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  • ‘Unanimous Decision’: Australia’s National Rugby Team Refuses to Kneel for BLM

    10/23/2020 12:03:54 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23 2020 | SIMON KENT
    Australia’s national rugby team will not take a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after a unanimous vote by the players, insisting they were not interested in making political statements. The Australian Wallabies face the New Zealand All Blacks next Saturday in a Bledisloe Cup contest in Sydney. Coach Dave Rennie said the idea of kneeling during the national anthem was discussed by the players and they voted against becoming the first Australian national sporting team to do so.
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Trump, Biden, Fauci "Markets" Real Domestic Terrorism Real News Updates

    10/17/2020 7:26:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/17/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend calculating Day 216 of the Dictatorship of COVID-19 where crisis leads to authoritarian government unquestioned and unchecked even by elections... New Zealand's dictator on two counts-COVID-19 and firearms-winning big in terms of her country's politics with almost half of the popular vote. Jacinda Ardern's Labor Party looking at a majority in its own right in the 120 seat parliament..... Donald J. Trump Dow Jones 30,000, Joe Biden Dow Jones 15,000, Anthony Fauci Dow Jones 7,500 Ever look at the political situation that way. I looked by my quarterly statement retirement investments last week and my dad...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/16/2020 Newsdump Friday

    10/16/2020 10:00:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/16/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Orthodox Jewish religious schools (yeshivas) carry on in spite of New York state orders to shut down in coronavirus "hotspots".... In Israel new less strict coronavirus lockdown rules laid out.... Today police in Thailand trying to put down anti-monarchist protesters with stinging liquid fired from water cannons.... Turkey firing a missile today along its northern coast in what is believed to be a test of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system..... European Union leaders condemning "unilateral actions and provocations" by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean.... In a Paris suburb a decapitation attack on a middle school teacher the attacker shouting...
  • Lord of the Rings Rumor Indicates Amazon Series Could Include Sex Scenes

    10/06/2020 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 97 replies
    CB ^ | October 6, 2020 | Jamie Lovett
    Amazon may be adding some unexpected nudity to Middle-earth in its upcoming Lord of the Rings television series. The massive project resumed filming in New Zealand in September after a pandemic-induced halt. Now a casting call has gone out for various actors, including those "comfortable with nudity." The casting call from the BGT talent agency caught the eye of Lord of the Rings fansite TheOneRing.net. It reads, "Comfortable with Nudity? Up to $500 per day. Use reference NUDE. We need Nude people based in Auckland - age 18 plus, all shapes and sizes (Intimacy guidelines will always be followed on...
  • New Zealand Plunges Into Recession As Economy Shrinks Record 12% (strangling the economy to stop COVID19 will do that)

    09/16/2020 9:13:53 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 32 replies
    IB Times ^ | September 16, 2020 | Neil Sands
    New Zealand's economy plunged into recession for the first time in a decade on Thursday, posting a record contraction in the June quarter due to the coronavirus pandemic, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern heads into next month's general election. "The 12.2-percent fall in quarterly GDP is by far the largest on record in New Zealand," the national statistics agency said. The reporting period covers April to June, coinciding with a strict lockdown that began in late March and began easing in late May. Stats NZ spokesman Paul Pascoe said the closure of New Zealand's borders since March 19 had also...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Democrats, Republicans Etc. Enabling Coronavirus Tyranny...

    09/12/2020 8:08:10 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A great Australian group The Seekers singing in happier times..... Democrats, Republicans and President Trump all supporting the enabling legislation telling the states to declare "states of emergency" so they could link up with federal financial support. The Republicans in Idaho who control the legislature arresting Ammon Bundy and others who came to the State Capitol to challenge their legislation in the emergency situation. Ammon Bundy posted this video last Wednesday that gets to the heart of many issues including the election, the raging political conflict and the notion of whether politics is worth anything.... Fauci Says Normality Not Coming...
  • Crowds rally in New Zealand's Auckland against coronavirus lockdown

    09/12/2020 10:25:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | SEP 12 2020 | Lidia Kelly
    Large crowds of people rallied in Auckland on Saturday against the government’s social distancing restrictions imposed on the country’s largest city after an outbreak of the novel coronavirus last month. Local television footage showed tightly packed crowds, with many people not wearing masks, with estimates of the attendance varying in reports between a thousand and a few thousand people. “We are all here today because we believe we need to stand up for our rights,” the public Television New Zealand cited Jami-Lee Ross, the leader of the Advance New Zealand party, one of the organizers of the protest, as saying....
  • Australia: Corona Cops Arrest Grandma Sitting in Park For Not Wearing a Mask

