Posts Tagged ‘Public Address’

Polity: Electoral roll data

Written By: - Date published: 2:12 pm, April 16th, 2015 - 4 comments

The electoral commission’s roll solution does two good things, and one regrettable thing. It would rule out misuse of the rolls for debt collection / product marketing purposes. Good – that isn’t what the electoral roll is for. It protects party/candidates access to electronic copies. But it continues to privilege them above other political advocates – bad!

Media Take – on GCSB and spying

Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, April 2nd, 2015 - 9 comments

Check out the most recent Media Take (Tuesdays on Maori TV), on the GCSB and the consequences of our Pacific spying.

Nick Smith lying with numbers.

Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, July 29th, 2009 - 8 comments

Nick Smith is the front-man for this government on climate change, and it appears that he knows absolutely nothing about the numbers. The ones he has been using are not related to his claims. It is puzzling because he was an engineer who are usually accurate users of numbers. It is more likely he is […]

Some stuff to read

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, May 25th, 2009 - 10 comments

A few good posts today that are worth a look if you missed them: Chris Trotter reckons the police and the media are grossly underestimating the turnout at today’s hikoi. If we assume lower Queen Street to be roughly a kilometre in length and about 30 metres wide we get an area of 30,000 square […]

The Ultimate Flip-Flop

Written By: - Date published: 11:05 am, July 30th, 2008 - 6 comments

This straight from Public Address – Guest writer Simon Pound: John Key has announced the adoption of yet another flagship Labour policy having a female leader. In a one-page policy briefing released today he stated that under a National government he would undergo gender realignment to have what it takes to lead the Country. “I’ve […]

Back in the real world

Written By: - Date published: 6:41 am, May 27th, 2008 - 40 comments

Let’s have another look at our friend, the distribution of income graph. The red circle is what most people earn. The blue circle is where you would think most people earn given the commentariat’s fixation with the 39% bracket. No prizes for guessing which circle editors and opinion writers fall into, eh? You’ll also note […]

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