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  # 1999206 19-Apr-2018 11:16
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MikeB4:

 

rjt123:

 

MikeB4:

 

I feel two World leaders that are deep in the sicky stuff have taken a century plus old notion "the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming" to build a dense smoke screen.

 

 

From childhood experience, when you bury your head in the sand you get it in your eyes. Once you've cleaned the sand out you'll probably be able to see again... then you'll might actually take note of what the russians are doing. 

 

A century old notion can still be applicable today. Because somebody said something 100 years ago, or 100 million years ago, it can't be unsaid or changed. As progressive as you might like to be, you can't undo history, and if history is relevant to a circumstance today, then that can't be changed. If there was incidentally, a concern about Russian last century, it doesn't automatically mean that because this is a different century we can't still be concerned about the russians. To ignore Russian aggression on that basis would be extremely short-sighted and narrow-minded. I applaud Adern's stance on Russia nbow that

 

 

 

 

I was stating my point of view with out being snarky and insulting, a pity you didn't reciprocate. I shall leave to yourself.

 

 

Sorry probably came across more snarky than I intended, but you sounded like you didn't have a problem with what russia was doing - which is something I feel quite strongly about.


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  # 1999209 19-Apr-2018 11:19
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MikeB4:

 

Jacinda want to play with the big boys in school grounds but does not understand that her pock has no ammo for her slingshot, in fact she does not even have a slingshot ( Our world class SAS are exempt from my references). We need to use diplomacy and in the end do what we do best, peace keeping.

 

 

I completely agree. John Key/ Bill English understood this pretty well. 

 

She needs to spend her time building our alliances, working smarter trade deals, and trying to convince global companies to do business here (and ideally pay some taxes). 

 

She is looking for big moments to fulfil her legacy, her nuclear-free moment, and unfortunately, in my view, she is only leaving one legacy right now. The least capable leader in recent memory.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1999212 19-Apr-2018 11:21
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networkn:

 

MikeB4:

 

I wrote "ill" dammit stupid spell/grammer check. grrrrrrrrrr.

 

Yeah we can ill afford it. A saving grace is we have no real way of getting to war with two 757's and four aging C130's and one logistics ship.

 

 

Heh, but equally, neither can we defend ourselves either. We will have farmers on rowboats with 1 oar and a shotgun defending us if it gets much worse. 

 

 

 

 

Having the Singaporean fighter jets based at Ohakea was a good move. I'd welcome more along those lines... 


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  # 1999214 19-Apr-2018 11:27
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She seems to think that by just being at the big cheeses table is enough it isnt. She doesnt make the rules as she is too junior. I do hope she is learning. Talking about diplomacy to leaders of major nations who are exhausted with trying diplomacy is pathetic. She talks about the UN as if she can fix the UN, and in the meantime it is OK for Assad to continue to use chemical weapons on his own people, or Russia to continue to try and influence democratic elections and hack into foreign utilities with the aim of disruption or worse.

 

Diplomacy is great and should always be tried until efforts are exhausted. People like Putin and Assad and Iran and even Israel dont give a monkeys about diplomacy other than it gives them more time to do what they intended.

 

If she want to trade and have trade pacts with the big boys/girls she needs to support them a lot quicker off the mark.


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  # 1999228 19-Apr-2018 11:40
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She seems to think that by just being at the big cheeses table is enough it isnt. She doesnt make the rules as she is too junior. I do hope she is learning. Talking about diplomacy to leaders of major nations who are exhausted with trying diplomacy is pathetic. She talks about the UN as if she can fix the UN, and in the meantime it is OK for Assad to continue to use chemical weapons on his own people, or Russia to continue to try and influence democratic elections and hack into foreign utilities with the aim of disruption or worse.

 

Diplomacy is great and should always be tried until efforts are exhausted. People like Putin and Assad and Iran and even Israel dont give a monkeys about diplomacy other than it gives them more time to do what they intended.

 

If she want to trade and have trade pacts with the big boys/girls she needs to support them a lot quicker off the mark.

 

 

The US, Great Britain, France don't really give a toss about diplomacy. I do not for one minute support Asaad but I do not believe that the legacy for the children murdered by his regime should be the death of many many people. As for Russia's  alleged interference they are not alone in this type of activity

 

The US and its allies have been guilty and probably still guilty of interference and trying to influence elections. NZ should take a neutral stance and make it's own mind up. 





