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17 October 2017

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  1. lurcher1948

     /  October 17, 2017

    The moron POTUS Trump tweets about Clinton but NOT ONE WORD of the fires in California, the moron is a total fool but he did get to meet the president of the Virgin Islands…

  2. lurcher1948

     /  October 17, 2017

    Let’s see if the moron POTUS can sort this out….
    https://www.juancole.com/2017/10/absence-leadership-between.html

  3. Corky

     /  October 17, 2017

    This is what I meant in a recent post about endemic problems within Maoridom and why I have l little time for Maori culture, especially Maori spokespeople bs’ing on TV when I sometimes know what’s happening behind the scenes.

    Now if these were isolated incidents then my critics would have a point. But these aren’t isolated incidents.

    The finial straw is the attitude by many that Maori culture is hollier than thou, and that Maoridoms problems are a direct result of colonisation.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/renowned-northland-social-worker-trial-over-sexual-assault-allegations

    • Blazer

       /  October 17, 2017

      you need better evidence than this to back your …generalisations.

      • Corky

         /  October 17, 2017

        I take it…you..live..in…a ..CAVE!.

        • Blazer

           /  October 17, 2017

          I take it…you…live..in ..a..COMPOUND!

          • Corky

             /  October 17, 2017

            Correct…although that’s what people call it, not me. And yes, I do have media connections to the outside world. I have so many to chose from.

            • Blazer

               /  October 17, 2017

              I have a list of your contacts…The Adventures Of Bottle Top Bill And His Best Friend Corky Episode Guide
              Cartoon Characters: Bottle Top Bill, Corky, Mrs. Whistlehead, Timmy, Rumble, Dandy, Tricky, Woolly, Jo-Jo.

            • Gezza

               /  October 17, 2017

              This one reports you well.

            • Corky

               /  October 17, 2017

              Lol… those sound like good chararters for childrens books. Don’t hide your light in a small dusty corner of the internet…..Blazer.

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2017

      This is what I meant in a recent post about endemic problems within Maoridom and why I have l little time for Maori culture, especially Maori spokespeople bs’ing on TV when I sometimes know what’s happening behind the scenes.
      The fact you have little time for Maori culture is meaningless (except for youh because you have a one-eyed, perverted view of what Maori culture IS, based on your own experiences it seems, or so you say. Who knows if what you say is true?

      If you only know “sometimes” what’s “happening behind the scenes” – how do you know, & why do you think its happening everywhere & that its only Maori lechers who do this sort of thing. I’ve seen plenty of Pakeha assholes reported in the dock for this crappy behaviour too.

      Now if these were isolated incidents then my critics would have a point. But these aren’t isolated incidents.
      See above.

      The finial straw is the attitude by many that Maori culture is hollier than thou, and that Maoridoms problems are a direct result of colonisation.
      Yeah, I agree. I think the colonisation thing’s nearly run its course in terms of relevance to what’s needed for Maori to catch up to the rest of society & participate more fully in securing their own economic & social advancement.

      On the “holier than thou attitude” to Maori culture, yeah there’s a bit of that, but it’s understandable when you see the way it’s denigrated by those wit a holier than thou attitude to Pakeha culture.

      Imo. Feel free to have a squeak about it with me.

      • Gezza

         /  October 17, 2017

        Sorry for the couple of typos & the unclosed bracket. And I’d still give you some of my lemon fish fillet if I could.

    • Pickled Possum

       /  October 17, 2017

      @corky … re Chappy … yep could not have happened to a nicer potato.
      You know brown on the outside white on the inside.
      He is The Ultimate Alternative Fact person.
      To judge a whole race by the action of a few … is this your mantra now.
      BORING BS CORKEE

      • Corky

         /  October 17, 2017

        Take reading lessons. I explained my rational regarding Maori and this type of bs. .

        • Corky

           /  October 17, 2017

          *rationale*

          • What is a finial straw ? I thought that a finial was one of those pointed decorations that are put on the gable of the roof. Lots of villas have them.

