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  Reply # 1089647 15-Jul-2014 23:47 Send private message

KiwiNZ: Yep

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYvMeT2GC14



Competition time!!!!

How many people can you name in this Video?




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  Reply # 1089665 16-Jul-2014 03:53 Send private message

SaltyNZ:
shk292: As KiwiNZ notes, there is actually a good feel to the country at the moment.  But if you're a political party looking down the barrel of a third term in opposition, you don't accentuate the positive


Speak for yourself; I'm looking out the window at the moment and there's a huge ball of fire in the sky that looks like it's moving, if I watch closely enough. Does anyone know what it is? I'm so very frightened... Perhaps today is a good day to die.


Uhm, you are most welcome to come to Hawke's Bay. It seems like we see that huge ball of fire a lot more than you are used to were you are at.






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  Reply # 1089666 16-Jul-2014 03:54 Send private message

Sideface:
k1wi: [For background I've been out of the country for 5 months now.]


Where are you? Oz?
The Australian media broadcast news in the following decreasing order of priority:
good news about Australia
bad news about Australia
bad news about NZ
rest of the world
[I speak as an Australian living in NZ smile]
I'm in the US now [though btw my mother is an Australian living in NZ :)].  So the news that I get from NZ is what I'm able to seek out. I still have a bias towards RNZ as my news source.

I'm fortunate that I don't have Cable TV, so I don't get a lot of the bad news stories from here.  Perhaps that is a contributing factor.

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  Reply # 1089667 16-Jul-2014 03:54 Send private message

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k1wi: [For background I've been out of the country for 5 months now.]


Where are you? Oz?
The Australian media broadcast news in the following decreasing order of priority:
good news about Australia
bad news about Australia
bad news about NZ
rest of the world
[I speak as an Australian living in NZ smile]



Sounds like a public service from Australian news. Keeps the Ozzies out of NZ :D




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  Reply # 1089669 16-Jul-2014 04:29 One person supports this post Send private message

I was walking around in a food court yesterday deciding on what lunch to buy; Chinese, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, American (yip McDonalds) and reading this thread realised, there were no cops walking around carrying guns. Can you say that where you are?



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  Reply # 1089673 16-Jul-2014 05:38 Send private message

riahon: I was walking around in a food court yesterday deciding on what lunch to buy; Chinese, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, American (yip McDonalds) and reading this thread realised, there were no cops walking around carrying guns. Can you say that where you are?
That does depend on where in the US you are.  Personally, I've rarely seen armed police patrolling malls, as they largely leave that to mall security (pretend/wannabe police).

Keep in mind, I'm not attempting to compare NZ to the US or any other country.  The differences between countries (there is both good and bad things) are hard to miss. I am comparing NZ as it *appears* now to the NZ that I thought I left...  Sounds like much of the apparent negativity I see is due to the media, rather than actual changes to the country.

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  Reply # 1089674 16-Jul-2014 05:51 Send private message

k1wi: I still have a bias towards RNZ as my news source.


Aaah, there's yer problem.

Diamonds, gold and the cure for cancer could come gushing out of the ground and they could make it sound depressing.

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  Reply # 1089679 16-Jul-2014 06:51 Send private message

jarledb:
Uhm, you are most welcome to come to Hawke's Bay. It seems like we see that huge ball of fire a lot more than you are used to were you are at.


It's alright; those super-reliable people at the newspaper tell me that it will be going away again in a couple of days. :-/

//At least the lines crews have had a chance to make some headway, poor bastards. They've been busily replacing concrete power poles all up and down SH1 around where we live. But they've been doing it in the dark, so I'm not sure whether they are just replacing the poles or trying to bury the cable.




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  Reply # 1089681 16-Jul-2014 07:02 Send private message

Sideface:
k1wi: [For background I've been out of the country for 5 months now.]


Where are you? Oz?
The Australian media broadcast news in the following decreasing order of priority:
good news about Australia
bad news about Australia
bad news about NZ
rest of the world
[I speak as an Australian living in NZ smile]



Reminds me of ABC News in Australia when the All Blacks would win a rugby match and the sports news would try everything humanly possible to avoid mentioning anything to do with rugby - heck, I remember one night they started talking about the international ping-pong championship and ultimate frisbee being considered a real sport before mention anything to do with the rugby match from the prior night. Politics is even more funny, I was over there when there were discussions regarding the indemnity crisis with doctors etc. and what the doctors association proposed mentioned ACC as a 'great model' but politicians couldn't bring themselves to admitting "maybe the kiwi's got it right". It is funny to see though.




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  Reply # 1089687 16-Jul-2014 07:36 Send private message

kawaii:
Sideface:
k1wi: [For background I've been out of the country for 5 months now.]


Where are you? Oz?
The Australian media broadcast news in the following decreasing order of priority:
good news about Australia
bad news about Australia
bad news about NZ
rest of the world
[I speak as an Australian living in NZ smile]



Remins me of ABC News in Australia when the All Blacks would win a rugby match and the sports news would try everything humanly possible to avoid mentioning anything to do with rugby - heck, I remember one night they started talking about the international ping-pong championship and ultimate frisbee being considered a real sport before mention anything to do with the rugby match from the prior night. Politics is even more funny, I was over there when there were discussions regarding the indemnity crisis with doctors etc. and what the doctors association proposed mentioned ACC as a 'great model' but politicians couldn't bring themselves to admitting "maybe the kiwi's got it right". It is funny to see though.


Having worked for several Australian firms in nz, it's not just politics that can't admit nz has done things right. They always know best and what works for them is the only way to get things done.....

Driving to work yesterday, sun in the sky, snow on the alps, feels like a great place to be

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  Reply # 1089845 16-Jul-2014 11:42 Send private message

New Zild is a 'lifestyle superpower' !! Wow n awesum !! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11292771




My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government

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  Reply # 1089917 16-Jul-2014 13:03 One person supports this post Send private message

kiwitrc:
k1wi: I still have a bias towards RNZ as my news source.


Aaah, there's yer problem.

Diamonds, gold and the cure for cancer could come gushing out of the ground and they could make it sound depressing.

Not if they came with Pineapple Lumps

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  Reply # 1089926 16-Jul-2014 13:13 One person supports this post Send private message

oxnsox: Not if they came with Pineapple Lumps


Piiiine*BZZZT*apple Lumps.

CONGRATULATIONS NEW ZEALAND




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  Reply # 1089928 16-Jul-2014 13:16 2 people support this post Send private message

SaltyNZ:
shk292: As KiwiNZ notes, there is actually a good feel to the country at the moment.  But if you're a political party looking down the barrel of a third term in opposition, you don't accentuate the positive


Speak for yourself; I'm looking out the window at the moment and there's a huge ball of fire in the sky that looks like it's moving, if I watch closely enough. Does anyone know what it is? I'm so very frightened... Perhaps today is a good day to die.


If you stare at it long enough it goes away.  Along with everything else.  Although I don't know if everything is really gone, I keep bumping into things?

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  Reply # 1090023 16-Jul-2014 15:02 Send private message

k1wi: I'm in the US now

From what I see of America on our local NZ news I wouldn't want to live there.  Seems every second day you have a mass shooting, the job market is really bad, everyone carries guns around, Mexicans are flooding across the border into the country, you have zero privacy with the NSA listening in on everything (but it's ok cause they're stopping the terrorists), you have to put up with mobile phones that are locked to one carrier, the people of America are the fattest in the world and there's a real obesity problem, the health system sucks unless you're rich and can pay for it, etc.

Is this really what it's like?  Probably not, but it's what I see on the news.

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