General Debate 11 February 2011

February 11th, 2011 at 8:00 am by David Farrar
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  1. immigant (950 comments) says:

    First for the win!

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  2. Megatron (184 comments) says:

    This in the Herald this morning re Len Brown…
    It is going to be difficult to place trust in the leadership of council if this is an example of council practice and what we should come to expect,” said the letter, organised by Citizens & Ratepayers co-leader Christine Fletcher.

    What a slippery two faced cnut Len Brown is. Where’s the vote of no confidence in him??
    Get him out now before he totally fucks Auckland up completely.

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  3. pdm (842 comments) says:

    Does anyone know what has happened to whowuddathort and MWT blogs both of which have disappeared.

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  4. immigant (950 comments) says:

    Not going to happen Megatron, he’s brough too many of his commie clingons with him. :(

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  5. salivalnz (15 comments) says:

    Have any of you Wellingtonians noticed how poorly the ‘variable speed / road information’ systems, which cost $8m (iirc), are used?

    It’s absurd to have a ~1.5ks of road at 60km/h, then a ~500m stretch at 80km/h, then the next 2km at 60km/h. That’s really not how these things work, and anyone who understands traffic dynamics should know that: if the traffic in front is going slower than the traffic behind it, you get congestion. Simple.

    All that being said, it’s not like anyone pays attention to them anyway. *sigh*

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  6. grumpyoldhori (2,410 comments) says:

    Dear Jaffas, you are now completely fucked, we in the rest of the country would like to say that we give a fuck, but nope we don’t.

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  7. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    Counting down the minutes to the end of Mubarak’s reign. Is it the end at last of the British then the US’s ongoing proxy occupation of the Arab street?

    Or will the military just install a new dictator and carry on business as usual, brutally oppressing 84,000,000 people, most of whom have only known life under western-backed dictatorship?

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  8. immigant (950 comments) says:

    grumpyoldhori

    Auckland will survive I’m sure. I’d just like to point out, that due to the shear size of this city, all the bad stuff that happens here echoes through NZ. Inevitably.

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  9. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    I care Hori, where Auckland goes the rest of NZ goes.

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  10. Megatron (184 comments) says:

    Here are the email addresses of the DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED councillors.
    I urge you to email them as I have, asking them if they knew what was going on and what are they going to do to stop
    this undemocratic underhand bullshit. This is unacceptable and totally undemocratic. Len is a slippery pinko weasel and is only back tracking because he got caught.

    des.morrison@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    michael.goudie@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    wayne.walker@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    cathy.casey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    chris.fletcher@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    jross@jami-leeross.com

    sharon.stewart@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    arthur.anae@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    alf.filipaina@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    calum.penrose@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    john.walker@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    richard.northey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    ann.hartley@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    george.wood@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    cameron.brewer@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    penny.webster@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    sandra.coney@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    penny.hulse@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    mike.lee@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    noelene.raffills@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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  11. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    You have to question the motivations of the racists when they pledge support for Key & Finlaynson’s bill. All their wishes will become true thanks to Labour-lite!

    Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has defended her party’s support for a new foreshore and seabed bill, despite describing it as drafted by politics, rather than what is fair and moral.

    Political parties were taken by surprise this week when the Maori affairs select committee reported the bill back two weeks earlier than expected and recommended no major amendments, despite hundreds of submissions objecting to it.

    Despite repeated pleas, the only concession on the tests from the Government was to ensure iwi and hapu would not be penalised if they lost links to the coast because their land was confiscated. That was done by removing the previous test requiring ownership of the coastline.

    Attorney-General Chris Finlayson dismissed criticisms about the process as “a lot of beltway parliamentary noise”.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10705512

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  12. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    Rodney Hide lampooned by Emerson. By the way, where is he these days?
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10705473

    Where on earth is Rodney Hide, minister of Local Government?

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  13. Herman Poole (297 comments) says:

    Or will the military just install a new dictator and carry on business as usual, brutally oppressing 84,000,000 people, most of whom have only known life under western-backed dictatorship?

    Where are the middle eastern countries that live under democracy Luc?

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  14. Yvette (2,589 comments) says:

    Attorney-General Chris Finlayson, in charge of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill, said –
    “I’m very comfortable that when one looks at the history of consultation on this matter, we started on the matter in November 2008, the review panel reported in June 2009, the legislation was introduced at five months before the select committee – people talk about the desirability of long conversations, this would be one of the longest conversations of this Parliament.”

    Why then –
    “The 500-page departmental report was emailed to committee members about 5pm on Friday but most would not have read it until this week. They then debated it for two hours on Tuesday.”
    “Attached to the report were 50 pages of recommendations from officials, most of which were expected to be passed.”

    although –
    “,Maori affairs committee chairman and National MP Tau Henare said it recommended the bill be passed without amendment because National and Maori Party MPs on the committee did not think changes were necessary.”

    while –
    The committee was expected to report back on or before February 26 but did so this week “because we’re on to it”, he said.
    [see previous comment regarding a 500 page report to be read over the weekend and discussed for 2 hours Tuesday, plus 50 pages of recommendations - about 13 seconds consideration per page – that's really on to it, and must be why the committee reported back 21 days before the date set]

    Foreshore bill still missing Key word
    “Prime Minister John Key said in October that the word FREE would be added to clarify that iwi could not charge for access.”
    However reports seem to indicate this change has not been made, because it would lead to dispute over allowing other changes.
    So how fucking dumb is that? Spend two years and three months on legislation and miss out a crucial word because it might cause other discussion.

    And a note to grumpyoldhori, regarding yesterday’s comment where I suggested ‘pakeha’ meant ‘white;, that was in contrast with the word ‘denigrate’ to ‘blacken’, was a fucking joke, but obviously you are too old and too bloody grumpy to pick that up – so I don’t need your label of ‘visitor’. Pakeha, may mean something particular to you, but like many Maori words it means pretty much what anyone else decides it means to them.
    Just as –
    “The modern meaning of tikanga is unclear, indeed variable. Proposed legislation has it both ways. Tikanga is called both enduring (unambiguous) and diverse (defined by each complainant group to suit themselves). “The traditional practices and customs of Maori are enduring. They pre-date the Crown. Therefore, it is important that tikanga Maori be used in any test.” “Using tikanga Maori for the tests would acknowledge tikanga as the traditional Maori system of authority over, and management of, the foreshore and seabed; and allow for differences in tikanga from group to group.”

    … One key element of the proposed foreshore and seabed Bill is the provision to allow some Maori to declare an area wahi tapu, and to have the power to exclude others. Again the meaning of the term is important. Section 2 of the Historic Places Act 1993 has the official definition: “wahi tapu means a place sacred to Maori in the traditional, spiritual, religious, ritual, or mythological sense.” Just as with tikanga, a web search identified a multiplicity of meaning together with an insistence that each group could make their own prescription – “no iwi, hapu or whanau would be so presumptuous as to define wahi tapu for another group”. Yet these concepts are written into law, giving specific Maori groups a considerable power over our lands. The rest of us are told that it would be impolite to object. If the Bill is passed, we will all live under that law without knowing what it means.”

    And it won’t be FREE.

    The irony surely will be that the Maori Party, born of the wish to repeal and reshape the Foreshore Seabed Law, but now imploding and a reason for this new law to be pushed through while National still has their numbers, may well be a basic cause of yet more compromised legislation being passed on the matter. Then, after the first few court cases, we can do it all again, fuck it.

    In their beginning is their end. [Pakeha T S Eliot, for you Grumpy Old Hori]

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  15. AlphaKiwi (684 comments) says:

    You get raped, you get beaten to death.

    http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/03/bangladeshi-girl-dies-after-public-flogging/

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  16. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    Herman

    Exactly my point.

    Egyptians are demonstrating that there can be an end to oppression.

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  17. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    (this is kinda interesting…it looks at the recent sale of huffington post to aol….)

    http://whoar.co.nz/2011/the-controversial-huffington-post-aol-merger-7-questions-that-matter/

    “…The Huffington Post-AOL merger was quite a shock – and raises a number of questions about the future of journalism.

    News that the Huffington Post had been bought by AOL, a company with more than $2.5 billion in revenue, for $315 million, almost all in cash, was quite a shock —

    – to the chattering classes – to millions of HuffPo’s readers and to commenters.

    It was also a shock to the site’s thousands of bloggers -

    - who have been providing free content for the privilege of being part of the public discourse -

    - and promoting their efforts at a place they knew to be independent and welcoming of strong opinions.

    Initially, the sale was understood in the media as an amazing accomplishment for Arianna Huffington and her partner Ken Lehrer -

    - who together started the Huffington Post six years ago with a modest investment -

    - and saw it grow via a potent combination of personality branding – aggressive content -

    - and the mastering of the social networking and search engine optimization tools that have come to rule the web.

    The sense was/is that Huffington is quite the marvel; Slate media critic Jack Shafer called her a “first-rate entrepreneur, incubator of talent and media visionary.”

    But then a second reaction set in: …

    …outrage that Huffington had partly profited from the unpaid labor of bloggers -

    - along with concerns that the new partnership would be very bad for journalism – and hence a vibrant democracy.

    Los Angeles Times writer Tim Rutten led the second wave of critics by saying that “to grasp the HuffPo business model, you need to picture a galley rowed by slaves and commanded by pirates.”

    He continued, “The fact is that AOL and the Huffington Post simply recapitulate in the new media many of the worst abuses of the old economy’s industrial capitalism —

    – the sweatshop, the speedup and piecework;-

    - huge profits for the owners;- desperation, drudgery and exploitation for the workers.”

    Harsh, yes, and not altogether fair.

    Nobody coerced the bloggers – and the Huffington Post has a robust staff of well-established quality journalists and editors.

    But the fact that the Huffington Post has come to dwarf most of the giants of traditional journalism -

    - with a product that often has little to do with journalism -

    - is a tough pill to swallow for the shrinking journalism profession…” (cont..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  18. Ryan Sproull (6,641 comments) says:

    We don’t want democracies in the Middle East. When people control their country, they have a tendency to demand control of their natural resources. Oil prices would skyrocket. Better to leave Western-supported dictators who will give us good deals on oil (ie., letting Western businesses give us good deals on oil) in exchange for our support.

