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Gerry’s gift to future generations

Written By: - Date published: 2:58 pm, February 11th, 2010 - 38 comments
Categories: Environment, Mining - Tags: ,

38 comments on “Gerry’s gift to future generations ”

  1. Gerry’s gift to future NZ:
    A wealthy, prosperous country that makes the most of their natural resources.

  2. millsy 2

    Hey Kiwiteen,

    Do you want our national parks dug up and to become toxic sludge filled wastelands.

  3. Pete 3

    Hey kiwiteen123,

    Your amateurish comments and ‘blog’ make for amusing reading – though not in the way you probably think they are.

    It’s clear you enjoy joining in on the threads here, which is encouraging, but in doing so I’d suggest that you don’t say such polarising comments. The way you do it makes it look like you’re doing it for the attention rather than based on what you really believe (unless you are a characiture – on blogs they call these people ‘trolls’).

    Suggestion for today – become a bit more widely read like other commenters from across the spectrum, and consider what you are about to type – also, google, wikipedia and ‘the internet’ and your friend and great sources of information. Backing up comments (with a reputable source) is also helpful and can help people form/change opinions.

    Good luck mate.

    • Don’t patronise me.
      I do not think my blog is funny. I think it is informative.
      I read a lot of blogs (left and right), 2 or 3 newspapers a day and often research my posts and comments through google and wikipedia.
      I also own a few so-called “books” that I often refer to.
      There is no need to patronise me and your comment does not belong on this thread.
      I suggest if you want to discuss this with me you find another place such as my blog. 🙂

      • Pete 3.1.1

        1 to make (someone) laugh ‘I was amused at the monkey’s antics.’
        2 to interest or give pleasure to (for a time) ‘They amused themselves playing cards.’

        See definition 2 for what I meant (ie not ‘funny’).

        And thanks for the invitation, but I’d rather challenge my thinking.

        “…and your comment doesn’t belong on this thread” – fair cop, though I was thinking about the proverbial pot and kettle there.


      • QoT 3.1.2

        Question, “teen”: do you go to other people’s houses and scold their guests for not taking off their shoes at the door?

        • kiwiteen123

          Answer, “QoT”: No I don’t.

          • QoT

            Funny you seem to think it’s okay to do much the same thing on other people’s blogs, then.

            • kiwiteen123

              A) I didn’t say that it was not ok to tell people to take their shoes off.
              B) I’m not telling people to take their shoes off. I have never said that on a blog.

              • QoT

                “much the same thing”. English, m$%#^@f&#*$%, do you type it?

                Captcha: mistook. How does it know?

              • Whatever you say….

              • QoT

                Giving up so easily? Or still can’t figure out my cunning analogy?

              • felix

                Isn’t he adorable, Q?

              • QoT

                It’s weird, felix, but despite everyone else assuming the “teen” is a guy my brain still reads its comments as a whingy 14-year-old girl who thinks she’s being clever (except when there’s the obvious “I remember glass milk bottles” slip-ups).

                The fact that I probably once *was* that whingy 14-year-old who thought I was so damn clever is probably clouding my perception. Either way, we’re not dealing with a particularly incisive personality, but I was in the mood to blat at a paper tiger anyway.

              • I’m a he.
                I did not say that I remember milk bottles being delivered. I don’t.

              • QoT

                Ah well, there goes my brain’s attempt to make me at least sympathize with your attempts to communicate.

                “Doesn’t look like a NZ one to me.”
                “Slimmer is my memory of seeing Otago ones.”

                “obvious “I remember glass milk bottles’ slip-ups”

                I have to say, though, I admire your tenacity in clinging to the “I didn’t say those EXACT WORDS” defence for yourself while consistently twisting the replies of others. Does Crosby/Textor offer correspondence courses these days? <– This is what we Terrans call a "joke".

              • I’ve seen Otago ones. Not when they were in use though.

              • wow KT, that’s incredibly insightful. it’s like you’ve destroyed their argument and proven yours all in one blow!? amazing.
                it’s like you were, like, head of your debating team or something…?

              • My name’s not Katie… 🙂 It’s actually not! You’ve got yourself confused….

              • felix

                QoT – Maybe it’s just that the chauvinist inside me doesn’t want to believe that a young girl – even a petulant, arrogant one like kt pretends to be – could be quite so, um, lacking in self-awareness.

              • This is the longest chain of comments I have seen…. These attacks are designed to make me quit. I will not. They are only encouraging.

              • felix

                I don’t care what you do, troll.

                Knock yourself out.

              • Felix, get a life.

              • QoT

                Um, you realise that you, too, are on the internet posting comments on a blog, right “teen”? Of course now your cover is truly blown, anyone under 25 knows that “zomg get a life” is one of the more pathetic Internet arguments.

                You could try redeeming yourself by saying you have better things to do than be on the internet all day! Honest!

  4. The Voice of Reason 4

    Hmmm, think I’ve stumbled on to something. Could this be the inspiration?


    Glad I’m down with the kids.

  5. Homo Domesticus 5

    I thought it was referring to Gerald’s pledge to slow-down power increases. Nice one Gerry!

    Friends, we are ripped off in this country. The price of electricity is unjustifiably high. And there are only one way the price of power can be controlled – renaturalisation, er… renationalisation of the power industry or a direct order from the Minister. Power price increases must be no higher than the official annual inflation rate.

    I know you’re reading this Gerald, so take note.

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