Open Forum – Monday

18 September 2017

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22 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  September 18, 2017

    Come on Mikey ask Bill some hard questions this chitchat sounds like 2 OLD farts having a chat over a jug of beer.

  2. Corky

     /  September 18, 2017

    Watched a quizz programme the other night. A contestant- a nurse with 40 years experience, 10 as a matron, was asked the following question.

    Host- What vitamin does the human body produce when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun?

    Contestant- Hmm, pass.

    Yep, and some people give me a hard time for my weird pronouncements on health and supplements.

    Kitty was recently talking about Buccaline Berna , now mostly know as Buccaline, to remove any negative product connotations. Buccaline is an oral vaccine used mainly to treat or stop bacterial complications from flu. It makes no claims of being an anti-flu vaccine. Yet, people who use it rarely get the flu. Maybe that’s why at on stage it came close to being banned.

    Similar is happening in the retail gardening sector. Neem oil and pellets are making inroads into chemical company profits, so sale reps have been trying to scare garden centres into believing Neem is a possible toxic cancer causing product. Thankfully a legal letter stopped that and folk can still buy Neem, a safe product that bugs and whitefly hate. And a product that wont cause cancer, shut your liver and kidneys down, or change an unborn babies chromosomes.

    Yep, I have no problem being considered weird.

  3. Corky

     /  September 18, 2017

    Mikey must still be crook. He was giving Bill a hard time over the Saudi Sheep Deal.

    • lurcher1948

       /  September 18, 2017

      We had a MP lying to parliament over the saudi sheep deal, national no surprises there…

  4. Corky

     /  September 18, 2017

    I see Jacinda has turned down Leighton Smith for an interview that had been scheduled for some time. A talkback caller said Jacinda also refused to meet with a group of farmers.

    Leighton called it ”chickening out.” Meanwhile Bill gets a hard time from Mikey. But then that is the Rightie way. Face things head on without resorting to ‘ cheating.’

  5. Corky

     /  September 18, 2017

    Proof the Left are dangerous.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11923386

    I have one of these devices, When customs asked me what it was a said it was an ioniser for health benefits. The officers look at each other smugly ( boom boom).

    Anyway- Infra sound can kill you outright. The Nazis perfected a sonic cannon.

    Mine is fairly benign. Come within its radius- 80 meters- and you will become nauseous. Next come disorientation and losing bowel control. A little like listening to Jacinda. Great for dogs, cats and humans.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  September 18, 2017

      Why on earth do you want anyone within 80 metres (I assume that you meant the measurement, not a measuring device) to become nauseated, disoriented and incontinent ? I hope that you have a warning and/or live on a large section.

  6. lurcher1948

     /  September 18, 2017

    Farrars sounding desperate over on his echo chamber ,its getting to”my dads bigger than your dad” over there and i think being a teacher is a job Mr Farrar is yours a REAL job??
    Jacinda Ardern – nil private sector experience. Worked in Parliament, UK Government and a US union. Did once demonstrate cookware at Farmers though.
    Kelvin Davis – nil private sector experience. Worked as a teacher or for Ministry of Education.
    Andrew Little – nil private sector experience. Worked in student politics then unions.
    Grant Robertson – nil private sector experience. Worked in student politics then MFAT and Otago University
    Phil Twyford – worked as a journalist for the Auckland Star and a promoter for Book Month so the first Labour MP to have some private sector experience. Otherwise worked for Oxfam, including as a lobbyist in DC for them.
    Megan Woods – has been a copywriter for a private business, and did business development for a CRI.
    Chris Hipkins – nil private sector experience – student politics, an Industry Training Organisation (Govt funded) and Parliament
    Carmel Sepuloni – nil private sector experience – teaching, NGOs and university
    David Clark – nil private sector experience – Treasury, church and Selwyn College
    So the total private sector for profit work experience of the nine most senior Labour MPs is basically as a journalist on a community newspaer and a copywriter for a business. That’s it. Think about that. None of them have ever paid PAYE, or really been in a job where a failure to keep customers happy means you are out of a job.

    Now compare that to the top nine for National.

