Open Forum – Friday

15 March 2019

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  1. lurcher1948

     /  15th March 2019

    Proud to have unsubscribed from the Taxpayers union newsletter.
    [Without evidence and links for accusations like that I’m not going to let them pass. PG]

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    • David

       /  15th March 2019

      Huh, I just made another donation to them.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  15th March 2019

      5.40pm Newstalk ZB driving to dog training plus check out kiwiblog post on the incident it was commented on AND IM NOT A LIAR,HDPA ripped him one for trying to justify the attack because of the Canadians i will not be getting their newsletter now and i sent a email to there site

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      • Gezza

         /  15th March 2019

        Can you post your email text here, neighbour, or is it one that won’t get past moderation?

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        • lurcher1948

           /  15th March 2019

          WHY BOTHER,Gezza…im classed as a liar,im 70 yo i dont bother posting dodgy comments, up here in the capital Wellington

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      • Corky

         /  15th March 2019

        Driving and checking Kiwiblog posts… that would be sensory overload for you, Lurchy. That makes you a danger on the roads.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  15th March 2019

          It would if he was, but he didn’t say that he was doing them at the same time.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  15th March 2019

      yer right

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  2. David

     /  15th March 2019

    Robert (Beta) O Rourke has chucked his name in the progressive ring for the Dems for president and I suggest anyone wanting a laugh at a candidate check out the rehearsed and ludicrous hand and arm movements.

    Trump has noticed and is savage as usual:
    “He has a lot of hand movement. Is he crazy or is that just the way he acts?” Trump said while taking questions from the press.

    BETO O’ROURKE MAKES 2020 WHITE HOUSE BID OFFICIAL WITH WEE-HOURS ANNOUNCEMENT

    “I’ve never seen hand movement, I watched him a little while this morning, doing, I assume some kind of a news conference. I’ve actually never seen anything quite like it. Study it. I’m sure you’ll agree.”

    He also has this odd bouncing thing when talking to a crowd somewhat like Eminem doing Lose Yourself. It looks like the nomination is going to be another straight white male of privilege with Sanders the current front runner, Biden may throw his hat in but is way too old and yesterdays man and will quickly fail, O Rourke may go quite well and a ticket with him and Kamala Harris would be interesting, Warren is finished and is just woeful. There are few stragglers who are woeful with one woman launching her campaign in a blizzard while talking about global warming which was hilarious.
    My pick would be Kamala Harris, not that she is very good but compared to the rest she is a rock star and appears sane.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  15th March 2019

      TRUMP is sneering at hand movements ?

      His tiny fingers are never still.

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  3. Finbaar Rustle

     /  15th March 2019

    Kamala Harris will be the first woman Prezident of the USA.
    You heard it here first.

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    • David

       /  15th March 2019

      Polling at this stage probably ly has her as vice at best. She is stuck on 10% and worse on 2nd preferences..its Bidens at this stage with a dozen candidates he is on 30% consistently

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      • David

         /  15th March 2019

        Sorry I meant Sanders not Biden

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        • lurcher1948

           /  15th March 2019

          Get it right,how hard is it, near enough isn’t good enough,didn’t your boss tell you that?

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        • Blazer

           /  15th March 2019

          Sanders should take…Kentucky.

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      • Finbaar Rustle

         /  15th March 2019

        2024 ha been long touted as the First woman presidential election with hundreds of men already promoting their woman candidate (the rewards will be huge for the promoter).
        But knowing the Reps could also have a woman candidate in 2024 should Harris play the first woman President card now?
        Timing is crucial.
        Obama was brownish but raised by his white mother and white grand parents
        and became the first “Black” president.
        He also stood at the end of the
        Reps 8 years cycle so had it easy.
        Harris also has a multi cultural back ground but like Obama is very white looking and white acting perfect to satisfy swing voters.
        But Americans rarely vote one term Presidents so by then 78 year old Biden could be the sacrificial lamb in 2020 but introducing Harris for the first woman President election in 2024.
        8 years of Trump should see swinging voters go for the Dem candidate who ever he/she is.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  15th March 2019

          If they had 8 years of Trump, they’d vote Lurch’s RED in for President and my Fido as VP to have someone with some sense in charge.

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  4. Corky

     /  15th March 2019

    Enter the vicious mind of Lefty.

    Quote:

    Dr CULLEN: And to my old school, Christ’s College. I am proud of the fact that my secondary education was not paid for by the taxpayers of New Zealand but by the farmers of Canterbury and Hawke’s Bay. I ripped them off for 5 years then, and I shall get stuck into them again in the next few years, so the honourable member should not bring that subject up too often.

    https://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2009/04/dr_cullens_maiden_speech.html

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    • Corky

       /  15th March 2019

      Prick..now he wants to rip us off again.

