Open Forum – Sunday

10 September 2017

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38 Comments

  1. Corky

     /  September 10, 2017

    Happened upon Jack Tame talking to a travel correspondent regarding travel tips and the best places to see when you visit Europe. I found these suggestions so funny I’m surprised no one has parodied them. The interview boiled down to what I said yesterday: ‘if you don’t perceive a problem you don’t need a solution.’ These guys are worse. They offer solutions for the effects triggered by the one problem that should be tackled first.

    Anyway, here are these gems of travel tips….and no, I haven’t made these up.

    1- Stay away from crowded areas.
    2- Always wear comfortable shoes in case you need to move quickly.
    3-If in a congested pedestrian area, move to the sides of the crowd.
    4- Ditto when walking along a street.
    5- Always walk towards traffic.
    6- Take your own door stop as added security for your room.
    7- Check all escape routes in your hotel or area you are in.
    8- Be wary in London.
    9- There are safer places to visit in Europe, like Ireland. What a joke. They still hate each other in Northern Ireland .
    10- Practice situational awareness. Now that is a good suggestion for all travellers. But the previous tips were pointedly aimed as a response to Muslim terrorism.

    The interview ended with a suggestion of ‘not becoming paranoid.’ ‘ Life is for Living. Don’t let this stuff scare you.’ Yeah, well, I disagree, Sure, the odds are way in your favour of coming home safely. But when you have an enemy living in your street, who sometimes smiles at you, then runs you over the next day… well. I reckon you should be paranoid.

    More innocent Westerners will be dead before Xmas. I wonder if they were paranoid?

    For those, like Kitty, who still don’t get it. This guy can help you out.

    • MaureenW

       /  September 10, 2017

      Can’t fault anything he says

      • Gezza

         /  September 10, 2017

        Nope. Couple of minor punctuation issues, but too small to mention. Content’s all good. 👍🏼☘

    • Corky

       /  September 10, 2017

      Remebered another tip:

      11- Do not wear headphones. They, believe it or not, negate your ability to hear sounds around you. It’s reported may people not wearing headphones had a split second notice of an impending attack because they heard a revving engine and screeching tyres.

      • Gezza

         /  September 10, 2017

        How did april people not wearing headphones fare, Corks?
        Any improvement?

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  September 10, 2017

          What a prat that old man is-whoever he is. He certainly believes in generalisation, doesn’t he ? Does he realise that the refugees are fleeing ISIS ? Has he heard that the Mayor of London is Muslim ? Does he think that he is a terrorist, rapist and criminal ? Does he think that Barack Obama’s family are ?

          What rubbish that it’s always been safe before for women and girls to go out alone ? Dream on. When was this ?

          He is talking rubbish. The terrorists are a small minority.Does he thnk that nutters like the Westboro Baptists are representative of Christianity ?

          He hasn’t heard that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Unless he’s parodying the sort of paranoia that some people resort to when they spread their views ?

          Doesn’t he ramble on….blah, blah, blah……

          Does he know that the IRA killed more people in the UK than ISIs extremists have ?

          What a bore he is.

          • Gezza

             /  September 10, 2017

            Would you like me to try & find out his email address for you?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  September 10, 2017

              No, thank you. He’s an opinionated bore . He’s an Olympic standard bore. He’s a bigot and bigots are generally droning bores. He could bore for England. There are enough bores and bigots around without giving this one any more oxygen than he’s had already. He makes our own Auntie Winnie look open-minded.

      • Corky

         /  September 10, 2017

        Oh, I forgot this. The Mayor of London calling moderate Muslims Uncle Toms. Yes, it was a freudian slip, but how quickly some of the more ignorant among us forget because a Muslim acts like us doesn’t mean he thinks like us, or even likes us.

        http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3572866/Sadiq-Khan-issues-grovelling-apology-video-shows-using-Uncle-Toms-slur-against-moderate-Muslims.html

        Ah, it’s that little thing called taqiyya..What that honestly boils down to is you cannot trust Muslims in the west.

        Here is Taqiyya explained in simple terms for those who can’t get their heads around the concept..

  2. lurcher1948

     /  September 10, 2017

    Wow one of nationals legacy, when they are swept into the dustbinof history is hungry children.Our saint Jacinda will ensure children will go to schools with food inside them and not have to rely on https://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjHn_GymZnWAhXIgbwKHVShBIEQFgg8MAc&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.stuff.co.nz%2Fbusiness%2Fbetter-business%2F82108968%2FEat-My-Lunch-help-feed-hungry-children&usg=AFQjCNHPftm2s_t1zl5DWQQwcnAB0Pk1OQ
    one tick RED one tick BLACK

  3. Blazer

     /  September 10, 2017

    Steven Joyces inspiration…

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  September 10, 2017

      How many Americans will die in mass killings by Americans before Christmas ?

      Reasonable precautions are all right, paranoid terror that one is in danger every minute is absurd-better not to go abroad if one is going to be looking over one’s shoulder every minute.

      Who doesn’t wear comfortable shoes on an overseas holiday anyway ? The last thing that one wants is sore feet when one is sight-seeing.

      People in NZ have been killed because headphones meant that they didn’t hear trains coming (or so it would seem from the fact that they kept walking) I saw two tarps by the railway line, each of which covered half of the body of a girl who crossed the line and was hit and cut in two. A friend was less lucky and saw the body. Headphones can be lethal. They are the mugger’s best friend.