    Bill English – farming when young (but on family farm, not his own)
    Paula Bennett – worked as a recruitment consultant
    Steven Joyce – set up his own company when almost a teenager and turned it into Mediaworks
    Gerry Brownlee – carpenter
    Simon Bridges – lawyer
    Amy Adams – farmer and lawyer
    Jonathan Coleman – General Practitioner and business consultant
    Chris FInlayson – lawyer
    Michael Woodhouse – private hospitals CEO

    lots of polluting farmers and lawyers (we wont go there)

  7. duperez

     /  September 18, 2017

    It’s going to be an even more desperate week than usual on Kiwiblog with any angle thrown up to create doubt.
    While Murray McCully’s not going to be in the next government, I wonder what qualifications he had to be where he was and do what he did.
    Farrar’s own background of employing people and having those other worthy experiences he mentions may have stood him in good stead. For all those though he shows deep incapabilities.

    Any chance of a headline article there this week about the revelations from last week about McCully’s behaviour?

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  September 18, 2017

      I hope not; stale news.

      • lurcher1948

         /  September 18, 2017

        yes giving away millions Is stale news as is bagging Israel,i hope none of our bribe/koha/grease a muslims palm didn’t go towards the givers’ retirement

      • Patzcuaro

         /  September 18, 2017

        The 2 years to get an OIA request is the current news.

  8. lurcher1948

     /  September 18, 2017

    Pee and poo in the rivers farmers as ACT knows how farmers are ruining New Zealand …
    “ACT will support rural New Zealanders by cutting company and personal tax rates, and we’ll give farmers the freedom to run their farms in the way they know best, by cutting red tape. We’ll start with the Resource Management Act.”
    GOD FORBID,shit sprayed on pastures, overstocking,bad animal practices,mass importation of asian slave workers good one ACT a party who cannot win a seat under their own efforts 0.06% just fade away

    • duperez

       /  September 18, 2017

      There’s a certain beauty in farmers being rid of the RMA and controls on what they can do being dependent on the voters of Epsom.

  9. lurcher1948

     /  September 18, 2017

    The voice of national FARRAR an old man being keep awake by his first child hell my sons 40 and im only 18 years older than Farrar but going on the feral farmers wanted a meeting meaning RANT taxinda but no polies could talk remember polluting farmers the arse you kick will be the arse you have to lick,i would remember ARS* Ho*es
    About 600 turned up for the lively rally beside the giant ‘Mega Cow’ statue in Morrinsville – politicians were not allowed to speak but Peters hijacked the stage at the end as the rain started to tip down.

    As he held court standing in the rain under the cow – warning them to be just as dubious of National as Labour when it came to water “because they’re just as bad as each other – the crowd started to jeer and heckle at him.

    Afterwards Scott Smyth bailed him up about whether Peters would allow the proposed water taxes to go ahead if in coalition with Labour. Peters would not answer and other farmers pitched in demanding to know who he was going to go with.

    Afterward Smyth said Peters was “buggering” his chances for Saturday’s election by not saying if he would demand Labour removed the water taxes from the table if he was in Government with them.

    A wonderful backfire for Winston. He’s reminded everyone there and everyone watching that votin for him might be voting for a water tax and all the other extra taxes Labour plans for the rural secto

    • duperez

       /  September 18, 2017

      Strange appearance by Peters. He underestimated Silly Season and hysteria. For all the talk of crowds turning out to see Ardern and people being there not knowing what she’s on about, are the crowds at other events any more rational? Being a 45 year Waikato farmer undoubtedly gives one the experience of a 45 year old Waikato farmer but does it bestow any other special quality of making one right or wrong? As compared to a 45 year old mum in a mall?

  10. Patzcuaro

     /  September 18, 2017

    Is this proof that Key is right and Auckland house prices have peaked.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11923631

    Combined auction profits by season
    Season 1 (2012) $232k
    Season 2 (2013) $299k
    Season 3 (2014) $445k
    Season 4 (2015) $633k
    Season 5 (2016) $981k
    Season 6 (2017) $ 65k

    • Corky

       /  September 18, 2017

      Matty Hooten seems to think so. Boy, will that leave Labour with some explaining to do. They believe the market needs government intervention to right itself. The thought of a market finding its own level is an anathema to them.

  11. lurcher1948

     /  September 18, 2017

    BILL BILL its great to have a surplus a Big surplus but infrastructure is COLLAPSING so you are a useless X minister of finance, you HAVE RUN THE COUNTRY DOWN… PS want to talk to airline passengers about jet fuel and illegal swamp kauri extraction