Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 241 | 242 | 243 | 244 | 245 | 246 | 247 | 248 | 249 | 250 | 251 | 252 | 253 | 254 | 255 | 256 | 257 | 258 | 259 | 260 | 261 | ... | 995
Lock him up!
10952 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1709985 26-Jan-2017 13:01
Send private message quote this post

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323150/nzers-travelling-to-us-may-now-face-interviews

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


14424 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1709986 26-Jan-2017 13:06
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323150/nzers-travelling-to-us-may-now-face-interviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for that. Maybe we should impose restrictions of the US.





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


 
 
 
 


Lock him up!
10952 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1709992 26-Jan-2017 13:21
Send private message quote this post

I find it highly amusing that our inelegant Minister of Whatever publishes a letter basically calling Trump an A-hole and then squeaks 'I hope he doesn't hold it against us'. 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


8221 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1709995 26-Jan-2017 13:28
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

Rikkitic:

 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323150/nzers-travelling-to-us-may-now-face-interviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for that. Maybe we should impose restrictions of the US.

 

 

Unlikely .  We haven't done it to the Ozzys..





Regards,

Old3eyes


981 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  # 1709996 26-Jan-2017 13:28
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

Heads up all of you IT business people who travel to the USA every few weeks: I just saw on the news that Trump is considering new visa rules that would end the waiver programme for New Zealand. Instead you will have to attend a personal interview each time you go, which means a separate trip to Auckland for those of you who don't already live there. I sure hope none of you are Trump enthusiasts.

 

 

 

 

I suspect if this happens you will be able to apply for a 1 year business permit. And have an interview to renew each year. My sister already has to do this.


3479 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1710003 26-Jan-2017 13:46
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4:

 

Rikkitic: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323150/nzers-travelling-to-us-may-now-face-interviews 

 

Thanks for that. Maybe we should impose restrictions of the US.

 

You need politicians with a bit of backbone for that. They don't exist here.

 

Our politicians will wail that we need to bend to Americas will if we are to ever have any hope of a FTA with them. After more than a generation of attempting to negotiate any such deal and the last one (TPPA) being scuttled close to the finish line, you'd think the message about the reality of this ever actually happening would sink in. 


14424 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1710006 26-Jan-2017 14:00
Send private message quote this post

Dratsab:

 

MikeB4:

 

Rikkitic: http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323150/nzers-travelling-to-us-may-now-face-interviews 

 

Thanks for that. Maybe we should impose restrictions of the US.

 

You need politicians with a bit of backbone for that. They don't exist here.

 

Our politicians will wail that we need to bend to Americas will if we are to ever have any hope of a FTA with them. After more than a generation of attempting to negotiate any such deal and the last one (TPPA) being scuttled close to the finish line, you'd think the message about the reality of this ever actually happening would sink in. 

 

 

 

 

We used to have politicians with back bone. David Lange comes to mind as an example.





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
64980 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1710099 26-Jan-2017 14:55
Send private message quote this post

Rikkitic:

 

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323150/nzers-travelling-to-us-may-now-face-interviews

 

 

This is bad reporting. I was reading earlier today and it's something completely different - visa for other countries, not the ones in the visa waiver programme.





BDFL - Memuneh
64980 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1710113 26-Jan-2017 15:11
Send private message quote this post

From here:

 

 

“The Secretary of State shall immediately suspend the Visa Interview Waiver Program and ensure compliance with section 222 of the INA (Immigration and Nationality Act), which requires that all individuals seeking a nonimmigrant visa, undergo an in-person interview, subject to specific statutory exceptions,” the draft executive order states.

 

 

Note this is the Visa Interview Waiver Program. This applies to people that need visa renewal so that they don't need an interview. Trump wants to change that.

 

This is not the Visa Waiver Program. For more information take this from the US Embassy in the UK.





18468 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1710136 26-Jan-2017 15:49
Send private message quote this post

darylblake: I actually think the wall has become the butt of a joke. It's not really a joke. Although the wayTtrump talks about it makes it kinda funny.

In short, people living on islands don't get it. We just have a few naval patrols and boom job done.

For countries in Europe there are walls all over the boarders. It does sound somewhat funny to joke about some crazy madman who used to host a tv show and says a bunch of controversial statements somewhat regularly. But him and his team and his supporters truly believe they have an Illegal immigration problem. And they want immigration to be dealt with at the border entrances.


Fully agree. This thread has become the official anti Trump thread. I'm anti Trump as well. But behind the bigly attitude and his many faults, the wall is not a stupid idea. And for good reason. However, his marketing of that is clearly combatant. How about Mexico, we have a problem let's talk about it. Not a vote catcher promise though. But, now that he tricked, I mean got the votes, time to act like a President.

