General Debate 13 April 2012

April 13th, 2012 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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  1. philu (12,989 comments) says:

    (i just found this one…i’m still wiping away the tears of laughter…very funny..)

    http://whoar.co.nz/2012/larry-david-talks-his-parking-lot-meltdown-on-conan-video/

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  2. Pete George (23,796 comments) says:

    After a bit of trivial banning yesterday on Red Alert Trev has made an odd accusation – I wonder if he’s killing someone else’s comments because he thinks it’s me.

    you are on a Red Alert free holiday – whichever email you use. If you attempt to breach ban again it will be doubled. Trevor

    Wasn’t me Trev. How many comments do you squash just in case?

    I know that the sun rose this morning and Red Alert censors but it’s still Mallard’s odd accusation.

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  3. Ryan Sproull (7,360 comments) says:

    Happy My Birthday!

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  4. flipper (4,330 comments) says:

    Red Len Brown is upset over the “leaking” of paid compassionate leave details (21 weeks) by the POL

    He says the culprit “must go”. Compassionate fellow, isn’t he?

    I remind him to remind Kelly, Parsloe,Walker (the real culprit/beneficiary?) et al (including Shroff if she sticks her nose in!) that: “If you live by the sword you will die by the sword”.

    Tough, Red Len!

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  5. Put it away (2,872 comments) says:

    Who knows what goes on in mallard’s mind, PG?

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  6. David Garrett (7,698 comments) says:

    Len has pretty much just guranteed that anyone who gets sacked will be reinstated and recover damages against POAL when they tak their case for unjustified dismissal to the ERA. Predetermination old boy…fatal.

    Re Red Alert (or Pravda as us older commenters fondly know it) it would be interesting to know just how many people they ban… weekly, monthly…compared with the number of “suspensions” here…

    Mind you, DPF could do us all a favour by sending Mr Ellipsis on an extended cyber-vacation…

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  7. BeaB (2,164 comments) says:

    Winston sounded even more confused on National Radio this morning raving on about medieval tactics and bringing down the government!

    Interesting the Labour government he was part of used the veto over 30 times in nine years! Where was our crusader knight then? Still enjoying the baubles I suppose.

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  8. Other_Andy (2,676 comments) says:

    @flipper

    Crocodile tears from Cecil and MUNZ.
    Faux outrage from Len.

    Cecil Walker was the maritime union’s hard-done-by poster boy.
    (His right to privacy was nul and void as soon as he agreed to let MUNZ use him as a propaganda tool.)
    Twisting the facts and out-right lying by MUNZ to support ‘the cause’ is fine by Len.
    Exposing their lies and defending yourself with the truth is an offence.
    How dare they use the truth and facts!

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  9. mikenmild (12,349 comments) says:

    The issue is whether POAL broke thye law by releasing the information. If this was such a noble action, why did the company not just release the facts in a press release. Leaking it to a sympathetic blogger could well prove a costly move on POAL’s part.

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  10. Put it away (2,872 comments) says:

    It’s a silly law. Releasing the truth to counter misinformation someone has released about themselves should be allowed.

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  11. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    Did you see the latest Mommy Wars:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/apr/12/ann-romney-stay-home-moms?CMP=twt_fd

    Democratic advisor Rosen accuses Ann Romney of never having worked a day in her life, being a stay at home mom. You know, cos raising five kids isn’t proper work.

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  12. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    I’d be really grumpy about the slur on stay at home moms if I wasn’t just sittin here watching three kids splashing in our pool. Video here:

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/12/politics/campaign-wrap/index.html

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  13. adze (2,130 comments) says:

    Happy burp day Ryan!

    Meanwhile $400k of forestry research institute Scion’s GM pine trees have been destroyed despite significant security barriers being in place.
    I wonder how the anti-GM folks would register on the psychometric instrument used to test the hypothesis that conservative folks tend to be more fearful? Seeing as their primary motivation (ostensibly) is the precautionary principle?