      • Gezza

         /  September 10, 2017

        Gonna take a punt here & guess that this little gem went in to the wrong place, Kitty? 😳

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  September 11, 2017

          It did, but it was nothing that I did. It didn’t go where it was supposed to, then suddenly
          appeared here. Why ???

          • Gezza

             /  September 11, 2017

            The explanation would take a while. There’s a couple of possible scenarios that could cause this phenomenon, but as it will likely happen again from time to time I believe the simplest answer I can give you would be to just call it a cock up on the posting front & leave it at that, because sometimes it even happens to moi.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  September 11, 2017

              I have seen it happen to other people, often with very funny results.

    • Corky

       /  September 10, 2017

      Maybe some whom are taking a gamble on the election outcome. Selling down assets will start in earnest should Jacinda be elected. We are talking big money leaving the country.

      And when those global financial institutes we shouldn’t really take notice of, but do, start writing up or economic performance, it will be a shocker. References will be made about a former rock star economy. Comparison will be made to Greece and Venezuela. People will ask how did things go downhill so fast?

      Luckily for us on this blog, we have you Blazer, to explain to the middle class in particular, why they are having to sell up and down size to poorer neighbourhoods full of riff-raff.

      ps- Lefties used a similar cartoon last time. How did that work out?

      • Blazer

         /  September 10, 2017

        ‘We are talking big money leaving the country.’…hot’ money comes and goes…there is no shortage of ‘money’ these days…and NZ For Sale sign is still..out.

        • Corky

           /  September 10, 2017

          What you have no idea of is the service industry looking after that money and the interests of wealthy folk in New Zealand.

          With Key gone there will be a similar situation for Jacinda to that of the Whaler..she will be cut off from the ‘ right people’

          Watch…this..space.

          Of course, all the above is predicated on Labour winning. That is still far from certain at the moment.

          • Gezza

             /  September 10, 2017

            Imo it will all come down to ONE missing vote. 🎲 And Labour’s Chardonnay Socialists will win the day 🍾 💃🏼 ❗️🏡

            All because one particular chap didn’t vote for the Blue Crew … & for a stupid bloody reason! 😠

            But I could be wrong, I suppose, 🤔

  4. lurcher1948

     /  September 10, 2017

    Over on kiwiblog all the slum landlords are threatening to sell up, its like cutting your nose off to spite your face.

    • Corky

       /  September 10, 2017

      Slum landlords don’t waste their lives posting at a blog few know about.

    • David

       /  September 10, 2017

      Why would a slum landlord care about law changes? They don’t care about the current laws, and new laws simply create a greater demand for their product.

  5. lurcher1948

     /  September 10, 2017

    WOW there are other bright people like me posting how the future is…..
    wiseowl

    Just shows up the terrible voting system we have.
    MMP sucks and those who try and manipulate the voters suck more.
    If I was in Ohariu I would give vote to Labour candidate and Party vote NZ First.

    • patupaiarehe

       /  September 10, 2017

      Hopefully others in Tauranga do the same Lurch, and boot out ‘Brylcreem Bridges’, the village idiot…

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  September 10, 2017

        Auntie Winnie’s latest scheme-tarting up the gold card-sounds like the maunderings of someone who’s lost touch with reality. Most people have debit/eftpos cards already (my thanks to the bank officer who suggested that I scrap my Mastercard and change my Go account to debit). The cost of the scheme would be huge and would achieve nothing. I suspect that his groupies would cheer anything that he said. He must be getting desperate and so must they.

        • Blazer

           /  September 11, 2017

          if you needed a bank officer to suggest that..I suggest you confine your comments to English literature and grammar and spelling.

    • Gezza

       /  September 10, 2017

      Most people who vote for NZF can’t remember who they voted for 5 minutes after they’ve the left the booth the Rest Home Van took them to, imo.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  September 11, 2017

        Blazer’s blazing on, his wit
        Is not enough to pick a nit,
        And yet he tries so hard, it’s sad
        To see the failure rate’s so bad.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  September 11, 2017

        What has 100 feet and no teeth ?

  6. Kitty Catkin

     /  September 10, 2017

    Heavens, what weather-really ferocious strong winds- some wood was being blown against my shed and had me running around frantically looking for the cause of the crashing noises, it sounded like something major . Thunder, one lot accompanied by a power cut-brilliant sunshine-rain peeing down-we had some of everything, even a little hail to liven up the proceedings. Now the house is full of brilliant sunlight again-no wind-no nothing but lovely warm sun. For now.

    • Gezza

       /  September 10, 2017

      If you want better weather it seems you need to party vote Labour or Green, from what I’m hearing. 😳

      • Corky

         /  September 10, 2017

        Global warming? The hucksters changed that to Climate Change to better represent the bs their scam involves. But don’t you worry, Jacinda is going to take money off you to pay for this fake news. Nows the time to start checking what you will need to cut back on.

        Personally, I would keep the cheese and cut back on the crackers. That way you will still get your protein. And, as a Xmas treat, you may be able to afford some chutney.

        • Corky

           /  September 10, 2017

          That was meant for Lurchy, one floor down.

          • Gezza

             /  September 10, 2017

            😳 Well don’t just fkn leave it there! It’s bloody rubbish! 😕

            Send some ***t up to pick it up & take it away! 😡

            Christ! Whatever’s happened to the bloody neighbourhood?! 🙄 😠

  7. lurcher1948

     /  September 10, 2017

    Potus trump, how is the war against global warming going, in the USA, YOU MUST BE TIRED OF WINNING so much winning, how is the FIRES FLOODING and INCOMING HURRICANE affecting the USA i know FAKE NEWS nothing to see here move along