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10 January 2017

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  1. Missy

     /  January 10, 2017

    Today I had a first – my first full tube strike! All underground stations in central London were closed and most of the services weren’t running, it was chaos!! I decided the bus and overland train would be too busy with the extra passengers (it doesn’t take much for them to be over capacity), and with the overland coming from Kent it would be pretty full by the time it got to me, so I decided to take the Riverbus. It was the busiest I have seen it at 6am! Standing room only, but the bonus is they made it free during peak commuter times. It has been an experience, but next time I think I will take the easy way out and work from home! Friday, if the forecast is correct, I will tick off another first – snow in London. I imagine it will be a different experience to snow in Beijing! ❄️❄️

  2. lucher1948

     /  January 10, 2017

    NZ and Murry McCully standing shoulder to shoulder with Venezuela our UN friend against ISRAEL…

  3. Missy

     /  January 10, 2017

    Matin McGuinness has quit as Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister. This took effect from 5pm GMT. Most media are reporting it as putting the power sharing agreement at risk, I don’t know enough about Northern Ireland politics to comment on that, but if true it could cause yet more issues for the UK Government.

  4. Klik Bate

     /  January 10, 2017

    JUST IN…..

    My niece in the US provides full documentation [PDF format] of the FBI Report into the investigation of Hillary Clinton ❗

    • duperez

       /  January 10, 2017

      It’s a scam. After reading the report carefully I know that for sure because there is no mention of the 17 babies H Clinton murdered and had chopped up and put on pizzas, the fact she cheated in a spelling test in 4th grade, the disappearance of that taxi driver in Santiago, her promotion of Isis, the break off the ice shelf at Larsen C in Antarctica she caused, not to mention the demise of the 49ers.

      • Blazer

         /  January 10, 2017

        god knows why you are such a fan of Hillary Clintons….do you know?

  5. Kitty Catkin

     /  January 10, 2017

    Someone in South Africa wants to send me $5,600,000 to distribute among the underprivileged-or was it $6,500,000 ? Anyway, it’s a lot of money.

  6. Klik Bate

     /  January 10, 2017

    Looks like JK has well & truly wound down…….onya’ Johnny ❗ XD

  7. Sweden, for all the best reasons and full of compassion has let in unprecedented immigrants. I contend that if you import the Third World in big enough numbers, fail to assimilate and integrate them, you will fast become it.

  8. Here’s global free-trade in action: Thursday March 19 2015 –

    ‘NZ, US escalate WTO action against Indonesia on import restrictions’

    And: 28 September 2015 –

    ‘Indonesian welcome mat for NZ beef ‘great news”'great-news

    Yay! We won! (And there goes state sovereignty) …

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  January 10, 2017

      You’ll be voting for Trump yet.

    • PnZ – when you knowingly and willingly sign ANY international treaty you abrogate some sovereignty. The Indonesians signed up to a trade deal and failed to deliver their end – so NZ appealed to the trade deal arbiters as per they right under the terms of the trade deal.

      i know you struggle with this stuff… but seriously

    • Missy

       /  January 11, 2017

      “…(And there goes state sovereignty).”

      WTF? Who’s state sovereignty, and how?

      Seriously if you think that it is Indonesia’s state sovereignty you are deluded. They exercised state sovereignty when signing and agreement, and they exercised it when breaking the agreement understanding there would be consequences (as there are for anyone who breaks a lawful agreement). No state sovereignty has gone.

      • Gezza

         /  January 11, 2017

        Evening Missy. I have woken up with a dreadful migraine & have concluded the Treaty of Waitangi is probably responsible. It’s causing me a lot of stress.

  9. Klik Bate

     /  January 10, 2017

    My niece in the US retweets an impertinent question…..

    “I wonder if Obama’s best friend, that tax evading race-baiter, the Rev. Al Sharpton, will ever apologize for saying this ❓ ”

  10. Gezza

     /  January 11, 2017
  11. Gezza

     /  January 11, 2017