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  14. Other_Andy (2,676 comments) says:

    @Monique

    The left is only pro-choice if you make a choice they agree with.

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  15. Nostalgia-NZ (5,318 comments) says:

    Brian Rudman’s article in today’s herald fairly puts the situation Len is placed in by Gibson. Gibson raises himself above the law without blinking in contempt of the Mayor at the same time. The choice is Lenny’s now, he either wimps out or Gibson goes when the findings of the Privacy Commissioner are determined to be the same as Gibson’s public confessions and support of the leaks, and his intention to do the same in the future.

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  16. Ross12 (1,484 comments) says:

    Adze — I wonder if the Greens will come out against what the vandals did? As the guy from Scion said , they ( the company) were acting legally and had gone through all the processes. GE Free NZ obviously think breaking the law is OK.

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  17. tom hunter (5,134 comments) says:

    In 2008 there were a lot of purring noises made about how well organised the Obama election campaign was. The general thinking was that it was even more of a machine than the Bush 2004 effort.

    This election? Perhaps not so much, as Jennifer Rubin explains Rosen’s dumb blurt on CNN:

    But it didn’t stop. Rosen took to Twitter to dig her hole deeper and deeper, never apologizing. (At this point Republicans should be humming Dayenu.)

    But it didn’t end there. Obama political hacks David Axelrod and Jim Messina took to Twitter to condemn the remarks and to call on Rosen to apologize, thereby making Rosen seem closer to the president’s campaign (and the campaign more responsible for her gaffe than might otherwise be the case).

    And — yup — it didn’t end there. Ann Romney now is on Twitter and got a gazillion followers in just hours. Her first tweet was a keeper: “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.”

    Jeez. One of the most basic rules of a campaign is that you stay away from negative crap until you’re absolutely forced to deal with it. You certainly don’t immediately draw attention to it, even if you know it could be potentially damaging when your opposition tries to make the connections. In this case, Axelrod and co. made the connections for everybody to see instead of just waving off SOPA leader Rosen as yet another person who says silly things.

    Together with the failure of the whole “billion dollar campaign” target, it looks like these guys are getting sloppy, and as Rubin points out, they may have just blown up their whole carefully crafted War On Women plank. Read the whole thing.

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  18. Other_Andy (2,676 comments) says:

    @Ross12

    “GE Free NZ obviously think breaking the law is OK.”

    Well it obviously is.
    Think of the ‘greater good’.
    Think of the little childwen.
    Think of Mother Gaia.

    And GE Free NZ is just another activist branch\front of the ‘green party’. Check out their website.
    Claire Bleakley
    Jon Carapiet

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  19. Viking2 (11,672 comments) says:

    One forms the impression that its time treason laws were returned to use.
    anyone who disagrees with what others are doing in now apparently entitled and will destroy the others property.
    No wonder companies are installing more and more security camera’s. Perhaps Scion need to do the same. Or they could go to another country where people would be shot for trespassing.

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  20. iMP (2,456 comments) says:

    There is racism in NZ? Really?

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  21. philu (12,989 comments) says:

    http://whoar.co.nz/2012/starve-the-beast-of-empire%C2%A0-ax-the-personal-income-tax/

    “…As we approach April 15, the day when we render unto Caesar what is ours – it is well to bear a few stark and simple numbers in mind.

    The personal income tax for 2011 will haul in a hefty $1.09 trillion to the federal coffers.

    The estimate for 2012* is $1.16 trillion.

    On the other side of the ledger, the best estimate of the known “national security” expenditures for 2012 is $1.22 trillion dollars.

    That’s right; it takes the entire personal income tax – and then some – to cover the costs of war and Empire.

    The total federal revenue from every source will be $2.47 trillion in 2012 –

    – so the war machine and its various appurtenances take an enormous bite out of the total federal budget.

