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Repairing Waihopai base expensive for taxpayers
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thanks Manu for the invitation for tea, but I’ll pass this time. You seem to have missed the point of my letter. What I pointed out was that we the taxpayers are left with a bill for millions of dollars, caused from an expression of your own “Christian activist” ideology. As a standing councillor, you must realise that any money recieved as taxes are to be apportioned responsibly to the community and country as a whole. Fixing up an act of vandalism is not the best use of these monies.
Manu, I don’t believe war is right, but the facts are that the attack on the Waihopai spy base was an act of illegal vandalism — even if it doesn’t fit with your own ideology.
04:55 p.m. Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
Unless you have access to borrowed money at less than 1 percent, I reckon you are shooting yourself in the foot trying to take the moral high ground.
The only act of vandalism worth talking about is the Waihopai spy base itself, which is put there to help control and monitor those who can't access the cheap money, ie yourself - you ninny.
01:16 p.m. Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
Oh Peter - really? Calling someone a ninny?! You make yourself out to be the know-all about everything and intelligent, yet stoop to personal attacks when someone doesn't agree with your shotgun approach to theories on everything? True colours coming out Peter? And no I won't publish my real name as I have had dealings with you in your past Gisborne life, so don't want to embarrass you . . . people don't forget just because you seem to have found a sounding board here.
01:50 p.m. Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
I don't want people to forget anything, mate, and I'm quite capable of embarrassing myself as you well know.
Is that really the issue here?
Surely the issue is about what is going on.
Is it what we want? What can we do about it?
Too many people seem happy to hide behind anonymity and turn a blind eye to issues that they want to believe don't concern them.
I appreciate that background noise by the likes of me makes it harder to do this and have long expected at least a few personal attacks.
But, yes, I will take it on the chin that it was childish of me to call the man a ninny. What I really wanted to call him would have got me in far bigger trouble.
As for my true colours. This town has never seen my true colours. You are seeing my true colours now, good sir.
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