General Debate 31 January 2014

January 31st, 2014 at 8:00 am by Kokila Patel
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  1. kowtow (7,895 comments) says:

    Multiculturalism……”all we want is a little accomodation”,……..yeah right.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/01/muslim-gender-segregation-stirs-uk-debate-2014130111242593264.html

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  2. kowtow (7,895 comments) says:

    Oxfam is another one of those activist movements masquerading as a charity.Good on Scarlet.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/01/johansson-quits-oxfam-role-after-israel-row-2014130151214825608.html

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  3. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    There was a bloke Left Right and Centre
    He’s back in where once could not enter
    Served his ‘debt to society’
    For his impropriety
    What the fuck rhymes with ‘centre’ and ‘enter’, hmmm ??

    I’ve got no idea bitches !! :)

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  4. igm (1,413 comments) says:

    I sure hope good Aucklanders stay away from anything advertised on Tv3, especially Campbell Live, after its PR debacle on Lecher Len Brown and his proposed cycle lanes. If ever I have seen a sham to get the loser traction, it was this pathetic programme. How long are we going to put up with these left-wing mugs drowning us with this low specimen of humanity?

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  5. flash2846 (219 comments) says:

    Now that you are back Left Right and Centre I want you to seriously think about your behaviour and consider suitable recompense for your actions.
    You have done your time now and I hope you have learned your lesson. I will be watching you so do not disappoint please.
    Talk to your doctor about anti depressants, they might help or maybe just read a book, you might learn something.
    Remember you have the support of Kiwi Blog contributors; now try not to let us down :)

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  6. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    igm – he’s on a bike dude. If you feel that strongly about it why don’t you just take him out ?

    Perfect for making it look like an accident. With NZ’s justice system – you can star as one of those lovely folks everyone on here moans about getting a B&B slap on the hand for taking a life. If you were Len Brown would you want to be cycling around waiting to be spotted by some pissed off ratepayer who just caught their spouse playing away ? Now there’s a man who can’t get life insurance -hahahaha

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  7. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    It’s my stalker – flash2468 !!

    Here I am, and here you appear – wow – what are the chances. Fancy that ?

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2013/11/hooton_vs_willie_and_jt.html#comment-1231283

    For anyone who gives a shit – that’s a link to flash2666, safesally and chickadiddle. All appeared as new accounts on the same thread to reply to my comments it seems. And I suspect all are multiple IDs from the same one sad little idiot.

    Am I allowed to call you a sad little idiot ?

    Are you also ManuT? Who magically appeared out of nowhere to cheerlead for you? A user with all of 27 comments to its name ? How many usernames do you have on KB mate ?

    I’m expecting to see five instant downticks from all of your various KB accounts. Like the ‘office romance’ thread where you gave yourself five upticks and me five downticks. What the fuck is that about ? Pathetic.

    No doubt you’ll be watching me – that’s why you set up all of your accounts in the first place loser.

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  8. James Stephenson (2,083 comments) says:

    @LR&C – Julie Anne Genter?

    No, I have no idea how to fit that in either.

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  9. Reid (16,085 comments) says:

    I bet this practice doesn’t apply to our lounges.

    http://govtslaves.info/man-eats-free-one-year-airport/

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  10. flipper (3,811 comments) says:

    Can someone remind us all how much the Crown spent opposing Teina Pora’s application to have his case heard by the Privy Council ????

    All monies expropriated from powerless taxpayers – notwithstanding the concerns publicly stated by the Police union.

    And how much will the smart alecs in crown Law spend fighting a lost cause in London later this year ???

    And how much will they spend in a now (because of the reprehensible actions of DS Grantham et al) fruitless pursuit of Lundy ???? In stating/asking that, I make no comment on his guilt or innocence.

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  11. Pete George (23,257 comments) says:

    More examples of how the silver fern has been an integral part of our military past: Silver fern is NZ history

    And for those who were happy with a fern but want more colour and the Southern Cross retained this Kyle Lockwood design is probably the best balance – http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1391074199/042/9669042.jpg

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  12. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    flash – I’d love to offer you some recompense for my actions. I’m truly and deeply very sorry. Truly. I really mean it. I really really do. My most humble apologies. I take it all back. Every last bitter and angry twisted word. Swear words are just dreadful, you really hit the nail on the head there – my goodness – no-one with an IQ over 40 swears like a sailor. I wholeheartedly agree with you now. Changed my mind completely. Thanks for the enlightenment. I was probably having a bad day. I had the rag. Can you get to Wellington buddy ? I won’t feel like it’s all been put right until I can shake your hand in person and beg for your divine forgiveness.

    Gee – I’d really really love to meet you in person, face to face, so that I can show sincerely just how genuinely very very sorry I am that you took offence to my comments while attempting to cause an equal level of offence in return.

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  13. RRM (9,630 comments) says:

    Pete George you were asking about inacessibility of kiwiblog recently on yesterday’s G.D.?

    I couldn’t get onto m.kiwiblog on wednesday, kept getting “502 bad gateway”.

    And our home pc was so slow as to be unusable on tuesday (or was it wednesday) a.m. early, no Idea what was going on… maybe we were hijacked for the whale oil DoS…?

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  14. Peter (1,662 comments) says:

    Get a room.

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  15. peterwn (3,204 comments) says:

    See:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/10605328/EU-has-secret-plan-for-police-to-remote-stop-cars.html

    Answer to high speed police chases? (This was reprinted this morning’s Dom-Post, but I cannot find it on Stuff). The idea has not been received too well in UK but I wonder if it would get a more favourable reception in NZ ?

    One of the downsides mentioned was what would happen if a car doing 110kph was accidentally stopped on M1 and a truck plowed into it. Another downside is it would not prevent the situation where someone drives off at high speed just because he sees a cop.

    So the idea probably will not fly in UK.

    Perhaps speed governors set to 120kph (to give an emergency overtaking margin) might help, but not in urban areas.

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  16. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    And back on topics of the day…..

    If I was Cam yeah death threats aren’t cool but let’s face it – if no-one’s trying to fuck your site off the net you’re nothing.

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  17. stephieboy (2,493 comments) says:

    flipper, while it might be argued the Crown has wasted taxpayers money ( a highly dubious proposition in my view ) it is bound by its constitutional role to ensure that the Law and rule of Law is upheld . Do we release automatically anyone tried and convicted because they or their supporters proclaim thus.?
    Not every PC decision is necessarily correct one as the Bain case amply demonstrates. As DPF noted with the Lundy appeal, there appears to both a serial killer still afoot with a cult of innocence running rampant, the Teina Pora case not withstanding.

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  18. flipper (3,811 comments) says:

    stephieboy (442 comments) says:

    January 31st, 2014 at 9:16 am
    ***

    So this lunatic knows more than the five (5) Law Lords who heard the case?
    AND HE KNOWS MORE than one PC member who is widely described in judicial/legal circles as ” the greatest living Justice.”

    And I make no mention of David Binnie who is held in the highest esteem by the International Commission of Jurists, but not by a certain second rate tax lawyer and “stephieboy”.

    Grow up sonny!

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  19. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    I suspect that’s flash – all of my comments got multiple downticks at the same time. And flash got multiple upticks.

    flash – you are showing yourself up to be one really really pathetic little internet muppet. It’s fucking obvious it’s you doing it clown. Fucking obvious. Who on earth do you think you’re fooling ?

