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Open Mike 23/05/2018

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  1. Puckish Rogue 1

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/104082934/government-dfrops-plan-to-restrict-deep-sea-trawling-protect-orange-roughy

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/103991725/nz-first-gets-tax-change-for-race-horse-investors-through-the-gates

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12049671

    ‘A marine sanctuary in the Kermadec Islands could be back on the table – but not in its original form.

    Labour and NZ First are working on an alternative proposal for an ocean sanctuary in the region which allows some fishing to take place.’

    Say what you like about Winston but he delivers for his donors 🙂

    • Stunned Mullet 1.1

      And the usual tumbleweed response from the Green caucus.

      Thank goodness the toxic dwarf will be gone after the next election.

      • Barfly 1.1.1

        Is Farrar retiring?

        • Cinny 1.1.1.1

          ROFL !!! Barfly 🙂

          • Rosemary McDonald 1.1.1.1.1

            Cinny, help out an aging sister here and explain to me why Barfly’s comment is so funny.

            Seriously…I don’t get it.

            Farrar is a pathetic apology of a political commenter, what has that to do with someone posting links to articles about the Pretty Pony Tax Rebate and the ‘Oh my goodness the Fishing Barons are threatening legal action so we’ll back off’ scandal.

            Because that’s what it is…a scandal, when so much work has gone into it.

            There’s political compromise, and then there’s being compromised.

            • Cinny 1.1.1.1.1.1

              🙂 Rosemary 🙂 Hugs 🙂

              Stunned Mullet said…. “Thank goodness the toxic dwarf will be gone after the next election”

              Then Barfly… “Is Farrar retiring?”

              That made me laugh big time because farrar is the only toxic dwarf I’m aware of in NZ. I can’t stand farrar.

              Hope that makes sense, I’ve a funny way of looking at things sometimes 🙂

    • Rosemary McDonald 1.2

      “Say what you like about Winston but he delivers for his donors 🙂”

      Diplomatically put, Sir.

      • Puckish Rogue 1.2.1

        Thank you, there were some other words I was thinking of using but I thought i’d go with being subtle

    • Ad 1.3

      WTF Sage.

  2. Cinny 2

    Thrilled after watching a live stream from the Hague last night….where’s Ed this morning??? Ed…… if you haven’t heard the news yet…..

    “For the first time, the Palestinian government has submitted a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) calling on prosecutors to open an immediate investigation into what it called Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.”

    This bit explains the situation…..

    “The State of Palestine formally became a member of the ICC in April 2015, giving the court jurisdiction over crimes committed in the territory since June 13, 2014 – including the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza. ”

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/palestine-submits-icc-referral-open-probe-israel-crimes-180522101121093.html

  3. The Chairman 3

    While the Government holds a review of electricity pricing, the living standards of many New Zealanders continues on a downward spiral.

    Survey finds over half of New Zealand households cut back on heating their homes in winter due to the cost

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/104100512/being-cold-and-rationing-heating-is-now-normal-in-new-zealand

  4. adam 4

    So seeing as chunky bans on about failed states in south america. Here a right wing one.

    Argentina. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/commentary/article-argentina-in-crisis-again-and-that-could-spell-trouble-for-emerging/

    Funny how the election in 2015 and so called reforms have led to a screaming pile of dog crap for the people of Argentina. But hey just another right wing government using austerity to screw over the population.

    Anyone recognise the reform spin? Or the old chestnut B.S. line “of a bit of pain for a better future.” Richard Prebble eat you heart out, well he ate poor people hearts at least.

    https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/24655/argentina-is-getting-impatient-with-macri-s-painful-economic-reforms

    How many times are these Liberals going to tell these lies? How many times are you going to believe it?

    • Draco T Bastard 4.1

      How many times are these Liberals going to tell these lies?

      As long as they work to get them elected into power so that they can continue to screw over poor people.

  5. adam 5

    Aired on RT, so if that makes you froth, then please avoid.

    Chris Hedges – On Contact. “Killing Gaza” with Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen. 25 minutes. Please be advised contains some images which will disturb.

  6. eco maori 6

    Good morning te Am show Duncan looks like the whole site was down.
    You can still Winter the cows on the farm with the cowshed on it m8 it will just mean the next season production will be down with less feed. People will look you in the face and lie there ass off.
    I was thinking about the fine scenario I bet that brown people pay the most because the sandflys will let there m8 off fines who will be mostly European Ana to kai
    You have your red coat on today Duncan the Irish are still treating there ladies like second rate people I say any one treating ladies as a lower being to man should look at the date it’s 2018 come on get with the times and treat everyone the same EQUALITY Ana to kai.
    The sandflys try and get actors to bait me I soon figure it out that strange aroma they escort me were ever I go I get that strong aroma then to.
    They keep spinning there lies every time they attack my Mana its bites them on the ass. Ka kite ano

  7. eco maori 7

    The AM Show paula who????????????? and seenothing who????????????
    KA kite ano Kia kaha Maori culture tangata

  8. eco maori 8

    The AM Show I know who made that statement about OUR PRIME minister a lot of intelligence other people will know to ka kite ano

  9. eco maori 9

    Some music for te tangata to listen to ka kite ano.link

  10. eco maori 10

    Good evening Newshub the White House is getting a lesson from Papatuanukue mother earth with that sink hole a.
    As for the weather it’s been raining on and off all day. I missed most of the News Ka kite ano. P.S here some good music link

    Ka kite ano

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