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  • [MOD] Another rugby game on tonight. Please, no rugby talk in Backchat. No scores, no final result, not even after the game is done. Some people may wish to watch it later. Use the dedicated post instead. Thaaaaaank u.

  • Nige.

    Duchess of pork answered last nights question with:

    “best of people”

    Who are the best “type” of people?

    • Nige.

      Volunteers and people who work for free😀

      • Goldie

        Would generally agree. But then there are some who do that sort of thing purely to boost their own social standing, and will boast about it ad infinitum – can’t stand that sort of person.

        • Nige.

          Well…I….hmmmm….argh……

          No comment

          • Goldie

            Sorry to be negative Nige, there are lots of people who do wonderful amazing selfless things to help the community. I was talking about the very odd few who do it for entirely selfish reasons.

      • Greg M

        Yes. The old lady who nobody has ever heard of who gets a Queens honour for a lifetime of volunteer work. Worth their weight in gold.

        • Nechtan

          Should be more of them getting gongs, not sports people, , politicians or others who are doing it for a job.

      • Lux

        People with vision who can see outside of the box or not even bother with a box, along with a kind heart and a sense of humour.

    • Duchess of Pork

      Those USAR, emergency service personnel, firefighters, medics and members of the general public who laid their own lives on the line in Christchurch on the afternoon of 22 February 2011.

    • EveryWhichWayButLeft

      The best type of people IMO are the honest ones. Even if you disagree or they have an agenda that’s different to yours, if they’re honest you always know where you stand.

      People that are prepared to tell even small lies or try to hide their agenda should be kicked to touch. I take great pleasure in calling people out on small lies or mistruths because over time it shows a pattern of behavior and other people become aware of it.

    • XCIA

      Irrespective of occupation, those who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the “right thing” is done.

    • Eiselmann

      Those who step into harms way on behalf of people they don’t know…we are fortunate to have many who do that everyday, won’t want to imagine life without them.

      • waldopepper

        yes, i truly admire anyone who stands on a wall and says no one will hurt you, not on my watch.

      • Nige.

        Yeah. In a disaster people all run in a certain direction. Some people run in the OTHER direction.

        I hope I’m never tested.

    • cows4me

      Farmers

      • Nige.

        Farmers and truck drivers.

        • Greg M

          And the good folk behind the bar at the tavern pouring the turps for the boys.

      • Mike Webber

        Helicopter pilots, who are the taxi drivers for the police, ambulance etc.

    • Lux

      People with vision who can see outside of the box or not even bother with a box, along with a kind heart and a sense of humour.

    • KGB

      Hospice workers

    • Michelle

      Police, Fire, Ambulance having to deal with some horrible accidents and lowlifes while staying calm and professional

    • rantykiwi

      Those who contribute to society

  • cows4me

    Just for all you supporters of the vile one.

    • Nige.

      I think a defibrillator will be in order within 10 days.

    • dumbshit

      Thought you would have offered a “strainer post”!

      • cows4me

        No I would save something special for her.

        • dumbshit

          Is that for “foot in mouth”?

          • Lux

            Getting her nails done ..

  • Carl

    Sadly slightly true in my case. (pic)

    • Les couilles de chien.

      just managed to squeeze this finely tuned body into a wetsuit for the first time in years. Slightly snug shall we say. Can’t understand it, could it be pie related I wonder?

      • EveryWhichWayButLeft

        I’m pretty positive that they shrink over time. Well, mine has anyway -along with all the clothes in my wardrobe.
        Must be the humidity…

      • Jafarma

        I’ve saved my self any humiliation and embarrassment in going there by giving my drysuit and wetsuit to my son some time ago

      • waldopepper

        i noticed same the other day. all my clothes are shrinking as i journey through middle age lol. no doubt its john keys fault.

        • Les couilles de chien.

          and global warming.

          • waldopepper

            and my white privilege.

          • Nechtan

            And colonisation (apparently)

    • I have the body of a finely tuned athlete…called Ivan, the Russian shot-put champion.

      • Huia

        I have the body of a God.
        Unfortunately its Buddha.

        • Blueburd

          Some years ago when I was in China my hosts kids kept coming up and rubbing my belly. I was quite confused about all of this and asked my host, what was going on, he told me it’s good luck to rub the belly of Buddha. oh dear, but I did have a good laugh

          • johnandali

            When we lived in Singapore, my fair-headed kids were quite upsent when they found they would often be subjected to having their head touched by local people. I enquired why, and was told it was good luck to touch the hair of fair-headed people. But…… it was regarded as bad luck if anybody touched the hair of any local people. The kids eventually got used to it.

    • Wasapilot

      I am near enough to the same weight now as I was in my twenties, the distribution of the weight has changed markedly though. 😀

      • Chris EM

        Same, my chest has slipped a bit.

        • Wasapilot

          Exactly

        • Michelle

          Gravity does that

          • Chris EM

            Yes, need to learn to sleep like bats, to counter the effect.

  • Nige.

    Have you been wanting to ditch sky but want to keep the rugby?

    Then this COULD be for you. And at the minute it costs only $30US A YEAR.