    Using your multiple accounts for multiple voting – just like the office romance thread. Mate – it’s sad kiddie shit – really :) :)

    Holly is predicting an instant five downticks from flash on this comment. Let’s see…..

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  20. stephieboy (2,493 comments) says:

    Flipper calm down ,there old son.
    The Privy Council is made up undoubtedly up of some fine nimble mine legal minds but no less or no more than those on our Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. or the US Supreme Court for that matter.They are all human and can err making decisions based on the evidence and facts before them.
    Fortunately you did not mention ” David ” Binnie ( I Understand it was Ian?, but stand to be corrected. ) who again is held in the highest esteem etc.
    But that did not prevent his “fatally flawed “report been dumped and for very sound reasons as we’ve all subsequently learnt.

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  21. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    Generally any given comment that attracts a lot of red ticks accumulates them slowly and randomly. They have to be particularly unpopular to rack up a lot in a hurry. And the increase is not clustered around one given number of downvotes – in this case exactly five at a time, given to one set of comments at the same time. Sadly, I’ve observed normally distributed voting patterns on KB.

    It was five at a time on the office romance thread flash. And there’s been a few ‘five votes at a time’ on this thread. Do you have some kind of alert that notifies you to a given user’s comments on this website ?

    Can anyone else tell me if that’s possible to have alerts set up for a given user to be notified when another given user comments ? So they can then stalk them like pathetic little lowlives ?

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  22. dirty harry (444 comments) says:

    An out of touch MP..

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9668916/Ministerial-credit-card-spending-revealed

    “Groser racked up the $18,200 bill between October 2 and November 1.”

    ” He also spent $152.03 at Aries Wine Depot in Warsaw in July, and sat down with his private secretary to a US$302 dinner at Ristorante La Perla in Washington. ”

    Groser defended his spending, saying he was ‘‘absolutely’’ comfortable, and was confident it was ‘‘both within the rules and the spirit’’.

    The arrogance…the sense of entitlement..we pay you very well Mr Groser..why could you not blow the dust and cobwebs from your wallet and maybe shout your secretary dinner instead of using my money.

    Parasite.

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  23. iMP (2,330 comments) says:

    FLAG THAT! Susan Devoy is right: there is no real desire to change our current historic flag (reflecting history, culture and geography) and we will never all agree sufficiently on one new design to justify replacing the old flag.

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  24. dime (9,634 comments) says:

    dirty harry – its an interesting one.

    personally i wouldnt approve of $150 being spent wine shopping on the company credit card.. the words “youre fucking kidding arent ya” would be spoken.

    a dinner with a staff member costing $300? depends.. how often? end of a successful overseas trip? sure. shit happens

    he did manage to choose an expensive hotel! 7k US for the week (2 rooms). then again, “hi im the trade minister for NZ, im staying at rays motel & diner” doesnt cut it.

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  25. flipper (3,811 comments) says:

    dirty harry (39 comments) says:

    January 31st, 2014 at 9:47 am

    *****

    J H Christ on a Bike…

    Ever been to Washington Harry?
    Ever been to Europe?
    Ever been to the UK?
    Ever stayed in a top line hotel where ALL diplomats from ALL nations stay, Harry?
    Clearly you do not know shit from clay.

    Do you not recall, Harry, that Bron Bishop, Aust Min of Foreign Affairs, cut her delegation to the bone when she learned the budget for her attending the UN was more than $A250,000 ???????

    You, Harry, are just an ignorant arsehole who would do well crawl up your own.

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  26. slightlyrighty (2,499 comments) says:

    Let’s summarise.

    One week back in parliament, and the Greens and Labour have taken a bit of a hammering.

    The Greens big policy announcement was Nurses in low decile schools and schools as one stop shops to access social services. Of course they didn’t know or didn’t care that under National social workers are already attached to low decile schools and 300 registered nurses are also attached to low decile schools already.

    The week ended for the Greens with Turei labelling a party with Hekia Parata, Claudette Hauiti and Paula Bennett as a racist party, in the same week that NZ had it’s first pacifika cabinet member appointed. Go figure.

    Labour, in the same week, completely fucked up a major policy launch, threatened to close down Facebook, labelled those on $150000 as being in need of government support, had to clarify it’s baby bonus several times, and ended the week with it’s leader getting snippy at the media for having the temerity to ask him questions.

    And it’s week one folks…..

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  27. ChardonnayGuy (1,179 comments) says:

    Gritting my teeth, I waded into the mire that is the tragic tabloid gutter glossy (Investigrunt). Lo and behold, what did I see but an interview with Colin Craig. Or rather, a piece of spinmeistery from Wishart. We learn that CC is actually also concerned about leaky buildings (as he made his fortune in property development), seems to want a referendum on genetically modified crops (!!!-after all this time without cataclysmic events???) and engaged in copious rhetoric against large business interests as opposed to small businesses, as well as some indeterminate candyfloss about ‘rewarding innovation’ and a ‘balanced budget’. And he states that he’s open to a possible coalition with Labour, as long as it kowtows to him about binding citizens referenda. Apart from sympathetic noises about charter schools and welfare policy, this guy seems to be an opportunist. And moreover, why isn’t he costing Conservative policies???

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  28. Viking2 (11,242 comments) says:

    How to beech a liner.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/9670407/This-is-how-you-ground-a-ferry

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  29. doggone7 (751 comments) says:

    igm: “I sure hope good Aucklanders stay away from anything advertised on Tv3… drowning us with this low specimen of humanity?”

    So TV3 is pathetic and Brown is a low specimen. And if Brown’s not in the news he’s the great disappearing mayor. If he’s not front and centre everyday saying something about what he’s doing in the job he’s a slacker. If he’s not fronting on issues like cycling in the city and the attendant problems he’s ignoring a clear problem. If he’s not overtly involved in finding out about the transport/roading mess he’s turning a blind eye.

    It’s election year so get used to the rubbish tv moments manufactured for the electorate. When someone comes up with an item worse than Rodney Hide and the donkey there can be some surprise.

    It’ll obviously take until that time for a lot of people to get over the fact that the person they didn’t vote for got in as Auckland mayor.

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  30. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    ChardonnayGuy – just BTW it’s easy to see Colin is pro-smacking. Just look at how he’s smacking the PM like a little bitch with the public backing him on a few issues :)

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  31. dirty harry (444 comments) says:

    aw Flipper…get ya fin off it. You miss the point of what I was saying.

    Now , run along and let the adults discuss.

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  32. Chuck Bird (4,747 comments) says:

    Has anyone been listening to Leighton Smith where a mother rang in about a school rang up about a school that arranged for a mid term abortion for her 15 year old daughter and she did not find out for almost a year later due to her daughter’s behavioral problems? Just like smacking this is another example of the state undermining parental authority.

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  33. dirty harry (444 comments) says:

    lol..I know what your saying Dime..but 300 US for a dinner for himself and his secretary , what did he eat , gold plated lobster?
    Why couldnt he go to Hooters and have a burger and ribs FFS.

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  34. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    kowtow (6,206 comments) says:

    January 31st, 2014 at 8:02 am
    Multiculturalism……”all we want is a little accomodation”,……..yeah right.

