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23/1/2022 Omicron now officially in New Zealand

All of NZ moving to red traffic light setting at 11.59pm tonight

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today ... it's already tomorrow in New Zealand!
Trust me ... They'll let me know and I'll tell you ASAP. Admittedly, I'm starting to wonder!

If Omicron Strikes New Zealand:
Lockdowns appear to be a thing of the past after the Government announced that all of New Zealand would move to red in the traffic light system in the event of a community outbreak of Omicron.

"When we have evidence of Omicron transmitting in the community we won't use lockdowns, instead the whole country will move into red within 24 to 48 hours," Jacinda Ardern said Thursday at a press conference in New Plymouth.

"The red setting allows businesses to remain open and domestic travel to continue, but includes mask wearing and gathering restrictions to help slow the spread of the virus and keep pressure off our health system."

In a red setting, gathering restrictions would be re-imposed on certain venues and businesses which can currently, under the orange settings, operate without such restrictions "" as long as they participate in the vaccine pass system.

Google search Question:
Can you eat eggs raw in NZ?
The Egg Producers Federation of New Zealand Inc.
Yes! Just make sure you cook them.

The $6 trillion in spending sought by progressive Democrats in 2020 and 2021 is more money (adjusted for inflation) than the U.S. government spent on the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Louisiana Purchase, the Transcontinental Railroad, the Interstate highway system, and the Moon Landing combined. Economist Steven Moore

For the first time in history, you can simply post, "He's an idiot," and 90% of the entire world will know whom you're talking about.

Veterans from all eras are reacting to the events in Afghanistan, such as the U.S withdrawal and the takeover by the Taliban.
You are not alone.
Veterans may question the meaning of their service or whether it was worth the sacrifices they made. They may feel more moral distress about experiences they had during their service. It's normal to feel this way. Talk with your friends and families, reach out to battle buddies, connect with a peer-to-peer network, or sign up for mental health services.
For assistance, please contact the VA.

Veterans know, The Best of Us Did Not Come Home.

Can you imagine how all veterans, but especially those who served in Afghanistan, their loved ones and friends feel about what has happened.

Thoughts on Afghanistan from a Veteran's Wife - It Was Not In Vain - Link

Then there's this
You don't know me personally but by the things I write, you know I'm an old fart! That's okay. Because you see:
I am one of the children that came of age in the late 40s and early 50s. No one will ever have that opportunity again. America was united, prosperous and confident in the future. Our leaders were interested in doing what was best for America. We were given one of our most precious gifts: Living in the peaceful and comfortable time. It was created for us by the 'Greatest Generation'.
What we lived - link

Meghan McCain is not a person I often quote but, here it is:
" ...This is not who America is, this is not the values this country was founded in. Our veterans deserve better, the innocent Afghan people and our allies and translators who have stood by us for the past 20 years deserve better. The shame, dishonor and embarrassment the Biden administration has brought to our country will take generations to undo. Not to mention our standing in the world and the cruel reality that the likelihood of another significant domestic terror attack has no risen to the highest levels since 9/11 and will usher in Isis 3.0"

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

Mrs Wilderness and I were down and almost out for a few weeks. We didn't know it at the time but we were part of a very large group of people in New Zealand suffering from RSV - Respiratory syncytial virus.

Apparently this thing, Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), was discovered in 1956 and has since been recognized as one of the most common causes of childhood illness. The misses and I had only recently heard about it and really didn't care what it was called, we just knew we were very sick.

Now we find, we weren't alone. The headline was "RSV: Six dead in Auckland as Covid-19 takes its toll on our national immunity." We were told nine people across the country have died after becoming infected with RSV this winter - including six in Auckland's central suburbs.

At six of New Zealand's main hospitals, the number of people admitted for RSV spiked to 951 in the week ending Monday, July 18. However, in the week ending Monday, July 25, that number dropped to 787. As of July 25, there had been a total 4434 hospitalisations for RSV at those six main hospitals.

WW Truism:
You can tell you are getting older when, on your way home you stop at the pharmacy and the liquor store and the pharmacy package is bigger!

Soccer Fan Falls Off Couch - Live Action - Click Here

I was hinting to Mrs Wilderness what I wanted for our upcoming anniversary.
I said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 200 in about 3 seconds."
She bought me a bathroom scale.

Trump barred from Twitter, but Taliban spokesman tweets away!

Right here seems like a good place to remind some people:
When you're dead, you don't know you're dead. The pain is only felt by others.
The same thing happens when you're stupid.

Play it safe - Read Up on BBQ Rules - Click

My memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

The oil is in Texas
But the dipsticks are in DC

Isn't it weird that in America the flag and the culture offend so many people but the benefits don't.

Scary Facts:
The US has 5% of the world's population and 66% of the world's lawyers!

Have you ever noticed: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL
I have become very familiar with XL these last few years.

Not So Scary
Behind every great man, there is a surprised woman.

Wife arrested - Husband forgot anniversary - Link

End of Times? Head for New Zealand - Link

Man steals car - calls owner for help in starting it - I'm not kidding - Link

Kiwi man wins lotto, gives half away - Link

True Comedy - The Way We Were - Link

This is also who we are - Link

Thief shoots self in wiener robbing hot dog stand - I am not kidding - Link

A Vietnamese Immigrant Thanks God He is an American

Check out Freedom Camping in New Zealand - Link

I'm just going to report this the way I found it.
By Melissa Reid Fox 8 News Reporter
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - There is a banana at large in Strongsville.

Police say that someone dressed up as a banana and attacked the Wireless Center's mascot, a gorilla, last week.
"I noticed a kid in the bushes. Then he just emerged, dressed up as a banana, and sprinted as fast as he could at our gorilla," said Brandon Parham, the manager. "The kid just speared our gorilla."

Parham and another employee witnessed the attack. "The kid was in mid-air, flying. He just looked like a Spartan from that movie '300,' except he was a banana," added Parham.

The Wireless Center uses the gorilla as an advertising tool on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

"After he got tackled, the gorilla just got back up and adjusted his head. He kept on waving his sign around," said Parham.

Police say the person, dressed up as a banana, split and headed south on Pearl Road.
According to Parham, the person who was wearing the gorilla costume will recover.

"This is just bizarre. It's really not normal of the food chain. That's not really how this works. The gorilla should have won," said Parham.

Police were unable to locate the banana. They believe it was a prank.

Samuel Adams:

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush-fires of freedom in the minds of men."

Check out South Pacific wind patterns - Where New Zealand stands - Link

Barstow California Bids To Host The Olympics - Link

"Fathom the odd hypocrisy that the government wants every citizen to prove that they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens."

Gas or Petrol
'Petrol' is used in most of the Commonwealth Countries while the term 'Gasoline is basically used in North American Countries. Etymology of petrol is also quite interesting. The word 'gasolene' first came into existence in 1865 which was modified to the modern spelling 'gasoline' in 1871. Initially any other fuel other than diesel or liquefied gas which could be used in engines was termed as gasoline. The word 'petrol' came into existence in early 1892. Carless-Capel & Leonard, a German wholesaler, was the first company to register 'petrol' as a trade name.
Source: The Origin Of - Link here

Come back often, have fun, keep in touch and may God Bless You.
Mr and Mrs W-W

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Barbara Kreusch Chrisman said:

I've read your story about your mother 'Goodbye Mom' (and selling your sailboat to make the last trip to see her) before, and I love it. Glad you included it for Mother's Day. Especially pleased to see you credit our loving heavenly father, God, for providing you the impetus to make the trip.
In Christ's love,
Nurse Barb


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