Open Forum – Tuesday

12 February 2019

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72 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  February 12, 2019

    Didnt our popular Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern come across as a positive ray of light on FoxAM this morning with duncan overtalking a reply only once.Jacinda gently put Duncan in his place for this show of bad manners

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    • lurcher1948

       /  February 12, 2019

      Just heard that rightwing Hosking sounding like a purtulant abrupt loser talking to our PM Jacinda Ardern,he sounded just like a rightwinger on magicFOX last night with a Candian accent not believing that Jacinda Ardern deserves being PM,this loser bought up the treaty and GDP but at least he didnt say SLG…AND NO HOSKING IT ISNT A ROUGE POLL get over it

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      • Corky

         /  February 12, 2019

        Mikey destroyed, Jacinda. Live with that Lurchy. State houses in Wanaka..ummm? Maori unemployment rate.. ummm. China.. ummm. Lots of words, but little said.

        Mikey reminded Jacinda – regardless of polls and patsy questions from other journalists whom have only half of Mikey’s IQ – that he’s going to apply the hurt.

        Ouch!

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        • lurcher1948

           /  February 12, 2019

          Hosking is smarting,the poll result hurt his pride,the PM might give his hatefeast a miss next week and for God sakes hes reading out kiwiblog GD posts abusing her but at least Jacinda won’t sell out and be on a Communist Chinese company board like every National Party Prme Minister

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        • phantom snowflake

           /  February 12, 2019

          I’m loving the ‘Freudian Comma’ after “destroyed“, Uncle.

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      • Gezza

         /  February 12, 2019

        Purtulant? Did you mean pustulent? Or petulant, Lurchy?

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  February 12, 2019

    Poor “old” Mike Hosking the hero of the knuckle draggers,abused the govt since it was elected and the loser did what happens to most rightwingers…FAIL back to the drawing board Mickey

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  3. Corky

     /  February 12, 2019

    The UN is coming for us.

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  4. lurcher1948

     /  February 12, 2019

    I was scared today,Corky i saw a muslim wearing a scarf at countdown but enough of that i heard barry soper and andrew dickens rubbishing our Bright PM Jacinda Adern,and then soper said shes not popular in NZ on 42% then andrew read out the usual fluff hate txts straight from kiwiblog g/d but as theres NO kiwiblog G/D today as Farrars spinning

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  5. Corky

     /  February 12, 2019

    Iraqi and Afghan refugees 40 times more likely to commit rape compared to native Finnish population.

    Will the same stats apply to NZ ten years down the track?

    Western self destruction 101.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2018/12/18/iraqi-afghan-migrants-vastly-overrepresented-final-sex-attack-statistics/

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    • lurcher1948

       /  February 12, 2019

      JUDGEMENTAL, RACIST ISLAMOPHOBIC, PG..good post Corky PASSED

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      • lurcher1948

         /  February 12, 2019

        Was good PG,SHAME

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      • Duker

         /  February 12, 2019

        Breitbart makes Trump sound like Jimmy Carter…not even worth fisking their nonsense

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        • Corky

           /  February 12, 2019

          So they made the stats up?

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  February 12, 2019

            Of course, they hoped that paranoiacs would believe them.

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            • Corky

               /  February 12, 2019

              Sometimes it’s best to know what you are posting about.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_crime

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 12, 2019

              Yes, it is, isn’t it ? Like looking at WINZ’s website before you say what they pay for.

            • Corky

               /  February 12, 2019

              Why would you bring something up that I gave you your lumps on?🙄

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 12, 2019

              Why wouldn’t I show that you tend to either make things up or speak from total ignorance ? You must know that what you said was arrant nonsense with no resemblance to reality !

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 12, 2019

              You must know that WINZ doesn’t provide free annual car services, free school uniforms and fees, free petrol…why keep insisting that they do when they say that they do not ? Services are specified among the things that they DON’T pay for.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  February 12, 2019

        Lurch, you forgot xenophobic and gullible.

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        • Corky

           /  February 12, 2019

          Education is the key for both you and Lurchy, Kitty. You guys need to get out of that little bubble you are in and accept the world isn’t how you think it is. Throwing labels around only makes you plight look hopeless.😒

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          • corky

             /  February 12, 2019

            *your*

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            • lurcher1948

               /  February 12, 2019

              education is overrated when you have the love of dogs,

          • Kitty Catkin

             /  February 12, 2019

            Oh dear. I can’t be much better educated unless I do a PhD, which I can’t be bothered doing.

            How many countries have you visited to see what the world is really like ?

            You are hardly the person to criticise other people for using labels; your answer to arguments that you can’t win is to start calling people childish names and abusing them.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 12, 2019

              You have done something that I haven’t, gone through the Chunnel. Does Victoria Station still do that annoying thing of having the platforms out of sequence ?

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 12, 2019

              The other ones, I mean, not the Chunnel one.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 12, 2019

              ‘No answer.’ was the stern reply.

              Could it be that you haven’t done this and can’t answer in case Victoria isn’t the right station ?

            • Corky

               /  February 12, 2019

              I’m saving it with this for a time of my choosing.

              https://yournz.org/2019/02/08/don-brash-championing-apirana-ngata-but/

              Gezza / February 9, 2019

              ”Need to see a photo of the alleged actual book in your alleged library please.”

              I want a surgical take out. But first feel free to talk this up. The more the merrier.🤔

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 12, 2019

              Which book ? There are thousands in this house.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 12, 2019

              I have no wish to talk up this rambling idiocy, thank you.

