Open Forum – Saturday

4 March 2017

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17 Comments

  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  March 4, 2017

    http://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/89882851/Terrified-passengers-refuse-to-re-board-plane-after-sickening-flight

    Reminds me of a flight I took into Ireland which got a couple of bumps and the passengers were screaming and crossing themselves. I thought if they ever had to land in Wellington there would be mass suicides.

    • I landed in Wellington once on a day it made the evening news. There was a bit of edginess and a bit of a cheer once the runway bouncing stopped.

      I sat there lurching in the wind on approach trusting that the pilots knew they could land in those conditions. And they could. I don’t think they have ever failed at Wellington.

      • NOEL

         /  March 4, 2017

        Son is a passenger into Wellington often.
        He says that he can now distinguish between those who don’t often journey south and those that do, and it’s not by the standard Monday morning flight attire of black trouser and shoes with a warm black jacket..

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  March 4, 2017

        I spent two years flying into Wellington weekly. A couple of flights bailed out of the landing. Mostly they just fly the big jets into the tarmac and hit it like a house hitting the ground. The only worry is that the plane is actually horizontal and heading in the right direction when it does. I would hate to be on a planeload of Irish doing that.

      • lurcher1948

         /  March 4, 2017

        I have a fast lurcher but he doesn’t fly

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  March 4, 2017

    A lot of this is relevant to NZ subcultures and the problems of Maori dysfunction. ToW posturing won’t solve any of it:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/03/manufacturing-marriage-family/518280/

  3. Corky

     /  March 4, 2017

    Sadly, I’m expecting a very nasty upcoming election, especially if political polls don’t improve for the left. I believe lefties will become feral and pull out all stops as they thrash around looking for relevance. Righties have a chance to take the moral high ground while delivering a measured amount of payback. A Face Book page needs to be opened and all incidents logged, so when media are asking ” why was this the dirtiest election ever” Righties will be able to explain why….with photos…like in the link below…..showing two cringing, snivelling liberal wimps.

    http://www.dailywire.com/news/10444/somebody-kept-driving-over-trump-supporters-sign-chase-stephens

    • NOEL

       /  March 4, 2017

      I hope you’re wrong.
      Would like to think we have matured enough to leave the “Dancing Cossack s” behind.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 4, 2017

        Those Cossacks were on for what ? 10 seconds ? less ? and they are still remembered by everyone who saw the ads. Too bad that the real Cossacks were on the other side which made their appearance pointless.. It was a great image, anyway. I once read Gorky’s Taras Bulba and rather wished that I hadn’t when I came across what Cossacks used to do as torture and couldn’t stop reading in time-it’s not always good to be a fast reader.

        My stepfather could do the Cossack dance-nothing like as easy as it looks, or as he made it look.

    • Keyloggers4U

       /  March 4, 2017

      I agree Corky. Remember Nicky Hager? My mind boggles thinking what this disgraced excuse to journalism may be cooking up for the election. More lies probably. I’d have thought he learnt his lesson from the rodgering Key gave him. Maybe he has, he’s been very quiet lately.

  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  March 4, 2017

    I have just spent ??? tim trying to find out specific information from the Council-it’s like pulling teeth without anaesthetic. All I wanted to know was what the targeted rates for water and rubbish collection are. Hardly classified information.

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 4, 2017

      You sound like the *Penny Bright* of Waikato, Kitzy XD

      Stick it to ’em gurl….as Wayne sez, “It’s time someone held those shifty thieving bastards to account” ❗

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 4, 2017

        No ! No ! I don’t believe that there is a conspiracy to steal my rates money, even if I don’t agree with everything it’s used for, like tarting up the library when it was perfectly good before and didn’t seem to need it.

        . When the pavement outside was bust and dangerous in one small place-it looked as if a freight train had run over it-the council did it that same day and made it safe. Penny B is just looking for an excuse not to pay the rates, but I bet that she uses the things that everyone else’s rates pay for-very mean=spirited

        . NOBODY likes paying rates, but we all want what they pay for. What I want to know is there, but it’s buried among a lot of extraneous detail. I could see if my old rates demand is still around, ring up a councillor (pointlessly disturbing them) or ring the council on Monday. The money has to come from somewhere for roading, water pipes, sewage, parks, rubbish collection. ..if you want to know how important rubbish collection is, visit somewhere where the dustmen are on strike !

    • Corky

       /  March 4, 2017

      Tim could have you up for slave trading.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 4, 2017

        Hardy har har ! Poor Tim, he doesn’t really mind.

        The council website is very poorly designed, I feel.

  5. Chuck Bird

     /  March 4, 2017

    Second was a great result for Cameron Brown. He will continue to win in his age group for a long time if he keeps competing.

  6. lurcher1948

     /  March 4, 2017

    I love watching rugby on SKY coming out of DORKLAND the city of the fading blues, a city of failures and lost dreams