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22 November 2018

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  1. David

     /  November 22, 2018

    The far left (communist) editor of The Press puts his particular dislike of Trump to the for in regards to the appalling behaviour of the Saudis offing the journalist but in the real world Trump has to do some maths, countries have to face this all the time and its tough.
    What our Press guy misses is calling on his beloved Ardern to step up, he quotes Macron having a crack at Trump but if Macron is such a moral paragon why not call out Macron who has taken no action that would economically disadvantage France, Merkel et al exactly the same. I guess if you are perceived to be on the right team you get a pass and a perfect example of that is Merkel voted against gay marriage a few years back and not a peep.
    The world is totally left off the hook because Trump

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/108754843/editorial-blood-oil-and-cynical-calculations

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  November 22, 2018

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  3. Corky

     /  November 22, 2018

    Crikey, the things you learn everyday. Canada was the fourth largest oil producer in 2018.

    Google:

    Who are the Largest Oil Producing Countries?

    USA. Leading the way in global oil production in 2017 was the USA, which represented about 13.4% of the world’s total oil output. …
    Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia — one of the top oil producing countries in the world. …
    Russia. …
    Canada. …
    China. …
    Iran. …
    Iraq. …
    UAE.

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  4. Corky

     /  November 22, 2018

    I watched the Darklands series about this sociopath(?). Out of the series, the programme about this chap really intrigued me. A real hardworker, and scared of no one.

    Yet he doesn’t care a fuck about anyone on the road. This guy needs a ‘three strike’ sentence. A serial murderer in my opinion.

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2018/11/drunk-driver-killer-and-back-before-the-court-what-do-we-do-with-gavin-hawthorn/

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    • Gezza

       /  November 22, 2018

      I saw this prick on 1ewes last night. He’s mentally deranged. The shame is he kills other people when if there was any natural justice in the universe he’d wipe himself out on his own.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  November 22, 2018

        I saw him on 3. The apology for a man who killed a friend’s son, the son’s partner (leaving two children motherless) and their friend (who lived long enough to either tell or send a message to his wife that he loved her before he died and left two small boys fatherless) had the decency to kill himself as well. One of the wee boys was too small to remember his father. The drunk driver was banned, had ? sentences and had borrowed a van from some fool. I forget how much his blood alcohol was, but he was on the wrong side of the road on a blind corner.

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      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  November 22, 2018

        There must be a tree somewhere with his name on it.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 22, 2018

          And two PDTs who think that this sort of thing is all right.

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          • Gezza

             /  November 22, 2018

            Might just be the same PDT, twice as annoyed as anybody else.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  November 22, 2018

              It would be an unpleasant thought that two people were annoyed at the idea of someone finding drink-drive killers unacceptable and were sorry that someone like this man killed himself as well as three other people.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  November 22, 2018

              I can’t imagine downticking such a tragedy and thinking that it was all right – thank goodness.

  5. Corky

     /  November 22, 2018

    Strike Watch With Corky:

    Today, Midwives.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 22, 2018

      We already know, we have televisions and can read newspapers. This is very stale news.

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    • Corky

       /  November 22, 2018

      ”Strike Watch With Corky:”

      The irony and refined sense of humour is obviously lost on some.

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      • Gezza

         /  November 22, 2018

        Not on me though. My SOH is so refined it needed an entire lifelong factory to produce it. Good one Corks. 👍

        Are you keeping a list? This info is not as helpful as it couldbe without knowing what number strike it is on the list and when the list started.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  November 22, 2018

          The definitions of irony and refined humour are misunderstood by Corks, I fear,

          The info is also not very helpful when it’s such an old story and so widely reported as to be no longer news in any sense.

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        • Corky

           /  November 22, 2018

          No list. Don’t need one. Just turn on the radio in the morning. You can’t miss. Half the country is on strike ( that’s an exaggeration for those who are literalists).

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  6. Corky

     /  November 22, 2018

    American corporate tax now 21%, down from 35% ( It varied before, between 15- 35%)

    I wonder what New Zealand would have been like if Douglas had been able to introduce his flat tax rate? I think our destiny would have been way different to the dogs breakfast we have a present that passes for our economy.

    https://taxfoundation.org/us-corporate-income-tax-more-competitive/

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  7. Corky

     /  November 22, 2018

    Try the world debtclock and put things in perspective. No one doubts America’s debt is unpayable…unless Trump is in power for 20 years. That won’t be happening.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  November 22, 2018

      Old news again.

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    • Corky

       /  November 22, 2018

      Some people don’t get for a clock to tell the time, or, as in this case, the debt, it has to be constantly showing different information on a second to second basis.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  November 22, 2018

        Is there anyone who hasn’t seen the debt ‘clock’ ? I suspect not.

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      • Corky

         /  November 22, 2018

        How many people have not seen a debt clock…90 plus % would be my guess. I mean who the fug looks out for a ”debt clock?”🙄

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  8. Gezza

     /  November 22, 2018

    Good to see Jami-Lee out and about and looking so well.

    I see Health Minister David Clark laid a warm welcome on as thickly as possible for him. 😐

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/health-minister-gives-former-jami-lee-ross-heartfelt-welcome-new-mental-unit-opening

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  9. duperez

     /  November 22, 2018

    I would like to congratulate me. I saw a headline on the Herald WatchMe online and didn’t click it.

    “Abby sickens Tom with the true story of how she was caught with her pants down by a family friend.” 🙃

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