    Christians in Jerusalem want Jews to stop spitting on them

    The clergyman prefered not to lodge a complaint with the police and told an acquaintance that he was used to being spat at by Jews. Many Jerusalem clergy have been subjected to abuse of this kind. For the most part, they ignore it but sometimes they cannot.

    http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/christians-in-jerusalem-want-jews-to-stop-spitting-on-them-1.137099

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  35. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    The Jerusalem Post

    Mouths filled with hatred

    .” Since then, the nun, who didn’t want to be identified, recalls being spat at three different times by young national Orthodox Jews on Jaffa Road, three different times by haredi youth near Mea She’arim and once by a young Jewish woman from her second-story window in the Old City’s Jewish Quarter. But the spitting incidents weren’t the worst, she said – the worst was the time she was walking down Jaffa Road and a group of middle-aged haredi men coming her way pointed wordlessly to the curb, motioning her to move off the sidewalk to let them pass, which she did. “That made me terribly sad,” said the nun,

    http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Mouths-filled-with-hatred

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  36. Nostalgia-NZ (5,025 comments) says:

    Flipper: stephieboy/girl, which ever way the wind blows has now elevated itself to being in a position of offering critical analysis of the PC, when only a week or so ago was asking when the Bain appeal was taking place on the JR despite the JR not having been heard, the nutty sisters are still what they use to be.

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  37. wikiriwhis business (3,883 comments) says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvLDxpGIiq8

    Keiser Report: Endless Fiat money supply

    In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss populations trading economic sovereignty for an endless supply of fiat lottery tickets which somehow always come up losers and the water cannon of financial fraud making its way to the UK in preparation for austerity protests. In the second half, Max interviews Dr. Clive Peedell, co-leader of National Health Action Party, who claims that David Cameron has, indeed, begun privatizing the National Health Service if you were to use the definition by the World Health Organization. They discuss the impossibility of ever having a market in healthcare where there is always going to be an asymmetry of information between doctor and patient (or, ‘customer,’ in the case of privatization

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  38. flipper (3,811 comments) says:

    Heh Nosty-NZ

    Yep, I feel a smidgeon (just a tiny iddle bit) of sorrow for them. :-)

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  39. dirty harry (444 comments) says:

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    Hmmm…10 taxpayers who dont mind being rorted up the khyber..ah well ya get the govt ya deserve

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  40. dave_c_ (217 comments) says:

    Unbelievable – Obviously the Police 111 phone line can now be used for not only ‘emerency’ calls, but ‘non emergency’ calls
    The poor bugger who was being assaulted by rocks being thrown at his house, determined that this was not an emnergency, so rang the local Police number, but was cut off 3 times (no one home)
    When he finally managed to get in touch with the Police, not only were they not prepared to attempt to locate the criminal, he was told that he should have called the 111 number !
    Fucking unbelievebale – no wonder there is so little respect for the Police !
    As a child we teach the children 111 is ONLY for emergencies ! Whats going on here ?

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  41. Komata (1,140 comments) says:

    Viking 2

    Re: the ‘grounding of the ferry’ (thanks for the clip BTW).

    Despite the ‘sensational’ pics’, what you saw was standard procedure in such places. The ships are going to be cut up ‘in situ’ and will never be going to go to sea again. As such, it is absolutely essential that they be ‘beached’ as far up the beach as possible, so that the cut-up ‘bits’ can be removed as quickly as possible – either by human effort, or by use of bulldozers and cranes.

    Standard procedure is to effectively get as the ship moving as fast as possible as it approaches the shore, the intention being that when it hits the beach, its momentum carries it up as far as it can.

    What you saw was a very carefully-planned operation, with an experienced helmsmen at the wheel, acting under orders from an equally-experienced pilot. The Ferry was placed in the exact spot where it was intended to be. It looked impressive, but to the locals is ‘routine’.

    The sounding of the ship’s horn is traditional and is considered to be the ‘final action’ in a vessel’s life. Its ‘final breath’ if you will.

    Give it six months, and nothing of the ferry will remain.

    BTW: The Turks are IMHO only amateurs compared to what the Indians and Pakistani’s are doing in respect of ship-dismantling . Goodling ‘Indian ship-breaking’ may be of interest – especially the area around Gadani, Pakistan.

    Again, thanks.

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  42. Ashley Schaeffer (439 comments) says:

    dave_c_ (198 comments) says:
    January 31st, 2014 at 10:52 am
    Unbelievable – Obviously the Police 111 phone line can now be used for not only ‘emerency’ calls, but ‘non emergency’ calls
    The poor bugger who was being assaulted by rocks being thrown at his house, determined that this was not an emnergency, so rang the local Police number, but was cut off 3 times (no one home)

    The guy determined wrong. It was an emergency and he had every right to call 111.
    If someone or someones are throwing rocks at my place and breaking windows, of course I’m calling 111 – it’s an attack where injury could result. If you determine it’s not safe enough to walk outside your front door because you might get hit by a rock, then you call 111.

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  43. Pete George (23,257 comments) says:

    @iMPSusan Devoy is right: there is no real desire to change our current historic flag
    What’s that based on? Cherry picked opinion? Here is more opinion:

    Now is the right time to look at choosing a fresh flag, Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae says.

    And…

    Former governor-general Dame Cath Tizard said it was time to get on with changing the flag and a referendum should go out with general election papers, asking voters if they supported a change. Those who did should then choose from one of six options, which would give the Government a guideline.

    “Identifying modern New Zealand with a flag is not rejecting the values, contributions and sacrifices of the past,” she said.

    The nation should not wait to become a republic or for the Queen to die before changing the flag, a sentiment shared by the monarch, she said.

    “I’ve discussed this with the Queen and she said these things were a matter for New Zealand itself to decide – she’s quite sanguine on these issues.”

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9669046/Lets-just-get-on-and-do-it-says-Mateparae

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  44. Pete George (23,257 comments) says:

    This highlights the current flag confusion and lack of identity problems –
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfQYSI9CUAESr7m.jpg

    Thirty flags with the Jack.

    Nineteen Blue flags with the Jack in the top left corner like ours.

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  45. BananaLama (5 comments) says:

    I seriously hope we don’t have a black pirate flag with a white feather for an emblem.

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  46. dime (9,634 comments) says:

    “Why couldnt he go to Hooters and have a burger and ribs FFS.” – fuckin a!

    unless he ate their the first 6 nights :D

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  47. stephieboy (2,493 comments) says:

    Kea. Ultra Orthodox Jews spitting on Christians In Israel. ? Yes not very nice at all but it sure doesn’t beat the butchering of e.g Lee Rigby in Woolwich , UK last year,

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2517389/Moment-police-shoot-men-murdered-soldier-Lee-Rigby-Woolwich.html

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  48. stephieboy (2,493 comments) says:

    Nostalgia-NZ (4,414 comments) says:
    January 31st, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Are you saying that the round 2 of the Judicial review expected to be heard later this year has now been cancelled.??

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  49. Reid (16,085 comments) says:

    This highlights the current flag confusion and lack of identity problems

    No-one has those issues Pete. Except possibly you and your employer. One imagines your weekly catchup sessions are a barrel of laughs. Lots of windmills and galloping and braying, one imagines.

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  50. Rowan (2,005 comments) says:

    Stiffyboy, You should become a court of appeal or supreme court judge, that way you can play judge and jury with the evidence you clearly don’t understand much, like Justice Tipping back in 2003, the case is so ‘straightforward’ that the crown experts can’t even agree on the evidence, yet an arrogant amateur like yourself clearly knows way more than them not to mention the 5 law lords at the PC.
    You are a dunce Stiffy and have no clue!

