Social Media Watch – Monday

9 November 2015

Social Media Watch is an open forum similar to Open Forum where any topic can be introduced, but with a focus on New Zealand blogs and social media.

This expands on the aim for Your NZ to be a joint project with the more people contributing and the more variety the better.

A general guideline – post opinion on or excerpts from and links to blog posts or comments of interest, whether they are praise, criticism, pointing out issues or sharing useful information.

If being critical address the issues and don’t do personal abuse. Constructive and reasonably balanced criticism is more effective than general moans.

As usual avoid anything that could cause any legal issues such as potential defamation or breaching suppression orders.

Whale Oil started calling Your NZ the ‘Blog of the Damned’  – this is the blog of the damned well determined to express opinions and hold to account regardless of attempts to shut us up.

Also remember that keeping things civil, legal and factual is more effective and harder to argue against or discredit.

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Note that sometimes other blogs get irate if their material is highlighted elsewhere but the Internet is specifically designed to share and repeat information and anyone who comments or puts anything into a public forum should be aware that it could be republished elsewhere (but attribution is essential).

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49 Comments

  1. Is ‘Social Media Watch’ more appropriate or do you prefer ‘Blog Watch’?

    ‘Blog’ is a bit of an odd term now as blogs have evolved and diversified quite a bit since beginning as web logs. Your NZ is more of a political and social commentary discussion site.

    And there are good sources of interesting comments from other forums like Twitter and Facebook.

    Stay with Social Media Watch or return to Blog Watch?

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  2. Another ongoing smear from Slater – he keeps referring to the French as ‘surrender monkeys”.

    SOON THE SURRENDER MONKEYS WON’T HAVE ANY CHEESE LEFT TO EAT

    The cheese eating surrender monkeys are in a spot of bother…someone is stealing their cheese.

    To paraphrase Pink Floyd…If they don’t have any cheese how will they surrender.

    This is a normal level of gratuitous dirt from Slater. Disgraceful. And to think that once upon a time politicians associated with this through him.

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    • Kevin

       /  9th November 2015

      What’s so disgraceful about it? Getting bothered over someone calling the French cheese munching surrender monkeys is bit over the top. And the post is about French cheese being pinched so come on, see the humour.

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      • Klik Bate

         /  9th November 2015

        I always remember this from the Jay Leno show:

        “What’s the difference between toast and Frenchmen?”
        “You can make soldiers out of toast”

        🙂

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  9th November 2015

      Nothing to see here, move along.
      A quik wiki and we see slaters in good company. Hi profile media, pollies, even the oxford dictionary no less. Oh and lets not forget jeremy clarkson.
      Besides there’s a ring of truth to it.

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  3. Pete Kane

     /  9th November 2015

    Blog always struck me as pretty unattractive word or term. Your prerogative PG, you do the work.

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    • Klik Bate

       /  9th November 2015

      And this, courtesy of the Urban Dictionary….

      ‘Before it became an internet word, Blog was a very strong drink of indeterminate recipe invented by sci-fi fans, worse even than their Nuclear Fizz; like Monty Python’s Australian “fighting wine”, it is generally believed that Blog is best left in the bottle so it can be used for hitting people over the head with’

      🙂

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  9th November 2015

      oi Pete Kane, just you watch who you call unattractive. You’re no oil painting yourself y’know… 🙂

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  4. Kevin

     /  9th November 2015

    Prentice thinks sugar is equivalent to mercury:

    http://thestandard.org.nz/andrew-littles-speech-to-the-labour-2015-conference/#comment-1092667

    “lprent 21.1.1.1.1
    9 November 2015 at 7:16 am
    I’d agree. When I’m at home and doing the shopping and cooking, I certainly do. But the reality is that processed foods are often more popular than unprocessed foods for several reasons.

    1. They are often as cheap or cheaper.
    2. They are often more convenient.
    3. They are usually better presented than meat dripping blood or vegetables with their assortment of extra protein crawling over it.
    4. They are usually carefully formulated to be tastier – with sugar, spices, and salts.

    Since they also have a huge impact on the health budgets and the taxes required to maintain those health budgets running through the decades of peoples lives, then I think it is common sense for the government to control what goes into them.

    It is the same logic as to why we don’t have manufacturers adding the kinds of drugs and other nefarious products as they used to into a variety of products as they often did in the 19th and early 20th centuries. When was the last time you could buy a food product with added mercury?”

