all our lovely money the incumbent politicians are sitting on
I find it amusing how people who make their living in the public sector can believe that tax money, instead of paying the wages of themselves and their colleagues, is being squirrelled by politiciians.
My parents do this. They both did (excellent) public sector or government funded jobs for most of their working lives and receive substantial pensions from those jobs. Yet they fondly believe that their taxes are going straight into Gordon Brown's bank account.
Moreover, as an AA member, I primarily want to get my car sorted if it breaks down.
If they start telling me how I should vote, then I'll be writing to the Commerce Commission about their monopoly of breakdown service.
The Greens have removed that underage stuff from the bill.
And yes, an organisation isn't going to be able to collect $$$ from its members and spend up on electoral, as opposed to issue based campaigning. That's the whole point.
Most Labour politicians live on their salaries and a few investments - I don't believe there are any with tens or hundreds of millions in the bank like National's backers.
I've given up on file sharing, since they seem to detect it and throttle it
There's work going on to avoid that through encrypted torrents. Personally I can't be bothered with file sharing either, mostly because I'm not a big watcher of videos.
hang up, fill in a change of address card, and send it to them
That'd be about right.
Personally, I'm prepared to pay $10 more a month for Telecom/Xtra to have a single point of blame - if the service doesn't work then it's them or the modem, and I have two modems to try.
I realise a lot of people are on some sort of crusade against monopoly suppliers and will tolerate a degree of crap to pursue this, but for me, life's too short.
Get Up Australia is a left wing on-line political community opposed to the Howard government, they have 220,000 members.
A similar NZ community would effectively be made illegal under this bill
No, they would just be limited to spending $120k in election year. That buys an awful lot of web hosting.
From: Faux-Vives, Geneva
Tse-Ming, is there really a suburb of that name? I think it roughly translates to "Vivid Fakes". Or do you mean Eaux-Vives?
Oh and on that subject, why does the Air NZ expresso stand (morning rush-hour only) do cappucinos and hot chocolate, but no mochas?
I would get one from Fuel, but something about me just can't spend money when the KC is free.
Nobody says hi to anyone in the Koru club, whatever you wear.
It's a little hub of English railway etiquette.
What do you really learn from sitting through a speaker rabbitting on for an hour that you can't get in 5 minutes by reading the same information?
I know the real purpose of these events is to network and make contacts, but I just have this massive aversion to standing around with a glass of wine and a plate of snacks (sorry, canapes) in a room full of people I don't know (and in many cases, don't really want to know).
I guess I don't have the required social skills - not least, the ability to hold a glass of wine and a plate whilst imbibing from either - how do you do that elegantly? Is it taught at Business School?