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  51. goldnkiwi (1,145 comments) says:

    Speaking of ‘arrogant’ wannabes!!! lol I can think of one or two that should a)not be acknowledged, b) shouldn’t be given air. ;)

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  52. big bruv (13,548 comments) says:

    Does Wallace Chapman’s show on Radio live count as electioneering for the Labour party and the stinking greens?

    Chapman would have the worst example of white guilt syndrome that I have ever heard.

    Today we are subject to the air waves being polluted by the disgusting Jacinda Adern. Adern is a practiced liar and another of the Labour MP’s who has not done a real job in her life.

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  53. Rowan (2,005 comments) says:

    Flipper
    I think Malcolm Burgess should present the crown case against Pora to the law lords. Then he can argue that “Pora has been convicted by 2 juries, so legally it is not possible that Pora is innocent”, this would be a laugh. This should be a straightforward one, there is no case against Pora and the conviction should be quashed with no retrial. Even most of the amateurs here seem to acknowledge his innocence.

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  54. Manolo (13,514 comments) says:

    How more wasteful can it get? http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/30/obamacare-for-137m-get-richard-simmons-in-lurid-web-stream/

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  55. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    stephieboy, I think we can both agree that religion is harmful ?

    Individuals theists are often okay people. Some of Kea’s mates are firm theists and one is a minister. But I am talking about the big picture.

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  56. flipper (3,811 comments) says:

    Hi Rowan….

    Quite agree on that dunderhead Burgess.

    The thing that really pisses me off, as one of my lecturers was fond if telling me, ” even a farmer’s wife with a Standard 4 education…” would know with what has transpired on Pora the crown has not got a snowball’s chance in hell of winning this at the PC…just as they will not win if they finally go ahead with Lundy.

    A disgusting WASTE OF MONEY – OUR MONEY.

    And before anyone accuses me of using clichés…. well, cliches are clichés…because, invariably, they are TRUE.

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  57. doggone7 (751 comments) says:

    Chuck Bird;

    If you were in the school would you have tried to encourage the girl to talk to her parents, or simply got in touch with the parents and told them?
    Is the school’s responsibility to the child first or the parents? If the kid had accused the parents of abusing her would you have got in touch with the parents first, later, not at all or someone else?

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  58. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    You are a dunce Stiffy and have no clue!

    This can not be the same Rowan who writes angry & abusive rants at the sweet and mild Kea, advising him that other peoples opinions should not be questioned and abuse should not be used. Because that would be very two faced, if it were the same guy !

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  59. dime (9,634 comments) says:

    Matt Henry in the black caps today.

    What do we know about him?

    is he 140km/h? or a pie throwing 130k bowler?

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  60. Ashley Schaeffer (439 comments) says:

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11194809

    Like most parents, we pay our children’s school fees, but if our school sent home “paid” tags that could be attached to the kids bags, clothes or whatever, I would be telling the school where to stick their fees. What kind of an asshole conceives of such an idea which can only serve to humiliate kids who aren’t responsible for the choices their parents make? Might as well make the non-payers wear a star on their shirt or something.

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  61. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    20kms in 1:35’59″ – far out….I’m glad that shit’s over. I saw a certain blog God was celebrating cracking a single 5 min km. Try keeping it up every single km for 20 in a row. Or 30. Sorry – I had to throw that one in there – will try to cease and desist.

    Ok – issues –

    (1) Do they use peanut butter to get Toni Street’s mouth to contort in the same pleasing manner as Mr Ed or does she somehow perform that impressive motion without the use of high voltage electricity being pumped into her jaw ?

    (2) Flag. Change it. Union Jack outdated. Too similar to Aussie one. If you have to point out the differences to outsiders – it’s failed the same way a joke that needs explaining does. Soldiers died so everyone didn’t end up speaking German – not for a flag.

    (3) Paul Henry. Thankfully someone on TV who’s not a crowd-pleasing crony serving up crusty cruddy claptrap crap from their trap.

    (4) Compulsory bicycle hi-viz vests. Yep – because that will be interesting watching the same number of riders snuffed out all wearing dayglo highlighters.

    Right – I ran 20 – so that’s worth 20 downticks – one for every km. Come on – I’ve earned those f*****s !! I’ve even starred out the word fuckers for you, what more could you possibly ask for, huh ?? :)

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  62. Rowan (2,005 comments) says:

    Based on looking at all the various rants throughout GD, I wonder where all the angry and abusive rants come from? Also if we were to look at Keas abusive posts and trolling, would anyone else consider him to be ‘sweet and mild’ ?
    The two faced troll on KB is actually none other than yours truly, Kea the Bird Brain.
    Your level of arrogance is astonishing!

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  63. Ashley Schaeffer (439 comments) says:

    doggone7 (375 comments) says:
    January 31st, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    If you were in the school would you have tried to encourage the girl to talk to her parents, or simply got in touch with the parents and told them?

    You get in touch with the parents. It’s not the school’s responsibility to be arranging abortions.

    Is the school’s responsibility to the child first or the parents?

    The parents.

    If the kid had accused the parents of abusing her would you have got in touch with the parents first, later, not at all or someone else?

    The Police.

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  64. big bruv (13,548 comments) says:

    Dime

    From what I hear he is a steak and cheese man sadly.

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  65. Rowan (2,005 comments) says:

    Flipper
    The crown have committed to retrying Lundy which will be going ahead in June, They don’t have a hope in hell, athough no idea whether Lundy is guilty or not, the evidence is just that weak that they have no chance.
    I expect it to end up like the train wreck that is the crown case against Bain, the tax lawyer will probably use one of her hired guns to write a written to perscription essay on why Lundy shouldn’t be compensated, remind you of anything? This is before we even get started on Pora. What do you think would be suitable compensation for Pora for 20 years inside? would have to be around $5m IMO

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  66. Rowan (2,005 comments) says:

    Don’t understand the logic behind the makeup of the blackcaps eleven for this game, Never even heard of Matt Henry, Anderson had his ‘rest’ in Hamilton so why he he not playing? Neesham is hopeless and offers nothing with bat or ball, surely there is better options out there!

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  67. dime (9,634 comments) says:

    bruv – bugga!

    Rowan – maybe anderson has done enough to earn his huge payday, no point in jeopardising it with a bad performance? which, if it was the case, would be FUCKED

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  68. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Rowan, please try and make your point in a civil fashion. People are entitled their views without being abused by you. Even people who dislike Familicide and mass murder generally.

    Please receive my comments in the constructive manner they are intended.

    Peace :)

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  69. nickb (3,675 comments) says:

    Hopefully Martin “The Wall” Guptill can get a more positive start today and take pressure off Ryder…Appalling at getting singles and rotating the strike

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  70. Chuck Bird (4,747 comments) says:

    “Chuck Bird;

    If you were in the school would you have tried to encourage the girl to talk to her parents, or simply got in touch with the parents and told them? ”

    @doggone7

    I heard the woman on air. Did you? In this particular case I would have of course strongly encouraged the girl to contact her parents. There is not way I would have arranged the abortion.

    In regards your second question there may be very rare circumstances involving different cultures where it may be best not to tell the parents. I have heard of “honour” killings. In such case there should be immediate access to the Family Court.

