General Debate 13 February 2013

February 13th, 2013 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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  1. OECD rank 22 kiwi (2,820 comments) says:

    North Korea goes BOOM!!

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  2. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Numbers in perspective: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/food-stamp-rolls-america-now-surpass-population-spain

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  3. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Is there any doubt Darwin is right?
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/8295277/Coca-Cola-warning-label-recommended

    David Crerar recommends that health authorities and Coca-Cola consider issuing warnings on soft drinks.

    The hazards to the health of the consumers of excessive quantities of sugar and caffeine contained in carbonated drinks could be more clearly emphasised.

    “Consideration should be given . . . to either lowering the caffeine percentage limit or creating a more specific warning such as those printed on [energy drinks] produced and marketed by Coca-Cola.

    In the coroner’s findings, Professor Doug Sellman of the National Addiction Centre said Coke should be added to an international list of addictive substances.

    Growing neurobiological research is strongly indicating that some people can develop a compulsive habit . . . very similar to the same behavioural pattern observed in a drug addiction.

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  4. Elaycee (4,336 comments) says:

    I was amazed to read a suggestion by a Coroner that ‘safety labels’ should perhaps be affixed to Coca Cola bottles – all in order to avoid a repeat of the death of a Southland woman who consumed up to 10 litres of Coca Cola per day….

    But if the Coroner’s daft suggestion was somehow adopted, then what next?

    Labels on donuts warning that anyone who eats more than 5 per day risks becoming a replica of the Michelin man?
    Labels on oranges advising that consumption of too many per day will give you the shits?
    Labels on sunglasses advising they can break if you sit on them?
    Labels on bananas confirming the skin should be removed before consumption?
    Labels on NZF MPs – as they are prone to gaffes, their comments should be dismissed as those uttered by morons?

    Or should we simply allow Darwin to complete the process…?

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10865081

    [EDIT: @Manolo.... snap!]

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  5. hmmokrightitis (1,572 comments) says:

    Re: Coke and stupidity, as well as misogynist troglodytes from Wogistan (god I love that expression)…

    Had the pleasure of my MiL round for dinner last night. A racist of long standing, she quietly voiced support for the member from CHC’s statements. Particularly the all terrorists are Muslim therefore all Muslims are terrorists comment. I noted that 99.9% of car accidents were caused by people wearing shoes, so we should ban shoes…

    What ever happened to personal responsibility? Pouring 10L of just about anything, including water, down your neck every day isnt smart. Add to that smoking, and youve got a death wish. But of course, to sell papers we have the screaming headline.

    Question: As newspapers increasingly lose readership, where to from here for what they do? I would hope that quality will out, but I cant see it anywhere :(

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  6. Andrei (2,532 comments) says:

    ROFLMAO at the pontifications of that coroner.

    That late woman didn’t eat food, her sustenance coming almost entirely from the sugar in coke and she smoked like the Huntly power station in full flight operating on coal.

    And unsurprisingly her life was shorter than most – a premature death as they say.

    Now normal people shouldn’t need to be told that this is not a good way to live if you wish to live to enjoy your grandchildren.

    Never the less the opportunity to bash a big multi national company and to cast the blame of someones poor choices upon them cannot be passed up and it was not.

    Nor can the opportunty to create new rules and regulations be missed – rules and regulations are the life blood of those who earn their living from the taxpayer, they need to be administered and enforced providing new opportunities in the bureacracy industy.

    So it goes

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  7. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Quality and newspapers in the same sentence is an oxymoron these days.

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  8. wreck1080 (3,820 comments) says:

    “More than 1.1 million people tuned in to watch the first episode of the new season of MasterChef New Zealand on Sunday night, TVNZ says.”

    Is it just me that thinks this show is rubbish ?

    But, 1 in 4 kiwis watched it, I don’t get it.

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  9. Keeping Stock (10,185 comments) says:

    Winston Peters was pretty indifferent towards Richard Prosser yesterday. Perhaps that’s because he has been expressing similar sentiments since as far back as 2005.

    http://keepingstock.blogspot.co.nz/2013/02/quote-of-day-13-february-2013.html

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  10. Peter (1,674 comments) says:

    Perhaps 7 Sharp needs to lead with cooking tips….

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  11. Liberty (252 comments) says:

    MISTAKE
    Winston claims Prosser made a “mistake”
    Why did Prosser rant on about Muslims instead of the Chinese?
    Winston has run a deplorable crusade against the Chinese for years.
    The lefty media have proved they are totally spineless for failing
    to bring Winston to account.
    NZfirst is just showing its true colours. A pack of rednecks.
    And Labours future coalition partner along with the green Taliban and Mana
    And they are all going to be one big happy family.

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  12. David Garrett (6,786 comments) says:

    I think it’s now pretty clear that the “Muslims from Wogistan” controversy WAS pretty much organized by NZ First…. based on my own experience with the process surrounding my weekly column in Truth when I was an MP, here’s how I think it went down:

    1. Prosser writes his rant, hugely pissed off after having his pocket knife confiscated. He doesnt edit it in the cold light of day, as any serious writer does, but sends the raw version to whoever in NZ First – possibly even Winnie himself – for approval.

