You really ought to think about the way that comes across, to working class people.
Now, why should NZ Labour care if some other government does a deal harming their workers after bailing out managers in the same industry?
It’s not like there’s any principle involved.
And those workers aren’t NZ voters, so they don’t count.
I hadn't even realised that was in the Winter Games! Who came first?
thunk = the sound your brain makes when you try to make it do anything in the wee small hours. (Hence also references to Cortext protection; Protect Cortext.)
More seriously – now look out for these organisations to hurriedly update their terms and conditions…
The manufacturer of tetra-ethyl lead (a subsidiary of GM; commercial manufacture was subcontracted to DuPont) was well aware of the risk: the presence of lead was deliberately obscured by naming the additive simply “ethyl”. The inventor, Thomas Midgley Jr., was in 1923 hauled out to demonstrate the “safety” of TEL by pouring it over his hands and inhaling its vapour – though by this stage he had already had to take leave to recover from lead poisoning, and several plant workers had received fatal doses.
Midgley was later also responsible for the development of CFCs, leading J. R. McNeill to describe him as having
had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth’s history.
After contracting polio, he invented a machine to turn him over in bed … and was strangled by his sheets when it malfunctioned.
(You may have read about Midgley in Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything ; his story was also covered on QI.)
It’s beginning to sound, somewhat perversely, as if viewer numbers for the show might increase just to watch the obvious train wreck.
Glucina-sniffing. Just say no, mmkay?
* It may be worth clarifying that Paul's comment concerns a duplicate post (now removed); it is not intended as a description of any previous poster.
it doesn’t help in other Countries. I’m surprised.
In that many countries have an immigration declaration question along the lines of, “Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence?”, and other countries’ clean-slate laws are irrelevant to making such a declaration.
But ... just think how many flag referenda that money could have bought!
The details of the cited articles (rather than just their headlines) tend to support my comments above.
18 out of 29 islands have actually grown
– i.e., more than a third in this (Tuvaluan) sample didn’t : hardly a reliable mechanism to stake your future on. Indeed, while team member Virginie Duvat is generally optimistic about the long-term survival of atolls, even she acknowledges that
"Where shoreline changes are rapid, islanders have already had, in some cases, to move to more stable places,” says Duvat.
And climate change could result in bigger, more frequent storms. These could be catastrophic in the short term even if they increase the area of atolls in the long term, says Tom Spencer from the University of Cambridge. […]
And meanwhile, team member Roger McLean
notes that the atoll-building sediment comes from productive coral reefs, which face a range of threats such as warming oceans and pollution.
—Sarchet, P. (2015) Sea level’s toll on atolls isn’t that bad. New Scientist 6/6/2015.
These are statistical processes, without memory. An island that has so far gained from the action of such processes may not continue to do so. You really don't want to be arguing, "hey, let's wait here for a tsunami to save us" ... because they tend not to do that very reliably.
It's very much like Wellington relying on earthquakes to raise the land level and save it from rising sea levels. Statistically, in the long term, that is what's expected to happen. You still don't want to be there while it's happening. And if the next big quake happens to be on the Wellington fault itself (or one to the west of that), the local land level could just as easily fall.