Open Forum – Saturday

23 January 2016

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23 Comments

  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  23rd January 2016

    My kids reckon this is just another reason why Kim Dotcom should be allowed to stay.

    They are both at an age now where they say things like, “Why is Mr Key always soo mean to him mum?” :………I’m not sure how do you answer that 😦

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11578250

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    • Pantsdownbrown

       /  23rd January 2016

      Sack all but a couple of Len Browns 20 PR/private staff and Auckland council would have plenty to put towards the New Years celebrations.

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  2. Timoti

     /  23rd January 2016

    No cause for concern folks. This happened in Frankfurt. That’s a long way away. How good is your sight? Watch from 038 and see the cornered tall guy spit his teeth out. Again there is nothing to fear because apparently that theory about Muslims reaching 5% of the population then starting to cause trouble is just red-neck bs. This clip just shows a small cultural misunderstanding between immigrants….in Germany…in the West.

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    • Blazer

       /  23rd January 2016

      how do you know they are muslims?

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    • Oliver

       /  23rd January 2016

      Here’s a brief on how the world works. So you’re islamaphobic. During the cold war the boogie man was the “communist” and now that the cold war is over the corporatists have given the sheep a new boogie man the “Muslim”. The corporatist need a boogie man to distract the population from the real crooks the corporatist. It just so happens it’s Muslims for now, next year it will be Buddhist or most likely Chinese people.

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  3. Klik Bate

     /  23rd January 2016

    It’s a pity how pussified the pommie police have become because of political correctness.

    Bet it would never happen here………oh, wait.

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    • Rob

       /  23rd January 2016

      Oh, wait what. They’re doing what they’re trained to do. Rather see them busting heads?

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      • Klik Bate

         /  23rd January 2016

        Absolutely! Time the scum were given a message and the streets cleaned up.

        You can’t even go for a run in safety through Remuera these days.

        Get real man!!.

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        • Blazer

           /  23rd January 2016

          Remmers has always been a high density criminal area.

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          • Klik Bate

             /  23rd January 2016

            Only difference is, you don’t see any ‘white collar’ criminals leaving our women bleeding to death in the streets.

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        • Rob

           /  23rd January 2016

          “…cleaned up.” Of what, legal activities? Sounds a bit like a police state to me.
          “You can’t even go for a run in safety through Remuera these days.” So the cops busting heads would have prevented that? Ok

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          • Klik Bate

             /  23rd January 2016

            Problem as I see it Rob, it’s the crim-huggers like you that have turned this once beautiful country into a Free Range Asylum.

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            • Rob

               /  23rd January 2016

              When did legal activities become criminal idiot boy. As I Said;) So the cops busting heads would have prevented that? Care to explain how? Kinda doubt you can, or will.

            • Klik Bate

               /  23rd January 2016

              I’ve given arguing with idiots my son. I find It’s a bit like trying to play chess with a pigeon. They just knock over all the pieces, shit on the board, and strut about like they won anyway.

            • Rob

               /  23rd January 2016

              Mirror mirror… Why don’t you tell us then bait, ‘So the cops busting heads would have prevented that? Care to explain how?’ No answer? Go figure.

            • Nelly Smickers

               /  23rd January 2016

              My husband really loves reading all the differing points of view,on this subjevt, and tends to side with most of ‘KB’s’ sentiments.

              But as he sez, “Arguing on the internet is like entering in the Special Olympics, Even if you win, you’re still retarded” 🙂

            • Rob

               /  23rd January 2016

              “….and tends to side with most of ‘KB’s’ sentiments.”
              Simple is as simple does.

    • Timoti

       /  24th January 2016

      Very interesting article, and really delicious. Washington will be praying for Trumps demise.

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  4. @ Klik Bate – I can understand your concern if a murder has occurred in your neighbourhood, but your “Free Range Asylum” claim just doesn’t equate with any available statistics. Also, drawing even the most tenuous link between Jo Pert’s murder and terrorism is very disingenuous IMHO. All we know is 24yo male from Mt Roskill I think?

    Your chances of being murdered in NZ are 0.9 in 100,000 (2012) = 41 homocides.
    Relatively low by world standards, Singapore is safest with 1 in 256,000.
    Your chances of being murdered by a stranger are phenomenally less than this.
    Sadly, 51% of murder victims in NZ are female (2012).

    “Some tongue-in-cheek tips on how to avoid being slain: ‘First, don’t live in the Americas or Africa, where murder rates (one in 6,100 and one in 8,000 respectively) are more than four times as high as the rest of the world. Next, be a woman. Your chance of being murdered will be barely a quarter what it would be were you a man. In fact, steer clear of men altogether: nearly half of all female murder-victims are killed by their partner or another (usually male) family member. But note that the gender imbalance is less pronounced in the rich world, probably because there is less banditry, a mainly male pursuit. In Japan and South Korea slightly over half of all murder victims are female. Then, sit back and grow older. From the age of 30 onwards, murder rates fall steadily in most places.'”

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11230189

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11573882

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