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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:13 am 
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^^ Talk about a self fulfilling prophecy. Who would have ever thought that when a one country goes and up heaves the established government and way of life of another country, that extremists would take over.... :? :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:33 pm 
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oh oh! the bubble is back.....

NZ is going into alert level four lockdown from 11:59 pm tonight for at least three days.....

The hell hole that is Auckland and the Coromandel for at least seven days.....

A case of Covid-19 has been detected in the community today,
testing is underway to identify the variant, although all the cases
found in quarantine since June bar one have been the delta variant.....

The government is assuming it's delta and is going hard and going early.....

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:19 am 
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oh oh! the bubble is back.....

NZ is going into alert level four lockdown from 11:59 pm tonight for at least three days.....

The hell hole that is Auckland and the Coromandel for at least seven days.....

A case of Covid-19 has been detected in the community today,
testing is underway to identify the variant, although all the cases
found in quarantine since June bar one have been the delta variant.....

The government is assuming it's delta and is going hard and going early.....



Be careful Gray you haven't had your shot yet... :idea:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:42 am 
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Be careful Gray you haven't had your shot yet... :idea:

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If you hadn't reminded him he probably would have forgotten!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:56 am 
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Plook wrote:
Be careful Gray you haven't had your shot yet... :idea:

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If you hadn't reminded him he probably would have forgotten!




Hey I love the Ghost I just don't want him haunting me yet... :mrgreen:


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Don't go to Tahoe
Caldor fire goes from 6500 acres yesterday to 54,000 today and is 0% contained.
Has it reached hiway 50 or 88? I dunno, but I recommend
Don't go to Tahoe

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We are in an incredible smoke cloud, it is a 10 on a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being the worst it can get... :evil:


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Location: >>==> Pōneke, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Don't worry Plook, you already made my to haunt list.....

All of New Zealand now to stay at alert level 4 until midnight of Tuesday the 24th of August,
after three Wellington cases confirmed.....

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Don't worry Plook, you already made my to haunt list.....

All of New Zealand now to stay at alert level 4 until midnight of Tuesday the 24th of August,
after three Wellington cases confirmed.....



Stay safe 8/24 is Kat's B-Day... :o


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Location: >>==> Pōneke, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
We're fine, obeying the rules and keeping the unmasked at a baseball bats length as required,
I'm kidding, it's a cricket bat.....

Cookie has been fully vaccinated, tlb and I are both still booked in for Saturday the 4th of September.....

If needs be we have adequate supplies to remain completely bubblised until mid October,
we learned some lessons back in 2020.....

Gave the news a cursory glance before, just to keep apprised, lockdown/Covid-19 news
is so depressing.....

The Ministry of Health have now confirmed 72 cases in the community, most in thhti Auckland,
with many of those tied to a church congregation, still only three in Wellington.....
The locations of interest now number in excess of 300.....

The general population have been pretty diligent about scanning QR codes wherever they go,
which, along with financial records, has most folks movements nailed down pretty good, so tracking the close contacts of the infected happens, if the authorities are to be believed, quite quickly.....

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:14 pm 
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Location: >>==> Pōneke, Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand.
All of Aotearoa New Zealand is remaining in alert level 4 until midnight of Friday the 27th of August
and will be reviewed again that day.
The hell hole that is Auckland is in level 4 until at least midnight of Tuesday the 31st of August.
There were 35 new cases of Covid-19 in the community on Monday.
Of the new cases, 33 are in thhti Auckland and two are in Wellington.
Seven cases are in hospital, none are in the ICU.
Scanning or signing in is becoming mandatory at cafes, busy venues and events at all alert levels.
Over 400 locations of interest have been identified in thhti Auckland, the Coromandel, and Wellington.
The cluster is linked to a returnee from Sydney who arrived on a MIQ flight on Saturday August the 7th
and was transferred to hospital on August the 16th. There's still a missing link.....

