Uriah Heap

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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Deja Vu   
    Watching the end of the cricket last evening, I was certain I'd seen it all before.
    It's the one where The Black Caps can't possibly lose.......and then they lose .
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Deja Vu   
    Watching the end of the cricket last evening, I was certain I'd seen it all before.
    It's the one where The Black Caps can't possibly lose.......and then they lose .
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Patiti in White Island   
    "PM need to take some leadership and...." - blah blah blah - thanks very much for your input Mr Bridges.
    She's correct in keeping right out of it. Cops make the decision and they've got gung-ho Chopper pilots in one ear and cautious pointy head scientist's in the other. 
    They've gone in now after being appropriately cautious. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from weasel57 in Trump written off   
    Now this reads like a sensible summary of what's occurring in the USA.
    At least there's no talk in this post of "the deep state", "draining the swamp" and "lying Hillary". Quite honestly those are catch phrases designed to suck in the gullible.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in ABs Awesome   
    Kicks were poorly executed on the night. They kept doing them cause they could find no other way through the defence.
    Standing off at rucks/breakdowns is a tactic the AB's often employ (recall the Boks try in the opening game.).
    The Ref shouldn't need to have a second glance, because he has the TMO's to Police the off side line.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from ivanthegreat in KILLING THE GAME   
    Kicking and screaming into the 21st century. No choice really. Locally around here, the Dairies all dropped Best Bets in favour of the Informant. Now the Informant is gone none have brought back Best Bets. There's no print form to be had in the area. 
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Typhoons   
    Problem with rugby players is they're all soft these days. I can remember playing in a  typhoon up at Kimbolton, back in the day. Couple of the boys got hypothermia, but they came right.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from flockofewes2 in Jacinda Ardern   
    Hasn't Grant Robertson done a great job with the books.
    $7 billion in the black. No $11 billion fiscal hole here.
    That makes Steven Joyce $18 billion out. Thank goodness he's gone.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from flockofewes2 in Jacinda Ardern   
    Hasn't Grant Robertson done a great job with the books.
    $7 billion in the black. No $11 billion fiscal hole here.
    That makes Steven Joyce $18 billion out. Thank goodness he's gone.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from flockofewes2 in Jacinda Ardern   
    During his 2008 election campaign John Key said that,, if elected, a National Govt would not raise the GST rate.
    In the 2010 Budget the John Key led National Govt announced a 2.5%  rise in the GST rate, taking it from 12.5% to 15%. It was referred to in the media as a "flip flop".
    Why then should we, the NZ public, believe any tax cut claims the National party might currently be making?
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Pegasus 9 in Trump written off   
    The Trump wave is rolling, and it won't be stopped
    Joe Bennett04:30, Oct 02 2019  
      President Trump calls the proceedings against him a 'hoax' as Democrats race to quicken pace of inquiry. OPINION: The wave is building that will sweep Trump from power. And if it doesn't, well, the thing about waves is that they keep coming.
    We'll know it's over when his henchmen turn on him. The first few to turn may get immunity, but the rest will join Trump's campaign manager, his attorney and his first national security advisor in prison. It will be fun to watch. But the primary spectacle will be Trump himself.
    Psychiatry has got Trump sprawling on a pin like a beetle in a display case. The tag on the pin through his thorax says malignant narcissist. The clinical definition of malignant narcissism fits Trump like a leotard.
    For the malignant narcissist only self matters. So he is literally incapable of feeling empathy for others. What could be more true of Trump? In Puerto Rico after a hurricane he lobbed paper towels to survivors as if throwing fish to performing seals. In a Texas hospital after a mass shooting he posed for the camera with thumbs up, a big grin and a freshly orphaned baby.
      READ MORE:
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    The malignant narcissist seeks praise to bolster his fragile self. Trump will take praise from anywhere. He revels in the flattery of dictators like Kim Jong-un. And if he doesn't get praise he invents it. "So many leaders have come up to me and said sir, your economy is the envy of the world."
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    Advertise with Stuff AP Donald Trump speaks with the country's first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, 'looking' over his shoulder. Because the malignant narcissist acknowledges no self but his own, he demands loyalty from others but gives none in exchange. Again, that's pure Trump. Anyone who opposes him is instantly dismissed. By now the only people still at his side are sycophants like Pence and cynics like Pompeo.
    For the malignant narcissist there is no such thing as truth. There is only what's good for his self. So Trump lies. He lies obviously, brazenly, laughably. When the media points out those lies, Trump feels no shame. Instead he accuses them of fake news. In other words he accuses truth-tellers of lying about his lies.
    Trump feels no shame because shame implies fault and the malignant narcissist cannot admit fault, about anything, ever. So when Trump wrongly suggested a hurricane might hit Alabama and the official weather service corrected him, his psychiatric disorder wouldn't let him just say that he'd made a mistake.
