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    Thumbs up The March

    Attending? Not? Know about it?

    http://www.themarch.co.nz/

    Interesting, found this video while perusing YouTube this morning:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0EFWZlrtzE

    I like the guy and all, but lets be honest it sounds like he's truly failing to deliver where it counts, and where he's promised...

    Also read this:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...0609727&pnum=2
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    While I'm all for the idea of referenda as a means of getting the mood of the country, there's got to be some sense in how referendum questions are designed. Letting some special interest group do it just guarantees that the referendum result can't be taken seriously. The recent pro-smacking lobby one is probably the best example. Suppose the referendum question had been

    "Should young children be denied the same legal protection against violence as that accorded to adults?"

    In my opinion, a lot more to the point anyway, as that's what the "anti-smacking" amendment amounts to. Anyway, I admit to being on the opposite side of the fence to [apparently]87.4% of the population on this subject. So what do you thing the split would be if that was the question posed? I'll bet it wouldn't be anything like the same. Just goes to show that letting the question be set by one side of the spectrum isn't necessarily going to get you the "right" result.
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    Default Re: The March

    March Huh? Wouldn't it be simpler to vote in a Government
    that would do as it is told?

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    Didn't you know all governments are dictatorships.
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    The last referenda was so badly written as to be a farce. lobby groups present things as they what them to be seen. And if your not specificly involved or far away from the issue. Then why should your opinion matter.

    Some opinions are worth more then others. Asking the uninformed or misinformed for an opinion is really not a way to make law.

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    Why should any sane person want to go on a march in support of extreme right wing, religious, children bashers?
    As for the referendum, any professional poll-taker knows that by skewing the question you can get whatever result you wish.

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    Regardless of the skewing of the question, our succesive Government ostriches have been most consistent with where they hide their heads when faced with a lack of sand.

    All governments seem to consider they are there to push their own barrow in a direction decreed by their own great helmsperson.
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    I am going to march being an extreme right wing type of guy.
    Kids are getting a bit lippy now days and they know I cant give them a "loving" smack.
    To make things worse they send my Wife and I's referendum in after ticking yes box.
    I have told them I will get them back when the law is repealed.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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    Democracy does not work, since the minority will be shafted anyway.

    When is the anarchists march?
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    The anarchists would never get around to it.
    Its amazing how Potatoes give us chips,fries and Vodka.

    Get your s*** together every other vegetable.

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