    2. The “approver” comes back and says “No, this is a bit OTT, you will have to rewrite it before submitting.” Prosser resists, and gets Winnie involved, if he isnt already.

    3. Winnie instinctively smells an opportunity to appeal to his constituency, lights up a smoke, and brainstorms with his chief of staff. They decide to allow Prosser’s column to go in uncensored, knowing Wishart will be delighted with it, and publish it unedited.

    4. They work out a series of lines – one of which I have just seen Winnie deliver to camera without his trademark smile – in which Winnie says the column was a little unbalanced (realising the rest home audience don’t understand that columns, by definition, are one person’s opinion and don’t need to be balanced) and making a few soothing comments about freedom of speech, and the “grain of truth” in the column. Winnie therefore appeals to the more rational and intelligent NZ First supporters.

    5. Prosser appeals to the target audience; Winnie appears all statesmanlike and reasonable.

    Or it could have been a complete cock up which arose because Winnie was pissed when he ought to have been checking Prosser’s column, and Prosser – delighted that the boss didn’t come back to him with objections – sent it off.

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  13. edd (157 comments) says:

    I think the living wage idea is good in theory, but a better system is to tax company profits at an increasing rate as their actual profits increase… If a company is making a modest profit then tax them at a modest rate, but if a company is making huge profits, and paying low wages, then tax that company at a huge rate.

    Then use that extra tax revenue to lower the cost of living but taking the tax off food, power, petrol etc etc…. and then subsidizing those goods to keep the prices down if need be. Simple but effective. Problem solved.

    Unless you are making huge profits yourself and pay crap wages, in which case it is a terrible idea. Horrible, awful, disgusting. You will say that it’s like punishing the successful while rewarding the average. And I guess that’s what it will feel like if you are currently making millions on the backs of hard working poor people…

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  14. Pete George (23,354 comments) says:

    In general terms, should judging who should be able to fly be based on:
    - religion?
    - physical appearance?
    - country of origin?

    If so who should make those judgements:
    - airport security staff?
    - automated filtering?
    - blog commenters?

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  15. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    edd@9.40am, try moving to North Korea instead.

    No profits, no companies, just abject poverty for the masses there (except for the ruling communist elite).
    It’s the workers’ paradise you seem to be dreaming of.

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  16. David Garrett (6,786 comments) says:

    Peter: As I said above, that’s entirely possible. If it was, then it is a cockup on several levels.

    Firstly, selecting Prosser, who doesnt see the need for sober reflection before putting things in writing. Aside from a joke one which was intended to horrify our chief of staff, any version of my Truth column sent for approval had already gone through a draft or two.

    Secondly whoever is checking Prosser’s columns – if indeed anyone is – didnt do their job.

    Thirdly, Winnie has picked as COS someone who is incompetent in that any of this happened at all.

    But net result I think, good for NZ First and their target constituency rather than bad.

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  17. dime (9,685 comments) says:

    Wrestling has been kicked out of the Olympics!!!!

    WRESTLING!!!

    No longer a core sport, chances of it being around in 2020 are very slim.

    BUT

    we will have golf, tennis, rugby and soccer.

    what a joke.

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  18. publicwatchdog (2,313 comments) says:

    Good moaning Kiwibloggers!

    :)

    13 February 2013

    A FRIENDLY REMINDER FOLKS!

    Got a couple of STUNNING new banners which will be unfurled today – first outside the offices of Mighty River Power, then outside the offices of Mercury Energy!

    Opposed to the sale of State Assets by this minority National Government (which only got 59 out of 121 MPs in the 2011 election?

    Remember – the vote on the Mixed Ownership Model Act was 61 – 60.

    National – who did campaign on asset sales – were dependent on the votes of dodgy John Banks – who arguably should NOT be an MP – let alone a Minister, and Peter Dunne – who DID NOT campaign on supporting State Asset sales.

    SO – WHERE’S THE ‘MANDATE’?

    Do the maths!

    NO MAJORITY – NO MANDATE!

    (In my considered opinion :)

    http://gpjanz.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/gpja-454-rally-against-assett-sales-6pm-tomorrow-in-wellington/

    WHAT’S ON IN AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND

    Wednesday, February 13, 12-2pm, outside head office of Mighty River Power, 23-29 Albert St, Auckland CBD

    PROTEST! Say No to Asset Sales 3:30 – 5:30 pm,
    outside Mercury Energy Office, 602 Great South Road, Penrose.
    …………………………………………………

    Wednesday, February 13, 6pm, Frank Kitts Park in Wellington

    Rally to oppose government asset sales.
    The Rainbow Warrior will be in town and will drop a banner off her side in support. Join the crowd after work at Frank Kitts, bring the kids.

    Hear interesting speakers (named below) and some of Wellington’s finest musicians and performers, Aroha Priest, Warren Pomana, Marama Te Kira, Skank Jigger, Lucky Ngatuere, Tribal Rizin and Brass Razoo.

    Now’s the time to show you care, if you don’t like the idea of selling our assets. No other time will do. So, Wellington and anybody else, come on down and bring a couple of people with you.

