Posts by steven crawford

  • Speaker: An Open Letter To David Cunliffe, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    And it disturbs me, because Cunliffe was chosen by the most democratic process the party has ever had.

    It's like when the Allblacks lose the big match, someone get metaphorically exist used by dismemberment.

    But no, it's a totally different thing parliamentary elections are not a game. Which needs to be said, becouse you would never know by watching the 6 o'clock news.
    I wonder, if we had a different national sport, mabe something a little less about gladiators battling it out on a paddock - would politics follow? Or is it commercial TV and radio thats leading people by the nose. Ether way, can we please leave feudal society back in the middle ages, and get on with allowing 21st century intelligence an opportunity speak.

    I thought MMP was going help minority groups get better representation. Instead, we have the the dominant opposition partly trying to figor out which presidential style candidate will deliver the biggest majority in parliament. Rather than who will be most capable of forming coalition agreements. I might be wrong, but thats how it looks from the outside. And if winning absolute majority as the National party have just done - continues to be the Labour Partys main objective, then I don't think that getting a better TV personality is going to work. If total control is what the Labour Party wants, they are going to have to fight dirty.

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  • Hard News: A message from The Fabians, in reply to BenWilson,

    It’s not going to all be sorted out by us over the next few days.

    Hunting flatfish, only becouse the boat drifted into shallow water.

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  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to BenWilson,

    This “landslide” has delivered a small majority to National, and they now have a whole basket of fails that will only continue to stack up over the next three years.

    I haven’t thought its a big landslide. It’s more that it’s suprising they did so well, considering how dirty politics everyone knows they are. However, now that the price of milk is going to hit the farmers in the wallet. And we already sold of half the electricity generation. So who knows where the government going to get the farm subidys from. There could end up being a large number of farmers who can’t get enough – minimum wage workers, on a three mounth trail period – to keep from going under. So the television might instruct its audience to vote against the government next time, (between advertisement breaks).

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  • Speaker: Compulsory voting and election turnout,

    I’m in the compulsory vote camp, with a no confidence option. And I think the no confidence option should have options within that. IE: (a) Religious non partisan. (b) They are all a bunch of wankers’, or ‘I am a wanker who’s better than them’. (c) I do not agree with MMP, and this is my protest.

    This would be an extension to the New Zealand census.

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  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to Fran O'Sullivan,

    Context – Hardly an attack on Snowden – just pointing out some hypocrisy.

    “Bizarrely, it is somehow seen as perfectly all right for Dotcom and his associates to use stolen National Security Agency files to try to prove the Prime Minister a liar on how his Government has administered national security, but not for Key to declassify New Zealand’s own files to prove he isn’t a liar.”

    I can’t make head nor tail of this comment. Is it an in house joke?

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  • Speaker: Compulsory voting and election turnout,

    It’s not that hard to get out of jury duty.

    However, you still have to front up, thou.
    I’ve always been challenged, and booted out by the prosecutor.

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  • OnPoint: Sunlight Resistance, in reply to DeepRed,

    You know when desktop PC technicians have slumped in relevance in today’s society, when they’re only worth minimum wage these days. It’s the whole reason why I’m looking for work a new industry. Any ideas or openings?

    Robotics, dude. Go to the fablab, and I recommend having a good look at this introduction at CNC Cookbook.

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Farmer Green,

    Your practice also means that you get a lowered protein %.

    We make up for that by eating worm riddled apples.

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  • Speaker: Three times over, and never again,

    Respect

    Right back at you. It's your moderation and support that makes this possible.

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  • Hard News: Five further thoughts, in reply to Farmer Green,

    We make our own trim milk by adding water to regular milk, unpatriotic, I apologize.

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