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  19. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    283 Jobs today Phool

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/CategoryAttributeSearchResults.aspx?search=1&mcat=5000-&sidebar=1&selected141=&140=1&141=&154=&153=&142=&144=-1&144=20000&sidebarSearch_keypresses=0&sidebarSearch_suggested=0

    The bin cleaners job is still vacant.

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  20. Inventory2 (9,786 comments) says:

    ELEVEN days on, and the MSM has finally caught up on the story of the JUDITH COLLINS SHOOT YOURSELF poster. It’s far too little, and far too late:

    http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/2011/02/msm-is-onto-it.html

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  21. Megatron (184 comments) says:

    Here are the email addresses of the DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED councillors.
    I urge you to email them as I have, asking them if they knew what was going on and what are they going to do to stop
    this undemocratic underhand bullshit. This is unacceptable and totally undemocratic. Len is a slippery pinko weasel and is only back tracking because he got caught.

    des.morrison@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    michael.goudie@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    wayne.walker@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    cathy.casey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    chris.fletcher@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    jross@jami-leeross.com
    sharon.stewart@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    arthur.anae@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    alf.filipaina@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    calum.penrose@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    john.walker@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    richard.northey@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    ann.hartley@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    george.wood@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    cameron.brewer@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    penny.webster@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    sandra.coney@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    penny.hulse@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    mike.lee@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
    noelene.raffills@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    http://whaleoil.gotcha.co.nz/2011/02/11/len-caves-under-pressure/
    This has the letter which shows who didn’t suck up to Len and signed the letter.
    Interesting read.

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  22. Rufus (606 comments) says:

    When I saw the headline, I couldn’t help thinking P Hil had finally found himself a “job”… but no, wrong guy.

    Father-burgled-kids-school-and-a-church

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  23. Pete George (21,789 comments) says:

    <a href="http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/147344/peninsula-rated-top-spot-pop-question"Peninsula rated a top spot to pop the question

    It is rated one of the most romantic places in the world and it’s in the heart of Dunedin.

    United States media network CNN International has just named the Otago Peninsula one of the 10 most romantic places in the world to propose marriage.

    Good publicity for a very nice area, I hope it doesn’t get too overrun though.
    And it was a very nice wedding.

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  24. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    The big swindle is taking shape. Labour-lite and the racists working in tandem to pass this law very soon.

    Foreshore bill still missing key word

    Foreshore and seabed legislation rushed back to Parliament fails to spell out that public access will be free despite Government assurances that the legislation would be changed.

    Prime Minister John Key said in October that the word free would be added to clarify that iwi could not charge for access.

    Attorney-General Chris Finlayson has promised the change will be added before the legislation is passed, but a select committee’s failure to make the crucial change fuels Opposition claims the bill is being rammed through in a hurry because of Maori Party ructions.

    Maori affairs committee chairman and National MP Tau Henare said it recommended the bill be passed without amendment because National and Maori Party MPs on the committee did not think changes were necessary.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/4643578/Foreshore-bill-still-missing-key-word

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  25. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    anyone hear brown len on zb this morning? my god!!!

    “why did the budget blow out from 400k?”

    “oh, that number was just a guess”. You arrogant fuck.

    MH – do you have a red face
    LB – HA, im a brown!

    what the hell did that mean!? moron

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  26. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    (here is one for graeme…aka big bruv….

    ..to help him get through the hours until talkback starts…)

    http://whoar.co.nz/2011/sex-with-a-strap-on-the-politics-of-penetration/

    “..Weirdly, I never felt truly confident strapping it on until I started using them on dudes.

    It always seemed kind of silly—a femme with a dick.

    I certainly never felt like a dude when I strapped – more like a wayward unicorn.

    A hot one though.

    An empowered unicorn…” (cont..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  27. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    (and someone is going to have to steel themselves..and give red a hug or two…

    ..he will be shattered at this news of the fall of one of his heros…)

    http://whoar.co.nz/2011/is-glenn-beck-sinking/

    “…Since Glenn Beck launched his television show on Fox News Channel in January 2009 -

    - the program has become the premier conservative showcase for conspiratorial incoherence.

    But in recent months his ratings have taken a nosedive.

    Most strikingly – nearly half of his audience has disappeared in the last year…” (cont..)

    (oo-err..!..eh..?…half his audience bailing out…and in a year…)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  28. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Jeez phool, I thought it would have been YOU buying out the huffington post, since your blog was going to blow it out of the water and become a destination point for seekers of news and debate.

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  29. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    bb – “where Auckland goes the rest of NZ goes.”

    Nah, where Auckland goes the rest of NZ points and laughs.

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  30. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    yes..put it away..

    the news-aggregation model is certainly coming into its’ day…

    ..people are realising they can have more than the standard newspaper model offers..

    ..with its’ much narrower view/grab…

    ..so i know i am on the right track…

    ..and i have that search engine groaning with five plus years of good writing/analysis…

    ..mmm..!!!

    (..i’m not quite feeling warm and toasty….yet..

    …but..y’know..!..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  31. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Put it away

    “Nah, where Auckland goes the rest of NZ points and laughs.”

    Jealous?

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  32. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Zombie eat brains!

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  33. Peter (1,468 comments) says:

    http://siteanalytics.compete.com/whoar.co.nz+huffingtonpost.com/

    http://siteanalytics.compete.com/whoar.co.nz/

    Epic fail, I’d say.

    Note: For low traffic sites, I’ve found the the numbers tend to be inflated by roughly half.

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  34. grumpyoldhori (2,410 comments) says:

    Yvette , you seem confused, T.S. Eliot was not a pakeha New Zealander but a white yank who visited Britain for some time.
    Helps to have a English born wife with an Honours in English does it not ?

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  35. Peter (1,468 comments) says:

    http://www.semrush.com/search.php?q=whoar.co.nz&db=us

    Source of traffic for Whoar appears to be mostly off-topic keyword searches:

    stuff nz
    rickie lee jones tom waits
    unigirl ineed

    Half the search traffic to the site is noted as coming from the search term “stuff nz” (53%)

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  36. Peter (1,468 comments) says:

    semrush.com/search.php?q=whoar.co.nz&db=us

    Most of the search traffic is coming from unrelated keywords, the top keyword being “stuff nz”, which generates approximately half the search traffic.

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  37. Peter (1,468 comments) says:

    semxxrush.com/search.php?q=whoar.co.nz&db=us

    (remove the xx to follow the link – Kiwiblog is blocking the URL for some reason)

    Search traffic appears to mostly off-topic. The main search being “stuff nz”, which is noted as making up around half the search volume per month.

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  38. Yvette (2,589 comments) says:

    Grumpy –
    T S Eliot was a non-Maori.
    I thought that was yesterday’s definition of ‘pakeha’
    Again an end throw-away, which obviously I should avoid, since you appear to not read much apart from the last sentence of things.
    Congratulations on having a English born wife with an Honours in English

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  39. tom hunter (3,985 comments) says:

    Well that speech from Mubarak was not fun. We’ll see what happens but it sure sounded like he’s not going now and it’s shit-hits-the-fan time in Egypt.

    I did have to laugh at this commentary from an NBC foreign correspondent reporter when confronted with the news that the Muslim Brotherhood has been declared to be “largely secular”. The reporter, who has actually interviewed various members of the MB, declared that comment to be a “head snap” moment, which it is when you realise the comment was made by Obama’s Director of National Intelligence. I don’t think “clueless” even begins to cover this but if Clapper is that ignorant who the hell knows what Obama is thinking.

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  40. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    phool “..and i have that search engine groaning with five plus years of good writing/analysis…”

    Other people’s writing that you stole and rendered the formatting unreadable. All the content you leech is available on the origninal sites, with non-retarded formatting.

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  41. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    bb – “jealous?”

    Yes you’re right! I can’t count the number of times I’ve woken up in a cold sweat wishing Len Brown was my mayor too and cursing my ill fortune. Oh wait, I can: zero.

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  42. smttc (638 comments) says:

    Breaking news. Everyone has jumped the gun in Eqypt.

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  43. lastmanstanding (1,154 comments) says:

    I have just started to read and post comments at Red Alert What a hoot. Former Socialist Cabinet Ministers denying their acts whilst in Gumint. They are still living in the 20th Century when pollies could get away with this crap.

    The new paradigm is JK who fronts up and fesses up like the mincing walk etc etc.

    The citizens have slam dunked pollies who lie and deny. And thats why the Socialists lost on 08 and will lose in 10 13 umtil they get with the program.

    Mind you i hope they keep on keeping on. What sport and entertainment they provide

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  44. grumpyoldhori (2,410 comments) says:

    Yvette you will find most blokes prefer poets with a harder edge than Eliot, Alan Seeger, Kipling etc etc etc.

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  45. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Hm! No brains to eat!

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  46. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Put it away

    The reality is that NZ depends on Auckland, it is the only true international city we have, it’s economy drives the national economy and without it we are stuffed.

    You may not like that but it is the truth.

    Suck it up, apart from Auckland we do not have a city that really matters.

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  47. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    Absolutely, bloody incredible. They deserve each other, no doubt.

    Rapist denied parole

    A double rapist has been denied parole to protect a woman who wants him to live with her.
    Ihaia Mack Moeau, jailed for 10 years for raping a Christchurch woman in 2003, was denied parole last month.

    A woman who formed a relationship with Moeau in prison told the Parole Board she wanted him to move in with her and her 4-year-old son.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=10705509

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  48. Yvette (2,589 comments) says:

    grumpyoldhori – “Yvette you will find most blokes prefer poets with a harder edge than Eliot, Alan Seeger, Kipling etc etc etc.”
    Yeah – you can probably give it a rest now – I get it
    You have probably not the slightest interest or view on what a fucking mess and farce the Foreshore/Seabed law and Maori party are turning into
    but would rather nit-pick – but I guess that is what grumpyoldhoris do

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  49. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..Other people’s writing that you stole …”

    no..i never highlight the whole story…and thus i am driving readers to the original pieces…(c.f…huff-post..eh..?..)

