General Debate 7th November 2012

November 7th, 2012 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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  1. hj (7,059 comments) says:

    A Complete Guide To The Ponzi Scheme That Is Suburban America

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/suburban-america-ponzi-scheme-case-study-2011-10?op=1#ixzz2BTH98T2u

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  2. Pete George (23,677 comments) says:

    National suggest discussions between parties to reach consensus on MMP changes, David Shearer wants to show ‘leadership’ by putting in a Member’s bill (some time in the future) that may or not eventually be drawn.

    Turning his back on attempts at consensus make it more likely there will be no (or minimal) changes made. That would be an own goal by Shearer.

    Shearer madness with MMP Member’s bill. -

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  3. hj (7,059 comments) says:

    Down with Winston; down with Shearer….hmmm? Bad for us..?

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  4. Lance (2,704 comments) says:

    @hj
    Very interesting.
    I note the bloody property investment hype has returned via adds on the radio.
    I know, lets learn nothing!

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  5. Hamnida (905 comments) says:

    Looks like being a bad day for Torries across the World.

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  6. Fletch (6,484 comments) says:

    Looks like Dems up to their old tricks in the U.S

    As we reported here, here and here, the Democrats have dusted off their 2004 playbook and are trying to steal the election.

    It is happening in Philadelphia now.

    The Philadelphia GOP reports that court appointed Minority (read Republican) Inspectors are being thrown out of polling locations in several Wards.

    These Inspectors are election officials – again, court appointed — and are reportedly being thrown out by the Head Judges of Elections (these Judges are elected Democrats).

    According to the Philadelphia GOP, this has occurred at the following locations:

    Ward 32, Div 13
    Ward 43, Div 14
    Ward 56, Div 1
    Ward 56, Div 22
    Ward 32, Div 28
    Ward 32, Div 28
    Ward 12, Div 17
    Ward 39, Div 1
    Ward 24, Div 9
    Ward 18, Div 25
    Ward 43, Div 14
    Ward 29, Div 18
    Ward 65, Div 19
    Ward 20, Div 1
    Ward 6, Div 11
    It looks like the Philadelphia Inquirer is on it. At least the paper’s political writer, Tom Fitzgerald, Tweeted about it.

    Looks like the GOP managed to stop it –

    As we reported earlier this morning,  Obama supporters muscled Republican Election Inspectors in Philadelphia, But the GOP fought and won this initial battle to keep the election fair.
    In a written statement, Pennsylvania Republican Party Chairman Rob Gleason announced that the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued an order to seat Republican Minority Inspectors in Philadelphia Polling places:
    “This was a shameless attempt from the Obama campaign to suppress our legally appointed Republican poll watchers in Philadelphia and they got caught.
    We’ve seen these shenanigans before and it’s clear that Democratic operatives and the Obama campaign are desperate; trying to shield Republican Minority Inspectors who are employees of the City of Philadelphia today from monitoring election activities.  It certainly raises the question, what are Democrats doing in the polls that they are working so hard to shield folks from monitoring this election?”
    Democratic operatives prohibited 75 legally credentialed Republican election workers from accessing polling places in heavily Democratic areas in Philadelphia. Incidents ranged from judges of elections refusing to seat Republican Minority Inspectors and Clerks, to reports of Democratic election operatives announcing that “No Republicans will be allowed in the polling place.”

    As a result, the Pennsylvania Republican Party petitioned the Court to issue formal orders to force Democratic judges of elections to seat Republican minority inspectors and clerks. The Court said that they will issue around 6-12 Orders with approximately 6 – 10 names per Order.
    It looks like the Romney campaign, with teams of lawyers in every state, is ready for the full range of shenanigans the Democrats might try as they dust off their old 2004 playbook and try everything to keep Obama President. Team Romney just demonstrated they are well prepared and have left nothing to chance.

    Oh, and the new Black Panthers are out intimidating voters again, which last time was an open and shut case agasint them, but who were let off by Eric Holder DOJ without reason.

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  7. East Wellington Superhero (1,151 comments) says:

    I pick Romney by 5 to 25 college votes due to smaller Obama vote turn out and independents leaning Romney. What say you? AND why?

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  8. Hamnida (905 comments) says:

    East Wellington Superhero – Care for a bet on that?