    He then proceeds to have a spaz attack when a poster gives his a mild tongue in cheek ribbing:

    “Odysseus 21.2
    8 November 2015 at 10:10 pm
    Your very keen on the meat pie huh? But I thought the emphasis was on lowering sugar content of some foods, which is not really relevant to meat pies.
    Btw – have you tried the pies at The Ol Plum Duff at Shannon- superb!

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    lprent 21.2.1
    8 November 2015 at 10:22 pm
    Most commercial meat pies have some sugar in them. The commercial tomato sauce that goes with them has a whole lot more.

    There are quite a lot of links on google that are accessible to even fumble fingered dickheads. But to further your education out of blissfully stupid ignorance, here is one from Consumer.
    https://www.consumer.org.nz/articles/sugar…

    Kiwis love tomato sauce and some people eat it with everything! But most brands are more than 20 percent sugar – that’s about 1 teaspoon of sugar in each tablespoon of sauce. You also need to check the nutrition information on products with the same name but different packaging. Wattie’s Tomato Sauce in a can has 20.1 percent sugar; but in a squeeze bottle it’s 32.4 percent. BBQ sauce and sweet chilli sauce give you an even bigger sugar hit. Most brands of chutney are more than 20 percent sugar, which is around 1 teaspoon or more per tablespoon.

    Perhaps you could try thinking with something other than your dick? Try google.”

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    • Another word for sugar is ‘food’.

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    • traveller

       /  9th November 2015

      Just want to say that I do not eat tomato sauce ever. As you say it’s packed with sugar but even a sensory deadened dodo would know that surely. What the hell happened to people making sensible choices.

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      • Kevin

         /  9th November 2015

        I have Heinz ketchup now and then but I actually prefer mayonnaise on chips. Watties tomato sauce is overly sugared crap (much like most of Watties’ products). It’s only because back in the day it was the only tomato sauce you could get that it now makes claim to be part of “kiwi culture”.

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        • traveller

           /  9th November 2015

          Clearly lp doesn’t have the self control to resist sugar and thinks everyone else needs Nanny to help them.
          Annette DENTAL NURSE King has ZERO credibilty when she says she just wants to label FOOD as opposed to sweets. What is that woman on? Sugar?
          What part of lolly gobbling sugar addicts cause dental cavities doesn’t she get? Should be ashamed of herself. It’s not your peanut butter and marmite that’s the problem, it’s bags of sweets and Fanta Annette.

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        • Mike C

           /  9th November 2015

          @Kev

          We don’t have tomato sauce at our place, and we don’t miss it at all, but when we go to other people’s places for BBQ’s, I don’t have a problem chucking heaps of tomato sauce and mayonnaise onto my meal … because it happens so rarely.

          I remember when I was a kid growing up … whenever us kids would do a big “splack” onto our meals out of those red plastic tomato shaped things … my Dad used to say:- “Would you like some food with your tomato sauce ???” … and he called tomato sauce “Tucker-Fucker”. LOL.

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          • Nelly Smickers

             /  9th November 2015

            @ Mike

            Your dad sounds like a real charmer….

            LOL!!

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            • Mike C

               /  9th November 2015

              @Nelly

              Yeah … he probably sounds like a bit of a “Hard Core Leftie Union Bugger”. LOL.

              And people have always loved him … on both sides of the political spectrum.

              He is a complete and utter anomaly 🙂

            • Nelly Smickers

               /  9th November 2015

              ‘Every son quotes his father, in words and in deeds’
              (Anonymouse)

              :).

            • Mike C

               /  9th November 2015

              @Nelly

              “Anony-Mouse” 🙂

              Guess a Mouse is better than a Monkey. LOL.

          • kiwi guy

             /  9th November 2015

            “I remember when I was a kid…my Dad…called tomato sauce “Tucker-Fucker”.”

            Did you live in a trailer park?

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          • tealeaves

             /  9th November 2015

            Oh, Mike, you’re married. I’ll have to start looking somewhere else on the internet for my beau. 😦

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            • Mike C

               /  9th November 2015

              @TeaLeaves

              If you are searching for a potential beau in a Political Blog … then I wish you all the very best 🙂

              It can only end in tears. LOL.

            • tealeaves

               /  9th November 2015

              You know what they say, love always comes along when you’re not looking…

      • jamie

         /  9th November 2015

        “What the hell happened to people making sensible choices.”

        Yes that’s the nub of it. What happened? There is a real lack of knowledge about food and nutrition and it’s far too widespread to be entirely blamed on individual consumers.