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      • Blazer

         /  15th March 2019

        he is out of politics now…stop being a SQUIRREL!

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        • Corky

           /  15th March 2019

          It’s alright for you. I doubt you have any assets. I do.

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        • Corky

           /  15th March 2019

          Out of politics? Could have fooled me.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  15th March 2019

            If he did say that, there’s a good chance that he was being satirical and that only the literal-minded would take it literally.

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            • High Flying Duck

               /  15th March 2019

              No, he said it and he meant it:

              https://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10538380

              “Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen has apologised for a wisecrack he made about ripping off farmers on his parliamentary debut 26 years ago.

              Dr Cullen was asked about the comment in his maiden speech in 1982 and whether he “resented wealth” on TV One’s Agenda yesterday.

              As the new MP for St Kilda, Dr Cullen said: “I’m proud of the fact that my secondary education was not paid for by the taxpayers of New Zealand but by the farmers of Canterbury and Hawkes Bay [he was given a scholarship to Christ’s College]. I ripped them off for five years then, and I shall get stuck into them again in the next few years.”

              Dr Cullen told Agenda: “Oh, don’t go back to that, that was one of the most embarrassing … I want to apologise for that because what happened there was that somebody broke a longstanding convention, interjected on me one minute into my maiden speech, which was pretty unfair.

              “I was wound up like a wire. This is my maiden speech in Parliament, you could have twanged me and I’d have played a whole concerto.”

            • Gezza

               /  15th March 2019

              That sharp tongue of his has always had a nasty edge to it. Even when I was reluctantly voting Labour I didn’t like Cullen.

        • trev

           /  15th March 2019

          Out of politics! yeah Right!! He is acting as Labours taxpayer funded mouth piece for CGT because Robbo and co esp. David Parker have had 10 years, 9 in opposition, to figure out a CGT and are now pretending they ‘no comprehend’ when subjected to questioning…

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  5. Corky

     /  15th March 2019

    Oh, boy..some could have fun with this.

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2019/03/wanted-whaleoil-interns-have-you-got-what-it-takes-2/

    If they posted reports about Cams court cases I may be interested. But they haven’t. So I’m not interested.

    Lurchy?

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    • duperez

       /  15th March 2019

      I admit, I was tempted! To look I mean, not to apply. There are so many angles to take you have to sort of laugh really. At least they didn’t put, “Writers previously banned from the site need not apply.” 🙂

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    • Gezza

       /  15th March 2019

      Hang on; I’ll have a look.

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      • Gezza

         /  15th March 2019

        Looks very interesting. I could possibly pull them in a few eel, fantail, sparrow, little black shag, tui & pukeko fans. But don’t think I could find the time, what with me wildlife rangering duties, ma, & keeping Sir Alan under control here. 😐

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  6. High Flying Duck

     /  15th March 2019

    Incredible – a shooting at a mosque in Canterbury. Ongoing, but several injured, no confirmed deaths from what I’ve read:

    * A witness inside the Christchurch mosque said a man came in with an automatic rifle and shot people
    * Witnesses said they heard “a bunch of shots” on Deans Ave. The road was cordoned off about 2.20pm
    * A roadblock has been set up at the Aldwins Rd and Linwood Ave intersection
    * About 20 armed police are clearing buildings in Linwood, across from Eastgate Mall
    * Police are warning people to stay indoors and to report any suspicious behaviour to 111.
    * A number of schools in the area are in lockdown

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/111313238/shooting-at-christchurch-mosque

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/111313938/live-coverage-police-attending-evolving-situation-in-christchurch?rm=a

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    • Gezza

       /  15th March 2019

      Snap. Just posted the stuff article in Media Watch.

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    • Gezza

       /  15th March 2019

      Shooter described as white, blond, and quite short
      Ahmad Al-Mahmoud, 37, described the shooter as white skinned, blond, quite short and wearing a helmet and a bulletproof vest.
      He and others broke a window in a door to escape from the mosque. Prayers started at 1.30pm. The gunman came in about 10 minutes later, when everyone was on their knees praying, he said.
      The gunman let off dozens, if not hundreds of rounds, he said

      ZB getting Chch callers talking about it.

      It’s making the breaking news red tickertape line on Aljazeera tv

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      • Gezza

         /  15th March 2019

        Suggest further comments go in the Media Watch item -as a lot more is being posted there?

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