            Corky thinks that the few who are publicised of any race or religion represent all of them-I am not sure if he realises that Islam is not a race.

            • Gezza

               /  October 17, 2017

              Corks has got a lot of issues – he goes to the wrong places for help, imo.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 18, 2017

              He may be going to the wrong shop and being given issues, not tissues.

            • Gezza

               /  October 17, 2017

              He sees leftys where there is no lefty, for example. This is just between us tho, ok? Don’t let on we had this convo. He’s sensitive. Gets all antsy.

            • Gezza

               /  October 18, 2017

              How in God’s name do you do that, Kitty?!

              You’ve done it again! Inserted a post dated today between two others dated yesterday!

              Do you have … powers … you never speak of ? 👼🏼

  4. Corky

     /  October 17, 2017

    We now have access to many superfoods. Superfood sceptics are blissfully ignorant of the fact people don’t consume them for overall health, but more for specific effects these foods can provide.

    However, many people are overlooking our own superfoods because they are so common.
    Take Swiss Chard ( Silver Beet to us peons). It’s a true superfood. Especially as it contains high amounts of vitamin K2. Some doctors believe K2 is the holy grail for cardiovascular health. k2 is essential for people supplementing with Vitamin D.

    In fact silver beet is being grown in space because of its value.

    However, you would have to be a f-wit to eat the Silver Beet being harvested by the Wellington City Council and given away free.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/97872309/Silverbeet-planted-along-Wellingtons-main-street-is-ready-for-harvest.

    http://foodfacts.mercola.com/swiss-chard.html

    • Blazer

       /  October 17, 2017

      I’d be interested in Mrs Whistleheads ..view ..on that.Bol.

    • Corky

       /  October 17, 2017

      The squeaky wheel is squeaking. So unnecessary Maybe the Whaler is right with his moderation policy.

  5. Corky

     /  October 17, 2017

    Ever watched Coast Watch? Most caught flouting the quota were Maori who pontificate about being guardians of the seas and having special knowledge and rights.

    Bullshit, it’s Pakeha in my experience who have far more respect for our fisheries.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/97858220/pua-poacher-to-be-on-home-detention-near-whangrei-harbour

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2017

      Yeah I used to. Did seem to be mostly Maori fullas, or PI’s, or Asians. Taking undersized paua & / or way over the limits. Some pretty fanciful stories. Saw a couple of youngish Maori snorkelers getting done for nicking too many paua round off The Strait Coast somewhere. They spotted the fisheries officers & dumped some of their bags in the water, but the fisheries dudes weren’t daft & got them to go out & get them. They had no excuse. Lost all their gear & their boat I think. No slack cut for them there.

  6. Gezza

     /  October 17, 2017

    YNZ POSTER SURVEY
    Upticks & Downticks will be aggregated for scoring

    In your opinion, which of the following three would any sensible farmer be LEAST likely to let drive their Massey Fergusson.

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2017

      Jacinda Ardern

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2017

      Bill English

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2017

      Winston Peters

    • PDB

       /  October 17, 2017

      What if in Ardern’s case she is pretending to drive it but actually Grant Robertson is at the wheel?

      • Gezza

         /  October 17, 2017

        The tractor is doomed.

        • PDB

           /  October 17, 2017

          If she/he are at the wheel it won’t be long before the unions take back control of the machine…….

      • Blazer

         /  October 17, 2017

        what in English’s case..Goodfellow is actually driving …it?

        • Gezza

           /  October 17, 2017

          Probably be ok if he takes it slow & Bill lets him look over his shoulder.

  7. JohnO

     /  October 17, 2017

    Worth heading over to BlubberOil to have a laugh. BO had a huge whinge about John Key being asked for his opinion on the MMP situation. The ‘faithful’ readers are gently telling him to take his meds.

    • Corky

       /  October 17, 2017

      It’s not easy being the ‘Whaler,’ Five O. But don’t read too much into the situation. It’s just a Lefty troll taking the piss…ever so gently.

