Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Open House

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Adolf

14 comments:

Jamie said...

Changing the flag while trying to send the lads to a warzone while trying to take their flag off em...

I say treachery...

pdm said...

and I say you write a lot garbage Jamie.

Jamie said...

Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones...

The Veteran said...

Jamie ... if the flag is to be changed then it is the people that will change it, not the government. Speaking personally and, while I am not completely cold on the idea, it would take a lot to convince me to vote for change.

It is interesting though that the young people I speak to (18-25 age group) seem far more receptive to the proposal than those of my generation.

Interesting too that if you visit CWGC Cemeteries the grave markers on NZL graves are adorned with a fern and not our flag.

Jamie said...

Oh don't make me laugh...

A referendum you say, like when Jonny Boi had a referendum on the sale of state assets...

'The Veteran' hey you know there is more than one aye bud, and you don't speak for all of us...

This flag change has something to do with the TPPA aka signing away our sovereignty to offshore corporations so they can sue us...

Thanks but no thanks,
A young returned serviceman...

The Veteran said...

Gueez Jamie ... it's really quite difficult having an intelligent conversation with you.
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Point One ... 'Jonny Boi' (as you so quaintly put it) did not have a referendum on the sale of State Assets. That was forced on NZL by the Greens/Labour/Winston First who refused to accept that National had an electoral mandate to proceed despite the process being clearly flagged as a manifesto commitment.

Point two ... of course I don't speak for all veterans. Never claimed to. But I don't speak in riddles either.

Point three ... your comment about the flag debate being tied up with the TPPA agreement puts you fairly in the realm of conspiracy theorists. An acolyte of Colin Craig perhaps?

Point four ... NZL lives or dies by trade. As an amateur historian I find it fascinating that, back in the 19th Century, it was the 'High Tories' who were completely anti free trade while it was the Free Trade Liberals who saw the advantages likely to accrue from breaking down trade barriers. Up until recently NZL appeared to have a political consensus on free trade with Labour, to its credit, signing several FT agreements. The situation is changing. Labour appears to be backing off, moving towards and aligning itself with the Greens and NZ First in opposing free trade deals. All three are taking upon the mantle of the High Tory twits of old.

Jamie said...

You think I came down in the last shower 'The Veteran'???

Sign the TPPA contract without even getting to look at the fine print???

That's what I call being a mug...

Perhaps you can ask some of your 'friends' for some of the details???

Anonymous said...

Jamie,

I have a modified aftermarket tin reflector/foil helmet I can sell you for a substantial discount.

It includes an extra layer of lining made of lead and is guaranteed to repel all microwaves and the NSA are unable to read your thoughts through it.

It also comes with lead lined ear protectors to prevent the CIA planting ghost whispers in your head via your ear canals.

Discounted price is only $399.95 - includes personal delivery as we all know the Courier companies and NZ Post are indirect members of the Illuminati.

Jimmie

Jamie said...

Full-time un-employed with no benefits so go spruik your products elsewhere bud

The Veteran said...

Jamie ... perhaps you can enlighten me as to when any country involved in free trade (or any other) negotiations) conducts those negotiations through the media.

If they did they would never get past first base.

As with any negotiations they will involve a bit of give and take.

You will get to look at the detail once the negotiations have concluded. At that point you can decide whether, on balance, it's a good deal.

Until then it's probably not overly wise to take a position unless of course you are firmly in the camp of Jane Kelsey who has opposed each and every trade deal ever signed as evil. But, to be fair, the Professor is closeted away in academia and sucking off the public teat without having to answer any challenge to her Luddite views.

Jamie said...

Your taking the piss if you think I'm gonna take your word for it bud...

I'll go further and say that as far as I'm concerned your word don't mean jack, and your medals ain't worth the tin they are made of...

If you don't like them apples then come sort me out, man on man like...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Jamie, you just got yourself a one week holiday.

The Veteran said...

Jamie ... I was prepared to cut you a bit of slack but your latest outburst and particularly "your word don't mean jack" means that you and I are going our separate ways.

You are banned from 'my' blog permanently.

p.s. on an earlier post you said you were unemployed. Real soldiers don't have problems gaining employment once they exit the service.

Jamie said...
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