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Weekend social 06/02/2015

Written By: - Date published: 2:00 pm, February 6th, 2015 - 28 comments
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Christmas truce 1914Weekend social is for non political chat. What’s on for the weekend, gigs, film or book reviews, sports, or whatever.

No politics, no aggro, why can’t we all just get along?

28 comments on “Weekend social 06/02/2015 ”

  1. Neil 1

    Seen as some want to try & treat water as a commodity & even though I’m on town supply for water (which is not very nice which tastes & smells strongly of chorine). I decided to put a water tank in today to collect rain water as a back up, which I’ve just completed doing today, now I’m praying for lots of rain to fill it.
    Water should never be treated as a commodity, which its being done already in parts of NZ via water meters.

    • freedom 1.1

      Folk might be interested in this low cost and easy to put together system

      View post on imgur.com

      great for watering the garden, feeding soak hoses or just to collect water from downpipes situated away from the main tank

      here is a even easier single tank system

      • Neil 1.1.1

        That’s pretty much how I’ve got mine set up except in a larger scale, mine will be used mostly for watering the vegetable garden.
        Everyone should set up something like this & it doesn’t need to cost much to do either. My tank holds 1000 litres which I got for free & the tank stand only cost $30 in timber, all the pipe work was done with off cuts of pipe & fittings I had laying around in the shed, plus a couple of hours labour to construct.

  2. Murray Rawshark 2

    I’m in Dunedin freezing my gonads off, just like a brass monkey. As is common, the free motel internet doesn’t work. Found a dozen bluff oysters, still good even if frozen.

    • greywarshark 2.1

      @ Murry
      Good for what? How do you down them?

      • Murray Rawshark 2.1.1

        You let them thaw out first.

        • Ever done the brass monkey rally across Central Otago?

          I just did the Central Otago Rail Trail, the Oturehua pub does an amazing Stewart Island salt-run salmon.

          Feeling for the drought-stricken animals and farmers down there.

          • Murray Rawshark

            Never. We had the Cold Kiwi up north. Never did that either, although I came close to exposure on a wet night riding through from Turangi to Waiouru. One of the guys who’d started the Mongrel Mob took us back to his place where he had a roaring fire. That convinced me that bike clothing should be waterproof.

    • weka 2.2

      I think that might have been the shortest summer ever. Definitely autumnal now.

  3. greywarshark 3

    Don’t know how useful this is but could be:
    Book – Empathy by Roman Krznaric

    My new book Empathy: A Handbook for Revolution (US title Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It) is published by Penguin Random House.
    Alongside the book, I’ve launched two projects – an online Empathy Library and the world’s first Empathy Museum. Please visit them!.

    About the book
    98% of people have the ability to empathise and step into the shoes of others. But few of us use our full empathic potential.
    Roman Krznaric’s new book shows how we can boost our empathy and use it to improve our relationships, enhance our creativity, rethink our priorities in life, and tackle social problems from everyday prejudice to violent conflicts. Empathy, Krznaric argues, has the power to transform relationships, from the personal to the political, and create fundamental social change.

    Through encounters with actors, activists, groundbreaking designers, undercover journalists, nurses, bankers and neuroscientists, Krznaric defines a new breed of adventurer. He sets out the six life-enhancing habits of highly empathic people, whose skills enable them to connect with others in extraordinary ways.

    Drawing on over 10 years of research, you will discover how babies can teach empathy, what happens at a ‘human library’, how our empathic brains work and encounter the world’s first Empathy Museum. Krznaric also tackles the big questions: Can we empathise too much? How is empathy different from sympathy or compassion? And can empathy be used to manipulate people?

    Krznaric argues our brains are wired for social connection: empathy is at the heart of who we are. It’s an essential, transforming quality we must develop for the 21st Century.

  4. Philip Ferguson 4

    Great songs about the lives of ordinary people, sung without being over-worthy or pious:


  5. joe90 5

    Listening to Elvis masters.

    [audio src="http://johnlightning.com/public/Elvis%20Presley%20%20Elvis%20Is%20Back%20%20%28The%20Alternate%20Album%29/09%20Are%20You%20Lonesome%20Tonight%20%28Workpart%20Take%201%29.mp3" /]

    [audio src="http://johnlightning.com/public/Elvis%20Presley%20%20Elvis%20Is%20Back%20%20%28The%20Alternate%20Album%29/17%20Are%20You%20Lonesome%20Tonight%20%28Master%20Spliced%20Take%205%20&%20Wp%20Take%202%29.mp3" /]

  6. weka 6

    This deserves a repost for being very funny (thanks rhinocrates).

    “These are the indisputable facts about Mother Nature’s cruellest predator, the Hedgehog.”

  7. adam 7

    This bike looks so cool. I want one.

    Be so cool if these took off here in NZ

  8. Philip Ferguson 8

    An interesting weekend read, Jonathan Eig’s new book on the birth of the pill and four key figures associated with it.
    See review of the book here: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/in-review-the-birth-of-the-pill/


    • weka 8.1

      Sorry mate, but that looks like link pestering to me. This is weekend social, how about you tell us what you think about it?

  9. adam 9

    Just found a cd whilst cleaning up – Kate Nash

    love this song, so funny. And no it’s not the one they put in an add.

  10. This Sunday the Labour Party Stall at the Lions Market Cambridge. Come and chat with the branch members who fly the flag in the most Tory Blue Town in Aotearoa . Perhaps buy a raffle ticket !

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