Open Forum – Thursday

21 March 2019

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  1. Corky

     /  March 21, 2019

    Kate Hawkesby: How do we go back to normal?

    KH- Why do we even need a trial? (Kate was serious)

    Nigel Latta: I hope we we don’t go back to normal. Back to casual racism and Islamophobia.

    NL: When Don Brash signed a petition for free speech he was really signing a petition for hate speech.

    This from a clinical psychologist.. who may need help himself?

    The laughs keep coming.

    A spokesperson for gun owners said they had not been approached by the government regarding new proposed gun laws. She said she hoped that would happen in a democratic society.

    The problem is we aren’t living in a democratic society. It will probably boil down to handing your semi in, or not. People aren’t interested in gun owners rights…all because of one man.

    I could quite easily make a prediction of what comes next. But given the bad reaction to my previous couple of years trying to prepare people for the inevitable, it’s best to let the ‘wing an a prayer’ mentality prevail.

    And prevail over NZ it is.


    • My prediction is that most of us do as much as possible to rise above what happened, make New Zealand a better place for everyone who lives here, and do as much as possible to prevent anything like the terrorist act from happening again.

      That includes condemning any attempts to talk up an escalation.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  March 21, 2019

        We do live in a democracy. We have elections and people can vote in these. The fact that some people can’t be bothered doesn’t affect the democracy.

        The petitions about these weapons show that most people do care.

        It’s ridiculous to expect that the government would approach gunsellers about this.

        Your idea of trying to prepare people for the inevitable is scaremongering.

  2. lurcher1948

     /  March 21, 2019

    POTUS #45 has a way with words,Who does she choose, the orange man or her husband the father of her 4 children
    Donald J. Trump
    ‏Verified account
    7h7 hours ago
    George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he so desperately wanted. I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!
    Someone has to remove the twitter app of his ghone

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 21, 2019

      Such presidential dignity must make Americans very proud.

  3. Zedd

     /  March 21, 2019

    … your true colours, are shining thru’ 🙂

  4. lurcher1948

     /  March 21, 2019

    I have decided not read anything more on the Australians massacre, as it upsets me too much. The Dompost was quarter filled with distress today and im struggling….

  5. lurcher1948

     /  March 21, 2019

    You have to smile when karma happens

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 21, 2019

      Now, that is a perfect example of natural justice.

      Did you read about the burglar who leaped a fence….knocking over hives full of 80,000 bees on the other side, with predictable results.

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 21, 2019

      It’s a pity it wasn’t mumps 😀

  6. lurcher1948

     /  March 21, 2019

    When you are feeling down walk on a beach and let your dogs swim and do dog agility with them and the dark clouds move on the beach,BIG walk yesterday…agility tonight
    my loves JESS and RED front

    • Kitty Catkin

       /  March 21, 2019

      Mine is dozing beside me on the sofa. He’s not long and lean like yours, but I love him !

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  March 21, 2019

      Just get rid of all the stuff after dot jpg, Lurch.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  March 21, 2019

        No, didn’t work. I’ll leave it to G.

  7. lurcher1948

     /  March 21, 2019

    Gezza can you turn,it into a picture, I’m not computer literate….please

  8. lurcher1948

     /  March 21, 2019

    Time for ZB to put him out to pasture,hes past his used by date and is going off quickly×409.png?x58840

    • Corky

       /  March 22, 2019

      That symbol has many meanings. Are you saying by default Mike Hosking is a White Supremacist?

  9. David

     /  March 21, 2019

    The government needs to keep an eye on this:

    Looking at GDP per capita, this increased 0.1% in the December quarter and 0.9% in the December year – the lowest annual growth since 2011. Improving per capita GDP growth was something the Labour-led Government campaigned hard on.

    Not the time to start dicking around with crazy minimum wage increases, 70s style labour reforms, Green taxes etc. and a CGT.
    Business confidence is always a leading indicator despite who sits on which board of which bank.

    • Blazer

       /  March 21, 2019

      GDP under National was driven by a red hot housing market,a feature being foreign buyers,and immigration numbers.

      Both these are contracting slowly.

      Productivity in the tradeable sector was basically stagnant under National.

      National talk a good game but sadly are easily outplayed.👏

      • David

         /  March 21, 2019

        The only contribution from housing to GDP figures is construction so good that belatedly you have recognized the efforts National put in to get the house building industry firing.
        I think you will find there were contributions to GDP under National across the board with wine, fish, timber, red meat featuring as well as some pretty good growth in software and services.
        The GDP growth figures over the last few years were pretty impressive and topped 4% so lets see if Robertson can match this. So far he has put out ZERO economic policy he has just thrown money at some voters, we are yet to see the future of work or anything.