Open Forum – Monday

24 October 2016

Facebook: NZ politics/media+

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 for you to raise topics that interest you. 

If providing opinions on or summaries of other information also provide a link to that information. Bloggers are welcome to summarise and link to their posts.

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 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 unless obviously malicious from anyone breaching site protocols, or spam.

Leave a comment

19 Comments

  1. Corky

     /  24th October 2016

    Lie after lie after lie. Interesting to note both Hillary and Theresa May are quite willing to radiate anyone should they become a problem. Cant agree with Noam in this clip, Gezza.

    Reply
  2. Corky

     /  24th October 2016

    Bills son? Black Lives Matter, Hillary?

    Reply
    • Joe Bloggs

       /  24th October 2016

      A miracle child….. without any of Clinton’s DNA….. whatever will they come up with next…

      Reply
      • Corky

         /  24th October 2016

        Its an open question, admittedly. But if this guy is a fraud he and the whanau are going about things the wrong way. You don’t go up to the Clinton household to see ole Bill unless you’re sure of ya facts, or have a full-proof scam. Feel sorry for the dude if he is. He’s just not a Clinton. He’d probably be a whole lot more honest for a start.

        Reply
      • Kitty Catkin

         /  24th October 2016

        This reporter has been obsessed with this for 20+ years….get over it, bro.

        I would have to say that ‘Danney’ doesn’t look much like Bill Clinton-and a chance resemblance would be no proof of anything, anyway.

        There are two men in this street and the next one who really do resemble each other, and could be father and son-but theu are no relation. There is a young woman whom we have met who looks so like my late husband that it was uncanny and could have been his daughter, except that she was born somewhere where he had never been.

        Even when I watched this again, I couldn’t see much resemblance. He looks like his mother.She may well have convinced herself of it, of course.

        Reply
  3. lurcher1948

     /  24th October 2016

    Interesting…
    Sept. 23 2015 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand-founded Endace, which develops technology that measures, monitors and protects high-speed networks, is understood to have laid off about two-thirds of its workers, a move that could potentially trigger claw-back provisions for government research and development funding.

    The company formed in 2001 to commercialize research out of University of Waikato, was sold for $154 million in 2012 to Californian networking solutions firm Emulex, which in turn, was sold in May to Nasdaq-listed Avago Technologies for US$587 million.

    That sale led to a spat between Endace co-founder Selwyn Pellett and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce over the $11.1 million in taxpayer funding it had received. Pellett was concerned the company was being sold to overseas interests without having to repay the grants, even though he personally benefited from the deal as a shareholder.

    Joyce said the government was trying to encourage R&D in New Zealand by funding companies that continued to do that work here regardless of ownership.

    Reply
    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  24th October 2016

      Yes, it’s weird that poll shows Clinton with a 12% Lead while IBD/TIPP shows Trump leading by 2%, so does Rasmussen, and LA Times has a tie (Trump 0.3% ahead).

      It seems to be an outlier. Most of the other polls favouring Clinton are in the 4-7% range.

      Reply
  4. Klik Bate

     /  24th October 2016

    I keep asking myself, “What’s the hell’s that bloody Dotcom got that I haven’t ❓ ”

    Reply
    • Kitty Catkin

       /  24th October 2016

      Someone found an apple pie that she’d made so interesting that she PHOTOGRAPHED AND BROADCAST IT ?

      And I thought that my life now was lacking in incident.

      Reply
      • Gezza

         /  24th October 2016

        She doesn’t look to me like she’d eat it all.
        Kimmy, on the other hand, looks to me like he would.

        Reply
      • Klik Bate

         /  24th October 2016

        Couldn’t agree with you more there Kitty!

