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nzkiwi

Member Since: October 11, 2010

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  • [1] March 31, 2015 at 5:03am

    Actually, both words are correct.

    A quote from the dictionary: “The tendency has been to restrict the strong past participle ( awoken) to the original intransitive sense of awake and the weak inflection ( awakened) to the transitive, but this never has been complete.”

    Both words come from the old English word “aweccan”. The above explanation notwithstanding, I think it just depends on the usage to which one is accustomed.

    I like words…

  • March 31, 2015 at 4:49am

    Hi Josh!

    I haven’t seen much of you here, but that’s most likely my fault as my time on the Blaze is somewhat limited these days due to other increasing commitments.

    I don’t normally like to treat the Blaze as a social medium but, on reading the comments about your book, I couldn’t resist jumping in to wish you the best with it.

    I’ll have some time over the Easter break and I’ll give you a call. Also, my invitation of a few years ago still stands.

    Best wishes, mate.

    Rick.

  • [1] March 30, 2015 at 3:58am

    That was a good contribution, Soy. Thanks for the link.

  • [77] March 29, 2015 at 6:28pm

    The other interesting thing, Agent P, is that Angie’s List has been in business since 1995 and has never shown an annual profit. For the quarter ended June 2014, they showed a net loss of over $18 million.

    I think that they are being dishonest. They don’t have $40 million to spend on their new headquarters and are possibly looking for a reason why they won’t be proceeding with the project. So, why not take a supposed moral stand in an effort to distract investors and stockholders from the real reason the new headquarters will fail to materialise?

    And if the company does go under, as looks to be a strong possibility, then they can blame a “backlash” from Christians and other awful people…

  • [24] March 29, 2015 at 8:16am

    I’m having a bit of difficulty imagining an Arab army becoming “elite”.

    The Iraqi and Iranian armies fought each other inconclusively for eight years, and then were schooled by General Schwartzkopf in the art of war.

    “A high-level panel will work under the supervision of Arab chiefs of staff to work out the structure and mechanism of the force.” Well, that’s the first fundamental error. An army created by, and presumably run by, a committee.

    And what a committee it will be – made up, as it will be, of people who deeply distrust each other, and never tire of seeking advantage over each other.

    Well, at least this “elite” force is unlikely to cause the Israelis any sleepless nights…

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  • [7] March 27, 2015 at 5:11pm

    It’s a good song. I like it.

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  • [2] March 21, 2015 at 4:09am

    I agree that it’s frustrating that there is no dramatic victory, Apologist. In fact, so far no heavy blows have even been landed, beyond the revelation that the server exists and its use by Mrs Clinton was illegal.

    But bear in mind that this wily prosecutor is up against an immense political machine – and one that is battle-hardened and utterly ruthless.

    Mr Gowdy, to my mind, is carefully preparing the ground before him. He is surely aware that to rush forward swinging his claymore will likely allow increased opportunities for the Clinton machine to cry vindictive partisanship. Precipitate action might also provide the opportunity for the machiavellian Mrs Clinton to diminish, or even neuter, this vital investigation.

    I think that Mr Gowdy is wise to proceed methodically and cautiously.

    He might also give consideration to checking his brakes frequently, and to eschewing the use of light aircraft…

  • [1] March 21, 2015 at 3:03am

    Yes, Gonzo, and it’s shocking! Absolutely terrible!

    Popcorn, anyone?

  • [11] March 20, 2015 at 5:19am

    I feel your irritation, Charley.

    In my admiration for the Constitution, I have studied it somewhat. I thought I would do quite well. I got 8 thanks only to two lucky guesses, so 6 in reality.

    I missed the oldest signer and the spelling mistake. I correctly guessed on the non-signer and the father of the Constitution, but I didn’t know.

    I feel a bit miffed as well…

  • March 19, 2015 at 6:28pm

    Darn it! Wrong clip.

    I meant to post this one…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ6VI_bc1j4

  • [1] March 19, 2015 at 6:09pm

    That’s very kind of you, guys.

    As you note, Cavallo, the Nordic nations were once dominant. How have the mighty fallen.

