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Take the damn chocolates AWAY

Written By: - Date published: 2:54 pm, December 26th, 2012 - 23 comments
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the-standard-logo_with_dolphinI’m about to start doing some substantial site changes. So don’t get worried if the site disappears for a few minutes at a time. Most of these changes are targeted at increasing the privacy of both the site and of the people who use it.

It is a really good day to do it.

Traffic is low. I’m sitting at home unable to stomach the idea of more chocolates, ham, and other such stomach expanders. I just tried to do some paid work and found that the usual programming trance didn’t happen as my brain was unable to overcoming the dietary abuse of the past few days. The aircond is vainly trying to keep out the muggy Auckland weather and Lyn is off hanging out with her family.

Update: The site is now at it’s new undisclosed home somewhere in the cloud.

23 comments on “Take the damn chocolates AWAY”

  1. bad12 1

    You will all be vaporized in ten seconds, 10….9….8…

  2. Akldnut 2

    Well done, it has the added bonus of looking after your ticker as well.

  3. Anne 3

    Take the damn chocolates AWAY.

    I say it every year and every year they don’t. It’s more than just the brain that can’t cope with the dietary abuse. It’s the whole digestive system!

  4. lprent 4

    Ok running. Saving this message.

    As is traditional, the sphinx server isn’t running.

  5. xtasy 5

    THANK YOU Lynn, for so much, to keep this forum open and working.

    I have had my ups and downs, and a lot has to do with the media in NZ being to largely privatised, selective, controlling and serving the interests of a small economic and social elite here.

    This site deserves to be kept alive, at all costs, I appeal to all that can afford it, to donate, to contribute, to keep posting, to keep the dissent focused and well alive, as this is to me and some others the LAST open forum that allows free discussion, independent of commercial and even party influence.

    So thanks all to put up with my emotional and mental ups and downs, my crisis at times, and also same with those of all others, fighting for bare survival and a right to be heard.

    We do NOT get to be heard by mainstream broadcasting and television media, also the internet gets more commercialised and thus controlled, we have this forum and a few others left, so the fight must be resolute, resolute, to keep this free of undue influence.

    Even the remnants of public broadcasting, be this the National Radio of RNZ, Maori TV and still that little odd, but great Triangle TV we have here in Auckland, we must fight and defend all of this, as the agenda is to close it all down, to hand it to Joyce’s mates, to make money, sell advertising, to dumb us down and shut us out of vocal democratic discourse.

    I have had quite poor health, have been drained severely, been close to call it quits, but I will put my fist up, to put it right between the eyes of the enemy, and that is NatACT to me at this stage. John Key, his consorts, and the rest, about to run this country into an oligopoly like past oligarchs in Greece and other coutries tried to do.

    So stiff resistance, solid opinion, arguments, a solid, aggressive FIGHT will be at your hands, dear right brigades, you will NEVER have ever encountered the strength of this before. People had enough of your BS.

    Also to David Farrar, whale rot, and whosoever thinks they can manipulate the public, wake up you guys, there is a storm coming. You are going to be OUT! We had enough, that is the majority of NZ, being betrayed and sold out, to what? Overseas, private interests, so you will have NO say left for the future of NZ?!

    Get off it, you belong to the bloody dustbin in the history of NZ. You are ROTTEN to the core, and we will take you on, day by day, sink in shame.

    Thanks for all that bothered and stood strong in 2012

    Xtasy

    More to come!

    • lprent 5.1

      No problem. Good to see you are still taking the fight onwards.

    • karol 5.2

      Good to hear you are still in there fighting, xtasy. Yes I also see the mainstream media as part of the problem. I have more posts in my media and democracy series coming up over the next month or two.

      I am also very glad this site is running, and especially thankful that Lynn and some others keep it running so well.

    • Muffin 5.3

      What a joke the left are….when are you guys going to wake up to the fact that the majority of New Zealand actually reside in the centre between both political parties but the thing that stops people voting for the left is that you like to spend our money for your own ideals and wants.

      You believe that the right way forward is to tax the hard workers to support those that can not be bothered to work and pay their own way.
      I read the above from Xtasy with quiet contempt. You guys belong back in the fifties when it was okay to have a strike and bring the country to its knees, times have moved on since then thank god.

      • Bill 5.3.1

        times have moved on since then thank god

        That would be all the way ‘on’ to Victorian Values and Dickensianism redux, aye? Anyway, hope you and your god have a nice day…your thanking, his (no doubt) omni-present silence.

      • Anne 5.3.2

        And you’re thinking my friend belong back in the Neanderthal days when mankind’s predecessors had rudimentary brains the physical size of a pea.

      • karol 5.3.3

        Muffin, you show a fairly common right wing lack of empathy or caring for others. You know not to whom you are talking, or what their circumstances are.

      • xtasy 5.3.4

        Muffin – take a muffin break and chill out!

        If anyone belongs in the fifties, then that is you, belonging in the 1850s or before then, when the few at the top saw it as God’s or nature’s “law” that they live in castles, get driven around in neat, comfy coaches and could frown on the commoners, who could not afford proper clothing or clean water to wash themselves.

