Posts by Kumara Republic

  • Hard News: "OK Boomer" wins Public…, in reply to linger,

    Truly these are special individuals….
    which makes the reverse epithet “snowflake” especially ironic.

    Especially when enough snowflakes get together...

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5423 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: "OK Boomer" wins Public…, in reply to Sacha,

    Where did gammon come from? Seen it in last few months.

    It's a British term originally attributed to Charles Dickens, and started becoming common in the early 2010s. The Brexit hubbub saw it greatly increase in use, and not surprisingly it's a counter-response to labels like "cuck", "SJW" or "soy boy".

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5423 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: "OK Boomer" wins Public…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    And to be fair, that's usually what it really means when it's used. It's about the blitheness of people who don't have to worry.

    I'm comfortable with the young folk expressing their frustration in what is really a pretty light way.

    I've taken to using "OK gammon" as a more laser-guided version of "OK boomer".

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5423 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    "Impeachment": because of its potential global impact.

    "We utterly reject and condemn you": most powerful local phrase I've heard.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5423 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We are all Twitter, in reply to Sacha,

    They're full 1080p capable now, amirite?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5423 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: What almost everyone is missing…,

    And i wonder if NZ is learning anything at all from Vancouver's leaky apartments debacle.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5423 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: What almost everyone is missing…, in reply to Neil,

    Leaky buildings still being built highlighting the very urgent need for action especially action on laws governing apartment building management.

    Currently, f you buy an apartment you’re taking on a very big risk.

    The Opal Apartments in Sydney also come to mind.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-15/169-aparments-at-sydney-opal-tower-unoccupied-four-months-later/11002796

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5423 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Are we seeing the end of MSM,…, in reply to Alfie,

    As individuals we play our small parts. I haven’t visited the Herald since they put up the paywall, not because of the charges but because I refuse to put even a single cent into the pockets of their cabal of offensive pundits. I will not listen to any radio station which airs the same ugly people.

    One day the Herald may be forced adapt and adopt a more enlightened attitude. Until then, they’re invisible to me. And that just feels right.

    Maybe the Commerce Commission could look into unbundling NZME.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5423 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: These things we must now change, in reply to simon g,

    That nice Mr Molyneux is showing his true colours again.

    True colours indeed. More in this thread:

    https://twitter.com/BenRoss_AKL/status/1148420739344678912

    And no matter how loudly the self-proclaimed freeze peach fundies get worked up, deplatforming & boycotts do actually get results. Deep down, we need to follow the dark money...

    https://twitter.com/saeen90_/status/1148359680982433798

    I’ll leave the last word to the Grauniad: “The international far right’s potential to incite violence has been systematically underestimated and neglected by governments, security forces and tech firms over the past decade. To prevent future far-right terrorist acts, we need a more proactive, globally coordinated response, as we had in the global response to jihadism.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/07/christchurch-mosque-killer-ideas-mainstream-social-media

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5423 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rip It Up: A history of us, a…,

    When did the typewriters switch to computers? Given how expensive computers would have been in those days, the switch would probably have come quite late in the game.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5423 posts Report Reply

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