Open Forum – Tuesday

5 February 2019

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    • Corky

       /  5th February 2019

      What am I to ‘reckon’ about?

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      • Blazer

         /  5th February 2019

        do you buy her story?

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        • Corky

           /  5th February 2019

          I must give her the benefit of the doubt..although I’m a little dubious of the whole situation.

          I can relate a similar story regarding a woman teacher I got on well with during the school year. Just before Xmas, one year, she was caught stealing sunglasses from Mitre 10. It later came out in court before becoming a teacher she was involved in a robbery as the get away driver.

          The thing we don’t know…the things the education ministry didn’t know..but should have!

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          • Blazer

             /  5th February 2019

            her flatmate is a bit of a ladies man,apparantly…
            ‘Christopher Ngarino reckons he wasn’t there when the Hikurangi Four Square was robbed by armed men.
            Yesterday he was jailed for eight years for the crimes he had claimed he did not commit.
            Ngarino, 25, was sentenced in the Whangarei District Court on charges of armed robbery of the Hikurangi Four Square supermarket, committing a crime with a firearm and four kidnapping charges. He had been found guilty of the charges at a Whangarei District Court trial last month.’-that was about 10 years ago.-NZH.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  5th February 2019

              Sunglasses from Mitre 10 ? They sell hardware.

              It’s odd that someone with a conviction like that was able to become a teacher; there are some crimes that would definitely make the person not be accepted for training.

            • Corky

               /  5th February 2019

              ”Sunglasses from Mitre 10 ? They sell hardware”

              Your life experiences are really limited. You obviously haven’t been to Mitre 10.

              They sell some really cool safety sunglasses.

              https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/search?text=safety%20%20glasses&q=safety%20%20glasses

              ”It’s odd that someone with a conviction like that was able to become a teacher; there are some crimes that would definitely make the person not be accepted for training.”

              Obviously you don’t get the papers otherwise you would know about the deplorable state of teacher vetting in this country.

            • Gezza

               /  5th February 2019

              You still get the newspaper Corks?

            • Corky

               /  5th February 2019

              Yes, but only just. Mainly for regional news.

    • Blazer

       /  5th February 2019

      Howard the luckiest aussie politician…ever.

      Stopped the ‘fight’ by yelling….’hey’…

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      • Corky

         /  5th February 2019

        As Maori say..’a man’s mana is his cloak.’ Besides, could you bash a man who looked like that?

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        • Patu

           /  5th February 2019

          Police confirmed to news.com.au that a 44-year-old woman has been charged with breaching an apprehended domestic violence order and granted conditional bail to appear at Manly Local Court on Tuesday – while a man, aged 47, was taken to hospital as a mental health precaution. Both the man and woman are known to each other.
          “Police hope to speak with the man once he is deemed well enough,” a police statement read.

          She quite possibly could have, but good on him for intervening & most likely preventing her from inflicting harm on her ex 😉

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  5th February 2019

      Reading the article it would appear the woman was the offending party and was the subject of domestic apprehended violence order.

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  1. Corky

     /  5th February 2019

    Brave Aussie judge calls out Islam to disown violent parts of the Koran. Of course Muslims can’t…and never will.

    Yet we continue to believe Islam is a religion of peace. That it’s OK to allow Muslims into the country. Hell, we even denigrate people who stand against our self-genocide immigration policies.

    And of course, refugees come to Western countries not because they want to..but because they have no choice. They have no intention of ditching their culture. But they will be schooled by other Muslims about the correct responses to naive Infidel social workers who believe they are integrating these ‘poor’ refugees.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/judge-calls-on-muslims-to-publicly-disavow-violence-in-koran-20190131-p50uvy.html

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  5th February 2019

      That is, of course, arrant nonsense, Self-genocide immigration policies ? What do you take people for ? It’s an insult to both refugees and social workers.

      Would the bigoted judge call on Christians to denounce parts of the Bible ?

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      • Corky

         /  5th February 2019

        I’m not interested in what you think. Like others on this blog, you aren’t part of the solution..you are the problem.

        I would rather take note of a judge with ”real world experience.” rather than someone living in Hamilton.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  5th February 2019

          Oo-er ! That cliche’s put the rest of us in our place ! 😀 😀 😀

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          • Corky

             /  5th February 2019

            The rest of us?? I think you are exaggerating again. Humour won’t work because you have none.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  5th February 2019

              Don’t be more absurd than you can help being. You are contradicting yourself and resorting to personal abuse because you have been caught out again, mon pauvre petit homme. No sense of humour, you have to put down those who do have one.

