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by usermame
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg
Replies: 262
Views: 8460

Re: New Zealand's response rated best in the world: Bloomberg

There was a well accepted narrative that Ardern was a pretty face and a nice, if horsey, smile; good for PR work but without substance. There is now genuine consternation that she hasn't crumbled in the face of a serious crisis, and that the Government's response has earned plaudits both in NZ and ...
by usermame
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)
Replies: 58498
Views: 7077826

Re: The Entertaining Pics Thread (definitely with NSFW content)

The Optimist wrote: Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:18 am Image
Swooping babes are best babes.
by usermame
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)
Replies: 23348
Views: 3044409

Re: Great GIFS Thread (Not all NSFW have been spoilered...)

Anyone explain this? The figures don't actually change position and the colours change simultaneously.

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by usermame
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: End of Another Aura
Replies: 105
Views: 3121

Re: End of Another Aura

Fine by me. I think I prefer the finding redemption narrative to follow to the next RWC rather than the peaked too early trope. That one's so old.
I can see some awesomely redemptive games coming up. Woo hoo.
by usermame
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand's new Foreign Secretary
Replies: 69
Views: 2558

Re: New Zealand's new Foreign Secretary

I'm a bit baffled by the idea Paula Benefit succeeded.

Oh well.
by usermame
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Santa wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:25 pm For example, what do you think she understands about Five Eyes?
That the US gets more out of it than NZ.
by usermame
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Santa, she's only ever been put in charge of Maori portfolios in the past. What were you expecting her to achieve? And what did previous foreign ministers achieve that you think was so great? Getting out of ANZUS? Most people today don't have a clue who was the foreign minister back then. Winston g...
by usermame
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: I have a proud history
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: I have a proud history

What are these 'ads' of which you speak?
by usermame
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Haka dance
Replies: 23
Views: 839

Re: The Haka dance

It's interesting that when society was more violent and many men had personal experience of war, the Haka was a tame affair - almost a bit of a joke. Now, in the most peaceable times known to man, the Kiwi lads go full panto with it. There's probably some sort of sociological explanation. (Australi...
by usermame
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Voted. And seemed to have had the same experience as most. No lines and super simple to do. And only a 2 to 3 minute walk from my house. A big thumbs up to Electoral Commission. :thumbup: Very painless process here in NZ. Not sure why it it is such a cluster in the States , with all their resources...
by usermame
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Tehui wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:40 am
guy smiley wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:34 am Apartheid survivor.


Wow.
Must have been hard for him.
The New Crackpot Party takes only the hardest...
by usermame
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Reduced immigration! I bet he means Afrikaners...

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by usermame
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

So, are people hanging on to their 'democracy pen'? When i voted I was handed the box of pens and ended up touching 5 or 6 trying to get one out as they were all jammed in there. But at least the symbolism was there. It's the thought that counts. As long as you managed to avoid sanitising your hand...
by usermame
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

So, are people hanging on to their 'democracy pen'?
by usermame
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Research help. I was trying to find out how many times John Key was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Internet came up with nothing. You have would have found out that now being a two-time loser, Ardern is in such esteemed company as Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Josef Stalin. Really? You mus...
by usermame
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Kahu wrote: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:22 am I don't think Jacinda Ardern has improved world fraternity.
I don't see that in the list of requirements. Did you see it behind the ghosts?
by usermame
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

And Ardern getting rid of a few find in New Zealand is the best about is it? That arguably less than Obama did. :lol: :lol: Nah, that was just for brat's understanding of Nobel Prize small on the ground requirements. In the real world she has improved fraternity between Muslim nations and NZ at the...
by usermame
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

And Ardern getting rid of a few find in New Zealand is the best about is it? That arguably less than Obama did. :lol: :lol: Nah, that was just for brat's understanding of Nobel Prize small on the ground requirements. In the real world she has improved fraternity between Muslim nations and NZ at the...
by usermame
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

