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Topic # 229169 10-Feb-2018 19:46
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Curious on peoples take on this, very polarizing and I am sure he could care less if 2 million people sign the petition that is currently out to stip his knight hood.

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/101322566/tens-of-thousands-sign-petition-to-strip-sir-bob-jones-of-his-knighthood 





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  Reply # 1954915 10-Feb-2018 20:05
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I think people need to get a grip, he was pretty obviously taking the piss.





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  Reply # 1954916 10-Feb-2018 20:11
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I'm not particularly bothered by it but I'm not Maori. If they feel offended by this they have every right to object.

 

 





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  Reply # 1954917 10-Feb-2018 20:25
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He is a racist old richman trying to regain some primetime by stirring up racial intolerance. I am pleased that NBR took it down but it should not have been put up in the first place.




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  Reply # 1955000 10-Feb-2018 23:56
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Whining snowflakes. Suck it up.






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  Reply # 1955058 11-Feb-2018 07:56
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Geektastic:

Whining snowflakes. Suck it up.



So people who oppose racism are snowflakes




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  Reply # 1955105 11-Feb-2018 10:10
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MikeB4:
Geektastic:

 

Whining snowflakes. Suck it up.

 



So people who oppose racism are snowflakes

 

 

 

I don't regard the article as racist, to be honest.






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  Reply # 1955107 11-Feb-2018 10:15
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You are kidding surely




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  Reply # 1955124 11-Feb-2018 10:52
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The whole honours system is based on the British version of the Magic Kingdom & Disneyland characters.    On special days the 'royal' family and hangers-on parade around dressed in ridiculous fancy dress uniforms.    Harry got sent to Iraq because it suited the royals and Tony Blair to have him there.   William has done some good work as a rescue helicopter pilot but again it is all politically motivated for the politicians and the royal family to look good.    All it takes to be a royal is to be personable and shake hands.    Go back 800 years and a King actually had to lead an army and put his life at risk.    These days the royal family are only there because the Brits. have not worked out how to write a constitution and have an elected head of State.   All 'royalty' is a joke.

 

So getting back to Bob Jones' 'knighthood' it is just a great big joke anyway.    Along with many other sirs and dames he got it by making a lot of money & very little else.    You'll find the most deserving people are the ones getting the lesser honours such as QSO.   Such as a person who has looked after foster children for 40 years.    Anyway, it should be called a New Zealand Service Order.   Not QSO.


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  Reply # 1955126 11-Feb-2018 11:02
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amiga500:

 

Anyway, it should be called a New Zealand Service Order.   Not QSO.

 

 

 

 

But then it'd be confused with The NZSO, though that's useful if prone to blowing one's own trumpet I guess.

 

Bob Jones has been a troll for many decades.

 

The best way to deal with trolls is .... ???

 

 


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  Reply # 1955131 11-Feb-2018 11:22
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People who feel targeted by particular comments have every right to be offended and to respond in appropriate fashion. Those who are not targeted may also feel offended on behalf of those who are on grounds of taste and good manners. I personally do not have a problem with Bob Jones. Some things he says I find unfunny. Others can be entertaining. He is witty and makes some valid points, or at least has in the past. The column cited here seems pretty gratuitous to me, but was obviously meant to be provocative. It probably does qualify as trolling.

 

Personally, I don't care whether he is stripped of his knighthood or not as I fully agree with the comments on this by @amiga500. British honours for New Zealand citizens are a ridiculous anachronism and were only reintroduced by a fawning John Key so he could have some scraps with the corgis at the Queen's table. People who want to be knights or some such nonsense should go live in Britain. I am not against honours, but they should be New Zealand ones.

 

 





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  Reply # 1955149 11-Feb-2018 12:32
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Jones is going Trump on the woman who started the petition. Says he will sue her:

TVNZ: Sir Bob told 1News on Thursday: "I wrote a perfectly factual thing. It's not racist", and called the petition to strip him of his knighthood "infantile". He told Radio Live he wants to sue her for around $20,000 and told the station, "we will have a lot of fun with her".

One maori person protests or something and he writes rude things about all maori people. Looks a bit racist to me, to say the least.

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  Reply # 1955233 11-Feb-2018 14:58
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Seems unnecessary and excessive to me.

 

 





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  Reply # 1955240 11-Feb-2018 15:18
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Next time the 'royals' come to NZ I might get out and protest.   Not like that guy in Auckland who would try to throw a bucket of horse dung at them, but by making up a big sign such as 'NZ welcomes visit from London Disney Plc'    Wouldn't get arrested for that.


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I take it there are several online petitions to strip Sir Ngata Love of his Knighthood. You mean there isn't? I couldn't imagine why.


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  Reply # 1955534 12-Feb-2018 10:04
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Rikkitic:

 

Seems unnecessary and excessive to me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poor old Sir Bob is a perfect example of a triggered snowflake.


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