General Debate 23 December 2012

December 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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  1. Colville (2,298 comments) says:

    Only 2 more sleeps :-)

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  2. thedavincimode (6,867 comments) says:

    Redbaiter (1,648) Says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 10:28 pm
    Kiwiblog- where there are more smarmy bitchy old queers than all the other blogs combined.

    There ya go. It deserves more prominence than 10.28pm Is it still as good in the morning?

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

    Make that three for me, I’m hoping to fit a in a siesta this afternoon.

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

    tdm – also timely to look at projection:

    Psychological projection or projection bias is a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people.

    An example of this behavior might be blaming another for self failure.

    Reddy is a master projectionist.

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  5. hmmokrightitis (1,595 comments) says:

    Ah come on Pete, weddy has been taking the fight to the left for 15 years, and had some major wins in that time.

    It must be true, he told us so.

    Right?

    Red? Tells us about a win or two, I love the old battle stories :)

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  6. thedavincimode (6,867 comments) says:

    … the M60 under one arm, the heroine tucked under the other, the Warrior Blogger …

    … awoke suddenly ..

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  7. hmmokrightitis (1,595 comments) says:

    Do you think, TDM, that when the heroine goes down on weddy, he knows what to do?

    You know, like get the pump out and inflate her again :)

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  8. Mark (1,489 comments) says:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/8113019/Parata-in-privacy-storm-over-class-size-criticism

    How many more cock ups is Key going to put up with. On its own this is relatively minor and hardly worth th column space but it is simply indicative of her ongoing problems in coping with Ministerial responsibility. It would appear that either the media has it in for poor Hekia and just drip feed out gaffe after gaffe on what seems to be a weekly basis or she is genuinely out of her depth and cannot even get the simple things right.

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  9. cha (4,076 comments) says:

    the M60 under one arm, the heroine tucked under the other, the Warrior Blogger …

    .… awoke suddenly(nsfw and you’ll have to have an account)

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  10. Right of way is Way of Right (1,122 comments) says:

    I see the latest from the Novopay shambles means that this will cost us an additional million in funding across schools to ensure that our teachers are paid correctly.

    OK, colours on the mast. I am a fairly committed National Supporter and a government employee, I have worked in payroll for most of the last 26 years, so I speak with a fair degree of relevant expereince.

    There is no way this system should have been rolled out in it’s current form. It is reminiscent of the complete cluster-f**k that was foisted on to the Queensland Health Department a few years ago, and the costs of that have skyrocketed to over a BILLION dollars.

    Notwithstanding the continual worry being expereinced by teachers who cannot be sure from one pay day to the next that they will receive correct pay, and be able to pay bills, mortgage, rent, anything! As a payroll professional, and HR specialist, I find this performance to be shameful. And the continued obfuscation by Hekia Parata only adds insult to injury. There are no sufficient rumblings from the higher levels of the Education Ministry that seriously call in to question her continued suitability for the role.

    Poisoned chalice or not, she must be held culpable, and she must be removed from the role. I’m sure the Prime Minister is keenly aware that continuing with Hekia Parata in the role will be a major handicap in winning the next election!

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  11. kowtow (8,721 comments) says:

    dawincimaid……..

    Along with a few other kb dweebs,obsessed by the redoubtable Redbaiter.

    Their obsessiveness concerning certain characters and issues is most eloquent.

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  12. iMP (2,416 comments) says:

    Move over Planking and Gangnam, all is now right with the world, because DANCE WALKING is here!

    http://conzervative.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/13703/

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  13. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    There have been reports of severe dysfunction in this Minister’s parliamentary office. She may be congenitally unable to take responsibility in a personal sense for anything that goes wrong. It also looks like the PM is backing away from full support of her, looking to leave wriggle room come reshuffle time.

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  14. thedavincimode (6,867 comments) says:

    hmmokeydokey

    I’m not sure. I imagine he just sits there feeling somewhat perplexed that she has an adams apple.

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  15. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    If Reddy knows the Kiwiblog bullies are all waiting for him, his Mum might not let him out to play today.

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  16. thedavincimode (6,867 comments) says:

    cha

    That might explain the simian thing he’s got going on. I must say, he seemed to be getting very red in the face.

