Open Forum – Saturday

19 December 2015

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  1. Timoti

     /  19th December 2015

    Good news for socialists. From the Bolivian water wars to communities in Brazil, Coasta Rica, India, Netherlands and other nations, people are forming public-public partnerships to stop corporate take overs of water distribution. These public partnerships will be non profit with public driven solutions for water infrastructure needs. Damn.

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    • kiwi guy

       /  19th December 2015

      10s of millions were exterminated by Socialist creating their utopias in Russia and China dwarfing anything the Nazis did. Funny how you socialist never want to fess up to your ugly history, though you love to claim anyone who resists your Cultural Marxism is a “bigoted fashist!”.

      Behold! Venezuela the socialist utopia that NZ can be if we only get rid of John Key:

      Who cares if the shelves are empty?! Shopping is materialistic and greedy, only Capitalist pigs would want to do it!

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      • @ KG – What a Kiwi supermarket might look like with all the (“capitalist”) junk food removed from the shelves perhaps? A most useful photograph, thanks.

        Orrhhh, didums, poor shoppers. They won’t be able to go shopping to harm themselves by eating!

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      • Kevin

         /  19th December 2015

        Is that … beer … on the shelves?

        At least they have their priorities right. But I would have expected to see still see bacon somewhere.

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    • Kevin

       /  19th December 2015

      So in other words the governments are paying big rich pricks to build damns and if the damn fails the big rich prick still keeps the money but all ordinary joes still have to cough up the cash.

      PPP – privatising the profit and socialising the risk since day dot.

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    • @ Timoti – Damnation is right! I was hoping to bottle all that water in 1 litre plastic containers, billions of them – which would eventually create a useful floating bridge across the Northern Pacific Ocean – and make trillions of dollars out of it.

      Oh well, on to the next country ….

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  2. kiwi guy

     /  19th December 2015

    Forget the Feminist “Pay Gap” propaganda, the REAL gender gap is in education and boys are being severely disadvantaged

    When even the BBC ( Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation ) feels compelled to run a piece on the problem sympathetic to males, then you know it must be a serious.

    But don’t expect the man haters to do anything about that inequality except secretly smirk and rejoice at the success of Feminism in Smashing Patriarchy*TM.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/education-31751667

    Some interesting points:

    Boys endlessly play video games, girls do all their home work – as we know girls are WAY more conformist, follow rules for the sake of them – keeping their socks pulled up etc. This continues into adulthood and explains to some extent why Feminist ideology has morphed into a Marxist derived Totalitarian monster.

    It also explains the fact revealed in the article that boys still dominate at the top of the academic performance table but also the bottom.

    The fact that virtually all geniuses, pioneers and great leaders in history are Alpha Males is a result of Evolutionary testosterone fueled behavior to strive for success and knowledge.

    Feminists HATE this reality ( remember the Feminist leadership is dominated by Lesbians who obviously wish they had been born with a penis ) and have created an elaborate narrative with Marxist derived sophistry about gender being “merely a social construct” ( re: Deconstructionsim 101, Queer Theory 101).

    The goal of Feminism is to turn our society into a female dominated one.

    There is no credible example of a female dominated or oriented civilisation. Evolution has selected for patriarchy.

    This is why Feminism is so toxic to society, it will attempt to poison off masculinity by stealth tactics targeting the most vulnerable in society – attacking young boys via state institutions and mass media.

    And the disastrous results in schools indicates that the Feminists are succeeding in their War On Men.

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    • Pickled Possum

       /  19th December 2015

      “as we know girls are WAY more conformist, follow rules for the sake of them ”

      Of course we are way more conformist who else is going to get the show on the right road when the men are asleep at the wheel and have been ever since they found their man hood between their stubby little legs.
      We follow rules to avoid conflict in the future that’s how we roll. 😎
      You obviously have no mother aunties or sisters who take pride in their role as the most powerful ones to have that set of ideas.
      So kiwi guy just suck it up and move on to your rightful place in the army of men who are fighting their war on women, and that place would be the Propaganda officer 3rd rate.

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    • @ KG – Grand Theft Auto?

      Propoganda Officer 3rd rate. Provocateur par excellence!
      Thanks again.

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  3. kiwi guy

     /  19th December 2015

    Furthermore the study shows that girls are given better grades for the SAME QUALITY OF WORK as boys.

    This Feminist discrimination against boys is not surprising when the majority of teachers are female and usually Progressive in their politics:

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    • @ KG – Oh I love it. My Saturday morning dose of KG humour! With, incidentally, intelligent, provocative thoughtful exposition, wonderfully illustrated (generally, with some exceptions).

      Alpha Males need things to compete for and compete against, right? Evolutionary imperative.