    “..and rendered the formatting unreadable….”

    (that’s a matter of opinion…)

    current ‘formatting…is predicated on the restrictions of the book format/resources..namely wood/paper..

    ..therefor the need to cram as much onto a page as possible…

    ..that was eased a tad with the introduction of the paragraph ..

    …but being online frees formatting from those prior restrictions/imperatives…

    ..so we don’t need to suffer blocks of print all pushed together any more…

    ..each sentence deserves its’ own line…

    …and often ideas within sentences themselves deserve a line..

    ..(why not..?..feel the width…!..)

    “…All the content you leech is available on the origninal sites ..”

    yes…of course…

    ..the service aggregation adds ..that people want…

    …is being an editor/selector of that vast amount of information each day…

    …some aggregation sites can use computers to do that…

    (google etc..)

    ..but i believe they are sterile to read..

    ..and i prefer a human doing that selection……

    (i hope that answered yr questions/concerns..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  50. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    Put it away

    “Nah, where Auckland goes the rest of NZ points and laughs.”

    until a 4 knot wind wipes out one of their shitty towns and they need some cash.

    the small town (that includes welling & christchurch) attitude towards auckland is pathetic as nz’s attitude to aussie! and like aussie, auckland often forgets their little brothers exist.

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  51. Todd (111 comments) says:

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  52. RightNow (6,334 comments) says:

    I see pdm has already asked, but don’t see any answers. Anybody know what happened to Monkeys with Typewriters, and whowuddathort? They’ve been offline since last night, and both were hosted on blogger. Perhaps they were taken down by blogger, perhaps they voluntarily shut down? Anybody know?

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  53. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Meeeee! They got dumbed down co’s somebody ate their brains?

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  54. iMP (2,143 comments) says:

    EGYPT: Mubarak’s speech this morning is a really bad turn. The people of egypt (the protesting ones anyway) are really angry. My prediction is, that the People will either storm the TV Centre and take a direct voice to the rest of the nation; OR remain where they are and let Egypt melt to death economically as a means of removing the regime.

    The speech shows how ouit of touch the Regime is; and how contemptuous of the people of Egypt.

    The real unknown is what the Army will do. If the protesters riot, they are piut in a really difficult position. So, i think a managed extension of the protest in the Square (ie into the Parliament or to the TV Centre) is likely, to up the pressure on Mubarak and to force the Army’s hand to pressure him to go in the interests of order, peace, and saving the EG economy.

    My pick is the TV centre will be marched on, next.

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  55. iMP (2,143 comments) says:

    The Anger has to go somewhere.

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  56. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Like the brain drivel drain that National Zombies like so much. Anybody want some source with that?

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  57. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Monkey brains are the best.

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  58. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    todd is greenfly?

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  59. immigant (950 comments) says:

    Auckland ownes NZ, the sooner the rest of the country realises it the better. I’ve lived in Wellington and regularly drove between Ak and Welly. There is pretty much nothing worthy of mention between the two cities. I don’t think South Island is any diffirent. Miles of farm land and a couple of two street ghost towns. Toothless locals sitting on porches, watching traffic pass while mangy dogs scratch around in the dust looking for a place to die.

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  60. James Stephenson (1,880 comments) says:

    RightNow – over at the Labour Fanzine they’re claiming that Whowudd was a front for the Nat’s Research unit that got rumbled.

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  61. smttc (638 comments) says:

    Todd, what the fuck are you on about or on (as the case maybe)?

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  62. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Yuck! Brains not taste so good… Brains gone bad! Sloppy National brains all smelly with flies laying maggots! Me want good brains!

    immigrant @ 11:43 AM

    Toothless locals sitting on porches, watching traffic pass while mangy dogs scratch around in the dust looking for a place to die.

    Good to see Nationals policies in effects then huh!

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  63. Pete George (21,789 comments) says:

    Auckland ownes NZ, the sooner the rest of the country realises it the better.

    Is that where all the farming, forestry and tourism is? Auckland owes a lot to the rest of New Zealand, it wouldn’t have a lot going for it without it.

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  64. Todd (111 comments) says:

    I’m on your brain smttc.

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  65. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Me very hungry.

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  66. backster (2,000 comments) says:

    “I care Hori, where Auckland goes the rest of NZ goes.”

    You are on the mark Bruv (or Bro)

    Kapiti’s Lesbian Mayor announced on the local Marae on Waitangi Day… “To ensure better IWI representation, an intention to establish a Maori ward, the establishment of an Iwi consultation group as a standing Committee, and the appointment of Iwi specialists to committees.

    Todays local paper states Rates are to rise by an average 9.5% this year.

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  67. thedavincimode (6,102 comments) says:

    Any Golden Eagle shit on the couch at Maison Magpie this a.m. maggie, or just the usual dog shit?

    BTW, your post counter seems stuck on 9940. The big 10,000 is not too far away – maybe only an hour or so, are you planning any special? You could think about doing … umm … a sentence? Or go berserk with a paragraph? What about … announcing you’ve got a job? (No, not that silly thing that nobody looks at. I mean a job where some pays you for doing W O R K so that we don’t have to pay you for doing nothing.)

    Peace and love.

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  68. Hagues (711 comments) says:

    “Todd, what the fuck are you on about or on (as the case maybe)?”

    He’s on RIP now. Man that cleaned up the GD a bit!

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  69. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Clean up a Vague brain splatter, may he R.I.P. forevermore. Me still very hungry! Want more big yummy brains, not little dumb downed snack! Seems like lots of good brain gone down drivel drain. Have brains all gone? Me want more! Does the Donkey have brain to eat? Donkey look to dumb to have brain. Let’s play pin the brain drain on the donkey. Lots line up for brain dumb down drivel drain, even more lining up now… Nothing else to do. Me want your whole brain though, not just frontal lobes gone down drain. Smart brain taste good! Got brain I can eat?

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  70. MT_Tinman (2,790 comments) says:

    big bruv (8,281) Says:
    February 11th, 2011 at 10:53 am
    Put it away

    The reality is that NZ depends on Auckland, it is the only true international city we have, it’s economy drives the national economy and without it we are stuffed.

    You may not like that but it is the truth.

    Suck it up, apart from Auckland we do not have a city that really matters.

    Auckland in fact creates very little, if anything and certainly does not “drive the economy”.

    Perhaps you or Dime can explain exactly what Auckland offers those of us in the Mainland that we can not get better and cheaper elsewhere.

    Certainly not a market – we have a bigger one, cheaper more often than not to get to, across the Tasman.

    Certainly not money (in the form of tourism and discretionary dollar spending), you lot spend elsewhere.

    In fact it seems to me that Auckland, like most cities, is parasitic in nature and being the biggest city in NZ by far a far bigger parasite.

    I have yet to be convinced that the Mainland would not be far better off both economically and socially should someone cut the cable and float Pig Island out to sea – Auckland could be the anchor.

    Convince me.

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  71. James Stephenson (1,880 comments) says:

    I have yet to be convinced that the Mainland would not be far better off both economically and socially should someone cut the cable and float Pig Island out to sea – Auckland could be the anchor.

    I heard Tamihere on the Radio a while ago saying that the reason the Maori seats were created was so the North Island could counter the extra seats required in the South due to the gold rush population increase…is that accurate or spin?

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  72. AlphaKiwi (684 comments) says:

    @ immigant

    Loved your poetic description of the South Island. Lol!

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  73. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Meeee! This is your brain on drugs!

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  74. redeye (626 comments) says:

    What the tinman said!

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  75. tom hunter (3,985 comments) says:

    Todd who?

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  76. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Hot toddy… Yum!

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  77. magic bullet (776 comments) says:

    So um – anyone know if John Key still wants dictatorship over democracy in Egypt?

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  78. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Minimum wage up 25c and hour to $13, is that meant to be a joke?

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  79. minto57 (197 comments) says:

    If the hay seeds actually thought about New Zealand for once instead of the continuous sniping at Aucklanders most of which are made up of outsiders in the first place we might actually make some progress as a Nation

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  80. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Mr McCully joined John Key in giving credit to Mubarak for supposedly helping keep peace in the Middle East.

    Just about to enter its 18th consecutive day of protests against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak, the uprising of the Egyptian people has been monumental, during which we have witnessed violent methods used by the regime to try and repress freedom and democracy. This has resulted in over 300 dead protestors, mostly from gunshot wounds. Many more have been injured and detained.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2011/02/09/Egyptian-army-detained-tortured-opponents/UPI-73611297298671/

    The New Zealand National Government condones murder, torture and injustice by not speaking out against these atrocities. I’m completely ashamed of Mr McGuppy and Shonkey Honkey for their support of Mubarak’s regime of murder and torture.

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  81. Todd (111 comments) says:

    I hear Shonkey Honkey ran away from Waitangi after his “speech”. What a coward!

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  82. minto57 (197 comments) says:

    So the rush to privatise the beaches is on.
    I have said before National is a one trick pony all they know is sell

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  83. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Sell me brains! Me want them. I needs them. They taste good. Like big brains here, not down drivel drain. Monkey brains the best but donkey brains will do for now, don’t taste good though. Get more better brains at end of year. Yum!

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  84. magic bullet (776 comments) says:

    His support of the murderous totalitarian regime in Egypt suddenly makes Key look a little less benign. It shows that democracy is merely incidental to him, and not fundamental. Once you start to pick and choose which countries are “deserving” of freedom and democracy, because it doesn’t suit you, you’re heading down a very slippery slope.

    i.e. What if Key and his cronies decide that they don’t want New Zealand to have democracy?

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  85. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Magic

    Who cares what is happening in Egypt?

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  86. magic bullet (776 comments) says:

    Bruv – obviously you know nothing of the role that Egypt plays in Middle Eastern politics and therefore world politics. Go educate yourself.