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  17. Manolo (14,024 comments) says:

    Who said he’s a narcissist? http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-uses-funeral-service-talk-about-himself_690960.html

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  18. thedavincimode (6,867 comments) says:

    Manolo

    That’s always struck me just from the body language when he talks – the tilt of the head when he turns it. Classic preening.

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  19. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    Obama is pretty keen on talking about himself:
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/12/barack_obama_s_eulogy_to_daniel_inouye_told_us_more_about_the_president.html

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  20. Redbaiter (9,490 comments) says:

    “Their obsessiveness concerning certain characters and issues is most eloquent.”

    Kowtow- It’s amusing to see how one person speaking truth gets the Nat/Labour Progressives all a flutter isn’t it.

    60% of the Kiwiblog discussion focused on Redbaiter and I hadn’t even commented until now. :)

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  21. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    No worries, Reddy’s here and could contribute about Obama now.

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  22. Redbaiter (9,490 comments) says:

    Obama’s not so much the problem Milky, it’s more the fucked in the head and low information electorate who keep voting for him.

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  23. cha (4,076 comments) says:

    She may be congenitally unable to take responsibility in a personal sense for anything that goes wrong.

    Starting out as a fully funded student Parata worked her way up the line to arrive thirty years later at the holy of holies, a ministerial salary and the opportunity to secure a gold standard retirement. But, surprise surprise, having arrived the spotlight shone on her and with nowhere to hide the woman is exposed and the real Hekia Parata turns out to be just another talentless trougher with nothing to offer.

    Next.
    /

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  24. wat dabney (3,805 comments) says:

    Finally, a president who has the guts to come out against the murder of children. ”

    http://reason.com/blog/2012/12/17/at-sandy-hook-memorial-obama-showcases-t

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  25. Paulus (2,656 comments) says:

    On Novopay it is not realised that the previous model was very far from perfect and the present problems are caused by incompetent inputs.
    In any computer system GIGO, hence the problem, particularly with 13 Union agreements and up to 10,000 permutations – this particularly with so many part time teachers in the 90,000 system, some with dubious timesheets.
    Full time staff are no problem – only the fiddly end.
    The previous manually operated paroll system operators tried for 5 years to get out, and finally did.
    The easy way is to bulk fund the schools and let them handle it in situ – no more staff needed as they already them there.

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  26. Paulus (2,656 comments) says:

    Novopay

    Did not Trevor Mallard as Minister of Education sign this payroll system off ? Yea.

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  27. cha (4,076 comments) says:

    Did not Trevor Mallard as Minister of Education sign this payroll system off ?

    Yes, in September 2008, but after four years of development under the current government NovoPay went live and promptly failed so calling fowl on the duck is a wee bit rich don’t you think.

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  28. backster (2,184 comments) says:

    WAT…..All talkee no walkie, just like he did after the New York Hurricane and the Benghazi murders.

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  29. Nookin (3,453 comments) says:

    A special Christmas present from Father Christmas to Penny — proving all along that there is one law for all

    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2012/12/mccready-given-his-beans-in-court/#disqus_thread

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  30. Redbaiter (9,490 comments) says:

    “All talkee no walkie, just like he did after the New York Hurricane and the Benghazi murders.”

    That’s extremely harsh Baxter.

    Have you forgotten Obama’s extremely courageous response in arresting and jailing the Youtube video maker?

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  31. kowtow (8,721 comments) says:

    President Crocodile Tears.

    Which reminds me of what a true statesman,Churchill, said of appeasement,Feeding the crocodile in the hope he’ll eat you last.

    That’s Obama all in one,appeases the enemies of the west ,all the while attacking the few remaining rights of the west.

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  32. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    Re Nomore pay.
    Daughter in Law, full time hasn’t been paid since it began. Fortunatley they can sustain it but others cannot. She is so over the fuckup.

    Bulk funded and using asystem like Smart Patrioll and this would never have happened and cost the tax payer millions less.

    Interesting to note that NONE of the private sector schools have the issue. Wonder why that is?

