Media watch – Wednesday

15 March 2017

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  2. Blazer

     /  March 15, 2017

    Key goes…out….in the same style…he came in…..lying….

    ‘We got New Zealand back on its feet, got people into jobs, got back into surplus, and tackled natural disasters.’

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    • PDB

       /  March 15, 2017

      Sounds factual to me – what alternative facts do you have?

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      • Blazer

         /  March 15, 2017

        Reality=NZ was certainly ‘on its feet’ when he took the helm.

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        • PDB

           /  March 15, 2017

          I see, THAT alternative fact that NZ was not in the beginning of the GFC late 2008 when National came to power………..

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          • Blazer

             /  March 15, 2017

            ‘tackled natural disasters’….as any Govt would.

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            • Gezza

               /  March 15, 2017

              Yeah, so … not lying about that, then, obviously. It’s not like he’s saying no other government did. I think he’s left a few less praiseworthy things out. What are you quoting gim from?

            • Gezza

               /  March 15, 2017

              Sorry, never mind. Just saw your comment below Blaze.

    • Blazer

       /  March 15, 2017

      ‘made NZ’ers tenants in their own country,increased the homeless numbers,sold off state assets,promoted NZ as a money laundering paradise,increased GST despite promising not to,gamed the OIA,and plumbed new depths in dirty politics.

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  3. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 15, 2017

    This is certainly a *worrying development*……. I tweeted Wayne and his mum yesterday and they both said they never got it 😡

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    • Blazer

       /  March 15, 2017

      at least the tweet saying they’re not getting through…..got…through.

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  4. Gezza

     /  March 15, 2017

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    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 15, 2017

      Yup, I provided the link here yesterday Geeza, so the group could *watch the doco*….enjoy 😄

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      • Anonymous Coward

         /  March 15, 2017

        That was a fake link.

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        • Nelly Smickers

           /  March 15, 2017

          Just cos you had to pay to watch it cheapskate, doesn’t make it fake 😄

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          • Anonymous Coward

             /  March 15, 2017

            Where did you pay for it.?
            That link just goes to another site that wanted me to make an account but only had the green censor screen.
            That makes it fake.
            If it’s not fake, provide the link to the actual movie, bet you can’t.

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            • Nelly Smickers

               /  March 15, 2017

              Stand by Anon…..Wayne will check back with KDC.

            • Anonymous Coward

               /  March 15, 2017

              As it’s had one screening at SXSW, there’s barely any chance of a shitty ‘screener’ yet.

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  March 15, 2017

      A quick search of the major torrent sites failed to find a single copy of it, the youtube link Nelly provided yesterday is fake – but even if it wasn’t watching pirated stuff on youtube isn’t illegal in NZ as they only made multi-source torrents illegal in the 3 strikes law.

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    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 15, 2017

      “I’ve built *dozens* of Sewerage Plants…….they’re a piece of cake”

      God. Give. Me. Bloody. Strength……LOL ❗ ❗

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      • Gezza

         /  March 15, 2017

        Reminds me, the local Community Patrol caught whoever it is doing poos all over Remmers yet? PZ says it can’t be Freedom Campers.

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        • Nelly Smickers

           /  March 15, 2017

          TBH Geeza, it’s mainly just a few *old dears* around here who forget to take rubber gloves and tissues with them when they’re out walking their *French Poodles*….. ( even I’ve been guilty of it on the odd occasion 😡 )

          It’s actually no real prob tho….our Local Community Board have employed this lovely Maori chap on a part-time basis, to go round and pick up all the little turds off our berms.

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          • Gezza

             /  March 15, 2017

            Why aren’t they at school?

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            • Nelly Smickers

               /  March 15, 2017

              No need! Honestly, for their size they are just sooo intelligent. You should get yourself one…easily house trained and there are some owners that reckon they can almost talk ❗

            • Gezza

               /  March 15, 2017

              All the turds could talk at my college. They were all well-trained. Jesus, things have obviously changed a lot more for the worse than I realised.

            • Nelly Smickers

               /  March 15, 2017

              Although as Wayne’s mum often sez, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” 😄

    • PDB

       /  March 15, 2017

      Obama paid 19.6% tax in 2014, 18.7% in 2015, MSNBC COMCAST only 24%, Trump 25%……

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  5. Corky

     /  March 15, 2017

    Another liberal bites the dust…for the second time. She never learns.

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  6. Gezza

     /  March 15, 2017

    Blazer mate you asked to be kept up to date with *Al Gezzera’s* reports on Turkey wanting to attack the Kurds the other day. Haven’t watched a full one hour news bulletin yet today but did catch part of an item on their noon news. Aljaz Reporter in Washington was asked about US involvement in the current or it might be impending attack on ISIS’s stronghold of Raqqa.

    He said not much was being said about what was going on but the fact that US Marines are there & not just Special Forces indicates that full-on military ops are probably intended so discussions are obviously happening with Russians, probably the commanders on the ground, because there will have to be coordination between the Kurds, The Russians, The Turks, and possibly even Assad to prevent incidents breaking out amongst them all.

    He said Turkey has been insisting the Kurds not be involved, but that in his opinion the US will be insisting that they must be, Russia he thought would be agreed on that, both would be working on restraining Turkey – which has apparently threatened to attack the Kurds if they take any more Syrian territory – and that the Kurds had just recently handed over a village they had taken from ISIS to Assad’s army’s control to show they don’t intend to & prevent Turkey from having an excuse to attack them.

    Asked if he thought Trumpy is up with the play & directing any of whatever is happening with any deals being worked between these players he could only say that what he hears is that Trump reportedly tends to operate by figuring out who he thinks is the best person to put in charge & then leave them to work things & out manage it themselves … so … in his opinion, at the mement all we can do is wait & see what happens next.

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  7. Gezza

     /  March 15, 2017

    PS: mement = moment. Sorry about that. But given the length of that lot & my appalling proof-reading record of late I feel that was a pretty good effort on my part.

    It is interesting that Trumpy went on and on about not telling ISIS what you were going to do, & he might be sticking to this one.

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