Posts by Tom Semmens

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  • Polity: Booze review! Brewday IV, in reply to Globalmitch,

    Hahahaha

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  • Legal Beagle: The flag referendum:…,

    The flag will come up again when we become a republic. However, you only get one chance to look John Key in the eye and kick him in the balls. You all know what to do.

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  • Polity: Booze review! Brewday IV,

    Whenever I hear the words "craft beer" I reach for my revolver.

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  • Hard News: So what now?,

    I am not what is more amazing about that Orsman piece - its shear gloating malevolence or that he managed to restrain himself from calling the mayor "pants down". An utterly, ridiculously, one sided bit of tripe.

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  • Hard News: Mt Eden: Not a closing but an…,

    I had a big pash once at the bottom of that crater, at night you can see the top but they can't see the bottom!! As for banning cars, assuming you are fit and healthy, if you are to lazy to walk to the top you don't deserve the view.

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  • Hard News: Listening Lounge 2016: Drugs…,

    No Max Key discussing the modern phenomena of the cretinous egotist as DJ?

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  • Polity: Protesting too much: responses…, in reply to Richard Wain,

    So let me see if I have got this: You are having a whinge because somehow, and despite the fact our media is dominated by the voices of reactionary apologists, having a Labour voice is a bridge to far?

    You remind me of the UK Labour Blairites, who managed to stay in Labour despite Iraq and Blair's creation of a quasi police state, only suddenly discover their moral principles and flounce out of the party kicking up as big a self importantt fuss as possible when Corbyn got elected.

    Go away, you fool.

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  • Polity: Protesting too much: responses…, in reply to linger,

    you raise a good point about the self-employed, particularly because the values of the modern corporate governance model is effectively a sociopathic renunciation of the social contract in any form, so any levy is likely to be met with increasing the number of "contractors" who are "self employed".

    What if you simply change "salary" to "income" and "12 years full time employment" to "23,000 worked hours"?

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  • Polity: Protesting too much: responses…,

    My take on this is the big winners will be polytechs. They already offer exactly the sort of certificate/diploma/degree mix that a lot of adult workers who wish to retrain might be interested in. The big issue is the three year max thing. Personally, I would like to see something additional like six months off on 75% of your previous salary (capped) for every 12 years of full time paid employment, up to a maximum of 18 months, conditional on being in full time study and passing. I would fund this like ACC, with a levy on employers - who after all will benefit from this training.

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  • Polity: On tour with The Boss,

    Wow, the wannabe guardinistas of PA are strong on this one.

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