andin, thanks so much for that! Muito obrigado! I am loving what I read about Curitiba and Lerne
There are plenty of 'Jamie Lerners' around
Well we all have the potential lets say..
and a hefty dose of NZ sensibility that says, yeah, that works.
Last seen round these here parts...and influencing govt decisions........
Oh you choose.
How is it that a city in a "developing economy" managed to achieve such far-sighted planning,
It seems to have been one man's vision as far as I can tell.
Not super at all pretty dumb in fact.
New Zealand made a massive wrong turn in the 70's along with a few other countries in the developed world. Chief amongst them the USA and GB. It kind of sealed our and their fate into endless cycles of boom bust and anyone who can make a buck gets undue adulation.
And poverty gets to become an incurable self inflicted disease.
An apology by a politician who appears contrite probably doesn't mean much. These people are politicians, they are trained to fake sincerity.
And I seem to recall one of these apologies by one of our prominent politicians, was it this week?
My memory seems a bit poor this morning, perhaps Im hungry.
A leg of Key perhaps mmmmmm.
When according to the polls and my own experience wandering the street with a microphone, a good number of us, maybe even a majority, favour dumping MMP (and the majority of them choosing to devolve to FPP).
At the present time I'm not sure asking teh peoplez is a good indicator of much,.....maybe the elasticity of their knee muscles.
Tho you might get some unintentionally funny answers.
my preference is actually to be ruled by a bunch of benevolent elders wearing white Grecian tunics
And they have to be low maintenance and walk everywhere, aannnddd they've got to be able to wear them well.
Something I cant see anyone, but Pita Sharples doing at the mo' or maybe that young Labour woman MP. I can never remember her name tho' she wiped the floor with the 7Days crowd, and that was fun to watch.
Or is she too young, she seemed benevolent enough.
once you go black you never go back.
This and other clichés coming your way from the walkin' talkin'
embodiment of self aggrandising BS.
I've seen so many uncoordinated brown men - who thought they were some kind of divine gift - on dance floors, I gave up going out.
What you mean this doesn't work anymore!
It has even been theorised that bipedalism evolved in humans to allow the fashionably new, larger, flexible penis to be displayed to discerning females.
I dont get out much, as someone elsewhere noted.
This is satire.
Always wondered what a satire duel looked like.
Now I know, and would never engage in one.
The duo of Haywood and Hart are just too good.
Us lesser mortals need to put *satire* tags around our bumbling attempts.
Wanders off to domestic duties making mental list of other great take down duo's.
Cook & Moore