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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    That's ok then.

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    instant dismissal from Parliament as the jail time is over 2 years.

    3 news ran the story that Tame iti is running for parliament as a list candidate with the Maori party. I see on Wikipedia, that he was sentenced to two-and-half-years in jail on fire arms charges. I thought the news presenters should have mentioned that legal problem. I would be pissed of if I was fooled into voting for someone who is not eligible to be an MP.

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  • Hard News: Never mind the quality ...,

    How did we sink so low?

    They sank that low.

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  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming, in reply to Keir Leslie,

    It’s kinda counterproductive if you’re KDC and want to change the government at the upcoming election though.

    I know they want to change the government, but they don't want to change it to more or less the same thing. I would think not. They are not and will not be Labour/Greens coalition partners. Labour in particular has made that perfectly clear. The mana party is probably going to split from the Internet party after the election, and they are socialists, Labour and the Greens are not. Labour and the Greens seem to be chasing the same middle class vote, with the Greens also even chasing for some National party votes ( which they will get in light of dirty politics). I think that labour has for quite some time, taken the rest for granted. Namely, the people who live in the state houses, but don't own them.

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  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming,

    More to the point, as I recall, she said it out loud. Not one of her finest moments.

    Pam Corkery blow a fufu at the end of her time campaigning for the Alliance party. I don’t remember exactly what she said. It was something about having had a guts fool of the winging whining general public and that she would retire from politics. I remember thinking at the time how she must have been a bottler.

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  • Hard News: Didn't see that coming,

    I suspect Internet /Mana don’t care if they scare moderate voters away from Labour, as long as they increase their own vote.

    That how it works.

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  • Hard News: In The Green Room,

    However it is no substitute for a teritiary policy.

    I would like to see exemptions from fees for student who will end up serving society for little remuneration. I know that early childhood education already has a bonding system. It makes sense to extend that into other occupations that don’t lead directly to fabulous wealth.

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  • Hard News: In The Green Room, in reply to James Littlewood*,

    Which is about as far from National as you could get, I’d have thought.

    That's getting carried away. Subsidizing privet business with tax breaks is what national do. Just look at the film industry. OH, but labour did that too.

    Could we agree then, that that Greens policy could be acceptable to national and Labour voters. Be be as far from National as you can get, the policy would have to have socialist elements. The easy way to get away from looking like A national/Labour policy would be to put the money into university's and start up publicity owned research institutions such as the old DSIR.

    But I don't see any of that. I am seeing is $1billion, tax cuts to business's.
    It's like there's no imagination going on. It's just more of the same. Like someone said. It's just tinkering with an economic model that's left a lot of people impoverished. How will these tax breaks for research and development bring prosperity to people other that people who have the where with all to run business? Trickle down?

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  • Hard News: In The Green Room, in reply to George Darroch,

    Bart, the policy (with PDF) is available here. I’m afraid I won’t do justice to it!

    This policy freaks me out man.

    It looks on the shallow end like a subsidy for established business’s. If so, why not go into coalition with the national party? They could accommodate that. It would tack nicely onto there blue/green looking cycle way policy.

    Perhaps I might be reading it wrong. Are they talking about public institutions doing the research and development, then shearing it with the public as open source? Or are they offering capital for privet business’s to develop competitive advantage, by developing and patenting there own technology.?

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  • Up Front: Oh, God,

    No much opportunity to explore my Jewish heritage either.

    My argument for not running all inclusive social activities on church premises. The problem for orthodox Jewish people, entering other religious places of worship. I still don’t understand the problem.

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