    Does anyone have any experience with these guys?

    http://www.rugbyonlinestream.com/join/

    • DavidW

      I have also seen livego as a streaming website out of UK. I would be a starter for good quality subscriber streaming if I can get some views on the pros & cons.

    • jcpry

      So I assume you are to pay the entertainers by donation to the NZRFU?

      • Nige.

        What are you talking about.

        • jcpry

          I doubt any of that $30 comes back to the NZRFU. If NZ Rugby is to remain strong it needs to be paid for its product.

          • Nige.

            Doubt.

          • jcpry

            Ok I’ll be blunt. If you are not prepared to pay a fair price for the entertainment don’t watch it, This is just like people who feel they are justified stealing the work of musicians and authors.

          • Nige.

            That’s good. Hopefully everyone who reads the blog will take your example.

            But just further to the subject, NZRU are not wholly dependant on SKY tv. They get money from all over the show. You know that. Youre just focused on the individual paying aspect not the corporate take, which is understandable. That’s the most fundamental basic approach to the market.

            I do notice though that the streaming site has all the official logos. They’re international copyright. They cant just use them. There is money flowing along the line somewhere.

            Fuuuurthermore…. We are in a transition stage now where money isn’t transacted in the traditional process. This is going to be the norm and people arent going to just offer their goodwill. Business have to adapt. It’s just like the new papers.

          • Miss McGerkinshaw

            If it is a subscriber service it’s legit and they will have paid something for the rights, perhaps just not in NZ.

  • Jp

    now the housing corp must lock prices in from last years prices when selling.
    and they made it second off the bat for the news. new lows by tvone news

    • Greg M

      Saw that, and Bill English’s response was the absolutely correct one, but, if they weren’t eligible to use their kiwisaver at the time it should not have been offered to them in the first place.
      They came across as good people, I hope it works out for them.

  • idbkiwi

    If it moo’s and poo’s it’s in the news, usually for the wrong reasons, but don’t animals deserve a little privacy too?…

    “Google Street View obscures the faces of people and license plates to protect privacy. But when it was revealed that it had blurred the muzzle of a cow from Cambridge, it made the animal an online celeb.” “The Cambridge cow, however, was not the first animal to have its muzzle obscured in a publicly-released photograph in Britain. In May, West Midlands police released an image of three sheep stolen in Birmingham, and decided to blur the animals’ faces.”

    https://www.rt.com/viral/359581-cow-google-face-blur-privacy/

  • XCIA

    If you think our ingrates suffer from entitilitus, pity the UK with these sort of jobless immigrants who turn down a four bedroom home as inadequate.
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1740960/jobless-couple-with-eight-kids-says-family-have-been-neglected-by-council-who-only-offered-five-bedroom-house/

    • Lux

      The EU disaster is coming to a city near you ..

      If you live over there..
      I will never understand it, never in a million years how so many people can be so silly to destroy their countries.

    • johnandali

      Mainly because it didn’t have a decent sized dining room. And he is a student in the UK from France (I think). The Poms have said that if they turn down another house, they will be evicted.

      • Lux

        He initially came from Africa somewhere .. and then landed in France. With England being in the EU, after they made it there, by law they have to look after anyone from those nations involved and give them a benefit house and food etc..
        They can even leave the country and the british government has to keep paying them , once they are on their books, so to speak.

        Edited to make sense ..

    • BigNose

      Pretty much sums up why the vote was for Brexit…

  • Caprice

    Having seen all the articles posted about the local body elections, it was with interest I opened my own voting form this morning.
    I have a choice of two.
    Southland District council Mayor. Either Gary Tong, the encumbent, or the other guy – Steve.
    All other positions have the exact number required to do the job, and no more.
    Seems to work. No hoardings, no rail loop, all trousers firmly in the up position.
    Welcome to Fiordland.

  • Blueburd

    I concur (pic)

    • Nige.

      What’s that saying from Picasso? “Chose an age you like and just stay that age”

      I think he chose 33. I think I’m the same. 33 with 5 years experience.

      • Duchess of Pork

        You’re pretty clued up for such a young ‘un.

        • Nige.

          Pfttt. Just been paying attention.

      • Blueburd

        I think I would like to be 28 again. Wow, that was 20yrs ago

      • BigNose

        Wasn’t it Zsa Zsa Gabor?

  • Blueburd

    Came across a pretty neat FB page today. I’m not sure about protocols of posting a FB article here but if you want to look for it search I Love Freedom in facebook. Is a pretty good read

    • Nige.

      Well what does it bring? What’s its orientation? Where’s the link!

      • Blueburd

        True, I was pretty vague. It’s all encompassing I guess covering isis, clinton and the likes. If not appropriate for here delete it

        https://www.facebook.com/ILuvFreedom/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

        • Blueburd

          It was this video on the muslim invasion of europe that took me to the page

          https://www.facebook.com/ILuvFreedom/videos/1695851723999222/

        • Duchess of Pork

          It’s a wonderful site. Thank you for the link. I’ve just read the tribute to Joe Irizarry who saved hundreds of people on 9/11 by breaking protocols relating to time train doors are held open and clearing the tube stop just moments before one of the Towers fell. He is one of the best of people.