    Greenpeace is backing this event, so show your support for them when they’re here. Say No To Asset sales is a rally not a protest.

    We all recognise the diversity of opinion in opposition to the government’s proposed sale of state assets.

    We all know that we will have to fight hard to stop the sales, but that we can do it. Only by retaining 100% control of the power companies can we, the public, develop and enjoy a clean, affordable, NZ-owned energy system. Selling removes these opportunities and, crucially, replaces the chance to investigate historical and contemporary violations of the terms of the Treaty of Waitangi with mere promises that the issue of rights in water between Government and tangata whenua will somehow be unaffected by privatisation.

    The following speakers at this Rally represent the diverse range of groups, organisations and factions and the vast majority of people in Aotearoa/NZ opposed to the sale of our state assets. Celia Wade-Brown, Major of Wellington City Council; Justin Duckworth, Anglican Bishop of Wellington; Nathan Argent, National Policy Adviser, Greenpeace; Dr Geoff Bertram. Senior Economics Lecturer, Victoria University; Dr Jane Kelsey, Professor Law, Auckland University; Maanu Paul, Chair, NZ Maori Council; Peter Love, Te Atiawa & Board Member Wellington Tenths Trust with mokopuna, Kaira Love, Te Atiawa; Frances Kuo, Spokesperson, Aotearoa is Not for Sale; Dr Ganesh Nana, Chief Economist, BERL; Roy Reid, National President, Grey Power; John Maynard & Steve Booth, Spokespeople, Peoples Power Ohariu.
    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Forwarded by Penny Bright
    A Spokesperson for the Switch Off Mercury Energy community group.

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  19. RightNow (6,844 comments) says:

    damn, RSI in my scroll wheel finger again

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  20. Liberty (252 comments) says:

    Penny
    “SO – WHERE’S THE ‘MANDATE’?”
    Simple
    We won you lost.

    Get over it.

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  21. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Another reason to dump the ineffective, piss-poor mayor: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/8287951/Mayor-supports-living-wage-for-Wellington

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  22. Weihana (4,496 comments) says:

    Manolo (9,008) Says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Numbers in perspective: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/food-stamp-rolls-america-now-surpass-population-spain

    Or more than ten times the population of New Zealand. Or more than 400 times the population of Tonga. Not sure how this provides any meaningful “perspective”. 47 million is about 15% of the population. What percentage of the New Zealand population receives government assistance?

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  23. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    That’s why I never donate any money to these do-gooders and bleeding hearts:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8294993/More-should-be-done-to-reduce-poverty-say-Sallies

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  24. TheContrarian (1,082 comments) says:

    Hi Penny – you must be outraged at the Labour Party.

    They ruled for 9 years without a majority.

    NO MAJORITY NO MANDATE!

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  25. Andrei (2,532 comments) says:

    Wrestling has been kicked out of the Olympics!!!!

    FFS – I didn’t think that could be but it is.

    The Olympics have jumped the shark with stuff like BMX a sport that athletes from poor countries cannot compete while traditional sports like wrestling are available to all get the heave ho.

    And maybe that is the driver with the all important medal tally that the inane commentators gush over being the thing why not promote sports that favour the rich nations over the poor ones.

    Because when it comes down to it the couch potatoes in NZ would rather watch their own get a medal in tiddly winks than cheer the triumph an Uzbek from the Steppes who has trained in spartan conditions for years to acheive his well deserved moment of glory

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  26. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    What percentage of the New Zealand population receives government assistance?

    The last time I checked (a year ago) there were 2.9 taxpayers for each beneficiary. That number has been declining, ie the welfare loading on productive NZers was been worsening for some time.

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  27. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    What a farce:

    NZ EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME MORE OR LESS DEAD

    Date: 12/02/13 University of Canterbury

    New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme (ETS) is more or less dead, according to a University of Canterbury (UC) forestry professor.

    New Zealand has allowed unrestricted imports of credits, including many hot air credits from eastern Europe, meaning New Zealand has become a dumping ground for worthless credits from elsewhere, Associate Professor Euan Mason said today.

    But we consumers go on paying, and paying, and paying. Thanks National … for flip-flopping on your commitment to abolish the ETS, all so you’d be able to create magic credits for Iwi forestry interest, thereby securing Maori votes. Disgusting.

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  28. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    Look for renewable energy companies to go to the wall after Spanish government announced that their green energy subsidies would cease and providers are to be exposed to market rates.

    Spain has had a burgeoning leftist welfare state for decades, and this combined with state-sponsored green subsidies have lead that country to the brink of bankruptcy.

    Time for the some recipients of all that largesse to take their medicine.

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  29. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Why are National, Neville Key and the greenie Nick Smith sticking with the ETS?
    Simply because it’s a pretty neat tax that fills the government coffers. Labour lite is a disgrace.

    [DPF: Wrong. It in fact loses the Government money. Bzzt. Thanks for playing]

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  30. Harriet (4,626 comments) says:

    Penny Dim#

    “…..Got a couple of STUNNING new banners which will be unfurled today – first outside the offices of Mighty River Power, then outside the offices of Mercury Energy!….”

