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2020-05-19 11:49:37 PM  
I just flicked through the list and I have not seen a single one of these.

Where were they used?
 
2020-05-19 11:50:59 PM  
You do realize that saying graphic GIF is on par with saying ATM machine or PIN number, right?
 
2020-05-19 11:51:43 PM  
Tiny country asking for people to avoid each other. Those who could headed for the hills. Sheep don't spread Covid-19
 
2020-05-19 11:56:38 PM  
So, that's what a functioning government looks like.
 
2020-05-19 11:57:15 PM  

wildcardjack: Tiny country asking for people to avoid each other. Those who could headed for the hills. Sheep don't spread Covid-19


2 million people live in Auckland. No-one was allowed to leave once lock-down kicked in.
 
2020-05-20 12:05:18 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: You do realize that saying graphic GIF is on par with saying ATM machine or PIN number, right?


I'm just glad it wasn't MoeBanginMarge.gif

Again
 
2020-05-20 12:07:15 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: You do realize that saying graphic GIF is on par with saying ATM machine or PIN number, right?


Well, it's more like saying automated ATM or personal PIN.
 
2020-05-20 12:11:08 AM  
This is the graphic gif that convinced me

and it is graphic

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2020-05-20 12:22:27 AM  

wildcardjack: Sheep don't spread Covid-19


Citation needed!
 
2020-05-20 12:24:44 AM  
Those gifs were really good.

I'm finding it a bit hard now. The lock down has gone on so long, and I've been pretty stretched, and I'm in a high-risk group... But I've reached the point where I just wanted to end. I want to leave my house on most days, move around more, see people, do things with friends.

Now we enter the struggle phase, where everybody wants to open up, relax and stop being careful. but the virus doesn't care if we're tired of being stuck at home.

And there's still a lot of dummies out there who don't know how to be careful.
 
2020-05-20 12:26:10 AM  

dyhchong: I just flicked through the list and I have not seen a single one of these.

Where were they used?


That's weird because I've seen three of them even on this side of the Pacific (and as the article mentions PM Ardern often referred to them).
 
2020-05-20 12:27:40 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: So, that's what a functioning government looks like.


I was thinking the other day that NZ had 2 people that got riled up enough about the Stay Home order that they took the government to court (and lost as it happens).  2 out of 5 million or so.  By that count/ratio/etc the US would have around about 131 people that cared deeply about the perceived slight against their freedom etc, enough to push back against the government - but seeing the protests and so on, how are there so many people in the States that are so 'the government can't do this to me'/'it's a conspiracy'/'it's a lie'?  It doesn't add up, does it?  People flock together with like minded individuals but there shouldn't be *that* many individuals available to .. flock...  (a bad analogy, half thought through).  ANY WAY, what I was getting at is that it's not just the government that did a good job I feel.
 
2020-05-20 12:29:01 AM  
I saw a couple of them online, but none of these were part of the (omnipresent) government communications.
 
2020-05-20 12:50:31 AM  

dyhchong: I just flicked through the list and I have not seen a single one of these.

Where were they used?


Zootopia.
 
2020-05-20 12:53:33 AM  
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2020-05-20 12:53:44 AM  

chawco: Those gifs were really good.

I'm finding it a bit hard now. The lock down has gone on so long, and I've been pretty stretched, and I'm in a high-risk group... But I've reached the point where I just wanted to end. I want to leave my house on most days, move around more, see people, do things with friends.

Now we enter the struggle phase, where everybody wants to open up, relax and stop being careful. but the virus doesn't care if we're tired of being stuck at home.

And there's still a lot of dummies out there who don't know how to be careful.


The numbers in my county are highest on the west coast. And they are getting 30% positives on the tests run.

And our governor and the president hate each other, so we don't have squat for tests.
 
2020-05-20 1:02:24 AM  

deffuse: The Irresponsible Captain: So, that's what a functioning government looks like.

I was thinking the other day that NZ had 2 people that got riled up enough about the Stay Home order that they took the government to court (and lost as it happens).  2 out of 5 million or so.  By that count/ratio/etc the US would have around about 131 people that cared deeply about the perceived slight against their freedom etc, enough to push back against the government - but seeing the protests and so on, how are there so many people in the States that are so 'the government can't do this to me'/'it's a conspiracy'/'it's a lie'?  It doesn't add up, does it?  People flock together with like minded individuals but there shouldn't be *that* many individuals available to .. flock...  (a bad analogy, half thought through).  ANY WAY, what I was getting at is that it's not just the government that did a good job I feel.