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  33. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    Law gets ugly for the good looking

    The seven justices, all men, said the basic question presented by the case was “whether an employee who has not engaged in flirtatious conduct may be lawfully terminated simply because the boss views the employee as an irresistible attraction”.

    The high court ruled that bosses can fire workers they find too attractive and that such actions do not amount to unlawful discrimination.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/8112479/Law-gets-ugly-for-the-good-looking
    —————————–

    Right so from now on you ladies if you are a bit gorgeous looking you better watch out. you can be fired.
    And you don’t even need to makeout with the boss, just watch out for his wifes insecurity.

    What shit.

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  34. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    Justice Binnie – and the Privy Council – raise a disturbing question about whether our justice system has the ability to self-correct. The Government’s response, sadly for us, provides the answer, loud and clear.

    Note to Collins: We want to see justice being done

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10855740

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  35. UglyTruth (4,551 comments) says:

    wat dabney (2,184) Says:
    December 23rd, 2012 at 9:46 am

    “Finally, a president who has the guts to come out against the murder of children. ”

    Yeah right.

    11 March 2012

    NATO troops in Afghanistan are on high alert after the Taliban vowed to avenge the deaths of 16 innocent civilians – including nine children and three women – who were shot and killed by a rogue U.S. soldier who opened fire after suffering a ‘mental breakdown’ early Sunday morning.

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  36. Spam (588 comments) says:

    So… is the One News producer a greeny or what? Last nights’ fluff piece was appalling. We’re told about a competition on where the best beach in new Zealand is, with lots of beach-goers being interviewed. It’s about a minute or two in that we find that the competition is actually a green party initiative about deep sea drilling. It’s propaganda dressed up as a fluff piece.

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  37. Manolo (14,024 comments) says:

    The US elected a lemon, a dark one, in Obama. Now enjoy his mismanagement and dismantling of the US economy.

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  38. kowtow (8,721 comments) says:

    Great to hear the Taliban are going to avenge the deaths of so many innocent women and children.

    Does that mean they’ll disengage from their usual mayhem and start killing each other en masse?After all they are the ones who deliberately target the innocent.

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  39. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    ‘After all they are the ones who deliberately target the innocent’
    Remind me again which countries invade Afghanistan in 2004 and which parties in the that conflict have killed the most children.

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  40. kowtow (8,721 comments) says:

    Good ole patriotic public servant milktitties coming out for the cowards who murder NewZealand military,blow up Buddhist statues and kill children who want education and health.

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  41. dime (10,089 comments) says:

    why bother calling redbaiter names? thats all he does.

    just ask him what the stands for.

    we know he hates everything and everyone but hes never really endorsed a lot of policies… except:

    new laws! he wants to follow that nutjob religious party and introduce morality laws, restrictions on drinking etc etc the guy is full of shit and wants to control people just as much as your run of the mill, shit head lefty.

    also, redbaiter happy about being “discussed”. heres the thing – only SHITHEADS get discussed at length when they arent here.

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  42. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    Coz if you’re not against the ‘terrorists’ then you are for the terrorists, right? As long as it’s all clear in your black and white world.

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  43. Manolo (14,024 comments) says:

    Nobody, no one, can ever defend the Taliban. Not even you, comrade Mike.

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  44. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    MM isn’t a public servant, according to him he is an unpaid voluntary worker i.e unemployed and an internet troll who strokes himself using several alias and if that werent sad enough he lives in the Hut Valley

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  45. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    And you won’t find me defending the Taliban. Who the hell financed and armed them in the first place, anyway. Those jokers would have a lot to answer for…

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  46. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    PEB
    My (internet) life is an open book. An unwritten, or perhaps only partially written, page. How did you lick up on the other aliases?

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  47. Left Right and Centre (2,994 comments) says:

    Right of way is Way of Right:

    Just a thought- I know the teachers are getting their pay cocked up- but…

    I just wonder… are all the teachers living week-to-week with the bills and sweating their next pay?

    Some of them must have at least something saved up so that they don’t literally have no money when a disaster like this happens? I feel sorry for them if they’re struggling to pay the bills week-to-week when the pay *is going in* properly. Are they eating ok? I hope they’re not missing breakfast along with the kids.