        Why anyone would think it even remotely interesting to tweet out a picture of a dry looking half-baked apple pie, is certainly beyond me as well o_O

        Still, they say the way to a man’s wallet is through his stomach – maybe that’s the reason I’ve still got a 6 pack and 33″ waste

        Reply
        • Kitty Catkin

           /  25th October 2016

          To me it looked over-baked, but whether half or too much, it looks awful. The pieces of apple look dried up and so does the pastry. Someone would have to be very hungry or very polite to eat this. I could make a better one-and my cooking skills are pretty basic (to put it mildly)

          Reply
  5. Pickled Possum

     /  24th October 2016

    KB Hey again, Maybe the answer is The German Fellow is a Gentleman who smiles and says nice words to your face in English and German A man who seems to care about Humanity, youth, fire works night, thick mattresses, his children, his loyal followers and not the kupapa ones who sold out for the money bonus. His only down fall I can see, is he was backing the wrong team. And when he decided to Back the right team it just wasn’t the moment of true every one wanted and needed to hear. Did I mention he cares Greatly about food and Gaming 😉
    Where as you Klik Bate well you are a green flag avatar who posts random stuff, sometimes telling the people ahem …. informing the people of the mad shit out there in the cyber space.
    Are you related to Nelly?? Do you know where she is? I do miss her quaint stylz.

    Reply
    • Kitty Catkin

       /  24th October 2016

      I don’t. I found her seriously tiresome with her constant posting of tweets that were from famous people whom she regarded as friends because she was on some list. I also found her constant obsession with other people’s sex lives (often mine-she and Wayne seemed to think that as a recent widow, I must be desperate for sex and were crassly insensitive enough to say so over and over) very tiresome Her racism was also very distasteful. I found all these anything but quaint, they were just tedious at best and in very poor taste at best.

      I could never quite believe that she was a nurse. In that profession, one would have to work with people of many races and persuasions, and someone with such bigoted views would find it hard to conceal these-totally unacceptable when they were working with Muslim or Asian doctors or nurses. When I see the number of doctors from other places-3 out of 4 in the practice I go to-I can’t help wondering how on earth a blatant racist would be able to work with them.

      Reply
      • Pickled Possum

         /  24th October 2016

        OMGosh Miss this is the internet where Some people aren’t what they are … you know in real life … she is just another personality in this site and adds humor of the black, white and off colour sort, she’s like a No Boundaries Commentator … you no boundaries.
        Your sensitivity to her many comments that you found seriously tiresome, can bring a smile chuckle or pizz ya pantz to others it’s a big world and if we all thought the same it would be called a what?

        Black humor … Dark comedy (formally referred to as black comedy) is a comic style that makes light of themes that are generally considered serious or taboo. Black comedy corresponds to the earlier concept of gallows humor. Black comedy is often controversial due to its subject matter.

        Off colour humor …
        Off-color humor (also known as vulgar humor or crude humor) is humor that deals with topics that may be considered to be in poor taste or overly vulgar. Many comedic genres (including jokes, prose, poems, black comedy, blue comedy, insult comedy, cringe comedy and skits) can incorporate vulgar elements.

        White humor … all the rest of it.

        Reply
    • Kitty Catkin

       /  25th October 2016

      There is a difference between black humour and indecency.

      PP, if your husband had recently died of cancer, would you find it funny to have someone making remarks about you wanting sex ? I didn’t. To me that goes beyond vulgarity. So does blatant racism of a kind that made me think that this was not an A & E nurse speaking, as there are so many medical workers from other countries here.

      Passing off crude and racist remarks as being said by the unlovely Wayne and his equally unlovely mother doesn’t make them any less crass.The endless tweets by famous people became very boring, and anyone with any sense would know that these people didn’t regard her as a friend, she was one on a long list of fans.

      Reply
  6. Corky

     /  24th October 2016

    Warning, vicious vigilante justice. ( probably on some innocents too) All because of stupid immigration laws. No doubt the end is soon for Western democracy. Merkel must be charged amd jailed.

    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2016/10/tick-tick-tick-germanys-countdown-civil-war-started/

    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