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Proud Boys leader Tarrio sentenced to five months in jail by D.C. judge

By Jan Wolfe
August 23, 20211:24 PMUpdated 3 hours ago

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-crime-proud-boys/proud-boys-leader-tarrio-sentenced-to-five-months-in-jail-by-d-c-judge-idUSKBN2FO1UG

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge in the District of Columbia on Monday sentenced Enrique Tarrio, a leader of the right-wing extremist group the Proud Boys, to 155 days in jail for burning a Black Lives Matter flag and possessing a large-capacity ammunition magazine.

Tarrio pleaded guilty to the charges last month.

He has led the Proud Boys in confrontations with antifa, an amorphous leftist movement.

According to court documents, Tarrio was among a group of Proud Boys during a demonstration in Washington on Dec. 12, 2020, who stole a Black Lives Matter banner from a church. Tarrio then set it on fire, according to comments he made afterward.

He was arrested in January when he arrived in Washington two days before the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. He was carrying two large-capacity ammunition magazines at the time.

Tarrio did not take part in the riot, in which supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, sending lawmakers into hiding as they sought to certify his election defeat to Joe Biden.

The FBI has said Tarrio’s arrest was an effort to pre-empt the events of Jan. 6, where several other members of the Proud Boys were taken into custody.


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Naked 'Nevermind' baby sues Nirvana for 'child pornography'

By Rob Picheta, CNN

Updated 12:56 PM ET, Wed August 25, 2021
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/25/entertainment/spencer-elden-nirvana-nevermind-lawsuit-scli-intl/index.html

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(CNN) Spencer Elden, who appeared as a naked baby on the cover of Nirvana's 1991 album "Nevermind," has claimed the record's iconic artwork is child pornography and is suing the band over alleged "child sexual exploitation."

The rock album's cover features Elden, then an infant, swimming underwater while undressed, his eyes fixated on a one dollar bill. It became one of the most enduring images in rock music after the record's release.

But in a complaint, filed on Tuesday at a federal court in California and obtained by CNN, Elden's attorneys said the image was pornographic and that he has suffered "lifelong damages" as a result of his involvement.

Elden, now 30, has listed the surviving band members, the executors of lead singer Kurt Cobain's estate, and various record labels as defendants. He is seeking $150,000 in damages from each of the defendants, plus legal costs, and alleges the defendants "knowingly produced, possessed, and advertised commercial child pornography."

The lawsuit alleges Elden was sexualized because the dollar bill used in the image made the baby resemble "a sex worker."

Elden has recreated the image at times during his adulthood, but has also suggested in interviews he felt uncomfortable about the popularity of the album cover.
In 2007 he told the Sunday Times he found it "kind of creepy that many people have seen me naked ... I feel like the world's biggest porn star." The following year he told CNN that he was often asked to attend events as the "Nirvana baby."

"Nevermind" and its lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" sold millions of copies and helped popularize grunge music in the United States. Both its content and artwork were heralded as seminal rock works, but three years after its release, Nirvana's frontman Kurt Cobain died by suicide in Seattle and the remaining members subsequently disbanded.
Elden told CNN in 2008: "Rumor had it that Cobain had the original concept of wanting to show a mother giving birth under water." Elden added: "But the compromise was to have a baby swimming under water. Or so that's what I was told."

The lawsuit alleges Elden "has been and will continue to suffer personal injury by the distribution and possession of child pornography," including emotional distress and loss of earnings.
Cobain's wife, the singer Courtney Love, is listed on the lawsuit as an executor of Cobain's estate, alongside others including the photographer Kirk Weddle and record labels Warner Records and the Universal Music Group. CNN has contacted each party for comment.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:28 am 
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^ ugh. i always thought the cover art was a reflection on world greed.


looks like i hit the nail on the head.

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cory1984 wrote:
Naked 'Nevermind' baby sues Nirvana for 'child pornography'

By Rob Picheta, CNN

Updated 12:56 PM ET, Wed August 25, 2021
https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/25/entertainment/spencer-elden-nirvana-nevermind-lawsuit-scli-intl/index.html

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(CNN) Spencer Elden, who appeared as a naked baby on the cover of Nirvana's 1991 album "Nevermind," has claimed the record's iconic artwork is child pornography and is suing the band over alleged "child sexual exploitation."