    There is a question of morality when the taxpayer forks over enormous tribute to bulk up a military Empire which visits death and destruction on untold numbers of people in the developing world –

    – often with a public relations veneer of “humanitarian” endeavors.

    Historically antiwar tax resistance of various types has grown out of such moral concerns.

    The moral consideration bites harder when the wars are either sold on the basis of lies as W’s war on Iraq –

    – or are undeclared as with Obama’s on Libya, Pakistan, Syria and Iran.

    In the case of undeclared wars for which we pay – it may fairly be said that we have taxation without representation…”

    (cont..)

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  22. Other_Andy (2,676 comments) says:

    Why MUNZ tactics wouldn’t work in the US.

    Mr. Duncan, with his unassailable credentials, served as the perfect mouthpiece for anti-Iraq War candidates during the 2008 elections. He took center stage and spoke with authority about the failed Bush policies in Iraq, commanding attention from politicians, reporters, and even other veterans. For almost two years, Duncan continued to be a fierce anti-war advocate, creating the Colorado Veterans Alliance and speaking at length about the plight of his brethren.
    But there was a problem with Rick Duncan. He did not actually earn the Purple Heart, go to Annapolis, or serve even one tour of duty. In fact, he had never served one day in the military. His name was not even Rick Duncan; rather, it was Rick Strandlof and he was a total fraud.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/04/why-its-criminal-to-lie-about-military-honors/255729/

    This seems to be a common theme for the left.
    Lie (Labour), cheat (UNITE), hide the facts (AGW), intimidation (MUNZ), violence and destruction of property(‘Greens’)…….

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  23. Scott Chris (6,178 comments) says:

    Happy My Birthday

    Just to be pedantic Ryan, it’s not really your birth day unless you were born today. It’s your birth day anniversary.

    So happy birth day anniversary. :mrgreen:

    [This info brough to you courtesy of the Ministry of Irrelevant Information]

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  24. mikenmild (12,349 comments) says:

    O_A
    This is quite a widespread phenomenon in the US. There is a great book about it – Stolen Honour. Fortunately, it is possible there to get service records under the FOIA, so quite a few bogus vets get shopped. Their usual response is along the lines of “my service in Vietnam was in covert ops, so all the records have been falsified…”

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  25. philu (12,989 comments) says:

    http://whoar.co.nz/2012/music-review-alabama-shakes-boys-girls/

    “..Their sound is as old as rock ’n’ roll, but the Alabama Shakes just might be the next big thing.

    Alt they aren’t.

    Instead, the Shakes do it the old-fashioned way.

    Their sound is part Motown, part Stax Records, even part Janis Joplin.

    And add in a little garage rock attitude.

    All of which makes them hot stuff.

    The band has come out of nowhere to break big.

    In no time at all, they were named “New Band of the Year” by Paste Magazine – appeared on NPR Music’s list of favorite new artists – and premiered on Conan.

    And once you give them a listen –

    – you’ll understand why…”

    (ed:..the first time i saw a vid of this band..(a few months ago..)..i thought it/they were attention-grabbing..

    ..and good at what they do..

    ..i still hold that opinion..

    ..and if you like any of the genres mentioned above…

    ..this one is for you…

    ..and may excite you more than anything else musical has..for quite a while..)

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  26. Ryan Sproull (7,360 comments) says:

    Just to be pedantic Ryan, it’s not really your birth day unless you were born today. It’s your birth day anniversary.

    So happy birth day anniversary.

    I know that, Scott. I wasn’t born yesterday, you know.

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  27. Weihana (4,620 comments) says:

    adze (1,225) Says:
    April 13th, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Happy burp day Ryan!

    Meanwhile $400k of forestry research institute Scion’s GM pine trees have been destroyed despite significant security barriers being in place.
    I wonder how the anti-GM folks would register on the psychometric instrument used to test the hypothesis that conservative folks tend to be more fearful? Seeing as their primary motivation (ostensibly) is the precautionary principle?

    Do they have security cameras? Are they going to catch these dicks and give them serious jail time?

