Open Forum – Saturday

9 September 2017

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29 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  September 9, 2017

    When Parliament resumes post-election let’s hope the new Speaker gets off their butt and organises real-time audio or on-screen English translation of Maori spoken by Hon Maori & other Maori-speaking members for Freeview’s Parliament TV Channel.

    Al jazeera does this with instant live broadcasts from anywhere. Hon Members all have ear-pieces through which they receive real-time English translations. Surely to God it’s easily within the technical competence of somebody in Parliament’s broadcaster? 🙄

    All votes, up or or down, will be taken as expressions of strong support. 👍🏼☘
    That is all.
    Chocks away!
    Sir Gerald.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  September 9, 2017

      It really is waste of time and showing off that one can speak Maori when everyone speaks English.

      Two Maori friends-one a kaumatua with a lot of grandchildren, one a member of the Health Board or whatever it’s called-were not at all impressed when I told them that the only posters I had seen in the hospital were Maori only.Their reactions were the same-that the issue was too important for PC, as it could cost lives.

      • Gezza

         /  September 9, 2017

        Absolute disgrace when a multi-linguist can’t speak & understand the native language of the very country they live in. 😠

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  September 9, 2017

          There are times when it is not appropriate to assume that even Maori people know enough of it to understand a poster about the symptoms and dangers of meningitis-the reaction of the two men, both of whom are fluent, shows this.

          Ms Turei singing a longgggg song translated into it….spare me.

  2. Patzcuaro

     /  September 9, 2017

    Sometimes ignorance is bliss

    • Gezza

       /  September 9, 2017

      I of course defer to your greater experience.
      Jolly Good
      Bangers & Mash
      Sir Gerald.

  3. Corky

     /  September 9, 2017

    Here’s proof New Zealanders are as thick as bat crap.

    Two graphs: One graph asking about the most important issues facing New Zealand has New Zealanders concern about War and Terrorism at 0%

    The other graph asking about the most important issues facing the world has War and Terrorism as the leading concern.

    On the face of it that seems a logical result. We have no ( known) enemies. We have had no terrorist related incidents. We are not in imminent danger of military attack, and our borders are under no threat apart from a few rusty ships illegally fishing.

    So why aren’t New Zealanders asking themselves….how did terrorism become the scourge of countries around the world, especially Western countries? DUH!!

    What I find unsavoury about these findings is terrorism will become a major concern for New Zealander after we suffer our first terrorist attack.

    I can see the kneejerk reaction now: parents keeping kids away from school, politicians pontificating about what they’ll do, media telling us Islam is a religion of piece. Candlelight vigils. People hugging Muslims, racist hate groups bashing the innocent.

    None of this need happen. The solution is so simple. But when you don’t perceive a problem, you don’t need a solution.

    Post on this here: https://yournz.org/2017/09/09/most-important-problems-facing-new-zealand/

    • Gezza

       /  September 9, 2017

      What’s the solution Corks?
      And how would it be implemented?

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  September 9, 2017

        What is the PROBLEM ?

        What’s a religion of piece ?

        Why can’t Corks see that extremists from all religions distort it ?

        We don’t need a solution when there is no problem.

    • Corky

       /  September 9, 2017

      ”Small things amuse small minds”

      Doris Lessing

      • Gezza

         /  September 9, 2017

        “Great mines sink alike”

        Sir Gerald Ormsby Battersea Bradders

  4. lurcher1948

     /  September 9, 2017

    $12000000 is a dear BRIBE to get Nathan Guy back into Wanganui just saying spend it on a new roof over Westpac stadium Bill if you are spreading the bribes around.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  September 9, 2017

      Someone else with no idea of how politics work.

  5. lurcher1948

     /  September 9, 2017

    • Gezza

       /  September 9, 2017

      😳

      Thanks for that. Very helpful. ☘ 👍🏼

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  September 9, 2017

        Isn’t it ? It’s really made my day, reading that.

        • lurcher1948

           /  September 9, 2017

          Like me it was good Kitty sorry you couldn’t enjoy.

  6. lurcher1948

     /  September 9, 2017

    Im enjoying these

    • Gezza

       /  September 9, 2017

      Why not show them to RED, instead of us? 🤔

      • lurcher1948

         /  September 9, 2017

        STUPID SITE, and they are left wing sorry folks i will move on.SIGH

        • Corky

           /  September 9, 2017

          Here’s something to cheer you up, son. Richard Branson’s private island has been devastated by the cyclones. Nothing like seeing a rich prick get his dues, eh, Lurchy.

        • Gezza

           /  September 9, 2017

          👍🏼

      • lurcher1948

         /  September 9, 2017

        SORRY ASK RED

  7. Corky

     /  September 9, 2017

    Oh, no. Maori language week. starting Monday. That means a lot of Pakeha presenters mangling the Maori language as they offer a token gesture in favour of Te Reo. It’s a real cringe. I feel so embarrassed for them. Thankfully they don’t feel embarrassed about their performances. I wonder if they are forced into speaking Te Reo?

    • Gezza

       /  September 9, 2017

      Key Owrah, ee hoer 👍🏾

    • Gezza

       /  September 9, 2017

      Probably not Corks. You never learn any language until you give it a go. 👍🏼👍🏾
      Even Liz & Phil & the rest of the Royal Whanau give it a bash when they rock on up for a tour. Boris even gave it his best shot. 😬

  8. lurcher1948

     /  September 9, 2017

    https://youtu.be/Y8R-zl7SDUU one for the lonely her