Media watch – Thursday

1 November 2018

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    • Gezza

       /  November 1, 2018

      Odd analogy. Grasping nettles is usually a very unpleasant experience that stops one wanting to continue.

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      • Ray

         /  November 1, 2018

        My understanding of “grasping the nettle” refers to the fact that if you grasp nettles firmly you suffer less stinging. Or “act boldly despite short term adverse consequences” to quote Wikipedia .
        Seems to sum up present situation.

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    • Corky

       /  November 1, 2018

      Peter Dunn doesn’t realise that won’t be happening with Maori…and maybe with younger Kiwis now they have a groovy new royal power couple to fawn at.

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      • Gezza

         /  November 1, 2018

        God I was embarrassed for our country watching on 1ewes those ridiculous tittering young teenage girls all agape a-twitter at how lovely Markle is and what a superstar of a lovely chap Hazza is – and what an inspiration they are to all the other silly-thing wanna-be marriers-into-royalty amongst their other Instagram and Facebook-addicted dimbo friends.

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        • Gezza

           /  November 1, 2018

          And that’s just the reporters ! The kiddies in the crowd were even worse ! >:D

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        • Corky

           /  November 1, 2018

          This is the generation who will look after us, and our country, when we are unable. The Nazis had the right idea..a cyanide capped tooth to bite on should the situation be hopeless.

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          • robertguyton

             /  November 1, 2018

            You’d have to be careful when you chewed a carrot. I wonder how many accidental deaths there were?

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            • Corky

               /  November 1, 2018

              Carrots? That was English propaganda to support the Spity boys. My guess is the Nazis would ask for a final feed of Sauerkraut.

          • Gezza

             /  November 1, 2018

            I don’t think cyanide’s iall that difficult to get hold of, Corks … you could always keep a couple of hand compressed pellets on hand – but maybe put it in a safe that has a time-delay before opening – just in case it’s something you saw on the news that instantly triggers the suicide-in-despair impulsebut it will fade given a few more minutes of deep-breathing and clearing the mind of everything except calmness?

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 1, 2018

              Good advice, Sir Gerald. When humanity’s extensive lower reaches get depressing a bit of communing with nature, wildlife and animals is a better solution. I often find a need for it after accidentally reading some Stuff comments.

  2. PartisanZ

     /  November 1, 2018

    Does upticking mean people want a Constitution? Because you Righties repeatedly tell me and much more important others – ie Palmer & Butler, CAP – that you don’t want one … That “loose” Constitutional arrangements are so much better …

    So much better for YOU!

    And, of course, you can’t handle facing up to the place of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in any Constitution we make here in Aotearoa New Zealand …

    Our Constitution ain’t gonna be like Ireland’s Mr Done.

    Repeat my OF comment here to liven up this Woman’s Weekly discussion …

    The Bitch makes no mention of all the work done by CAP, Constitution Aotearoa or Matike Mai Aotearoa …

    Hell, even Muriel Newman conducted an NZCPR ‘in-house’ so-called ‘Independent’ Constitutional Review Panel in 2013 – no doubt feeling ‘excluded’ from the CAP process which they, the Right Brigade, attempted to derail with their “cloned submissions” – and even more excluded from Matike Mai, a Maori process which they, being Pakeha, obsessively wanted to control – and 1173 of 1222 submitters were miraculously against a codified Constitution let alone the inclusion of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in it … (I always suspected Te Right Brigade had about 1100 paid-up, card carrying members) …

    Dunne [Done] also assumes we will have a Parliament with a PM ruling a Cabinet that rules a government … and all the trappings of so-called ‘democracy’ we have now … He believes the question can be considered quickly and resolved quickly by a referendum …

    So its debatable whether his even raising the issue is helpful in the slightest? Westnumbster* as it is now is the last thing we should inflict on our mokopuna … Retain the best, forget the rest, rename the lot … Marae Ture/Legislative Assembly …

    I agree we should get on with it before Kuini Irihapeti passes away … but I guarantee we won’t have finished the process before she does …

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