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  5. Tweeting like bloggers?

    Martyn Bradbury (@CitizenBomber)

    Some journalists desperately need a hobby outside of twitter

    The saddest thing about journalism of late is journalists who tweet like bloggers – it’s just so undignified to the role of journalism.

    How do bloggers tweet?

    Does Bradbury think that bloggers tweet in an undignified way?

    Does Bradbury see himself as a journalist or a blogger?

    I think Bradbury desperately needs to feel important and relevant.

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  6. Mike C

     /  9th November 2015

    On “Story” tonight … there are apparently some really fat cat walk models on it.

    Only saw the fatties in the TV3 lead up ads … so I don’t know exactly what’s coming up.

    But it didn’t look very pretty 🙂

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    • Mike C

       /  9th November 2015

      The female journalist who reported this story was a slim-jim 🙂

      Bit of a faux-par for “Story”. LOL.

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      • kiwi guy

         /  9th November 2015

        It’s part of the Feminist/Lesbian propaganda campaign in the Culture Wars – fat is the new gay which used to be the new African American:

        http://living400lbs.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/fatacceptance.png?w=502&h=630

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      • kiwi guy

         /  9th November 2015

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        • Mike C

           /  9th November 2015

          @KiwiGuy

          “Fierce and Fat ???” 🙂

          That is just plain sad … because there is no way that those fat people will survive a normal life span. LOL.

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          • kiwi guy

             /  9th November 2015

            “Fierce and Fat ???”

            Yeah its lifted from the black lesbian activist handbook – “fierce black wymmin!”

            ” there is no way that those fat people will survive a normal life span”

            Even sadder is those ham planets will try and bamboozle you with cherry picked research “proving” that obesity is not unhealthy.

            If this movement gains traction via Feminism and Identity Politics there will be a lot of damage done.

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      • kiwi guy

         /  9th November 2015

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  7. tealeaves

     /  9th November 2015

    Why don’t you extend your fat-shaming to the malez of the species?

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    • kiwi guy

       /  9th November 2015

      Because men know that if they are fat it is their own fault so they fall into two categories:

      1 I don’t give a f@ck.

      2. I am on a diet and a strength program to deal with the problem and improve myself.

      Its the Feminists who are desperately pushing the “Fat Acceptance” propaganda, no matter what a feminist says about not caring if men find her attractive, the biological reality is she cares a whole lot.

      Ergo, the huge push by feminists to end “Fat Shaming” and “Slim Privilege” and try to dictate to men what they should find sexually arousing.

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    • kiwi guy

       /  9th November 2015

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      • tealeaves

         /  9th November 2015

        Goddess, I so agreee.

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        • tealeaves

           /  9th November 2015

          Clearly the subject of the reference to retardation is those that participate in the Patriarchy’s retarded value system.

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  8. tealeaves

     /  9th November 2015

    In my experience men will fuck a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and loads of them love fat ladies, which they sometimes seem to be embarrassed about except when they’re in the sack with one. I hgihly doubt that all fat men would fall into your two vurry manly categories of brash FAT ACCEPTANCE or determined and sustained fat shedding. Somewhere out there is at least one fat man who hates exercise, does his best with his diet, is from a line of fat people and had a donuts chance in weight watchers of being anything but a “fat” person, but who feels shitty about himself because he’s not Brad Pitler or whoever.

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  9. tealeaves

     /  9th November 2015

    He’s probably listening to country and western right now because that’s what’s on the radio, but, boy, don’t it strike a chord. Nah, you’re right. That guy couldn’t possibly exist.

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  10. jamie

     /  9th November 2015

    Ok kiwi_guy, we get it. You don’t like women, you don’t like fat people, you don’t like gays, you don’t like muslims, and you’re a bit angry about race.

    Can you give it a bit of a rest though mate? It’s getting very boring.

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    • Mike C

       /  10th November 2015

      @Jamie

      At first, I was quite shocked by KiwiGuy uploading some pretty scary photos on here … along with extremely “out-there” personal views about topics like you have mentioned above 🙂

      However, over time I have come to realise that Kiwi Guy is often talking about “the Elephant in the Room” … and that perhaps they have a provocative type of personality and enjoys shocking your average Joe and Joanna Bloggs.

      Or perhaps KiwiGuy has been slowly brain washing me. LOL.

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      • jamie

         /  10th November 2015

        The ironic joke value of an extreme anti-islamist going on about how women should cover up or expect to get raped has worn a bit thin for me. Your mileage may vary.

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