    09/09/2020 3:37:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Summit News ^ | 9 September, 2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Draconian enforcement of COVID-19 lockdown accelerates. Yet another shock video out of Australia shows police enforcing coronavirus rules by arresting an elderly woman sitting on a park bench for not wearing a mask. “This is unlawful, on what grounds am I under arrest?” asks the woman. An officer then walks around the back of the bench and snatches her friend’s phone away, preventing her from filming the encounter. The woman is told that she is being arrested for failing to provide her name and address. ... Once a person has been targeted for not wearing a mask or violating any...
  • New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern wants to eliminate coronavirus. Is she setting herself up to fail? (she DID fail)

    08/21/2020 4:30:10 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | August 21, 2020 | Julia Hollingsworth
    In mid-March, as the coronavirus pandemic began to take hold in Europe and the United States, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern presented her country with a choice. They could let coronavirus creep into the community and brace for an onslaught, as other countries around the world had done. Or they could "go hard" by closing the border -- even if that initially hurt the island nation's hugely tourism-dependant economy. Ardern opted for the second path. When New Zealand had only reported 28 cases, Ardern closed borders to foreigners, and when there were 102 cases, she announced a nationwide lockdown....
  • New Zealand Said They “Beat The Virus” But They Just Postponed Their Elections; So, What Went Wrong?

    08/17/2020 10:13:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/17/2020 | Jazz Shaw
    As we’ve noted here before, New Zealand has been held up as the “model of success” in the national and international media when it comes to dealing with the global COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden moved quickly when the virus finally reached her shores and imposed some of the most brutal lockdown conditions imaginable, essentially turning New Zealanders into a prison population for more than a month. But to give credit where due, it worked… at least for a while. They reported zero cases of the novel coronavirus for nearly three months. But then something went wrong. A...
  • After 102 Days COVID-Free, New Zealand's Resurgence Highlights the Difficulties of Returning to Normal Life (lockdown over 29 cases amongst 5MM people)

    08/15/2020 6:18:00 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 20 replies
    Thyme ^ | August 14, 2020 | MÉLISSA GODIN
    For the past three months, New Zealanders have enjoyed a ‘COVID-free’ country, with citizens hugging one another, children returning to classrooms and sport fans filling stadiums. But this changed on Tuesday, when a family of four from Auckland, the country’s biggest city, tested positive for the virus, breaking a 102 day streak without any new COVID-19 cases. As of today, 29 people have tested positive for the virus, all of which remain linked to the original four cases. Although the government says the latest outbreak appears to currently be limited to one cluster, it is taking tough actions to prohibit...
  • Jacinda Ardern's extreme Stage Three lockdown after a small surge in coronavirus cases will cost the country $440million a WEEK - with 250,000 forced out of work already

    08/14/2020 6:20:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12 Aug 2020 | Kelsey Wilkie
    New Zealand's latest lockdown is set to cost the economy $440million a week but that figure could grow if the outbreak worsens, economists have warned. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the drastic move to force New Zealand back into lockdown on Wednesday after four new COVID-19 cases emerged. The shutdown is expected to last until midnight Friday but the number of cases are continuing to rise, sparking fears the nation could be hit by a second wave.
  • New Zealand's Ardern Extends Lockdown to Stamp Out Coronavirus Outbreak (all this over 32 new cases - equivalent of about 2,100 cases in the US)

    08/14/2020 6:18:33 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 21 replies
    Reuters via US News & World Report ^ | August 13, 2020 | Praveen Menon
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern extended a lockdown in the country's biggest city on Friday in response to the first national coronavirus outbreak in months, sticking with a "go early, go hard" approach she said has proven effective. Ardern said genomic testing has shown the latest outbreak is a different strain to the original outbreak in New Zealand earlier in the year, suggesting it was new to the country. The New Zealand leader said lockdown measures in Auckland, home to about 1.7 million people, and social distancing measures across the country that were imposed on Wednesday would remain in...
  • Coronavirus: New Zealand records 14 new cases of COVID-19

