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  # 2198820 15-Mar-2019 15:37
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It's not just the NZ media who make stuff up.  Found this picture on nos.nl, the Dutch public broadcaster, reporting on the Christchurch shooting.  Apparently it's a New Zealand police car.

 





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  # 2198850 15-Mar-2019 16:13
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Yeah, 000 is our emergency number, ain't it?


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  # 2198881 15-Mar-2019 16:50
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DarthKermit: Yeah, 000 is our emergency number, ain't it?

 

Australia only.

 

I had been in Australia for 29½ years when I had to dial the emergency services for an ambulance for the very first time. Realising this was a real medical emergency affecting my partner and being pumped with adrenaline & emotion, muscle memory kicked in and I dialled 111. That is how well it was drilled into me as a Kiwi kid. Even stranger still I was still a practising hospital nurse at time and I never lost it in that environment. It is wonder I did not dial 444 which was the hospital internal emergency number.





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  # 2199018 15-Mar-2019 19:30
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"Christchurch in lockdown, so my brother had to fetch us from the airport to bring us here to be able to bring you this report" - Mike.

 

Yet he's standing less than a 10min walk of the airport, here: https://goo.gl/maps/8Aqyxw76Jxy  

 

Bonus: Caption says Hagley Park.

 

 

Very insensitive to the victims and their families to be so cavalier about exaggerating his connection to create a story.


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  # 2200610 18-Mar-2019 10:08
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RmACK:

 

"Christchurch in lockdown, so my brother had to fetch us from the airport to bring us here to be able to bring you this report" - Mike.

 

Yet he's standing less than a 10min walk of the airport, here: https://goo.gl/maps/8Aqyxw76Jxy  

 

Bonus: Caption says Hagley Park.

 

 

 

Very insensitive to the victims and their families to be so cavalier about exaggerating his connection to create a story.

 

 

And the benefit to the viewers of a talking head being "at the scene" is what exactly?





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  # 2200976 18-Mar-2019 18:42
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"Meet the top-secret committee guiding Jacinda Ardern "


So... Not very secret then?





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  # 2202879 21-Mar-2019 15:18
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This article

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-shooting/111418598/christchurch-terror-attack-mistruths-and-conspiracy-theories 

 

as good as admits that news websites frequently post articles as facts when they are actually not (something that we in this thread know all too well of course, and we pounce on it 😄 ).

 

 

But because they will update it later with the 'correct' information that somehow makes it OK.





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  # 2204717 25-Mar-2019 14:44
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Not so much a headline as the fact that the Herald today published it's review of the Samsung S10.

In tech journalism terms, that's 100 years after the product launch and behind about 1000 reviews elsewhere!





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  # 2204728 25-Mar-2019 15:06
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Geektastic: Not so much a headline as the fact that the Herald today published it's review of the Samsung S10.

In tech journalism terms, that's 100 years after the product launch and behind about 1000 reviews elsewhere!


At least it is written by a local (Juha Saarinen) rather than a cut and paste job from an overseas source that references features not available in NZ. Although I do wonder at the headline referencing the top priced S10+ rather than the ones (virtually) everyone will actually buy.
I find it funny that someone as knowledgeable about things tech as Juha refers to a “digital watch” rather than a smart watch.
And we should celebrate the retention of the headphone jack Juha, not slavishly follow Cupertino.




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  # 2205692 27-Mar-2019 14:37
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"NZ's Security Intelligence Service is monitoring more Kiwis after terror attacks"

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/christchurch-shooting/111575551/nzs-security-intelligence-service-is-monitoring-more-kiwis

 

How is this news?
It was obvious to anyone with their IQ bigger than their shoe size that poor Andrew Little would have a pile of  Interception and Surveillance warrants to sign the Monday morning after the Christchurch mosque atrocities.

 

It's the opposite that would be actual news: imagine the furore if the headline was "NZSIS can't be bothered surveilling anyone extra despite the Christchurch mosque atrocities"

 

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  # 2207075 29-Mar-2019 13:46
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On NZ Herald: "Google's heartwarming tribute to New Zealand, victims of Christchurch mosque shootings"

 

 

Google has paid tribute to New Zealand and the victims in the Christchurch mosque shootings where 50 people were killed and dozens more were injured.

 

In a heartwarming gesture, Google has darkened its lettering on its homepage along with a message for Kiwis written in Māori.

 

When you hover your cursor over the Google doodle text, a message of support pops up with the words "Kia Kaha We Stand Together".

 

On the homepage, a blackened peace ribbon symbol has been placed under the search bar along with the same message of support.

 

 

Whoa... I feel the love. Seriously folks, this is inane, compared to real life.





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  # 2207101 29-Mar-2019 14:27
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What was heartwarming were the people who spoke at the memorial, the injured man who spoke of love and forgiveness, the young woman who spoke the name of her father and informed us that he was a good man, the Muslim leaders who spoke of peace, our Prime Minister and Governor General who spoke of their quiet pride, the lovely man who told us that all people are flowers that make up a single garden. 

 

If Google wants to pay tribute to New Zealand, a good way to start might be by apologising for the extremist rubbish on YouTube and promising to make a genuine effort to prevent it in the future. They might even donate some of the taxes they avoid paying to the Givealittle survivor pages. As to the Herald's fawning headline, are they trying to curry favour with Google? If they still had any shame they would just close down once and for all and go crawl under a rock somewhere.

 

 





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  # 2207189 29-Mar-2019 17:30
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freitasm:

 

Google has paid tribute to New Zealand and the victims in the Christchurch mosque shootings where 50 people were killed and dozens more were injured.

 

In a heartwarming gesture, Google has darkened its lettering on its homepage along with a message for Kiwis written in Māori.

 

When you hover your cursor over the Google doodle text, a message of support pops up with the words "Kia Kaha We Stand Together".

 

On the homepage, a blackened peace ribbon symbol has been placed under the search bar along with the same message of support.

 

I thought it might just be google NZ but a quick look around the world it is world wide (except China). Well done google but try harder with your monitoring of hate groups & individuals (and anti-vaxx groups)

 

MY THOUGHTS OF THE DAY

 

Thinking of the 50 Life’s so senselessly taken from us All and returned to Mother Nature and Father Time. May their Souls and Spirits be at Peace and Rest wherever they are.

 

May the Faiths of their Whanau sustain them during this time of great loss and sorrow.

 

May the injured recover and get well to the best that their frail bodies will allow.

 

We are ALL Whanau in this Our Aotearoa.

 

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“Jim Carrey posted another of his drawings on his Twitter account on Saturday

Dumb and Dumber actor drew a sketch of the hanging corpses of Italian wartime fascist leader Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci

Alessandra Mussolini, an Italian politician and the granddaughter of the fascist dictator, slammed Carrey, calling him a 'b*****d'

She then posted a number of images about America's troubled history, including Rosa Parks' arrest, the bombing of a Vietnamese village, and the atomic bombs “


Doesn’t she know he’s Canadian ;-)

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