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2 March 2018

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21 Comments

  1. Corky

     /  March 2, 2018

    Aussies have the idea. Such a scheme could never fly in New Zealand.We are too soft; too weak.

    If similar tests were done in New Zealand, I am very confident over 50% of benies would test positive for drugs, with one proviso – testing would have to use hair samples, not blood samples. That’d flag historic drug use, not random testing that may show a false negative because beanies mightn’t have had drugs for a few days prior to their next benefit payment.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12004118

  2. Corky

     /  March 2, 2018

    Be strong, Lurchy. Remember, even in your darkest moment a little light does shine…until this chap stubs it out.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/05/poll-surge-donald-trump-republicans-boosts-mid-term-hopes/

  3. lurcher1948

     /  March 2, 2018

    Corky to show you my interest in trumps poll ratings if the orange POTUS #45 was laying on the other side of the road on fire, i wouldn’t walk over to pee on him to put the fire out…

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 2, 2018

      (sniggers)

      Would you let Red go and do it ?

  4. PartisanZ

     /  March 2, 2018

    Today’s report from the ‘Globalization’ Desk – Inbound tourist numbers at record high … but how much money are they spending?

    ‘Freedom campers descend on Dunedin park, with 100 vehicles a night’ – NZHerald

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12004779

    • NOEL

       /  March 2, 2018

      Friends called in after 2 weeks travelling.
      Taking off the cost of diesel they were proud that they had spent only 80 dollars over what they would have spent if they stayed at home.
      They were Kiwis in a self contained vehicle.
      Had a chuckle when Juicy was promoting the electric vehicles as some great environment improvement. When the camera went inside not real difference to their petrol vehicles with no self contained amenities carrying most of the polluters..

  5. lurcher1948

     /  March 2, 2018

    Some rightwing screetcher on NZME ZB was saying our bright beautiful PM Jacinda Adern cannot tell australia what to do, but as EVERYONE KNOWS australians are thick as two planks and are slightly backward and New Zealand really needs to show the australians the error of their ways…just saying STOP DEPORTING YOUR CRIMINALS here they learned their shit IN AUSTRALIA

    • Corky

       /  March 2, 2018

      ”STOP DEPORTING YOUR CRIMINALS here they learned their shit IN AUSTRALIA.”

      But…but, and one more but, you said: ”EVERYONE KNOWS australians are thick as two planks and are slightly backward.” Well, they send their criminal over here so we have to deal with them. The recidivist rate is 40%.once back in New Zealand. That’s a big tax saving for Ocker taxpayers, Lurchy…and a big burden for us.

      .

    • Corky

       /  March 2, 2018

      On second thoughts, you may be right about Aussies, Lurchy. See, the silly buggers have- in a world first – designed a silicon quantum computer chip using basic industry manufacturing processes.

      I shudder to think what this will do for AI intelligence. The Terminator could now become reality. You will have a machine with a billion operating devices integrated together; working as one. Hell, a machine with a soul, able to access quantum space like humans do with their minds.

      He’ll be back, Lurchy. Thanks to those bloody idiot Aussies.

      https://phys.org/news/2017-12-silicon-quantum-chip-unveiled.html

      • lurcher1948

         /  March 2, 2018

        Corky Australias calling go home, we will all wave you goodbye

        • Kitty Catkin

           /  March 2, 2018

          Do you have a hat for the fare, or shall I buy one ?

  6. Gezza

     /  March 2, 2018

    Aljaz tv just showed Ardern in Oz saying NZ is signing some nuclear ban treaty or other & Turnbull saying the Ozzers aren’t.

    • Gezza

       /  March 2, 2018

      This seems to be it. Can’t hear the reporter’s question. Not sure what context Aljaz was using it in. They only showed the bits indicating the contrasting stance between NZ & Australia on some nuclear probibition treaty. Might be related to the dick waving Putin & the US are doing about Russia’s new nuclear weapons. Will see if tbey repeat the clip later.

  7. lurcher1948

     /  March 2, 2018

    Larry Williams has some stupid old fart who was ripped of from an overseas scam,WHY do rich STUPID OLD right wing voters get scammed is it becauses anyone who votes national are STUPID OLD FARTS,this idiot is on larry williams live right now showing how STUPID the national voters are, LABOUR VOTERS are RAT CUNNING,THATS WHY WE ARE IN POWER

    • Gezza

       /  March 2, 2018

      Winston Peters is rat cunning. That’s why Labour’s in power. He conned a lot of dumb voters.

    • Corky

       /  March 2, 2018

      Too many assertions..to little brain power.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 2, 2018

        Corky seems to be seeing himself as others see him. At last.

  8. lurcher1948

     /  March 2, 2018

    KITTY two of my dogs enjoying the beach today, JESSIE a RESCUED tri colored heading dog, and RED velvet ears competing tomorrow RED only
    https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28424814_1845039492173851_6450713548611453406_o.jpg?oh=e6b60ca2d0931e06d57a679b0ab34f8a&oe=5B46E871

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 2, 2018

      What a classic photo. I love it.Lovely dogs – ear rubs all round from me.

      Why do dogs play happily in water but carry on as if being bathed is a ghastly torture ? Mine stepped off the path onto duckweed, which was, of course, covering water. The first time was an accident, the second, just thwarted in time, can’t have been. The dog, who thought it great fun to fall into stagnant weed-covered water and end up with green stockings and tum, was much less enthusiastic at being put into a bath of clean warm water at home.