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  9. barry (1,317 comments) says:

    Hamnida – thats because many tories seem to be fuckwits.

    Yes – Ive voted for them in the past but we all make mistakes (but I wont make the ultimate mistake and vote for the left).
    There seems to be something missing in the tory brain – and thats the realisation that no one benefits if society doesnt have some rules. The free-for-all approach thats been the main stay of the ‘market-rules’ scheme helps those at the top of the pile in the short run – but its bites their arse in the long run. And its as though they never learn this.

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  10. East Wellington Superhero (1,151 comments) says:

    @ Hamnida. Already have.

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  11. RF (1,440 comments) says:

    Anyone else notice that Ham bone appears to have a gambling problem. Regular posts wanting to bet on something.

    Perhaps we should take up a collection for a one way ticket to anywhere.

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  12. dime (10,086 comments) says:

    oh no! secondary school teachers are upset with john key over the “gay shirt” comment.

    that will make JK take note. especially when they have been so supportive of him.

    seriously. what the fuck. Dimes not a homophobe. if some dude wants to do another dude, go for it. fill ya boots. couldnt care less. but this gay mafia can get fucked.

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  13. Hamnida (905 comments) says:

    I have the odd political bet for fun and a $9 Lotto lucky dip each week. Do a Big Wednesday if the jackpot is over $10,000,000.

    So probably a moderate better, no gambling problem.

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  14. KiwiGreg (3,259 comments) says:

    @ dime I think we both know that “school teachers” seizing on this “issue” has nothing to do with gay rights and everything to do with teacher (unions) opposition to Key

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  15. Tauhei Notts (1,745 comments) says:

    Dime at 8.54
    Spot on!
    Your eloquence is only exceeded by your wisdom.
    The succinct manner in which you sum up those dickwits is appreciated.

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  16. kiwi in america (2,508 comments) says:

    dime

    The President of the PPTA is Robin Duff and he is gay (taught at my High School). I have no problem with him being gay – the problem is he’s allowing his orientation to cloud his judgement by being hypersensitive to use of the word gay. I coach high school rugby boys – the word gay to them mostly means goofy, nerdy or any miscellaneous fashion faux pas.

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  17. Pete George (23,677 comments) says:

    If we compiled a list of words that should be banned (or only very carefully used) in case they offended someone how many would we get? Here’s a start:

    gay
    black
    blond
    fat
    nerd
    goofy
    ginger
    carrot

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

    Grist for the mill:

    http://nowoccupy.blogspot.com/2012/11/between-scylla-and-charybdis-pre.html

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  19. RF (1,440 comments) says:

    Ham… Ok it appears that based on your betting average I am the one with the gambling problem. I shall seek help. Perhaps a bottle or 2 to drown my sorrows.

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  20. Pete George (23,677 comments) says:

    It’s common and not new for offense to be taken from the use of words when no offense was intended.

    At primary school I had a firend who was a nice amiable guy who happened to be tall and gangly. We called him Goofy because he looked a bit like Goofy – but I don’t think anyone thought he acted goofily.

    It was a suprise when his mother came and complained to the school about his nickname.

    Having had very ginger hair I was called a lot of things. I just thought it was something that happened amongst kids and I never felt a need to tell my mother about it.

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

    I’m going for Romney. The polls are all a dead-heat – they are polling those who say they have voted and this may or may not be the case; late voters tend to vote against the incumbent.

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  22. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    The Monsanto/Dow criminals have
    succeeded in nearly totally colonizing
    the US supply of corn, soybeans, beet
    sugar and a handful of other key
    crops.

    Does they mean they’ve won?

    No. Far from it.

    First of all, they can’t poison you
    and your family without your
    permission.

    Here’s the info you need to
    protect yourself.

    Video:

    http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/20864.html

    If you live in California, vote YES
    on Prop 37

    Make them label their poisons.

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  23. Chi Hsu (101 comments) says:

    Is anyone here going to the annual Labour conference? I would be interested to hear from other Labour supporters as to whether or not they feel the line-up is one worth attending for or just rather average:

    Labour Leader, David Shearer, outlines his vision for the country and a future of opportunity.