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  87. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Hey Todd…did you hear the one about the Green candidate who did not get his nomination in on time, apparently he was struck in traffic….lol

    Can you believe that anybody votes for those morons?

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  88. Pete George (21,789 comments) says:

    If the hay seeds actually thought about New Zealand for once instead of the continuous sniping at Aucklanders

    That works both ways.

    I think you’ll find that the “hat seeds” think more about more of New Zealand than many Aucklanders – who need building materials, food and power.

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  89. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Monkey brains hard to catch sometimes, pony brains easy but taste no good. Yuck! Road kill not taste so good either. Still looking for good brains. Best brains overseas… Tasty front lobes all gone here. Can’t find any. Been looking and looking and so hungry but none. All gone down drivel drain. Oh the hunger pain! Looking at the lame donkey again. You hiding brain, can I have it? Me so hungry for some brain. Brain killed by a bullet, yum!

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  90. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    tinny – auckland accounts for 35% of NZ’s GDP. We make up 25% of the population.

    So yes, we help fund you assholes

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  91. minto57 (197 comments) says:

    There you go again. Auckland is representive of New Zealand in that it composed of New Zealanders of all types not the local inbreds and their politics of envy

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  92. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    magic bullet

    You miss the point entirely.

    The average Kiwi does not give a shit what Key thinks or says about the situation in Egypt, the only ones making a big noise about it are the left in NZ such is their desperation to find a way of dragging Key down.

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  93. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Dime

    Are you telling me that there is life south of the Bombay hills?

    Have you been there?, what are the people like?, is it safe?, do they have electricity?

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  94. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Do they have good brains?

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  95. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Lame donkey drag himself down. Yummy overseas brains think donkey brain taste yucky too. Donkey not know how to talk, donkey only think of horses arse! Together they make a Honkey! Donkey brain gone down drivel drain… Nobody aboard the pony express! No more gravy train. We play pin the tale on the donkey again… Yay!

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  96. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Hey Greenfly, where have you been for the last few months?

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  97. david (2,482 comments) says:

    Looks like spud has crossed over but without all the emoticons. Just as annoying tho’.

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  98. Ryan Sproull (6,641 comments) says:

    Are you telling me that there is life south of the Bombay hills?

    do they have electricity?

    Hah, bold words. Keep that up and YOU won’t have electricity, pally.

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  99. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    bruv – i think todd/greenfly was banned forever?

    i remember the first time i flew into christchurch, i asked the sky waitress (who should have been replaced by a vending machine years ago) where the cbd was. she pointed and i actually lol’d. its like a slighty bigger henderson.

    but yeah, christchurch and the subsidy sucking, bleating farmers are the backbone of the economy lol

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  100. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    John Banks To Contest Epsom?

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  101. david (2,482 comments) says:

    At the risk of prolonging the brain stuff, it could only be described as mindless. Either that or someone has hatched a brilliant scheme to drive the thinking people away by serving up a surfeit of drivel.
    This blog must be a bigger threat to the left than I gave it credit for.

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  102. immigant (950 comments) says:

    I don’t get that Todd guy. Is it some injoke or is he just a gimp?

    The Auckland bashing is typical of redneck backwater mentality so prevelent in NZ. Its 2010 not 1960. I think the whole rivalry between town and country has long gone past its used by date. If anything the rest of NZ should be trying to emulate, what ever AK is doing right in an effort to become more cosmoplitant and actualy attract some people to work and live in places around the country, injecting some modernity and progress into the murky backwaters, instead of having all immigration and consiquently all innovation and progress concentrating in just one city.

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  103. AlphaKiwi (684 comments) says:

    @ Ryan Sproul

    I owe you a drink. My RIP is working.

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  104. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Damn right immigant

    The reason so many people do not like Aucklanders is because we are so much better at everything that matters, as Dime says, we never give them a second thought, to most of us they are the embarrassing country hicks that remind us how much we have advanced ahead of the rest of the country.

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  105. Todd (111 comments) says:

    What does a Spud, Greenfly and Gimp have in common? They’re all lame donkey insults. My name is Todd. Think of me as your Antichrist mortals! What is an immigrant named david without a dime to do… Grow some bigger better brains for me, if you can.

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  106. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “The reason so many people do not like Aucklanders is because we are”

    A lie. You live in Cambridge Graeme. Even your Panda Sports brother Dime has said so recently.

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  107. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    phool – “(that’s a matter of opinion…)”

    Right…

    Number of people who use English language internet sites: Approx 1,000,000,000

    Number who choose to write your way: Exactly 1

    Number of people who choose to read your writing: Near enough to zero to be statistically insignificant.

    Your blog gets about two comments per month. Out of interest phool, have any of your commentors every thought “wow this layout is fantastic! I must use it myself!”? Why don’t you go and have a check now of your entire five years worth of user comments and see who’s been impressed enough with your style to take it up themselves? Shouldn’t take too long, can’t be many more than 100. Let us know how well your great advance in text layout is spreading and winning over the masses.

    “..each sentence deserves its’ own line…”

    Phool, my niece used to read books like that when she was three. Short sentences each on their own line with plenty of space between lines. Generally about puppies, kittens and fairies. If I got her a book with text laid out like that now, she’d be offended. She’s five.

    Itelligent readers and writers are capable of organising their thoughts into units larger than a sentence. I know this is a difficult concept for your THC soaked brain to grasp, but most people can read several sentences in a row and hold the thread of logic in their short term memory until they reach the end of the paragraph. They do not need to be spoonfed in soundbites designed for a stoner’s goldfish memory.

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  108. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    What would happen if Banks contested Epsom? He would take enough votes of rodney and national would win?

    Banks needs to target another seat in auckland. maybe the shore shore. Isnt Mapp retiring? Id vote for banksy

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  109. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Having eaten any brains that did not taste of donkey doo, Todd looks for greener pastures of the cerebral cortex where synaptic responses are not limited to a drunken blue delirium of right wing denialism. Adios amigos!

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  110. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    It is estimated that all the leaders in the Middle East have personal fortunes ranging between 40 and 70 billion US dollars.

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  111. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    dime

    Would the end of Winston Hide be such a bad thing?

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  112. RightNow (6,334 comments) says:

    What has happened to Kiwiblog? There used to be interesting debates and I actually learned different points of view and facts and details that weren’t apparent from the MSM. Now it seems there’s resident trolls polluting the pages, new trolls posting retarded vomit, and regulars arguing about whether AK is shit hot or just shit.
    Meanwhile two right/centre-right blogs disappeared, one possibly due to leftard machinations, and we’re officially in election campaign time. Between now and November there’s going to be a lot of weasel words spouted from the left, many of them will land here (note the influx of brain dead trolls already) and the best right/centre-right commenters seem to have left KB for forums where rational adults outnumber the retards.

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  113. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    bruv – i like rodney. to be honest, i couldnt give a shit that he flew his chick to the UK. i do worry that he is a bit nice nowadays.

    i do think ACT! should hold itself to a higher standard than other parties. I think they need a new leader, with rodney staying on. they need to sort out their selection process of the last few years too. remember when they had stars like stephen franks?

    rebrand, new leader, good to go!

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  114. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Dime

    Yep….and in a perfect world that new leader would be Dr Brash or, at a push, Banksie.

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  115. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    Gee Phool..this adds weight to your theory smokin da weed does you no harm…

    “A schizophrenic 40-year-old man has been jailed for a “barbaric” sexual attack he referred to as “make-up sex”.
    Dwight De Young was sentenced in the High Court at Rotorua this week to seven years nine months imprisonment, after earlier admitting two charges of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection and rape and one count of injuring with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
    De Young sodomised a woman, before repeatedly sexually violating and beating her at his Taupo home in January 2009.
    He said De Young became addicted to cannabis at 13 and first came to the attention of mental health services about 10 years ago. He suffered from schizophrenia and psychosis which caused him to hallucinate, hear voices and experience delusions.”

    …eh ?

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  116. redeye (626 comments) says:

    I’m just wondering which of these great income generators are produced or grown in this city we all depend on so much?

    New Zealands Top 10 Exports (millions of NZ dollars)

    YE Dec 2008 YE Dec 2009

    Milk powder 4,864.7, 4,302.4
    Sheep meat 2,732.2, 2,896.5
    Crude oil 2,769.1, 1,726.2
    Frozen beef 1,641.7, 1,555.9
    Butter 1,701.4, 1,511.0
    Cheese 1,592.0, 1,362.6
    Fruit 993.3, 1,058.0
    Wine 903.3, 1,013.9
    Confidential exports* 1,176.6, 1,004.8
    Wood 711.4, 952.4
    Total exports 42,900.2, 39,667.

    * Coal is likely to make up most of the confidential exports. Coal exports are classified as confidential by Statistics New Zealand.

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  117. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    bruv – Id love to see Brash come back but i dont think he would put himself through it :(

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  118. immigant (950 comments) says:

    Todd

    Trolling – you’re doing it wrong

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  119. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Todd better stay away from the phool brains or he’ll be shitting full stops til christmas…

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  120. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    awesome stats redeye! despite that though, auckland still produces 35% of our gdp.

    can you find a graph that shows how many millions we have given farmers since 1970?

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  121. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    put it away – HAHAHAHAHAHA

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  122. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Retarded vomit got no brains. Brain dead trolls have no brains either. No good eating there. Not going to survive on lame donkey brain for long… Need some better big brains to eat right now! Anybody on kiwiblog got brains, anybody at all? The silence is deafening.

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  123. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Newsflash – Peter Jackson to make latest world-slaying massive international blockbuster in Auckland!

    Nah just kidding. As if!

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  124. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “auckland still produces 35% of our gdp.”

    Meaningless. Just a lot of churning and retailing of imports. An outcome of profligate spending by redistributive governments and no real help to the economy.

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  125. immigant (950 comments) says:

    Redbaiter explain yourself in layman’s terms.

