Open Forum – Wednesday

16 August 2017

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  1. lurcher1948

     /  August 16, 2017

    When Barnaby Joyces father moved to australia he raised the IQ of both countries,with special thanks to Robert Muldoon

    • Gezza

       /  August 16, 2017

      What other country has its citizens loudly proclaim their identity & presence anywhere with “Oi! Oi! Oi! ?

      Roughly translated, it seems to mean “the yobbos are here, break out the Fosters!”

      • NOEL

         /  August 16, 2017

        Better to have put “VB”. When I was seconded to an Australian unit for a year even they were quick to use Fosters for barter rather than drinking.

  2. Patzcuaro

     /  August 16, 2017

    It seems hate speech is alive in West Auckland as “Baptist” pastor rails against gays and women leaders.

    • lurcher1948

       /  August 16, 2017

      He would preach”Vote Donald Trump” if he lived in the USA

  3. lurcher1948

     /  August 16, 2017

    Does anyone remember when NZ looked up to the USA or followed them into war…sad