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  71. big bruv (13,548 comments) says:

    nickb

    Have you been drinking?

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  72. MH (682 comments) says:

    what rhymes LR & Centre.

    There was a bloke Left Right and Centre
    He’s back in where once could not enter
    Served his ‘debt to society’
    For his impropriety
    So DPF chucked him out along with his placenta

    dementia,magenta,denture.censure

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  73. flipper (3,811 comments) says:

    Hi again Rowan….

    I am totally unsure on Lundy, but the evidence that remains, as the PC observed, raises questions.

    But are they big enough to get a guilty verdict given what has gone on? Your description of the train wreck seems apt.
    I live in hope that they (Crown Law) will see sense and withdraw. But is too much to hope. When he is found not guilty, as you rightly observe, it will be Bain in drag. Collins only hope of avoiding a major scandal is to call it quits on both cases, then bring in a CCRC to look at other cases.

    Pora…. given that the poor bugger will be incarcerated for a further six or more months, $5 million, perhaps a bit more(?), does sound about right. It is a pity that some or all of those responsible cannot be required to meet a goodly portion of the total.

    Off to the cricket TV :-)

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  74. Rowan (2,005 comments) says:

    Kea
    All my points are very tame in comparison to yourself, you are one to talk about abuse and complain about others, you seem to think that you should be treated as ‘special’ and that other standards apply to everyone else but you, but in reality you are nothing but an abusive troll.

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  75. nickb (3,675 comments) says:

    nickb

    Have you been drinking?

    Currently 1 off 15 balls while Ryder is 1 off 3….

    He’s converted 2 innings into decent scores but he has also had some 5 runs from 25 balls type innings…sure he looks in good form and is probably our best limited overs opener, but is it too much to expect to get a few singles to take pressure off?

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  76. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    Rowan, Trolls are not real just like David Bain’s innocence.

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  77. Rowan (2,005 comments) says:

    Cheers Flipper,
    Might do likewise, am hoping that Jesse Ryder can cash in on one of his fast starts, about 20 seems to be the standard offering from him but hopefully he can kick on and get a good score.

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  78. Elaycee (4,331 comments) says:

    5 overs gone.
    Total: 10 runs.
    Ryder 6 off 13.
    Guptill 1 off 17!
    Ouch!

    Isn’t this supposed to be T20?

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  79. nickb (3,675 comments) says:

    Guptill has now faced 6.6% of all balls in NZ’s 50 overs for 1 run

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  80. dime (9,634 comments) says:

    Thats it marty! hold up one end! block the innings out hehe

    His strike rate usually comes good.. course if he gets out now it looks like a disaster.

    Ryder on a series high 13?! maybe he got a 20… hope he nails it today.

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  81. nickb (3,675 comments) says:

    Maybe they’re playing for their IPL contracts? If that’s the case then surely some boundaries are required as well, not carrying your bat for 28n.o.

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  82. big bruv (13,548 comments) says:

    nickb

    You do understand that this is an ODI and not a T20 game don’t you?

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  83. Pete George (23,257 comments) says:

    They can afford to try a different approach to the start, they have already probably exceeded their original goals for the series.

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  84. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    The excitement machine known as cricket is so riveting that if I accidentally caught a very small fraction of a nanosecond of it into the faintest recesses of my peripheral vision while blinking, I would slip into the deepest coma in the history of all that’s known to exist, from which state of limbo neither death nor life is any longer possible. Brendon McCullum could hit a six right into my googlies point blank followed by exhausting the national supply of bats breaking them in half on my bonce creating the world’s most expensive pile of high sheen firewood and all he’d score is a duck.

    Thanks MH – brilliant. I’m delegating all of my rhyming work to you from now on. Are you up for it ?

    Kea the Bird Brain. That’s some top shelf trash talk there. Really hurtful. That’s like paying off a taxi driver big bucks to step on it and they do no more than exactly 4km over the limit.

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  85. big bruv (13,548 comments) says:

    Ryder is the one who has been a crushing failure this series. He has not batted more than 26 balls in an innings.

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  86. mandk (872 comments) says:

    Ashley Schaeffer: “Might as well make the non-payers wear a star on their shirt or something”

    That was precisely my thought. Perhaps parents objecting to this stupidity should turn up at the school wearing yellow stars, whether or not they had paid.

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  87. big bruv (13,548 comments) says:

    ha ha!

    One of life’s great sporting joys is listening to “Rocking” Ron Snowden being part of the cricket commentary team.

    The man is so bad at the job that he has become compulsory listening, he is the Wellington equivalent of the appalling Allen McLaughlin.

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  88. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    For anyone interested in my training diet to help their exercise efforts, the latest fad was a menu that included porridge with banana and tinned peaches, tin of beetroot, creamed corn, jar of olives, 100g pick and mix sweets, 400g tinned salmon and a cucumber.

    You’ll be running like Popeye and with the wind-assisted backside turbo boost? Why, you’ll blow everyone else away. Literally.

    Of course I know no-one gives a shit what anyone else eats. Eat my dust. How’s that ? :)

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  89. nickb (3,675 comments) says:

    bruv – tune into this

    http://www.iheart.com/live/Radio-Sport-Extra-6218/?autoplay=true

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  90. dime (9,634 comments) says:

    “They can afford to try a different approach to the start, they have already probably exceeded their original goals for the series.”

    jesus, spoken like a lifelong under achiever

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  91. dime (9,634 comments) says:

    so umm 16 off 35 aint a good look! opps

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  92. Nostradamus (3,102 comments) says:

    Dime:

    Remember the third ODI in Auckland where NZ managed to snatch a tie from the jaws of victory?

    Cricinfo says:

    The New Zealand side look a little bitter as they trudge off the field of play, while the Indians seem to have realised what a lucky escape they have got out of this one. Jadeja has built on the good work of both Dhoni and Ashwin as India manage to tie this high-scoring thriller off the very last ball. New Zealand will be leaving with heavy hearts as they ponder just how they let this one go?

    As for Pete George:

    Pete George (20,796 comments) says:
    January 26th, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Nostalgia-NZ – that the Black Caps stuffed up their batting after a great start, made mistakes in the field and didn’t bowl well at times and still managed to draw is not a bad result over the world number one team.

    Thank goodness you’re not the Black Caps coach, Pete! :)

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  93. nickb (3,675 comments) says:

    so umm 16 off 35 aint a good look! opps

    The prosecution rests…:)

    Pete – maybe they should let the Indians win one to be fair?

    Luckily Williamson and Taylor are in god mode and will rebuild from here.

    I’m struggling to remember the last time a NZ batsman was in good a form those two are now. Maybe Guptill last year against Zimbabwe and SA (although then the tests rolled around and he got knocked back to reality lol)

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  94. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    LR&C the crackpot mystic calls it: He gives you visions…. of the future muhahahahahahaha…….

    2046….. John Key joins a very exclusive club of PMs to die in office at age 85 having won the last 13 general elections in a row. With the great Sir John’s last words he softly spoke of his great love for the Green Party and could never thank them enough for increasing National’s majority in proportion with National’s ever more generous financial donations to their election campaigns.

