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5 June 2019

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  1. David

     /  5th June 2019

    Anti Trump protesters attack a counter protester while screaming fascism and signs bemoaning Trumps approach to the environment left littering London. Corbyn, under investigation for anti semitism makes the keynote speech and gets a rousing response but lets not mention his previous hanging out with members of the IRA, Hamas and Hezbollah.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7103743/Trump-supporter-viciously-attacked-doused-milkshake.html

    The speaker refused permission for Trump to address parliament but allowed President Xi to. Sorry but the English have lost all sense of perspective.

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    • Gezza

       /  5th June 2019

      As the UK Parliament & population is as polarised & in as much disarray as the US’s, what else would you expect?

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    • David

       /  5th June 2019

      Have a look at these photos, what a disgrace.

      https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7103847/Anti-trump-activists-leave-mountain-litter-listening-ranting-Corbyn-blast-Trump.html

      How is someone disabled or elderly supposed to navigate their way around that.

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      • Griff.

         /  5th June 2019

        ROFL
        No the disgrace is Trump.
        Blathering idiot abroad.

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        • David

           /  5th June 2019

          Do you not thinks its poor behaviour to leave all this litter lying around when you are targeting someone for their character. Is there not a cost to the environment from all those wasted and unused signs when protesting someones environmental record.
          It looks like his trip has been quite well received, the Brits will be pleased about assurances on their special relationship which Obama point blank refused to do preferring the EU and Merkel. He seems to have a genuine liking of the Queen, was complimentary of May on her way out, hasnt interfered hugely in the Tory,s leadership battle praising both front runners and has pledged US support on Brexit.

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          • Griff.

             /  5th June 2019

            ROFLMAO
            I see at most half an hours work for one guy and one garbage truck. Most of the crap is even piled ready to be removed .
            It would not even full the truck. I have personally removed 7 truck loads of garbage from one house in one day by hand . That smaller amount of trash is nothing unless you are a raving Trumpwit doing the offended snowflake waltz .

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  5th June 2019

            I don’t suppose that the Queen gives a damn if he likes her or not. He is quite disrespectful towards her, as he showed on his last visit with his discourteous behaviour, barging ahead of her, almost knocking her over, keeping her waiting…this time he broke the no touching rule. Michelle Obama did too, justifying it by saying that they were just two women whose shoes were killing them (or something along those lines, although what made her think that the Queen is stupid enough to wear such uncomfortable shoes wasn’t stated) Her own stiltlike heels that made her tower over the Queen made her look rather ignorant. Own goal, Mrs O.

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      • Blazer

         /  5th June 2019

        stop being melon dramatic…all good clean organic waste.

        Can’t see beer bottles,cigarette butts,gum and the usual crowd debris’.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  5th June 2019

          Nor can I, and most of it’s been stacked for easy removal.

          The milkshake trend is puerile and stupid, but hardly vicious, and one incident is too small a sample to prove anything at all about the 68,000,000 English (or whatever the number is now)

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  2. lurcher1948

     /  5th June 2019

    Simon’s voice is more grating today than usual,its hard to understand him as he croaks instead of speaking clearly,and has he changed to using olive oil to grease his hair? ,I myself have a number2,far more practical for a outdoor person

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    • Ray

       /  5th June 2019

      No.2 bit nippy outdoors at this time of year Lurcher.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  5th June 2019

        I have a friend who has her lovely silvery-grey hair cut into a virtual crewcut in summer despite my cries of distress. She has it as short as a man’s all year. It must be cold in winter.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  5th June 2019

          Brian Tamaki looks as if he uses Vaseline on his, comb tracks…ugh, ugh, ugh….

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        • Gerrit

           /  5th June 2019

          No 2 all year round, you do gather a collection of hats to wear though. Cricket floppies in summer and beanies in winter. Plenty of visits to the doctor to get skin cancers cut out but when hair wont grow, it is the only option to shave it off. Saves haircut costs as one just runs a pair of clippers around the old noggin once a fortnight.

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      • Griff.

         /  5th June 2019

        Number one is for winter.
        Straight buzz for summer .
        What are you guys long hair hippy’s?