The rock album's cover features Elden, then an infant, swimming underwater while undressed, his eyes fixated on a one dollar bill. It became one of the most enduring images in rock music after the record's release.

But in a complaint, filed on Tuesday at a federal court in California and obtained by CNN, Elden's attorneys said the image was pornographic and that he has suffered "lifelong damages" as a result of his involvement.

Elden, now 30, has listed the surviving band members, the executors of lead singer Kurt Cobain's estate, and various record labels as defendants. He is seeking $150,000 in damages from each of the defendants, plus legal costs, and alleges the defendants "knowingly produced, possessed, and advertised commercial child pornography."

The lawsuit alleges Elden was sexualized because the dollar bill used in the image made the baby resemble "a sex worker."

Elden has recreated the image at times during his adulthood, but has also suggested in interviews he felt uncomfortable about the popularity of the album cover.
In 2007 he told the Sunday Times he found it "kind of creepy that many people have seen me naked ... I feel like the world's biggest porn star." The following year he told CNN that he was often asked to attend events as the "Nirvana baby."

"Nevermind" and its lead single "Smells Like Teen Spirit" sold millions of copies and helped popularize grunge music in the United States. Both its content and artwork were heralded as seminal rock works, but three years after its release, Nirvana's frontman Kurt Cobain died by suicide in Seattle and the remaining members subsequently disbanded.
Elden told CNN in 2008: "Rumor had it that Cobain had the original concept of wanting to show a mother giving birth under water." Elden added: "But the compromise was to have a baby swimming under water. Or so that's what I was told."

The lawsuit alleges Elden "has been and will continue to suffer personal injury by the distribution and possession of child pornography," including emotional distress and loss of earnings.
Cobain's wife, the singer Courtney Love, is listed on the lawsuit as an executor of Cobain's estate, alongside others including the photographer Kirk Weddle and record labels Warner Records and the Universal Music Group. CNN has contacted each party for comment.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:37 pm 
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Sue Nirvana & Co, yeah right, after a life of using I'm the baby off the album cover as a pickup line
and claim to lame fame.....sue your mother.....

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Atom Heart Mother Cow to sue Pink Floyd!!!

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in unconfirmed and unrelated news

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There have been unconfirmed reports from the Fox News entertainment desk
that Buffalo's buffalo is seeking an out of court settlement from the ZFT
for being mammalised.....

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"Where's Jimi when you need him in court?" these ladies might well be asking.

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Lockdown update:

All of Aotearoa New Zealand, south of thhti Auckland will drop to alert level 3
from 11:59pm on Tuesday, the 31st of August. thhti Auckland and Northland
are to remain at alert level 4 until at least Wednesday, the 15th of September.....


According to the man, and by the man I mean Jacinda,
Aotearoa, New Zealand now has:

3,297 Coronavirus Cases. +70 (since last week)

2,941 Confirmed Cases. +70 (since last week)

356 Probable Cases.

384 Active Cases. +70 (since last week)

26 Deaths.

2,887 Recovered Cases. + 63 (since last week)

24.4% of the NZ population is now fully vaccinated.

44.5% of the NZ population with 1 or more dose.

(% of eligible population aged 12+)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:35 am 
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Gray_Ghost wrote:
Lockdown update:

All of Aotearoa New Zealand, south of thhti Auckland will drop to alert level 3
from 11:59pm on Tuesday, the 31st of August. thhti Auckland and Northland
are to remain at alert level 4 until at least Wednesday, the 15th of September.....


According to the man, and by the man I mean Jacinda,
Aotearoa, New Zealand now has:

3,297 Coronavirus Cases. +70 (since last week)

2,941 Confirmed Cases. +70 (since last week)

356 Probable Cases.

384 Active Cases. +70 (since last week)

26 Deaths.

2,887 Recovered Cases. + 63 (since last week)

24.4% of the NZ population is now fully vaccinated.

44.5% of the NZ population with 1 or more dose.

(% of eligible population aged 12+)


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new ABBA-song: ABBA - I Still Have Faith In You :!: :!: :!:

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