Open Forum – 31 January

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27 Comments

  1. Zedd

     /  31st January 2020

    I see ‘foreign flags’ fluttering in Otepoti; not just sports events.. I thought only foreign embassies could do that ?
    Political posturing ??

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  2. Corky

     /  31st January 2020

    When it comes to the crunch, it’s No1 first…and rightly so. That’s as I have stated all along. Some though, don’t understand human nature. Some also don’t understand why I held off
    calling this virus a media beat up…or comparing it to the flu. I will soon be able to offer my considered opinion as trends continue. Hopefully for us a peak will come soon. We can’t afford more economic damage than we already have under Labour.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/01/coronavirus-nz-homestays-rejecting-chinese-students-over-virus-fears.html

    https://yournz.org/2020/01/27/coronavirus-concerns/

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  31st January 2020

      I don’t think that people have been thinking about why you held off telling everyone your opinion on the virus being a media beat-up or even noticed that you hadn’t.

      Most of us were brought up not to consider ‘number one’ of supreme importance, I hope. This selfish attitude is not appealing to many people.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  31st January 2020

        Synonyms (& related words) for looking out for number one include selfish/ness, self-centred, self-interest, vanity, inconsiderate, law of the jungle, egomaniac, egocentric….Cambridge English Dictionary.

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    • Corky

       /  31st January 2020

      I think Kitty and I have done our talking here:

      https://yournz.org/2020/01/27/coronavirus-concerns/

      Short memories aren’t a good thing. Neither is digging a deeper hole for yourself. I think Kitty also has selfishness mixed up with survival of the fittest ( and best prepared). Still, in a crisis, it will be comforting to know she will be caring about others above her own safety.😯

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  1st February 2020

        More drivel.

        Where have I said that I am selfish and that I am best prepared ? Prepared for what ? Like many people, I have emergency supplies of water, as at one time there were problems with the mains that meant outages. I have some tins of food and basic first aid items. I don’t react with hysteria to the smallest threat, no matter how unlikely it is to affect me. I don’t stockpile antibiotics, for instance.

        I am not neurotic about this virus as some people seem to be. I won’t be wearing a useless mask on the small chance that a germ might come my way; these won’t prevent a virus.

        I see Chinese people every day and don’t run from them in terror that they might be carrying germs !!!

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  1st February 2020

          I would suggest that you look up the original Darwinian meaning of survival of the fittest, as I can’t imagine that you own his well-known book as I do,

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  1st February 2020

        Your memory for the discussion on the coronavirus seems very short indeed.

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    • duperez

       /  1st February 2020

      I think we can tolerate the economic damage and devastation being wrought under Labour if we get through coronavirus. Do you reckon there’s an election line there?: “Don’t survive coronavirus to be slain by Labour.”

      A bigger danger than both of those would seem to be lunacy. Thank goodness it’s only in small pockets, not rampant. (in spite of the best efforts of some.)

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  1st February 2020

        Can you drown lunatics in the lunacy ?

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      • Corky

         /  2nd February 2020

        You tell me Duperez 😀 ?

        Let’s she what Kitty has stated previously:

        ”Kitty Catkin / 27th January 2020
        They won’t ban Chinese students. Only hysterical neurotics would want it to happen.”

        Well, they have gone further and banned everybody, apart from New Zealand citizens and permanent residents whom of course can’t be banned.

        Sometimes I wonder about the thought processes of others. Well, not really.

        https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12305329

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  3rd February 2020

          WHO can’t be banned. Whom is the equivalent of him or them; ‘Who is the man of whom you speak ?’

          They have banned flights directly from China for the interim. Students were not specified and will be let in, no doubt, when the flights resume.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  3rd February 2020

            The ban is on flights from Shanghai and will be in place for up to a fortnight.It will be reviewed every 48 hours.

            I suppose that to some people, the idea that others actually think & process thought is strange.

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    • Blazer

       /  4th February 2020

      what exactly?……’economic damage than we already have under Labour.’
      o wise one.

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    • Blazer

       /  3rd February 2020

      that’s very young…natural causes?

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  3rd February 2020

        He looked a lot older than 71 on the news, and he sounded old and weary. I wouldn’t have recognised him.

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  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  2nd February 2020

    Simon rules out governing with Winston. High time but not very well timed IMO.

    Continues to show political lead feet sadly.

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  5. Correctly

     /  3rd February 2020

    Don’t panic..it was just a lone wolf. These attacks happen now and again. The public should continue with life as normal.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-51349664

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  3rd February 2020

      Pretty extraordinary this lunatic had three anti-terrorist cops trailing him. Horrendous costs of releasing Muslim madmen.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  3rd February 2020

        Correctly’s name and style of writing seem oddly familiar.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  3rd February 2020

        It doesn’t say that there were three following him; that is speculation.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  4th February 2020

          I don’t speculate.
          https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/02/03/streatham-attacker-one-five-dangerous-terrorists-britain-security/

          And
          Up ahead Amman, still brandishing the stolen knife, had kept running. Behind him were two, possibly three, men dressed in jeans and hoodies, yelling at him to stop. They were armed, plain-clothes counter-terrorism officers who had been keeping the terrorist under watch. Another armed police officer, on a high speed motorbike, raced ahead, and dismounted.

          He also pulled out his handgun. Amman, it now transpires, had only recently been let out of jail and had been living in a bail hostel just under a mile away from Streatham High Road. Justice Denedo, 44, who works in the City, witnessed what happened next, capturing the dramatic events on his mobile phone.

          “I thought it must be gangs but then I could see this guy running towards me and I could see two men wearing balaclavas chasing behind him,” said Mr Denedo.

          “All of a sudden I could hear this guy screaming. I think it was the police officer. The guy they were chasing was saying something but it wasn’t very audible. He was screaming and the police officers were screaming at the same time.

          Police approach the terror suspect on the pavement in Streatham
          Police approach the terror suspect on the pavement in Streatham
          “Then I heard two shots very close together. ‘Pop pop’ just like that. The guy stopped and then he turned around and I noticed he had a massive silver knife in his hands. It was a very big blade. Easily ten inches.”

          The shots stopped the terrorist in his tracks. According to sources, it had taken eight seconds from the first victim being stabbed to the terrorist being shot.

          https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/02/02/lady-just-walking-street-stabbed-back-streatham-attack-unfolded/

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  6. Corky

     /  3rd February 2020

    This is for soft middleclass folk who post on violence in society while oblivious to the fact they know nothing in general about violence and evil, except from an intellectual perspective.

    The lack of empathy shown in this clip is what you will receive on the street if you are caught ‘slipping.’ That’s slang for being caught unaware or not paying attention.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2020/02/man-gets-apology-compensation-six-years-after-losing-part-of-skull-in-prison-attack.html

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