Privatized Gains / Socialized Losses


After the 2008 financial crisis, it was often stated that the banks and financial firms receiving the bailouts were in the business of privatizing the gains, and socializing the losses. That is, they could engage in risky behavior to try to build their assets, for they knew that a bailout would happen if they failed.  If there was no failure, then ideally they would enjoy the fruits of their success themselves. Such an approach appears to be part of the historic feminist agenda.  It undoubtedly plays out in many forms, the most obvious would be with respect to using her youth and beauty in her late teens and twenties for maximum gain, all the time knowing that the government is backing her to the hilt. There is the prospect of seemingly endless courtship.  There is the sex with alphas.  There is the fun.   There is endless validation.  There is keeping friends on the line for favors.  And if all goes well, she shoots for the top, and there will be a marriage offer from a man that she believes that she is worthy of (but not too early it should be).  And if not, then she still has her affirmative action job and/or a hapless beta to fall back on. All of this time, the government has her back.  Tools at her disposal include the fact that the law very much back her in the rationing of her sexual favors, manifested though rape / domestic violence claims, etc.  If she happens to get pregnant, there is the money reserved for baby mamas (including subsidized day care).  And thanks to Sandra Fluke, free birth control.  This list goes on.  Perhaps commenters will add more. Is there any situation where men have it so good? NAWALT applies,

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81 comments on “Privatized Gains / Socialized Losses
  1. Farm Boy says:

    I have been laid up in bed all day. But I had this already written, Good reading.

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  2. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Farm Boy,
    You may want to change things, like the date of this post, so that it is in it’s proper place in line on the home page.
    Hope that you feel better soon. When I am laid low, red soup in mass quantities helps.

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  3. Spawny Get says:

    I’ll try and fix the date tomorrow, in the meantime I just made it sticky on the FrontPage.

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  4. Spawny Get says:

    Thanks Fuzzie for identifying the issue, I wondered where it had gone.

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  5. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Spawny,
    No worries. Maybe some red soup for me too.

    Farm Boy,
    While I think that we are there already, this post begs the question, “What happens when women consider all these advantages to be their due?”

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  6. As rollo pointed out, this “raid the social kitty” approach may seem like it’s all good for women, but it actually undermines the FI of a safe and secure society in the end. Ironic?

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  7. SFC Ton says:

    Women don’t go for long term planning so raiding the social kitty for short term gains is right up their alley

    Also women seem to be overly optimistic about things outside themselves which also plays into the short term thinking

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  8. Liz says:

    Even delusional thinking is a type of privatized gain/socialized cost. It takes the burden of failure off of the individual and places it elsewhere. Much of the dark side of the human condition (and ‘group think’) can be attributed to this.

    Per dollars, everything from the government social safety net (Social security, et al) to the CEO who retires with a golden parachute after running his company into the ground (destroying the lives of people working under him) qualify. It’s not unusual for the hospital to house the homeless for 1,000 dollars per day because they can’t discharge the person who needs an oxygen tank without a place to hook it up…we all share the burden of such costs.

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  9. Liz says:

    Hope you’re feeling better, Farmboy…nothing too serious, I hope?

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  10. Yoda says:

    Women don’t go for long term planning

    For 900 years noticed this I have.

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  11. jf12 says:

    It is interesting that the hotbutton issues of religion, sex, and politics all map themselves so nicely onto just sex.

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  12. SFC Ton says:

    Liz, the various stealth taxes like hospitals housing the homeless are very interesting to me. Though as a rule I am more focused on the cost of a being in a multi-ethnic state

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  13. Spawny Get says:

    Just putting it out there JF12, but…maybe one sex has a more herdlike mentality, more emotion and less logic, not really worried about (long term) consequences and determines the donations to their church and votes for good looking charmers even when they’re clearly incompetent and dishonest. On a totally separate issue, how’s Killary’s campaign going right now? Some minor issues over illegality and emails, yeah? pshaaw what difference does the law make to such people?

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  14. Yoda says:

    Some minor issues over illegality and emails, yeah?

    Donations from foreigners also an issue is.
    On election day an old woman she will be.

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  15. Yoda says:

    Much of the dark side of the human condition (and ‘group think’) can be attributed to this.

    Much about this I know.

    A strength of Chistianity encouraged individual responsibility it did.

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  16. jf12 says:

    re: “minor issues over illegality”

    Something like mandatory 270,000 years in prison, if the law were followed.

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  17. Liz says:

    “On a totally separate issue, how’s Killary’s campaign going right now? Some minor issues over illegality and emails, yeah? pshaaw what difference does the law make to such people?”

    If she just changes her name to Billary she’ll probably win based on voter recognition, she can campaign with the slogan, “I did not have textual relations….”.