    Also Heil Helen takes over the UN in a coup and introduces a universal global lightbulb made from recycled materials and chemically altered wool strands (NZ’s sheep population will explode into the low 100s of millions) that burns brightly for 1 000 000 hours each with only the small downside of a 30 watt output. Nations that initially reject the bulbs will be reduced to a South Auckland state house level of living standards by concentration camp style trade sanctions until they agree to adopt them. A bright idea that saves the Earth at the very small cost of considerable eye strain.

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  95. nickb (3,675 comments) says:

    LRC – are you on crack?

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  96. dime (9,634 comments) says:

    LR&C – thats the first post of yours i could be assed reading today. quite funny :D

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  97. Pete George (23,257 comments) says:

    I didn’t mean anything like concede to the Indians – to the contrary, already having an excellent series win the Black Caps are in a position to take risks to push for a comprehensive result.

    The innings seems to be building nicely after a cautious start.

    Ryder (especially and Guptill haven’t done many great things themselves but have always made a start that hasn’t been disastrous giving the batsmen following a good chance to do well. And that’s been happening. Including today so far.

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  98. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    dime – throw enough mud at the wall…. It’s not Eddie Murphy Raw funny but hey…. what is ?

    nickb – I’m just a quacky quirky qwerty cracker ?? I’m shooting for crack-up, not shooting crack up. Are you trying to say my cheese might’ve slipped off its cracker ? I just slipped through the cracks – that’s all.

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  99. nasska (10,865 comments) says:

    Back came L R & C
    His debt paid to society
    Our man lost the plot
    Demerits he got
    They caused him to be absentee.

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  100. Nostradamus (3,102 comments) says:

    What would people say is a competitive first innings total for a ODI in Wellington?

    I’ve just been playing around with the statistics on Cricinfo. I can’t figure out how to find the average score for the team batting first, but from what I can make out, 250+ would be a pretty competitive score.

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  101. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    Heeeeeeeeeeey – nazzer !!!!!!!

    And I threw in an extra week for free too – I could’ve repassworded my ass out of hock in time for 20 Jan. I’m just far too kind and generous to the rest of humanity. Where’s my parade for being far far far too much and so damned cute with it ?

    Demerits are like motorbikes. You haven’t really joined the club until you’ve canned off. And I’ve crashed every type of vehicle there is and taken naps in most forms of moving metal.

    And the demerits are just like my old shitarse job driving large pieces of junk full of self-loading living dead cattle on two legs. They could’ve chucked me any old time they wanted – I was late every single day to work. 1, 2, 3 – you’re out of here. But I was late every single day for years. And the insults and banter has been going on here for ages – I’ve been around over a year now – nothing ever happened. It wasn’t like – Len Brown sex scandal level of shock – it was just – oh ok. Well that could’ve happened at any time and now it has. So – that’s fine, someone can spell out exactly where the line is for me.

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  102. Pete George (23,257 comments) says:

    250 looks too low. If either of these two stay in then they have to get well past 250 – and if they can the Indians could do it easily too – if we allow them to.

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  103. nasska (10,865 comments) says:

    ….” that’s fine, someone can spell out exactly where the line is for me.”….

    Handy hint…..usually when the “C” word comes up you’re sailing fairly close to the wind.

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  104. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    That was a lovely little shake. Now I’ve got to wait until late evening for the old ticker to calm down. Thanks a lot plate movements….

    I got the low rumble warning and then waiting for the shake bit is awesome fun. Like watching someone take a swing at ya instead of just getting blindsided.

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  105. Nostradamus (3,102 comments) says:

    Left Right and Centre:

    From Geonet:

    Public Id: 2014p081478
    NZDT: Friday, January 31 2014 at 4:31:52 pm
    Maximum intensity ?: light
    Depth: 36 km
    Magnitude: 3.6
    Location: 10 km north of Wellington

    Harden up lad! :)

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  106. Maggy Wassilieff (310 comments) says:

    Missed the quake here in Island Bay…… but I’ve got my bag packed with warm woollies just in case there’s more to come.

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  107. PhilP (158 comments) says:

    to nasska & johnboy,

    I have been reliably informed that “the bridesmaid” stigie is out of action for the weekend living it up at a wedding in Queen Charlotte Sound, some luxury resort. Just in case you were wondering or not.

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  108. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    Nosty – yeah, but it’s when you know that *something* is coming – you just don’t know what. You’ve time enough time to coil up like a spring with anticipation of the earth doing a booty dance…..

    This joint did the old jailhouse rock. It didn’t shake it much… but that’s like David Tua telling you it can’t really hurt because he wasn’t putting any effort into landing a left hook to your jaw….

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  109. nasska (10,865 comments) says:

    ….”“the bridesmaid” stigie is out of action for the weekend living it up at a wedding in Queen Charlotte Sound”…..

    He must be amassing an incredible wardrobe of dresses PhilP! Could have decided to go pro. :)

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  110. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    nazzer – you are indeed as always the wise wizened wizard, a wheal whizz….

    I got booted because of some kind of weirdo internet stalker slime that oozed into the place setting up multiple accounts so they could tell me just how much they loved me. Of course this idiot is going to do whatever they can to get rid of me. Pretending to be lots of different people, hello ?? Yeah – I’m the one with a problem. Setting up multiple accounts initially to target one other KB user. Yeah – I’m the one with the problem.

    On the office romance thread my numerous posts were showing that this idiot, with who knows how many accounts, was adding multiple downvotes to each post. I don’t give a shit about downvotes – it matters only that it shows how pathetic this twerp is. Claiming that I’m a monster while pretending to be different people. Good one.

    So what – can a user have as many accounts on here as they want ? Can I have ten different usernames and accounts and post using all of them at one time and pretend they’re all different people ?

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  111. nasska (10,865 comments) says:

    LR&C

    I don’t know exactly how it’s done but “Petal”, one of the mods on Whale’s blog posted this last year (8 June):

    ….”The only thing that ever amused me was redbaiter leaving a comment, and within 10 minutes he would have 15 upvotes, when it takes an hour or so for anyone else to accumulate that many. It was when he started saying he was the most popular and publicly supported commenter as “proven” by his accumulated upvotes that it was time to expose him. Yes, it can be rigged. Easily so. You want upvotes? Go for broke. Just having 4 browsers will get you 3, and that’s before you do anything more exciting than that like use your tablet and phone as well. I found it amusing he decided to trade on it. Of course, he didn’t like to be called on it, asking if I thought he would really do that on purpose. I replied in the positive, as it was very obviously rigged (unless he has a few dozen acolytes on stand-by at all times). His ability to “outperform” any of the prolific and genuinely popular commenters by a factor of 3-4, and to do so not throughout the day but within 20 minutes of posting was a little too odd for it to be believable. “……

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  112. stephieboy (2,493 comments) says:

    Kea (10,080 comments) says:
    January 31st, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Rowan, Trolls are not real just like David Bain’s innocence.

    Post of the day, IMHO.!

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  113. dime (9,634 comments) says:

    “One of life’s great sporting joys is listening to “Rocking” Ron Snowden being part of the cricket commentary team.

    The man is so bad at the job that he has become compulsory listening, he is the Wellington equivalent of the appalling Allen McLaughlin.”

    so there Dime was.. driving home.. listening to this idiot. it went something like this:

    “Hes hit it, here we go, a catch coming up! and hessssssssssss dropped it!!! (at this point im thinking fuck yeah)… hes dropped 100 grand!”

    that was his commentary of a 6! prat!