    Even a total smeghead like me has a wee bit stashed away in case JK suddenly cuts me off for whatever reason.

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  48. Redbaiter (9,490 comments) says:

    Dime-

    Yawn

    Like I’m supposed to care what personal opinion maroons like you might have of me?

    FFS, sorry to burst your bubble, but whether a clueless drooling loser like you, with the political perceptions of a kindergarten child, likes me or not is just not that important to me.

    If it wasn’t for your constant and deliberately dishonest claims of what I “stand for” I wouldn’t piss on you.

    It stands as testament to how clueless you are that like so many other liberal losers on here, that in your first post, you’d prefer to bore everyone with your personal dislike of Redbaiter rather than have anything meaningful to say on any issue.

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  49. Left Right and Centre (2,994 comments) says:

    I just have to see the name Redbaiter and I start getting ready to laugh… and I mean that in a good way.

    Some of those long tirades are solid gold keepers. You can’t possibly read those works of comedy genius and not fall apart laughing… I’d like to keep him as a pet and walk around town with him on a lead… and when I meet someone I’d like to TNT… I’d look at Red casually… click my finger-point at annoying person… and Red would ‘make their day’ while I watch on doubled over with my sides splitting. Greenpeace workers trying to sign you up on the street would be a good example of who would get a ‘Reddening’.

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  50. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    I’m just wondering when Reddy decided that ‘maroon’ was a deadly insult. Did he mean ‘macaroon’?

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  51. thedavincimode (6,867 comments) says:

    Action replay :lol:

    Redbaiter (1,655) Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    Well John Key is for redefining marriage and Barack Obama is married to a gorilla so that’s probably part of why they get along so well.

    [DPF: 20 demerits]

    Pausing, hyperventilating … and ACTION!

    Redbaiter (1,655) Says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    [DPF: 20 demerits]

    What a pathetic little anti-Conservative bigot you really are Farrar.

    All the filth that gets daily written on this blog by your arse kissing progressive mates and you single that comment out for demerits?

    FFS..!!!

    You’re just a pathetic wet liberal joke and a complete politically biased hypocrite.

    More incisive political comment from the Warrior Blogger. :lol:

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  52. thedavincimode (6,867 comments) says:

    oops, edit:

    Redbaiter (1,655) Says:
    December 23rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    you’d prefer to bore everyone with your personal dislike of Redbaiter rather than have anything meaningful to say on any issue.

    An example to us all.

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  53. Redbaiter (9,490 comments) says:

    Anyone else think Davincimoron might need to see a shrink?

    Particularly one who specializes in OCD.

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  54. thedavincimode (6,867 comments) says:

    So baity, why did you call her a unicorn?

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  55. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    Just for moments peace.

    This direct from the satelite this morning. Now it’s coming from the north so its wrong way up for us but you decide if its Santa disguised or Satan moving to the bottom of the world.

    http://screencast.com/t/a10mW6M2yqW7

    Definitely a scary face. m
    Maybe its the end of the world passing by?

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  56. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    I’m worried about DVM and Reddy. DVM is bordering on the obsessive (some would say that teasing Reddy is harmless fun; but remember he is only a child) while Reddy possibly sees DVM as an obstacle to his mater-plan for a world counter-revolution. Should they seek joint counselling?

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  57. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    V2
    Didn’t look so scary here:
    http://www.metservice.com/maps-radar/satellite/tasman-sea-nz-infrared

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  58. BlueGriffon (204 comments) says:

    Conspiracy theorists are funny:)
    A house exploded in Indianapolis in November. This man, and others, say it was a US drone that hit him as he was doing secret work for the government http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxewSONvIaM

    Here is the truth:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2252115/Three-charged-murder-setting-deadly-Indiana-house-explosion-killed-young-couple-destroyed-homes.html

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  59. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    Yea but milky kid that’s a Govt. outfit that hardly ever gets it right. I mean what happened to the storm lashing we were going to get out of this.

    This site is better.

    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/gms/largec.html?area=4&element=0&mode=UTC

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  60. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    And JMA isn’t a government outfit?

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  61. nasska (11,779 comments) says:

    V2

    Any rain up your way? My paddocks are as dry as a pommie’s bath mat & we’re heading for a repeat of the drought of 2007.

