So the theory goes, but like Mitt Romney, most people know that the "blind trust is an age old ruse". They only work when the main party is a principled and ethical person.
If you are a racist, then by definition you are not of the left
It's not as if the police force must be seen to be independent in order to maintain the public trust.
It's vital that hospitals produce food on site because the meals produced are of a higher standard, cost less, and as a bonus, help the local economy.
... is the perfect example of this new breed of micromanagers. They often even bill themselves as “CEOs.” They’re not CEOs. They don’t typically have any vision for how to build a better community. They’re mid-level “yes men” who typically do what the ...
It likely won't. The corruption perception index reflects the views of business people and some country experts. These articles are useful for gaining a greater understanding of what the CPI actually is, and what it is not: Transparency International: CPI ...
If you're headed over to NZF can you ask Winston to get our forests back. Like he said he would, and then didn't when he had the power to do so.
USSR; sealed train 1917. Conditions for rise of Nazi party; Treaty of Versailles 1919
WWII should not be viewed without context. It really was WWI pt.2. And the seeds for that were sewn decades prior.
Even Shearer isn't that stupid.
Why? He's, much more useful to National staying where he is.
If Goff respects the position of the Labour caucus but feels unable to vote against the TPP, he should abstain or resign. I'm assuming that Shearer will now resign from the foreign affairs shadow portfolio. Can't see how his position is tenable now.
If you choose violence thats your lookout, but please keep it away from the protests. There will be families, kids and elderly attending.
I'm talking about the regularity with which the NZ police use their privileged position to perpetrate large scale organised violence against the people of NZ. Queen St riot, Tahoe raids 2007, riots at Whangamata and the Mount in years gone by. This list is...
Just fuck off. No one cares that Key has Jewish ancestry. Key is judged on his words and actions.
You're right, they should. But this is NZ, so they don't.
Retaining the apartheid system would have prevented the move to neoliberalism? You're dreaming. And poverty, crime joblessness and extrajudicial killings were non-existent under apartheid? Let me see if I understand you correctly. Being subjugated, treated...
Yup, thats the issue. Will the police obey the law?
Congress will only ratify once all other TPP countries have ratified to Congress' satisfaction. Spouting obvious misinformation undermines your credibility.
Excellent. I'm glad we agree that the ISDS procedures are simply a run around for corporations to avoid having to obey domestic laws they dislike.
Arbitration through ISDS is one way. Corporations can sue govts using the ISDS, govts have no recourse other than domestic courts.
No surprise. This is the govt that smashed up Hillside. Whether or not rail is the most efficent way of moving people and goods is irrelevant. National hate rail with a passion that borders on hysterical.
He can't vote for the TPPA. Treaties are signed off by the executive, not parliament.
Cheeers, Keeping my fingers crossed. I've not seen a tree recover from such a wound before. But then I'm not an arborist so my knowledge of trees is limited to the general knowledge I need for timber milling, drying, cabinet making etc.
Wierd, I would have thought that ringbarking the trees with the court decision pending would have resulted in a contempt charge at the very least.
After it was ringbarked, was there any cambium (tree stem cells) left in the wound?
Like most people that talk about Darwin, I think you've a misunderstanding of survival of the fittest. In Origin of species he is very clear; It is variation within species that is key to survival. It's not the strongest member (Alpha male) of one ...
This. When National start talking about violence at a demonstration one has to wonder if they've already hired the thugs.
No. One that doesn't start with the disadvantage of having been the target of smears and negative PR campaigns for almost two decades. I would be fine with someone more radical than Bradford if they were less well known.