Open Forum – Friday

14 April 2015

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14 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  April 14, 2017

    So what happened to this mother of all storms here in Wellington.We walked the dogs as usual,no problems

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  April 14, 2017

      Ask Griff, Lurch. Climate Change aborted?

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  April 14, 2017

        It’s become cloudy here, but no wind to speak of. There’s still some blue sky and the clouds aren’t very dark.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  April 14, 2017

          I can’t believe that we are having this conversation ! 😀 Lurch walked his dogs, I am telling you about the sky outside…

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          • lurcher1948

             /  April 14, 2017

            This is why we are civilized,We can exchange pleasantness….GOOD ONE PG

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  April 14, 2017

              🙂

              It was possible to dry clothes outside here-Cyclone Cook was a real non-event in the Waikato, and I am very thankful that it was no worse than it was in other places. Edgecumbe has been through enough.

  2. Trumpenreich

     /  April 14, 2017

    [Try leaving out the religious and sexual and ideological slurs. PG]

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  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  April 14, 2017

    A good rant on education. I don’t think our universities have quite reached the depths of inanity in the US but they would do well to ponder on this too:

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2017/04/13/academia-is-our-enemy-so-we-should-help-it-commit-suicide-n2312479

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  April 14, 2017

      I cannot believe that a six-month course can be called a degree over there….

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    • Yep … sensitive, creative, self-aware people are of little or no use as fodder for the military-industrial complex … and ironically, corporatized education is playing its part in obviating it … Is there a problem …?

      Oh no … don’t tell me … It’ll bring about the end of the military-industrial complex … ?

      OH …………. NO!!!!

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      • But this ‘Townhall’ is like MAD magazine without the pictures Alan …!!!

        ” … punctuality is a social construct. Somewhere, a Starbucks manager is going to hear from Kaden the Barista that, “I like, totally couldn’t get here for my shift on time because, like intersectionality of my experience as a person of Scandinavianism and stuff. I feel unsafe because of your racist vikingaphobia and tardiness-shaming.”

        Pure unadulterated satire! I love it …

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        • Gezza

           /  April 14, 2017

          Yeah I know. I though he sounded a bit psycho myself PZ. Great cartoon link though.

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  4. patupaiarehe

     /  April 15, 2017

    While you’re about G, check out this one from Metallica. I confiscated Jr’s internet cable last night, due to him having a tantrum, about me interrupting the tenth hour, of a ‘COD marathon’.
    I’ve discussed ‘useful skills’ with him before, obviously to no avail. So he’s getting a little ‘tough love’, ATM.
    “Dad, I need my internet cord back”
    “No, you want it back. Get your guitar, NOW!”
    “But I need my computer to play!”
    “Use mine, then I can see what you’re up to!”
    “But Dad!!!”
    “But what??!! Watch this Jr, and pay attention!”.
    Am, G, Em

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