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  18. Cautiously Pessimistic says:

    “I did not have textual relations….”

    Plus, she’s already ‘Deleter of the Free World’, so we’ve got that going for us.

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  19. Liz says:

    Deleter of the free world. Brilliant! 😀

    Ton, there are SO many “stealth” taxes that surreptitiously slow leak our money…healthcare is one of the worst and largest expenses. Education is another big one (and connected to healthcare at times). Expectations of health, food, after-school programs in schools and so forth have changed dramatically in the past few decades, a big reason why education spending has gone up and up so precipitously.

    Changes include: Our tax dollars are now paying for childcare for highschool students’ babies so those highschool students can continue their education. They didn’t need individual education plans for children who were underachieving decades ago, nor did they need to come up with individual care plans for the health of disabled children back in the day. And there’s the school breakfast and lunch programs…for example, in Tularosa so many children qualify for free breakfast (70 percent) they all get it automatically. Each time something is added the cost to taxpayers goes up. They even offer “free” sealants at schools for disadvantaged children in lots of places, and that’s part of education funding too.

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  20. jf12 says:

    re: free sealants

    Do you mean free Kool Seal, or the cheap stuff?

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  21. Liz says:

    They even offer “free” DENTAL sealants, intended to say.
    (suppressing the urge to make a quip about British versus American dentistry here) 😛

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  22. Liz says:

    Lol! We posted at the same time JF12. 🙂

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  23. jf12 says:

    re: suppressing the urge

    Robert Hitt Neill tells the story about the Norwegian (I think) exchange student who lived with their family for a whole year. Anyway, the whole time he stayed there there was a road sign saying “Dip” on the state highway near the house, from the Yazoo clay having shifted under the roadbed long ago, the sign merely getting more shotgunned as the years went by. One day he asked “Mr. Neill, why do they put up Dip signs in this country?” setting up the foil’s “Why, how do they do it in your country?” followed by “In my country, we fix the dips.”

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  24. Yoda says:

    Our tax dollars are now paying for childcare for highschool students’ babies so those highschool students can continue their education.

    Benefit to women this is.
    Nothing tailored to boys it would seem.
    Perhaps teach in boys style they could?

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  25. Liz says:

    I’m not sure it ONLY benefits women, Yoda. It’s better for the teenaged fathers not to have to marry, quit school and find a job to support their offspring too. Like Fred in the video below (around the 10 minute mark). But back when the cost to the individuals were far higher (both social and monetary expenses), there was a lot less of it and costs to society were low.

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  26. Yoda says:

    Women don’t go for long term planning

    Anakin planned longer term than Padme he did.

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  27. Yoda says:

    Marry the baby mama he should?
    With free money available if he does not?

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  28. Liz says:

    That’s our money, Yoda. It isn’t “free”.
    The point, that would be.

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  29. Yoda says:

    “Free” only perspective that matters it does.

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  30. Liz says:

    I guess it’s nothing that minting a bunch of 100,000 dollar bills to replace our ones, tens, hundreds won’t fix. Sounds like a job for…deleter of the free world.
    (simultaneous laughing/crying/running toward the hills in terror screaming emoticon)

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  31. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Tarn,
    It sounds like your coven is demographically healthy at one to one.
    I would have answered on the same thread but, it takes too long to load.

    If forty percent of all pregnacies are “oopsie”. We have a problem, Houston. This does tie in to privatized gans and socialized losses in a VERY big way.

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  32. Cill says:

    This is a great post. “Privatized Gains / Socialized Losses” related to the feminist agenda.

    I can’t understanding the dating of it though. “7 March, 2015”?? Where’s my tardis? No… no… I am slipping into my dotage.

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  33. Yoda says:

    On Degoba much time I do have.
    Watch Dr Who I do
    Last night the Tardis personified it became
    Wanted to be called “sexy” it did.
    Silly this would be.

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  34. Yoda says:

    Strange time doings related to Friday 13 they are?

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  35. Yoda says:

    Or perhaps Ides of March it is.

    Beware the odd time stamps of March.

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  36. Cill says:

    Spawny new thread to reduce load times he did create, mmmH?
    Friday 13th played tricks it did
    Any curing for recurring Yodish virus there is?

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  37. Cill says:

    I found the cure for the Yodish virus to be a stiff cup of green tea.
    I did

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  38. Spawny Get says:

    6 Nations – England v Scotland Rugby about to start
    Y U no watch?

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  39. Cill says:

    I’ve got a choice of 2 super rugby games, but no England v Scotland. Dratted geocentric Kiwi TV.

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  40. Spawny Get says:

    Oh…and a functioning internet link

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  41. Yoda says:

    Any curing for recurring Yodish virus there is?

    Watching Murikan football.