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  62. Left Right and Centre (2,994 comments) says:

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/coworkers-attacked-by-gas-645132

    The flatulence terrorist. Is this guy part of some jihad sympathist inspired fart cell?

    The joys of working in poorly ventilated closed office spaces….

    Imagine being told people have been keeping a fucking fart diary of all the times you ‘pulled the ripcord’…..HAHAHAHAHA

    This fat fartathon of a man deliberately waited until a sensitive date on the US calendar and ‘unleashed the fury’ in not one but a *trio of attacks* on 9/11 no less!! I’d send him to Guantanamo Bay for ‘questioning’….

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  63. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    Naaska, a couple of spits that you could count on two hands. Hot and muggy, have had some light showers over the last week Enough to keep the grass green on the town side. Mt side just like your place.
    Fishing not that good either.
    Towns full of transients and tourists and Auckland rabble. (same thing I suppose).

    Mind you according to milkioes mates at Metservice we were suppossed to be deluged today. Maybe you might see some.

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  64. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    Just looked at the JMA satelite again. that system has hardly moved all day. Very stable weather system.

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  65. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/gms/largec.html?area=4&element=0&mode=UTC

    you can replay the last 12 or 24 hours with this.

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  66. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/satelliteworld/newzealandsatellite_large_animated.html

    or for rain

    http://www.metvuw.com/radar/radar.php?location=nz
    a bit showing off northland but not a lot.

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  67. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    The eastern bay has had a spit in the two showers, just enough to stop spraying but not enough to stop the painting

    A good 2- 3 meter roll on the Ohiwa bar and theres abit of southerly about knocking the top off

    Best part is the place isn’t cluckered up with Taurangeans

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  68. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    Will be soon, I’m arriving.

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  69. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    http://aviationweather.gov/obs/sat/intl/ir.shtml

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  70. nasska (11,779 comments) says:

    V2

    I was afraid you might be missing the promised rain…..not much chance for us to get any relief out of the arse end of this cyclone. Thirty one mils of rain in thirty three days on top of a dry spring is going to make for a challenging summer.

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  71. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    And PEB I hope you are more welcoming towards you guests than last year when half the poor buggers were washed out of the camp and the rest wallowed around in the mud.

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  72. CrazyIvan (90 comments) says:

    And you won’t find me defending the Taliban. Who the hell financed and armed them in the first place, anyway. Those jokers would have a lot to answer for…

    Yes, the Pakistani ISI and Saudi Arabia have a lot to answer for.

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  73. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    Naaska, if you look at the aviation link you can watch it all drift of to south america.

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  74. nasska (11,779 comments) says:

    V2

    I’ll wave it goodbye! :(

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  75. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Will be soon, I’m arriving.

    looking forward to that, you will be bringing that positive mental attitude that your comments are famous for the length and breadth of our fair land I presume or will it be a case of a big black cloud is seen coming down the Matata straights and we will know you are on your way.

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  76. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    Crazy
    Yes, those two client states provided much of the direct support for the Taliban.

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  77. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    V2 it was mint here over Xmas last year, it just got a bit soggy after New Year, only the hardy need apply

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  78. adaman (42 comments) says:

    The Islamists were armed by many countries and intelligence groups, including the Pakistani ISI, the CIA, the USA, and other allied states. However the Western help was given during a period known as thewhich we all know as the Cold War, and only after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. It was a counter balancing act in order to contain communism. The games that were played during the Cold War and the stakes involved meant that the two superpowers did not care oh so much about who they were arming as long as their primary objective was being achieved and in the case of the USA and the Islamists in the 80s, it was the containing/pushing back of communism. Thanks to hindsight we have found out who and what these Islamist groups were really about.

    In terms of the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, it was widely known that al Qaeda were in Afghanistan and as such the ruling Taliban were asked to hand those responsible for the September 11 attacks over and the Taliban said no and were given an ultimatum by the USA which stated that either you hand over the terrorists who attacked our country or else you shall face our army. Again the Taliban sided with al Qaeda and turned down the ultimatum. The USA was fully justified in invading Afghanistan in order to take out those responsible for the attacks. However shit happens and things went downhill as the USA went on a tangent and started focussing on Iraq, a war which was not justifiable and was planned even before the 2001 attacks took place by al Qaeda. By removing their focus from their initial objective, Afghanistan has turned into a farce even though a large chunk of al Qaeda has been obliterated including taking out bin Laden in Pakistan.

