Daily Review 25/02/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, February 25th, 2019 - 25 comments
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25 comments on “Daily Review 25/02/2019”

  1. Kat 1

    Is that an Epsom school tuck shop?
    No? …… must be an anti money laundering notice then.

  2. Jilly Bee 2

    Yes, it’s about time Arthur Allan Thomas received an apology from the Crown and particularly the Police who I really believed stitched AAT up big time. Living in the Waikato at the time of the murders I took particular interest in this saga – a friend’s father was part of the group of people who used to visit Arthur in prison on a regular basis and was totally convinced of his innocence. I always wonder why his late wife Vivienne, who gave evidence at his trials, stated that he was home in bed with her at the time the murders were supposed to have occurred was never charged with perjury. There was also a statement from a neighbour about the car AAT drove – if I recall correctly, a Hillman with it’s distinctive differential whine (my parents had one and I can remember that sound) and the neighbours used to know when Arthur drove by. Apparently there was no sign of the Hillman when the murder happened. Yes, I’m relying on my memory, but I reckon it’s still OK!
    So, c’mon Andrew Little and Jacinda – let’s do this. While I’m having a bit of a rant, I reckon Peter Ellis needs closure too.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/110834905/apologise-still-no-closure-for-thomas-family

  3. The holes in this case were similar to a slice of swiss cheese ?

  4. greywarshark 4

    A line from Jordan Peterson. He seems rarely out of the news.

    “The unshakeable belief of the radical left is that the West is an unquenchably oppressive patriarchy and what that implies is that it’s the fault of men,” he said.

    He says things like this and then denies that he is a stirrer.
    https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/383212/small-isolated-fragmented-communities-not-viable-psychologist

    • McFlock 4.1

      How the hell is something “unquenchably oppressive”?

      I mean, it feels dramatic, but the actual words could have any meaning under the sun.

      • arkie 4.1.1

        The Professor has a flair for the dramatic.

        [Peterson] gives the example of having had some apple cider and subsequently being incapacitated for a month by what he believes was an inflammatory response.

        “You were done for a month?”

        “Oh yeah, it took me out for a month. It was awful …”

        “Apple cider? What was it doing to you?”

        “It produced an overwhelming sense of impending doom. I seriously mean overwhelming. There’s no way I could’ve lived like that. But see, Mikhaila knew by then that it would probably only last a month.”

        “A month? From fucking cider?”

        “I didn’t sleep that month for 25 days. I didn’t sleep at all for 25 days.”

        “What? How is that possible?”

        “I’ll tell you how it’s possible: You lay in bed frozen in something approximating terror for eight hours. And then you get up.”

        https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/08/the-peterson-family-meat-cleanse/567613/

  5. Incognito 5

    I want to apologise for misleading all of you who read and particularly those who commented on my recent post The Big Operation. I felt like a real cheat after just having read the comments.

    It seems that the only one who got it was KJT @ 8 but they weren’t too sure either.

    Indeed, the whole CGT circus inspired me to write it. I thought I had dropped enough hints and even tagged it “allegory”. What’s more, it could be an allegory of just about any political hot potato.

    So, my humble apologies for playing with your feelings. I will be more careful next time!

    The Big Operation

    PS I might have to edit the post to avoid the confusion and correct my mistake.

    • Muttonbird 5.1

      I thought it was a weird post but didn’t comment because I would probably have said something uncaring. Most took you at face value because, well, who would use personal health issues as an allegory when so many here have probably had personal health issues.

      I think when posting you have to remember while most readers are intelligent, we are not mind readers, and we are too busy trying to do the best for ourselves and families to try and unpick something so obscure.

      It is good practice to be as clear as possible, even when writing satirically.

    • Anne 5.2

      lols Incognito

      My reaction when I read it – ‘He’ tells us about his health worries and something about a big operation – which he doesn’t have – then doesn’t tell us what it is. Bit weird… so she wandered off and left you to it.

      Congrats to KJT. Too subtle for the rest of us. 😀

      • Incognito 5.2.1

        I honestly thought that Nero’s fake quote and “I get regular urine tests done to measure my wellbeing” were dead giveaways …

        Plus I left a clear clue in the Tags but nobody seems to read these.

        • McFlock 5.2.1.1

          Wait until your kidneys and I think liver function need a bit of monitoring, and it won’t be so clear cut 😉

        • Anne 5.2.1.2

          When I re-read it there were lost of clues like: discussing your medical history with complete strangers at Pack and Save… choosing to have some moles checked and a few botox injections.

          We’ll read the tags in future.

    • patricia bremner 5.3

      Yes, I didn’t expect satire and health. My blind spot, as I have had to agonise over choices with no promise of success… but as you say..I missed clues.. Read posts twice, or as they say now “Two times” lol

  6. Muttonbird 6

    Is Owen Glenn sponsoring New Zealand hockey and its rep players, or his friend Mark Hager?

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12207167

  7. ankerawsharkP 7

    Apology accepted Incognito. I took it at face value………..

    I am not sure how it fits that “you” are feeling so much better having not had the “operation”.
    Shouldn’t it have been that you had the operation and you are feeling much much better and wondered what all the fuss and worry was about?????…………..

    I did think it was an unusual post, but I just wanted to wish you well.

  8. Fireblade 8

    Monday Monday
    The Mamas & The Papas

    • greywarshark 10.1

      Tamati you can carry that long link in a word or two if you follow the recipe.
      Take note anyone who doesn’t know how to do this – it will come in handy sometime.

      I am a learner and don’t know the exact words to describe the process.
      I will refer to the above link as ‘the big link address’. I have added a space before and after the a (first and last),which must be left out when you use it for real. In other words when you are putting it up there are no spaces in the whole address.

      The first link names are the example I put up, the second is the real one.

      name you give to the link – in this case say Pink Flloyd

      Pink Flloyd

      • greywarshark 10.1.1

        I hope you can follow the above – couldn’t work out how to show the method without it turning into the link itself. So if you get confused just blame me. It isn’t you.

  9. NZ leading the world on youth statistics, I will be interested to here Gossie’s comments on this one.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12207175

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