    ” Vote John Banks ”

    ” I Love Cock ”

    :cool:

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  31. meh (165 comments) says:

    @manolo – she never had my vote to begin with, the next election I’ll be far more active at ensuring my circle of friends know about her poor performance in the job.

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  32. meh (165 comments) says:

    @penny – stop bloody lying, Peter Dunne was very clear during the campaign that he supported the partial sale of SOEs.

    It’s hard to take you seriously on the best of days with all the tinfoil hat stuff but when you blatantly blather easily refuted false statements all it does is confirm your lack of credibility (on top of the whole unpaid rates / stealing power issues).

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  33. graham (2,295 comments) says:

    Penny Bright (A Spokesperson for the Switch Off Mercury Energy group)

    I ask again – is this in the same way you’re a Spokesperson for OccupyAuckland, who have disowned you? Do they know? :)

    Oh, and before you trot out the LIE that you never represented OccupyAuckland again, multiple sources were referenced two days ago in GD to prove that in fact, you DID represent them, as a Occupy Auckland ‘liaison person’, a member of the Occupy Auckland Media Team, and in various other capacities.

    As other people have said, if you were to stop peddling untruths, misrepresentations, and outright lies, you might be taken more seriously.

    I notice you comment that:

    Greenpeace is backing this event

    Why? What on earth does the Mixed Ownership Model have to do with any of the core issues that Greenpeace “claims” to be interested in?

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  34. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    [DPF: Wrong. It in fact loses the Government money. Bzzt. Thanks for playing]

    Even a more brilliant move from Labour lite.
    Are you saying New Zealanders pay those extra dollars to send them overseas or what? Where does the money go?

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  35. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    This looks smart: Occupation Outlook.

    Might be worth a look for any young person who’s encouraged to ‘do what they love’ and pursue a career in interpretive dance.

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  36. wreck1080 (3,820 comments) says:

    Scientists find supervolcano forming just north of new zealand — will pretty much destroy the country….

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2277413/The-supervolcano-forming-Pacific-wipe-life-dont-panic–100-million-years-erupts.html#axzz2KdebYwc0

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  37. southtop (263 comments) says:

    Just reading Manalo and DPF on the ETS. My immediate reaction was to drop my head into my hands and sob, however I changed my mind and decided to simply bang my head against the wall numerous times…..but I have an important meeting in an hour and dont want to be blinded by blood in my eyes. Therefore I am going to finish this are go to a lunch room to verbally play with some believers.

    SO….let me see if I have this?
    NZers pay a tax based on UNPROVEN science but the tax is not enough to cover the cost of the collection OR the cost of payments to some ficticious organisation?
    OUR options must then be from one of the below:
    a. The tax should be increased forthwith to a level that at least breaks even
    b. The tax remains the same and middle NZ continues to subsidise another part of the economy or
    c. Some form of rationale decision making miraculously appears in Wellington and the ETS (plus many other weird taxes) are consigned to the bin

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  38. wreck1080 (3,820 comments) says:

    I wonder if rakon are about to become victim to the high NZD?

    Shares just dropped 25% on plummeting earnings.

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  39. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    @southtop, Not a chance your option c ever comes to pass.
    The ETS tax was implemented by National, so according to DPF ought to be fine and dandy, just and fair.

    Forget about the science, just chant: “Long live fearless Labour lite.

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  40. Keeping Stock (10,185 comments) says:

    I’ll probably regret asking this Penny, but what sort of a performer is Skank Jigger?

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  41. Keeping Stock (10,185 comments) says:

    Manolo (9,014) Says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    @southtop, Not a chance your option c ever comes to pass.
    The ETS tax was implemented by National, so according to DPF ought to be fine and dandy. Long live fearless Labour lite.

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    Wrong Manolo. The ETS was passed by Labour just before the 2008 General Election, with the support of NZ First. National repealed it and replaced it with a scheme that was only half as punitive as Labour’s money-grab.

    And before you accuse me of shilling for the Nats, I blogged and wrote to Key and Smith urging them not to pass the legislation. However we would all be far worse off had Labour’s ETS still been in effect.

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  42. KiwiGreg (3,226 comments) says:

    Drove past the MRP “protest” by chance today. I only saw one mad looking bastard with a microphone, there may have been another protestor I didn’t see amongst the pedestrians.

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  43. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    K.S, I’m not arguing degrees of harm, e.g., cyanide vs chlorine poisoning.

    Read my post, please. I said implemented by National not passed, hence my caustic comment on the duplicity of Key and Labour lite is perfectly valid.

    Even the staunch DPF admits NZers are throwing our money, since the ETS scam costs money that the revenue it collects. It is an absurd situation.

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  44. Manolo (13,517 comments) says:

    Gareth Hughes and the Luddites would have a heart attack if similar pemasure is passed here: http://www.news.com.au/national/shale-oil-mine-ban-lifted/story-fndo4ckr-1226576587386

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  45. redeye (638 comments) says:

    For Cha, the same Larry Pickering

    http://pickeringpost.com/article/our-prime-minister-is-a-crook-part-x/924

    For the first time in Australia’s history we are now witnessing a sitting Prime Minister seeking re-election while under investigation by a major fraud squad. The Left of the Press still shows no interest.