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  126. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..the best right/centre-right commenters seem to have left KB for forums where rational adults outnumber the retards…”

    that’d be the new zealand regressive one..?

    run by red…?

    that is a veritable hotbed of ‘rational adults’…so i’ve heard…

    (people that think farrar is a leftie…)

    and as for schitzophrenics smoking pot…and i wd say that should you tend to “hallucinate, hear voices and experience delusions.”..

    ..then i wd say it was a good idea to stay away from the ‘erb…eh..?

    (can we file that under ‘bleeding obvious’..?..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  127. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    redbaiter – retailing of imports is a GLORIOUS thing!!

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  128. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    The parasites enjoying life at our expense:

    Spike in MP travel bills looks like a final splash
    A last hurrah?

    Shane Ardern, National
    Air travel expenses for the first 9 months of 2010: $20,009
    For the last 3 months of 2010: $18,892
    Response: No comment

    Ruth Dyson, Labour
    First 9 months: $22,362
    Last 3 months: $28,731
    Could not be contacted

    Jo Goodhew, National
    First 9 months: $18,286
    Last 3 months: $21,905
    Travelled to Britain to represent National at the Conservative Party conference, Birmingham

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10705519

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  129. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    put it away..

    ..meh..!

    eh..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  130. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    Put it away – newsflash, wellington no longer nations capital. no longer propped up by govt jobs. still manages to survive and prosper BAHAHAHAHA

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  131. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    “Redbaiter explain yourself in layman’s terms.”

    GDP is not a very good indicator of an effectively performing economy. Its basically a measure of how much money changes hands. Even when that money is spent on non productive things, as it is when the government takes huge taxes, and then redistributes that to a huge class of people who have to spend every dollar of that money. So you get a lot of money changing hands, and therefore a high GDP, but no real measure of the quality of the economy.

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  132. jinpy (237 comments) says:

    I agree with RightNow, GD has completed its descent into peurility

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  133. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Roger wilco! Phil stop u been trying to eat kiwiblog brains for ages with nearly 10 thousand posts, full stop! A lack of brains around here has turned you vegan, full stop. Bad brain not taste so good huh, full stop. Put that dime away full stop dot… You can’t even buy a synapse let alone a brain for a dime……………. This is a MAF bio-security warning; Nobody eat their brains, their full of poisonous yucky bad slop and definitely don’t go near the lame donkey! It’s been lying there rotting for ages. Full stop dot dot dot

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  134. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    i miss greenfly…he was funny..clever with words…

    and is unique in being the only person to get two life bans from farrar…..(he came back under another moniker..)

    what did he say/do to earn two life bans..?

    don’t ask..!..one was something about some residents of antarctica..i think..

    i’ve never seen it……that is how the legend goes..)

    unlike the standard narrow-browed/squinty-eyed/mouth-breathing denizens of here…

    ..eh..?

    ..they all/only have that german sense of humour…

    barely past slapstick…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  135. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Hail victory! Eat more brains.

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  136. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    tend to “hallucinate, hear voices and experience delusions.”..

    …the phool to a tee…

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  137. redeye (626 comments) says:

    So this city doesn’t appear to earn anything for us. Never mind they’re well represented in the spending stakes.

    New Zealand’s Top 10 imports (millions of NZ dollars)

    YE Dec 2008 YE Dec 2009

    Crude oil 4,699.8, 2,938.0
    Refined oil 3,529.3, 2,659.5
    Motor cars 2,883.9, 1,958.1
    Aircraft 585.4, 1,060.3
    Automatic data process machines 1,052.3, 923.4
    Medicaments 881.9, 892.2
    Telephone equipment 844.5, 838.8,
    Aircraft parts 279.5, 457.6
    Medical instruments 412.1, 448.5
    TV receivers, including video monitors and projectors 491.2, 433.3
    Stuffed toys .0003, .00031
    Total imports 48,514.1, 40,226.9

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  138. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Can we import some more brains please? I’m begging you.

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  139. Pete George (21,789 comments) says:

    ..they all/only have that german sense of humour…

    An alsatian went to a telegram office and wrote: “Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof. Woof.”

    The clerk examined the paper and told the dog: “There are only nine words here. You could send another ‘Woof’ for the same price.”

    “But,” the dog replied, “that would make no sense at all.”

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  140. redeye (626 comments) says:

    can you find a graph that shows how many millions we have given farmers since 1970?

    You’d like me to find a graph showing how much assistance the spenders have given the earners, is that right?

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  141. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    and of course most south of the bombays are racist inbreds….who are constantly moaning…

    (there is the odd exception…but they are rare jewels in the shit…(cow..usually..)…)

    ..miserable polluting/reactionary bastards…most of them..

    ..and of course the capital should be in auckland..

    (and bring our fucken museum with you..eh..?

    what the fuck were you thinking..?

    putting all our art treasures in a fucken warehouse in wellington…

    bring it all to where it belongs..to auckland..

    and let wellington sink back into the wind/rain-swept hellhole it is..(waiting for ‘the big one’…eh.?..that’s a life..!..eh..?)

    ..(every time i see that wobbling/distressed wellington weather-cam…i think of that recent announcement from the wellington p.r.trouts..

    of wellington..as..”new zealands second favourite destination’….and chuckle/snigger/w.h.y..

    the two go together so brilliantly…)

    the ‘you should have been here last week’ city….

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  142. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    “and as for schitzophrenics smoking pot…and i wd say that should you tend to “hallucinate, hear voices and experience delusions.”….then i wd say it was a good idea to stay away from the ‘erb…eh..?

    Phool, as has been explained to you before, the science has shown that weed can *bring on* schizophrenia ( note correct spelling )in young people . They don’t have the symptoms until they smoke the dope and then it’s too late. What do you suggest phool, everyone “suck it and see” and the 4% that get a lifelong mental illness as a result are just an unfortunate side effect that no one needs to worry about? Not on your conscience as long as you get to spark up a doob? I’m all right jack. Applied for any jobs in the tobacco industry lately?

    “(can we file that under ‘bleeding obvious’..?..)”

    Phool do you know a lot of schizophrenics that live their lives following the “bleeding obvious”? With robust common sense, a firm grasp on reality, thoughtfully taking care of their wellbeing and applying their willpower to stop doing something that is doing them harm? Come to think of it, know any weed addicts like that either? Come to think of it, know many teenagers like that?

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  143. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Had too much port with your brain? Blogging while drinking not so good for growing brains. Alcohol makes brain small. Me not like small sloppy brains. Drink tea instead. Grows brains. Me want big smart brains, not little stinky drunk brains. Not even worth catching monkey for such small yucky tasting brain. Maybe leave monkey in the forest with the lame rotting donkey. Monkeys can ride donkeys back and pick its nits off. Me only like good brains, not nits.

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  144. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Nice bit of self deprecating humour there Pete.

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  145. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    Odd..how about you go and play on the road…theres a good boy..

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  146. James Stephenson (1,880 comments) says:

    Id vote for banksy

    Which reminds me, I really should get on with those “Don’t blame me, I voted for Banksie” bumper stickers…

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  147. dime (8,741 comments) says:

    GD isnt flash at the moment, but thats mainly cause theres nothing really going on.

    least the crap stays in here and doesnt really populate the other threads.

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  148. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    Donald Trump mulls his presidential bid.

    “The United States has become whipping post for the rest of the world — the world is treating us without respect.”
    “The United States is becoming the laughing stock of the world. Whether we like it or don’t like it, that’s what’s happening.

    I deal with people from China, I deal with people from Mexico. They cannot believe what they’re getting away with.”

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0211/Trumps_timing.html

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  149. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Driving while drunk on port is not a good idea… Same as sailing while intoxicated on moron juice! Don’t drown yourself drunk sailing monkey, there’s lots of sharks that would like to eat your little brain, even if I won’t go near it. Yuck!

    Just earnt a bonus from National for heightening Shonkey Honkey the lame arse Donkey’s profile on kiwiblog. Yay!

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  150. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Tries hard to scoop up brains coming out your ears.

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  151. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    Stirring the shit to no avail.

    The deal between Key and the racists is almost complete and Labour-lite will ensure it becomes tha law of the land.

    After more than 4500 written and oral submissions – most of them opposed to the Bill – the Select Committee recommended the Bill pass without amendment. The only changes, it seems, will come from the Attorney-General in order to ‘guarantee’ free access and require any agreement to be ratified by Parliament.

    Both these changes were forced upon the Government by ACT – and a great deal of public pressure. It is however too early to celebrate yet as no one has seen the precise wording of these amendments.

    Last March John Key pledged to retain the 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Act unless there was widespread support for its replacement. Political pressure from the Māori Party has seen the Prime Minister break this promise, and the Bill looks set to pass despite universal condemnation.

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  152. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Auckland is a soulless scale model of Sydney, complete with staggeringly original attractions like…a tower! It’s a lot shorter than theirs at the deck, but it’s got a bigger aerial on top and that’s just as good!

    phool “(and bring our fucken museum with you..eh..?”

    What’s the point of a museum in Auckland, everything in it would be soooooo last century and completely out of fashion …

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  153. kowtow (6,684 comments) says:

    rightnow @ 230

    Any suggestions where to go to avoid the leftards that seem to be growing here?

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  154. Pete George (21,789 comments) says:

    Kowtow, it depends whether you want comment, information, news, discussion and debate, or if you’d rather be with a choir singing the same out of tune.

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  155. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Pete

    Good point, however Todd has not offered anything that might be considered debate and discussion.

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  156. Pete George (21,789 comments) says:

    Agreed on that, worst of the worst, but the price to pay for an open forum is some things won’t be to everyone’s liking. I’d rather negotiate stuff I don’t sometimes like than only participate in a mutual backslapping club.

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  157. thedavincimode (6,102 comments) says:

    James Stephenson

    You should.

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  158. thedavincimode (6,102 comments) says:

    “it depends whether you want comment, information, news, discussion and debate”

    Now then PG, it would be a little hypocritical for some of us to not concede that there is an element of sport involved also.

