Posts by steven crawford

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  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Sacha,

    riding the beams into town
    #localproduct

    The geeks for dummy's book, has a chapter on comment humor. I haven't figured it out yet.

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    That's why National does alright, but like Bob Jones said - Labour governments are more dynamic.

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to linger,

    I’m with you on the Work with the Greens and (others) that’s what I mean about humility.

    It’s no secret that the Labour Party already is a coalition of radically differing world views. A lot of Pacific Islanders have conservative christian beliefs about sexuality and they are traditional working class Labour supporters, which must have made introducing human rights policy’s like the homosexual law reform, a little stressful. The same with the seabed and foreshore atrocity. The Labour Party would not have had to destroyed its reputation for being about human rights, if it had trade one of it constituency for another. Which begs the question. Why not just embrace MMP, and let minority groups get a fair shake of the dice, rather than being obsessed with being top dog.

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Jack Harrison,

    They need to become the old Labour Party of the left and also capture the middle ground.

    That's just not realistic, We don't live in the age of First past the post. Labour has to deal with thinking people, who demand a genuine MMP government. Which means they have no alternative but to show some humility.

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Farmer Green,

    “It takes a bit of time for it to flow through, if you like, but at $5.20 at the farm gate you’re probably going to see a drop of $800m for the Waikato.”

    Any idea how many Waikato farms are freehold?

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  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Sacha,

    Sacha, I don't actually know, but it's in the geeks for dummy's book I'm reading.

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  • Hard News: The sole party of government,

    But, I’m happy to sell ours in a month or so, even if capital gains was taxed but it wouldn’t as it’s my family home.

    and it wouldn't anyway because it wasn't going to be retrospective. so even if you did pay CGT, it would have been 15 present of the gain between when the law takes affect and... I don't know what I'm talking about:( Deborah?

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  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Sacha,

    and there are other threads here about that.
    in the media, not so much

    OMG, the media don’t conduct much forensic analysis on what’s been reported in the news!

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  • Hard News: The sole party of government, in reply to Danielle,

    I’m sure that Labour did, in fact, suck in many respects, but what did we just spend a month reading and discussing, people?

    I’m not going to bother to rehash my feelings about the really sucky things the Labour Party did in the attempt to gain supreme power. Slater had no influence over the way I voted. I voted for Kriss faafoi. See what I did?

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to tussock,

    Labour hasn’t been a party of the left since the 1970’s. Jim Bolger was our most left-wing prime minister in the last 30 years. People under 50 have never even voted for a left wing Labour party.

    You know the old pre 1970s left wing Labour governments presided over some pretty inequitable laws and economic policy's.

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