    AP Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence. Instead he took a weather map and doctored it, drawing a new line on it by hand, a line that took in Alabama. He then presented that map on television as if it were the truth. It didn't matter that others didn't believe it. It mattered only that he preserved his own sense of being right.
    The malignant narcissist ignores the law because the self is more important. So Trump solicits aid from foreign countries to get himself elected because it never occurs to him not to. He got help from Russia in 2016. He sought it from Ukraine this year. And that is what he'll be impeached for.
    But his pathological psychology will be unable to accept the impeachment. He is already calling it treason. He will throw tantrums like a 5-year-old. He will scream that everything is rigged. And he will refuse to go.
    So the men in white coats will have to take him away. And as they come for him Trump will try to destroy everything around him, because a world that rejects his self, that throws him from office, literally cannot exist. All this, according to the psychiatry textbooks, is inevitable. What a joy it will be to watch. And it's starting now.
      The Press
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Ohokaman in Trump written off   
    Excellent! Now we have a definitive date. Let's review on 31 October 2019 and see what has been "revealed."
    I'm going to guess that the only thing revealed in October will be more dubious, self-promoting dealings by Donald Trump. However, I'm willing to give it a chance, now we have a date.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from flockofewes2 in Jacinda Ardern   
    Yep; it's a constantly evolving world rdytdy, and it's long since left you behind.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Ohokaman in Delivering pamphlets for elections.   
    "Permanent scowl";  "nothing pleasant to say" This sounds like your sort of town Crusty.
    That's what you get for living "up north". We don't get that sort of carry on down in the Heartland ....in  "Real New Zealand".
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Patiti in Jacinda Ardern   
    What??? An early election because of this. It's hardly Watergate. If something of this nature leads to an early election then we'll be having elections called every 3 months.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from rdytdy in Jacinda Ardern   
    An "Ambitious young feminist" has a male put his fingers in her vagina, without her permission and then doesn't report this attack to Police. Really??
    What did she think would happen by keeping it "In house". Her employer are not Police, they likely know the fellow,, they don't have forensics etc etc.
    "Dumb young feminist" I'd say.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from jack in Jacinda Ardern   
    Oh, I don't know about that. What a lovely picture of the Prime Minister comforting Issac Luke after his last game for the Warriors on the weekend. She's got the personal touch. Plenty of voters like that.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in Trump written off   
    Oh dear!! President Trump has now crack the shits with Denmark, after they scoffed at his offer to buy Greenland off them. The President refuses to visit there now.
    What does Q have to say on Denmark? Are they part of the "Evil Empire"?
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from flockofewes2 in Trump written off   
    Reading these last few postings it appears Hillary Clinton was a wicked woman. A traitor even.
    The gist is Hillary Clinton is evil - so we have to have Donald Trump.
    I would ask "If we accept Hillary was/is evil - why does that mean we have to have Donald Trump? Why can't we have another Republican; a decent one; who doesn't resort to name calling and bigotry. One who hasn't gone with prostitutes, then paid money to shut them up; one who doesn't undermine world peace by making policy merely to get back at his predecessor. etc etc; one who builds bridges not walls etc etc.
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from flockofewes2 in Jacinda Ardern   
    Anonymous booing in a large crowd says more about the booer than the person being booed. Look at Quade Cooper - still booed by rugby crowds in NZ 10 years after he did whatever he did; Steve Smith - booed by the Poms after being hit in the head by a cricket ball; Jacinda Ardern - booed by a crowd who paid a minimum $150 per ticket, have never voted Labour, nor are ever likely too.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from flockofewes2 in Jacinda Ardern   
    Alan Jones is a "shock jock" - not a spokesperson for Australians.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Pam Robson in Babies death   
    If we are to believe "Hands off our Tamariki" protesters; these parents and their five remaining children will be getting support from their whanau, hapu and Iwi. There will be no need for any intervention from a state agency such as Oranga Tamariki.
    Why this whanau, hapu and Iwi support wasn't occurring prior to the baby's death, I wouldn't know.
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Pam Robson in Babies death   
    If we are to believe "Hands off our Tamariki" protesters; these parents and their five remaining children will be getting support from their whanau, hapu and Iwi. There will be no need for any intervention from a state agency such as Oranga Tamariki.
    Why this whanau, hapu and Iwi support wasn't occurring prior to the baby's death, I wouldn't know.
     
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from Memphis2 in NPC   
    Now that secondary school rugby is winding up there's no need to fear....the National Provincial Championship and Heartland Championship are upon us. So don't worry if you can't work out how to get Spark coverage of Japan. Just get along to your local towns main park, buy a hotdog, put a bucket on your head, buy a beer, toast B.J Lochore and watch some good old fashioned Kiwi rugby.
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    Uriah Heap got a reaction from ivanthegreat in KILLING THE GAME   
    Kicking and screaming into the 21st century. No choice really. Locally around here, the Dairies all dropped Best Bets in favour of the Informant. Now the Informant is gone none have brought back Best Bets. There's no print form to be had in the area.