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  # 1999400 19-Apr-2018 15:58
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networkn: Well, I guess I'll stand corrected. Maybe I need to go and take a look at a couple of more modern prefabs, but the ones we looked at 5 years ago, they were talking about a lifetime of 25-30 years. Most houses built using traditional building techniques are designed for much longer life.

I missed what you were replying to, but I'm pretty sure the building code specifies a life of 50 years minimum for a residential building, and that includes prefab.

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  # 1999414 19-Apr-2018 16:40
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networkn: Well, I guess I'll stand corrected. Maybe I need to go and take a look at a couple of more modern prefabs, but the ones we looked at 5 years ago, they were talking about a lifetime of 25-30 years. Most houses built using traditional building techniques are designed for much longer life.

I missed what you were replying to, but I'm pretty sure the building code specifies a life of 50 years minimum for a residential building, and that includes prefab.


Pretty sure it specified that homes shouldn't leak too...





 
 
 
 


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  # 1999495 19-Apr-2018 20:07
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gzt: I missed what you were replying to, but I'm pretty sure the building code specifies a life of 50 years minimum for a residential building, and that includes prefab.


Fyi The building code specifies that the supporting structure should generally last 50 years, but not the whole building. Most structures would be removed by then anyway.

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  # 1999499 19-Apr-2018 20:17
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networkn:

 

bmt:

 

Ah, did I just hear correctly on the news? Colmar Brunton poll has <1% off respondents saying the government should prioritize tax cuts?!

 

But woe is the Geekzone users who missed out on theirs!!!! What about them!!!! 

 

 

Your sarcasm and accusations are repulsive. I can think of *one* who wanted them, the rest of us "righties" were happy for National to can the cuts and spend it on social issues. How about you actually READ this thread instead of doing drive bys everytime you feel like it? There were pages of discussion around tax cuts across many threads next to no-one felt they were needed. This post feels like a first class trolling attempt. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=184&topicid=221426

 

I suppose Wiggum has seemingly gone MIA...


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  # 1999614 19-Apr-2018 22:36
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bmt:

 

networkn:

 

bmt:

 

Ah, did I just hear correctly on the news? Colmar Brunton poll has <1% off respondents saying the government should prioritize tax cuts?!

 

But woe is the Geekzone users who missed out on theirs!!!! What about them!!!! 

 

 

Your sarcasm and accusations are repulsive. I can think of *one* who wanted them, the rest of us "righties" were happy for National to can the cuts and spend it on social issues. How about you actually READ this thread instead of doing drive bys everytime you feel like it? There were pages of discussion around tax cuts across many threads next to no-one felt they were needed. This post feels like a first class trolling attempt. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=184&topicid=221426

 

I suppose Wiggum has seemingly gone MIA...

 

 

 

 

Actually, he has. Not seen in 2018, in fact. I hope that is not due to misfortune.






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  # 1999620 19-Apr-2018 22:43
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Maybe he has found an echo chambre that better reflects his views.

 

 





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  # 1999636 19-Apr-2018 23:31
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Rikkitic:

 

Maybe he has found an echo chambre that better reflects his views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You've made yourself a bit of a hostage to fortune there if we later find out he died of a heart attack or something...!






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  # 1999638 19-Apr-2018 23:38
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Rikkitic:

Maybe he has found an echo chambre that better reflects his views.


 


That's not a very nice thing to say. How would you feel if someone said the same to our about you?

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  # 1999657 20-Apr-2018 07:33
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rjt123:

 

networkn:

 

MikeB4:

 

I wrote "ill" dammit stupid spell/grammer check. grrrrrrrrrr.

 

Yeah we can ill afford it. A saving grace is we have no real way of getting to war with two 757's and four aging C130's and one logistics ship.

 

 

Heh, but equally, neither can we defend ourselves either. We will have farmers on rowboats with 1 oar and a shotgun defending us if it gets much worse. 

 

 

 

 

Having the Singaporean fighter jets based at Ohakea was a good move. I'd welcome more along those lines... 

 

 

The presence of the F16s for training would not mean they were available for defense of Aotearoa.  





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  # 1999658 20-Apr-2018 07:35
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Rikkitic:

 

Maybe he has found an echo chambre that better reflects his views.

 

 

 

 

 

 

not cool, differing views is what makes a vibrant forum and contributes to a vibrant society.We don't want to be a society of nodding heads.





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