Open Forum – Monday

6 May 2019

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26 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  6th May 2019

    Watched the tempory leader of the opposition speaking on AM,happily disgusing a stolen cabinet paper,I learnt something,Simon will reverse everything the COL brings in EVERYTHING,if you get a increase in your pension National will remove it,better work conditions,gone by lunchtime..this is Nationals election pledge,back to the stagnation of the past

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    • lurcher1948

       /  6th May 2019

      Im concerned here, an” X police prosecutor” given access to stolen private papers and is bragging about it…Nationals leader seems dodgy just saying

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  6th May 2019

        The coal hasn’t brought in much of importance; I doubt if NZ would be the worse for not having KiwiBuild.

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  2. David

     /  6th May 2019

    [On ‘censorship’ of the Brendon Tarrant trial, posted
    https://yournz.org/2019/05/06/media-agreement-on-coverage-of-tarrant-trial/ ]

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  3. Corky

     /  6th May 2019

    Couldn’t believe it. 3 News covered this story about a British government report regarding
    persecution of Christians reaching genocide levels. They even had a government minister give a solemn interview and the word ”Christian” was mentioned. Incredible.

    But… they interviewed a New Zealand spokesperson from a university who started out well by using the word Christian..but when asked for the cause of this genocide, the words Muslim and Islam were not mentioned.The nearest this apologist got to the root cause of the problem was the word ”factions.”

    The last time something like this came out of Britain was David Cameron’s speech on Islam.
    It was set to be a big talking point in NZ.. Willie and JT were about to cover it, after an interview with Paula Bennett who was in the studio. A little into the the interview the Christchurch quake struck. History repeating with all three recently in the news.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2019/05/ecpersution-of-christians-reaches-genocide-levels.html

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  6th May 2019

      Yes, we all have televisions and all watch the news, no need to regurgitate the story.

      If you mean Dr Peter Lineham by the ‘spokesman from a university’, he is NZ’s most learned and respected theologian and much more than a mere spokesman from Massey.

      I would hardly class Paula Bennett et al being in the news as being in the same league as the Christchurch earthquake. History is scarcely repeating itself.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  6th May 2019

        As Peter Lineham is now retired from Massey where he was a Professor, he can hardly be called a spokesman for the university.

        It would be absurd to call him this even when he was there and spoke on religion and history, as anyone who has been to a university would know.

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    • Corky

       /  6th May 2019

      My guess.. Christians fully exterminated from the MiddleEast in ten years time. Next guess..the world won’t even blink.

      I say that because a TV news item lead with a story of a Palestinian women and her baby being killed by an Israeli bombing. Only later on in the news report do will learn the bombing was in retaliation for rockets fired into Israel. Great publicity for Hamas to show the world how bad those ‘dirty Jews’ are. Our media seems to support Hamas if the way they present their news items is anything to go by.

      https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/05/palestinian-mother-baby-killed-israeli-raids-gaza-190504162115210.html

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      • Blazer

         /  6th May 2019

        ‘the bombing was in retaliation for rockets fired into Israel.

        Wow…!..that’s a first!…*sarc*

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  4. Corky

     /  6th May 2019

    If this is a problem, why do they insist on the big ”fella” crowding out the PM on the podium?

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/05/we-miss-out-deaf-m-ori-plead-for-more-trilingual-sign-language-interpreters.html

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  6th May 2019

      We saw it on the news last night, no need to repeat it.

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    • lurcher1948

       /  6th May 2019

      It’s not catching, deafness and the”big fella”is brighter than you thin, Corky

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      • Corky

         /  6th May 2019

        I don’t care. I want to concentrate on the PM, not the man mountain next to her. What’s the problem with having someone smaller than the PM doing sigh language next to her.
        I still reckon the big fella is in for a gong come the new years awards.

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        • lurcher1948

           /  6th May 2019

          You think you are bright, as a righty step up to the plate, or are you shorter than our PM, and feel inadequate Corky

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  6th May 2019

            The most ridiculously PC use of sign language was at a book launch. Nobody was asked if it was needed, nobody there was deaf, the sign language woman was busily translating with nobody looking. It was annoyingly distracting from the reading and speeches and worse than pointless. What a waste of her time.

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          • Corky

             /  6th May 2019

            Lurchy, tonight the PM gave a press gallery interview. All we could see was the PM. When she finished her interview, the camera panned to her right and there was a diminutive sign language lady who had been out of sight doing her thing.

            On a sour note. The PM was proposed to by her partner on a hill I played on regularly as a kid. I find that culturally offensive, that these city slickers are invading our sacred places.

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  5. lurcher1948

     /  6th May 2019

    PG i keep my eye on”YSB have your say” and have noticed its turned into a(nutters) club an echo chamber of hatred and hasn’t taken off.I think some posters are noticing it’s getting near defamation at times and has stopped posting, and i think the big boys with the big stick will be visiting the editor Holly Sheet soon, hope he has deep pockets

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  6. Corky

     /  6th May 2019

    Hobsons Pledge gains support to fight racist Maori and their white sycophantic supporters.

    https://www.hobsonspledge.nz/investigation_call_boosts_support

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  7. Corky

     /  6th May 2019

    Gezza hasn’t checked in for blog duty. Pity..I wanted to ask him if he watched 3News.😃

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  6th May 2019

      I know why he’s not here, and he has good reason not to be.

      Your grinning is out of place, to say the least.

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  8. lurcher1948

     /  6th May 2019

    Kitty for you, my farm rescue tri coloured Heading girl JESS jumping at speed last weekend, ps Corky shes not forced to run, she has a purpose in life, and in 3 weeks time is heading down south to Hope Nelson to compete
    https://scontent.fpmr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59781255_2285060535146296_5338808786045894656_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent.fpmr1-1.fna&oh=8d9703ac9a0156845671122cf1288e87&oe=5D2B2F58

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  6th May 2019

      Wonderdog.

      I love the neatly tucked up paws. Her concentration really shows. They are both wonderfully lean and streamlined, what a combination of skill and physique.

      Nobody could force a dog to compete. Well, they might be able to, I don’t know, but the dog would do badly because it wouldn’t want to do it and would just go through the motions so that it could get it over and done with.

      Have you ever thought of doing a book about them and using the photos to illustrate it ? I am serious. What a boost for rescued dogs that would be.

      There’s a rescued dog in my road; a dear animal called Layla. She has a missing leg, but it hasn’t slowed her down noticeably.

      My darling little dog can jump surprisingly high, but that’s about his lot for athletics.

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  9. Corky

     /  6th May 2019

    Apparently there’s good reason why Gezza isn’t here. And apparently my grinning icon is out of place. So, not being in the inner circle, clairvoyance, I must say, has a lot going for it.😢

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