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  28. philu (12,989 comments) says:

    great news about the nact-greens memorandum of understanding being flushed down the toilet…

    ..it means the greens can be a real opposition party…

    phillip ure@whoar.co.nz

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  29. Falafulu Fisi (2,141 comments) says:

    Obama’s Second Term Tax Plans – Dick Morris

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  30. chiz (1,174 comments) says:

    My place recently got a digital TV and I have been exploring all the new channels. I’ve discovered one that I don’t know anything about. It is channel 39, analog #8, on my TV. It seems to be broadcasting TED talks 24hr with interspersed ads by BMW and GE. There are no ghostly channel logos, or breakouts to station IDs. Anyone know who is behind this?

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  31. Viking2 (11,672 comments) says:

    Greens need flushing with it, Phil.

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  32. chiz (1,174 comments) says:

    Ryan, happy birthday. Here’s an abstract present for you. Courtesy of one of the TED talks, an example of irony – did you know that John Cage’s famous piece 4’33” is available on iTunes?

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  33. chiz (1,174 comments) says:

    Claire Bleakley and Stefan Browning are obsessed with the scion tree trial and have been involved with court action to try and stop it. I’m not sure I trust their denials. When crop and Food were vandalised by the Wild Greens the Green Party came out and claimed that the greens had nothing to do with it even though Rod Donald and Nandor Tanczos were involved.

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  34. Viking2 (11,672 comments) says:

    TRADEME is about to allow oversea’s companies, especially retailers to sell via Trademe.

    OK, so what arrangements have been made to collect GST on those sales?

    Trade Me goes global
    Last updated 12:03 13/04/2012

    Auction website Trade Me has signed a deal with international e-commerce company ChannelAdvisor, enabling online retailers around the world to list their products on the Kiwi site.

    Trade Me, which listed on the New Zealand stock exchange in December, has said that it aimed to diversify more into selling new goods online.

    The ChannelAdvisor arrangement would see new products on Trade Me in time for the 2012 Christmas season, the company

    PERHAPS, the Govt. will finally be forced to look at the revenue forgone by people using credit cards and other payment means to avoid GST on imported product and services supplied over the internet. Many credit card and small transactions that are now under the GST radar in a system being rorted by many traders.
    Go after them BILL.

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  35. Nookin (3,559 comments) says:

    Phil
    As I understand it, the memorandum of understanding has not been scrapped. They have simply decided not to expand on it.

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  36. DJP6-25 (1,389 comments) says:

    Other_Andy 10:31 am. That’s because socialisim is based on a lie. The idea that you can change human nature in line with a political philosophy. The idea behind the change is to facilitate the building of a man made paradise on earth. Thus it’s a secular religion. Many find the idea very attractive. As it’s built on a lie, it needs to be sustained by lies. So, naturally, they think the end justifies the means.

    cheers

    David Prosser

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  37. Weihana (4,620 comments) says:

    DJP6-25,

    Sounds much like libertarianism. I think if one finds a compromise between the two, then one might be halfway to something sensible and practical.

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  38. cha (4,138 comments) says:

    Tracking military impostors in Australia and New Zealand.

    http://www.anzmi.net/cases.html

    Some local arseholes.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/100894/former-rsa-head-in-court-over-medals

    http://www.anzmi.net/gilchrist/gilchrist.html

    http://www.anzmi.net/dudley/dudley.html

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  39. mikenmild (12,349 comments) says:

    cha
    Great links. I wonder what makes those wannabes do this when they are so easily caught.

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  40. Viking2 (11,672 comments) says:

    Sunlight being the best disinfectant!

    More court secrecy. Why?

    MPs brother on drug charge
    Last updated 08:50 13/04/2012

    A sitting MPs brother has avoided conviction on a drug charge and was granted permanent name suppression at Hamilton District Court this week.

