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by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quinton De Kock will not kneel
Replies: 217
Views: 4472

Re: Quinton De Kock will not kneel

How is that different I think the key difference is in the reasons given for not taking a knee vs doing so. To do so is to express solidarity with those fighting racism, fair enough? Not doing so because you don't like being told what to do is removes your support for that anti racism cause. Perhap...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 3843
Views: 124583

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

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by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quinton De Kock will not kneel
Replies: 217
Views: 4472

Re: Quinton De Kock will not kneel

“It’s everyone’s decision; no-one’s forced to do anything, not in life. That’s the way I see things.” ~ Quinton De Kock I don't know, does he think he's not forced to leave the pitch when given out? So taking the knee is now a rule of the game, what a weird thing to reply with He's not saying that ...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 3843
Views: 124583

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

You think that's bad... wait until the shock of cancelled Christmas Parades hits home. https://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/126785979/covid19-has-the-final-sleigh-cancelling-christmas-parades-around-taranaki Panic in the streets. Books burnt. Churches desecrated. Cats and dogs running wi...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quinton De Kock will not kneel
Replies: 217
Views: 4472

Re: Quinton De Kock will not kneel

The undertone is exactly what he said : “ I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” That is showing the opposite of respect isn’t it? If you’re telling people to kneel, that is the specific statement they are being coerced int...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 3843
Views: 124583

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

The key to this kind of thing is to establish a connection with oppression. Tap into the victim mentality.
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 3843
Views: 124583

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

A couple of kids in Chch wagged a sports afternoon and went to a Vax clinic instead https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/126786924/covid19-14yearold-students-get-vaccinated-while-skipping-class-for-hot-chips The mother of one of the boys isn't happy. Maybe his body my choice applies...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 37048
Views: 1836373

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Gordon Bennett wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:25 am Maybe electricity shouldn't have been privatised/neoliberalised in the first place? ;)
uh huh :nod:

Same with giving local councils control over water infrastructure and creating District Health Boards.
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 29143
Views: 1258906

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Scomo made the surprise announcement this morning that unvaxxed tennis players could fly in for the Australian Open as long as they quarantine on arrival, which contradicts the message put out by his own immigration last week that there would be no exemptions made for them... Andrews has just come ...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 37048
Views: 1836373

Re: NZ Politics Thread

3 Waters will go ahead with the govt mandating councils join up... legislation will go through the House later this year. Good thing. So pleased to know that water in my district, Entity B, will only cost $1,220 pa in 2051 versus $7,330 if Nanaia didn't force these changes through. On that basis I ...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 37048
Views: 1836373

Re: NZ Politics Thread

https://www.ea.govt.nz/about-us/media-and-publications/media-releases/2021/electricity-authoritys-review-of-competition-in-the-wholesale-electricity-market-raises-questions-about-the-tiwai-contracts-and-the-cost-of-electricity-for-all-consumers/ In March 2021 the Electricity Authority announced it w...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 37048
Views: 1836373

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Interesting (short) read about the Meridian - Rio Tinto commercial battle: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/tiwai-point-smelter-owner-refuses-to-give-power-back-to-the-people Tiwai Point smelter owner ‘hasn’t read the tea leaves’ in dry lakes – Meridian Energy supplier says when it's needed most, Rio Tin...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 37048
Views: 1836373

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Bit of a reprise of our recent power supply / price debate sparked (sorry) by the blackout back in early August... https://thekaka.substack.com/p/nz-inc-calls-out-gentailers-35b-super?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cta worth a read and a click so I won't quote the whole article... TLDL & TLDR: The b...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 37048
Views: 1836373

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Good thing. The hell it is. At some point in the not too distant future Labour are just going to give a whole bunch of water assets to Maori. Just like they have forced mandatory Maori representation onto local body politics - democracy in action. Labour stink to high heaven. Ah, you again... https...
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs New Zealand Official Match Thread 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 3863

Re: Wales Vs New Zealand Official Match Thread 2021

Don't read the comments on that article :lol: :blush:
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Brisbane. Fvcked.
Replies: 1030
Views: 41494

Re: Brisbane. Fvcked.

Bindi wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:40 am Terrible news. Looks like the Murdoch press report this morning of multiple infections was wrong.

Zero cases again.
#prayforclogsfamily
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 37048
Views: 1836373

Re: NZ Politics Thread

3 Waters will go ahead with the govt mandating councils join up... legislation will go through the House later this year.

Good thing.
by guy smiley
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1460
Views: 151564

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

The NZ Politics thread is the place for this conversation, we've dipped into the subject there quite a bit. Today we're due for an announcement from our Market Regulator regarding potentially breaking up some of our 'gentailers' as the way the market is structured is counterproductive... I'll see if...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: RIP the internal combustion engine!
Replies: 1460
Views: 151564

Re: RIP the internal combustion engine!