2843 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1710139 26-Jan-2017 15:54
Send private message quote this post

tdgeek:
darylblake: I actually think the wall has become the butt of a joke. It's not really a joke. Although the wayTtrump talks about it makes it kinda funny.

In short, people living on islands don't get it. We just have a few naval patrols and boom job done.

For countries in Europe there are walls all over the boarders. It does sound somewhat funny to joke about some crazy madman who used to host a tv show and says a bunch of controversial statements somewhat regularly. But him and his team and his supporters truly believe they have an Illegal immigration problem. And they want immigration to be dealt with at the border entrances.


Fully agree. This thread has become the official anti Trump thread. I'm anti Trump as well. But behind the bigly attitude and his many faults, the wall is not a stupid idea. And for good reason. However, his marketing of that is clearly combatant. How about Mexico, we have a problem let's talk about it. Not a vote catcher promise though. But, now that he tricked, I mean got the votes, time to act like a President.

 

This is a Donald Trump thread, it just seems anti-Trump because there aren't a lot of nice things to say about him.


8905 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1710147 26-Jan-2017 16:10
Send private message quote this post

tdgeek:
darylblake: I actually think the wall has become the butt of a joke. It's not really a joke. Although the wayTtrump talks about it makes it kinda funny.

In short, people living on islands don't get it. We just have a few naval patrols and boom job done.

For countries in Europe there are walls all over the boarders. It does sound somewhat funny to joke about some crazy madman who used to host a tv show and says a bunch of controversial statements somewhat regularly. But him and his team and his supporters truly believe they have an Illegal immigration problem. And they want immigration to be dealt with at the border entrances.


Fully agree. This thread has become the official anti Trump thread. I'm anti Trump as well. But behind the bigly attitude and his many faults, the wall is not a stupid idea. And for good reason. However, his marketing of that is clearly combatant. How about Mexico, we have a problem let's talk about it. Not a vote catcher promise though. But, now that he tricked, I mean got the votes, time to act like a President.

 

Much of the superficial "good reason" has been debunked, illegal immigration has been falling anyway, criminals will still manage to smuggle goods while US citizens are lining up to buy them, the plague of Mexican murderers and rapists are a myth, they're not fighting border skirmishes with a hostile regime.

 

It's nuts, popular nuts perhaps, but still nuts. 


3048 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1710149 26-Jan-2017 16:16
Send private message quote this post

MikeB4: We used to have politicians with back bone. David Lange comes to mind as an example.


An example of what? Lange was famous for conflict avoidance as evidenced by the Lange - Douglas fiasco. In many instances he told his cabinet he would adopt a position then say the opposite.

8905 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1710152 26-Jan-2017 16:19
Send private message quote this post

Paul1977:

 

tdgeek:
darylblake: I actually think the wall has become the butt of a joke. It's not really a joke. Although the wayTtrump talks about it makes it kinda funny.

In short, people living on islands don't get it. We just have a few naval patrols and boom job done.

For countries in Europe there are walls all over the boarders. It does sound somewhat funny to joke about some crazy madman who used to host a tv show and says a bunch of controversial statements somewhat regularly. But him and his team and his supporters truly believe they have an Illegal immigration problem. And they want immigration to be dealt with at the border entrances.


Fully agree. This thread has become the official anti Trump thread. I'm anti Trump as well. But behind the bigly attitude and his many faults, the wall is not a stupid idea. And for good reason. However, his marketing of that is clearly combatant. How about Mexico, we have a problem let's talk about it. Not a vote catcher promise though. But, now that he tricked, I mean got the votes, time to act like a President.

 

This is a Donald Trump thread, it just seems anti-Trump because there aren't a lot of nice things to say about him.

 

 

Yes - and if you read "pro Trump" news/blogs/forums, you won't find it full of informative articles and comments about good things Trump is doing (if there are any), but instead a lot of hatred for liberal views, deflecting valid criticism using whataboutism, false accusation that mainstream media is full of fake news, and links to proven fake news - aka Trumpist propaganda.


14424 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1710156 26-Jan-2017 16:22
Send private message quote this post

Bung:
MikeB4: We used to have politicians with back bone. David Lange comes to mind as an example.


An example of what? Lange was famous for conflict avoidance as evidenced by the Lange - Douglas fiasco. In many instances he told his cabinet he would adopt a position then say the opposite.


I don't really want to get into that here, it's off topic




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


1 | ... | 241 | 242 | 243 | 244 | 245 | 246 | 247 | 248 | 249 | 250 | 251 | 252 | 253 | 254 | 255 | 256 | 257 | 258 | 259 | 260 | 261 | ... | 995
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.