Media watch – Thursday

4 October 2018

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  1. Patzcuaro

     /  October 4, 2018
  2. Zedd

     /  October 4, 2018

    I heard MrT announced that ‘he is a self-made billionaire.. with a very small loan from his dad’

    What a load of B-S. He reportedly got $10mil on his 21st B-day & received other ‘gifts’ or other ‘loans’ (not repaid).. totaling about $60mil ?

    He then inherited most of the rest of his fortune when his parents passed away !

    .. BUT; you cant fool ALL the people.. ALL the time.. what a LIAR !

    • Zedd

       /  October 4, 2018

      The LEGEND of MrT.. at least in his own mind :/

      • Corky

         /  October 4, 2018

        And in his bank balance.

        • Gezza

           /  October 4, 2018

          There’s some talk that his bank balance is largely in his mind as well. Wonder how that IRS audit’s going. Seems to be taking a long time. Maybe they should have a word to Mueller? He might know more about where the money is? And how much of it is his and not some foreigner’s?

          Anyway, whatever, no doubt Trumpy will release all the details when the audit’s completed.

          • David

             /  October 4, 2018

            I have been to his place a couple of times and I tell you this much he builds fabulous buildings.

  3. Zedd

     /  October 4, 2018

    I just saw.. Breaking News; A bottle of 60 year old Whisky, sold at auction.. for about $1.5mil: WOW !

    • Gezza

       /  October 4, 2018

      😮 Christ ! How drunk would that bidder have to bloody be? 😳

  4. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/107593224/greens-against-class-a-classification-for-synthetic-cannabis

    oh dear.. another crack appearing ?

    Interesting that in 2013.. the psychoactive subst. act was passed, making them LEGAL & now they have gone to the other extreme.. Class A

    They are still ignoring the ‘Elephant in the room’: IF they legally regulate ‘Natural herb’, then most of these synthetics would likely just disappear ?!

    OR is there actually another agenda… at work ??

    • Gezza

       /  October 4, 2018

      I’ve posted that one in OF Zedd.

    • NOEL

       /  October 4, 2018

      “They are still ignoring the ‘Elephant in the room’: IF they legally regulate ‘Natural herb’, then most of these synthetics would likely just disappear ?!”

      You got a bad batch of the HERB recently Zedd.
      Right now both are illegal and both at round the same price.
      That would suggest legal or otherwise the attraction would not be to the “tinni” if the “sinni” was unavailable.

      • Griff.

         /  October 4, 2018

        You have no idea .
        Sinni ya get more for ya twenty.
        Hard to get decent cannabis and a tinny is now a thinny .

  5. Gezza

     /  October 4, 2018

    In a world first, researchers from Australia’s RMIT University in Melbourne have designed a font to help people retain information.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/107589860/the-new-font-that-promises-to-boost-your-memory

  6. Ray

     /  October 4, 2018

    It seems Minister Sage is also reclaiming the “C” word.
    Now this may have been a slip of the tongue ( though I don’t remember John Key getting any lee way when he misspoke) or it could how the Greens and their mates refer to people they don’t like.
    Robert though he says he isn’t a paid up member, does travel in these circles, he might know?
    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2018/10/conservation-minister-eugenie-sage-drops-c-bomb-on-live-tv.html

    • Gezza

       /  October 4, 2018

      Ludicrous. Such an obvious slip of the tongue you have to wonder whether NewShub is being sabotaged by unhappy staff.

    • PDB

       /  October 4, 2018

      Pretty much sums up the intelligence of Sage and the Greens – zero.