Posts by Danyl Mclauchlan

  • Speaker: What we think and how we vote,

    Great work David. Thanks.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 924 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: DNC 2016: Beyond weird, most…,

    Because nothing I think or say affects the outcome in any way whatsoever, I've decided to back the Bernie supporters. Fight the power dudes!

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  • Hard News: What you lookin' at?,

    I had Netflix and liked it until it mysteriously stopped working on my smart TV and their support guys couldn't fix it so I was forced to cancel my subscription. Also, I liked the first couple episodes of 11.22.63; more than I liked King's book.

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  • Polity: Poll Soup,

    Mainly because Labour has many fewer non-voters despising it than National has. Excluding the Don't Knows and Didn't Answers, the median Labour liking is 6 while the median National liking is 5.

    Just checked this and you're right. Thanks. It does still, I think, point to the complexity of the 'missing million' as a panacea for the left.

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  • Polity: Poll Soup,

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    Sorry for late reply to questions about 'the missing million'. Here's the 2011 NZES data on non-voters and how they responded to the question about whether they liked the National Party. They like Labour/the Greens quite a lot less.

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  • Polity: Poll Soup,

    Does the one-in-twelve equation factor in the missing million? Between them, Labour and the Greens failed to inspire their marginal constituents.

    The bad news: about half the missing million are probably National-leaning voters.

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  • Polity: Protesting too much: responses…,

    Labour’s ability to deliver a bold social programme relies on broad public acceptance of Labour’s credibility on the economy, on personal security, and so on.

    'Personal security'? Sounds like it'll be a fun day on twitter when that policy comes out.

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  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    Twitsplaining: verb. informal. Mode of discourse in online debate deploying a combination of neologisms, portmanteaus, animated gifs, insults and exasperated complaints about how stupid everyone else is to try and win people to your point-of-view

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 924 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: How I Learned to Stop Worrying…,

    If you argue that women should be quota-ed into parliament on the basis of their communication skills and empathy, then you're suggesting a meritocracy, rather than a quota to balance representation of viewpoints.

    I too am worried that I might not become a Cabinet Minister because some grasping women who is more qualified than I am displaces me.

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  • Up Front: How I Learned to Stop Worrying…,

    Would there be a men’s quota as well as a women’s quota?

    The way the Green Party does it is that you can't go over a maximum of 60% for either gender.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 924 posts Report Reply

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