      • Patzcuaro

         /  5th February 2019

        “Arrant nonsense”‘, nice turn of phrase, apt though.

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        • Corky

           /  5th February 2019

          Why?

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        • Corky

           /  5th February 2019

          Tell me, Patz..how could most Muslim immigrants ever understand this. The culture, the musical structure, the joy for life, and the technology of the musical instruments?

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          • Conspiratoor

             /  5th February 2019

            Keep commenting here Corky. You get a bit sideways at times but you do deliver up the occasional pearl

            Dont let the bastards grind you down

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          • Corky

             /  5th February 2019

            Oh, they don’t grind me down, Con. I’m the sheep dog.. sometimes I have to move sideways to stop the sheep escaping.

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            • Conspiratoor

               /  5th February 2019

              How do you guide the flock? Bark or eye?

            • Corky

               /  5th February 2019

              I let the flock guide me..then I misdirect them. That way they think they are still in charge.

              You have to change with the times, Con. Of course, I don’t always get it right. But that’s life.

  2. phantom snowflake

     /  5th February 2019

    THE ‘WAR ON DRUGS’ CONTINUES!! (So much for “kinder government” and “treating drugs as a health issue”.)

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    • phantom snowflake

       /  5th February 2019

      And an update:

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      • PartisanZ

         /  5th February 2019

        I can’t think of a thing to say … other than FUCK THEM!!!!

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        • phantom snowflake

           /  5th February 2019

          No obvious changes in police priorities and attitudes since Labour-led came into power. Then again Police Minister Stuart Nash seems to be a staunch Laura Norda kinda guy…

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  3. lurcher1948

     /  5th February 2019

    I like a good laugh,as everyone knows,on a nearby rightwing attack blog all the posters are struggling under the communist govt running the country(their whines)so the rightwing feral knuckledraggers get colorful with there descriptions of the govt, been management they use the best of English,to rant
    “Don’t restrict yourself to just the Right side of the spectrum. You never saw Clarkula, Palmer, Moore or Lange stumble, fumble, ummm, aah, or look blank and stunned like the SLG. She is by far the most stupid, incompetent and inept Prime Minister this country has ever had. Country mile stuff. It’s just as well both the country and the Government are much bigger than the role of PM. This embarrassing idiot might otherwise destroy us”
    I feel this intellectual giant doesn’t like Jacinda Ardern, and yes his knuckles hurt when it stumbles along

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    • Gezza

       /  5th February 2019

      These jokers look like a pack of right tossers all right – but, they’re on to something with the references to Jacinda umming and ahhing too much. I’ve only just begun to notice the same thing. If she has to make excuses or think quickly how to avoid giving direct answers to tricky questions on the spot, she needs to do something other than um because she’s doing too many lately.

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  5th February 2019

    I have to thank that well known knuckle dragging righty Chuck Bird that Canadian who whines on the radio a lot, pointed out that the PM Jacinda Ardern is a communist, shock horror, as she ran socialist international 11 years ago,so Chuck Bird you will not bring the government down, but you do show that the right whine a lot ,poor bubba
    https://truebluenz.com/2019/02/04/video-the-real-jacinda-ardern/

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    • Corky

       /  5th February 2019

      They should receive a nice soft sentence. I doubt they would put these ”cultured gentlemen” in with the bros.

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  5th February 2019

    RIGHTIES, dont worry about Jacinda Ardern the COMMUNIST CHINESE BANKS here in New Zealand are run by past National Party PMs,selling New Zealand CHEAPLY by being on the board…dont worry about the left,FEAR NATIONAL working with the communists
    “The Chinese banks seem to have adopted a politically oriented strategy in New Zealand, as former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley is the chair of China Construction Bank (New Zealand), former National Party and Act Party leader Dr Don Brash is chair of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (New Zealand) and former Napier National Party MP Chris Tremain is chair of Bank of China (New Zealand). Ruth Richardson, a former Finance Minister, is also on the Bank of China (New Zealand) board”
    20 pieces of silver,enough said.and lets not mention Chinese water companies a National party life source

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    • Patzcuaro

       /  5th February 2019

      It’s called a gravy train, I’d be weary of any organisation with ex politicians on the board unless they actually have commercial or financial expertise such as Key, English or Cullen. Shipley has already come unstuck at Mainzeal.