            • phantom snowflake

               /  February 12, 2019

              Yes it will be great to see the photo of the “Green Terrorist Field Manual”. *snigger*

            • Corky

               /  February 12, 2019

              Which book? What a joke 🙄

              ”There are thousands in this house.”

              Read the link if your are getting confused. 😃

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 13, 2019

              A reply to me said that a photo of a book in my alleged library was wanted; it was intended for you. It was about your claiming to have one by ‘Edison’ (sic) Best, but somehow came to me. It was a surprise because I had not mentioned either books or my own library.

            • Corky.

               /  February 12, 2019

              @ Snowflake

              Yes it will be great to see the photo of the “Green Terrorist Field Manual”. *snigger*

              You are a brave man, after the fact. I gave everyone a chance when I posted before about that manual. I don’t remember any sniggering..in fact their was nothing ..no takers.

              Funny thing. I have just finished watching Rambo 2. Must have been a omen that you’d be turning up.😂

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 13, 2019

              I think that you exaggerate the amount that people think about you.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  February 13, 2019

              I am not Phantom Snowflake.

              You are becoming totally confused here.

              Nam risu inepto res ineptior nullus est. (Catullus)

        • lurcher1948

           /  February 12, 2019

          I would say a FUCKWIT but then PGs moderation would be steaming hot

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          • Corky

             /  February 12, 2019

            Stick with the facts, Lurchy ..and you will be OK. Don’t stray off the beaten track. Getting stuck in blackberry and gorse is painful.

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  6. High Flying Duck

     /  February 12, 2019

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  February 12, 2019

    Impressed with your strong moderation today PG got to keep people who actually say it as its actually is LIKE ME which is scary MODERATED so i will post puppy pictures and nod with racist Islamophobia posters oosting hate BUT WHO ARE NOT MODERATED

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    • Corky

       /  February 12, 2019

      You are probably talking about me, Lurchy. Sometimes it’s hard to know the essence of your pontifications.

      I wasn’t moderated because I could back my korero up with facts. There was nothing gratuitous in my post.. only a genuinely held fear for the future of our country because of lax – and in my opinion, criminal – immigration laws and policies.

      I believe time will prove me correct.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  February 12, 2019

      No it isn’t. He’s written loads of Lefty bollocks for the Herald before. Pity his students.

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  8. lurcher1948

     /  February 12, 2019

    So proud of our PM Jacinda Adern AS A NEW ZEALANDER, HER SPEECH IS SO GOOD, the last national govenment DID NOTHING NOTHING except work for getting on the boards of CHINESE companies

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    • Jacqueline Walter

       /  February 12, 2019

      https://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/110522433/journalist-aziz-alsaafin-beaten-up-in-auckland-in-homophobic-attack

      The victim reporting this said, “You tried to break my spirit, but you failed.”

      God never tries to break our spirit. Then how come many of the people who are so right try to break others?

      And how come those who are ‘straight’ and applying love (like Jacinda) get broken by the churches and/or ‘the system’?

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  February 12, 2019

      Hardly.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  February 12, 2019

        Oh dear, that was meant for Lurch, not you.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  February 12, 2019

          I think that the second is a bit too much of a generalisation, but I do wonder why people need to bash gays, literally or metaphorically. They surely don’t think that every gay person fancies them; I can’t believe that they think that every member of the opposite sex does ! Perhaps they think that they are so gorgeous that anyone who could be attracted to then is 😀 I have a lesbian friend visiting next week, but don’t flatter myself that she fancies me. She has a long-term partner, apart from anything else.

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  9. John Fraser

     /  February 12, 2019

    Watched the tempory 5% Simon Bridges talking and i thought what a piece of rubbish who REALLY would back National only IDIOTS
    ,https://youtu.be/SywExJR4lrI
    Simon bridges trying to survive

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  10. lurcher1948

     /  February 12, 2019

    This is the future under tRUMP,,THIS IS AMERICA,,,party tune, national party conference

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  11. Kitty Catkin

     /  February 12, 2019

    What an ad for ‘BK; (Burger King ?) Some seriously obese people eating their new range of hamburgers…not a great incentive to do the same.

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  12. Corky

     /  February 12, 2019

    Oh dear. One news allowed a clip showing WP answering Simon Bridges in the house with: ‘ I will tell you about China..not Choina! ‘

    That’s a sure sign Billy Bunter is for the chop sooner, rather than later.

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  13. PartisanZ

     /  February 12, 2019

    “What is “work” anyway?

    In a 2013 survey of 12,000 professionals by the Harvard Business Review, half said they felt their job had no “meaning and significance,” and an equal number were unable to relate to their company’s mission, while another poll among 230,000 employees in 142 countries showed that only 13% of workers actually like their job. A recent poll among Brits revealed that as many as 37% think they have a job that is utterly useless.”

    ‘The Future of Work, Robotization, and Capitalism’s Ability to Generate Useless Jobs’

    “The value of your work should not be determined by your paycheck.”

    http://evonomics.com/doubt-capitalism-useless-jobs-rutger-bregman/

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    • PartisanZ

       /  February 12, 2019

      Hah! This guy’s the author of a book entitled “Utopia For Realists” …

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      • PartisanZ

         /  February 12, 2019

        “Every progressive milestone of civilization-from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy-was once considered a utopian fantasy. Bregman’s book, both challenging and bracing, demonstrates that new utopian ideas, like the elimination of poverty and the creation of the fifteen-hour workweek, can become a reality in our lifetime.”

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