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  Reply # 1824760 18-Jul-2017 20:36
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MikeB4: That political discussions always and inevitably turn to personal attacks and general abuse. There is no need for it.

 

Yes. I created one of such threads. I somehow regret it, as the angst overrides the discussion.


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  Reply # 1824762 18-Jul-2017 20:41
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MikeB4:
Fred99:

 

MikeB4: That political discussions always and inevitably turn to personal attacks and general abuse. There is no need for it.

 

 

 

Of course not.  Politicians would never behave like that.

 

 

 

/s

 



Many politicians behave more civil than a lot of non politicians do. Some seem to think that political discussions or someone holding an opposing political view is licence to throw manners and respect out the window.

 

What I see is many many negatives, and bugger all positives. Present company excepted. The general consensus is that politicians sit in the same bucket as car salesmen. real estate agents, and HDMI/extended warranty beggars at the big boys stores. Id like to be one, make a difference. But a few bad nectarines don't make a bad batch. Its bugger all salary for a 365 day commitment. 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1824763 18-Jul-2017 20:44
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Behodar:

 

freitasm:

 

k1w1k1d:

 

Idiot drivers that don't drive right up to the line at traffic lights, so don't trigger the road sensors.

 

Takes ages for the lights to change.

 

 

Today:

 

 

I saw a video the other day of someone that had stopped like that. A pedestrian attempting to cross jumped up and walked across the bonnet. Subsequent pedestrians did the same. The car then reversed into the proper position.

 

 

I was in a traffic jam at i10 near Houston years ago, saw just that! 


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  Reply # 1824848 18-Jul-2017 22:45
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Athlonite:

Not just LED's but also HID and badly aligned normal headlights aswell makes you wonder where they're getting their WOF's from and does the place actually do a proper job of testing the headlight position or are they just checking that they turn on and off,  on low beam the center of the light pool on the road should be no more than 25 feet in front of the car on dip 



Do you get your advice from VTNZ Thorndon Quay? They keep winding my lights down completely ignoring the performance requirement to illuminate at least 50m of road. Having the centre of the light pool 8m in front of the car is dangerous.

From the warrant testing manual reasons to fail headlamps

"16. When the dipped-beam headlamps are switched on (with wheels pointing straight ahead):

e) the centreline of the light beam is too far to the left or slopes down too far so that the headlamp is no longer capable of illuminating the road at least 50m ahead (Figure 4-1-1), or"

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Council planning departments.

 

Specifically, our local one. Issue consent to a design, change staff, decide previous staff got it wrong, attempt to change consented design after the fact at my expense.

 

Their incompetence not my problem - however, their bottomless pit of ratepayer's cash to pay legal bills effectively means I have no choice other than to cover for their incompetence at my expense. Grrrrrrr 'kin cowboy amateurs.






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  Reply # 1825001 19-Jul-2017 10:08
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I'd not call that a 'small thing that annoys'!

 

I'd also say it's not that uncommon, unfortunately. Seems that it comes down to which inspector you get on the day. In our case, we had a permitted design for our reno that involved among a lot of bigger obs, pulling off some 60 year old drywall and replacing it with new gib. 

 

At the pre-line inspection the inspector failed it because there was no bracing plan. FFS the house has been standing there for 60 years with the crappy old gib why would be need to calculate bracing for the new gib? So back to the architect and spend yet more money to make another problem go away.

 

And people wonder why there aren't enough houses getting built.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1825166 19-Jul-2017 13:29
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People who cough and sneeze all over you when you are in an aircraft, restaurant etc really annoy me! At this time of year it's hard to avoid them!

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People who cough and sneeze all over you when you are in an aircraft, restaurant etc really annoy me! At this time of year it's hard to avoid them!

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  Reply # 1825314 19-Jul-2017 15:14
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People who double post





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


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  Reply # 1825340 19-Jul-2017 15:54
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SepticSceptic:

 

People who double post

 

 

Ba dum tss


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  Reply # 1825351 19-Jul-2017 16:14
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How about a system that allows a double post to be made of identical words within a few seconds of each other?

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  Reply # 1825406 19-Jul-2017 17:54
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Following this thread....

Drops mic and leaves....

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  Reply # 1825419 19-Jul-2017 18:32
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If I was Mike, I'd be seriously starting to doubt myself after being dropped and left all the time.


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  Reply # 1825541 19-Jul-2017 21:54
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networkn:

 

If I was Mike, I'd be seriously starting to doubt myself after being dropped and left all the time.

 

 

But then you're clearly capable of objective reasoning.





"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
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  Reply # 1825550 19-Jul-2017 22:15
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I have always wondered who started the drop the microphone thing




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