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  • #1741004
    jens
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    jens

    Not necessarily the  truth, gabyone, but perhaps a democratically  acceptable  compromise ?

    To keep the discussion alive and useful, one  should  not  withdraw from debating  zealots,  but insist on  explaining any  available or imagined  evidence in favor  of  whatever  “zealotry”  or “conspiracy  theory”.

    This might not achieve  changing the mind of  zealots, but if we  stick to debating  evidence and not resort to mere  “name calling”,  the  debate  would  be  useful,  interesting and  perhaps  widening  understanding of  the realities we have to cope with.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  jens.
    #1741017
    rob023
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    rob023

    Jens, you got it
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    #1741020
    gabyone
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    Member since: November 13, 2008
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    gabyone

    Go for it Jens & Rob. But please do not stray into every thread with your favoured subject.

    Gabyone Auckland region

    #1741021
    gabyone
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    Member since: November 13, 2008
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    gabyone

    Has anyone else been reading about the the wombats sharing their underground tunnels with other species of animals during the fires, and saving their lives. Would be nice if we humans could cooperate in same manner.

    Gabyone Auckland region

    #1741022
    supergold
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    Member since: May 9, 2009
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    supergold

    But I am not going to discuss this any more with you Rob as you and now Supergold are becoming so incredibly boring in your no win anti climate change  campaign.

    Maybe you should read my post again.  Not once was climate change mentioned.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

    #1741023
    Bryan
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    Member since: October 28, 2006
    Topics: 15
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    Bryan

    there are times SG when it can quite fun to sit back, watch and listen.

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #1741024
    rob023
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    Member since: October 7, 2011
    Topics: 7
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    rob023

    Which is better for you Bryan?
    That or watching paint dry?

    I’m perplexed. What exactly do people here want to discuss?
    In recent times I’ve posted three issues:

    “abiding by the wishes of the group”
    no replies.

    “windows defender scam”
    no replies.

    “pohutakawa being a weed”
    no replies.

    #1741025
    Bryan
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    Member since: October 28, 2006
    Topics: 15
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    Bryan

    There are two ways to find out:-
    1. Is to wait and watch or
    2. try stepping on my toes

    At Home, At Peace and Causing Trouble In South Taranaki

    #1741026
    huiatahi
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    Member since: March 22, 2017
    Topics: 2
    Replies: 1106
    huiatahi

    ouch 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎

    huiatahi

    #1741027
    paulinem
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    Member since: July 8, 2006
    Topics: 9
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    paulinem

    A topic of discussion with today’s society. Raising our children etc. Going back to grownups  days of raising the children. The norm I suspect back then was Dad would go out and earn the money to pay the mortgage /rent and provide money to pay for food and energy  to heat/cook etc. Mum would stay at home, she would enjoy a family benefit payment to help with some costs in raising  junior until he/she was semi independent ( school) and then some mum’s would look for part time work only so she could be home when her children came home from school.

    In my time as  I sent my children to playschool etc,  you were expected to be on a roster to be  a mother help at the playschool. Later when children were all at school parents were called to help supervise the children  at camps or out of school activities ie swimming etc.

    I found in doing the parent activity is was great for social contact/friendship with other mother’s in my area. With the result now approx 60 yrs plus later some of the mother’s are still friends of mine. Sadly some have moved on to other locations and some sadly died.

    What about today raising our children , many to most mother’s are taking  six weeks maternity leave then returns to work putting  her new child into day care. I personally dont feel easy about this as the child will grow into school years etc with out Mum being a large part of his/her life and will take on  the values of the child care she spent most of her/his pre school years, and not so much the values of his/her parents. When child sees his/her parents   particularly after work Mum/Dad they will often be tired and be keen to see child away to bed ASAP  so they can recover from the days work.

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