

to read article from source:  CLICK HERE

—it’s with reference to New Zealand: a smallish country of two main islands, herds of little isles and a population of just under five million. Which means even a dum’ dog has to ask:

“How many of that five million kiwi folks are Producers, and how much can they contribute to the five hundred million dollars every day?”

I might also (but shan’t) ask the writer of that article how are the New Zealanders ever going to repay such debts? (Unless they simply exchange the country itself for a clean slate and start again as serfs?)

Like I said, I haven’t bothered to verify—you know; dog, fleas to scratch, balls to chase and the odd bone to chew. I leave such questions to the nice folks in Parliament and their University advisors who might just be on to something with their “One World Government” thing—so long as it comes only after I’ve shuffled off this mortal coil.

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