    To give you an idea of the difficulties the local population face every day from Muslim savages, here is a clip (subtitled) from a 23 year old woman explaining what happened to her. She is actually from Denmark, but the problems are exactly the same. The attack seems minor enough, but the clip speaks volumes about the problem.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVoPrkX8Y5o

    Have a look at this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eq_aafC3azs

    I think Sweden is finished. The problem has grown to the point where it will take enormous effort and courage to resolve, and sadly they seem incapable of saving themselves. It is predicted by demographers that, unless something dramatic happens, Sweden will be a Muslim country in 30 years.

    And that means it will become a filthy ghetto.

    That once beautiful calm paradise of a nation has been betrayed by politicians utterly absorbed with their socialist ideology, and so conceited and arrogant that they refuse to admit that a national catastrophe approaches at breakneck speed.

    We already have immigrants from Sweden arriving in New Zealand…

  • [33] March 19, 2015 at 8:25am

    I think you’ll find that an Islamic gang was behind this, Lenny, for the following reasons:

    1. The incident occurred in Gothenburg, a high immigrant area with high unemployment. For “immigrant”; read “Muslim”. Muslim gangs fight with other gangs that have moved into the area in recent years, and prey on the population.

    2. The Swedish police and bureaucracy continue to be at considerable pains to avoid even mentioning “Islam” when crimes occur. They simply refuse to admit that their multicultural experiment is an abject failure by any measure.

    3. It’s practically impossible for Swedes to obtain automatic weapons, or any firearms for that matter, but guess which ethnic group doesn’t suffer a lack of guns.

    Prior to what amounts to a Muslim invasion, Sweden enjoyed one of the world’s lowest crime rates. Now, Malmo is the undisputed rape capital of the world with rapes in Sweden, on a per capita basis, being twice as high as the next highest country. The overwhelming majority of the rapists are Muslim.

    Violent crime, robbery, and drug crime have also sky-rocketed. And again, Muslims, either singly or in gangs, are mainly responsible. Muslim youth are contemptuous of Swedes because they won’t stand up for themselves.

    And the problem is that Sweden, like many other western nations, won’t even define the problem, let alone less face it forthrightly…

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  • [8] March 11, 2015 at 4:51pm

    That was a superb story, Mike.

    I started digging into this after Camelkev mentioned the Kennedy/Tunney approach to the USSR a couple of days ago, but I wasn’t getting very far. I’ve often wished there was an online course in research of which I could avail myself, but so far I haven’t found one.

    I’m very impressed with your journalism skills, my friend. Well done.

  • [5] March 10, 2015 at 6:11pm

    I agree. That’s what I meant by “shredded”, Ax. I use BCWipe which can overwrite with six passes alternating all zeros and ones and then a seventh pass at random. (I’ve only ever bothered with one pass as nothing I do is that secret).

    And I agree with your point that the fact that a shredder has been used at the DOD level indicates that someone is deliberately hiding something…

  • [14] March 10, 2015 at 5:13pm

    As an afterthought…

    If Mr Gowdy can get hold of the server, any areas of the drive that have been shredded will give him the opportunity to ask why. He won’t receive a truthful answer, but it will at least demonstrate malfeasance…

  • [15] March 10, 2015 at 5:06pm

    For Christ’s sake, drop the gear and sprint!

  • [26] March 10, 2015 at 4:59pm

    I agree with you, Nistron, but any incriminating emails are gone, baby, gone. Deleted and shredded.

    It’s now up to Mr Gowdy to use his prosecutorial skills to get to the truth.

    And I can think of no better man for the job…

  • [15] March 10, 2015 at 12:50am

    That was very interesting, Camelkev. Thanks for that.

  • [8] March 10, 2015 at 12:49am

    Also, Monk, Mr Biden displays a certain willingness to use his position thusly…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy07yHAgM4E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjBXfCoWC-4

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  • [3] March 8, 2015 at 4:12am

    Now that was a very interesting comment, Schmerk.

    “Nobody is seriously trying to take your flag away.” “Your” flag. Hmmm…

    And which nation’s flag were you born under, I wonder…

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