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26 July 2017

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  1. Corky

     /  July 26, 2017

    Here’s one for Lurchy.

    Mike Hoskings is running a quiz during his radio slot . Contestants have 5 seconds to answer a question . Today’s question was ( I’m paraphrasing): Name the National Party member who has just returned to parliament after an absence?

    Took three goes before a contestant got it RIGHT. As Mikeys huge Turmeric fuelled brain deduced….this issue-was a non-issue-with punters.

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    • Gezza

       /  July 26, 2017

      Yep. It is. It’s just a simple embarrassment they failed to foresee & understandably tried to settle amicably & sweep under the carpet, like any Party with a similar situation would have. Bill bumbled handling it, but that’s still all there is to it.

      The msm are shitbags, looking to make him cry on tv.

      Meantime they’re giving a free ride to an outrageous hi-profile fraudster trying to make political capital out of the likelihood she was about to be exposed.

      And ignoring the Labour leader being up to his neck in either perfidy, or typical ignorance & stupidity, & hypocrisy, surrounding overseas interns whose recruitment & employment sounds as dodgy as hell.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  July 26, 2017

      Or Mikey attracts a stupid bunch of listeners

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  July 26, 2017

        Gave you an uptick for that crack, Lurch.

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      • Corky

         /  July 26, 2017

        Or those bunch of listeners actually have a life

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        • Gezza

           /  July 26, 2017

          Gave you an uptick for that quip, Corks. The quality of talkback on ZB’s come up a lot since dad used to get grumpy years back about *the guvermint* from listening while he worked to constant moaning from whinging old gits morning till night.

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    • sorethumb

       /  July 26, 2017

      Those things are stored in the brain in different places. That’s why no one can name 10 countries beginning with “T” in half a minute etc.

      Reply
  2. sorethumb

     /  July 26, 2017

    On our woeful productivity performance, even the Reserve Bank is starting to openly recognise the issue. This chart (using their estimate of TFP) was in the chief economist’s speech this morning

    Little investment – as the Deputy Governor noted in his speech last week – and almost no productivity growth, and simply lots and lots more people. To what end – beneficial to the average New Zealander – one might reasonably wonder?
    https://croakingcassandra.com/2017/07/26/nonsense-repeated-endlessly-is-still-nonsense/

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  3. Gezza

     /  July 26, 2017

    I’m just gonna pop this query in here as well – becoz no responses in Media Watch, Today’s World Watch page is still crashing on me, & there’s only one comment in there from what I can see – and that’s unusual.

    Gezza / July 26, 2017
    For some reason neither PG or I can fathom, today’s World Watch page won’t open for me in Chrome on the iPad. It starts to load a comment by trav that has an image inserted & then crashes – constantly. All other pages are fine.

    Is anyone else on a device other than a laptop having this same problem?

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 26, 2017

      Loads fine on the FWPh, G.

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      • Gezza

         /  July 26, 2017

        Quite strange, Sir Alan. I shall attempt an opening on the laptop later.
        Puzzledly yours, as always
        Sir Gerald.

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  July 26, 2017

      Factory reset. It’s riddled

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      • Gezza

         /  July 26, 2017

        Aw come on c. It can’t be!

        I thought you’d been arrested for speeding violations. Where ya been?

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        • Conspiratoor

           /  July 26, 2017

          There and back. Pic later

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          • Gezza

             /  July 26, 2017

            Ya better be properly bloody dressed for it this time mate.
            I was shocked at that last display. Disgraceful. 😡

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        • Gezza

           /  July 26, 2017

          It was me mum’s. Good Catholic woman, she was!
          (Mind you, the tuakana had custody of it for a while … )

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          • Conspiratoor

             /  July 26, 2017

            A 357 magnum won’t stop a 600lb grizzly charging at 30mph. A 50cal will but you have 2.1 seconds and it needs to be head or heart. Good luck with that

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  4. Gezza

     /  July 26, 2017

    How To Shrink An Acrylic Hat
    Acrylic refers to a synthetic yarn that offers the wearer numerous advantages. The wool is easy to maintain, strong, durable and wears well. If you have an acrylic hat that you love aside from the fact that it’s too loose for your head, you can still shrink it to create a snugger fit. Acrylic wool is harder to shrink, but not impossible.

    Step 1
    Place the acrylic hat inside of a lingerie bag. If you don’t have such an item a woman’s stocking will do [😕]. Tie or snap the bag shut or knot the stocking.

    Step 2
    Put a large pot of water on the stove to boil over high heat. Use a pot that you don’t plan on cooking food out of again. Once the water reaches a boil, lower it down to a simmer.

    Step 3
    Place that hat in the hot water and dunk with a pair of tongs until you’ve properly submerged it. Allow it to simmer in the water for 40 minutes.

    Step 4
    Stick your tongs in the water and remove it, placing it on a towel. Wrap the towel around the hat and soak up all the excess water.

    Step 5
    Place the hat in the dryer on a the highest heat setting. Once the dryer cycle is over, the hat will have shrunken properly and will be ready to wear.
    …………
    Is there anybody here with a pot that they don’t plan on cooking food out of again – or a scientific background, like Alan Wilkinson only maybe nicer – who can tell me why you shouldn’t cook out of that pot again?