      Disclaimer- The Whaler was in no way associated with my post. However, I do admit to liking some of his articles and may at a later date demand a free tee-shirt and coffee mug for being a staunch fan in the face of feralism.

      • Gezza

         /  October 17, 2017

        Oh sure, but you’d have to say that now, wouldn’t you?

  8. Gezza

     /  October 17, 2017

    Nothing from Al yet. Nor yesterday. Hope I didn’t upset him the other day

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2017

      Anyway, another gorgeous morning in North Welly. I’ve got projects, & Corks obviously needs some space to squeak himself, so … behave! Catch yous later. 👋

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  October 17, 2017

      Nope. Had to drive to and from Auckland with meetings there. Busy on several fronts too. Got to take care not to get overloaded at the moment.

      • Gezza

         /  October 17, 2017

        Pace yourself, Al. Might need a hand with that gorse. Hoping Poss will do the kai.

        • Pickled Possum

           /  October 17, 2017

          Yep Happy to be the cook and with any luck there will be a stream handy, throw the hinaki in and catch us a handy tuna. De-slimed, coated in stone ground flour, gently fried in curry and garlic … you’ll be in heaven.

          Or back out in the fields grubbing gorse.

          Flat bread cooked on the basalt stones with some tumeric butta, some grape jelly … dollops of it bro. Topped off with some billy boiled black tea. Served in jam jars.
          For effect some sounds of the blues and cotton fields … playing in the back ground.
          Did I miss anything?

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  October 17, 2017

            Got a nice fishing rock for you, possum. Haven’t fished off it so don’t know what the tuna are like there but there are often birds fishing so should be ok. Tidal and mangroves and oyster territory.

          • Ray

             /  October 17, 2017

            Curry on eel, take that man out and shoot him!
            Poached with white wine is the way to go, here is one variation, a bit flash but you get the idea:
            https://ifood.tv/wine/325016-eels-stewed-in-white-wine

            • Pickled Possum

               /  October 17, 2017

              When you cut Mangrove the wood has a blue hue inside. Looks really beautiful. White wine!! Jez Ray if theres any around it goes in a glass while eating curried eel. I make curried whitebait stew as well. I often wondered if I had some Indian blood as well. 😀

          • Gezza

             /  October 17, 2017

            Three men stuck in a lift after curry feast
            http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11594669

            It’s the stuff of nightmares – three men getting stuck in a lift immediately after a curry feast. But it was the dire reality for an Australian, Englishman and Taiwanese man who battled uncontrollable flatulence, 38 degree heat and 99 per cent humidity during the longest half hour of their lives.

            Almost immediately, Cega Wang realised he needed the bathroom urgently and warned his friends ‘he might need to have a wee in the corner,’ according to Mr Rose. Not long after, the Englishman, Scotty Lintern ‘apologised in advance’, warning his friends his stomach was starting to rumble after his fatal meal choice – the spicy laksa.

            A wave of eyewatering flatulence quickly followed to torture his trapped friends. ‘We were struggling to breathe after Scotty’s little effort, there was a smell in that lift that I thought would outlast religion,’ said Mr Rose.

            ‘Cega was deep breathing through a tiny crack in the elevator with tears in his eyes. He hasn’t spoken to us since,’ he joked.
            ‘It’s been a long recovery after that day, but we’re getting there.’
            … … … … … …

            Your place with the jaccuzi, Al. Is that the one with the lift?

  9. lurcher1948

     /  October 17, 2017

    The MORON POTUS says the first thing that comes into his head,whos holding this idiots hand and controlling his mouth….
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41646338

    • Corky

       /  October 17, 2017

      That question has global import, Lurchy.

      • Red ‘Velvet-ears’ Lurch for Presidog-er, President..

        He’d make a better job of it-not that that’s saying much. Mine can be Vice-Presidog.

        • Gezza

           /  October 17, 2017

          Do you think your dog would like a short holiday in Northland?

          • Pickled Possum

             /  October 17, 2017

            Yes pls Miss 😆

            • Gezza

               /  October 17, 2017

              Do you think I should trim the fat off Ella’s meat chunks?