    08/12/2020 8:21:21 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 18 replies
    news.com.au ^ | August 13 2020 | Gavin Fernando
    New Zealand has recorded 13 new COVID cases in Auckland, all of whom will go into quarantine. All of the new cases are linked to the original four confirmed cases from the new outbreak in the city’s south, which was first reported on Tuesday night. One additional person is in managed isolation - a woman in her 30s who arrived from the Philippines. New Zealand’s health chief Dr Ashley Bloomfield said the total number of active cases is now 36. Two of the new cases are children under the age of nine. It comes after three more staff members at...
  • New Cases End New Zealand's 'COVID-Free' Status; Auckland Back in Lockdown

    08/11/2020 9:46:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    usnews ^ | 08/11/2020 | PRAVEEN MENON
    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand announced on Tuesday it was shutting down its largest city, Auckland, after four new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in the city, the first evidence of domestic transmission after being coronavirus-free for 102 days. New Zealand's successful fight against COVID-19 was hailed globally and the Pacific island nation of 5 million was seen as one of the safest places, as the pandemic raged globally. Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said the four cases were within one family in South Auckland. One person is in their 50s. They had no history of international travel. Family...
  • Genomic Study Reveals New Zealand's Tuatara Is Like No Other Animal on The Planet

    08/09/2020 1:57:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 7 AUGUST 2020 | CARLY CASSELLA
    According to new sequencing of the tuatara's entire genome - one of the largest on record and 50 percent larger than the human genome - it appears this strange creature is neither lizard, bird, nor mammal. Rather, it's some strange amalgamation of all three. According to the authors of the new study, the animal's genomic architecture is unlike anything previously reported. Found solely in New Zealand, the tuatara - which does greatly resemble a lizard to the untrained eye - is considered a taonga, or 'special treasure' for the local Māori. These nocturnal creatures can live for a century, withstand...
  • Domino's New Zealand drops 'free pizza for Karen' offer after backlash

    07/30/2020 5:43:53 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | July 30, 2020 | BBC
    Domino's Pizza has dropped a promotion offering free pizza to women named Karen after it was met with a backlash. In recent years, the name "Karen" has been used as an insult to describe white middle-aged women who are perceived to be obnoxious or racist. The pizza franchise's New Zealand arm initially said it wanted to give "nice Karens" a break from negativity. But some said it was tone-deaf, ignored more important issues, and "rewarded privilege".
  • Vietnam Suspends 27 Pakistani Pilots Working in its Airlines

    07/19/2020 9:42:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 26 replies
    DefenseWorld ^ | June 29, 2020 | "our bureau"
    Vietnam has suspended 27 Pakistani pilots working at local airlines after 262 of 860 civilian commercial pilots in Pakistan were found to have fake licenses. "All of the pilots are of Pakistani nationality and licensed in the country. These pilots are working at several airlines in Viet Nam," Dinh Viet Thang, Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV), was quoted as saying by Vietnam News Agency. Minister of Transport of Vietnam Nguyen Van The has asked the CAAV to review the licenses and certificates of foreign pilots who are working at local airlines. The minister ordered ban of fight missions...
  • President Obama Was Planning Another Hit Against Israel

    07/02/2020 4:54:58 AM PDT · by gattaca · 28 replies
    The Trumpet ^ | July 2, 2020 | BRENT NAGTEGAAL
    The only evidence of collusion found in General Flynn’s phone calls was between the Obama administration and anti-Israel forces at the United Nations. BY BRENT NAGTEGAAL • JULY 2 One month before President Barack Obama left the White House, the United States infamously broke with its historic precedent of supporting Israel at the United Nations, an institution with systemic bias against the Jewish state. Collective applause erupted in the UN hall when U.S. Ambassador Samantha Powers raised her hand to allow passage of Resolution 2334, which called any Israeli settlement in the land occupied by Jordan before 1967 as illegal....
  • US abstains in key Israel vote, clearing way for condemnation of settlements

    12/23/2016 12:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 205 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 23, 2016
    A "shameful" abstention by the U.S. in a United Nations Security Council vote Friday allowed passage of a resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank. The resolution was put forward by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal after Egypt withdrew it Thursday under pressure from Israel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. It was adopted with 14 votes in favor, to a round of applause, after U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power abstained. It is the first resolution the Security Council has adopted on Israel and the Palestinians in nearly eight years. Reaction from U.S. Republicans and Jewish leaders around...