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  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to Euan Mason,

    Roughly a million voted for National and another million didn't vote at all. The remainder voted for someone else.

    So like I later said, More than Half Didn't Vote for National.
    Some people just can't count, exactly half only helps if you want to emulate Dennis Skinner, British MP, otherwise, more than half is a majority. Geddit?.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4872 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance,

    Thank god we arn'in Grate Briant... Berate Gratan ... UK OK?

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4872 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to DeepRed,

    Bring back Havoc & Newsboy!

    But then there is.....

    Politics, doncha just luv it guvna?

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4872 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance,

    And...

    "It appeared to us there was a person taking positions in the New Zealand dollar, probably with a view to collapsing the currency at some point, or at least making it drop sharply," he said.

    What happened next is the stuff of forex lore. Traders around the world still delight in retelling the story of the trader who frightened a government of a New Zealand politician ringing Krieger's bosses in New York to yell, "get the f--- off our currency, you little f---er!" This is seen as the worst thing a government could have done. A government must never show fear it only convinces traders they are on to a sure bet.

    A phone call was made, but it may not have been quite as colourful as the legend. The finance minister of the day, Sir Roger Douglas, says he never made a call. But the Reserve Bank official clearly remembers staff taking the unusual step of ringing New York, asking why Bankers Trust "seemed hellbent on creating instability in New Zealand by the activities of this dealer".

    The plot was always there.
    Apparently, forgetting a polite letter requesting a time frame on a wealthy immigrant's residency application is far worse, which is quite ironic considering those that openly supported the same individual for a visa.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4872 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    What are the salient facts that mean that Keith is not a hacker?

    Well. First you have to determine the accepted meaning of the term.
    The common definition is that of a person that can make a thing do what it was not designed to do, whether it be a system or a device.....
    So. Keith a hacker because their secrets was supposed to be hidden from people on the dole that knew nothing about computers an shit and Keith found it an' so he's some smart assed hacker, eh?
    Or was it LEAKED!!!

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4872 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    I teach ethics

    As we all should.

    John Key’s ethical approach/worldview

    is that of a person that his spent his life in international banking and traded in the exact same stock that caused the GFC and we just gave him a mandate to continue his RAID™.
    At which point all us fleas 'n flies run and hide, just like on the ads.
    We are an inconvenience... us that don't want to play the silly greed game.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4872 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to Katharine Moody,

    I felt Key's use of the All Blacks behaviour to legitimate Jason Ede's dirty work - just appalling. He basically said they were cyber-spies when nothing could have been further from the truth.

    You, Madam, are my new heroine. So few here see through the shit as well as you have.
    The bulshite meter went through my roof on that analogy. The Roast Busters have a better defence than JK when it comes down to excusing National's aberrant behaviour.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4872 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance,

    From Parliament Website

    Spending limits also apply to individuals or groups who are not contesting the election directly but who wish to influence the outcome. These individuals or groups can spend up to $12,300 on election advertising during the regulated period without having to register with the Electoral Commission.

    Does this mean that if the Herald paid Armstrong, O'Dullivan, Trevet, Roughan et al more than $12,300 between Friday 20 June and midnight Friday 19 September they broke the rules?.
    (not holding breath)
    And would payments to Slater & co. be included in the $1.091 million expenditure cap?.
    All these questions and much more need answering...

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4872 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to Tinakori,

    Nope - 2002 National disaster 20 something per cent of the popular vote and a shower of media shit for the party and its leaders before and after the election. Perhaps you were overseas or too young or had yet to immigrate

    Too young? you flatter me. I remember it all too well, the Corngate affair, I watched in Horror as John Campbell lambasted Helen Clark over the GE seed nonsense, even Hager said it was quite probable that Clark knew nothing about it but Hey I don't recall anyone on the right complaining about the ambush. The election was called early, can't remember the date, can't be fucked looking it up, landslide I think the term is.
    Bill English may be the best National has to offer, other than the smiley wavey sock puppet but he was no match for Helen Clark.
    So it would seem that all you have to do to win an election by any sort of convincing majority is to get Hager to expose something too complex for simple people to get their tiny heads around and you're home and hosed.
    So don't bother me with your veiled insults and imagined facts, its a waste of everybodies time.

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4872 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance,

    I have given up calling the employees of the Herald, Journalists, even those with that word in their job description. If they must have a word to differentiate them from the mail boy or the tea lady, the press operator or the typesetter (yes I am that old) then let it be Advertising Copywriter or, as the early elite of that field were called, Madmen.

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