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  42. Cill says:

    I don’t have a TV licence. Not needed in NZ.

    Cyclone Pam: 44 reported dead in Vanu Atu.

    Heading my way, due to hit this arvo. Not good.

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  43. Liz says:

    Oh, no Cill! 😦

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  44. Cill says:

    300 kph winds due.

    The downside of living in paradise

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  45. Spawny Get says:

    300kph! 187mph!

    take care, be lucky

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  46. Spawny Get says:

    math error caused by Scotland taking the lead.

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  47. Cill says:

    If 300 kph winds hit from the East we’ll be okay. If it hits from the NNW, the Pacific will drive over the 80 foot cliff and wash us away. Over the last 3 days we’ve moved the livestock to higher ground. Molly and I will survive in the forest if need be. We’ve got all the gear ready. There are places we can go that will be safe from falling trees. If my home and facilities get wrecked, you wont hear from me for a while.

    As a sailor I can feel the pressure now, although the air remains calm. The full force wont hit for 5 hours or so.

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  48. Spawny Get says:

    Not really familiar with such storms over here. When you’re through it can one of you send me a text that you both are okay? I’ll post a comment on the blog. It’ll be at a horrible hour here, so no comment is not a sign of bad news.

    Be lucky

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  49. Cill says:

    Shall do. I’m keeping my ear glued to Coastguard and will keep you posted. Presently our warning level is on high.

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  50. Cill says:

    Yeah don’t wait up tonight UK time. You know my background. If worst comes to worst, we’ll still live through it.

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  51. Liz says:

    You and Molly are in my thoughts and prayers.

    How scary…though it sounds like you’re impressively prepared!

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  52. Sumo says:

    Storms, bah. Just look that bad boy right in the face and be Mighty like The Mighty Sumo. It’ll back down.

    Narcissistic bad jokes aside, you and Molls be safe, brother.

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  53. Cill says:

    Liz, Spawny, Sumo, thanks for your messages of support.

    Spawny if we end up stranded I’ll get a message through to you one way or another. By gmail if possible.

    Liz pray for Pam to track eastwards as it moves south. We’re going to cop a severe storm at the least, but the further to the east it is, the less ferocious it will be.

    Sumo I’ll stand on the cliff and headbutt the storm in the guts. Pity you’re not here, shoulder to shoulder we’d be badass, bro.

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  54. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Cill,
    I hope that you get through this all right. Molly too!
    🌯 🌯 🌯 🐻 🙄

    I did notice that Pam is being followed by Nathan and that there may be a third out there too. Yikes!

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  55. Sumo says:

    It’d be more like shoulder to ribcage. Pretty sure you’ve got about 20 cm of height on me.

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  56. Cill says:

    Yeah Fuzzie it’s a cyclone-fest down under. There’s one cyclone been hammering Australia, now heading our way. Choicy’s house lost half its roof. There’s another cyclone to the north west. And then there’s Pam. In my neck of the woods Pam is the biggest worry.

    It’s strange, sailors can be superstitious even when they’re not the least bit into mysticism or occult or whatever. I can feel a dread in my bones.

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  57. Cill says:

    Cyclone Pam has tracked southwards more slowly than expected. It won’t hit me until this evening NZ time (9 hours from now).

    My official warning level remains on high.

    I’m watching Pam’s progress by satellite, trying to will the damn thing to move East. The Pacific is an ugly color. There are sharp gusts of wind, and a chop on the water.

    What was the rugger score, Spawny?

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  58. Spawny Get says:

    The score was the right one, but from the action on the pitch the win should have been more emphatic.

    Whats the weather latest?

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  59. Cill says:

    Weather as of 10 seconds ago: I’m to expect 150 kph winds, which could still do a lot of damage but not drive the sea over the cliff as I had feared earlier. Our communication will be affected. I don’t expect my broadband cable to survive.

    Direction of wind will be crucial. If it swings through NNW it will damage my property. If it stays NNW for hours the damage will be severe.

    My buildings are much stronger than the average. The suburban people have more to fear than I do, from roofs etc flying through the air. Some of my family (the ones with most vulnerable properties) are here for that reason. They should be safer here.

    I’ll keep giving you updates.

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  60. Cill says:

    Greetings Spawny, I’m Roy, Cill’s dad. We “spoke” to each other last Xmas. You’ll be asleep or about to asleep so I’ll just say a brief Hi and perhaps catch up with you later.

    Roy

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  61. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Cill,
    Choicy lost half his roof? I imagined him living inland when he said that he was raising camels.

    What is the nearest city to you? We can watch the sattelite from our homes.