    Community magistrate Susan Hovell said the man avoiding public scrutiny was “fundamental to the whole point of diversion”, even though many people get diversion and aren’t afforded name suppression.

    The man appeared briefly in court on February 10 and pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing a methamphetamine utensil.
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    – © Fairfax NZ News

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  41. Lee01 (2,171 comments) says:

    “That’s because socialisim is based on a lie. The idea that you can change human nature in line with a political philosophy. The idea behind the change is to facilitate the building of a man made paradise on earth. Thus it’s a secular religion. Many find the idea very attractive. As it’s built on a lie, it needs to be sustained by lies. So, naturally, they think the end justifies the means.”

    David, I agree with you, but would extend this to cover all forms of liberalism. Only Traditionalist Conservatism takes human nature and human society as they actually are in reality.

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  42. RF (1,488 comments) says:

    It would appear that the useless piece of crap known as Phil Goff has screwed our Air Force plus potential SAR operations. The new 7 hundred million dollar helicopters he purchased whilst Labour Minister of Defence are lemons. One major problem apart from not fitting inside a C130 is that they cannot be used in snow conditions. Something to do with a filter to prevent debris getting into the engine.

    The only means of transporting them overseas is in a Russian cargo aircraft or sitting on a boat. The third option is flying but you require it to be refueled in the air.

    Apparently he was warned about the purchase as we were the first to Use them for Military purposes.

    God help us.

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  43. mikenmild (12,349 comments) says:

    Yep RF, Phil Goff was presented with an option to buy a better and cheaper helicopter but insisted on personally selecting the NH-90 because it ‘looked cool’.

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  44. RF (1,488 comments) says:

    Mikenmild

    I hope the worthless prick is called on to explain this. I seem to remember the LAV amoured vehicles were also a dead loss

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  45. mikenmild (12,349 comments) says:

    I’m sorry, but it’s a bit pointless to blame individual ministers for military equipment acquisitions. If we did, Max Bradford would have to answer some questions about buying the Charles Upham. Even further back, I seem to recall the disastrous Lake Class patrol boats were bought after an arbitrary Muldoon financial decision.
    Most times, the Cabinet approves military acquisition on the basis of expert advice from the NZDF and MoD. Unfortunately, on some occasions that advice can be flawed. This is not a problem unique to NZ. Politicians are in a difficult spot – they can accept the advice given or be criticised for ignoring it.

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  46. nasska (12,095 comments) says:

    …”insisted on personally selecting the NH-90 because it ‘looked cool’.”….

    And this is the lemon who sought to lead us. May God have mercy on our souls if Labour ever get their shit together!

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  47. mikenmild (12,349 comments) says:

    Sorry nasska – I was joking…

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  48. nasska (12,095 comments) says:

    mikenmild

    Thanks for the explanation but please, never joke about decisions Labour may have made.

    They are so batshit mad that anything is believable.

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  49. mikenmild (12,349 comments) says:

    No, I was just amused at the thought of a politician choosing military equipment and how they might do that. Do you remember the video of David Lange visit the SAS battle-training house, enjoying the machine guns, etc and asking if he could bring his son next time?

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  50. nasska (12,095 comments) says:

    I must have missed that. Although I had quite a lot of time for Lange I doubt that he would have felt quite at home in a military setting.

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  51. mikenmild (12,349 comments) says:

    Nah, he loved it – firing with an automatic gun at the pop-up target, etc. It was a bit cruel by whoever leaked it to the media, but quite funny.

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  52. RF (1,488 comments) says:

    Am I to understand that the Minister of Defence does not have any say when “new toys ” are being considered / purchased. I find that hard to believe as that did not stop Goff from his numerous photo ops showing off the goodies.