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  114. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    Nasska – exactly. It’s the internet. And….. yep.. it’s the internet. So for me I’m shut down by an actual troll with multiple accounts who doesn’t give a single fuck about this site or anyone or anything on it really – just wants to take me down. Cool.

    I suppose 59 comments isn’t actually a bad effort starting on November 8 for someone who probably couldn’t care less and has no real interest in the place. Wow – that’s even only slightly less than one comment per day on average. Cranking them out like nobody’s business.

    I’d already seen the Redbaiter upvote thing but you’ve just hit it out of the park so thanks for that. Shit you’re useful mate. You’re like no. 8 wire or something. KB duct tape – just wrap your brain around shit and watch it keep ticking along forever and a day.

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  115. nickb (3,675 comments) says:

    Just tried to turn on 1 News for the first time in years. Wanted to see some of the Tolley v Turei inane catfight, and especially Crusher weighing in.

    I get to the third story which is of some feral looking woman whining that her brat might be bullied because she doesn’t have a tag for paying her school donations. Ms Hillbilly is concerned this “will reflect badly on her as a parent”.

    Of course it reflects badly on you?! I sympathise to the extent politicians proclaim us to have “free” education but you are really just doing your kids and your kids’ school/teachers a disservice by being a tight arse or not being able to afford it…schools aren’t profitable corporates you know?

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  116. nasska (10,865 comments) says:

    LR&C

    One of the idiosyncrasies of Kiwiblog is the political & theological tendencies of many of those who comment here & even those who vote on those comments.

    Our host is of a socially liberal & fiscally conservative bent & as such, an easy fit within the National Party yet his blog attracts religious fruitloops & conservonutters by the hundreds. Even DPF himself is regularly attacked by them on the basis that he is too liberal.

    If you want your “Karma” scores to always be positive may I suggest…..

    1) Think of the most outlandish piece of conservoshit you can think of & push it hard. eg all beneficiaries should be stoned to death would do the trick.

    2) Learn to love Baby Jesus….never under any circumstances say anything vaguely positive about another religious grouping or deny the existence of an imaginary Skydaddy.

    3) Always type the name of Our Saviour, Colin Craig, with your head bowed & reverence in your heart, for he is The Great Messiah sent to save us all from the degenerate heathens.

    OR you could always do what I do & extend two fingers to those who know better than me how to live my life. Your “Karma” score will be as bad as mine but at least you can face tomorrow with a smile. :)

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  117. Steve (North Shore) (4,518 comments) says:

    TV1 News is not News – it is moaning leftie bullshit.
    Nick – go have a lay down and think about what you have done. Then tune back into Kiwiblog and WhaleOil for the real News

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  118. Steve (North Shore) (4,518 comments) says:

    And now for something different.
    Len Brown will be at the Chinese/Korean New Year Festival at Northcote Town Center tomorrow.
    Don’t be late Len, I am waiting for you to grandstand yourself

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  119. Gulag1917 (788 comments) says:

    Some Australian satire

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  120. Longknives (4,671 comments) says:

    “Len Brown will be at the Chinese/Korean New Year Festival at Northcote Town Center tomorrow”

    I bet he will- we all know the masturbating mayor is quite partial to eating Chinese…

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  121. PhilP (158 comments) says:

    @ nasska
    “He must be amassing an incredible wardrobe of dresses PhilP! Could have decided to go pro”

    Bet he looks quite pretty in them too! Not sure if his wife will let him go pro nasska.

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  122. nickb (3,675 comments) says:

    Longknives – are you saying he is a cunning linguist?

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  123. Nostradamus (3,102 comments) says:

    What a joke.

    Hard questions thrown at Len Brown

    Auckland Mayor Len Brown’s family values in the wake of his affair were questioned today during a public question and answer session in Pukekohe.

    At the Mayor in the Chair event, Auckland businessman Rick Splinter questioned him on the controversy of the Sky City room upgrades – and the integrity of his ”family values”.

    ”My family values are between me and my family,” Brown replied, who until then had escaped any tough questions on his personal life.

    ”But I voted for you because of your family values,” a woman interrupted from the library floor before turning and leaving.

    On the other hand:

    But there was also support for Brown during the afternoon’s discussions.

    Karl Flavell, of Waiuku and a representative for local iwi, urged the mayor to take care of the Manukau Harbour, to ensure environmental balance in the wake of heavy localised growth.

    Flavell came away feeling positive, after Brown promised a visit to the marae to see the iwi’s concerns first hand.

    ”Yeah, I think the mayor is back on track, and he’s moving forward. He’s ready to lead the waka.”

    I wonder how Flavell would have responded if Brown had invited him to visit the Ngati Whatua room instead. Would “moving forward” and “leading the waka” have a different meaning in that context? :)

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  124. PhilP (158 comments) says:

    @ nasska,

    The Bridesmaid says it’s a lovely spot for a wedding!

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  125. Samuel Smith (276 comments) says:

    @big burv – Jones still better than Williamson?

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  126. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    nasska – I think about the smile option and then I think…mmmm….I don’t think so and take the ‘stay in bed blank expression of who gives a shit’ option.

    Great post – of course a fanboy would say that.

    Do you know what would be cool ? If it turned out there were really two Gods called Adam and Steve. Obviously both bent as boomerangs and camp as anything. That would be what I call a plot twist. All the lovely fresh arrivals to heaven will have no trouble showing their loving respect for a happy couple.

    You know nazz – what is it with you ? Every 60+ talkback caller has the same punchdrunk sad cracking shaky voiced last legs drone and carbon copy shared collective socially-programmed brainfart outdated bollocky set of dinosaur views. How do you manage to be as old as fuck and yet so utterly unlike the 99.9% of cloney crones of your generation ? Do you sometimes feel like Darwin would have ? :)

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  127. RF (1,341 comments) says:

    I see that Mickey Mouse type person .. You know the page boy for the silent t who is also known as the greasy fella in the pin stripe suit.. Is doing a moan about the media using unflattering photos of their great white hope. For gods sake he is not an oil painting with his stupid I know better than you smirk.

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  128. nasska (10,865 comments) says:

    ….”How do you manage to be as old as fuck and yet so utterly unlike the 99.9% of cloney crones of your generation ?”….

    Grandchildren. :)

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  129. nasska (10,865 comments) says:

    AN 18-YEAR-OLD girl brings her boyfriend home from uni and asks her mum if it’s alright if he sleeps in her bedroom that night.

    “You’re a grown up now,” says the mother. “But don’t do anything stupid.”

    Later, the mother is walking past the door when she hears, “Baby, baby, baby, ohh!” inside.

    She burst in and screams, “What the hell are you doing?”

    The girl says, “Mum! We’re having sex!”

    “Thank God!” replies the mother. “For a minute there I thought you were listening to a Justin Bieber CD.”

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  130. Johnboy (15,537 comments) says:

    3) Always type the name of Our Saviour, Colin Craig, with your head bowed & reverence in your heart, for he is The Great Messiah sent to save us all from the degenerate heathens.

    Nice to see you showing proper respect for once nasska and typing Colins name with capitals. Great shall ye be in the sight of the Conservatives sayeth the Lorde! :)

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  131. nasska (10,865 comments) says:

    ~Respect is my middle name JB~ :)

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  132. Johnboy (15,537 comments) says:

    By jove the minus monsters are out in force tonight. Must have been suffering withdrawal symptoms! :)

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  133. Viking2 (11,242 comments) says:

    Historic Matiu/Somes Island

    For such a small island, Matiu/Somes has a big history!