      So affirmative action in favour of “girls” serves two useful purposes. It encourages girls and … wait for it KG ….. IT ENCOURAGES BOYS TOO!!!!!

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  19th December 2015

    Do boys like school or hate it compared to girls? Seems to me that would be an informative study to indicate where the achievement gap originates.

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  5. Joe Bloggs

     /  19th December 2015

    And does the absence of male teachers in the primary and secondary systems play a part in ratcheting that achievement gap wider apart? Do boys do better with male teachers and male role models at school? Could be another informative study…

    More informative (and productive) than ranty kiwi’s ‘Sistah-hood Conspiracy’ theories anyway… 😜

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  6. kiwi dave

     /  19th December 2015

    Is this Saturday humour? ALL the above sound like they are part of the MMS (mutual masturbation society) – take a chill pill people

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  19th December 2015

      Really? You are flogging these pills then?

      Actually educational failure particularly by Maori boys is a major problem in the North here. Spent yesterday afternoon in a discussion with a special needs teacher about a project to help both school leavers and students as well as improve the reputation of the school which is suffering white flight to another school that is overloaded.

      If we want to fix poverty, this is where it starts.

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      • Pete Kane

         /  19th December 2015

        Alan, what was your feeling on the particular charter school (Whangaruru?) that was closed during the week – if any? It’s some sort of farm apparently, purchased with Ministry funding? I know there’s no easy solutions.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  19th December 2015

          I predicted that failure (on Kiwiblog) as soon as it was given the go ahead. Wrong people, wrong place, wrong project. It was never going to succeed. I lived in Whangaruru at Bland Bay for six or seven years so knew a bit about the place and people.

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          • Pete Kane

             /  19th December 2015

            Is it to cynical to suggest it will have been a (premeditated) financial windfall for a select few (or maybe not so few)?

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      • Pickled Possum

         /  19th December 2015

        Educational failure by Maori boys in the North here is just a sad reflection of how tikanga has been left out of their lives and education in general.
        Tikanga is the back bone of true values for Maori that is so sadly lacking in the education of a majority of Maori boys.
        Would be interested to know what your project offers Maori boys.
        ATM there are 4 Maori boys visiting doing outside jobs for my mother and they would like to know as well.
        They have all just finished KK High school year 13 with passes in Ncea 1&2 and are hopeful of a 3rd pass.
        They all practice tikanga in their lives and I think their positivity comes from knowing the right correct tikanga way.
        They cruise in this world looking like Hollywood movie stars and not the media pushed and accepted look of children/teenagers with Maori heritage.
        All have had after school and holiday jobs this last year and their friends that left school last year are all employed they were the ones that couldn’t cope with school didn’t want to learn what the school had on offer just not interested in learning lame stuff they said.
        so did they fail at education or did education fail them.

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        • Joe Bloggs

           /  19th December 2015

          @Pickled Possum … I couldn’t agree more

          I went to a prize-giving last week for young Pasifika students from several secondary schools. It was a prize-giving run by a group that provides mentoring and educational support for young at-risk people through wellbeing initiatives that echo Pasifika relational orientations – cultures, customs, ethics, etiquettes, protocols… and a dollop of respect.

          One of the recipients has just completed year 12, did two years of NCEA in less than 1 year of study, came top of class in six subjects, and starts year 13 as head boy of the college he attends. There were 19 other stories like that one.

          It took an external group to do what the schools couldn’t or wouldn’t do, and the results have been outstanding.

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          • Pickled Possum

             /  19th December 2015

            What an up lifting day for all.
            if only stories like that made the 6 o’clock news and front page of every magazine and newspaper in NZ. 🙂

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  19th December 2015

          It’s not my project other than that when my wife took on secretary of our local business association a few months ago we wanted to orientate it to being more of a community charity via good businesses and helping youth to get into them than just a tourism promoter. So the project is being run from the local high school and a teacher friend involved is seeking joint funding from the community and WINZ. It is about some school leavers getting training and work as teacher aides while working with the special needs children at the school.

          @Joe, is that the “I have a dream” project in Auckland? That’s one we’ve kept in touch with for a while.

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    • Pickled Possum

       /  19th December 2015

      oh kiwi dave just joking dontcha know that
      just like you.

      Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
      Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?
      Don’t cha?
      Don’t cha?
      Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was raw like me?
      Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was fun like me?
      Don’t cha?
      Don’t cha?

      Take 2 concrete pills KD and harden up.

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  7. Missy

     /  19th December 2015

    For the second time ever (and less than 2 weeks since the first) Beijing has issued a red alert for pollution – once again they predict 4 days or so of high pollution. Though suffering it today, I will thankfully escape it tomorrow to head back to NZ for Christmas – yay!

    So far this winter the pollution has been a lot worse than last winter, and some are already labelling it ‘the winter of red alert’.

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