Beat me to it ...
for historic reference…what were the mortgage interest rates back then? 17, 18%?)
When I got my mortgage in 1990 it was at 14.5%, and went up to 15.5% the following year, before starting to reduce.
Heh - I like that concept. A button in Picasa (or whatever) to "Make Selfie" which would take a prepared image of your self (ie a nice one) and place it in the foreground of the current shot.
I heard it was ponytails ...
Welcome to a civilised corner of the wild web ...
So what are his options now ? Never seen again. Pick one tiny bit and argue it vehemently. Or totally ignore your rebuttal and post some completely different totally debunked factoid.
registrant_contact_name: Gwynn Compton
registrant_contact_address1: 60 Manly Street
registrant_contact_country: NZ (NEW ZEALAND)
registrant_contact_phone: +64 27 9173571
Who is Gwynn Compton ?
According to Claire Trevett of the NZ Herald :
Gwynn Compton works for Mr Key in his capacity as National Party leader…
She goes on to say :
Mr Compton has since locked his Twitter account and removed any reference to Mr Key’s office from his LinkedIn profile.
A spokeswoman for the Prime Minister said Mr Compton’s role in the National Leader’s Office involved helping the National Party and its MPs, including the leader, with their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
I wonder if he may be Jason Ede’s replacement ?
Riddle me this: If ‘The Media’ is the problem, how has Labour, or any other left-leaning party, ever managed to win an election, ever?
In the last couple of decades, Newspapers and Newdesks appear to have transformed from journalism (with ethics), to entertainment (business oriented). Hence, the somewhat leftish "media" has become rather right.
Imagine the first half of the votes for a party all preference A,B,C but the send half all preference A,C,B. If the first half are allocated to the winning candidate, and most of the second half are excess votes that get redistributed… C comes out way ahead desipte only getting half the “next preference” votes overall. Or something like that.
That's not how it works. Excess votes are distributed based on proportions. If there are 20% excess votes to be re-distributed, then all of the second choices are counted, but each one only counts as 0.2 of a vote. So in your example, B and C would get equal votes, as is fair and proper.
As pointed out in the documentary, the structure of pay in the US Police Force is such that officers receive performance pay based on the number of arrests they make.
That's a bat-shit crazy KPI ! Surely you don't want more people arrested - you want less crime. The KPI should be a reduction in crimes committed in their area. (Which of course leads to cops actively discouraging victims of crime from reporting it ...).
I don't think incentive pay for the police is a public good.