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Open Mike 25/12/2017

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30 comments on “Open Mike 25/12/2017”

  1. Lyn Stark 1

    Merry Christmas one and all. Everything seems a lot brighter this year.

  2. eco maori 2

    Condolences to our Philippines cousins who have had Storms batter there country this is climate change in reality I no you people are industrious so you will bounce back PS I put a big post on yesterday open Mike I think it’s a good read its the last post. Ka kite ano

  3. Carolyn_Nth 3

    Have a great New Year, Lorde!

  4. Antoine 4

    Merry Christmas y’all

    A.

  5. joe90 5

    All the best from the 90 household, peoples.

  6. OnceWasTim 6

    Merry Christmas all, and thank Christ (and whoever your God is) for diversity.
    And if you can’t be merry, try and be happy.

  7. mauī 7

    Happy holidays from RT!

  8. Sanctuary 8

    Great decision by Lorde. Now I have to buy her album! I imagine she will be furious at her management team tho.

    • Peter ChCh 8.1

      Yes now all she needs to do is withdraw from her planned Russian concert as a protest about the way Russia treats the Chechens and as a protest against its annexation of the Crimea. Oh wait, not hip enough cause.

      • millsy 8.1.1

        The Crimeans voted to become independent, and then to join Russia. A bit different.

      • weka 8.1.2

        By all means do the actual mahi of starting and sustaining a boycott movement around the issue you care about (do you actually care about Chechens or were you just using them to make a point?). Then artists like Lorde can make decisions about whether to support you or not based on values and effectiveness.

  9. Molly 9

    Merry Christmas Standardistas! All the best to you and yours.

  10. joe90 10

    The list grows.

    Don Hazen, the executive editor of left-leaning media outlet AlterNet, is being accused of sexual harassment by 5 women journalistsSome say he touched them inappropriately, made unwanted advances, sent explicit emails, and showed them explicit photoshttps://t.co/tLnD7Q8qmp— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 21, 2017

    edit:

    Many of the women who spoke with BuzzFeed News said that the youngest, least experienced women — those with the fewest professional connections — were generally the primary targets of Hazen’s harassment

    In one incident, a woman said that Hazen told her he had seen a picture of a woman who “looked just like her” — then showed her a photo of a naked porn star. She told at least 5 coworkers about the incident at the time or since, they confirmed

    One woman had meetings with Hazen every few months at his request, she said. She called them her “mandatory sexual harassment meetings”

    She said Hazen would hug and kiss her — despite her going for a handshake — and ask personal, explicit questions

    Part of what was galling, the women said, was that Hazen had once fundraised for AlterNet on the strength of its women writers

    “He went to funders and got grants intended for websites that promote gender equality”

    After BuzzFeed News asked Hazen and the board of the Independent Media Institute, AlterNet’s non-profit parent, for comment, the board said Hazen was placed on “indefinite leave” as a result of the accusations.

    “I deny most of [the] allegations,” Hazan said in a statement.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/943933845283442689.html

  11. Macro 11

    Wishing you all the very best – Peace, Love, Joy, and Hope.

    However!
    Shock! Horror!
    WINZ forces 900 year old obese man into red suit and world wide parcel delivery!

  12. r0b 12

    Merry Christmas one and all! A good day to reflect and be grateful.

  13. weka 14

    @TomEMoffatt

    Why are there only 25 letters in the alphabet at Christmas time?

    Noel.

    #Jokes4Kids #ChristmasJokes

    • logie97 14.1

      I’ve heard there are actually 27 letters to start with though:
      Bush’s friend – u and double u.
      Might have come from a similar Christmas cracker…

  14. millsy 15

    Merry Christmas, Standard users. The first time in 10 years with a Labour government in.

    • mary_a 15.1

      @ millsy (15) … a wonderful, warming fact that gives us hope to carry on.

      Have a good one 🙂

  15. Kay 16

    Well that was all very anti-climatic. Supposedly I’m supposed to have been getting more and more excited leading up to today… for about 3 months if the advertising is anything to go by! But now it’s today and it’s just another day. Having said that, happy for those who finally get some time off work, who get to catch up with family/friends, and strongly sympathising with a significant minority who just try and ride it all out.

    Really enjoying being able to listen to a commercial radio station I usually stay clear of due to the advertising- long may that 3.5 day/year ban stay!

    • Carolyn_Nth 16.1

      I don’t have expectations of Christmas. If the weather’s good like today in Auckland, I do something I enjoy – climbed up 2 mini-mountains today with great views of the harbours.

      It’s a day for families, and especially excitement for children…. well, if their parents can afford it.

      I don’t buy prezzies, just give something to the City Mission, for providing a Christmas for children who would otherwise go without.

  16. eco maori 17

    We got the cooking going well not me my wife daughter and son in law. I was watching the mokos carrying around my blue eyes. We fead the mokos and ourselves it was a 8 out of 10 meal they are good cooks fancy cheese cake real nice. Took some pictures of all my mokos that were present there were 2 missing.
    We had a chilled no stress day all the mokos are playing outside.
    I wish you all a very happy positive prosperous future with a safe environment. Ka kite ano

  17. eco maori 18

    I should not have mentioned that the muppets took last Easter and Christmas off they were playing with themselves again introducing a new player but eco read this person just as fast as the other players its not hard for eco to notice this. One lot don’t even realise that they have a player planted in there organisation lol but ECO spotted him quite quickly if it smells like one looks like one acts like one and doesn’t cut the mustard than it’s a muppets.
    Ana to kai

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