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  5. Corky

     /  July 26, 2017

    Here we go again. I bet after the blessings are over the Muslims will go back and re dedicate the room so when a Muslim brother complains about Christians blessing the room he we be informed it has been rededicated and all dirty Christian influences have been removed.

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/07/christchurch-international-airport-provides-prayer-room/#more-324146

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    • Gezza

       /  July 26, 2017

      It’s ridiculous. One room for all, or otherwise a Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, Baha’i, Shinto, Flying Spaghetti Monster, Buddhist, Taniwha, Mormon, Da Bish’s Extra Specials etc Room, please.

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  6. lurcher1948

     /  July 26, 2017

    Corky i was thinking of you in this post from the Taxpayers Union”A CAT WATCHER WANTED”a shoe in Corcky
    http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/dont_claw_the_cats?recruiter_id=18750

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    • Corky

       /  July 26, 2017

      ”Corky i was thinking of you.”

      Son, that’s an oxymoron for you. But I appreciate your effort.

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    • duperez

       /  July 26, 2017

      Is that from Jordan Williams who turned out be a pussy in court?

      Am I right to assume local bodies use money from dog registration fees to chase up dogs wandering the district, impounding dogs, including those unregistered, and dealing with other animal stuff in their locality such as stuff involving cats?

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  7. Gezza

     /  July 26, 2017

    Te Ururoa Flavell just gave Winston a complete bloody serve, in Maori, for telling him to stop hiding behind the Maori language when answering a Question in Maori. He withdrew & apologised on order from the Speaker & continued to grandstand, agitating about the thousands of radio & tv listeners who don’t get a concurrent interpretation, as in Parliament. Stirring rsole, pandering to the Maori haters again, but he does have a point.

    A better point is – if we had all learnt it in Primary School, when we would’ve soaked it up, it would less of a problem. Heaps of Maori are bilingual. Why are so many pakeha like me ignorant of the native language of this land? And think that’s ok? That we only need one language, unless we want to shoot over to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Rome, Madrid, Paris, Brazil, or Berlin?

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  8. Gezza

     /  July 26, 2017

    I’ve only seen bits of it, I’m rehearsing new material for another concert & going electric acoustic & maybe mic next time.

    But Question Time today was a bit of a step up I think. About bloody time.

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  9. Gezza

     /  July 26, 2017

    The $25 NW gift voucher. I’ve decided what I want to do with it. I’m going to spend it on them. Suggestions?

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  July 26, 2017

      Most women love chocolate, G.

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      • Gezza

         /  July 26, 2017

        The young guys there are just as good to deal with, Alan.

        I know & acknowledge good customer service when I see it or get it, & this whole place is standout.

        I’m thinking of getting a sign made for their tea room. Just by-lined :

        “. . . . ❤️ . . . .
        a VERY satisfied customer”

        I’ve knocked up a version already. Just waiting to hear back if they’ve got a pro signwriter who’ll do a really fancy, proper one in exchange for a $25 Gift Voucher.

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      • Gezza

         /  July 26, 2017

        (PS: Pity I’m not made of chocolate 😉 )

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  July 26, 2017

          There is no polite answer to that.

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          • Gezza

             /  July 26, 2017

            Certainly be interested to hear the impolite one, Sir Alan.
            Not one to stand on polite bloody formality here.
            Awaitingly yours, as always
            Sir Gerald.

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  10. Anyone here had this year’s flu?

    It’s a killer. I feel like death only ever so slightly warmed up.

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    • Gezza

       /  July 26, 2017

      Na. Don’t muck about here. Flu shot. Best way.

      Much love & sympathy. Appreciate it’s a fat lot of use, but all I can do from here, sorry.

      That, plus suggest plenty of hot fresh lemon & honey drinks, with a disprin in a couple if them for the fever. You might do lots of wees, but that’s ok.

      Vicks Vaporub under the nose.

      When you’ve recovered, track down the bastard that gave it to you & threaten them.
      Hugs n stuff

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      • Gezza

         /  July 26, 2017

        PS: Go to bed, stay warm for a couple of days. If the MOTH’s away on business or something, grab someone else.

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      • Thanks Gezza. You can rest assured I’ll be getting the jab next year. Hubby was away but he’s back now. Attendant on me with bottled water, tea and whatever; however he’s decamped into a spare room and keeps his distance. Don’t blame him, nobody wants this.

        Night.

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    • Corky

       /  July 27, 2017

      Try Astragalus. Or wear a little piece of GENUINE carbon steel on your body. Say goodbye to the flu.

      Reply
  11. Corky

     /  July 26, 2017

    Amy Winehouse having a bad night. She’s definitely having a problem with her guitarist or the horn section. Nothing wrong with the guitarist from what I can see. His 6th double stoppers are excellent. Great song.

    Reply
    • This is absolutely one of fave songs of all time.

      I forgive Amy any musical anomalies

      🌸🌸🌸

      Reply

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