I recommend reading this article: "Why Kiwis embraced lockdown so willingly":

"We think that during this emergency New Zealand society revealed what we will call martial virtues, by which we mean primarily courage, endurance and self-sacrifice for the greater good, not belligerence. These values, we contend, are more deeply rooted in our past - and more alive and well today - than some may be happy to acknowledge.

Qualities such as courage, endurance, and self-sacrifice are important in normal circumstances but essential to preserving our collective life during emergencies. These virtues, exercised by each and every citizen and resident, created a remarkable level of social cohesion during recent weeks. We did indeed "unite in the fight against Covid-19".

In the past, martial virtues were powerfully expressed and sustained by the nation's experience of war. World War I reinforced long-standing values about the importance of courage and self-sacrifice. The Gallipoli exhibition at Te Papa National Museum movingly illustrates the bravery, endurance and altruism of Māori and Pākeha soldiers, many of whom paid the ultimate price. The spirit of "sacrifice" is alive and well today. Our Prime Minister has regularly praised the "sacrifices" all New Zealanders have made during the lockdown.

The American historian David Hackett Fischer has argued that the ultimate political value for Americans is liberty. In New Zealand, by contrast, the dominant political value is fairness. Discussing the legendary status of New Zealand soldiers during the World Wars, Fischer highlighted the link between "a sense of belonging and a sense of cohesion" and "an idea of fairness". The notion of "equality of sacrifice" - that everyone ought to be equally committed to self-sacrifice for the greater good - inspired New Zealanders to work together during World War I, not only at Gallipoli and the Western Front but also on the home front."
 
2020-05-20 1:04:19 AM  
Nah, we're just lazy and it was a good excuse to bum around the house for a while. By the halfway mark we were like, "fark it, it's boring now but we've come this far so we might as well stick it out."
 
2020-05-20 1:06:37 AM  
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2020-05-20 1:10:08 AM  
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2020-05-20 1:12:41 AM  
Flight of the Conchords Ep 3 Think About it
Youtube TLEK0UZH4cs
 
2020-05-20 1:29:59 AM  

freitasm: deffuse: The Irresponsible Captain: So, that's what a functioning government looks like.

I was thinking the other day that NZ had 2 people that got riled up enough about the Stay Home order that they took the government to court (and lost as it happens).  2 out of 5 million or so.  By that count/ratio/etc the US would have around about 131 people that cared deeply about the perceived slight against their freedom etc, enough to push back against the government - but seeing the protests and so on, how are there so many people in the States that are so 'the government can't do this to me'/'it's a conspiracy'/'it's a lie'?  It doesn't add up, does it?  People flock together with like minded individuals but there shouldn't be *that* many individuals available to .. flock...  (a bad analogy, half thought through).  ANY WAY, what I was getting at is that it's not just the government that did a good job I feel.


I recommend reading this article: "Why Kiwis embraced lockdown so willingly":

"We think that during this emergency New Zealand society revealed what we will call martial virtues, by which we mean primarily courage, endurance and self-sacrifice for the greater good, not belligerence. These values, we contend, are more deeply rooted in our past - and more alive and well today - than some may be happy to acknowledge.

Qualities such as courage, endurance, and self-sacrifice are important in normal circumstances but essential to preserving our collective life during emergencies. These virtues, exercised by each and every citizen and resident, created a remarkable level of social cohesion during recent weeks. We did indeed "unite in the fight against Covid-19".

In the past, martial virtues were powerfully expressed and sustained by the nation's experience of war. World War I reinforced long-standing values about the importance of courage and self-sacrifice. The Gallipoli exhibition at Te Papa National Museum movingly illustrates the bravery, endurance and altruism of Māori and Pākeha soldiers, many of whom paid the ultimate price. The spirit of "sacrifice" is alive and well today. Our Prime Minister has regularly praised the "sacrifices" all New Zealanders have made during the lockdown.

The American historian David Hackett Fischer has argued that the ultimate political value for Americans is liberty. In New Zealand, by contrast, the dominant political value is fairness. Discussing the legendary status of New Zealand soldiers during the World Wars, Fischer highlighted the link between "a sense of belonging and a sense of cohesion" and "an idea of fairness". The notion of "equality of sacrifice" - that everyone ought to be equally committed to self-sacrifice for the greater good - inspired New Zealanders to work together during World War I, not only at Gallipoli and the Western Front but also on the home front."


Now I want to move to New Zealand.
If they have a Sam's Club I'd be so interested. Gotta keep my job.
How weird would that be to take such a drastic change at age 59?