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  79. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    That’s quite a rosy view of the US role in creating the Taliban when it suited, then defining them as terrorists when they were no longer useful.

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  80. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    PEB, will bring my cheery personality. Tough on you country bumkins and socialists I know.

    Well the hardy stayed and the sooks went back to town. Not that I blame them. The camp was pretty darn wet. Had to move my camp after a couple of days as the mud ozzed up.

    Looking forward to a drier time this year.

    Have you wandered along the new Motu track yet?

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  82. chiz (1,164 comments) says:

    The Taliban were created by the ISI. The US had nothing to do with that.

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  83. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    Who breds these people?

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  84. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    I havn’t walked the beach track , I am having a large sulk about the 600,000 the Opotiki ratepayers had to stump up for the bridge across the Otara. I presume you are at Tirohonga Motor Camp.

    The track itself is cool but the funding model was well flawed, fish hooks for the locals . I’ve done the bush bits over the years and its great that the Paikihi section is alot more accessable to people now.

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  85. kowtow (8,721 comments) says:

    Don’t get distracted from the fact that mildmikeymuslim is pro Taliban,people who killed our people.In my language that’s treason.

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  86. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    PEB, going to Ohiwa. in a couple of weeks when the worst of the tourists have retreated. Thought I might have a bit of a look around at some of the track.

    As for fish hooks, you should try living in Tga. The pricks here fund anything out of ratepayers money. Town get treated like a sack of shit by National pollies cause they think its a safe bet. Winston and Ryall are the only two to ever do anything for the town and Winny only screwed it outta the frowning one cause she wanted power.
    Still have to pay for our own highway and all our port stuff.

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  87. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    Don’t get distracted by kowtow’s poor comprehension skills. Saying that the Taliban were a creation of US policy is not treason, even in the US of A.

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  88. Elaycee (4,403 comments) says:

    Jetstar strikes again!

    Sydney to CHC flight had around half the passenger baggage bumped off because some ‘military baggage’ was heavier than expected and so passenger luggage was sacrificed. Of course, no-one mentioned this to passengers and the flood of passenger complaints in CHC was predictable. And self inflicted. And to top it off, one passenger confirmed:

    The flight was one hour late and by the time we got out it was 3.30am and the taxis weren’t running,” he said.

    Now, who still believes Jetstar is a credible option to Qantas / Air NZ?

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/8114097/Jetstar-Bags-bumped-for-special-request

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  89. UglyTruth (4,551 comments) says:

    The Taliban were created by the ISI. The US had nothing to do with that.

    Operation Cyclone was a CIA program approved by Presidents Carter and Reagan. In 1979, Zbigniew and current Defense Sec. Robert Gates travelled to Afghanistan to ally themselves with Pashtun Drug dealers and certain outside “freedom-fighters” like Osama Bin Laden.

    http://open.salon.com/blog/billmeradeia/2010/08/23/operation_cyclone_osama_bin_laden_and_the_911_mosque

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  90. Steve (North Shore) (4,587 comments) says:

    I would like to thank David Farrar for this place. I like this place.
    I have learnt something this year, I am not as agressive as I once was.

    I worked hard – that is all

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  91. Ryan Sproull (7,259 comments) says:

    Well said, Steve.

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  92. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    Steve

    I’m just as aggressive but I do learn something everyday, so its much better than school

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  93. mikenmild (11,627 comments) says:

    Kiwiblog is a safe place to be aggressive and is a learning environment, so is similar to a school.

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  94. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    V2

    Give us a ring we’re moving back to Auckland but should still be around in a couple of weeks, we’re about 2 minutes from the camp.

