Open Forum – Wednesday

28 June 2017

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  1. lurcher1948

     /  June 28, 2017

    A draw is better than a loss, go the Canes
    ps a win would have been better….just saying

    • High Flying Duck

       /  June 28, 2017

      Yeah, good come back, but frustrating to watch them giving away so many stupid penalties in the first half.
      Neither team would be happy with the result. French ref did a good job I reckon.

  2. Alan Wilkinson

     /  June 28, 2017

    Something that matters, Governments trying to break encryption:

  3. Interesting, I heard John Key on Star Radio yesterday, in his role as former PM, promoting and asking for donations for Mercy Ships (medical care for the world’s poor and needy)

    • Mefrostate

       /  June 28, 2017

      That’s neat of him. My cousin’s just finished a stint with Mercy Ships.

  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  June 28, 2017

    Wouldn’t you think that scammers would check to make sure that technical (ahem) words like ‘team’ are spelt right ? ‘Mail Tearm’ wanted me to do something or other to keep my mail at full capacity (or something like that)…drearm on, Mail Tearm.

    I also had a very generous offer for a bank transfer from a gentleman with an African name, but-oh dear-I accidentally sent it to Phishing Scam. DAMN !.

    • Corky

       /  June 28, 2017

      These people are so annoying. They basically come into our homes, either by phone or computer, and crap all over us. No respect. They should stay where they are deemed to belong.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  July 2, 2017

        It’s better than door-to-door, I suppose.

        If I see a strange phone number like 67854677900254, I either don’t answer or press green and then red a second later so that it sounds as if the phone itself has cut off the call.

        There must be some greedy fools who still think that a stranger is going to offer them large amounts of money for the use of their account. I was tempted to send him one that I keep forgetting to close-there’s the grand total of $2.61 in it.

  5. Zedd

     /  June 28, 2017

    just watched part of the debate; Natz MP private members bill (2nd Rdg) Video & publication classifications. The comment that caught my attention.. NZF (Ms Martin) saying they are not supporting the bill, because it is a TOTAL waste of the time/process; Govt. MPs putting trivial, pointless bills, in the ballot to block other opposition MPs getting their bills pulled out.
    If it was that important, why not put it before the house as ‘a Govt. bill’ ?

    “Well stated Tracey !!”

    Again; proving the SMUG, self-interest only agenda, from this Natz-led Govt.

    • Corky

       /  June 28, 2017

      It’s called politics, Sparky. I would worry about Andy before worrying about Billy and his machinations.

      • Zedd

         /  June 28, 2017

        ur back corkey.. I heard u’d gone to work as a intern for mr T 😀

        • Corky

           /  June 28, 2017

          Beats working as an intern for Labour. At least I get a bed and washbasin.

          • Conspiratoor

             /  June 28, 2017

            How’s your french brother corks. Aafter a couple months propping the local cabare up you should be pretty good. If so let me know, I have a delightful surprise for you

  6. patupaiarehe

     /  June 28, 2017

    Yes, I know! Thoroughly inappropriate for a supposedly intelligent political forum, but I laughed when I saw this…

    Sorry Pete… 😀

  7. patupaiarehe

     /  June 28, 2017

    For G….

  8. patupaiarehe

     /  June 28, 2017