with a section on its "About" page titled "Rooted in Minnesota,"
On a similar note to SST - how about this piece of meaningless reporting from the Herald today
tTwo-thirds of 323 Aucklanders surveyed support turning busy Queen St into a pedestrian mall.
Sixty four per cent wanted more pedestrian access to Queen St, with either no traffic at all or shared by pedestrians and vehicles with business in the area, such as delivery vans.
UMR Research said 33 per cent of those wanted Queen St closed to all traffic and made into a pedestrian mall, 31 per cent preferred a shared zone and 32 per cent wanted to keep the street as it is.
The margin of error for the Auckland part was plus or minus 5.5 per cent
Start by lumping together 2 different opinions as one. Then quote a 5.5 margin of error with 3 opinions with only 2% between them.
Lies, damned lies and statistics
From this weekend's Act party conference - a charming example of political incorrectness
As one of several guest speakers to address the conference, former National Party leader Don Brash said he did not know why so many public events must began with a prayer (karakia) or lengthy speech in Maori, even if none of those present could understand it.
"Most New Zealanders these days don't say any prayers. Why should they have Maori prayers they can't understand thrust upon them?"
But he rejected suggestions he wanted to scrap the Treaty of Waitangi. He said the document had been ahead of its time. In 1840, the policy in Australia had been to "shoot the natives".
That prompted one delegate to interject "Let's bring it in", drawing gasps of disapproval from those around him
My eagle eyed wife found this on another site last night as well
Worrying thought though - if this is what happened to someone's cannabis crop what has happened to the suburban P labs?
Meanwhile our election is going to be November 26th this year. John Key will be hoping the AB's do ok in the world cup.
I'd not seen it for 25 odd years and I'm buzzing off it.
Ah memories - nothing like good old 1980s police brutality. I got a bit of it myself.
On a lighter note the 80's dancing in bright colored shirts thing reminds me a lot of the Wiggles
I had a friend at high school in the 80s whose parents were walking with another couple along a fairly deserted stretch of beach in the Coromandel. They came across a small dune which they walked over only to fall waist deep inside a rotting whale carcass which had been covered up with wind blown sand.
Didn't smell it myself of course but I reckon it must be up there!
Not quite a holiday story, but I went to Carols by Glowsticks in Warkworth just before Xmas with friends and family. Lockwood Smith had flown all the way from a parliamentary sitting to host the show. By host I mean be lead singer on every song, doing a fine Michael Crawford impression belting out each number like an Andrew Lloyd Weber production. Bizarre really. Obviously the man can't bear to not be the centre of attention - like the last time I met him
(it seems you just can't get hoggets or two-tooths these days)
This might help
I was thinking more about the last 2 words in the phrase, or is that just my cesspit of a mind?