/seriously sick and tired of the "American way of life". Sad. Growing up I never imagined I'd be so disillusioned with my own home land
:(
//doubly sick and tired of selfish stupid people. Anti vaxers, covidiots etc
///three, because I felt like it
 
2020-05-20 1:34:11 AM  

chawco: wildcardjack: Sheep don't spread Covid-19

Citation needed!


I happen to be an expert in these matters -  It is true that sheep do not spread coronavirus, however, Hobbits can be asymptomatic carriers.
 
2020-05-20 1:49:38 AM  

poodebunker: freitasm: deffuse: ...

Now I want to move to New Zealand.
If they have a Sam's Club I'd be so interested. Gotta keep my job.
How weird would that be to take such a drastic change at age 59?

...


My mom moved 1/3 of the way across north america, from a small east coast Canadian town to Toronto, and now north of TO, at 60. Maybe not as big as moving to a land where the toilets flush the wrong way, but sometimes later in life is the best time for a big change.

: P
 
2020-05-20 1:57:40 AM  

chawco: wildcardjack: Sheep don't spread Covid-19

Citation needed!


They're reopening the brothels.
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2020-05-20 2:09:00 AM  

dyhchong: Nah, we're just lazy and it was a good excuse to bum around the house for a while. By the halfway mark we were like, "fark it, it's boring now but we've come this far so we might as well stick it out."


You're mostly right, by the halfway mark I'd finished everything around my house and was actively becoming an alcoholic.  Thankfully my supermarket didn't run out of beer.
 
2020-05-20 4:53:22 AM  

John Hopoate: dyhchong: Nah, we're just lazy and it was a good excuse to bum around the house for a while. By the halfway mark we were like, "fark it, it's boring now but we've come this far so we might as well stick it out."

You're mostly right, by the halfway mark I'd finished everything around my house and was actively becoming an alcoholic.  Thankfully my supermarket didn't run out of beer.


I was counting down the days until the daycare reopened
 
2020-05-20 5:26:01 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: You do realize that saying graphic GIF is on par with saying ATM machine or PIN number, right?


Not really.  I assumed that "graphic GIF" meant they were pornographic.

I mean, they could be gory too, that would be graphic, but that would not convince me to do anything but scroll quickly.
 
2020-05-20 6:15:47 AM  

dyhchong: I just flicked through the list and I have not seen a single one of these.

Where were they used?


I posted a few of them here on FARK, about a month ago.
 
2020-05-20 7:00:55 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: You do realize that saying graphic GIF is on par with saying ATM machine or PIN number, right?


but, I have a number that identifies my personal identification number. And a machine that vends Automatic Teller Machines...
 
2020-05-20 7:15:36 AM  

The Third Man: dyhchong: I just flicked through the list and I have not seen a single one of these.

Where were they used?

That's weird because I've seen three of them even on this side of the Pacific (and as the article mentions PM Ardern often referred to them).


I saw the exponential spread gif here, I think.
 
2020-05-20 7:24:14 AM  

Mister Peejay: Moniker o' Shame: You do realize that saying graphic GIF is on par with saying ATM machine or PIN number, right?

Not really.  I assumed that "graphic GIF" meant they were pornographic.

I mean, they could be gory too, that would be graphic, but that would not convince me to do anything but scroll quickly.


Yep but it turns out it just meant they're GIF format files.
 
2020-05-20 8:16:57 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: You do realize that saying graphic GIF is on par with saying ATM machine or PIN number, right?


Just making sure nobody thinks they were talking about peanut butter.
 
2020-05-20 11:05:38 AM  

poodebunker: Now I want to move to New Zealand.
If they have a Sam's Club I'd be so interested. Gotta keep my job.
How weird would that be to take such a drastic change at age 59?

/seriously sick and tired of the "American way of life". Sad. Growing up I never imagined I'd be so disillusioned with my own home land
:(
//doubly sick and tired of selfish stupid people. Anti vaxers, covidiots etc
///three, because I felt like it


The cut off age for immigrants to New Zealand is 55. I know because I started researching about a year ago. I'm still under it, but I've got family depending on me. I can't leave them behind, and New Zealand requires that you have 4x the average income to sponsor a family member, which I don't and never have made.
 
2020-05-20 4:36:07 PM  
One aspect of New Zealand culture which I applaud is the way they are brutally honest with themselves about their history and their culture.

Witness the courageous making of and popularity of two very confronting NZ movies:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavenl​y​_Creatures

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Once_We​r​e_Warriors_(film)

For me, the capacity to be honest with yourself feeds strongly into your capacity to practice responsible and caring behaviour.

Just ask any far right Republican about their "Southern Lost Cause" and you will see exactly what I mean!
 
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