    Judy McGregor, retiring Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Human Rights Commissioner and Nigel Haworth, Professor of Human Resource Development at Auckland University speaking on Friday night about new challenges and enduring values.

    A wide range of stimulating Spark sessions include Lessons from the Obama Campaign, Dangers of Corporatising NZ’s Health System, ‘So you want a Job?’ discussion with Selwyn Pellet and John Walley

    Helen Kelly, President of the Council of Trade Unions, speaking about organisational change and the future for unions on Saturday

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  24. Pete George (23,677 comments) says:

    Chi Hsu:

    Labour Leader, David Shearer, outlines his vision for the country and a future of opportunity.

    That sounds average compared to what Sheare has been saying in speeches to date – same old bland and meaningless political claptrap.

    If it’s more of the same it will be distinctly below average in terms of vision and opportunity.

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  25. RightNow (6,995 comments) says:

    I’ve gone 10,000 days* without drinking alcohol !!!!

    *not consecutive.

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  26. Manolo (14,019 comments) says:

    So sensitive, so precious, so delicate: http://news.msn.co.nz/nationalnews/8560384/key-belittles-queer-youth-teachers

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  27. Lance (2,704 comments) says:

    @RightNow
    Sounds like a personal goal. In that case well done.

    Alas my sad story is I am on anti-nausea meds following a dangerous infection with nasty collateral damage. The side effect is all alcohol now tastes like shit. Been like this for months.
    I look sadly upon my wife drinking our fine collection of Reds while I have to content myself with lollywater :-(

    On the bright side going to pub is bloody cheap now.

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  28. RightNow (6,995 comments) says:

    Lance, not so much a personal goal as an observation. I make my own beer so generally drink some every day, the 10,000 days include my childhood (when I didn’t drink so often).

    Sorry to hear about the taste altering drugs though. I make my beer specifically to suit my tastes (hoppy Pilsners at the moment) – would be a personal calamity not to be able to enjoy them.

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  29. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    I only wish the outrage being applied to the PM calling a shirt gay could be put to incidents like this.

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  30. liarbors a joke (1,069 comments) says:

    “Milton Haira, 25, made a brief appearance before being further remanded in custody without plea until next month.
    A charge of assault on Fisher was withdrawn and replaced with a more serious charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
    Haira was also charged with assaulting four teenage girls at the party, all 14, and of threatening to kill three members of the group.”

    ppfft , another peaceful native..bring back the death penalty for scum like this.

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  31. Reid (16,625 comments) says:

    There seems to be something missing in the tory brain – and thats the realisation that no one benefits if society doesnt have some rules. The free-for-all approach thats been the main stay of the ‘market-rules’ scheme helps those at the top of the pile in the short run – but its bites their arse in the long run. And its as though they never learn this.

    barry @ 8:47, there seems to be something missing in the lefty brain, and that’s the realisation that no one benefits if society has too many rules. The rules-everywhere big-govt regulatory approach that’s been the main stay of the ‘govt-rules’ scheme helps those in power feel important in the short run – but it bites their arse in the long run when everyone feels the overwhelming weight of their half-arsed, ill thought-out, bureaucratic, inefficient, impractical, over-bearing and expensive to comply with regulatory framework.

    This is the issue we have with the lefty approach barry. I mean what about the 70’s stagflation era when Keynes was applied throughout the entire western world and we ended up with stagflation, don’t lefty’s get about what’s wrong with Keynes? WTF don’t those stupid lefties get about that simple reality: that when Keynes was applied globally with big govt owning everything from coalmines to airlines to electrics etc etc etc etc; that it still didn’t fucking work because of a massive framework of bureaucratic rules. Plus the simple human fact of human nature that if you don’t own the enterprise you operate then you have less incentive to make it efficient and successful. We saw the results of that throughout the world in the 70’s and then in the 80’s we changed it and the world hasn’t looked back.

    BTW, most lefties like to conflate the 80’s reforms with the GFC. I hope you won’t make that mistake barry because the simple fact is that conservatives argue for the right amount of regulation and in the 70’s we had too much and in the noughties we didn’t have enough. And personally I’ve explained many times how execrable the whole debacle throughout the 90’s-noughties were, since it all started with Clinton and merely continued with Bush but both of them were real bad news.

