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26 April 2018

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  1. lurcher1948

     /  April 26, 2018

    The Auckland Blues are looking to the Auckland warriors on how to win,well last night the warriors were thrashed 50-10 so sorry blues you will sit second from the bottom of the table all this season
    A hint turn your eyes south and see how all the other teams in NZ are winning like my beloved the CANES

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    • lurcher1948

       /  April 26, 2018

      Downticker don’t feel bad I foresee the Blues moving to third from the bottom at the end of competition

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  April 26, 2018

        Good to see the Canes having a good season, Lurch, after single-handedly increasing the suicide rate in Wellington for decades.

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      • duperez

         /  April 26, 2018

        To maintain their relative positions the Blues and the NSW Warratahs play each other and a group of other teams as common opponents.

        To fill their quota, the Warratahs play the Reds, Rebels, Sunwolves and Brumbies twice.

        The Blues have an easy ride. To fill their quota they play the Highlanders, Crusaders, Chiefs and Hurricanes twice.

        The draw is what it is but I know which lot I’d rather be playing or coaching against.
        (Not the downticker!)

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    • lurcher1948

       /  April 26, 2018


      A team of winners,something the Blues dont understand

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  April 27, 2018

        Good to see the PDTs enjoying themselves !

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  April 27, 2018

          When I named the Phantom Down Ticker, aka PDT, I didn’t think that the P could also stand pointless, puerile and poisonous.

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  April 26, 2018

    I’m a policeman here to protect and rape you with a possible bullet in the head at the…end
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/103387198/has-golden-state-killer-been-arrested-development-coming-in-decadesold-case

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  April 27, 2018

      The identikits were not much alike as far as the shape of his head went.

      He WILL have a nice time in prison – I DON’T think.

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  3. PartisanZ

     /  April 26, 2018

    It’s a great pity that discussion of RoNS became so focused on Auckland’s East-West Link, destined to become the most expensive piece of road construction ever in human history …

    However, the tenet of this article from Spinoff by Simon Wilson applies equally-in-proportion to four lane motorway Auckland to Whangarei as well … a theme now constantly being pounded in letters to the editor and columns up this way …

    Indeed, the supposed ‘loss’ of RoNS and fearfully imagined, illusory ‘future neglect’ of road transport is being bleated about rather like the loss of a Maori Seats referendum, so-called “race-based privilege”, Hobson’s Pledge and other Right Brigade obsessions …

    Wilson provides the antidote: “Roads are planned separately from rail; state highways are considered completely on their own. The planners and politicians rarely ask: What’s the best way to move this freight? Instead, it’s far more likely to be: Where do we build the next road?

    And why is that? Because the trucking companies want it.”

    https://thespinoff.co.nz/auckland/23-06-2017/i-have-not-quantified-the-benefits-the-astonishing-truth-about-nzs-most-expensive-road-ever/

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  4. Gezza

     /  April 26, 2018

    Something – some sort of aircraft – just flew very quickly across the fading blue dusk sky while I was deciding whether or not to take a picture of The Moon. It flew NW to SE, briefly turning & heading W, before turning & continuing SE on a straight course again behind some trees before I could get the vidcam ready. It had a red light to port, green light to starboard. Those two lights were all I could see.

    It was about 2 O’clock high, but impossible to estimate its actual height. It’s a calm, still night. Aircraft passing high overhead – in fact any sounds tonight – are very clear: they’re amplified by the valley’s hills here. But this was completely silent.

    Thought it might’ve been a model aircraft, we have a few afficionados here & I sometimes watch their displays. But the slight whine of RC model planes ARE actually audible on still nights like this, there was no soubd from thisobject, & this was too high up for one of them.

    Wonder what it was. Too low & quiet to be any other kind of aircraft I know. Guessing it was a drone. Man, it was fast.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  April 27, 2018

      The moon was really large in the afternoon sky; just a bit off one side. I was admiring it as I came home,

      I have mentioned before that two local women, neither of whom had thought much about UFOs , had the fright of their lives when something flew overhead that wasn’t a plane or anything else identifiable; it looked like the classic space ship. They never did find out what it was !

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    • Griff

       /  April 27, 2018

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  5. sorethumb

     /  April 26, 2018

    Racism does not exist in a vacuum but rather is embedded within a complex of psychological, interpersonal, and societal forms of discrimination. Racism is contiguous with other patterns of marginalisation (gender, class, age, sexuality, and disability) that ensure the naturalised maintenance of power for middle-aged, male, Pākehā hegemony. The fabric that constitutes institutional racism consists of sedimented social practices (Bourdieu 1993) of discourse, policy, regulation, and law that are deeply oriented to the common sense, ideology,and culture of the Pākehā colonial project.
    https://sites.otago.ac.nz/Sites/article/viewFile/290/297

    https://shoreandwhariki.ac.nz/tim-mccreanor/

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  6. Griff

     /  April 27, 2018

    R.I.P
    David ‘Duck’ Barraclough

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