        • curry4me

          It’s a good site, thanks for the URL.

    • Wheninrome

      I am surprised it is on facebook, they are so PC and biased in their editing

  • Karma

    Something for Social Justice Snowflakes.

  • Blueburd

    This is gold, and could just be worth doing. (pic)

  • Blueburd

    Really enjoy Fleetwood Mac. Pretty amazing back story as well.

  • Sally

    Looks like Little has been over indulging in Canada. He should have taken Justin’s lead and left the jacket undone.

    • Carl

      2 smiles in one day. He must have had plastic surgery for that to happen.

      • Michelle

        The surgeon will take the stitches out when he gets home

        • KatB

          So it’s the surgeon that has him in stitches?

          • Michelle

            No other explanation, how many pics are there of Angry smiling?
            unless he is smiling because he has got to go on the taxpayers dime

    • Wheninrome

      A nice little cuddle, what is his hand resting on, it looks very comfortable.

    • Spiker

      You’d think the photographer would have said something. What a terrible photo.

      • Sally

        Want is worse a) It was an official photo or b) He would have taken the ill-fitted suit with him.
        I know times are tough for the Labour Party but surely he could update his suits.

        • Huia

          Or even C, stayed home and not represented NZ which would have suited everyone.

          • Lux

            I do not understand how he goes out looking so shabby on the world stage?
            Who is looking after his personal affairs, atire and so forth.. someone from the National Party?

            Does he have a mirror?

            There are so many questions, to be asked, and after this amount of time he has been the leader, to go out looking like that, he needs his head read. He has no idea.

          • Disinfectant

            He even looked shabby in the raw when he posed for the painting.

      • Lux

        There are usually a scrum of media there, no-one is going to tell them they look like a nerd.
        The more controversial the photo the better.. it will sell better.

    • Lux

      How embarrassing nothing worse than clothes that are too small..

    • kayaker

      He looks quite overawed.

    • dumbshit

      Doubt that it is the “Labour Party wallet”, causing the ill fit!

    • rantykiwi

      Nah… we all know he’s a womble. What he looks like is no longer of any significance.

    • XCIA

      Perhaps he is just practicing for when he has to hold Material’s hand…….

    • KGB

      Look at that smile. ( what a groupie )

  • MaryLou

    The Siege – that’s the Bruce Willis movie I’ve been trying to remember the name of, ever since 9/11. Terribly prophetic – if you haven’t seen it, you really should – its from 1996:

  • Jude

    Am enjoying a Whale oil recommend from I think Sally, Once we Were Brothers by R Balson. I have discovered that Kobo has some books like Whirlwind by James Clavell that I could not find else where.
    That book is very enjoyable and I recommend. It is based in Iran and the fight to rescue British businesses interests in helicopters, when Khomeni returned from exile and the Shah had left for exile in America.
    My convoluted description does not do it justice. If you have not read, do.
    No doubt someone will point out other sites it is available on. Well worth the read😉

    • Sally

      You would probably like the book I am reading at the moment called The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. It is based on 2 sisters living in France during WW2. Another one of similar vein is The Winter Men by Jesper Bugge Kold

      • Jude

        Thank you so much for that ! I have a trip early October to Brisbane and I will appreciate the reading material!

  • (pic)

    • ex-JAFA

      Yeah, mine does that too. Philips Hue.

  • Bluemanning

    Ciao Oilers,
    Regarding the Auckland Mayor elections as I posted previously, I had asked Vic Crone about her connections to Labour to which I previously reported that she twice ignored my questions.
    To be fair last night Italian time I again asked her, this time she did reply smartly in the affirmative, that last year she did some committee future work for Labour and also carried out some contract work for National this year. Due to local wifi I can’t post the Facebook reply but will try to when at Capri or Napoli. On the basis that she answered with transparency and my mantra ‘anyone but Goff and Len, two for one deal’ I am inclined to vote for Crone as is Mrs Blue. Have a great evening.

  • Greg M

    Just watched “the hunt for the wilderpeople”. What an absolutely delightful film, even the cameo by John Campbell was marvellous. Go and see it.

    • Bluemanning

      Seen it I highly recommend it, a wonderful yarn.

    • WeaselKiss

      Did you get the bit where, as the Toyota ute jumped over the highway, who should be standing there but none other than ‘Scotty’ as in “Spare me days mate, we’ve got a decent track here now….!”

  • Brian Dingwall

    oh no, hoping Lydia was going to shoot up the leaderboard, already has 2 bogeys today, and just dumped her tee shot at 5 into the water hazard….not her best work….was 12 behind, will be more now, chances of retaining her major title seem to have slipped away. Disappointed for her….

    • Brian Dingwall

      Maybe Labour should declare a crisis

  • johcar

    Bruce is enjoying the cooler weather in Cesky Krumlov today.

    The first pic is the view from our hotel window. The hotel dates back to 1426.

    • johcar

      Sorry, second pic wouldn’t upload

  • XCIA

    Talking pies, one from the archives…………
    https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonDistrictPolice/videos/773309622809176/

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