The roundup.

COVID can’t be that bad

I’ve got a fair number of emails about being certain that I can work from home because there could be a community outbreak of COVID. There are restrictions to a thousand overseas student visas for the universities and polytechnics here which means that people are being made redundant. But no matter. It’s not that bad. We will let in refugees.

New Zealand’s refugee resettlement programme, which was mostly put on hold due to Covid-19 risks for most of last year, has been restarted by the Government. This follows similar moves by US President Joe Biden, who yesterday revealed he would sign an executive order to allow more refugees into the United States. Immigration New Zealand this afternoon revealed that the first group of 35 refugees will arrive in New Zealand this month.

The resettlement programme’s restart has been welcomed by the Green Party, whose refugee spokeswoman, Golriz Ghahraman, said it was the right thing to do. “What Covid-19 has taught us is that we must take care of all of us, and we must, if we are going to get through this,” she said. “That includes refugees who have been displaced by persecution and war, and are now languishing in extremely unsafe conditions in the global pandemic.” She said the Greens planned to continue to push the Government to lift the quota on resettling refugees and reuniting migrant families separated as a result of border closures.

This will not end well. We have had a community transmission in Northland, and I expect Cam Slater will be proven right.

Martyrdom this week: 750 dead

Will S. notes

There are some folks pointing out that we have little confirmation of this beyond one apparent source.

Maybe so.

But the fact that this story never got any attention, that few wanted to dig deeper and investigate, even if only to refute it, is a damning indictment of the media and social media, today.

It is a time when the reformed like Will and me pray for the death of the Catholics, for they are of the faith. The faux Papists such as Joe Biden and the current Pope, nah. These guys, Yeah.

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Amy
Amy
8 months ago

I LIKE sauerkraut. I even make it myself sometimes…

Will S.
8 months ago

Ethiopian Orthodox, but your point still stands.

We Christians are all in this together…