Open Forum – Saturday

14 April 2018

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7 Comments

  1. Gezza

     /  April 14, 2018

    I’m starting a register of the titles Shane Jones bestows on himself before the end of this term, so that when referring to him in formal situations I can cite the appropriate initials.

    The first two titles have been:

    Provincial Champion – PC
    First Citizen Of The Provinces – FCOTP

    Grateful for notification of any others I miss.
    Thank you
    Sir Gerald Bradders
    Protocol Officer

  2. lurcher1948

     /  April 14, 2018

    Thank god OUR PM is not backing donald trump,AT LEAST WE HAVE STANDARDS

    • Traveller

       /  April 14, 2018

      I don’t consider her actions in her private life as remotely “having standards” nor do I consider her leadership to be inspiring or to have integrity

      She’s literally been the opposite of the open person aspiring to open government she told us about. As for the “never lie” bit, I consider omission as big, if not bigger ethical flaw than a commissioned lie.

      Let’s have a conversation, consultations she said. Food industry left in dark over sugar tax, charter schools weren’t spoken to or visited before threats to axe them, Iwi weren’t consulted regarding royalty charges on bottled water. The Oil Industry shocker is more of the same but worse.

      • Gezza

         /  April 14, 2018

        Well, according to one of the panel on The Nation this morning following Jenny Salesa, Construction Minister’s vague soothings – there’s been plenty of consultation with the construction industry – so much so they’re now saying they’re sick of consultation: they want to know what’s being done, so they can plan.

      • robertguyton

         /  April 14, 2018

        I don’t consider, nor do I consider…
        * lifts nose-tip with finger, sniffs.

  3. lurcher1948

     /  April 14, 2018

    https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2018/04/more_socialist_success_in_venezuela.html
    DAVID calm down you seem like a husband whose NOT GETTING IT

    • duperez

       /  April 14, 2018

      You have to acknowledge his consistency. He’ll scour any media trying to find some undesirable aspects of life happening in Venezuela and imply that if a country adopts any elements of socialism invariably, inevitably those unwelcome things evidenced in Venezuela will happen in the other country.

      There seem to no aspects of capitalism which ever cause any problems anywhere in the world. Well, enough to draw his attention for him to suggest those unpalatable and repellent affects are inevitable in any country functioning under a capitalist system.