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  3. Blazer

     /  5th June 2019

    ANZ Australia separate business from ANZ NZ!…Shipley’s ‘believe it or not’!

    ‘ANZ New Zealand has acknowledged its Australian owners were making the calculation in question. “A failure of systems and controls, as well as no verification being undertaken by the bank” meant a risk model was “decommissioned” without a new model being approved.
    It sounds almost as if someone in Melbourne threw away an old laptop and did not bother to let anyone in Auckland know.’Stuff.

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  4. lurcher1848

     /  5th June 2019

    God is there never any end to the negativity from the RIGHTWING radio magic?It starts at 6am with garner on AM then the wanker peter williams starts to rant,on and on then the idiot plunket appears and screeches,no female or guests wants to talk to him as he over shouts,everyone, the righties rant on and on….not being in power sucks righties

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    • It’s the govt’s corruption and incompetence that infuriates me.

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    • Gerrit

       /  5th June 2019

      And still lurcher listens when he could be enjoying life being indoctrinated by red radio.

      Why do you bother? How many times now have you complained?g

      Those that want to listen will, those that don’t can find another channel.

      or do you want thew channel closed down and stop free speech?

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      • lurcher1948

         /  5th June 2019

        Was doing dog agility in Hope,Nelson(thanks Corky for my pension),and checked out ZBs frequencies out,but you righties have to toughen up,hosking upwards all sound like whiny crybaby wimps…you are NOT IN POWER CRYBABIES

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        • Gerrit

           /  5th June 2019

          Surely it would have been better to listen to the wind in the trees , talk to fellow competitors, enjoy the peace and quite, etc. Why subject yourself to self flagellation by listening to a radio station your absolutely detest? Does not make sense.

          Mind you, judging by your interislander comment, you sound like a perpetual moaner. Maybe an attitude adjustment might make the Interislander state servants behave more pleasantly towards you?

          Better try the non state, free enterprise shipping line next time. Bluebridge for me every time. Taking care of the customer means the customer comes back and so pay the wages. Not like the state servants on the “other” ferry service who get paid whether they perform or not.

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    • duperez

       /  5th June 2019

      It is totally unfair of you to not mention Hosking.

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      • lurcher1948

         /  5th June 2019

        PG….IM UNDER MODERATION…..WTF….scary,posting as i should be

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  5. Corky

     /  5th June 2019

    German politician pays the ultimate price for not protecting the Fatherland??

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/walter-lubcke-death-cause-age-germany-cdu-kassel-merkel-a8942001.htm

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  6. lurcher1948

     /  5th June 2019

    I caught the interislander Kaitiaki down to Picton on the 9 am sailing on Friday to do dog agility,had the blue tag(DOGS IN VEHICLE) and sat there why all the late comers were put under cover then we were put on DECK 5 out in the sun,i said we have dogs in the car but a THICK INTERISLANDER staff member said” IF YOUR DOGS DIE YOU WILL GET COMPENSATION” fuck it ruined my crossing, I WAS ANGRY… they took me down to lower windows for more ventilation, they dont employ people for there intellect,but on the way home, priority/animals on board 5th car off…I MOANED LOUDLY ABOUT THEIR STAFF MEMBER

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  5th June 2019

      I’d be angry, too..,put a complaint in. A detailed one not written in anger, of course.

      Compensation for an animal dying a horrible death ? Is there enough money in NZ for that ?

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  7. lurcher1948

     /  5th June 2019

    Sorry folks other than 2 rescued agility dogs,we have a rescued ChCH earthquake dog,a Sydney Silky/toy poodle a tough bitch TOUGH so this is the how TULLULAH developed

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  5th June 2019

      Even a Maltese terrier is a terrier and not a fluffy toy. I was amazed to see mine ‘killing’ his toy dog in the way that terriers kill rats, grasping it by the neck and shaking it.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  5th June 2019

      Have you read the book about the Chch dogs; Quake Dogs ? I was delighted when it was for sale at the library.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  5th June 2019

      It’s not there, but I think that we’ve seen it before.

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