Open Forum – Monday

19 June 2017

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27 Comments

  1. sorethumb

     /  June 19, 2017

    Xenophobia in China

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  June 19, 2017

      Xenophobia exists everywhere. There are bigoted idiots in all countries, alas, there are probably xenophobic little green men.

  2. sorethumb

     /  June 19, 2017

    Watch the one about “Chinese Knockoffs can kill You” .People will do anything to survive.

  3. sorethumb

     /  June 19, 2017

    Remember the prisoner on release who had a room where shower and toilet were combined

  4. lurcher1948

     /  June 19, 2017

    Nicky Wagner,just saying
    https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/876529756094595072/9FWqK-un?format=jpg&name=600×314
    You are So lucky having soft indecisive Bill English as the current PM, John Key would have ripped you a new one and a sit on the back benches would refocus you…

  5. lurcher1948

     /  June 19, 2017

    Its terrible, muslims run down by a white van,why would anyone want to run muslims down,terrible

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 19, 2017

      Lunatics on both sides now, Lurch. Pretty sad for the UK.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  June 19, 2017

        These people had nothing to provoke this attack, any more than the people in the other attacks had. Why would anyone run down innocent people indeed ? Who knows how fanatics think ?

        It’s Muslims, Lurch-it’s a proper name, like Catholic or Jewish.

        I note that two of the killers took off and left the third one behind. Hearts of balsa wood rather than hearts of oak here.

        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  June 19, 2017

          I think there was only one man in the van. A large tattooed white one.

          • Gezza

             /  June 19, 2017

            My understanding too, Alan. Saw an initial *Breaking News* Aljaz report early in the day & they were saying there were 3 men in the van, 1 caught, 2 got away – but that details were still sketchy.

            Sounds like an unsubstantiated rumour & that there was only one driver now.

  6. Gezza

     /  June 19, 2017

    $12.16 for six tiny flocking lamb loin chops! 😕
    I blame the goverment ! Feckin outrage! 😡
    Do something, Lurch ! 😕

    • Anonymous Coward

       /  June 19, 2017

      Buy a whole leg when they’re on special; bone it out, break it down and freeze it in meal sized bits. A $20 leg, and 1/2 an hour to 2 hours work (depending on your knife skills) will get you 10 $2 lamb feeds. Do the same with pork roasts on special.

      • Gezza

         /  June 19, 2017

        Damn. No revolutionary uprising ? 🙁
        I luvs pork. Doc said I have to haul back a bit on it tho. 😭
        More veg 😖
        Doin me best 💪
        👍

        • Anonymous Coward

           /  June 19, 2017

          When you break down pork you can get rid of all the fat, your doctor would approve.

          • Gezza

             /  June 19, 2017

            It’s crackling I especially love.
            Mum & dad used to have a deep freeze & buy a beast & share it with bestie neighbours over the road. Local butcher would cut it up for them. Saved heaps.

    • Nothing for home kill chops for tea tonight, delicious. I blame myself.

      • Gezza

         /  June 19, 2017

        Lazybones.
        2 minute noodles ?

        • Gezza

           /  June 19, 2017

          Oh, soz PG. 😕
          See what you mean now.
          Grammar caught me out there.

        • What’s lazy? I did the kill, all the cutting down, and some of the eating.

          • Gezza

             /  June 19, 2017

            Don’t start …
            I already said sorry.
            Just a misunderstanding.
            Ya a good Southern Man PG.
            Be a hard road finding a better one, I reckon.

  7. Kitty Catkin

     /  June 19, 2017

    Go vegetarian and save money as well as animals.

    • Gezza

       /  June 19, 2017

      Save The Plants ! 🌿🍋🍍🍎🍏🍒🌶🌽🍠 💚‼️⚠️🆒🆗🇳🇿♻️‼️🆘 💂👷👼🏼👍

    • Gezza

       /  June 19, 2017

      How do you keep your iron levels high enough?