IMO Maori MPs of every political colour should be vocal opponents given the huge sovereignty issues it raises, but I’ve heard very little.
Mabe it's being said but not broadcast.
There may also be Māori voters who’ve become disillusioned with the Māori Party, but don’t trust Labour. Metiria Turei’s role as the first female MP to Waitangi was significant, especially following her declining an invitation to speak last year.
I spent part of my school years in a rural primary school during the 1970s, and the school, at that time was classified by the education departments as a “Maori school”. I learned in hindsight that Maori where not part of the academic conversation. That "Maori primary schools" were not preparing its children for university like mainstream primary schools where. Most of the adults in the area worked for the freesing works.
Moving right along, The Mana party and the Maori party are going the play a part in the next parliament. And it might come down to Mana in the end.
I am wondering how expensive it would be to jack the house up and put it on stilts. Is that out of the question?
I mean any type of suicide choice really that attracts judgement
There is a category that researchers call altruistic suiside. but it's not common in New Zealand culture.
I think it is a cup of herb tea.
Maybe you could work your way up to one zinger a day :-)
When you put it like that…:)
HALTS: hungry, angry,lonely, tired, serious. I like to keep them in check.
Oh I forgot to mention. I do emails and still use the telephone because my friends don't all live in wellington. I sometimes text but Its hard to see the point when I have the actual telephone in my hand.
I received a snail mail letter the other day, which was cool. It was from an old friend I lived with on Great Barrier in the days before eftpos machines. Great Barrier still has no mains electricity but they now have an automated telephone exchange.
as a matter of interest. Great Barrier island had one of the worlds first airmail stamps. It was a triangle pigeon post stamp. The pigeons would fly the mail to Picton street. I suppose a pile on would have been possible depending on the weather.
And well yes, I can see how twitter could be a good platform for people who like to write. I just don't write so good so it's not my gig.
I have not got the Facebook and Twitter thing ether. I find them disappointingly lacking in what I use the internet for. I am happy to just use forums such as this, which have creative merit, or to use the internet as a library. I have dabbled with code and that is ultimately where it’s at for me. I don’t see a lot of creative scope in the big template social media systems for myself.
I feel the same about television. I don’t find reality tv particularly stimulating . I prefer documentarys and drama where I am likely to marvel at the art and science of it all.
My social medium has more frequently been the dinner party where we share where we are in real time and at the same place. I do this with out the alcohol because I can’t manage to moderate.
Am I having some sort of mental breakdown?
Bugger the golden rule. People don't all have the same needs. Some people need to be treated differently than others. Some people even demand to be treated extra specialy and some people deserve extra special consideration. But most of us get along nicely.
The political compass is interesting. I notice that Obama and Romney are in almost the Same place with Obama just a little less authoritarian than Romney and pretty much as far to the right economically. I would think that Obama’ s health insurance policy’s would have scored high in both authoritarian and economic left.