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  1. Thread: Pandemics...?

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    Re: Pandemics...?

    correct.
    however you have to factor in that there is far more cases and they all arrive at once. it spreads fast if you let it.
    it will very easily overwhelm our health system, i'm sure you know...
  2. Thread: Pandemics...?

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    Re: Pandemics...?

    but keep in mind omicron only came out late 2021. its only been around ~8 weeks now.
    that report would have been in its very early days.
    good data is only just coming out now.
  3. Thread: Hospitals

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    10 worldwide LMAO. come on you could at least make up a number that plausible. one aussie state would have that alone.
    UK covid death rate has doubled since omicron hit. ~200 dead a day at present....
  4. Thread: Hospitals

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    thats simply not true.
    most of first world countries has lockdowns, stay homes and plenty of masks.
    no one is living "normal" anywhere in the world.

    sorry but you cannot bury your head in the...
  5. Thread: Pandemics...?

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    thats the standard anti-vac trick of taking results gained from using social measures and claiming it would be the same without.
    while they did do some social measures with spanish flu, they didn't...
  6. Thread: Pandemics...?

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    the silly thing is red traffic light has minimal restrictions to people. it doesn't stop anyone shopping.
    plus people should have stocked up a while ago, its not like this is unexpected.
  7. Thread: Pandemics...?

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    true, however keep in mind endemic covid will not be the covid we know today.

    our goal at the moment is to get through this early phase as covid changes. hopefully covid will become more mild and...
  8. Thread: Pandemics...?

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    while that all looks nice, all it really says is "ignore it and let it kill off millions of people because we don't care about anyone else".
    its the same BS that "plan b" proposed at the start....
  9. Re: Brian Tamaki arrested for alleged breach of bail conditions

    several things here, hes in remand not jail. hes in remand because hes disobedient and cannot be trusted to be released back into the community. remember this is his third arrest for the same thing....
  10. Re: Brian Tamaki arrested for alleged breach of bail conditions

    i'm not fussed about religion, your free to worship whoever or whatever you like. to me whats more important is people actions.

    however while life on this planet is complicated, its actually not...
  11. Re: Brian Tamaki arrested for alleged breach of bail conditions

    hes been held in remaned which is a lot nicer than prison. old trick for crims is to drag out the case so they stay in remand which counts as time served.
  12. Thread: House Prices

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    mum/dad buying/selling the family home for profit is not taxed. thats why we have such a big culture of earning money from our homes. people complain about "investors" but mum/dad is the biggest...
  13. Thread: House Prices

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    Re: House Prices

    +1

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_property_bubble
  14. Thread: House Prices

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    i would be happy with no or small CGT on everything else and huge CGT on ALL houses.
    if people can't make money off 2nd hand homes then they will put their money in other investments. it would slow...
  15. Thread: House Prices

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    no govt will fix it while kiwis are riding the gravy train. any govt that attempts it to fix it properly will get booted out.
    odds are its going to take it crashing and burning before kiwis will let...
  16. Thread: House Prices

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    :thumbs:
    i'm not complaining about anyone, whats done is done. i'm more interested in how do we stop this problem from happening again.
    i highly agree about schools and financial skills. in a lot...
  17. Thread: House Prices

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    those who have to sell for whatever reason are often the losers in the deal.
    jobs go, family reasons etc. otherwise if you can sit and wait out the rough times then you can cash in on the good...
  18. Thread: House Prices

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    thats why i said "sort of true".
    while your buying the next house in the same market you have already made the profit off the last one. plus you get to sit in the new house and wait for prices to...
  19. Thread: House Prices

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    sort of true. catch is you often don't buy in the same market, like heuybot3000 originally bought in a cheaper market than when he sold later on, and had a rather nice gain on that.
    which is exactly...
  20. Thread: House Prices

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    not trying to knock anyone who has done it, it is what it is.

    however what would happen if someone sprinkled fairy dust and waived a magic wand, and that meant you could only sell for what you...
  21. Thread: House Prices

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    not trying to knock ya, but thats an example of the housing market at work and why it really needs to change.
    the problem is everyone does that. eg if councils add extra cost to a new home, people...
  22. Thread: House Prices

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    i actually looked at buying one here. the houses had almost zero maintenance done to it since they where built in the 80's, and was leaking badly. they still had the original window seals (window to...
  23. Thread: House Prices

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    immigration is only a small part of it. prices didn't go down when more kiwis where leaving than people coming in.

    the base cause is simply its a major earner for kiwis to buy/sell the family...
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    Re: Stressful time of year

    covid brains.
    its been happening a fair bit for the last year.
    worse now for us being rural because its busy time of year. plus all the townies who have left their brains behind when they go on...
  25. Thread: House Prices

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    sorry but no.
    one issue is that house prices have risen far greater than income. i would have to go find it but its something like houses are now double or triple the amount it used to be compared...
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