        If you claim to be in the “middle”, then your comments are bizarre and ill-informed, as “the left” is certainly more progressive in thinking and action than the right and even many in that vague “centre” are.

        Do not forget that some here have been quite supportive also of David Cunliffe, who got dealt to overly harshly and indeed very unfairly by the ABC club in Labour’s caucus. His economic ideas and views with some foresight are certainly not as old-fashioned as you may think.

        Ideas we get little from Natzies and that lone corrupt mercenary Banks and his crowd, ideas come from other parts of the political spectrum.

        Open your mind, if you are able to do so. But sadly, your comment represents the main thrust of views shared on Kiwiblog, which is full of the yesteryear thinkers (fans of Roger Douglas and co). If you cannot find enlightenment here, shut the sun out and go into that dark chamber of political discourse (with little ideas).

      • Draco T Bastard 5.3.5

        http://www.salon.com/2012/12/26/8_striking_parallels_between_the_u_s_and_the_roman_empire/

        The difference between left and right is that the left believe the economy belongs to all of us and requires democracy whereas the right believe it belongs to a few select people which inevitably makes those select people dictators. The end result of right-wing ideology is the collapse of the society.

      • Descendant Of Sssmith 5.3.6

        Muffin:

        Really! Strikes brought the country to it’s knees.

        Pray tell when that was the case let alone in the fifties.

        And you mis-understand the difference between majority rule and democracy. Democracy is about having elected representatives represent all people and not the majority. It’s important minority voices are heard and represented fairly and that their views and considerations are taken into account.

        The difficulty with the right is that the minority views that they predominantly consider are those who have most of the wealth and who wish to take more of it. Representing all people ans in particular the poor and unwell doesn’t come into it.

        And to even consider that Labour governments spend more money on pet projects rather than national – cognitive dissonance much – Muldoons think big projects, this current governments funding to PEDA, to Chinese trains, to priate schools and 2 million to Wanganui Collegiate, to funding Parents Inc, to Whanau Ora, to roads of siginificance that really are not – do you seriously think for instance that businesses are going to move to Northland cause the road is better?

        I hardly consider things that Labour governments have spent money on such as decent housing and welfare as pet projects.

    • fenderviper 5.4

      Have been worried about you Xtasy, great to hear from you, you are are a valued contributor here.

  6. marsman 6

    Thank you Lynn for all your dedication and hard work.

  7. lprent 7

    Ok, the new server seems to be performing well. It is quietly tucked away in a corner of the net and isn’t visible to anything apart from cloudflare, the backup servers, and my occasional links into it’s command shell.

    Mostly people won’t see any difference as most of you will have already been served pages from the cloudflare node in Sydney.

    I have a couple of things to fix on the admin interfaces.

  8. lprent 8

    Test message to try the re-edit

    Ok – that is back to normal.

    Now for the next phase

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  • Kiwis reject the TPPA
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    5 days ago
  • Kiwis reject the TPPA
    Around 15,000 Kiwis marched down Queen Street today to protest against the signing of the TPPA. The march was loud, diverse, family-friendly, peaceful and passionate in its opposition to the TPPA. ...
    5 days ago
  • NZ-US Council welcomes the signature of the TPP
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    5 days ago
  • NZ-US Council welcomes the signature of the TPP
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    5 days ago
  • Let Quake Outcasts Move on Says Human Rights Commissioner
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    5 days ago
  • Kiwifruit winner in TPP Agreement
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    5 days ago
  • Kiwifruit winner in TPP Agreement
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    5 days ago
  • Waihi Dam Update
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    5 days ago
  • Waihi Dam Update
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    5 days ago
  • Campaigners vow “final battle” to prevent massive deal
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    5 days ago
  • Paddling Cape to Cape for a Cause
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    5 days ago
  • Trust applauds $4m government funding for art centre
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    5 days ago
  • Horticulture Welcomes TPP Signing
    New Zealand’s peak body for commercial fruit and vegetable growers, Horticulture New Zealand, has welcomed the official New Zealand signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement today. Horticulture is New Zealand’s fourth largest export earner, sending ...
    5 days ago
  • Attitude change to sexual violence needed, council says
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    5 days ago
  • Hundertwasser Art Centre receives Government boost
    Prosper Northland has welcomed today’s announcement of a $4 million contribution by Central Government to the Hundertwasser Art Centre (HAC) project in Whangarei. ...
    5 days ago
  • National Policy Statement a powerful tool under the RMA
    Property Council believes there is an urgent and pressing need for a National Policy Statement (NPS) on urban development under the Resource Management Act (RMA). ...
    5 days ago
  • National Policy Statement a powerful tool under the RMA
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  • TPPA – The People Prefer Accountability
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    5 days ago
  • TPPA – The People Prefer Accountability
    The Conservative Party are by no means opposed to trade agreements with other countries, but the secrecy surrounding the negotiations and the lack of disclosure of real detail with regard to the TPPA, accompanied by the fobbing off of serious… ...
    5 days ago
  • TPP casino signing gambles with our future
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    5 days ago
  • TPP casino signing gambles with our future
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    5 days ago

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