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  62. Cill says:

    Fuzzy, on the east coast of the North Island of NZ, draw a line between Gisborne and Great Barrier Island

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  63. Spawny Get says:

    Hi Roy, I saw a report on Vanuatu on the news, they didn’t mention where the storm was heading next. Good luck. I know you have a formidable team there but it’d still be nice to hear you escaped serious drama.

    I was up north when ‘the great storm’ came through southern England in the late eighties. That was only 100mph iirc but the number of trees gone when I came south the next time was surprising.

    The day before

    The day after

    The weather forecaster is still infamous for that forecast.

    Give Molly a hug for me, she’ll know why.

    Good luck, I’m off to sleep. Sometimes perpetual cold and damp weather isn’t so bad. May your afternoon be as boring as my night.

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  64. Spawny Get says:

    That storm was the worst in Britain since 1703, it caused a billion quid’s worth of damage. These days that’s just an average afternoon’s work by a bank. How times change.
    (Intended as humour, hope my timing isn’t off)

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  65. Cill says:

    Latest weather report.

    The cyclone will hit at about 7 p.m. Wind direction this evening will be NNW. Between 9 p.m. and midnight it will change to Southerly. Winds now forecast up to 200 k.p.h. (125 m.p.h.). NNW is the worst direction. Southerly is okay.

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  66. Cill says:

    Your humor is well timed, Spawny. You have me laughing at “an average afternoon’s work by a bank”. Not only does it have an element of wry humor, it also happens to be the damn truth.

    Roy

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  67. SFC Ton says:

    Hurricane party at Cill’s place!

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  68. Sumo says:

    Ain’t no party like a hurricane party!

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  69. Cill says:

    Sumo, Ton, yeah.

    Latest weather report:

    Severe gale warnings, gusts to 200 kph.

    My property will be damaged, it’s just a matter of how much.
    With winds that strong, I’ll lose some livestock, and a lot of the ancient forest out back will be flattened. My facilities will be damaged a bit, but I built them to cope with worse than this.

    Human life should be safe. Now that there’s no longer a threat of flooding over the cliff, we can use the bunker if necessary.

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  70. Cill says:

    Shit I’m buggered. There’s nothing more I can do. It’s in the lap of the gods.

    I might as well.. hurricane party!

    Party without alcohol, brothers. I need to keep a clear head.

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  71. Hope the storm doesn’t do too much damage, Cill. Safety to you and yours!

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  72. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Cill,
    There is a story about Napoleon. He put so much emphasis on prparation that, when he arrived at a battlefield, he was confident enough to claim victory before hostilities started.
    I don’t think you’re buggered.

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  73. Sumo says:

    I shall crack open a beer or six in your name, Cill. And a shot of rum for your parents. And possibly another beer for Molls.

    No, I’m not an alcoholic. Alcoholics go to meetings.

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  74. FuzzieWuzzie says:

    Farm Boy,
    That link is horrible. That education is saturated with feminists scares me.When these kids figure out that their feminist teachers filled their heads with nonsense, they are going to be furious. They are going to take it out on someone.

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  75. Cill says:

    Bloom you’ve got enough on your plate already.

    His jealousy issues need to be sorted out before you go any further with him. Doesn’t matter how bad he’s been burned, there’s no excuse for bad manners with somebody he claims to love. Don’t take it upon yourself. It’s over to him. The ball’s in his court. Make sure it stays there until he’s sorted it, or bail out on him Bloom. Don’t offer to help him. Tell him he has to sort it. If he doesn’t sort it, you’ll know he’s a self-pitying wimp.

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  76. Sumo says:

    FYI, Fuzzie – in the current context, “buggered” means exhausted. As in, our boy Cill spent the day prepping his home for the impending typhoon and is extremely tired. 😉

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  77. SFC Ton says:

    If they really wanted to keep those kids safe they would
    Hang the liberals
    Drown the hajjis
    Shoot all the other non English English

    Call it a day.

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  78. Spawny Get says:

    Cill says all okay

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  79. Spawny Get says:

    Calling all KIWIS. From Cill

    9 meter seas, Pam 150 km off East Cape.

    Official Warning:
    Expect 160 km winds or more, damage to trees, roofs, 120-200mm rain
    Air NZ international flights delayed
    Army despatched to E Cape to cope with emergrencies

    Civil Defence advice:
    Aucklanders, people at Whangaparaoa to “work from home” today.
    Stay off roads – winds, debris

    Reports from my family and friends:
    “Waterfall” on Northern Motorway near Albany
    Some surface flooding auckland

    From me (CILL):
    In NZ, weather always settles down between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Always happens. False sense of security. Now after 3 p.m. storm in east N Island starting to ratchet it up.
    IMHO Worst is still to come

    “Comment” this for me mate in case Kiwis are watching. I get this info before anyone else. (From radio contacts around the coast)

    More to come.

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