Open Forum – Monday

14 August 2017

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45 Comments

  1. Pete.

    Is there any way we could have a thread for the more lightweight stuff like music and general chat?

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  August 14, 2017

    Mike Hosking a hero to the right wing is a TERRIBLE interviewer.He interviewed a person from the kindergarten org and Mikey decided that he would overtalk,not allow her to finish any sentence and stated he was getting a headache listening to her and to top it off the voice of the national party then made up tweets and emails to back up his rudeness and stupidity and Mikey you are going to be a so called neutral moderator in the leaders debate,god spare us…

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    • Hosking moderated debates in the last election and seemed to be neutral enough and did what was generally regarded as a good job.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  August 14, 2017

        I dislike over talkers and those who dont let a person finish a sentence.Why bother turning up when the interviewer is a ” it’s all about me”big headed host.

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    • Speaking of heroes to the RIGHT

      There’s always Jacinda – or so we’re told over at the Double standard by Caroline_nth

      “Ardern was advisor to Blair, then Gordon Brown, from 2006-8: just before she came back to NZ to stand for the Labour Party. Before that, she did spend some time in new York, apparently working with the homeless for the International Union of Socialist Youth. Can’t find links that say that right now – could a week or so ago.

      But this article about Ardern by the World Socialist Website in March 2017 after she became deputy leader, is quite damning of her left credentials, and puts her firmly in the right wing of Labour.

      To claim that Ardern represents a departure from Labour’s right-wing, pro-market policies is absurd. She is a career Labour politician. The daughter of a police officer, Ardern worked in the offices of previous leaders Phil Goff and Helen Clark—both ministers under Lange. Goff, as tertiary education minister, was responsible for introducing New Zealand’s first university fees.

      From 2006–08 Ardern worked in London as a senior policy advisor to the Blair and Brown governments on small business policy and a review of policing. In 2008, she was elected president of the misnamed International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY), the youth organisation of the Second International which demonstrated its reactionary character more than a century before by supporting the First World War. The IUSY is a training ground for the international labour bureaucracy.

      The article says she has shown little interest social security or anti-poverty measures, and more interested in policing.”

      The polka dotted one, who, it is claimed, walks on water and loves to chase thieves down the road.

      https://thestandard.org.nz/leaders-in-the-progressive-government-in-waiting/

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      • Blazer

         /  August 14, 2017

        what a scandal you have uncovered…NOT.

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        • Scandal is it? That’s weird I thought it was a talking point.

          ad hominem – ut solet

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          • Blazer

             /  August 14, 2017

            are you serious…’The polka dotted one, who, it is claimed, walks on water and loves to chase thieves down the road.’…some talking point…usual RWNJ character assassination.I’ve told you before…play the ball,not the..woman.

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            • PDB

               /  August 14, 2017

              “I’ve told you before…play the ball,not the..woman.”

              With your continuous attacks on John Key, even now he is gone, does that make you the biggest lefty hypocrite of all time?

  3. lurcher1948

     /  August 14, 2017

    God im a freak, it’s money week and my family has no debt no hp no bills my credit card, limit $25500 is 60 cents in credit. My finances are so boring I have coin and no debt sigh where’s the stress.

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  4. Corky

     /  August 14, 2017

    Mikey Hoskings huge Turmeric fuelled brain said something quite profound this morning.

    Mikey said:” Have you ever seen Gareth Morgan smile? ”

    Why is that profound? Well, too often we go straight to the heart of an issue and start our debate from that perspective. We really look at the obvious presenting right in front of our eyes.

    That Gareth doesn’t smile should give us an important insight into his thought processes which are obviously hard left. And the hard left rarely smile because they are full of hate…meow!!

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    • Blazer

       /  August 14, 2017

      has a hare lip.

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      • Corky

         /  August 14, 2017

        You don’t smile with your lips. Even if he had a hair lip.

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        • Blazer

           /  August 14, 2017

          try smiling with your lips closed….Wendy.

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          • Corky

             /  August 14, 2017

            Quote:

            Gezza / August 14, 2017
            Possibly just irrationality?

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  August 14, 2017

            It is hare lip. Someone would have to have very thin lips for them to be ‘hair lips’.

            Corky, have you ever seen a smile ? People DO smile with their lips.

            🙂 = smile

            😦 = frown

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            • Corky

               /  August 14, 2017

              Curiosity will never kill you, Kitty… naivety will. Let me expalain. Lips are secondary to a smile. It starts with the eyes. When someone smiles you automatically look to their eyes. The eyes tell you all you need to know as to whether a smile is sincere or not.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  August 15, 2017

              I said nothing about sincerity-a smile is ‘the corners of the mouth turned up’ (OED) whether or not the intention is sincere, sardonic, or anything else. The literal definition is the physiological one-just as tears are drops of salty liquid from the eyes, whether they be tears of sorrow, laughter or some physical thing like smoke.

              If one looks at the eyes to test sincerity, one has seen the smile on their lips first. What if they have sunglasses on ?

              Naive ? Do you really know the meaning of this word ?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  August 15, 2017

              What if they are blind or don’t have eyes at all ?

  5. A very interesting series of stories on Partition for those interested in India and Pakistan

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/partition_a_country_divided_and_its_70_year_legacy

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  6. sorethumb

     /  August 14, 2017

    I thought I’d wander down the road to The Standard, but then thought, “nah…”. Them are like a house where they couple inside are always shouting at each other.

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  August 14, 2017

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  8. lurcher1948

     /  August 14, 2017

    Stand for the POTUS our he will order you bashed

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  August 14, 2017

      How peaceful and non-confrontational his face and body language are-I don’t think.

      White House ‘spox’ are falling over themselves to explain that what he really meant was…..

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  9. lurcher1948

     /  August 14, 2017

    Get to know the leader of the free world,sad really how rubbish rules, https://youtu.be/bTz7DlhlZiE

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    • Corky

       /  August 14, 2017

      Pace yourself, Lurchy. Your mouth gets ahead of your brain which gets ahead of your Ancient Amphibian.impulses. I know things can be confusing. But if you don’t post you wont get confused.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  August 14, 2017

        Corky the blog knows your views, im just posting visions and the views of your hero, donald trump, the president who said”i could go outside and shoot someone and still get elected” and this fat f**k POTUS could have my grandkids killed in a nuke war and you could justify it.

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  10. lurcher1948

     /  August 14, 2017

    Donald trump POTUS joined at the hip with the KKK, probably an honorable grand wizard anyway donald is an old school racist installed in his head by his racist father, RACISTs stay RACISTs all the time left in his short life.

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    • Joe Bloggs

       /  August 14, 2017

      Fun Facts:
      May 29, 1927 – Fred Trump, little donnie’s father, was arrested for failing to disperse at a KKK rally in Queens

      So why no hoods and capes at Charlottesville? There’s no fear of retaliation when a racist like-father-like-son commander-in-chief won’t even call them out for the despicable scum they are.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  August 14, 2017

        Racists of any skin colour can change-but they have to know that they are racists, so I imagine that there few who do.I once saw an ex-KKK leader who changed when her son married a black girl.

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