    So that’s the answer barry, the fact you lefties can’t seem to understand these simple plain facts leads many of us to suspect you aren’t really “advanced thinkers” after all.

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  32. liarbors a joke (1,069 comments) says:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7917089/Maori-seek-urgent-spectrum-hearing

    More handouts wanted by the stoneagers..greedy mo/fo’s.

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  33. campit (467 comments) says:

    DPF, are you still posting Parliamentary questions, or have you flagged it? There wasn’t a post for yesterday.

    [DPF: I have four helpers, who are doing them for me – for which I am grateful. Not sure why there wasn’t one yesterday. Should be one today]

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  34. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    A current Lieutenant Colonel talks to Alex Jones

    BOMBSHELL: OBAMA MAY HAVE ORDERED AMBASSADOR STEVENS’ HIT

    Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said tonight that his sources tell him that Obama was one of the people in the room watching the Benghazi attack go down. Col. Shaffer believes it would have taken an order by the president to intervene or not.

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  35. Longknives (4,853 comments) says:

    Well blow me down- I didn’t know that Pre-European Maori had Radio Frequencies!
    What they didn’t teach me in History at school eh?

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  36. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    The proposed ethnic business hub in the new CHCh is foolish and racist. Members of one group hoping to be involved are already clamouring for ”govt subsidies ” to reopen in the city.. It is this very group who were predominantly the slum landlords in the pre-earthquake city so their track record is not good..Also , the existing Chinatown in Riccarton is filthy..dirt , rubbish and cigarette buts everywhere. The rodent problem in the city has worsened and will continue if all these unhygenic food outlets are put in the same area..
    It has to be breach of the human rights Act too..White people have ethnicity but I doubt whether they were included in the recent ”ethnic” business survey.

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  37. ex-golfer (166 comments) says:

    @ Hamnida
    With all that gambling you do (Lotto etc) I am assuming you would distribute winnings to all in NZ as part of your “everyone is equal” mantra?

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  38. liarbors a joke (1,069 comments) says:

    I go to Riccarton Chinatown often Joana and find it tidy enough. Why dont you take a brush and shovel with you next time if the place offends you so.

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  39. Manolo (14,019 comments) says:

    A peaceful native: A dangerous man who was granted bail yesterday to go to his son’s funeral has gone missing.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/hawkes-bay/7917545/Attacker-missing-after-funeral-bail

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  40. Reid (16,625 comments) says:

    ‘Two-party system an illusion, both funded from same source’

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  41. Reid (16,625 comments) says:

    Here’s a very interesting vid on AQ Khan – what he did, why and when

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  42. Viking2 (11,544 comments) says:

    Watch this before it get taken down,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=wq_lhlIn1e0

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  43. hj (7,059 comments) says:

    I go to Riccarton China Town often myself. I miss Smith’s Mitre 10. I haven’t noticed it being dirty. One will have to go to night classes, however so one can converse with the domiciled parents. “Gidday!” “hyrumph!”

    ‘wonder what is being decided (on our behalf) by the pointy heads at the Massey University immigration Conference? The idea of increasing the population to 10 million is being mooted by the His Holiness (Professsor Paul Spoonely)? He say population increase makes a place better to live and it must be true or the journalist on Q+ A would have queried it.

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  44. Pete George (23,677 comments) says:

    Brian Edwards had a dig at David Garrett on The Nation in the weekend. DG emailed a complaint, and BE bites back.

    David Garrett writes to me and I respond.

    Not sure if BE has all his facts correct, if not DG will put him right.

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  45. Tauhei Notts (1,745 comments) says:

    Viking2
    Thank you for bringing that You Tube piece to my attention.
    Those who haven’t seen it; it is compulsive viewing.

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  46. nasska (11,759 comments) says:

    Peter George

    What else would you expect from a geriatric piece of socialist shit like BE?

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  47. liarbors a joke (1,069 comments) says:

    haha! Very good Viking2.

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  48. RF (1,440 comments) says:

    V2 @ 1.41 pm. I loved that !!!!

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  49. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Gay people do not try and convert you -thats Jehovah Witnesses you are thinking of .

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  50. chiz (1,164 comments) says:

    Key denies insulting Beckham.