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  159. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Meeeee! I know… Form a posse and hunt them down, you can be completely off your tits to do that. Call yourselves the bluegreen avengers and dress in spandex… The vigilantly bluegreen avengers squad of hicks heads out of Inbredonia on their lame arsed donkey’s… I can picture it now:

    “We gonna get sum o do’s leftards tonight Cletis” yells a straggling kow known as mamma cousing, only one IQ away from being able to tie her own shoelaces, “I feels a good lynchin comin on, yeaha!” screams pudding in pie while playing his old banjo. # Dung dala dung dung dung all in b flat.

    A few green flies buzz around and fly through the space between their ears. Progress is slow on a half dead lame arsed donkey but the inhabitants of inbredonia keep up their spirits in more than one way, glug glug glug! “Mumma cousin gonna be cookin tonite daddy cousin” chowdown says, I luv mumma cousins stew pa cousin, specially when its got them brains in it. Yeaha!

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  160. Pete George (21,789 comments) says:

    Maybe we could be nominated for the Halbergs – but, does anyone ever actually win? We probably all retire for the evening thinking we have.

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  161. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Mutual backslapping club. What else do you get up to and can I join?

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  162. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “…What’s the point of a museum in Auckland, everything in it would be soooooo last century and completely out of fashion …”

    i think yr provincial insecurities are flagrantly on show/hanging out..

    (i mean..don’t get me wrong..!..it is fitting/stereotypic/a cliche that you are riddled with grudging envy/insecurities…)

    and as for yr pot/schizophrenia bullshit…

    the one fact that blows all that chimera out of the water…

    ..is the irrefutable statistical/medical fact..

    ..that since the ’50′s there has been a decline in cases of schizophrenia….

    ..during a period of an explosion in cannabis use…in those cultures…where those schizophrenia case-numbers have declined…

    ..duh…!..eh…?..got that…?

    (that is part of the conclusion from the evidence that you selectively quote fro the preamble…

    you really are a lying/twisting bastard…aren’t you…

    .just a constant stream of bullshit/misinformation…

    …desperately clawing/attempting to make some sort of case for yr bankrupt ideologies…

    …eh..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  163. Pete George (21,789 comments) says:

    You can check-out any time you like,
    but you can never leave!

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  164. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    “oodle wardle ark akk” went the magpie…

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  165. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    pete george..!..have you heard..?

    bill english is going to have a witch-hunt on wafflers….

    (are you in hiding…?,,,)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  166. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Munch munch!

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  167. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    heh..!

    jim anderton made a complaint about the biggest pile of lying bullshit that those beer-ads are…

    that brewery fighting for the common man….(believe that.. i’ve got a bridge to sell you…)

    the standards authority have now ordered the brewery/colenso to remove all traces of the ad..

    fucken good one jim…!

    the lying bastards won’t try that again..will they..?

    i am anderton….hear me roar..!

    heh..!…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  168. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Phool “..that since the ’50′s there has been a decline in cases of schizophrenia….

    ..during a period of an explosion in cannabis use…in those cultures…where those schizophrenia case-numbers have declined…”

    As you well know, schizophrenia stats were higher in the 50s due to imprecise diagnosis lumping all kinds of cases together under schizophrenia, many of which today would be classed as other illnesses ( or even not an illness at all). Likewise weed stats were under-reported in the fifties because very few would admit to it. If the only case you can make is to compare good statistics with bad statistics and find a difference, then you have no case. Lets talk about current stats. Such as the study that was in the news the other day finding the link between the weed and schizophrenia, which was based on the last 20 years of data. Not shonky numbers from 1950. Have you analysed the paper and found a flaw with the methodology? Do let us know your findings…

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  169. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Anderton trying to rewrite history again I see.

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  170. ISeeRed (244 comments) says:

    # Put it away (1,464) Says: “Auckland is a soulless scale model of Sydney, complete with staggeringly original attractions like…a tower!”

    Nice one! Same with the harbour bridge. No one thinks big anymore, if they ever did. New Zealand – a small country of small minds.

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  171. Todd (111 comments) says:

    “Dalla dung dung dung dung dung dung dung” went the banjo pickin inbreeder.

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  172. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    i’ve already posted the links for that…put it away…

    (and i tire of groundhog day stuff.)

    but here you go…again…

    http://whoar.co.nz/?s=cannabis+marijuana

    i’ll put my mountain of links/evidence up against yr selective-quoting from a preamble to one study…

    …any day…

    ..eh..?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  173. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    and didn’t that racist rodney hide do well…eh..?

    http://whoar.co.nz/2011/commentwhoarrodney-hides-racial-prejudice-is-now-costing-us-heapsover-his-dead-body-wd-there-be-elected-members-elected-maori-council-members23wd-have-cost-about-80000-eachand-been-totally-accountable/

    what hide has delivered for us is an unelected/unaccountable oligarchy….costing an eye-watering amount more…

    ..and this issue will be an ongoing sore…

    ..nice one rodney…!

    “..Auckland’s mayor is under fire for how he mishandled a controversial council vote on a multi-million dollar budget for the super-city’s Maori Statutory Board.

    Len Brown yesterday announced a U-turn on his previous stance, saying the council will reconsider the dollar budget and expects there to be considerable room for savings.

    The board became controversial when it was revealed its members would sit on and appoint other unelected Maori members -

    - to at least 11 of the council’s 18 committees…” (cont..)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  174. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Munch!

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  175. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “..# big bruv (8,296) Says:
    February 11th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Anderton trying to rewrite history again I see…”

    now..i wd like to highlight this..as a benchmark in the lies that obese sibling/graeme constantly tells…

    the advertising standards authority….(hardly a hotbead of deep bolshie radicalism..)

    they have never censured so vigorously before….and have ordered the ad to be taken off air/all websites..etc…

    and obese sibling/graeme weighs in that some sort of omnipotent anderton has ‘rewritten history’..

    ..the very thing the ad is found guilty of…

    could you need any more proof of what a drooling moron obese sibling is…?

    ..a lying blowhard/buffoon…

    ..nothing more…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  176. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Open chat experiment on Trueblue NZ. See third post down from top.

    http://truebluenz.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/friday-night-chatroom/

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  177. RRM (8,987 comments) says:

    ^^^Friday night chat room on TruefascistNZ – that’s really sad.

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  178. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Munch munch! “Mighty fine Kowchow stew tonight” says mummas cousin Cletis … ” Glad we caught up some o those leftards to put their brains in it.” Munch!

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  179. Redbaiter (13,197 comments) says:

    Whats the prob RRM, frightened you’ll get beaten up with out Mr. Farrar protecting you??

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  180. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    red..!..hilarious..!

    you’ve still got that quote on yr header..

    ..from someone who wd have loathed you…(george orwell)..

    ..and every aspect of yr greed-driven political beliefs..

    ..eh..?

    are you trying for a new benchmark in irony…?

    or is it all unwitting/niaevety..?

    ..are you just as dumb as a fucken door-knob…?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  181. RRM (8,987 comments) says:

    Not at all…

    Just not sure whether I’ll be able to log on from my mobile at my mate’s 30th pissup in town later on tonight!

    You have a good one red. I know you party hard.

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  182. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    “Auckland Mayor Len Brown has backed down over the $3.4 million budget for the Maori Statutory Board and is sending it to the full council for a likely cutback on Monday.

    Nine councillors yesterday signed a letter to Mr Brown and council chief executive Doug McKay saying they were “extremely disappointed” at the process that led to a funding agreement with the Maori board being rushed through Tuesday’s finance committee meeting under urgency.”

    “They said it was “completely unacceptable” to have a report on a funding agreement for the board dropped on them without notice, and demanded answers to the “underhand process.”

    Heh. Fuck you brown.

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  183. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Phool, a link to a search for every occurence of “cannabis” and “marijuana” on your unreadable blog is not an argument. The fact that you think it is, is an indication of your drug addled, nutrient-starved brain’s inability to follow a logical argument and respond specifically to the thing under discussion. Now are you ready to tell us what’s wrong with the methodology of that study yet? Unfortunately for you there’s a fair chance it has paragraphs in it so you’ll have to work extra hard to keep your stoned attention on the sentences.

    Phool, you’re a monster. You simply don’t care that a proportion of young people who try weed are going to end up with a serious mental illness. You just flatly ignore the scientific evidence and refuse to admit that there could be any nasty consequences to your precious weed, because you depend on it so heavily to dull the crushing sense of failure and worthlessness hanging over your life. So you are a brain-change denialist, and who gives a fuck about the ruined lives.

    For shame, phool. For shame.

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  184. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    Phool, you’re a monster..

    ..not to mention a lazy cnut and convicted armed robber…

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  185. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    no star-bored..it’s fuck hide..!

    he/his racism blocked electable/fully-accountable representation…

    ‘cos maari wd be there ‘over his dead body’..

    another racist blowhard/buffoon…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  186. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    give us the link to yr evidence..put it away…or just shut the fuck up..eh..?

    just saying something over and over….dosen’t make it so…

    evidence…!….so then readers can decide for themselves..

    another fucken blowhard…never a link..never any evidence…

    …just unrelenting/repeated ad nauseum bullshit…..

    ..you reckon we will just believe yr orifice-pluckings/lint..eh..?

    you’ve got as much crediblity as obese sibling…

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  187. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Wir Nationalen wollen keine Reaktion housen.

    http://www.pzg.biz/cd200_panzer_marches.htm

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  188. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Munch munch munch munch!

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  189. Put it away (2,888 comments) says:

    Auckland vs Wellington…who would win in a battle of wits between phool and blanket man? Tough call…

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  190. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Give your brain to me, no! no! Don’t put it away. Argh!

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  191. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Hm! Crunchy with a slight salty donkey doo flavour… Not big enough though. More brains!

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  192. Fletch (5,711 comments) says:

    We in Auckland pretty much reckon the Super City was created so that Auckland could soak up the rates from other local regions/councils, so that they have a fund to draw on for the leaky homes disaster and other such things. They’ve really just created a big sponge to sop up money.

