Open Forum – Friday

21 December 2018

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42 Comments

  1. kluelis

     /  December 21, 2018

    HYS. Have your say. At an election we are invited to scribe two marks on a piece of paper … which nobody reads. But if any one did look at your marks would they then know all your thoughts on 500 social economic and political issues? And if they did then know your many thoughts how would that affect how they would legislate? Do we really have our say? Or do we put a mark on a piece of paper which no one reads? And to be fair no matter which Government is formed 99% of policy stays 99% the same. So are elections really just a symbolic faux jump around which we all know is actually just rubber stamping another 3 years of the same please? Would you like chips with that? Fly buys? Cash or eftpos? Oh and please enjoy the rest of your day.

    • Gezza

       /  December 21, 2018

      Well, one simply must do the best one can at election time & otherwise get on with things in life & trying to be as happy as possible, rather than glum, as often as possible.

      • kluelis

         /  December 21, 2018

        Look forward to all your happy bouncy comments through out the day Gezz 🙂 Fine day here in the next province down by the way. How many eels did you catch last night?

        • Gezza

           /  December 21, 2018

          Oh, I don’t catch them. I couldn’t – they’re too fascinating & too cute to watch & feed – &, as the native longfins are rare & declining in NZ, they are protected in all of Wellington’s waterways & its illegal to fish them here.

    • David

       /  December 21, 2018

      Pretty good summation.
      I voted for Labour because I wanted a do nothing government for a change, tired of National regulating everything and anything and nanny stating and being overly generous with welfare payments while taking Chinese donations and overlooking rampant corruption in theirs and the Indian communities in the hope of securing their votes.
      Or I may have voted for English, I forget but it makes very little difference anyway as the ghost of Jim Bolger and Roger Douglas are still running the place.

    • phantom snowflake

       /  December 21, 2018

      “If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” (Emma Goldman)

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  December 21, 2018

        Also attributed to Mark Twain, amongst others, with no evidence that any of them actually said it; it’s an example of people thinking that it will sound better if a famous person supposedly said it.

        • phantom snowflake

           /  December 21, 2018

          That makes sense; very few of her quotes are short and snappy.

  2. kluelis

     /  December 21, 2018

    Ah them ghosts of Christmases past . David Helen Roger Jim Jenny and Ruthy promising the impossible with “you can trust me” faces set firmly in place. Winston Lockwood Prebbo and Trevor hurling abuse over the cross benches from dawn to dusk. Speaker Wilson screaching “order order” to no avail. Eyes glaze over. The good old days :). Now we have a couple of pretty air brushed 30 somethings with Trev like Lockwood on the gravy train sluice of political appointments. Really? They are no fun. Bring back the biff.

    • Gezza

       /  December 21, 2018

      You sure picked the right blog handle.

      • kluelis

         /  December 21, 2018

        Thanks Geeza. Good to see you have a great sense of humour.

        • Gezza

           /  December 21, 2018

          I get called Geeza instead of Gezza so often it irks me that I didn’t call myself that in the first place because I actually like it & it suits my GSOH & my perception of myself these days 😀

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  December 21, 2018

            How about Geezer ?

            • Gezza

               /  December 21, 2018

              Kitty – Geeza IS Geezer in gansta rap parlance.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  December 21, 2018

              It can’t be, it’s English for a bloke..it’s not American. Why would a gangsta rapper use an old word from the other side of the Atlantic?

            • Gezza

               /  December 21, 2018

              *gangsta

            • Gezza

               /  December 21, 2018

              “Geezer is a slang term for a man. In the UK, it can carry the connotation of either age or eccentricity. In the US, the term typically refers to a cranky old man; see fuddy-duddy.” Wikipedia

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  December 21, 2018

              I checked it up and only found it as an English word; it didn’t appear anywhere as ‘gangsta’ talk.

            • lurcher1948

               /  December 21, 2018

              Get over yourselves,im called an old fart, and i am

  3. lurcher1948

     /  December 21, 2018

    Never a post on spying but one on Winston Peters (the man)
    https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2018/12/nz_first_voters_not_happy.html

  4. duperez

     /  December 21, 2018

    Fancy that, Christmas and all and Ruth Richardson gets a mention. How did her Grand Plan work? Nearly 30 years down the track might just about be time for an assessment. Should we give her a knighthood, damehood or sainthood? New Year’s Honours you reckon? Or did she already get those in exchange for delivering The Answers?

    • Gezza

       /  December 21, 2018

      I dunno what you’re on about here, but she was born in South Taranaki so she must have a few clues.

      • kluelis

         /  December 21, 2018

        Yup and she went to School here in Wonganuee. She went down hill after she left Wongas the nations political hot bed.

  5. lurcher1948

     /  December 21, 2018

    On TV one breakfast, why is Maddy wearing pajamas and why does New Zealand always begin and ends in Auckland and the sky tower…its as if the REAL New Zealand doesn’t exist

  6. kluelis

     /  December 21, 2018

    Is this an actual image or a CGI computer generated image? if it is real it’s a great pic.

    • Griff.

       /  December 21, 2018

      The image itself is a composite of pictures of the crater taken by the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera.

  7. kluelis

     /  December 21, 2018

    Here’s me thinking the Mars Express mission photographing an ice lake on Mars!!! No it’s a lake on our moon. Click bait 😦

  8. lurcher1948

     /  December 21, 2018

    Some mentally stressed member belonging to the new conservative party??????? threatens the PM and Winston Peters…give it your best shot mate
    https://t.co/OmcIRgHIdu

  9. Kitty Catkin

     /  December 21, 2018

    One proposal to end child poverty; give every child an income – no questions asked, no means test – from birth to 17. Of course, no parent would selfishly spend it on smokes, drink and drugs. Some mug (the writer of the article) believed the father who approached them in a carpark asking for money to feed his son and gave him some. I’d say it’s as likely to be true as the one/s who ask/s for petrol money to get to a tangi.

    • lurcher1948

       /  December 21, 2018

      A coalition partner bought to you by National,BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WANT, NCP rightwing nutters,nutters

  10. lurcher1948

     /  December 21, 2018

    Merry Xmas Winston Peters and NZF

  11. lurcher1948

     /  December 21, 2018

    Our bright SMART articulate Prime Minister opens up question time, and along comes mumbling Simon Bridges trying to score a point(why do i think of cold wet blankets), i would say try finding out WHOSE LEAKING Simon its barbeque season and the daggers are circling

    • lurcher1948

       /  December 21, 2018

      CHECKMATE JACINDA, a great education DOESNT MAKE YOU BRIGHT Simon

  12. lurcher1948

     /  December 21, 2018

    At least Greg doesn’t wear a permanent bow tye and doesn’t look like boss Hogg

  13. lurcher1948

     /  December 21, 2018

    Can someone tell me how many wars the USA has won since WW2, they have fucked the world with intervention but won bugger all wars…. they are hopeless, what was the saying FAT overpaid and OVER HERE

    • lurcher1948

       /  December 21, 2018

      Wait trump has won in Iraq, hes beaten ISIL they are gone and the Sunni religion is destroyed,all the Sunni have been distroyed, what a leader, trumps a generals general, and ISIL and the Sunni will never to come back……………………..yer right

    • Gezza

       /  December 21, 2018

      No, it was: “Over-sexed, over-paid and over here”.

  14. Gezza

     /  December 21, 2018

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/109532801/new-information-shows-immigration-nz-knew-karel-sroubek-travelled-back-to-czech-republic

    That is a damning indictment on the Immigration Service. When they reviewed the file before forwarding it to the Minister, it looks like they only checked the electronic records of his movements but they didn’t properly check the papers on file.