Posts by Raymond A Francis

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  • Up Front: All I Want for Christmas is a…,

    One of the ways I deal with christmas is to talk endlessly about how the christians stole it from us (pagans that is) and we are now in the process of taking it back

    This in answer to the inevitable letter to the paper whinning about the christ being taken out of Christmas

    My wife and sons just endure this but one day I promise I will write a letter to the paperbefore the above letter is published

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 567 posts Report Reply

  • Random Play: The Key’s under the Matt,

    "Well, nothing much has really changed, has it."

    And that of course is why we really have the so called "honeymoon "

    Either nothing much happens or so much happens that the media spend all their time saying "geez look at all this change"

    Sorry folks, but that how we run things here
    Of course it helps that by the time past Governments have got organised it was that really silly season, post christmas news drought

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  • Hard News: Speaking Freely,

    On the other hand when you are going for market penitration surely more money is to be made by encouraging people to watch your product
    Sky timetables are everywhere, where are TVNZ 6-7 freeview

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  • Hard News: Speaking Freely,

    A question for our Host
    Why are the programes for the freeview such a secret
    If you have the machine yes you can scroll around and check them out but where are they in print!

    I am sure if the general public could see what is available (as you can for all the Sky stuff) there would be an even faster take up

    I have to say I was in quite early thanks to some of Russell's writings and while not a big tellie watcher just love the so superior digital picture, forget about HD just the D (as in digital) will do me for the immediate future

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  • Hard News: Rethinking the EFA,

    While there are good reasons for a 4 year term I compared to 3 year one am fairly sure some time in the past there was a referendium on this and it was soundly thrashed
    Very little popular support at all
    Think 12 years of your less than favourite party

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  • Island Life: Let's be Frank,

    Who would you prefer David
    A man capapable of admitting mistakes and being prepared to pick the good parts from his opposite numbers policies

    Or Ms Clark's " I have no regrets" and ramming fairl major consitutioal changes through parliment using urgency

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  • Hard News: Congratulations, Mr Key,

    Well the good news is that we has a result on the night

    I do hope that National reaches some sort of agreement with the Maori Party, even if it is only to draw Act's teeth
    Hopefully Maori will see that alone as a win for them, there is of course quite some down side to them going with National

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 567 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Prospects,

    Well it has been reported to me (and we see the numbers tomorrow) that at my voting place some voters voted for the national candidate (she was the one that got sucked into banning water) and then gave their party vote to the Greens..go figure that!

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  • Hard News: Prospects,

    Meanwhile on some other world we have these ravings

    " It was these: the men who just couldn't cope with the idea of being led by an intelligent, idealistic, free-spirited woman; the gutless, witless, passionless creatures of the barbecue-pit and the sports bar (and the feckless females who put up with them); who voted Helen Clark out of office."

    Took those poor creatures a long time to act Chris

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  • Hard News: Prospects,

    On the other hand it might be a good idea if the owner (RB )expunges the whole thread as there is some stuff that can only be explained away by to much booze/disapointment and really does not read well in the light of day!

    45' South • Since Nov 2006 • 567 posts Report Reply

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