    The Victorian Fraud Squad is not investigating Blewitt, Wilson, Bill the Greek, Bill Shorten or anyone else except… The Honorable Ms Julia Eileen Gillard.

    Sacked for attempting to expose Gillard, radio jock Michael Smith filed a complaint against her, and only her.

    Smith, an ex cop, knows his business and is certain to have had his paperwork in order.

    A mountain of evidence involves central character Gillard and a comprehensive prima facie case will shortly be dumped on the desk of the Public Prosecutor.

    Fraud squads do not react to innuendo, rumour or smear, only evidence and the diligence and confidence it has exhibited so far suggest charges are imminent.

    It’s got to be more interesting than reading Penny’s tripe.

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  46. lilman (934 comments) says:

    Where is it written that Mayors have the right to spend my money and not account for it in a public forum?
    I hate public servants because they simply dont.

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  47. redeye (638 comments) says:

    Very true lilman. Perhaps ‘Self Servants’ would be more apt.

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  48. Keeping Stock (10,185 comments) says:

    @ Manolo (1.46pm) – no argument from me on your latter point :D

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  49. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    NO MAJORITY – NO MANDATE!

    (In my considered opinion :)

    NO RATES PAID – THEN STFU!

    (In my considered opinion :)

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  50. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    wreck1080 (2,656) Says:

    February 13th, 2013 at 11:50 am
    Scientists find supervolcano forming just north of new zealand — will pretty much destroy the country….

    Wait until Griff hears about this one.

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  51. PhilP (159 comments) says:

    Good God Penny! National won the 2011 election with the help of coalition partners ACT & UF. That’s clearly a
    MAJORITY = MANDATE you mad Woman!!!!!

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  52. Griff (7,016 comments) says:

    Squwark

    If you think something on that scale is a worry dont think about Taupo too much

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taupo_Volcanic_Zone
    A total of 120 km3 (29 cu mi) of material is believed to have been ejected, and over 30 km3 (7.2 cu mi) of material is estimated to have been ejected in just a few minutes. The date of this activity is known since the ash expulsion was sufficiently large to turn the sky red over Rome and China (as documented in Hou Han Shu).

    Taupo erupted an estimated 1,170 km3 (280 cu mi) of material in its Oruanui eruption 26,500 years ago. This was Earth’s most recent eruption reaching VEI-8, the highest level on the Volcanic Explosivity Index.

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  53. dime (9,685 comments) says:

    Is anyone else watching “House of Cards”?

    Its a US remake of the brit show (that i never saw).

    Bloody good so far.

    I had to laugh, the democrats are meeting with the teachers unions over an education bill. the dems say they will leave charter schools in the bill and the union guy instantly states – they go or we walk!!!

    sums up the debate really. nothing to do with education, everything to do with pay conditions for union members aka teachers.

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  54. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    Taupo erupted an estimated 1,170 km3 (280 cu mi) of material in its Oruanui eruption 26,500 years ago. This was Earth’s most recent eruption reaching VEI-8, the highest level on the Volcanic Explosivity Index.

    I read somewhere that there were rocks from this eruption found in Queensland. That’s quite a trans-tasman crossing!

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  55. dime (9,685 comments) says:

    “charters jeopardise our ability to organise”

    doesnt that line sound like it came from the nz teachers union!

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  56. RF (1,349 comments) says:

    While Curran is licking her wounds after being given the arse from the standard that old boiled boot Fenton is dipping her claws into the water and trying to communicate with Irish Bill.

    I guess as the Labour MPs pluck up courage we will see more of them trying to prove to the standard followers that they are human. It’s so bloody pathetic and obvious.

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  57. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    Oooo…. I actually like what Wendy Petrie is wearing. Looks good today!!

    Normally they wear fucking weirdo ‘female newsreader’ clothes that you never see anywhere else in life. TV3 with poor old Hilary Barry are schlocking.

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  58. stigie (1,005 comments) says:

    Ms Penny Dim, if National never had a mandate for asset sales [in your considered opinion] then Liarbore never had a mandate for WFF or the interest free student loans [in my considered opinion]. Please explain this to Kiwibloggers Penny ?

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  59. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    gainer backflip on TV3…. WHOA!! Jumps from one skateboard to another six rows of seats down. While doing a fucking backflip.

    That’s cool man….

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  60. Pauleastbay (5,035 comments) says:

    twenty five road lice, cyclists, want to be.able to ride across the harbour bridge, so lens transport committee think its a great idea. the cost you ask just a mere thirty fucking million

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  61. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    Hey… if you need a reason to keep going… just remember… every day that you’re here on earth is one less day until Sonny Bull Bollocks takes a big big brain damage beating from a world class boxer…..

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  62. wat dabney (3,724 comments) says:

    Wait a minute. Is that the same Penny who doesn’t pay her rates? Who effectively steals services that others have paid for? Who likes to claim she cares about the lower paid but in fact bludges off them so instead of buying toys for their children they have to pay her share?

    The one they call Empress Penny?

