Open Forum – Sunday

16 August 2015

This post is open to anyone to comment on any topic that isn’t spam, illegal or offensive. All Your NZ posts are open but this one is to encourage you to raise topics that interest you. 

Comments worth more exposure may be repeated as posts.

Your NZ is a mostly political and social issues blog but not limited to that, and views from anywhere on the political spectrum are welcome. Some basic ground rules:

  • If possible support arguments, news, points or opinions with links to sources and facts.
  • Please don’t post anything illegal, potentially defamatory or abusive.
  • Debate hard if you like but respect people’s right to have varying views and to not be personally be attacked.
  • Don’t say to a stranger online anything you wouldn’t say to their face.

Moderation will be minimal if these guidelines are followed. Should they ever be necessary any moderator edits, deletes or bans will be clearly and openly advised.

Leave a comment

15 Comments

  1. Tianjin crater

    Reply
    • That is pretty impressive and nasty all at the same time…….Feel sorry for the people cuaght close to that explosion

      Reply
    • Mike C

       /  16th August 2015

      @Ugly

      God Almighty !!!

      It looks like an Atomic Bomb got dropped there. The final death toll is going to be huge I reckon 😦

      Reply
      • See those compression cracks? That was a subsurface explosion, there is no way that acetylene could do that. The explosions reportedly happened hours after China devalued their currency.

        Reply
        • Mike C

           /  16th August 2015

          @Ugly

          I am gonna bite 🙂

          What is your conspiracy theory on the explosion. LOL.

          Reply
        • Mike C

           /  17th August 2015

          @Ugly

          My Uncle just told me that the chemicals in the explosion were “Hi-Cane”, which is the highly toxic poisonous stuff that they sprayed on the orchard next door to us this afternoon.

          If the Hi-Cane was in its original solid powder state, then there will be a lot of people dying as a result of breathing it in after the explosion.

          Ingesting Hi-Cane Powder is basically like swallowing some Cyanide 😦

          Reply
  2. I watched the local TV show yesterday ‘Council matters’ (Dunedin TV) one item they were debating was areas/boundaries for sites to allow sale of ‘psychoactive substances’ (aka ‘legal highs’); I thought these ‘substances’ were made illegal again, after a political back-lash..
    It sounded like they are again gearing up for these DRUGS to be put back on sale.. if they meet legislative requirements for ‘low risk’ BUT still excluding the ‘natural herb’.. double-standard ! 😦
    Why are they still considering this CRAP as OK, whilst the natural herb, is being regularly demonised & even said to be MORE harmful (load of B-S) than these chemicals ?

    Reply
    • Mike C

       /  16th August 2015

      @Zedd

      They weren’t made illegal … all they did was create more hoops for the manufacturers to have to jump through. It takes more than a year now for a new synthetic high to be produced from start to finish. They have to adhere to much tighter protocols now, but there will still be plenty that will pass the testing regime and go up for sale on shelves 😦

      I loathe the people who make these legal high drugs. They are no better than the Gangs as far as I am concerned.

      Reply
  3. thx MC
    i just can’t see the rationale that; chemicals that mimic the effects of NATURAL cannabis are somehow ‘lower risk & less harmful’ BUT the plant is not.

    btw I tried one of these ‘synthetic cannabinoids’ (ONCE only).. whilst it does mimic the effect, its made me feel irritable afterwards (like a hang-over) Natural cannabis does not do this !
    Methinks that this is all about Govt. control & marketing of pharmaceuticals & chemicals.. as once happened with Hemp fibres vs nylon etc. 😦

    Reply
    • shit on the liver

       /  16th August 2015

      Now that you mention it Zedd, I well remember that ‘ONCE only’ time you tried that synthetic crap. – you could see it from the tone of your comments on here 🙂

      Reply
  4. traveller

     /  16th August 2015

    This wonderful rendition will end the flag debate once and for all!!!

    http://bit.ly/1NxTIyM 😉

    Reply
  5. Mike C

     /  16th August 2015

    Just watching “Sunday” on TVOne.

    It appears that Phil Rudd was dobbed in by a hooker several weeks ago.

    Wouldn’t like to be in her booties right now … because Rudd will now know exactly who it was that dobbed him into the Police.

    Reply
    • Pete Kane

       /  16th August 2015

      You’re assuming it’s not plural of the ancient profession”. Ageist!

      Reply
  6. Zedd

     /  16th August 2015

    unlucky.. Aust. diamonds beat Silver Ferns in netball final 😦

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s