            • Conspiratoor

               /  October 17, 2017

              Elvers are starting to run G, you’re in for a treat. Whitebait too

            • Pickled Possum

               /  October 17, 2017

              No trimming bro unless your tuna are fat free fiends of the deep.

            • Gezza

               /  October 17, 2017

              Ok. The fattiest piece floated away. Tameiti or Nuthafulla might get that bit. They know now not to come upstream after Ella’s kai. Dunno how she knows they’re there but she roars out of her hidey hole & sorts them out quick smart, before dinner!

              She got all four other chunks. We have the routine established. I know where to throw them if I calculate the flow rate correctly. She knows where to circle down to & back up from to find them by smell, when I tell her no more she swims back over into her hidey hole, & reappears on station out the other one.

              Couldn’t believe it, stood at the top of te parenga on the BSBlockwall this morn in the sun, with me kiddy-size classical, practicing for Northland, & she came out, swam down, & swam back. Her stump’s 20m upstream. Wasn’t expecting that. She comes up, head out & stares at me sometimes. Blue eyes.

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  October 18, 2017

            Not unless I was there for him so that he could look after me. He is very possessive,

            • Gezza

               /  October 19, 2017

              Understandable. Does he worry about you?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 20, 2017

              Very much he sees himself as man of the house as well as my baby doggy (dog faints at this embarrassing description) and thinks that any man who comes to the house wants to be his stepfather.

              He acts as if he never expected to see me again when I come home; very flattering.

  10. Corky

     /  October 17, 2017

    I see Bangladesh is stopping Muslim refugees entering their country because they don’t want them dispersing once they get into the country.

    Wise people. Europe should take advice on how to rid themselves of stupidity.

    • Gezza

       /  October 17, 2017

      Wow, that’s really saying something. It’s a Muslim country. Have you got a link – hopefully not whaleoil?

    • Are you aware that the Bangladesh population is already 86.6% Muslim?

      • Corky

         /  October 17, 2017

        Yes.

      • Corky

         /  October 17, 2017

        Says something about the religion, eh, Pete?

        • Corky

           /  October 17, 2017

          The squeaky wheel can look at 3 News if he wants.

          • Gezza

             /  October 17, 2017

            Fkn rubbish news channel that one. Might say more about Middle Easten Muslims, specifically, but the other sqeaky wheel & me are pretty generally in tune on the Muslim thing. My contention Muslim refugees should go to Muslim countries appears to be being challenged by a Muslim country. How much of it is Arab & how much of it is Muslim culture that’s the problem, I’m not sure, but Islam is the biggest problem, imo.

        • It says something about that part of the world, and how arbitrary borders are created by colonial powers.

          • Gezza

             /  October 17, 2017

            That was quite a few decades ago now, & I think the Indians, Pakistanis & Bangladeshis look after their own borders now.

            • Yes, but the English created two separate Muslim dominated states on either side of India – originally they were bizarrely set up as a single country.

            • Gezza

               /  October 17, 2017

              I know, but it’s history, & it seems irrelevant to why Bangladesh is rejecting Middle Eastern refugees if Squeaker One is accurately reporting te news.

            • I presumed he was referring to the Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar.

            • Gezza

               /  October 17, 2017

              Ah. Maybe he is. He’s not noted for including all relevant information.

  11. Corky

     /  October 17, 2017

    I feel sorry for Peter Dunn. I’m just watching him on ‘ The Project.’ He may not realise his time in the limelight is limited…unless he scores a job on a quango. The phone calls will become less, along with invites to front on television interviews.

    People who are nobodies are lucky. They have nothing to lose.

    • Blazer

       /  October 17, 2017

      don’t!Lovely pension,taxpayer funded travel and perks for the rest of his days.Feel sorry for him??

      • Corky

         /  October 17, 2017

        But what about his ego, Blazer? He may have all that, but what of the time when his day is filled in by sitting on the veranda watching ants milk aphids on the roses? Is there no compassion in your cold, vicious and cruel Lefty heart?