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  1. Re: Well what is the consensus of what the new Government will look like?

    One man Gang, i think Muldoon was a one man party

    Correct, Muldoon was known as the gang of one! A take off on Communist China's gang of four.

    I met him on a number of occassions, he was a very...
  2. Re: Well what is the consensus of what the new Government will look like?

    "Iím starting to think that the old adage that "A Benevolent Dictator is the best form of Government" may have some truth in it.

    Democracy, the majority decision of 10 wise men and 11 idiots.
  3. Re: Well what is the consensus of what the new Government will look like?

    If a current electorate MP has no chance of winning his seat, then he opts for list only - no problem with that.
    Under MMP all MPs are theoretically equal, be they list or electorate.
    The original...
  4. Re: Well what is the consensus of what the new Government will look like?

    We get election bribes every 3 years, not whats best for NZ, but bribe the masses just to get into power

    The sad part about election bribes is that the Briber is actually bribing the recipient of...
  5. Re: Well what is the consensus of what the new Government will look like?

    "For example, Bill English is Prime Minister whilst being only a List MP."

    Nothing wrong with that.
    The German concept, which we copied, envisages party leaders and senior cabinet ministers...
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    Re: Retirement Villages

    And as I'm typing this I'm looking at a retirement home. I've seen worse resorts.

    They are expensive places to live, after buying a Unit, one has ongoing not insignificant "Body Corporate"...
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    "However I don't actually like it myself that individuals can enter parliament without being individually elected, not that I'm against minorities having seats"

    The thing that is objectionable...
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    Re: Recording TV Programmes

    I can't really see the point.
    A. Most TV programmes are crap.
    B. They are bound to be repaeted 2 - 3 times every year for a decade or so.

    Who says opportunity doesn't knock twice
    With TV it...
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    Re: Retirement Villages

    Packaged in an urn at a crematorium.
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    Re: Retirement Villages

    As my old mum used to say, the companies operating retirement homes and complexes don't do it because they like and want to help elderly people, they are doing it to part them from their money and...
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    Re: I need a new car - recommendations please

    Great cars BMW until something expensive needs replacing - also not all that cheap to insure.
    Mate of mine bought a Jap import, a snip at $18000, until the auto transmission crapped itself, none...
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    Re: Shooter In Las Vegas

    BTW: machine guns are federally prohibited in the US.

    Machine Guns may well be prohibited, but one can legally buy a civilian version of the M16 Armalite Infantry rifle, which is a magazine fed...
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    Re: Winston Peters

    "and he's reaching his twilight years. National was where he started but booted him out later, then JK ignored him like a plague - and now Nat's have leaked his super payments, and campaigned him out...
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    Re: Winston Peters

    i would agree with you on STV, it works well for the Australian Senate, but I would commend the Hare Clarke system of Preferential Voting used for the Australian House of representatives - it...
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    Re: And this lot want to run the country!

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    We will probably lose the home as Labour will mortgage it to the hilt.

    The problem with socialism is that it runs out of other people's money.
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    Re: Blasted Elections

    An election promise is a special type of bribe.
    The Briber uses the voter's own money to bribe the voter.

    It is too early to say who the winner of today's election will be but one can accurately...
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    Re: And this lot want to run the country!

    Also remember, it is said that he had a mental age of around 10.

    He has that in common with most voters.
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    Is the latest Mozilla update still compatible with XP SP3?

    " I have a client who needs the technical manual for a commercial metal detector and their site won't let me in unless I update my...
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    Re: The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

    Interesting how the stuffups occur sometimes, especially with Airbus.

    The Airbus 300/310 is the only Airbus commercial aircraft to have significant crashes, 13 in all out of a build of 487.
    Two...
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    Re: The Boeing 377 Stratocruiser

    Civil Airliners involved in fatal crashes involving deaths of paying passengers

    Airbus 300/310 has 2.67 % of a total fleet of 487 aircraft
    Airbus 320 has 0.2 % of a total fleet...
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    Re: Firefox is pissing me off...

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    Re: Firefox is pissing me off...

    See below on Firefox 57

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-you-should-root-for-mozillas-firefox-57-in-the-browser-wars/
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    Re: Firefox is pissing me off...

    One problem I kept on experiencing with Firefox was that the Plug In Container kept on stopping working - hasn't happened in the last couple of months but ir was a regular pain in the arse.
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    Re: Firefox is pissing me off...

    I am another long time user of Firefox, from when it first came out, changed over from Netscape - never used IE on principle.

    Over the past few months, i have been experiencing increasing problems...
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    Re: MONDAY LAUGHS ... August 14

    There was an article in the British Press about enrolling Prince George for his first school, as there is a requirement for enrolment for a surname to be given on the enrolling, notwithstanding that...
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