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  51. chiz (1,164 comments) says:

    Hinamanu:If you live in California, vote YES on Prop 37

    Make them label their poisons.

    Firstly, GE crops aren’t poisons and aren’t even dangerous. You need to stop reading the propaganda. Secondly, the labels won’t do anything and are meaningless.

    Meanwhile, in North Dakota, people also get to vote on this:

    Farming and Ranching Amendment, Measure 3

    Text: “The right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state. No law shall be enacted which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices.”

    A pro-GE ballot measure! Excellent.

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  52. Viking2 (11,544 comments) says:

    A different blogger.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=wq_lhlIn1e0

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  53. Viking2 (11,544 comments) says:

    Donald Trump Freaks Out on Twitter After Obama Wins Election

    http://mashable.com/2012/11/06/trump-reacts-to-election/

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  54. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Liabours ajoke..
    So you are happy with low standards. You can’t have gone to Chinatown very often if you haven’t even noticed the cigarettes everywhere. If you go to shopping areas further north in CHCH you will find they are immaculate in comparison to China town.
    When did it become acceptable to dump cigarettes everywhere?

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  55. liarbors a joke (1,069 comments) says:

    Its Chinatown ffs. Few cig butts lying on the ground aint gona kill ya.. If you want sterile clean and boring go to Westfield Riccarton.

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  56. mikenmild (11,588 comments) says:

    chiz
    While Key denies using those words, he cannot say what the actual words used were, as it was part of a private conversation…What does that remind me of?

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  57. nasska (11,759 comments) says:

    mikenmild

    …”What does that remind me of?”….

    A private conversation?

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  58. nasska (11,759 comments) says:

    Sex education for the children of religious nutters.

    Ref: http://imgur.com/gallery/dZZGS

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  59. Griff (8,127 comments) says:

    Now now nasska the consevonutters just lost in the USA don’t you think they are upset enough today? :twisted:

    Proof of intelligent design http://forthesakeofscience.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/intelligent-design.jpg

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  60. Kea (13,259 comments) says:

    Jesus joana, Go to Chinatown and enjoy the great food.

    You only see the ciggy butts if you mope around staring at the ground anyway. You have bigger issues than that in Christchurch. Go have a great feed, a few drinks and get laid. It wont seem so bad in the morning :)

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  61. chiz (1,164 comments) says:

    Careful Griff, or Fletch will post screeds of denialist stuff about the separation between church and state.

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  62. mikenmild (11,588 comments) says:

    It reminded me of Key’s difficulties with conversations he never meant to be overheard. Perhaps he will learn to keep such chatter to private places. It’s not much of an issue really. If he said something derogatory about Golden Balls; that’s no biggie. No apology necessary. Only Winston’s going to go on and on about it.

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  63. Steve (North Shore) (4,581 comments) says:

    OK, I owe a chocolate fish to someone who is going to blow their arse big time.
    But I pay my debts. Hamnida, it is on it’s way via DPF. Te Wharehouse credit card with $3 loaded

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  64. nasska (11,759 comments) says:

    A woman went to her doctor’s office where she was seen by a young new doctor. After about four minutes in the examination room, the doctor told her she was pregnant. She burst out screaming and ran down the hallway. An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was. She told him her story.

    After listening, he had her sit down and relax in another room. The doctor marched down the hallway to the first doctor and demanded “What’s the matter with you? Mrs Smith is 59 years old, has four grown children, seven grandchildren and you told her she was pregnant?!?!”

    The new doctor continued writing on his clipboard and without looking up said “Does she still have the hiccups?”

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  65. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    joana

    why worry about a few ciggy butts, most people have trouble stepping over the ‘dead hookers’, used syringes and the screeds of national front literature on ChCh footpaths.

    In fact a few butts actually make the place look half decent.

    You are a racist wee town aren’t you down there?

    One of the reasons I loathe the place.

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  66. liarbors a joke (1,069 comments) says:

    “One of the reasons I loathe the place.”

    heh..just keep sending down your hard earned taxes for our rebuild thanks very much.
    Fool.

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  67. HB (327 comments) says:

    the ‘gay’ shirt thing

    I can see both sides.

