The government is reconsidering its policy on Tobacco and will be recommending they convert their factories to canning the laughter of our children. We know there is a worldwide shortage of canned laughter, only held in check by the dominance of TV reality shows. However the new show The GC was greeted by laughter, which indicates what the audiences are really after.
We dont want the IRB or even Durex to be telling the world what we are good at, we want to be known as the first choice for young effervescent canned laughter
BTW , what was the outcome of McCully v Race Relations Commissioner
A debt owed to Murdoch ?
I suppose thats one way of putting it, when you havent quite paid it all off
This post by 'powow' on the debatingchambers website seems to give an opposite point of view than that given by Mediawatch
Have we moved past the slaughter of innocents to a real battle in the media
Considering that even witnesses's stories can be confused, embellished or contradictory this is par for the course. Any viewers who think that all the truth is being told in the first reports must have a low credulity level.
This seems to be just another journalistic spat over terms such as witness, exclusive or even 'incredible' which have lost most of their original meaning.
I suppose we can be grateful they weren't reporting live from the carpark of the Afghan embassy in Canberra.
Some people still dont get it .
Fay is one member of a consortium of buyers which includes iwi, for twelve individual farms. Whether he is a good farmer or not, the law doesnt require him or any other NZ citizens to get permission to buy the land.
It would seem that Shanghai Penxin have skirted around the requirements of stewardship of the land or even dairying experience by getting the government to run the farms and milk the cows for them.
the dogged refusal of goths to stop being goths despite their advancing years.
Hollywood has thought of it- all ready
“This must be the place” starring Sean Penn as an ageing goth rocker
Currently the Bundestag has its largest parties as the CDU at 27% and the SPD at 23%. All smaller than the NSDAP in all of the elections of 1932-3. I cant see how a threshold would have changed anything in 1933 or as I have shown give a more stable two party system today.
Hard to see why the reference to the Nazi party was necessary.The Weimar Republic introduced proportional representation in Germany , not the Allied occupation.
The National Socialist Freedom Party, on its first attempt in the first election of 1924, won 6.5% and 32 MPs. And while they didnt get over 5% again till 1930 elections, by then they were the second largest party.
It does appear that 5% is too high in that the alternative of 1 electorate MP has become the avenue most likely to be used by parties that wish to circumvent it.
It would be wise for the threshold to be 2.5% for with or without an electorate seat,. that is they dont get extra MPs until they have reached the threshold.
I dont see a different threshold for Maori interest parties would be required as there are Maori seats which allow a functioning party which doesnt reach the 2.5% level. This occurred in 2008 and 2011.