Open Forum – Tuesday

21 March 2017

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26 Comments

  1. Nelly Smickers

     /  March 21, 2017

    When you get a chance – have a quick *gawk* at this….. 😎

    An interesting CNBC expose on Peter Thiel’s secretive *CIA-backed Palantir Technologies*

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/12/the-cia-backed-start-up-thats-taking-over-palo-alto.html

    • lurcher1948

       /  March 21, 2017

      Interesting.

      • Corky

         /  March 21, 2017

        Basically a Faraday caged building with stand along ( gapped) computer storage. The wealthy all now have such a room for their meetings and computer devices. Given they are buying up large in NZ, there is a great opportunity for a start -up company specialising in such installations.

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  March 21, 2017

      So secret that they’ve had T-Shirts printed and put the name on the wall outside.

      • Corky

         /  March 21, 2017

        Its called hiding in plain site. Any updates on Hagers book?

        • Corky

           /  March 21, 2017

          *sight*

        • Anonymous Coward

           /  March 21, 2017

          It’s about how the NZ Gov has allowed Palintir to come in a seize control of the nation’s data, and how everything we know about everyone in NZ now resides in a rent controlled faraday cage in San Francisco. More at 5.

          • Corky

             /  March 21, 2017

            Son of a slug…I don’t like the sound of this.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  March 21, 2017

              Highly credible-I don’t think. Paranoia, more like.

            • Corky

               /  March 21, 2017

              That’s why I said ” son of a slug.” I smelt the slime a mile off. But thanks for agreeing with me.

  2. Corky

     /  March 21, 2017

    This clip basically sums up Labours predicament. It captures Labours attitude and false beliefs to a tee.

    Labour = The two man haters living in a fantasy world and unable to understand why. They can’t even do basic maths and have no clue about business.

    The Dragon Den Investors who become more pissed off by the minute= New Zealand voters.

    Labour could learn much from this clip, but they’d be at a loss to understand the connection or relevance.

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 21, 2017

      That episode was sooo *FUNNY* Corky…..I just spat marmalade all over my keyboard XD

      Me and wayne watch it every Friday on Ch74….*I really miss dry-balls Duncan* – that new guy *Touker* thats replaced him is a bit of a dork imo.

  3. Blazer

     /  March 21, 2017

    the Dragons are tight ,miserable bastidos who want 0 risk for 99% of the profits,mind you some of the ideas are…???One of the best was Harry Enfields pitch,for the..’Kitten Stomper’…Gaweth might ..finance it.

    • Gezza

       /  March 21, 2017

      😃 What on earth was the “kitchen stomper”.

      • Gezza

         /  March 21, 2017

        😡 * kitten stomper

        • Blazer

           /  March 21, 2017

          you tube…Harry Enfield,Paul Whitehouse-Dragons Den ,great comedy.

          • Gezza

             /  March 21, 2017

            Just as well they didn’t pitch it over here.

  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  March 21, 2017

    As wasps are such a pest, I am interested in anything that might get rid of the buggers. I saw what looked like a piece of smoked fish in the street today, and the wasps were stuffing themselves with it-I have never seen them like that on anything. Has anyone ever used fish in a wasp trap ? It would be well worth buying a piece of fish if the wasps were likely to be attracted to it in those numbers. They were all over it. Talk about vulgar greed.

    • Blazer

       /  March 21, 2017

      exterminating WASP’s would mean the end of the NZ National Party,I wish you the best of luck….most sincerely.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 22, 2017

        John Key is Jewish, so not a WASP, Bill English is RC, so not one either. I don’t know how many Protestants there are in the party. Are you sure that you know what a WASP is ? My guess is that Andrew Little would count as one with his parents being from the UK.

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 21, 2017

      Maybe if you got rid of the *smoked fish* off the street…..that could do the job ❓

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 22, 2017

        It was one small piece-tiny-but it was covered with wasps. You could hardly see what it was. Getting rid of one small piece of fish would do nothing about the NZ wasp problem, of course. But if fish would act as a bait for traps, it could be a useful weapon..

  5. Blazer

     /  March 21, 2017

    for Kitty..

  6. Blazer

     /  March 21, 2017

    Americas KH….

    • Nelly Smickers

       /  March 21, 2017

      What an absolute *HOOT* Blazer….she just retweeted this. LOL ❗

      I’ve also sent her a *friend request* XD