And Ardern getting rid of a few find in New Zealand is the best about is it? That arguably less than Obama did. :lol: :lol: Nah, that was just for brat's understanding of Nobel Prize small on the ground requirements. In the real world she has improved fraternity between Muslim nations and NZ at the...
by usermame
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Just for the record... According to Nobel's will, the Peace Prize shall be awarded to the person who in the preceding year "shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresse...
by usermame
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Wtf has Ardern done to win a Nobel These days it’s just a joke..give it to someone on the actual ground that made a small difference..not some politician that wins it because she hugged someone..what a disgrace she was even nominated Getting those f**king military style semi automatics out of circu...
by usermame
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Wtf has Ardern done to win a Nobel These days it’s just a joke..give it to someone on the actual ground that made a small difference..not some politician that wins it because she hugged someone..what a disgrace she was even nominated Getting those f**king military style semi automatics out of circu...
by usermame
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I have voted early for The Opportunities Party. Can someone tell me why they are not getting more traction? They seem to be the only party willing to put out some evidence based ideas. They are probably struggling to get out of the shadow of the Morgan empire. Ordinary people don't trust quick mone...
by usermame
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Well, I did it. Voted Green, aiming for a Labour/Green coalition. Scary times. :thumbup: I am 95% sure I will do the same. I like to wait until election day so I have all the information in front of me. The Greens need surety, and Labour sometimes needs to be reminded of their values. Yeah, I was w...
by usermame
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Well, I did it. Voted Green, aiming for a Labour/Green coalition. Scary times.
by usermame
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car
Replies: 151
Views: 2722

Re: Help me choose a reasonably decadent car

End of quest.

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Tip o' the hat to Azlan Roar...
by usermame
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Official PR "rate my cooking" thread.
Replies: 197
Views: 4109

Re: Official PR "rate my cooking" thread.

Mog The Almighty wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:50 pmI Coal bbq'd
Really? I suppose the fossil fuel tang adds that je ne sais quoi...
by usermame
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

farmerdave wrote: Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:14 am Class. JD are shit.
Their models around 40-50 hp have the nicest gear boxes and brakes I've used. Same with PTO engagement. Mediocre steering and substandard hydro on the three point linkage. That last is the deal breaker.
by usermame
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Sonny Blount wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:06 pmEthnicity is such an awfully broad brush to paint people with. You have to be a racist to think it is going to align with disadvantage or ability for all people.
Yeah, that's why this thread is full of posters saying it aligns with all people.

edit...Ah, been done I see.
by usermame
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 382
Views: 11864

Re: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...

New Zealand Rugby consists of negotiating geniuses. At last their acumen is appreciated.
by usermame
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...
Replies: 382
Views: 11864

Re: Rugby Championship - to be in Aus...

shanky wrote: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:12 am Crikey. Don’t tell me St Jacinda may have made a boo-boo.

:shock:
Well, if one has to choose between the veracity and competence of NZ Rugby or Aunty Jacinda I know where my money's going. How about you?
by usermame
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: All Blacks renamed..
Replies: 17
Views: 1383

Re: All Blacks renamed..

Jesus.
by usermame
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Terrorist's sentencing starting tomorrow
Replies: 39
Views: 1683

Re: Terrorist's sentencing starting tomorrow

How come people are using his name in this thread?

Oh, it's Dark.

Right.
by usermame
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3105
Views: 71831

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

In hat appears to be an awkward development for Muttonbirds in particular, NZ has announced stage three lockdown in Auckland and stage two nationwide. Apparently a household in Auckland has returned positive test results. That’s a bit shit. Should have gone to stage 4. Perhaps for the next 6 months...
by usermame
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3105
Views: 71831

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

Yeah, I've lost a bit of respect for my fellow citizens at both lockdowns. Sad.
by usermame
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Melbourne. About to be fvcked again. Fvck you Ozzie Open!
Replies: 3105
Views: 71831

Re: Melbourne. Fvcked.

It has to be said though that the majority of expert opinion is that the track we're on now is the right one. Imo, Australia is, NZ is, Sweden is. Not sure about the rest. I'm not sure how those can all be on the same right track. The Swedish penchant for eugenics seems to have come to the fore.
by usermame
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Confusing messages from the news - tvnz say only essential workers allowed to not work from home, govt website says work from home if you can. So if I'm not an essential worker and can't work from home do I still go in this week? Not if your workplace doesn't have a plan and can't maintain social d...
by usermame
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Hareaway wrote:No one here will lock down again .
Oh well, it was good while it lasted. Pity the Southern Man types can't hack it.
by usermame
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Jesus. What unoriginal douchebags. Imagine if those tired old hacks get in again.
National promises tougher stance on gangs, youth offenders

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politi ... -offenders
by usermame
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33697
Views: 1339422

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I’m hoping that Jacinda includes the Greens even if not strictly necessary for the numbers . There’s some talent there and they will counter what’s left of the soft neo-liberals that remain in the party . The most progressive government possible is a Red / Green coalition of sorts . Geezes I hope n...