Posts by Just thinking

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  • Hard News: Rodney's Folly,

    "I'm in favour of representative democracy, I don't want to vote on everything"

    You don't have too. A Citizens Council (like Jury service - but I give a sh!t about this) can be schooled up on proposals and vote on the options from there. This paticipatory option empowers the general public to decide and gives the best oppertunity for inform democratic decision making IMHO.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rodney's Folly,

    Here in Christchurch of course the Council is developer, banker, and an anticompetitive business operator.

    Ellerslie Garden show was purchased after putting the local private garden show out of business (a sum not disclosed). $17Mil for failed developers & $17Mil for the Tram to nowhere. Market rents (but not standards) for the Council flats.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rodney's Folly,

    "Mr 3.6 % is like Beelzebub" Tail wagging the dog, again.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Not Guilty,

    He'll have some extra glue on it today.

    A mate of mine in his early 20s used to wear a toupee. Playing Rugby with head gear on, just to keep the locks down.
    Thankfully a few boys started to shave their heads and he got the courage to bear it all.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Rodney's Folly,

    As I've said before, Michael Laws is to Paticaptory Democracy what Adolf Hilter was to Representative Democracy.

    Great systems tweeked and twisted to achieve their outcome. More education & information is required for it to work, but then, whatever the out come the decisions are those put forward by Laws. Classic lose lose situation.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Not Guilty,

    Not even a little chuckle Jackie?

    I think the Jury is the best system and still I do my best to avoid it. Even when I've turned up, that's when I wear the suit, silk tie & bling rings. I was told to dress up or down to avoid being picked as they preffer those dressed in shades of grey. In part because I'ld find it hard to send someone to prison, but there are plenty of other petty reasons too.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: The resignation of Captain Worth,

    Danyl may have a theory, I'm seeing a pattern.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Not Guilty,

    A statement from a soon to be convicted inmate. "I'm judged by those who can't get out of Jury Duty, these are not my peers"

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: The resignation of Captain Worth,

    David Slack - "...Call in the Police whoop whoop whoo" Chorus from Goldie looking chain.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: The resignation of Captain Worth,

    Craig

    Key talking to the woman complainant would have followed through on his own promise to do so. It would have showed empathy after calling his own Minister out and asking for his resignation or I'ld have sacked him for..., now what did he call his Minister out for? Key never said why he was going to sack Worth if he didn't resign, but this complaint was with the police and of a sexual nature, as I believe Key stated.

    Putaringamotu • Since Apr 2009 • 1139 posts Report Reply

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