    Today, after school, two year 11 boys walking home after final assembly.
    (paraphrasing based on third hand account)
    Boy 1 to boy 2 “Why do you twitch?”
    Boy 2 to boy 1 “Why are you so fat?”
    Boy 1 punches boy 2 in face.
    I laugh (when the tale is relayed to me – by another staff member, no students around).

    Also know that kids at school are very sensitive about their sexuality, feeling ‘normal’ and included. And I am at a school that has relatively less bullying (not tolerated) and is fairly accepting to all – especially compared to other local high schools.

    I have conflicting feelings. On one hand – ribbing is part of life, HTFU. Other hand, words can (and do) hurt worse than stones.

    Compassion and empathy are important. But so is resilience.

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  68. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    Kea
    Great food in Chinatown??..you have to be joking..I live with a Chinese chef and like me , he will never eat there..Low standards again. And where do you get laid ? on the footpath?

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  69. RightNow (6,995 comments) says:

    http://inthehouse.co.nz/node/15904

    Key denies calling Beckham ‘thick as batshit’. I guess the next few weeks will see a concerted effort by lefties to find someone to attest they heard him say it. My guess is they’ll find a union member who’ll swear they were there and heard him say it. There’ll be calls for Key to resign. Ultimately the union member will be proven to be lying, but no action will be taken against them because they lied for the cause.

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  70. nasska (11,759 comments) says:

    HB

    Good comment. There is a difference between remarks that drive suicide attempts & those that build a bit of stamina….the problem is making a judgement call as to where the line should be drawn.

    As a survivor of a 1960’s church boarding school education I tend to be a fan of the old adage that “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”.

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  71. Kea (13,259 comments) says:

    You really need to get out more joana. I have eaten in a few places there. The food was good and we did not get sick. No hookers, dead or otherwise. You really need to lift your eyes out of the gutter, stop listening to your snobby Chinese mate, have a drink and get LAID.

    You will note my ideas are much more fun than yours ;)

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  72. Kea (13,259 comments) says:

    HB, what to you think will happen when kids leave the artificial fantasy world of a school and move into the real world ?

    You are preparing them for a society that does not exist, if they are too sheltered. Kids are cruel little shits, but I suspect nature made them that way for a reason.

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  73. HB (327 comments) says:

    Saw this on fb today.

    “Of course gays dress well. They didn’t spend all that time in the closet doing nothing.”

    lol

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  74. joana (1,983 comments) says:

    If you like MSG , soggy tofu and stale vege..You are welcome.

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  75. HB (327 comments) says:

    in what way do you think school does not reflect the society it is placed in?

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  76. Kea (13,259 comments) says:

    Only faggots and commies eat tofu joana. I had a pretty good meal at a place there. My Chinese girlfriend, at the time, thought it was pretty good too and she was not easy pleased !

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  77. Kea (13,259 comments) says:

    HB, surely you are trying to be funny !

    The real world does not work to politically correct rules. You only have limited success socially engineering kids, even in such a rigidly controlled environment watched over by wild eyed shrill socialists (teachers).

    About the only thing that does reflect the real world, is the bullying.

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  78. HB (327 comments) says:

    haha.
    not as shrill as some people on here!

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  79. HB (327 comments) says:

    don’t want to freak you out but I have only been a teacher a relatively short time.
    I had a few jobs before this.
    School is actually pretty similar to the rest.

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  80. Viking2 (11,544 comments) says:

    7:17PM Wednesday Nov 07, 2012

    A surge in foreign deposits with the Reserve Bank has sparked claims it may be printing money, in an attempt to take the heat out of the Australian dollar.

    Central bank purchases of Australian dollars are seen as one reason for its strength, with up to 23 of the official institutions from around the globe including the currency in their portfolios.

    In research published on Wednesday, UBS strategist Gareth Berry said there was “compelling” evidence to suggest the RBA had taken the unusual step of meeting central bank demand in direct off-market transactions, which would dampen the currency’s strength.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/is-rba-printing-money-to-weaken-dollar-20121107-28y2s.html#ixzz2BWVCAABf

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/is-rba-printing-money-to-weaken-dollar-20121107-28y2s.html

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  81. HB (327 comments) says:

    I would be more worried about dicks like this
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10845738
    and other gang losers
    and their influence on the next generation than me.

