Thanks Graeme, good to hear some sense on this matter amongst all the bull from both Left and Right.
Question , has anyone in the NZ forces been tried for a War Crime?
Google doesn't say yes but did throw this up
"Date: 29 September 1994 Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Upton to serve on international tribunal investigating war crimes in former Yugoslavia. Includes portrait."
Or rather, very good.
Well it doesn't really matter which way you choose to dice the cake, NZ is near the top of the World rankings with regard to anti corruption which is good and the alternative view pushed by the "Standard" and Bomber is bollocks!
Hurrah, unicorns all round.
Being old enough to remember when Norm Kirk got a decent suit and David Lange did that plus weight loss it is amazing how this still really does work or rather did for them.
Personally I think who ever hung "Angry Andy" around Little's neck did the most to stop him ever making PM.
That plus his default "chase every car" modus operandi but hey he has just short of a year to convince 35% of the voting population that he really has the goods, bring it on.
"Bitter, hardened " , look I come from a much more right position and am seriously suspicious of people who seem to have a born to rule thanks to their dad than most here but that was not how I saw her.
Strong and determined, not always right but someone who did a lot of good for low paid workers.
Her work on timber workers safety saved lives, nothing more needs to be said.
Nicely said Emma or rather written.
.Nobody told me at the time, which was probably the right thing to not do.
Just to be clear, not tell you was the right thing to have done or?
David, I have missed your posts and this explains all.
You don't come over as complaining but things have not been going your way.
My wife is believer in bad things coming in threes ( personally I think it depends on when you start counting) so count your blessings and look on the bright side of life.
Oh and the aforementioned wife ( teacher, Principal, clever clogs etc) says you are doing a great job "as parents as first teachers".
All the best.
What is not to like about the concept of a UBI
But Rob instead of running interference for the Labour Party how about tell us the truth
$200 a week while affordable for the country is not enough for most people to survive on, unless you propose tops ups
Treasury did a paper in 2010 http://igps.victoria.ac.nz/WelfareWorkingGroup/Downloads/Working%20papers/Treasury-A-Guaranteed-Minimum-Income-for-New-Zealand%20.PDF
They used a figure of $300 a week plus $85 per child
That unfortunately that used up the whole tax take which meant if we wanted all the other things a government supplies like education and health a lot of extra tax was needed.
A bit similar to the figure David Farrar (liar, liar, pants on fire) came up with
David "forgot" to factor in the considerable saving of dropping Winz
So who is trying to BS us
Time for you or Labour to get off your arse and give us some real figures to work with
So if David Farrar is lying, how about telling us just how Labour is going to pay for UBI, higher GST, higher taxes on all the bands, what?
And is $200 a week going to be enough
Let's wait and see how Finland manage it first before climbing on the band wagon, or is going to end up like that other great Labour policy, "flag change"
Disgraceful and totally unacceptable
And as a man, let's be prepared to speak out and act when we see or hear this
Because it is only when all of us make it plain how uncool this behaviour is that there will be any control