    The island was given its Maori name by Kupe 1000 years ago.
    ===================
    Johnboy as resident expert of things in your patch can you confirm the above statement. I found it on the DOC website.

    My recollection is that Maori have only been in NZ about 500 years.

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  134. nasska (10,865 comments) says:

    To you think that the insane down ticker might have been headhunted JB? :)

    Ref: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ny64wokvsrz51vp/Mod%201.jpg

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  135. Johnboy (15,537 comments) says:

    Murri may have only physically been in occupation for 500 years V2 but spiritually have been in occupation for as long as it takes to get as much as they can from the rest of us stupid dickheads. :)

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  136. Komata (1,140 comments) says:

    Most odd, someone gave me a negative-tick for my reply to Viking 2 concerning the ship-breaking video..

    Absolutely no idea why.

    Very strange……

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  137. Left Right and Centre (2,868 comments) says:

    Good on ya nazz. I might have to retire for the evening and as I drift off toward, and with any luck, a better place – not smiling at all – most likely grimacing in a manner not unlike someone constipated somewhere around the defcon four level of blue moon agony – I’ll be contemplating how much better off this country would be if everyone had to wear a hi-viz and the poor-off kids were given all the food they’ll ever need by starry-eyed lefties. And how much better off the families will be if they get a helping handout of $60 per week breeder’s bread. And how much less dysfunctional and better behaved the lower social echelons will be once they receive their little sprinklings of pixie sparkle glitter.

    If only that had been the way when I was a wee nipper. I know that would have made a difference in my life. I could’ve been the next Bill Gates if only I’d had a better start and worn a hi-viz more often, like walking to and from school as they do nowadays. And a sun hat in the summer terms instead of melting my head. It’s the bulletproof feeling of assurance you get from brightly coloured synthetic safety clothing – swaddled up in an emotional state more receptive to the possibilities of this green/ blue paradise.

    Hey – do you remember when I did a straight comparison between your life and RBs and he seemed to melt like the wicked witch right out of the place ? Well – could have been mere co-incidence. Or all the non-stop praying I did to my personal saviours Adam and Steve. Or the pins I kept sticking in dolls and chanting and clapping and cucumber-yarring. Aaaaah – I miss the good old days. Yes – it was a different time back in 2013. You could call an expensive jacket worn by a fat schoolgirlish sounding party co-leader vile, wrong and ugly and still watch your support in the polls climb like a skyrocket. We didn’t know how good we had it.

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  138. Johnboy (15,537 comments) says:

    Shit. 3 downticks for my 8:16?????

    Mea culpa! :)

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  139. Johnboy (15,537 comments) says:

    Demons and Christians must be uniting! :)

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  140. Johnboy (15,537 comments) says:

    Doe’s that herald the Apocalypse?

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  141. Viking2 (11,242 comments) says:

    Komata (907 comments) says:
    January 31st, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    Most odd, someone gave me a negative-tick for my reply to Viking 2 concerning the ship-breaking video..

    Absolutely no idea why.

    Very strange……
    =======================
    Some people just like Red. Sad bastards.

    The info was great. I was aware that it happened and some of the places. Railways should have bought that one. Probably better than the ships they have. Had a good turn of speed.

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  142. Steve (North Shore) (4,518 comments) says:

    Moari have only been here for 62 years Johnboy. I don’t remember them before that

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  143. Johnboy (15,537 comments) says:

    If any of you were wondering what shite looks like here’s a photo.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/9671381/Police-overkill-irks-dog-bite-man

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  144. Tauhei Notts (1,642 comments) says:

    The man who said eight weeks ago that the New Zealand cricket team would take on the BEST team in the world at the one day game and thrash them 4 1/2 to 1/2.
    I told him that whatever he had been drinking, I will have a quart of it.
    This is the most unbelievable achievement in New Zealand’s cricketing history.

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  145. Nostalgia-NZ (5,025 comments) says:

    It’s the first test that matters now.

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  146. johnwellingtonwells (131 comments) says:

    General Information The objective of this RFP is to find the best suited provider(s) for the supply of Professional Congress Organiser/Event Management Services for the Asia Pacific Forum (APAC Forum).

    The APAC Forum will be held in Melbourne, Australia on 1-3 September 2014.

    The successful provider(s) will support the Counties Manukau District Health Board to ensure the successful implementation of APAC Forum in 2014.

    So how many knee-joint operations could be done instead of this exercise in futility and a nice trip to OZ for management.

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  147. Rowan (2,005 comments) says:

    “Trolls are not real just like David Bain’s innocence”
    On such a basis Kea, you do not exist, Reality check unfortunately for the rest of us you do, the mythical story book ‘troll’ does not exist but the viral KB troll Kea does. Back to reality Bain is innocent, and nothing you or the Auckland tax lawyer can do or say will change this.
    Motto for Kea, must do better.

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  148. nickb (3,675 comments) says:

    It’s the first test that matters now.

    Going to 3rd and 4th days…was going to go to the first as well, but it was my partner’s birthday…women

    Hoping to see some big hundreds by kiwi batsmen, and pitches that encourage results

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  149. Rowan (2,005 comments) says:

    Stunning thrashing of india in the final ODI game in Wellington, masterful stuff from Ross Taylor and a good bowling performance by the new guy Matt Henry, I had never previously heard of him but he had a solid first up performance and showed he has a bright future, would still have gone for Anderson over Neesham who IMO does nothing to justify a place in the 13 let alone the eleven.

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  150. Nostalgia-NZ (5,025 comments) says:

    Guptill has continued his batting as though he were opening in a test, I think it is certain that was a deliberate admin decision looking toward the tests. I don’t think there has ever been a recent time when the BC’s have had both the depth and solid enterprise to dig into the top drawer bowlers to initiate them against top international competition and continue winning. Good early rounds.

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  151. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    “If any of you were wondering what shite looks like here’s a photo.”

    No you did not show the gutless filth who attacked a man with dogs, backed up with tasers, guns, all their filth mates, and a corrupt system. What cowards. Almost all filth are vile sexually deviant power tripping cowards. It does not matter how nice and decent your filth mates are. When challenged they back each other up and decency is forgotten. It is not about right or wrong for filth. It is about fitting in. Same for soldiers and other government departments. Right wing shills forget the filth and soldiers are the enforcement arm of political whim. Grow up nasska.

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  152. nasska (10,865 comments) says:

    ….”Grow up nasska.”…..

    Settle down & rearrange your feathers Kea……That was JB’s comment! :)

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  153. Ben Dover (526 comments) says:

    Historic Matiu/Somes Island

    For such a small island, Matiu/Somes has a big history!

    The island was given its Maori name by Kupe 1000 years ago.

    <

    Kupe

    By checking "polynesian oral records" had "Auburn Hair"
    Yes he was a GINGA

    If the records of him and about him are accurate
    and "they are"

    The next Question is who were all the "Small Fairs skinned friendly aboriginals"
    he found in NZ

    Check the Oral History of his visit to "Mercury Bay" it state that quite clearly

    Cook and Kupe arrived in Mercury Bay about 800years apart
    but set foot in almost identical places

    Read
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patupaiarehe

    So by their own "polynesian oral records" polynesians were NOT the first peoples of the Pacific

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