    I want kids to succeed and be happy.
    They have a different agenda.

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  82. Viking2 (11,544 comments) says:

    A soldier ran up to a nun. Out of
    breath he asked, ‘Please, may I hide under your skirt. I’ll explain
    later.’
    The nun agreed.
    A moment later two Military Police ran
    up and asked, ‘Sister, have you seen a soldier?’
    The nun replied, ‘He went that way.’
    After the MPs ran off, the soldier
    crawled out from under her skirt and said,
    ‘I can’t thank you enough Sister. You
    see, I don’t want to go to Afghanistan …’
    The nun said, ‘I understand completely.’
    The soldier added, ‘I hope I’m not
    rude, but you have a great pair of legs!’
    The nun replied, ‘If you had looked a
    little higher, you would have seen a great pair of balls….I don’t
    want to go to Afghanistan either.’

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  83. HB (327 comments) says:

    hmmm.
    the kids I teach tend to be more left wing than me.
    You do realise there are thousands of teachers? We are individuals.
    Despite the dogma repeated ad nauseum here.

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  84. Viking2 (11,544 comments) says:

    An old man was asked,

    “At your ripe age, what would you prefer to get -Parkinsons or Alzheimer’s?”

    The wise one answered,

    “Definitely Parkinsons. Better to spill half an ounce of wine than to forget where you keep the bottle!”

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  85. Viking2 (11,544 comments) says:

    A couple was Christmas shopping at the mall on Christmas Eve and the mall was packed.

    Walking through the mall the surprised wife looked up and noticed her husband was no where

    around and she was very upset because they had a lot to do.

    She used her cell phone to call her husband because she was so upset, to ask him where he was.

    The husband in a calm voice said, honey remember the jewelry store we went into 5 years ago

    where you fell in love with that diamond necklace that we could not afford and I told you that

    I would get it for you one day.

    His wife said crying, yes I remember that jewelry store.

    He said, well I’m in the bar next to it.

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  86. Viking2 (11,544 comments) says:

    CONFUCIUS DID NOT SAY…

    Man who wants pretty nurse, must be patient.

    Passionate kiss, like spider web, leads to undoing of fly.

    Lady who goes camping must beware of evil intent.

    Squirrel who runs up woman’s leg will not find nuts.

    Man who leaps off cliff jumps to conclusion.

    Man who runs in front of car gets tired, man who runs behind car gets exhausted.

    Man who eats many prunes get good run for money.

    War does not determine who is right, it determines who is left.

    Man who fight with wife all day get no piece at night.

    It takes many nails to build a crib but only one screw to fill it.

    Man who drives like hell is bound to get there.

    Man who stands on toilet is high on pot.

    Man who live in glass house should change clothes in basement.

    Man who fish in other man’s well often catch crabs.

    Finally CONFUCIUS DID SAY. . …

    “A lion will not cheat on his wife, but a Tiger Wood!”

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  87. nasska (11,759 comments) says:

    The wife called me as she’d had a car crash.

    “A car forced me off the road into a Kingdom Hall,” she said.

    “Did you get any witnesses?” I asked.

    “Yes,” she said, “About sixty five fatalities and twelve injured.”

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  88. Viking2 (11,544 comments) says:

    Blow Dryer Mishap:

    A good lesson

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    Bob’s wife caught him blow-drying his pecker this morning and asked him what the hell he was doing?

    Apparently, “heating up your breakfast” was not the right answer

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  89. nasska (11,759 comments) says:

    During the wedding reception in the family mansion, the bride’s
    Grandfather slipped her five $100 bills which she concealed in
    her glove, since he told her to keep it for “mad money”.

    By tradition, the couple spent their first night together in the
    family’s historic house. The bride’s Grandmother saw her
    sneaking down the stairs later that night, and asked where she
    was going. “I left my gloves in the library, Grand-MaMa, and it’s
    important that I have them.”

    “Oh you youngsters !” the Grandmother sighed. “You march
    yourself right back upstairs and grab hold of him with your
    bare hands, just like I grabbed your Grandfather!”

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  90. HB (327 comments) says:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=424057250983380&set=a.294195490636224.85041.292969390758834&type=1&theater

    fantastic

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