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    • Corky

       /  5th February 2019

      Righties have to make an honest bob, Lurchy. You don’t think the Porsche pays for itself do you?🙄

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  6. lurcher1948

     /  5th February 2019

    Corky remove your self from your house, as CHINA owns your city….only you dont know it

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    • Corky

       /  5th February 2019

      Yes, China owns my chattels….Labour owns my soul…and Devil owns my spirit.

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  7. PartisanZ

     /  5th February 2019

    More well dressed thieves –

    ‘Top multinationals pay almost no tax in New Zealand’ – Heraldo

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11607336&fbclid=IwAR1bmLAB4-E_nqcjM6563V_yVg3-IpVLvolSpjy8GJT92OrDOwXClMpDqNg

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    • Gezza

       /  5th February 2019

      And yet more well-dressed wealthy shysters?

      Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki rolls in to Waitangi
      Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki has arrived at Te Tii Marae at Waitangi ahead of his sermon there tomorrow, which is expected to draw thousands.

      Around 2000 of church supporters, including many of its Tu Tangata riders, are expected to arrive at Waitangi for the sermon tomorrow morning.

      It will take place at the same time as the traditional Anglican service at Te Whare Ranginui at the Treaty Grounds.

      Government Minister Shane Jones has been drafted in to deliver that sermon in the hopes that he will draw a bigger crowd than Tamaki.

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12201099

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    • Blazer

       /  5th February 2019

      and then there are tax havens for wealthy individuals…only the little people pay income tax.

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  8. Gezza

     /  5th February 2019

    Don Brash cuts Waitangi speech as protesters block him out

    Don Brash speaking at Waitangi today

    Former National leader Don Brash cut short his speech at Waitangi today just as his speaking area was taken over by protesters carrying a banner opposing racism. The banner blocked out the stage, obscuring Brash from a crowd which had heckled him from the moment he opened his mouth.

    “No doubt some of you regard me as an out and out racist,” he said to about 200 people gathered in the main tent on Ti Tii Marae.
    “Kia ora,” shouted many in the crowd, agreeing with him, while others simply howled derision.

    Brash plunged on, starting with te reo and his questioning views around the value of the language. He was not opposed to the language, he said. “I wish I spoke more of it,” he said.
    “So do we,” came a clear voice from the crowd.

    Regardless, he said he supported Māori Television.
    “How generous of you,” came a voice, with more catcalls.

    Brash continued to confront te reo, and the value of English over other languages, and the objections from the crowd got louder.

    Then one woman turned on a megaphone and Brash was silenced, shut down as she drew a rousing rebellion from the crowd.

    Heeni Hoterene (loudhailer) protests during Don Brash’s speech

    Reuben Taipiri, who invited Brash, took over the stage and called for people to give Brash a chance. They did, briefly, but the onslaught came again and Brash wilted. “Madam, you’ll have your chance in a moment,” he said.

    She wasn’t waiting. No one was waiting for Beash to finish. Often, he barely got a chance to start. And then he stopped. The banner came and Brash found himself blocked out by the word “racism”, drawn large.

    Then Brash sat there while everyone else had their turn. The words wore different but the message was much the same as the banner. “No room for racism,” they said, one after another.

    And Brash listened.
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12201140

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    • Corky

       /  5th February 2019

      Exactly how I thought it would go…except worse. That’s why I call for a hardline on Maori.

      Someone is going to say..”but Corky, don’t judge Maori by a small number of objectors.” But it’s not a small number of objectors. Thousands of Maori would do exactly the same thing to Brash if they had the chance.

      Pig ignorance, disrespectful and racist…the same things Brash is accused of. Maori will have made more enemies today.

      And what of Reuben Taipiri?` Good question…

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      • Gezza

         /  5th February 2019

        Just watched a few seconds of Don commenting on Prime News. He was quite accepting of what had happened. Said what he was hearing there was a lot of anger at a lot of things that have impacted Maori negatively, economic factors included.

        Watch an interview the megaphone lady on Te Kaea on Maori tv but it was all in Maori and no subtitle provided as there was for the most of what else I saw.

        On Te Kaea their reporters claimed Ngaphuhi are unhappy with Andrew Little and want him replaced – that possibly Winston Peters might become Treaty Negotiations Minister. Jacinda was shown saying that was news to her. Couldn’t hear what Winston muttered but Jacinda indicated it supported her “there you go, can’t be much clearer than that” or similar, followed by a vid clip of Jonesy appearing to say Winston would be the next MInister.

        Ngapuhi subtribes will all be turning up tomorrow, when, it was reported, the discussions would continue all day.

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