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  63. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    Paul… wow I feel sorry for you… if only because if they spend up 30M you’re going to have to think of something way more insulting than ‘road lice’

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  64. wat dabney (3,724 comments) says:

    With a few weeks of growth still to occur, the Arctic has blown away the previous record for ice gain this winter. This is only the third winter in history when more than 10 million km² of new ice has formed.

    http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/most-ice-gain-ever-recorded/

    Antarctic Sea Ice 24% Above Average (and only 8300 sq km short of a record)

    http://sunshinehours.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/antarctic-sea-ice-24-above-average-and-only-8300-sq-km-short-of-a-record/

    Clearly that ETS can’t come too soon…

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  65. Rodders (1,790 comments) says:

    Empress Penny

    Or “Lazy Penelope”?

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  66. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    Hmmm, as one of the aforementioned road lice, I think that would be an abhorent waste of $

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  67. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    The whole trying to look a bit casual while still retaining some formality thing makes me squirm. Station promo for the SS Shitanic shows two men in slightly scroungy looking shirts with no tie but with formal suit jackets.

    Yeah…. mmm… no. Who dresses like that away from TV land?

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  68. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    On One News: My grandmother likes Karen Olsen’s fuchsia top and wants to know where she can get one.

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  69. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    wat – Yup, and slightly higher up the Swiss Alps have been cooling since 2000. All while atmospheric CO2 levels climb. The models are shit, and the climatistas are crooks.

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  70. Reid (16,111 comments) says:

    The whole trying to look a bit casual while still retaining some formality thing makes me squirm.

    What they should do is make them dress up in pantaloons, puffy shirts and powdered wigs. That way people would take a visual cue from the seriousness or otherwise of the “news” they read from the autocue anchor.

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  71. graham (2,295 comments) says:

    As another one of the road lice, I say bring it on. If there’s a clipon added for cyclists and pedestrians, I predict that a LOT of people will use it. Certainly I’ll be a starter, and I’ll be using it every working day. Hell, it’ll save me a packet in petrol costs.

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  72. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    So… is that the only way a man can be ‘dressed up’ in western society? A suit and tie? Geez… that’s fairly limiting isn’t it?

    Let’s count those options again. One.

    That’s boring mate. I’m thinking the word burka. It’s a uniform isn’t it? All these TV men in suits and ties. They all go to the same school!!

    And poor old Alison Mau… that’s a waste of a hot woman what she’s wearing. Don’t worry I’ve got the sound off…. and now changing the channel away from the SS Shitanic.

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  73. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    Reid…. you *are* a pantaloon… hehehehehe

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  74. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    CGW- two men in suits and ties

    There’s got to be at least one more option, hasn’t there? This is the fucking human race we’re talking about. Collectively we’re a bunch of geniuses…. Europe came up with the fucking industrial revolution… harnessed electricity…. effectively eliminated childhood mortality rates… went to the moon (yeah, I think they did mate)…. and can fly 500 people half way around the globe in one day…. music… art…. houses… gardens… factories…. for the love of all that’s good and right…. why…. why oh why….

    is there **just one** clothing option for a western man to wear to be considered smart and well-dressed?

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  75. chiz (1,131 comments) says:

    NZ TV awards canned:

    “Part of the problem was that the awards had become a two-horse race between TVNZ and TV3,” TVNZ spokeswoman Georgie Hills said.

    Maybe they also had a shortage of programmes with sufficient quality to merit awards?

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  76. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    As another one of the road lice, I say bring it on. If there’s a clipon added for cyclists and pedestrians, I predict that a LOT of people will use it. Certainly I’ll be a starter, and I’ll be using it every working day. Hell, it’ll save me a packet in petrol costs.

    Would you pay a toll so that the ratepayer wasn’t being asked to stump up?

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  77. graham (2,295 comments) says:

    krazykiwi: Yes.

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  78. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    People say that the SS Shitanic is crap but TV1 is like ‘the force’ (from Star Wars) in NZ.

    You could probably show dirty nappy changing for a week on TV1 at 7pm and still pull 200K viewers a night.

    Work conversation would be awesome the next day. Did you see those nappies mate? A lot worse than last night’s. Were they? Yeah mate…

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  79. Steve (North Shore) (4,524 comments) says:

    If the road lice want to ride over the bridge or anywhere they should pay just as other road users do.

    First is a cyclist LICENSE and a cycle REGISTRATION which will include a levy for Accident Compensation Corperation.

    Then there is a fuel Tax, well road lice will use a lot of energy to do what they do, so Tax the Fuel they use – duty on energy drinks and bananas!

    Why do the non paying bludgers go on and on and on about their road rights when they pay fuck all?
    Don’t give me that car rego/tax/petrol/diesel/user charges bullshit

    Road Lice pay nothing for using the road

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  80. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    graham : Right answer. So would I

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  81. graham (2,295 comments) says:

    “Fuel tax” for cyclists, Steve? Really?

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  82. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    Steady Steve. Do you suggest pedestrians should be made to pay for using the footpath? Or that boaties should receive a discount for the road tax included when filling their tanks? Mowing my lawns generates roading revenue. Should I get a rebate?

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  83. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    graham- I reckon that’s retarded having a bridge that you can’t walk across or cycle across. Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb.

