Social Media – Tuesday

8 March 2016

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.

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

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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  1. Pete Kane

     /  8th March 2016

    “US judge explains grant of immunity to Hillary Clinton aide – there will be criminal indictments before November”

    Not that keen on the source (pretty biased), but it is fair to say there is still a lot of water to flow. (Actually there are other routes other than a Grand Jury BTW.)

    http://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2016/03/us-judge-explains-grant-of-immunity-to-hillary-clinton-aide-there-will-be-criminal-indictments-befor.html

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    • Pete Kane

       /  8th March 2016

      Hadn’t realised when posting that Judge Napolitano has just recently been fired by Fox Business. Still a consultant to Fox News. Parts of the Libertarian Right (the Ron Paul group) are going nuts. Alex Jones follows the vid piece. They’re all blaming Murdoch.

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  2. Oliver

     /  8th March 2016

    I knew this Bachelor show was fake. It turns out that the contestants are actors. Can this still be called a reality tv show. I don’t think so. It’s pathetic and the people who watch it are pathetic as well.

    http://m.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11601556

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    • Nelly Smickers

       /  8th March 2016

      MOD!!

      See my post from last night on ‘Social Media – Monday’

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      • Oliver

         /  8th March 2016

        Well I hate to break it to you but it’s fake, you might as well watch wrestler mania.

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        • Nelly Smickers

           /  8th March 2016

          So I take it you don’t want to join in the competition as to which contestant will fart first then?

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        • Oliver

           /  8th March 2016

          No because it’s all scripted. You wouldn’t bet on a horse race that was scripted, would you.

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    • Pantsdownbrown

       /  8th March 2016

      This is why it is safer to run scripted dating shows…….

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      • Pantsdownbrown

         /  8th March 2016

        To add from Wikipedia: “Alcala won the show’s contest, and a date with “bachelorette” Cheryl Bradshaw. Bradshaw subsequently refused to go out with him, according to published reports, because she found him “creepy”.

        Criminal profiler Pat Brown, noting that Alcala killed Robin Samsoe and at least two other women after his Dating Game appearance, speculated that Bradshaw’s rejection of Alcala might have been an exacerbating factor. “One wonders what that did in his mind”, Brown said. “That is something he would not take too well. [Serial killers] don’t understand the rejection. They think that something is wrong with that girl — ‘She played me. She played hard to get.'”

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      • Oliver

         /  8th March 2016

        Except that woman that are still single in their 30s are probably single because of emotional instability. So wouldn’t it be dangerous to put them through an emotional charged situation where they are likely to experience rejection and fell inferior when compared to other woman. What will be the effects? murder suicide? Wouldn’t it be more socially responsible to have woman in their prime (17 – 25) to be contestants on the show.

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      • Oliver

         /  8th March 2016

        Did anyone else fine the women in this video anoying as hell.

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  3. Rob

     /  8th March 2016

    I don’t understand how anyone can watch that kind of crap. You’d have to be brain dead to sit in front of the box watching any of those types of shows. Dumbing down the population even further.

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    • Oliver

       /  8th March 2016

      It’s a bunch of woman in there 30s who can’t find a man because they are to shallow and insecure to be in a meaningful relationship. People like watching because it makes them feel better about themselves. Mean while the contestants are making fools of themselves in an attempt to get attention and status which they believe falsely will full the hole inside them and restore their fragile self esteem.

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      • Joe Bloggs

         /  8th March 2016

        You really are the international man of mystery, Oliver. Not only an expert on terrorism and espionage, but also an expert on the psychology of women. Well done you!

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        • Mike C

           /  8th March 2016

          @JoeB

          LOL 🙂

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        • Oliver

           /  8th March 2016

          I’m not an expert really. I’ve just read a few books on psychology to self treat the PTSD I received from fighting in a war.

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          • Pantsdownbrown

             /  8th March 2016

            Not to mention the carpal tunnel syndrome you suffer from playing your ‘Call of duty: Black Ops’ PS4 war game and from other ‘repetitive’ wrist activities you enjoy……..

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          • Oliver

             /  8th March 2016

            PDB please stop spamming most post. That kind of carry is not welcome. Go seek attention somewhere else.

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            • Pantsdownbrown

               /  8th March 2016

              Tell you what Oli – you stop telling bull about your career history and I’ll stop pulling you up for telling fibs – sounds a fair deal?

            • Oliver

               /  8th March 2016

              This is just harassment and have to put up with these crap. I’m officially ignoring you. Well done you only have yourself to blame.

            • Robby

               /  8th March 2016

              Its an open forum Oliver, if you can’t give as good as you get, well you probably shouldn’t be here. If you claim to be something, expect to have to defend that claim. If it is an honest claim, well you should have no trouble defending it. Resorting to lines such as “I can’t tell you that”, makes me wonder why you would allude to something that you allegedly can’t talk about…..

          • Kevin

             /  8th March 2016

            Well at least you didn’t get your balls blown off – obviously.

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  4. Oliver

     /  8th March 2016

    Well done Andrew Little and the Labour party. This is a good sign of things to come.

    “After over 56,500 Kiwis took action — by signing petitions, writing to Parliamentary Committees and emailing the Minister responsible — we did it. Together with the unions campaigning to end zero hours we’ve managed to change the law.

    And it’s all down to people like you. Without you, we wouldn’t have been able to put huge pressure on National, forcing them to come to the negotiating table at the last minute. Because of our campaign, National were compelled to make the change that all of us demanded: banning zero hour contracts.”

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    • Oliver

       /  8th March 2016

      I heard John Key on news saying it was all National that got rid of zero hour contracts and Labour had nothing to do with it. Man this guy has lied so much that he now believes his own lies.

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