Posts by Steve Curtis

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  • Legal Beagle: Up to 11,

    The 5% itself can vary from election to election as the votes cast change due to population and turnout.
    What about a fixed amount of 75,000 votes or even the number of enrolled voters of the smallest ( general ) seat which is roughly 45,000. Of course you dont need 45000 votes to win a seat , just a plurality

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Election Fact Check #3: It…,

    The applying in advance for voting papers ( which are then sent to you by post) seems to be an Australian thing but they also have the standard early voting procedure.
    The DomPost and Wikipedia have the correct version, so where did the Listener get its information ?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Election Fact Check #3: It…, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    If you arent sending back the voter registration form then they are automatically un enrolled
    . I fail to see the logic in getting IRD letters ( to pay up ?) allows some sort of voter fraud.
    Ps make a habit of sending back letters , return to sender

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Thanks, Steve. For everything.,

    Jobs was nearly alone in the computer industry in his belief that it was better for users if a single company made every part of every device. In an age ruled by mediocre modularity—where one company makes your hardware, another makes your software, and another bundles ads and crapware onto the machine—Jobs saw electronics as an expression of a fierce, if inscrutable, artistic vision

    writes Farhad Manjoo at Slate.
    Of course Fisher & Paykel used to do this as well

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: A Friday-Appropriate Hager Excerpt,

    I would have thought the junior officers in the SAS were like a jury foreman, only there to have a single person to pass on or receive orders from higher up

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: A Friday-Appropriate Hager Excerpt,

    High on a hill was a lonely goatherd
    Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
    Loud was the voice of the lonely goatherd
    Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo.....

    Who would have guessed that the SAS Regimental March was the Sound of Music

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Mana update,

    Davis and labours better organisation will see them win by less than 500 votes.

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  • Hard News: Time to get a grip,

    In the recent Baden Wurttemburg state elections ( where the Greens will lead the new government in spite of coming second),
    Wikipedia says B-W doesnt have a list at all ( uniquely in german state elections), The supplementary members are selected from the defeated electoral candidates , by party and by the highest numbers of votes they received.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: Life in the New Republic,

    One more thing . The parliament has been renamed as the Duma to more properly reflect its new role.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: He is Henry the Eighth, he…,

    So the Minister could order the election of Jim Anderton as Mayor of Christchurch to be nullified- and no one could do a thing about it

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 262 posts Report Reply

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