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  193. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Sops up some brain juices. More more more!

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  194. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Not enough brrrraaaaiiiiiiinsss on kiwiblog.

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  195. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Nact voters need more brains. You wont find them here though. I’m starving!

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  196. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Lame donkey got no brain left and me so hungry. Please somebody with brain give it to me real big and good. I wants it.

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  197. ISeeRed (244 comments) says:

    Kee-rist what a role model philu is for his boy. Suffer the little children.

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  198. adze (1,695 comments) says:

    Auckland vs Rest of NZ… I didn’t think there was a more pointless and puerile argument than Holden vs Ford, but I was proved wrong :P

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  199. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Brains in Dorkland pretty much taste the same as everywhere else. Reminds me of some real juicy big brains I once ate. Yum! Me wants some more right now. C’mon… give it to me real good.

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  200. Todd (111 comments) says:

    I see red as well when I eat brains… messy but good! Crunch! Ouch! Metal plate in his brain not good. Me want clean big juicy brains, not deformed small putrid brains that have had surgery. They is yucky!

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  201. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Never touch a lepers brains, they taste like lame donkey’s old brain, all rotten and stinky! Not good and fresh like me want.

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  202. Todd (111 comments) says:

    No more brains? Give thems to me. Please!

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  203. ISeeRed (244 comments) says:

    Todd, are you philu’s boy? My sincerest heartfelt condolences. Second-hand marijuana smoke is a bitch.

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  204. Todd (111 comments) says:

    So is a bleeding brain… Red gunk all over the place. Doesn’t stop me eating them though. Tasty!

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  205. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Crunchy munch much?

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  206. Todd (111 comments) says:

    No!

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  207. Todd (111 comments) says:

    When my baby’s walking down the street
    I see red, I see red, I see red.
    How could someone wicked walk around for free
    I see red, I see red, I see red.

    Crunchy munch not so good after all! Got soar stomach. Me going to vomit, oops! Sorry for getting that all over you guys. Probably used to it though huh! Time for more brains yet?

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  208. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Nothing left in stomach… Just blue projectile vomit everywhere. Me needs more brains co’s so hungry now. Nothing to eat around here. Lame donkey got no brains. Monkey’s all hiding and eating nits. Me so sad!

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  209. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    “… Second-hand marijuana smoke is a bitch…”

    just more lies..eh..?

    i have never smoked around my boy/exposed him to second hand smoke..

    ..and that he has been kicked up into an accelerated mathematics class…

    …would be the cherry on top of putting paid to yr lies/ad hominems..

    ..ever had a political idea in yr sad fucken life there..see-red..?

    ..are you able to argue anything..?

    or are you just like all the other gape-mouthed droolers…

    only capable of making up lies about people..

    ..and ..by inference…attacking my son..?

    you really are a piece of pus…

    ..aren’t you…?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  210. Todd (111 comments) says:

    C’mon, just one little brain?

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  211. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Ah! Good yum! And sweet to. No pus. Yay!

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  212. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Gap-mouthed droolers coz I ate their yucky little brains. All blue stinky and pussy. Made me vomit bad. Need better brains. Got any more?

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  213. Pauleastbay (5,030 comments) says:

    Todd

    I’ll play your game, you sad tedious cunt, go away.

    I’ve got time and bandwidth.

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  214. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Working on a list of the best to worst brains. My mouth is drooling.

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  215. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Anybody got a toothpick?

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  216. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Ah brains! A very limited commodity around here.

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  217. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Kicks kowchows half eaten brain. Police state attempts a return, misses and slips on brain. That not good to eat now. Got mud all over it. Me not happy and you broke your arse. Last bit of blue brains all bad and gone. Me be starving again. I’m not your misses police state, don’t want to know about your bedroom TC antics. Just get some brains FFS!

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  218. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Ah! Good brain somewhere else.

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  219. Steve (4,312 comments) says:

    Phool,
    Tell your son ‘Todd’ to STFU

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  220. ISeeRed (244 comments) says:

    philu: “sad fucken life there…

    gape-mouthed droolers…

    piece of pus…”

    Isn’t talking to yourself the first sign of insanity? Or just inanity?

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  221. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Here little doggy.

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  222. Todd (111 comments) says:

    I see dead things like lame donkeys. No good brain to eat. Can I eat your little doggy brain Seethe? Woof! Good little doggy.

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  223. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Shhh! The little doggy is asleep. I ate its brain and it laid down like a good dog. Pat pat pat!

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  224. Say Goodbye to Hollywood (551 comments) says:

    RIP Todd….head shot.

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  225. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Can’t recommend little doggy brain… Full of fluff. Maybe Seethes brain would be good in a stew. Yum!

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  226. Todd (111 comments) says:

    I love cameras, very photogenic. Snap snap! Say goodbye to your Hollywood bimbo brain. Munch munch! Funny silicon taste like plastic. Still very hungry… going to find better brains to eat.

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  227. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Brains!

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  228. Hurf Durf (2,860 comments) says:

    I know it’s early (hey, don’t blame me, the Norwegians gave Ebola the Nobel Peace Prize after only nine days in office) but I hearby award President Hosni Mubarak with the title of “Troll of the Year 2011.” I mean, seriously. Just what the fuck is going on over there? It’s like a Benny Hill sketch.

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  229. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    wow..!..what a scintillating schoolyard response there…see red

    .a regular orson welles/wodehouse….

    …aren’t you…?

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  230. bereal (3,137 comments) says:

    Todd
    Thats a whole lot of effort you have put into ‘brains’ by a moron like you that obviously has no
    brains, why is that ?
    i’m sure your huge brain ( in your own mind) can come up with some reason.
    Thunderbirds are go.
    F A B Scott.

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  231. pentwig (240 comments) says:

    Todd/Greenfly

    Have a feed of phools brain. Admittedly there is very little of it and drug riddled but what the hell
    leftie brain is leftie brain, very very tasty but no nutrition.

    I used to enjoy your sense of humour but today you are really over the top.

    Eat more swede.

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  232. Todd (111 comments) says:

    He eat vegetables.

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  233. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Well done Greenfly, you have worked a way around DPF’s life ban.

    I do have a question for you, how come you feel the need to troll over here?

    Did the fact that so many of us took the piss out of your idiotic Botany candidate annoy you that much that you just wanted to come here and let off some steam?

    Sadly the news is not going to get any better for you Greenfly, come November the Green/Red party is finished, there will be a long line of us waiting to piss on its grave.

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  234. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Rick Leckinger….where are his brains????

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  235. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    todd is not fly..

    fly has gone back to the rotted carcass…

    ..(…in admin..i believe…)

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  236. bereal (3,137 comments) says:

    Here is an incredible fact, if it is a fact, Mark Steyn stated that 9 out of 10 women
    in Egypt have suffered genital mutillation. Right or wrong?
    If true that must show how we can never truely understand muslim culture and why
    we need it like a hole in the head in New Zealand.

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  237. Todd (111 comments) says:

    U be vegetable? Me be carnivorous… Eat brains. Sweden’s got brains, but me not there. Me here in brain drain.

    Chop and channel that Hollywood mantel. Splice and dice it with a little doggy is nice. Mint source of course with mince and figs from out of your wigs. Ah! Now we are cooking. Might have enough brains for an entree, but can’t find captain Scarlet and the Mysterons brains. No where to be found. F A B say meow! Feline advisory bureau told me not to eat cat brain. Me be good eh!

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  238. Todd (111 comments) says:

    What is a boty candy? What is troll?

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  239. bereal (3,137 comments) says:

    philu , maybe you could write a treatise on ,say, ‘ambition.’
    And dedicate it to your sprog.
    Put it on your blog.

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  240. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Where are the brains?

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  241. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Burial not good for brain… goes rotten like dog doo.

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  242. bereal (3,137 comments) says:

    Hey Todd ? ? ?
    Time for another bevvy darling.
    Hic.

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  243. Viking2 (10,683 comments) says:

    After years of research, scientists have discovered what makes women
    > happy. Nothing.
    >
    > A lad comes home from school and excitedly tells his dad that he had a
    > part in the school play and he was playing a man who had been married for
    > 25 years. The dad says, “Never mind son, maybe next year you’ll get a
    > speaking part.”
    >
    > Just had my water bill of £175 drop on my mat. That’s a lot. Oxfam can
    > supply a whole African village for just £2 a month: time to change
    > supplier I think.
    >
    > 2 women called at my door and asked what bread I ate, when I said white
    > they gave me a lecture on the benefits of brown bread for 30 minutes.. I
    > think they were Hovis Witnesses.

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  244. MT_Tinman (2,790 comments) says:

    big bruv (8,301) Says:
    February 11th, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    Rick Leckinger….where are his brains????

    Maybe Greenfly/Todd ate them.

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  245. Todd (111 comments) says:

    A good brain make me happy. You got good brain Victim 2? Me wants it to eat. Yum! Don’t be drunky monkey brain though, Me only likes them fresh and pure. Not stagnant, rotten and oozing blue puss after premature burial. You under the ground ??????????

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  246. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Sometimes me dreams of big juicy fresh brains, then me’s wake up in the brain drain. Welcome to my nightmare.

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  247. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    MT

    It might not be Greenfly, it could be Mad Delahunty.

    He/she sure talks the same sort of crap.

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  248. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Oh the brain drain me cries!

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  249. MT_Tinman (2,790 comments) says:

    BB, can you imagine Mad Cath shortening anything (well anything else) that much?

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  250. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Ah! hunting for brains… them’s were the good old days. Brains were fresh and firm. Not old and wrinkled like Jenny Shipley’s brain. It be all stagnant and bloated now. Yuck! Wouldn’t roger that with a barge poll let alone eat it. Make me sick or even die. Still not feeling so good from lame donkey’s brain. Not full either. Anybody got a brain, or even part of one?

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  251. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Short brains, tall brains me’s not care. Just gives me some brain FFS!

