Open Forum – Sunday

17 September 2017

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  1. chrism56

     /  September 17, 2017

    The first sentence in an article on Stuff says:
    “Jacinda Ardern says buying a $1 million home has helped her understand those who are battling to get on the property ladder.”
    Is that patronising or just naïve?

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  2. When you take out the “heart vs head” fluffery, John Roughness makes some interesting points.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11922597

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    • Must remember to proofread. John Roughan.

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    • phantom snowflake

       /  September 17, 2017

      NO. John Roughan’s “interesting points” are: “I’ve always supported National.” “I continue to support National.” “Oh God, even though Labour finally have a leader who is interesting and relatable, I just can’t change the habit of a lifetime.”

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  3. In all this to-ing and fro-ing over tax or not, borrow or borrow more, surplus or deficit, and normal everyday infrastructure improvements being announced as election bribes… have I missed it, or has no-one yet talked about reducing Government bureaucracy and waste?

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  4. Corky

     /  September 17, 2017

    Yesterday I ”banged on”, as Pete would say, about the latest terrorist attack. Surprise of surprises. I have for the first time, actually heard mainstream commentators echoing my sentiments. Ryan Bridges ( Radiolive) blasted Sadiq Khan for his tiresome platitudes. The English reporter Bridges was interviewing said peoples way of life had change. They now double guessed anyone carrying a large parcel..and they are becoming ‘very tired’ of these continued attacks, and continued platitudes.

    Its great that people are waking up…but the next step is the hardest. There is only one logical conclusion they can come to…and to voice that may mean the end of their careers. It will definitely guarantee a social media hate campaign.

    The truth of the matter is politicians don’t know what to do. They had been warned from 2007 on, that Muslims were going to be a major problem. They decided to ignore that warning thereby sending some of their fellow countrymen to their deaths.

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    • The infidels have been told by the Muslim Mayor of London that this must be accepted as the “new normal”, and he should know. And anyway, it is nothing to do with Islam, just a few deluded ‘lone wolves’ left over from ISIS, which has just been defeated you know. A teddy bear and some pink candles will quickly resolve it, so all move along.

      Well, as I posted the other day on Blazing Catfur, the problem is not ISIS anyway, it is the collective consciousness of Islam. ALL its Muslim serfs are programmed from birth to hate Westerners, and while some implement that through violence, most just shuffle about the streets hating inside while collecting welfare, demanding privileges, clogging streets with their backsides, charging innocent people with ‘hate crimes’, calling for Shariah Law, and insinuating themselves into positions of power in readiness.

      That ‘passive majority’, relentlessly spreading itself through Western society like a quiescent cancer, is hugely more dangerous than a few witless, inbred morons blowing up their handbags on a train. Some might even say that the real purpose of the latter is to deflect attention from the former.

      “Why are millions of Muslims risking all to come to a society that they hate with such passion?” rang a particularly stupid headline recently. “Why did dozens of Greeks sit sweltering in a hot wooden horse all day so they could get into Troy?” one might equally well ask. Apparently some old guy on the beach told the citizens it was a trap and they should set fire to it, but he was immediately arrested for a ‘hate crime’.

      I think the people will quite soon reach the point at which they realise that they have nothing to lose by revolting, as they will have pretty much lost everything anyway. They will throw out their current leaders – who are too stupid, cowardly, or bribed to care about them – and appoint a hardman, one who will openly address the fact that Islam is destroying their civilisation, and will promise to deal with it. The dealing will not be pretty.

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      • phantom snowflake

         /  September 17, 2017

        You’ve just used the word “hate” or “hating” 5 times. Pretty obvious where you’re coming from I would say…

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        • That’s almost as many times as “and”. I really should use a grammar checker, and perhaps utilise synonyms more.

          On reflection I don’t think there are any suitable synonyms for the context. One of the instances was in a quote from elsewhere anyway, and two were coupled with “crime” in single quotes, specifically to imply what single quotes are intended to imply. Note also ‘passive majority’. And I’m sure I counted a full 22 commas. That might need addressing, Oxford or no.

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  5. chrism56

     /  September 17, 2017

    The win last night has probably given Bill a few more points
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11923175
    Why was Jacinda there? She isn’t known for any rugby support at all. Or was this another Helen Clark speeding to an All Black test moment?

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    • Blazer

       /  September 17, 2017

      did Bill do a Key and rush into the changing rooms with a …beer?Has he got an AB jersey to pose in…yet?

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      • Corky

         /  September 17, 2017

        No, he was to busy being lauded on the North Shore. Not a place to come out of the closet and say ” Hey dudes, guess what? I’m a Leftie.”

        Have you noticed the strong immigrant support National has, Blazer? Why do you think that is?

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        • Blazer

           /  September 17, 2017

          I see Bill English has confirmed the Brightline test is in fact a CGT in an interview today with Jonathan Milne.New immigrants usually support the incumbent govt.

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          • Corky

             /  September 17, 2017

            No, new immigrants support hard work and thrift…something National used to stand for.

            ps- I see National are doing better then expected in Northland. Even if they don’t win, they could split the vote.

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        • lurcher1948

           /  September 17, 2017

          Getting to buy our country cheap THATS WHY.Hell under bill you only have to step on the tarmac and you are a kiwi.

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  6. lurcher1948

     /  September 17, 2017

    Could be an expensive day for this person…
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11923227

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  September 17, 2017

    When true inner feelings are exposed…
    Matthew Hooton‏
    @MatthewHootonNZ
    Follow
    More
    Replying to @_hehir_ @nzlabour @NZGreens
    Voters that retarded are definitely @nzlabour or @nzgreens supporters
    not a nice person abusing handicaped people in NZ i say sack him

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    • Corky

       /  September 17, 2017

      The truth always hurts, Lurchy. Accept it with equanimity. Look upon this more as a ‘gift of understanding.’

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  8. lurcher1948

     /  September 17, 2017

    Careers are made and stuffed saying the wrong thing…you get pigeonholed and side lined…just saying

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