Open Forum – Monday

23 April 2018


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  1. lurcher1948

     /  April 23, 2018

    Finally, someone tells the truth and posts what i have thought for years…good one folks–herald-backlash-at-talkback-trash-talk.html

    • Gezza

       /  April 23, 2018

      “Nouveau riche … trash talk … weeping and wailing … crashed his Alfa Romeo & will probably blame Jacinda … Fox News … HDPA is also now the equivalent of Laura Ingraham or Anne Coulter….

      Yup. Don’t think anyone sensible could disagree with any of that.

  2. lurcher1948

     /  April 23, 2018

    You have to laugh at Paula Bennett who said on TV right now, the Labor govt needs to step up to the nurses wage demands as Coleman never gave a stuff about them, and as opposition DPM she backed this rat who left the sinking ship,called national.

  3. sorethumb

     /  April 23, 2018

    Pinker Versus Taleb
    Pinker’s cheerful reasonableness really grates in Taleb, and I can see why. Taleb comes from the Dark Side: his formative experience was growing up in Lebanon’s never ending civil war in the 1970s, whereas Pinker’s folk came from the Snowdon-NDG side of Westmount Mountain in Montreal, where hard working Jewish immigrants rose the ladder of success after escaping anti-semitic persecution in Tsarist Russia.

    So one guy in his youth experienced the world going to shit, and the other experienced the pleasant rise from Yiddish-speaking working class to professoriate in two or three generations of Anglo-Montreal. And then off to Harvard where, through a stellar intelligence and hard work, he has written a series of highly successful books, most of which attack contemporary nonsense.

    Baizou likewise.

  4. lurcher1948

     /  April 23, 2018

    All this PC privacy madness started under Sir Key and national i think

  5. lurcher1948

     /  April 23, 2018

    Listening to larry williams and his droning voice and mike hosking, they both sound like their butts are in a big blender, Larry drones and Hosking gel clogs the microphone, NZME newstalkZB are these 2 the best you can foster on us WAIT HDPA some jaffa