It’s a no brainer really. Tiwai uses something like 10% of NZs power and it’s all green. That Southland area might become a real energy super centre with Lake Onlow pumped hydro too. If Rio Tinto do what they've said they would before doing something else and Tiwai does close down, the country will...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 3843
Views: 124583

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

And the loon brigade hikoi is sitting in a paddock south of the border. Dickheads the lot of them. "Troof and freedumb"... All pretty predictable. I posted a few weeks back about the increasing amount of disinformation that would be coming our way via the usual social media routes (Brabus took exce...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Quinton De Kock will not kneel
Replies: 217
Views: 4472

Re: Quinton De Kock will not kneel

I'd never "take the knee" - I'd clap or wear a t-shirt or something, though. First of all I'd never get close to being selected for anything where anyone would care what I wear anyway. That point aside, I'd not be massively keen on wearing a BLM T-Shirt, a) because of some elements of the movement ...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 3843
Views: 124583

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-delta-outbreak-police-condemn-hikoi-from-rotorua-to-northland/3QVLPP3MHBSQAWSRV44HP6FXR4/ Police have condemned a planned hīkoi (march) from Rotorua to Northland which is believed to be making its way towards Auckland this evening. It's understood a group have ...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 29143
Views: 1258906

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

I'm sorry I hurt you, Grievous.
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 29143
Views: 1258906

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

Read the article.
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs New Zealand Official Match Thread 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 3863

Re: Wales Vs New Zealand Official Match Thread 2021

oh....


you're toying with us?

That's cute.
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alec Baldwin gooone
Replies: 481
Views: 11943

Re: Alec Baldwin gooone

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by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 3843
Views: 124583

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

If the announcements today were aimed at getting the maximum amount of people vaccinated, they would not only apply to ~25% of workers. Why have they specifically excluded retail workers? Vaccines will be mandated for staff at any businesses where vaccine passports are required for customers - this...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs New Zealand Official Match Thread 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 3863

Re: Wales Vs New Zealand Official Match Thread 2021

I'VE NOT EVEN MENTIONED THE SON OF GOD who is also ineligible Carter retired Jesus Christ would say, father forgive him he knows feck all about Welsh rugby. Yeah, I didn't want to be rude. I thought you meant Richie Mo'unga and he's playing. You guys are thick as feck How smart do you have to be to...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs New Zealand Official Match Thread 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 3863

Re: Wales Vs New Zealand Official Match Thread 2021

C69 wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:28 am
Monkey Magic wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:00 am
C69 wrote: Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:23 pm I'VE NOT EVEN MENTIONED THE SON OF GOD who is also ineligible
Carter retired
Jesus Christ would say, father forgive him he knows feck all about Welsh rugby.
Yeah, I didn't want to be rude. I thought you meant Richie Mo'unga and he's playing.
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alec Baldwin gooone
Replies: 481
Views: 11943

Re: Alec Baldwin gooone

You can call me Bill wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:12 am WOOOOWWWWWWW, you know ALL the magazines. You're soooo amazzzzzzing.
C'mon.... analyse the tone of the damned article.
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Alec Baldwin gooone
Replies: 481
Views: 11943

Re: Alec Baldwin gooone

INSIDER . COM


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by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Wales Vs New Zealand Official Match Thread 2021
Replies: 129
Views: 3863

Re: Wales Vs New Zealand Official Match Thread 2021

Zakar wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:13 am Tonga C
USA B
Wales B

Why won't NZ play against full strength sides?
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by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: France - Argentina thread (6 November)
Replies: 51
Views: 869

Re: France - Argentina thread (6 November)

Dupont is captain for the Autumn tests... (hope my schoolboy French managed) https://www.lequipe.fr/Rugby/Actualites/Antoine-dupont-capitaine-du-quinze-de-france-pour-la-tournee-d-automne/1294668 En l'absence de l'habituel capitaine Charles Ollivon, blessé, le sélectionneur du quinze de France Fabie...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 29143
Views: 1258906

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

grievous wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 7:25 am
Farva wrote: Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:02 am Kiwis want in

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal ... 592tr.html
Of course they follow their big bro eventually
Not quite... we'll sit back and do some smart stuff while you guys gargle on Uncle Sam's cock.
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 3843
Views: 124583

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

What we are talking about is how we view the person sitting next to us. I'm not talking patches, fire arms or any such thing, I'm talking about the likes of my or your mother. If my Mother was an anti-vaxxer I'd view her as a f**king idiot and a selfish cow. Good f**king God but I don't know how ma...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tupou Vaa'i to blindside flanker
Replies: 83
Views: 1812

Re: Tupou Vaa'i to blindside flanker

Barrett...'elite lock'.



It's an interesting angle.
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 3843
Views: 124583

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

What we are talking about is how we view the person sitting next to us. I'm not talking patches, fire arms or any such thing, I'm talking about the likes of my or your mother. If my Mother was an anti-vaxxer I'd view her as a f**king idiot and a selfish cow. Good f**king God but I don't know how ma...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: New Zealand...fvcked
Replies: 3843
Views: 124583

Re: New Zealand...fvcked

Well, the Aussie twat who has a cafe that bans vaxxed clients to outside tables and refuses to have vaxxed staff is going to have a problem. Far king awesome. :nod: Ardern sets out her movements for the week We are joined by the 'workplace relations and safety minister' Michael Wood New Framework -...
by guy smiley
Tue Oct 26, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Australian Politics Thread
Replies: 29143
Views: 1258906

Re: The Australian Politics Thread

The AUKUS deal clearly signals a shift in Australia’s defensive thinking from ‘home waters’ to a more aggressive ‘open waters’ stance. It’s a repositioning spurred obviously by China’s expansion.