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  252. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Can’t imagine without a brain. Ate little big boys brain ages ago… Can’t think without brain, can’t walk or talk or scratch his own arse. His brain in my tum tum. He can have it back in a little while, but at the moment me needs it, and more. Much much more. Give me brains I scream!

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  253. Todd (111 comments) says:

    Just a little brain, I implore you.

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  254. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    V2 very good.

    What’s with Todd and brains, does he like sheep brains rolled in flour and fried?

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  255. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    MT

    Well no, but the saving grace is that her parliamentary career is going to be a short one.

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  256. David Farrar (1,808 comments) says:

    Sigh. I’ve been having such a nice day up at Kiwi Foo Camp ignoring the blog. But alas today was the day the troll struck. Anyway he is dead now. No demerits, no suspension – permanent ban.

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  257. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    So can I take it Todds brain isn’t firing on all cylinders?

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  258. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Todds brain can fry over at frogblog where he belongs.

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  259. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    BB guess that explains it, been over there a few times ( FB ) they are pretty strange.

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  260. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    Mubaraks gone !! Go Eygpt ! Well done.

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  261. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    The problem is gone to be replaced by whom? Imagine if the fundamentalist Musmim Brotherhood takes power?
    I believe the Egyptian army will stop them, although the violent fanatics have infiltrated every part of society.

    Time will tell. We line in interesting times, indeed.

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  262. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    Yes good point. However Im just happy the people have spoken and the prick has resigned. Arrogant bastard thinking he could stick around. Wouldnt it be nice to see the same amount of sheeple protesting in the streets of NZ over our current arrogant bunch of dictators.

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  263. Manolo (12,604 comments) says:

    Wouldnt it be nice to see the same amount of sheeple protesting in the streets of NZ over our current arrogant bunch of dictators.

    That is inconceivable, almost impossible.

    The populace in NZ are hooked on welfare, on benefits. Our nation is inhabitated by millions indoctrinated in socialism, full adherents of the entitlement mentality. Even the middle classes are now partaking of benefits, let alone the lower strata of society.

    Only when the money for redistribution runs out, there is a small possibility you could street riots.

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  264. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    *sigh*…hello Australia…

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  265. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    “Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide are playing a blame game over the Maori Statutory Board and its proposed budget of $3.4 million.

    A public furore over a funding agreement for the unelected board has forced a backdown from Mr Brown, who is sending it to the full council for a likely cut on Monday.

    It was rushed through the finance committee as an extraordinary item of business last Tuesday.

    Mr Hide, who set up the board as part of the Super City reforms under his name, has written to Mr Brown to clear up any confusion after noting the mayor had described the legislation as “loose”.

    In his letter, Mr Hide continued to distance himself from the cost of funding the board and his opposition to it, saying the Cabinet, a parliamentary select committee and Parliament itself had agreed to it.

    He had threatened to resign if Maori were given seats on the Auckland Council and said the board had been politically forced on him”

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  266. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    What did Todd wrong? He/she made more sense than most on here! Oh, of course…I see…

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  267. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Happy with events in Egypt Luc?

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  268. Viking2 (10,683 comments) says:

    If you can’t figure it out LUC then it tells us everything about you that we need to know.
    Go away and take the brain eating cannibal with you.
    That was outlawed in NZ by decent people about 150 years ago.
    Still no accounting for some who would rather we were back in the 1800′s.

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  269. Viking2 (10,683 comments) says:

    We wonder why Govt. is inefficient. Here is just the best example of how it hands out money with no checks and balances nor accountability.
    Smith and lots of others have and will get all self righteous about what thiss fellow did but actually we should be putting Smith regime on the line for lack of accountability. But then Smith has been a disaster in all his Govt. jobs, what with destroying the fabric of voluntary organizations that the community itself developed. A right little communist. Bennet should ask for his resignation. But she won’t cause she doesn’t even know about things like that.

    Around the world on the dole
    CLIO FRANCIS
    Last updated 05:00 12/02/2011

    GOVERNMENT FUNDED: Peter Freedom in front of the Pyramids of Giza.

    A Kiwi beneficiary has traveled the world funded by the dole, spending nearly two years seeing the sights of Europe, Asia and Africa without his unemployment benefit being cut off.

    In an international escapade that has left Social Development Minister Paula Bennett and Work and Income fuming, Peter Freedom, 34, has admitted seeing the world at taxpayer expense.

    Mr Freedom left New Zealand for Australia on April 11, 2009, expecting his benefit would be cut off two weeks later. “I was just amazed when it didn’t,” he said from Dubai.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4649014/Around-the-world-on-the-dole

    Mr Freedom said he was unsure what he would do next, but had not ruled out returning to New Zealand.

    “I’m not worried about the authorities. I’m pretty indifferent … everything they could do to me they’ve done already.

    Exactly how most people feel today.

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  270. pentwig (240 comments) says:

    Luc

    He certainly made more sense than you.

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  271. starboard (2,447 comments) says:

    Around the world on the dole

    fuck me..what next.

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  272. Viking2 (10,683 comments) says:

    More nanny state interference.

    PMs look into high roaming charges
    TRACY WATKINS
    Last updated 05:00 12/02/2011

    Australia and New Zealand could act together to clamp down on exorbitant trans-Tasman mobile roaming rates.

    New Zealand Communications Minister Steven Joyce has confirmed the issue is on the agenda for discussions between Prime Minister John Key and his Australian counterpart, Julia Gillard, in New Zealand next week.

    Is there nothing more important, cause if there isn’t then Key and Gillard both have major issues that they are failing to lead on and we could ably compile a list of need to do’s rather than want to interfere’s on behalf of the complainers about private enterprise.

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  273. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    Big Bruv: yes.

    Viking2: if you think Todd was being literal, it says a lot about you.

    pentwig: so predictable.

    For normal people who visit but don’t post:

    gnoranti in Kiwiblog, people like Manolo, bereal (anyone who believes anything from Mark Steyn is a screw missing, surely) will, hopefully, admit the error of their ways sooner rather than later with regard to wanting to keep Egyptians under the thumb of a ruthless, corrupt dictator who was propped up by the US for all his reign.

    Assuming (a big assumption) the army does what it says it will do (and I now believe it is most likely that it will):

    First point: the Muslim Brotherhood has never espoused violence, in fact, quite the opposite. That is not to say all members have adhered to that precept but, nevertheless, it’s a fact.

    Second point: It’s very unlikely that Muslim Brotherhood would win an election, but highly likely to be a serious.

    Third point: this is a revolution of the masses. There is no ideology other than freedom from tyranny. And jobs.

    Fourth point: it’s their country now. Let’s welcome them with open arms.

    If I was a Christian, I would say God Bless.

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  274. Viking2 (10,683 comments) says:

    Mr English said the Government was concerned about continuing high rates of unemployment, particularly among those aged 16 to 25. More than a quarter of jobseekers aged 15 to 19, and 11 per cent of those aged 20 to 24, were out of work in the last quarter of last year.

    I call bullshit on that Bill.
    If you were concerned at all you would have reinstated youth rates when you were elected or at the time the Roger Douglas
    Bill went to the house. You are on record as voting against the one significant option that would have made the difference.

    To run round now when the issue has gone out of control and mutter soothing sounds is disingenuous to say the least.
    Instead of subsidies and noise why don’t you go to first principles and restore young people rights to negotiate their wages so they can earn a living rather than automatically paying them $160 a week to stay at home or more to subsidize them to prop up the education system.

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  275. Viking2 (10,683 comments) says:

    Luc , one takes stuff like that at face value so that’s all we need.
    Hopefully he will be sent to the 1800′s so that he no longer wastes space which is clearly what he is.

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  276. iMP (2,143 comments) says:

    It is fantastic Mubarak has finally seen the light and stepped down (or was pushed – more likely). Now we have to watch if the Egyptian army can manage a successful transition. Democracy is too far a leap I think, but a more benevolent leadership might be achievable as long as militant Islamists (like the Muslim Brotherhood) can’t get a dominant hold. It is euphoric today, but this is only a beginning… and the political lessons in Iran, Iraq, Zimbabwae and South Africa don’t bode well.

    The current situation in Egypt is an important opportunity for the US to strengthen its relationship there, militarily and politically as Egyptians look to establish some sort of EG democracy and stability. The EG military is supportive of the US and is US-trained. EG sits on the border between East & West and the secular/Islamic interface culturally and politically. US allies (like Saudi Arabia and Jordan) will be looking for this from the US. However, open elections create space for dark forces to use democracy as an opening (like the National Socialists in Germany in the 1930s who were ‘democratically elected’).

    My prediction is we will see de-stablising influences grow (like car bombings in EG) as Sharia Islamists seek to destabilise EG. Either EG will then fall into a protracted era of factional chaos OR the military will crack down and become a tighter military junta from which will emerge a new EG politics.

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  277. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    iMP’s fantasyland.

    Meanwhile, Israel’s US planes bombed three targets in Gaza yesterday, including a medicine manufacturing plant which was destroyed.

    Let’s hope the new Egyptian government lifts the siege.

    Obama just said: “There’s something in the soul that cries out for freedom.”

    Hey, Obama, now end the occupation of Palestine!

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  278. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Luc

    I thought you might be happy at the prospect of an end to the long running peace between Israel and Egypt.

    You might just get rid of them Jews yet aye Luc.

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  279. Luc Hansen (4,573 comments) says:

    Big Bruv, while I wish for peace to prevail everywhere, I do hope the new Egypt will put more importance on Arabs than relations with the US and, in particular, put a bit of backbone into its dealings with Israel. And ends the siege of Gaza.

    Just what problem do you have with the international consensus of the two-state solution, and the peace plan proposed by the Arab League about 8 years ago? Full normalisation with Israel. Peace guaranteed. Israel still looks the other way.

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  280. big bruv (12,318 comments) says:

    Luc

    Because the peace proposed by the Arab terrorists is bullshit, they have only one goal and that is to wipe Israel off the face of the map.

    Funny thing about them Jews Luc, they are a bit reluctant to take crap from people, cannot think why that might be the case.

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