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    Default Re: What a Credit to New Zealand

    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    They only applauded her because she took a drink without spilling it everywhere.
    Also because it shut her up!

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    Americans, by and large, are polite. They possibly thought it was worth listening to what she said, and showed appreciation only when she paused. (With Trump they tended to yell a lot while he was speaking, either because they didn't want to hear him, or maybe because they were impolite and ignorant supporters of him.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    " be the most open and transparent " government was her promise

    Well , I guess if you compared to Stalins regime thats true

    What she really meant was, dishonest , lying , denying facts, blocking questions in parliament, refusing access to dept heads for questions , refusing access to the head NZ police for questions
    Ministers refusing to answer questions
    Thats what open and transparent means in NZ .
    And John Key was so much more transparent and honest? (Not)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruup View Post
    And John Key was so much more transparent and honest? (Not)
    Have you ever met an honest and transparent politician?

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    Transparent? Do you mean we can see right through them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulw View Post
    They only applauded her because she took a drink without spilling it everywhere.


    And let's not forget, Honorary Doctorates are a dime a dozen, and are a payment for services rendered (as in making a speech). Kermit the Frog once received a Doctorate of Amphibious Letters. No doubt, Miss Piggy would also have gone into raptures, a bit like Zwerty has done here.

    Honorary degrees are now known as a celebratory gesture and hold no weight in society, though some recipients use the Ph.D title, despite being urged not to do so. Either way, they add a bit of fun and distinction to a commencement ceremony! (An observation penned by someone else, but quoted here as being spot on)/
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