    Especially one that separates how many people from how many other people? That’s dumb times 1.4 million people. That’s a fair old portion of ‘really?’

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  84. graham (2,295 comments) says:

    Why do we go on about road rights? Because the LAW states that we do in fact have these rights, irrespective of whether we pay anything for the use of the road or not. You may not like it (obviously), but that’s the LAW. So tough shit.

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  85. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    steve- your educational bra straps are showing. I think it’s ‘licence’ eh man?

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  86. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    steve- yeah but if I’ve got some fucktard driving style that you hate having anywhere near you that’s not good, right? But then if I’m cycling…. that’s one less fucktard in a car to deal with. That’s an upside, yeah? They take up less space than a car… less traffic… haha… more parking spaces!!

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  87. nasska (10,917 comments) says:

    A missed opportunity.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/lu73i0mxp5qq7ac/obama.jpeg

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  88. chiz (1,131 comments) says:

    Doctor to patient: “First the good news – we’re naming the disease after you..”

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  89. nasska (10,917 comments) says:

    Sidney has a problem with premature ejaculation,
    so he pays a visit to a sex shop for a remedy.

    The assistant hands him a little purple can and says,
    “This is Stay-Hard spray… put on a little and you can
    go all night!”

    Excited, Sidney takes it home, stashes it in the cellar
    on a shelf, and waits eagerly for bedtime.

    Later that night, he sprays some on his member and then
    goes upstairs to his wife. To his utter disappointment,
    however, the remedy seems to make him orgasm quicker than
    ever.

    The next day, Sidney returns to the sex shop, angrily
    slammed the can down on the counter, and snaps,
    “This stuff makes me worse than before!”

    Upon reading the label, the assistant asks, “I don’t suppose
    your hid this stuff on your basement shelf, did you?”

    “Yeah, so?”

    “You must have grabbed the wrong can, sir…
    this is Easy-Off.”

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  90. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    ….campbellitis… the ability to look so far to one’s left as to be able to kiss one’s self on the right cheek while accidentally breaking one’s little chipmonk neck in the process…

    not really a disease… medical trauma…

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  91. Azeraph (603 comments) says:

    Do you think gay marriage across the world will be the false the rapture? Surprisingly I’m coming across people online waiting for humanity to be reborn and that all it would take would be an issue that everyone will agree on. Crazy? I think a lot of people want this to make them feel at one with everyone around them.

    Look at Ratzinger leaving office. Good for him for wanting to retire and he is the short reigned one with the name of the sign of the olive.

    Portents.

    Conspiracy conspiracy.

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  92. Steve (North Shore) (4,524 comments) says:

    nasska

    Spray and walk away lol

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  93. Steve (North Shore) (4,524 comments) says:

    The Pope and Titiwhai Harawera are on the same stage at Waitangi in
    front of a huge crowd last week.
    The Pope leans towards Titiwhai and says, “Do you know that with
    one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go
    wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, but
    will go deep into their hearts and they’ll forever speak of this day
    and rejoice!”
    Titiwhai replied, “I seriously doubt that! With one little wave of
    your hand?….Show me!”
    So the Pope backhanded her and knocked her off the stage!
    AND THE CROWD ROARED & CHEERED WILDLY and there was happiness
    throughout the land!

    Now the Pope has had to resign!!!!!!!!!!!

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  94. Steve (North Shore) (4,524 comments) says:

    Ooooh, Road Lice have a reaction

    Spray and walk away

    Sorry about that chief but the all demanding pay fuck all bludgers on two wheels showing their lycra arse off wankers get up my left nostril real bad.

    Fuck of and get out of my way. I paid the TAX, you didn’t, fuck off.

    End of rant

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  95. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    steve, why so angry? I paid for your roads filling the boat and lawnmower. Am I angry? No. Get a grip man. Your childish rage is pretty sad.

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  96. Azeraph (603 comments) says:

    Steve (North Shore) (3,441) Says:
    February 13th, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    I believe you have to commute the bridge every day? Bugger that mate, you would have to leave 6 am to get past town in relative ease and comfort just to be somewhere by 7.30 am.

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  97. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    steve- are they in your way?

    Aren’t they usually on the left, not weaving all over the lane trying to ruin your life?

    Most of them are ok, eh? Like anything else. Most vehicle drivers are sort of ok. The total pricks are in the minority.

    They don’t pay road tax. Well…. they don’t cause the need for maintenance like a heavier mode of transport does.

    You don’t need an entire road for them either. If it was just bicycles… you wouldn’t make the fuckin road that wide, would ya? So the road tax is mostly paying for who? You.

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  98. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    re lycra:

    When I used to drive a bus through Newtown in the morning…. there was this one smokin hot chick cyclist in the old stretchy black bike pants most days… far out man… I used to make sure I got ‘stuck’ behind her as much as possible. Like… how much ‘arse time’ could I get? That’s like ‘hang time’ only with arses.

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  99. Longknives (4,686 comments) says:

    I’m with Steve North Shore on this- Cyclists are a pack of arrogant tossers…Quick to spout the road code at any driver who may be ‘inconveniencing’ them yet they point blank refuse to abide by the rode code themselves….How often do you see them running red lights etc?

