Open Forum – Monday

2 April 2018


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  1. Gezza

     /  April 2, 2018

    Grr. We had a glorious day on Good Friday in North Welly, but Saturday was grey, cold and windy.

    Then we had another perfect day yesterday, Sunday, but the wind started blustering last nite & this morning it’s grey, cold, & bloody windy again. 😡

    Lurch – what the hell is this government doing about the weather !

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  April 2, 2018

      Folk dancing and stopping cows farting.

  2. lurcher1948

     /  April 2, 2018

    I blame it all on God,Hosking and NZME as the gods are not happy about National not being now run by old/WHITE men, remember the management team of National are now run by Maori hence the bad wind,nothing to do with PM Jacinda Ardern and labour.

    • Corky

       /  April 2, 2018

      Labour like to micro manage…why not micro manage the micro climate of Northland..

  3. lurcher1948

     /  April 2, 2018

    Fresh from killing Kurds in Syria and his own population the sultan leader of Turkey preachers to ISRAEL,

    • Corky

       /  April 2, 2018

      This prick needs to shut his gob, except to tell Palestinians, if they want to breach Israeli borders they will get shot..time and time again.

  4. sorethumb

     /  April 2, 2018

    Auckland is undoubtedly a far more vibrant, exciting and better city than it was 30 years ago. We need to make sure that this progress continues and accelerates.

    • sorethumb

       /  April 2, 2018

      That is a quote from The Greater Auckland blog.

  5. lurcher1948

     /  April 2, 2018

    NZME newstalkZB theme of the day, every rightwing host is parroting the same theme,
    ” the poor machete-wielding bro shot by the police,SAD and the sensible sentencing trust comments NASTY, comments(which i agree with) the gene pool is stronger

  6. sorethumb

     /  April 2, 2018

    Superior cognitive abilities are generally associated with positive outcomes such as academic achievement and social mobility. Here, we explore the darker side of cognitive ability, highlighting robust links between pattern detection and stereotyping. Across 6 studies, we find that superior pattern detectors efficiently learn and use stereotypes about social groups. This pattern holds across explicit (Studies 1 and 2), implicit (Studies 2 and 4), and behavioral measures of stereotyping (Study 3). We also find that superior pattern detectors readily update their stereotypes when confronted with new information (Study 5), making them particularly susceptible to counterstereotype training (Study 6). Pattern detection skills therefore equip people to act as naïve empiricists who calibrate their stereotypes to match incoming information. These findings highlight novel effects of individual aptitudes on social–cognitive processes. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)

  7. lurcher1948

     /  April 2, 2018

    The RABID right are so moral to protect their orange god
    Stormy Daniels

    Verified account

    10h10 hours ago
    More Stormy Daniels Retweeted Walking Dreads
    You are implying that women with certain jobs cannot be assaulted. This is a disgusting and terrifying thought process. For the record, I have stated numerous times that I am not claiming a “#metoo card” but I see you are definitely flying your asshat flag.Stormy Daniels added,
    Walking Dreads

    I think you give up your #MeToo card when you are a porn star #stormy daniels
    835 replies 6,003 retweets 38,350 likes
    Reply 835 Retweet 6.0K Like 38K Direct message

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  April 2, 2018

      I have yet to hear Stormy Daniels crying ‘Me Too !’. She has never pretended to be a victim in the Trump business.

      The idea that Angela Chochi expresses about porn actresses (who are, of course, prostitutes) is abhorrent. It’s akin to saying that a shopkeeper can’t can’t claim that things they sell have been stolen because they were there for all to see and buy.