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  • OnPoint: Yeah nah, but what *do* we…,

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2390 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: TPP, eh?,

    Boing-boing also reports on "corrupt misogynist strongman John Key" ...... "I'll stay in TPP's economic suicide-pact even if the USA pulls out"

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2390 posts Report Reply

  • OnPoint: Yeah nah, but what *do* we…,

    Yeah sure, I went to my wife's citizenship ceremony - she swore to the current crown and all her legal heirs .... we wondered out loud whether of not she could add "except for Charlie", several of the people around us agreed that that would be a good thing

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  • OnPoint: Yeah nah, but what *do* we…,

    here here - I want a new flag, I want the Union Jack gone - but not this flag and not this way, by a committee of those most unsuited for the task, and not that shade of National blue - I'm voting "no" too and not because I want to keep the current flag.

    My favourite flag at the moment is simply the existing flag with the union jack gone, I don't understand why that wasn't in the last ballot, it would have won hands down, maybe that was why

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  • Legal Beagle: Voting in the Flag Referendum,

    strictly speaking Hawaii isn't a 'country' (though some still consider it illegally occupied territory)

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  • Legal Beagle: Voting in the Flag Referendum,

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    Today's Tremain

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  • Polity: Leaving only footprints,

    I’m not sure of the details but at the time “freedom walking” was a protest against the track being closed to ordinary trampers (of course this was 20 years before the National Parks act was signed)

    Now days it just means going without a guide

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  • Polity: Leaving only footprints,

    I grew up in a tramping family - Mum and Dad met in the local tramping club, we got lugged around in the back of their packs until we could walk - wandered bits of the Routeburn at 5 - easters at Howden, and MacKenzie, hunting easter eggs up the Dart . As the family got bigger Mum helped form a family group within the OTMC, which meant monthly day trips, xmas at Ohau (I biked up from the train from Oamaru once, before we had gears ....) etc

    Dad freedom walked Milford (it used to be controlled, closed, mere NZ citizens were banned from walking it), was the FMC rep on the Aspiring park board until forced off by the Muldoon Govt, he was also treasurer for the Save Manapouri committee, possibly the first big conservation campaign ... but he still voted National his whole life.

    I've done a little in California, never really ran into bears (food must be in a bear proof container, pref hung from a tree) there's lots of poison oak though.

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  • Speaker: Blinded by the white,

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    Today's Tremain ... another cartoon in a similar vein

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  • Speaker: Blinded by the white,

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    Today's Tremain ....

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