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  Reply # 1715295 4-Feb-2017 10:38
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Geektastic:

 

frankv:

 

Geektastic:

 

The sign should read "Taxpayers of Wellington Region - Principle Funders"!!!

 

 

People who can't distinguish between ratepayers and taxpayers.

 

 

 

 

That's not a distinction since rates are simply a form of taxation.

 

 

In that case a kid buying lollies is a taxpayer, which he/she is. The distinction is those who pay tax to NZ and those who pay tax to the local Govt. 


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freitasm:

 

Buying shirts in a "good" retail store and find out buttons start falling after wearing them twice.

 

 

Perhaps buy a larger size shirt? [ducks for cover] lol

 

 


 
 
 
 


Hmm, what to write...
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  Reply # 1715312 4-Feb-2017 10:52
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freitasm:

 

Buying shirts in a "good" retail store and find out buttons start falling after wearing them twice.

 

 

Try this, you will never buy a shirt at a store again.

 

https://www.ctshirts.com/intl/home

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1715314 4-Feb-2017 10:56
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mdooher:

 

freitasm:

 

Buying shirts in a "good" retail store and find out buttons start falling after wearing them twice.

 

 

Try this, you will never by a shirt at a store again.

 

https://www.ctshirts.com/intl/home

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watching spellcheck not recognise grammar.  


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  Reply # 1715318 4-Feb-2017 11:02
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CNN. Ive read two articles, and as usual a video starts with an ad, even though I did not want to watch the video. But the ad has no pause or Close button. Damn annoying. 


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  Reply # 1715334 4-Feb-2017 11:44
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That is what the no autoplay extensions are for. Javascript button also works.

 

 





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  Reply # 1715342 4-Feb-2017 12:23
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Geektastic:

 

 

 

That's not a distinction since rates are simply a form of taxation.

 

 

Of course both are taxes but there are profound differences between them that are relevant and significant. Your attitude is as silly as saying "Both carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are gases, so who cares about discussing them further!" A few cursory glances at the Rating Valuations Act and the Tax Administration Act, for example, would reveal some important differences. But given your profoundly ignorant attitude towards any kind of taxation, which you are never exactly shy about revealing, one would expect that you don't care. But facts don't depend on whether you care for them.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1715377 4-Feb-2017 13:25
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The autoplaying videos on Stuff, with no way to turn them off by default, really annoy me. If you scroll and your mouse pointer happens to brush on an ad frame, 5 secs later it starts loudly playing.

 

Or at least it used to. I don't like to adblock local media sites in general principle, but I have adblocked Stuff. For those increasingly rare occasions when I actually bother going to that site.


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  Reply # 1715486 4-Feb-2017 18:31
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dejadeadnz:

 

Geektastic:

 

 

 

That's not a distinction since rates are simply a form of taxation.

 

 

Of course both are taxes but there are profound differences between them that are relevant and significant. Your attitude is as silly as saying "Both carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide are gases, so who cares about discussing them further!" A few cursory glances at the Rating Valuations Act and the Tax Administration Act, for example, would reveal some important differences. But given your profoundly ignorant attitude towards any kind of taxation, which you are never exactly shy about revealing, one would expect that you don't care. But facts don't depend on whether you care for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That is somewhat insulting.

 

Nevertheless it is also irrelevant, since the point I was making was that Greater Wellington are not supporting anything - they are just spending our money and claiming the "glory" for doing so as if it makes them somehow more wonderful.






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freitasm:

 

Buying shirts in a "good" retail store and find out buttons start falling after wearing them twice.

 

 

All made in the same factory as cheaper priced shirts, only with a different label. Most shirt buttons are not finished off properly with a knot.

 

A dab of clear fingernail varnish at the back of the button stitching will help prevent unravelling.





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


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  Reply # 1716386 7-Feb-2017 10:21
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SepticSceptic:

 

freitasm:

 

Buying shirts in a "good" retail store and find out buttons start falling after wearing them twice.

 

 

All made in the same factory as cheaper priced shirts, only with a different label. Most shirt buttons are not finished off properly with a knot.

 

A dab of clear fingernail varnish at the back of the button stitching will help prevent unraveling.

 

 

Thanx.  Interesting solution..





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  Reply # 1716402 7-Feb-2017 10:44
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freitasm:

 

Buying shirts in a "good" retail store and find out buttons start falling after wearing them twice.

 

 

 

 

Next time you are in London, visit Harvie & Hudson in Jermyn Street and have some made to measure.

 

 

 

I have 8 of them, made at least 14 years ago now I should think, none of which has ever lost one of it's (genuine) mother of pearl buttons...or had a frayed collar or any kind of defect. Yes they cost about $400 each but given their service life and the fact that they fit you properly, they are actually cheaper in the long run.






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  Reply # 1716414 7-Feb-2017 11:09
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One of my favourite work shirts has a frayed collar, and Farmers do not currently have 50% off men's clothing to replace it


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  Reply # 1716470 7-Feb-2017 12:41
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SepticSceptic:

 

freitasm:

 

Buying shirts in a "good" retail store and find out buttons start falling after wearing them twice.

 

 

All made in the same factory as cheaper priced shirts, only with a different label. Most shirt buttons are not finished off properly with a knot.

 

A dab of clear fingernail varnish at the back of the button stitching will help prevent unravelling.

 

 

 

 

... or a blob of Selley's 'No More Nails' if you're a bit more blokey?


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Yesterday ... stuck in a queue of traffic travelling between 67 - 75km/h on a flat, straight, dry section of SH6 in sunny, calm weather.  The slow vehicle at the front was a motor-trike (empty road in front of it) that had many opportunities to pull over (as required by law) onto a wide flat sealed verge but did not. The queue of traffic also contained a marked highway patrol car.

 

Cop did nothing ...





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