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    Battleship reacted to Fish in Silly Season   
    I always thought the definition of hate speech was blindingly obvious hateful speech that directly incites people to violence.
    Along the lines of 1930's Germany (example, not opinion) "All Jews are evil, all Jews should be killed" and the like.
     
    Don Brash has stated "All people should have equal rights".
    It doesn't sound particularly inflammatory to me...
    But he goes on to say that we can't have equal rights if some people get special representation based on race. Other people don't like him saying that, but I think that is a valuable debate to have as a society. I'd sure as hell like to understand why part of my society should get special representation based on race, and if there is a good reason, I'll go with it. Right now I'm not even allowed to listen to opinions on the subject.
     
    Phil Goff has told me that I should have dedicated Maori Council seats to govern my city.
     
    Then Phil Goff tells me I can't listen to some foreigners with an alternative point of view...so now I'm wondering what is so dangerous about this other point of view?
     
    I actually want to know more about what it is Phil Goff tells me I can't hear about.
    And getting back to the definition of hate speech until someone actually says "All stale pale males should be killed", then there is no hate speech in NZ. There are just other points of view we don't like.
    The way this is going, I may actually put some effort into finding out about Don Brash's Hobsons Pledge, and the way Phil Goff is pissing me off, I may just start supporting it...
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    Battleship reacted to KM... in NZ Politics   
    Yes I did but then I was thinking of the Greens who were real greens and were willing to flick the rats away when it came to standing up for their beliefs. Not the current mob who are going hard out to prove they are simply shithouse mercenaries willing to do whatever Winston demands. I say shithouse as real mercenaries do sell out but at least they do it for some tidy gains. This lots sold their souls for less than a pile of used chewing gum. No wonder the original Greens are turning in their graves and turning their backs on this shambolic mob.
     
    I did have great hope, and could have voted for Shaw, but that went out the door the day he stood up and proudly supported benefit fraud, electoral fraud and the blatant lairs that are now Green MP's.
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    Battleship reacted to Dtwo in Platino report finally out   
    Try writing a manual that will accurately cope with all situations at sea.  Basically, line 1 of the manual would say "Gain enough experience so you don't need this manual".
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    Battleship reacted to B00B00 in Show us your boat sailing   
    Rogue sailing down the coast of Puerto Rico.



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    Battleship reacted to Island Time in Platino report finally out   
    I've emailed maritime nz on crew.org.nz's behalf to ask for a copy of the report.
    We'll see what they say. I believe it's in the NZ sailing community's interest to have access to these reports for educational purposes.
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    Battleship reacted to MarkMT in Ashby Again   
    Again showing what a phenomenon he is, he's just taken the A-class Europeans with 4 bullets and a third, 10 points ahead of 2nd - https://northsails.com/sailing/en/2018/07/ashby-wins-another-with-north-sails
     
    Fortunately he still seems to be on the ETNZ payroll.
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    Battleship reacted to Fish in NZ Politics   
    No Political parties
    Candidates elected on "merit'
     
    Sounds just like local body politics, aka the 'supercity'.... Goff ... dodgy dealing..... zero accountability .... personality based politics instead of policy....
     
    The only solution is a benevolent dictatorship. I'll be in charge. You guys shut up and do as I say. I'll start by selling all publicly owned golf courses and plough the money into boats for the underprivileged. Next initiative will be compulsory rum racing, with rum supplied, if you don't like rum, well, have a gin. 
    I'm fairly sure I wont do any worse than the status quo, and just think of all the money we can save by getting rid of all the MP's, and of course parliament, which we will re-develop as apartments and lease them to foreigners (so we can buy more boats). The marine industry will be booming by the time I'm finished with it.
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    Battleship got a reaction from Gillian in Stainless bolts into alloy   
    I usually use Tef Gel, it is available at most marine shops there are similar alternatives.
     
    https://www.tefgel.com.au/
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    Battleship got a reaction from WarLord in Cat in heavy weather   
    Looked like a dream run to me, 50 knots is easy if you are running with it and don't have to much rag up. Yes the bows were pressed a bit wounder how deep reefed the were. They could have gone bare poles if the wind kept increasing. But as those cats are usually fully battened mains might not have been easy to get down.
    The waves were fairly small suggesting they were reasonably close to land .
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    Battleship got a reaction from WarLord in Cat in heavy weather   
    A quote often used by the gutless.
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    Battleship reacted to KM... in NZ Politics   
    Easy the best political quote for a long while  -
     
    It would be funny if it wasn't so accurate.
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    Battleship reacted to Elliot749 in NZ Politics   
    What you wrote , Knot Me, is spot on. This fcxjed up Govt arrangement is clueless when it comes to the 90+% of businesses who are going to be royally screwed by this Horse face cow and her band of dimwits who have the reins of NZ. Snap election is needed soon !
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    Battleship got a reaction from Sabre in All is Lost   
    Bugger that, we all need to start building tree houses. They have gone too far this time.
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    Battleship reacted to Tamure in Stephen Fry & Catholics   
    With all due respect Wheels I am not attacking you, trying to shut me down is classic bullying. You are fully entitled to an opinion but taking offence is quite different to giving it. I pm'd you in an effort to defuse the same issue but you insist on taking ANY criticism of the ANY organisation that claims Christ as its guide as a personal affront to you.
     
