‘Useful’ in what sense?
In the sense of add to the occasion of the Olympics in a way that Hadyn suggested team sports do not.
Useful Summer Olympic team sports: rowing.
Useful Winter Olympic team sports: bobsled. Also curling.
Well said Russell.
An entire post criticising the opponents of a politician without basically once addressing their arguments? Isn’t this textbook ad hominem?
It’s also meant “delays” for every other party, Mark. And here’s a crazy idea, Mark: Perhaps its NOT the job of the Representation Commission to be of “benefit” to any party or faction? Nor is it their job to determine the internal affairs (including candidate selection) of Labour, National or any other party.
The delay isn't caused by the Representation Commission, but by a decision of the Minister of Statistics and the Duties of Statutory Officers (Census and Other Remedial Provisions) Act, government legislation which set the date for the census as 2013, instead of 2011. Had the census not been delayed by the Government (and, you know, the Canterbury Earthquake), we'd have had the boundaries a couple of years ago.
I assume this is the liberalism / tax dodging conflict manifesting itself, or the sheer repulsiveness of the National candidate).
Or, you know, people like Grant and think he did a good job for Wellington Central over the previous 3 years.
If Gower has floated this claim of a deal and left out an outright denial that’s the case, that’s shabby.
The outright denial is at 2:24 in the video linked to.
Did you float a claim of shabby journalism without even watching the story about which you floated the possibility of being shabby?
I'm not sure about that. Perhaps if the statement were along the lines of "we'll extradite him by lunchtime" there might be a case of predetermination, but when the statement at issue is instead "we won't extradite him if we become Government" it's hard to see who would challenge the resulting decision if there was follow-through (not Dotcom!) and given the wide discretion afforded by the Extradition Act, how it could be a successful challenge.
+1. The People acting for the United States in seeking extradition are the Crown Law Office. If a Green Party Justice Minister decides not to extradite, there's no way that Crown Law is going judicially review that decision.
I could understand the security management being wary of her and her friends on sighting their protest.
And accordingly stayed near the mayor for what purpose?
Presumably, someone looked at the handful protesters and decided they might be a problem (given that Penny Bright was involved, not necessarily a bad guess) so stuck a bit closer to the mayor
If you have information that leads you to believe Penny Bright represents some sort of threat to the mayor, you should make it public.
This is such a bizarre debate. Still, looking at the Wikipedia entry on Corporal punishment in the home and Where corporal punishment in the home is lawful I can see Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States.
Do you think it’s the English language that drives this need to beat children or is there something deeper in the Anglosphere driving this urge?
I suspect it's the English language that drives people to edit the English language version of Wikipedia.
Wikipedia's coverage of the legality of child discipline appears to have a similar issue to its coverage of just about everything else little coverage of most of Africa, Asia, South America etc.