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    Thread: Share Your "How i quit smoking" Story

    Well the desire for cigarettes is actually an addiction to nicotine.
    So that hasn't changed.

    I have VG, nasty stuff, makes me cough way more, hate the flavours in these vape products.

    And yes...

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    Thread: If we are not allowed to talk about race ...

    Most people having a problem with muslims have no idea about it at all and equate terrorism with the religion.
    In fact, just like Christians, muslims come in all types and flavours.

    Just like...

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    Thread: Online book merchants

    I use bookzone.co.nz for most.
    Book Depository for those he doesn't have or can't get.

    Occasionally a random other, I bought a used book and it turned out to be from these guys, this was their...

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    Thread: Post your CAT thread

    https://www.pet.co.nz/product/cat/puree-kiss-chicken-puree-with-tuna-flakes-4x10g/30762

    https://www.animates.co.nz/fancy-feast-puree-kiss-chicken-with-tuna-flakes-cat-treat-40g.html

    Chews might...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    And what is a classic? People have different preferences, like music, movies, art, food.

    I read War and Peace once, struggled through it, I hated it, that is one book I would not progress beyond...

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    Thread: To our children who want to save the planet.

    After our daughter of fifteen years of age was moved to tears by the speech of Greta Thunberg at the UN the other day, she became angry with our generation who had been doing nothing for thirty...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    So A Little Hatred arrived today. Finished it a short while ago.

    As good as the First Law books?
    Not quite.

    No Logen.
    Glokta is there but no longer POV. A pity, I liked his humour.
    ...

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    Thread: Good Eats: The Return

    Video unavailable in your area...<sob>

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    Thread: Recipes with non-perishables

    You can buy dried veges you know. Like peas. Normal ones, not split peas (soup)

    And a lot of others keep for ages without a fridge. Tomatoes should never be kept in a fridge at all.
    Kumara,...

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    Thread: How do you manage/track your finances? (Budgeting, Tracking Apps etc)

    I have always used an excel spreadsheet.
    Income at top, bills next, leaves X.
    Deduct food, petrol and allow a bit for misc (into savings) for unexpected things, drs and clothes etc.
    Whats left is...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    Coming soon in mail:

    A Little Hatred - Joe Abercrombie, next book in the First Law series, starring Gloktas daughter, well sort of daughter...

    And I ordered Dangerous Women, an anthology...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    Absolutely. It IS funny, I especially like Glokta...

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    Thread: Best lowcost small town in NZ to live?

    have you tried it?
    I have.
    Twice.
    Currently in Napier.
    Is that small then?
    It's damn expensive here.
    Power costs more - same power co, cheaper in Auckland.
    Rates cost more.

    Food, well they...

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    Thread: Best lowcost small town in NZ to live?

    None.
    The smaller the town the more expensive it is.
    I moved from Auckland to Wyndham (small town in Southland).
    It horrified me how expensive it was.
    OK housing wasn't.
    But rates, power,...

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    Thread: NZ Law and selling expired foods

    I bought two packs of lamb racks from local Napier New World the other day.
    I have noticed that one they smell a bit and two the labels have new ones stuck over.
    The new ones have the...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    wow, snob are you?
    There are bad fantasy books and good ones.
    There are bad mainstream books and good ones.
    It's not the subject matter, it's the writer.

    And SF, the well written stuff, is a...

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    Thread: Great property, quiet neighbours - namely, NZTA

    Wouldn't worry about the school. School is what the kid makes it.
    That's why you see a lot of asian kids doing well, and others not.
    Effort.
    My son went to a not popular school, he insisted...

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    Thread: what are you currently reading?

    I looked for something similar to GOT, and nothing worked. Normally I hate fantasy anyway, some hero who starts out as orphan/kid/whatever, not knowing how important he/she is, ends up on quest,...

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    Thread: Ever bought a house as a filthy contractor?

    No.
    I bought the last one that way. . bank had clause that said financial situation to not change in a negative way
    for (period of 3 months).
    Of course it helps if you have A)A decent deposit or...

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    Thread: How do you identify mushrooms?

    More importnat than the top is the gills.
    Risky though, the consequences of being wrong are too much

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Why do people whine about bad writing when they themselves couldn't write a teabag instruction?

    It was and is all about plots, traitors, this one scheming, that one being nasty, that one not...

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Books:
    Arya still in assassin school.

    Sansa :Sansa, still in the guise of "Alayne Stone", becomes the de facto Lady of the Eyrie, comforting her sickly young cousin, Lord Robert Arryn, Finding a...

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    Thread: Game of Thrones (No discussion of the books is allowed)

    Read the books when he's done.
    A lot of what happened in the series didn't happen in books.
    Sansas rape for instance.

    Tyrion meeting Dragon lady, at end of books he'd just escaped the salvers...

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    Thread: Wet and Forget.. Overpriced?

    onsumer says:


    Yes, it works. But its not as effortless to use as wed hoped. The holder is comfortable to grip but the process is awkward. You need to apply plenty of pressure to remove...

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