    If you're unable to debate points that I or others raise with the spirit in which they are given then the ignore button is your option or at least use counterarguments instead of calling people bigots, I think that says more about you than anything else. Furthermore name one single post where anyone here has attacked you personally for your beliefs. 
     
    You make a point about other organisations that abuse human rights and I can assure you that same standard applies to them as well and you are welcome to open your own thread on that. but this thread is entitled Stephen Fry & Catholics which invites comments on that subject, its not lets Dis Wheels beliefs.
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    Battleship reacted to wheels in Stephen Fry & Catholics   
    Why pick on Christianity? Argue against ALL and EVERY other ORGANISATION that has these horrible things going on. Oh by the way, what about the millions that don't believe in anything as well. What about the Child mollestors, the Murderers, the rapists and so on to infinity of those that do bad stuff that are not Christian. You Biggots.!!!!! IT's not just Christianity. It is Man Kind. By stating Christianity, you encompass me and many of my friends and you only pick on a few. You are biggots and what is worse, completely blind to it.
    Native, you PM'd me and we discussed this kind of argument and you spouted on about how I was always getting stuck into to you. So much for that BS then huh. Your statements are hypocritical, offensive and ignorant and second only to your arrogance in using the Dictionary of really big words. 
     
    I am tired of it. I politely warned about this post at the beginning and it was not heeded. That's it. I am out of here. I have had enough of this BS you few keep dishing out here. You do not make this a pleasant place and the sad thing is, there are many here on Crew that are or have already been put off by you few. I get PM;s all the time fro them.

    I do hope you see this before this post gets pulled. I know it will. Am pretty pissed off the topic was not pulled like I asked at the beginning. I knew this would happen. You guys just can't help yourself.
    Goodbye.

     
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    Battleship reacted in Somewhere in Northland   
    so for those of you who don't do the FB thing and wondered what happened to this its being raced at SYC its going ok it ended up costing 27k with some help from a lot of people its going to break the 30k barrier with a couple of new head sails and here is a bit of a vid of last weekends winter race  the big boat is Hi jinks the cat is pulse

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    Battleship got a reaction from rmiker in kauri waka in tree   
    If you read old pilot books, what is now Stewart Island was called the south Island and what we call the south Island was called the middle Island.
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    Battleship got a reaction from harrytom in Old mans got the yacht buying itch again...   
    The Designer is still around he lives in Tauranga, we have a Mitchinson 39. PM me and I can give you his phone number.
     
    I'd be a bit dubious about the sails, "cruising standard only"  usually means knackered.
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    Battleship got a reaction from erice in Been thinking along these lines....   
    This guy has 20 years on me but I can relate to what he is saying.
     
     
     
    "Being white and male, we are seen as being in a position of power and therefore unscathed by discrimination and immune to insult. And if we are discriminated against, we're expected to suck it up because … well, because we deserve it."
     
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104320484/i-shouldnt-have-to-shut-up-just-because-im-male-pale-and-stale
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    Battleship got a reaction from w44vi in Been thinking along these lines....   
    This guy has 20 years on me but I can relate to what he is saying.
     
     
     
    "Being white and male, we are seen as being in a position of power and therefore unscathed by discrimination and immune to insult. And if we are discriminated against, we're expected to suck it up because … well, because we deserve it."
     
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104320484/i-shouldnt-have-to-shut-up-just-because-im-male-pale-and-stale
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    Battleship got a reaction from jim s in Been thinking along these lines....   
    This guy has 20 years on me but I can relate to what he is saying.
     
     
     
    "Being white and male, we are seen as being in a position of power and therefore unscathed by discrimination and immune to insult. And if we are discriminated against, we're expected to suck it up because … well, because we deserve it."
     
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104320484/i-shouldnt-have-to-shut-up-just-because-im-male-pale-and-stale
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    Battleship got a reaction from Fish in Been thinking along these lines....   
    This guy has 20 years on me but I can relate to what he is saying.
     
     
     
    "Being white and male, we are seen as being in a position of power and therefore unscathed by discrimination and immune to insult. And if we are discriminated against, we're expected to suck it up because … well, because we deserve it."
     
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/104320484/i-shouldnt-have-to-shut-up-just-because-im-male-pale-and-stale
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    Battleship reacted to KM... in Purchasing a liferaft for Tasman delivery trip and then selling it?   
    I do not know who Kirsty is.
    Kirsty does not know who I am
     
    I don't give a f*ck about Kirsty
    Kirsty does not give a f*ck about me
     
    Kirsty and I are equals.
     
     
    Glad we sorted that so lets more onto more important things like saving lives.
     
    Reading this thread there is a need for Safetyber, like Uber but for safety gear packages. How much would people be prepared to pay for say a cat 1 like package for a one off lets say a Trans Tassie for example?
     
    I could be interesting to see what numbers people throw up. Some items would have to be a one way only deal, like flares but then you need then costal anyway. 
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    Battleship reacted to Kevin McCready in Purchasing a liferaft for Tasman delivery trip and then selling it?   
    Kirsty Johnson's experience with toxic misogyny in NZ. I'm sure none of these attitudes exist in this thread.
     
    https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/18-05-2018/confirmed-there-is-no-toxic-masculinity-in-new-zealand/
     
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12053187
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    Battleship reacted to bazzathemammoth in Purchasing a liferaft for Tasman delivery trip and then selling it?   
    Fully. Take that metoo stuff down to smalltalk please.
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