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  53. mikenmild (12,349 comments) says:

    Just look at it logically. The Cabinet can hardly claim any specialist expertise in such matter. Maybe the Minister of Health could be photographed next to some new medical equipment, but that would hardly make him responsible if that equipment turned out to be defective. Same with opening a new bridge or building – doesn’t make the Minister in charge an architect or engineer.
    Better to look at the essential political responsibility. The last government made some major defence decisions, after a decade of basically no decisions. They scrapped the Skyhawks and bought the LAVs and Canterbury. I don’t think they were the right decisions, but I don’t hold the government to blame for buying too many LAVs, or getting ones too big to fit in C-130s, or for the defects in the Canterbury.

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  54. RF (1,488 comments) says:

    That’s ok. Some good points … Just my anti left wing bias showing through. I now have an intense dislike of the nasty party in spite of once being a very loyal active member at a local level. I saw things that still disturb me.

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  55. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    “I doubt that he would have felt quite at home in a military setting.”

    No. It would have taken him a bloody long time to dig a capacious enough foxhole when incoming was announced! :)

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  56. nasska (12,095 comments) says:

    Johnboy

    It would have been a challenge for a JCB.

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  57. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Whats happening in the rapa nasska?

    Any good jokes? :)

    This GD looks a tad boring.

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  58. nasska (12,095 comments) says:

    A guy phones a law firm and says, “I want to speak to my lawyer.” The receptionist says, “I’m sorry, but your lawyer died last week.” The next day the same guy phones the law firm and says, “I want to speak to my lawyer.” Once again the receptionist replies, “I’m sorry, but your lawyer died last week.”

    The next day the guy makes his regular call to the law firm and say, “I want to speak to my lawyer.” “Excuse me sir,” the receptionist says, “but this is third time I’ve had to tell you that your lawyer died last week. Why do you keep calling?” The guy replies, “Because I love hearing it!”

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  59. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Was he ringing Lord Birkenheads receptionist nasska? :)

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  60. nasska (12,095 comments) says:

    ATTORNEY: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?

    WITNESS: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

    *****

    ATTORNEY: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?

    WITNESS: He’s twenty, much like your IQ.

    *****

    ATTORNEY: Were you present when your picture was taken?

    WITNESS: Are you shitting me?

    *****

    ATTORNEY: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?

    WITNESS: Yes.

    ATTORNEY: And what were you doing at that time?

    WITNESS: getting laid

    *****

    ATTORNEY: How was your first marriage terminated?

    WITNESS: By death.

    ATTORNEY: And by whose death was it terminated?

    WITNESS: Take a guess.

    *****

    ATTORNEY: Can you describe the individual?

    WITNESS: He was about medium height and had a beard.

    ATTORNEY: Was this a male or a female?

    WITNESS: Unless the Circus was in town I’m going with male.

    *****

    ATTORNEY: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you performed on dead people?

    WITNESS: All of them. The live ones put up too much of a fight.

    *****

    ATTORNEY: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?

    WITNESS: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.

    ATTORNEY: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time?

    WITNESS: If not, he was by the time I finished.

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  61. nasska (12,095 comments) says:

    A man died and was taken to his place of eternal torment by the devil.

    As he passed raging fire pits and shrieking sinners, he saw a man he recognized as a lawyer snuggling up to a beautiful woman.

    ‘That’s unfair!’ he cried. ‘I have to roast for all eternity, and that lawyer gets to spend it with a beautiful woman.’

    ‘Shut up,’ barked the devil, jabbing the man with his pitchfork.

    ‘Who are you to question that woman’s punishment?’

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  62. cha (4,138 comments) says:

    I HAVE A PREDICAMENT

    DEAR ABBY… a couple of women moved in across the hall from me. One is a middle-aged gym teacher and the other is a social worker in her mid-twenties. These two women go everywhere together and I’ve never seen a man go into or leave their apartment. Do you think they could be Lebanese?

    DEAR ABBY… what can I do about all the sex, nudity, foul language and violence on My VCR?

    DEAR ABBY… I have a man I can’t trust. He cheats so much, I’m not even sure the baby I’m carrying is his.