    I will be able to bore you for several hours on the council CEO who will be going to Tauranga in 18 months I have been reliably informed

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  95. Steve (North Shore) (4,587 comments) says:

    PEB

    Steve

    I’m just as aggressive but I do learn something everyday, so its much better than school

    OMG you know as well, the Teachers can’t teach

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  96. hinamanu (2,352 comments) says:

    16:50 FEDERAL RESERVE PAID OUT OVER $13.9 TRILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS, SECRETLY, TO VARIOUS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS BETWEEN WALL ST & LONDON, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE 2008 FINANCIAL COLLAPSE, WHICH WAS NOT EVEN PART OF THE “$800,000,000,000.00″ BAIL OUT MADE KNOWN TO THE U.S. PUBLIC BACK IN 2008/09!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRPCTrSDaqY 16:50

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  97. dime (10,089 comments) says:

    “Kiwiblog is a safe place to be aggressive and is a learning environment, so is similar to a school.” – and youre as uncool here as you were at school :)

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  98. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    and youre as uncool here as you were at school

    see, you learn shit everyday.

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  99. nasska (11,779 comments) says:

    John Key, Bill English & Hekia Parata are called to a meeting by God about New Zealand’s future.

    “I have given you the chance to help change the country & you have failed, tell your people that NZ will be wiped from the face of the planet in 2 weeks” God announced.

    John Key calls a press conference, “I have good news & bad news. The good news is God exists but the bad news is we will die in 2 weeks”.

    Bill English added, “I have bad news & really bad news, the bad news is God is angry and the really bad news is he will destroy us in 2 weeks”.

    Hekia Parata says, “I have good news and great news, the good news is that God thinks I am one of the most powerful women in NZ, the great news is, we don’t have to fix the Novapay system”.

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  100. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    An old man walks into the barbershop for a shave and a haircut, but
    > he tells the barber he can’t get all his whiskers off because his
    > cheeks are wrinkled from age.
    >
    > The barber gets a little wooden ball from a cup on the shelf and
    > tells him to put it inside his cheek to spread out the skin.
    >
    > When he’s finished, the old man tells the barber that was the
    > cleanest shave he’s had in years, but he wanted to know what would
    > have happened if he had swallowed the little ball.
    >
    > The barber replied, “Just bring it back tomorrow like everyone else
    > does.”

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  101. Viking2 (11,547 comments) says:

    THE OUTHOUSE POEM

    The service station trade was slow,
    the owner sat around,
    with sharpened knife and cedar stick,
    piled shavings on the ground. No modern facilities had they there,
    but the log across the rill –
    led to a shack, marked His and Hers
    that sat against the hill.

    “Where is the ladies restroom, sir ?”
    the owner leaning back,
    said not a word – but whittled on,
    and nodded toward the shack.

    With quickened step she entered there
    but only stayed a minute –
    before she screamed, as if a snake
    or spider might be in it.

    With startled look and beet red face
    she bounded through the door,
    and headed quickly for the car
    just like three gal’s before !!

    She missed the foot log – jumped the stream
    the owner gave a shout,
    as her silk stockings, around her knees
    caught on a jutting spout !

    She tripped and fell – got up, and then
    in obvious disgust,
    ran to her car, stepped on the gas,
    and faded in the dust.

    Of course we all desired to know
    what made these gal’s all do
    the things they did, and then we found
    the whittling owner knew.

    A speaking system he’d devised
    to make the thing complete,
    he tied a speaker on the wall
    beneath the toilet seat.

    He’d wait until the gals got set
    and then the devilish tike,
    would stop his whittling long enough,
    to speak into the mike.

    And as she sat, a voice below
    struck terror, fright and fear,
    “Will you please use the other hole,
    we’re painting under here !”

    http://screencast.com/t/mZ73YvlmAKd

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  102. RF (1,442 comments) says:

    Dear God.. Our Cantab ABs Captain is a potty mouth. His new book is apparently not suitable our dear children.

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  103. nasska (11,779 comments) says:

    There are reports that the USA military in Afghanistan are replacing 100,000 Desert Marines with 1,000 women with PMS.

    They’re meaner, and they can retain water for 7 days

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  104. dime (10,089 comments) says:

    RF – i saw that on stuff lol

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  105. RF (1,442 comments) says:

    dime… Even the mighty have feet of clay.

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