It is interesting to note that a significant number of people (~80) put National at 0, and a similar number of people put Labour at 10. Were they the same people ?
Interesting question…we’ve got the data. Any thoughts about how to answer that question? You want to know specifically about those 160-odd people?
Perhaps a graph of where National was placed for those who ranked Labour at 10, and a graph of where Labour was placed for those who ranked National at 0, would be enlightening.
Similar graphs for where they placed themselves (including did not or invalid ?).
It is interesting to note that a significant number of people (~80) put National at 0, and a similar number of people put Labour at 10. Were they the same people ? And were they just confused, or were they actively dissing this whole left/right paradigm ?
It's also interesting that the shapes are different, with Labour's mode at 4, and National's at 8.
But the bottom line is that cultivating cannabis for supply – which she appears to admit doing
Where are you getting that info from ?
While what the prosecutor is effectively doing is deterring cannabis cultivators from reporting incidental crime.
No the police did that. They had the option of a warning, confiscation and destruction. But, by bringing charges, they are sending a message saying anyone doing anything outside the law better not ask for Police help lest they get nabbed.
Seems an appropriate time to re-visit The Clash’s take on music labels :
Why comment the code? It’s either obvious, or wrong.
There is an awful lot of code that is not obvious, and also code that appears wrong but isn't. Both of those cases benefit from comments.
why would anyone who doesn’t want to live here want to invest in an asset whose value grows slower than wages?
Exactly. If the value grows slower than wages, then it's not an asset for investing in, so people only buy houses to live in. Isn't this a good thing ?
We need to transition our economy from property as a favoured investment, to one where it is not so great. It needs to be done quickly so it doesn't keep exacerbating, but also slowly, so the bubble does not burst. It will not be easy, but the alternative is worse.
I think Deep Dream's fetish for dog faces, appears to be similar to the way we humans tend to conjure up human faces in anything remotely like two eyes.
That opinion piece reads equally well if you replace Ecstasy with RTDs and MDMA with alcohol.
I would like the threshold reduced to 2 (or perhaps 3) MPs (ie 1.5% to 2%), so that small parties can get going. At 5% (or even 4%) only extremely rich movements are going to be able to get going for long enough to build up this sort of support.
I would also like to see an alternative box on the ballot, so that if your primary party vote does not count because your party failed to meet the threshold (or whatever other reason), then your alternative one does. This allows you to vote for the party that most represents you, without "wasting" your vote by having it not actually contribute to the make up of partliament.