    DEAR ABBY… I am a twenty-three year old liberated woman who has been on the pill for two years. It’s getting expensive and I think my boyfriend should share half the cost, but I don’t know him well enough to discuss money with him.

    DEAR ABBY… I’ve suspected that my husband has been fooling around, and when confronted with the evidence, he denied everything and said it would never happen again.

    DEAR ABBY… our son writes that he is taking Judo. Why would a boy who was raised in a good Christian home turn against his own?

    DEAR ABBY… I joined the Navy to see the world. I’ve seen it. Now how do I get out?

    DEAR ABBY… my forty year old son has been paying a psychiatrist $50 an hour every week for two and a half years. He must be crazy.

    DEAR ABBY… I was married to Bill for three months and I didn’t know he drank until one night he came home sober.

    DEAR ABBY… my mother is mean and short tempered I think she is going through mental pause.

    DEAR ABBY… you told some woman whose husband had lost all interest in sex to send him to a doctor. Well, my husband lost all interest in sex and he is a doctor. Now what do I do?

    DEAR ABBY… I’ve been married for six years and have five kids. No twins. My husband still wants to have sex every night and sometimes in the morning too. I told him he should get himself a hobby, and he says that is his hobby.

    DEAR ABBY… will you please rush me the name of a reliable illegitimate doctor?

    DEAR ABBY… do you think it would be all right if I gave my doctor a little gift? I tried for years to get pregnant and couldn’t and he finally did it.

    DEAR ABBY… my mother is mean and short-tempered. I think she is going through her mental pause.

    DEAR ABBY… I met this nice guy who was in the service. He’s the chief petting officer.

    DEAR ABBY… this is the second marriage for both of us. And when my husband said “I will” he knew damn well he couldn’t.

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  63. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Much as I dislike the avarice of Lord Birkenhead nasska even I could not wish such torment on him.

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  64. nasska (12,095 comments) says:

    Johnboy

    Your kindness & compassion knows no bounds.

    ########

    As part of a team bonding session a group of economists are on an tramp through the bush at the back of Wainuiomata when they come to a clearing. They look on in astonishment as they see a group of farmers fucking a sheep. Moving on they follow the river down the valley for a few kilometres, they come to another clearing and again see a group of farmers having their way with a sheep.

    “Well I never,” thinks the leader of the group. “This must be something special.”

    As luck would have it, the economists come to another clearing – where they find a sheep and not a farmer in sight.

    “OK, let’s give this a go!”

    All of sudden, they hear laughter all around and see the farmers standing pointing at them.

    “Why are you laughing?” says the group leader. “We’ve just seen you doing the same.”

    “Yeah,” says a farmer, “but not with the ugly ones.”

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  65. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    I’m surprised they had to walk as far as a “few kilometers” to reach the second sheep rooting nasska.

    Must have taken a back road I guess! :)

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  66. nasska (12,095 comments) says:

    Johnboy

    I better keep to only one sheep joke/night.

    Last time I risked a couple ‘reid’ became a trifle unhinged.

    #######

    A sheep station owner from the Australian outback went to an employment agency looking for a employee. They said that they would send three Aboriginals to apply for the job but only one showed up for the interview, battered and bruised.

    The station owner gave him the job but asked, “What happened to you?”

    “I was fighting the other two black pricks over who would get to go to the interview.” replied the Abo.

    The station owner said “I would hate to see the other two then.”

    The aboriginal replied “Nar they’re ok, I’m the one who lost.”

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  67. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Jimmys getting stressed over organising the silly old farts meeting.

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  68. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    He has never learned French so has a prob with writing the invitations! :)

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  69. Yvette (2,763 comments) says:

    “Great Leader, Huffington Post reports our missile fell into the sea soon after the launch and calls it a WEAPON OF MASS DYSFUNCTION and lol ”
    “Yes, a truly good result – they now think we are years off success …”

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  70. Johnboy (17,015 comments) says:

    Hope Great Leader and the Ayatollahs are sharing technology Yvettte! :)

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