Open Forum – Friday

6 October 2017

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27 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  October 6, 2017

    YNZ POSTER SURVEY
    Upticks & Downticks will be aggregrated for totals.

    Which are you?

  2. Coky

     /  October 6, 2017

    I didn’t change my license over when they became digital. I knew down the track such information may be inappropriately used or suffer from bureaucrat creep. Seems like I may be right, Again this is happening because of Islam.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-04/pm-calls-for-national-database-of-drivers-licence-photos/9014098

    • That’s two comments in a row that went into moderation because you mispelled your name.

    • Corky

       /  October 6, 2017

      Just seen TV1 news. These measures go further than I realised. Basically Australia is on the way to being a police state. And people wonder why I have a problem with Muslims.

  3. Corky

     /  October 6, 2017

    A few years back two school girls did an experiment by placing germinating seeds near a wi -fi router. The seeds germinated then died. The experiment received wide spread coverage and a host of scepticism from many quarters. That these were school kids doing an experiment was lost on professional sceptics and scientists.

    Circa 2017, and I have two extremely rare papaya plants growing from seed that came from parent plants found only in a valley, at altitude, in the Ecuadorian highlands.

    Without thought I placed one plant between my wi-fi router and a window. I have to turn the plants around intermittently to stop them growing crooked as they reach for the light.

    The thing is, the plant between the router and the window isn’t reaching for the light, it is turning sideways at a 45% angle. The leaves nearest the router are browning and dying.

    The freaky thing is my wi-fi is only put on for family and guests who need to use it. The rest of the time it is off.

    The other plant in the room is completely normal.

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/sifting-the-evidence/2013/dec/17/wi-fi-wireless-routers-plants

  4. NOEL

     /  October 6, 2017

    Wonder what would happen if the plant was next to Trumps router?

    • Corky

       /  October 6, 2017

      For security reasons the President doesn’t have a router.

      • Gezza

         /  October 6, 2017

        Yes he does. He’s married.

        • Gezza

           /  October 6, 2017

          🤔 Can I just check – how are you pronouncing “router”?

  5. unitedtribes2

     /  October 6, 2017

    Waiheke is starting to get overrun by rabbits again. Is this happening elsewhere also. May need to fit a bump stop to the Winchester

    • Gezza

       /  October 6, 2017

      Speaking of which, according to Aljazeera tv news at 6 am US Speaker Paul Ryan was indicating that measures may now be taken by Congress to ban (or it might have been restrict) sales of bump stocks, and legislation the Republicans intended to pass to make it easier for American gun nuts & God knows who else to purchase silencers may now be put on hold because this is ‘not the right time’.

    • Gezza

       /  October 6, 2017

      That has to be one of the shoddiest, worst-put-together, pieces of journalism I’ve seen yet.
      Sets new lows.

      What’s “ironic” about this article?

  6. lurcher1948

     /  October 6, 2017

    The moron POTUS is striking again soon.Why sign any deal or treaty with the USA when the moran trump defaults??? MAKING THE USA THE LAUGHING STOCK OF THE WORLD.
    https://t.co/a8yz1B0UaI

  7. Corky

     /  October 6, 2017

    Looks like racial intolerance was at the bottom of this shooting. And not a white man in sight.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11930244

    • Gezza

       /  October 6, 2017

      Bloody gangs. They’re a curse on society. Tongans & Samoans are both polynesians so it doesn’t sound like it was racial intolerance. Maybe more ethnically or culturally prejudiced, but given the apparent youth and the particular gang of the scroats involved it’s just as likely they were looking for anyone to attack & that the victims ethnicity was just a convenient excuse.

      Where does it say no white men were in sight? How do we know there were none who might have seen it?

      • Gezza

         /  October 6, 2017

        In fact, why do you even mention that? What’s that got to do with anything?

  8. Corky

     /  October 6, 2017

    The madness Island gangs bring to the rest of the world. And in Utah of all places. Polynesian violence is nothing new to New Zealand , I just didn’t realise how perverse it is worldwide. It’s almost like a negative brown colonial narrative, as opposed to a white one.

    http://www.good4utah.com/good4utah/police-claim-violent-utah-tongan-crip-gang-professed-to-be-men-of-faith/209137055

    • Gezza

       /  October 6, 2017

      Where do you place, say, Italians in your ethnic/skin colour/cultural view of the world Corks?

  9. Alan Wilkinson

     /  October 6, 2017

    Arctic sea ice – analysing the patterns and cycles:
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/10/05/arctic-ice-natural-variability/

    I do believe we are entering a period of Arctic sea ice stabilization, and even expansion, that should last until around 2042, and this is a prediction in stark contrast with IPCC’s ice models that see an end to summer Arctic sea ice by 2040-2080 for most scenarios and near constant decline until then.

    High sea ice variability could produce some ice-free summers around 2075, but the conditions for the existence of summer Arctic sea ice are likely to remain for the foreseeable future. By 2100, atmospheric CO2 levels are expected to stabilize in the more credible RCP 4.5 scenario, and the millennial cycle is expected to change phase, so there won’t be a net negative ice driver. From then on, Arctic sea ice should start growing for many centuries to come.

  10. Corky

     /  October 6, 2017

    Talking of Island culture, this gay teacher got to experience that first hand. Kudos for her honesty. Quote: “My whole life was this beautiful liberal bubble.”

    I have always said liberal bureaucrats should be forced to live in South Auckland for 6 months.That way maybe they’d reconsider how they run our country based on ideals that come from their ”beautiful liberal bubble.”

    If liberals could mount that hurdle, then tackling immigration would proceed smoothly with a new understanding. Hell, so-called racists like me would cease to exist. Our views would be mainstream.

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/10/337622/

    • Gezza

       /  October 6, 2017

      Is that where you live Corks?

      • Gezza

         /  October 6, 2017

        I ask because I’ve been getting the impression from someof your posts that maybe you lived somewhere in or near the Ureweras?

  11. Conspiratoor

     /  October 6, 2017

    Heart rate 170bpm for 6.5 hours. Is there anything like Bathhurst?