    And put some fucking clothes on.

    (Guys that is…Female cyclists are exempt from my rage)

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  100. Azeraph (603 comments) says:

    People have started using the western motorway to get to town in the mornings clogging that motorway, honestly, the shore though, a lovely place is not exactly a great place to be once you realize that if you don’t leave early you’re stuck in the worst of traffic jams in the country.

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  101. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    This weeks story should inspire the cyclist haters: Truck driver plays chicken with cyclists.

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  102. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    Cyclists are a pack of arrogant tossers

    Very few motorists are cyclists.

    Almost all cyclists are motorists.

    I wonder which group has a better perspective?

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  103. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    longknives- you’re more intelligent than that, aren’t ya?

    Big time generalisation….

    When you think about it… there’s not really that much interaction necessary between cyclists and non-cyclist road users.

    Isn’t it all fairly straightforward? I mean… you don’t find it difficult to share the road with cyclists, do ya? How hard can it be?

    I’ve seen cyclists get badly cut up by moronic motorists too… it works both ways. There’s a footpath used by cycle commuters in Wellington along Kaiwharawhara and I’ve seen plenty of idiots pull out in front of or across cyclists going into and out of drives. Some of the cyclists are doing 40-50km/h. These people need to use their eyes 100% of the time and look and check properly.

    Yeah some cyclists run red lights. I’ve done that before. I don’t cycle but I’ve done that. If they’re not slowing anyone else down, does it really make any difference?

    If you’re doing 1km or more over the speed limit… you’re breaking the law. That’s illegal. But no-one’s doing that, are they? When everyone is a squeaky clean little angel that never breaks any kind of a law or rule anywhere in life…. they can preach from on high. And if someone has never broken a rule in life… .well you can just fuck off ya goody good noddy… hahahaha

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  104. krazykiwi (9,189 comments) says:

    Fuck of and get out of my way. I paid the TAX, you didn’t, fuck off.

    How much tax have you paid, steve? My personal and company tax contributions to NZ look more like an Irmasat phone number than anything else.

    I feel well within my rights to use the road, reducing commuter congestion each day, staying fit and healthy. And 99.9% of motorists are happy to share the road with me, for which I’m grateful.

    Your angry, selfish rant suggests we’d all be better off if you worked your concerns out with 10,000 tonnes of train at a level crossing.

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  105. Azeraph (603 comments) says:

    The only dangerous thing cyclists do is parallel ride with each other.

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  106. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    Azeraph-

    Yeah… especially if they keep a big bubble around each other and the left side of the road and then if it’s a narrow piece of road or bendy you get stuck behind the pricks… and they show zero consideration for anyone else and keep people stuck behind them….

    But then you’ll get others that show courtesy and are mindful of not wanting to hold up traffic and leave a good amount of space to get past them.

    Big groups of them…. 5-10 or more… yeah… just depends on their attitude. The law says they can ride side by side… two abreast I think is the actual words off the top of my head. Not sure ti says anything about a gap they need to stick to.

    If a redtaper did try to add a compulsory distance to maintain when riding two abreast then I’m sure that would get up some noses here about more nonsense nanny state measures for something that’s ‘commonsense’

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  107. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    krazykiwi… to be fair- you don’t really know what the fuck anyone typing is actually feeling.

    I feel happy. Sad. Angry. Melancholy. Aha.

    And who paid what tax… that’s just a pissing contest mate… did you win it? Great!!

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  108. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    I reckon the people that cycle to work are amazing. Especially winter in Wellington… fuck that. Or just: especially in Wellington, fuck that.

    It’s beautiful… they combine the need to get to work with daily exercise…. perfect….

    I don’t know how they do it… because after work… that’s the last thing you’d want to do, isn’t it? 10-20-30kms on the bike to get home?

    I asked such a group how they handled the issue of showers and change of clothes too. Would take a bit of extra organising. Good for them!!

    I heard of one hardcase who came in from Pram to town every day on the pushbike… holy smoke…

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  109. Left Right and Centre (2,887 comments) says:

    Truck driver playing chicken story.

    I’ve driven a fair few trucks.

    A lot of truck drivers are total FUCKWITS!! With the ugliest moronic mentality…. arrogant nasty ignorant cunts.

    You won’t find many of them debating politics or current issues let me tell ya… thick fucktards a lot of them and look at what they’re cruising around in. Big arse heavy vehicles. Yeah.

    I was a total moron when I drove buses in my early twenties. Think and hope I’m a bit smarter now.

    Yep… that’s where a lot of losers end up. Driving a truck. Like I was and might find myself doing more of fuck it.

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  110. Griff (7,016 comments) says:

    left right and center
    Harly riders make trucks and road lice look like kindy kids
    Arrogant idiots who honestly believe they own the road.
    They run in packs and attempt to intimidate the road users around them
    Griff has taken one out for blocking a state Highway.
    Got chased by ten for running the scum over
    Silly scooter trash failed to realize one large fwd beats a score of harlys as a weapon any day.
    Long may scooter trash continue to prove Darwin right

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