Monthly Archives: January 2013

Winz and Lose

NZ Herald reported a few days ago on an East Coast man who collected the dole for 25 years from aged 37 to 62. He is the longest unemployment beneficiary in New Zealand and lived off $260,000 taxpayers’ support. Others on a list … Continue reading

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New Speaker. Carter mounted, Mallard for the pot

Predictably David Carter has been elected the new Speaker (Standing Orders 15 to 25) after the position was vacated by Lockwood Smith today and a vacancy announced by the Clerk.  There were two nominations announced at 2pm. The vote was split … Continue reading

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Karam’s Compensation Car is Crushed

Over at the read-worthy The Paepae, Pete opines, Joe Karam is default-set to a rigid adversarial mindset.  Compensation or otherwise for anyone is entirely at the discretion of the Cabinet.  Like the case, Karam now obsesses about ‘process,’ when there … Continue reading

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The Israel Elections

Israel has the same political system as New Zealand (MMP) and has just had a general election (22nd Jan) to form the 19th Knesset. (Our prime minister’s mother was Jewish, which makes John key Jewish). Benjamin Netanyahu has returned to … Continue reading

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Would You Be A Good Court Witness?

This is an amazing Selective Attention Test. How many times do the White Shirt people pass the ball?  I got this right, and then TOTALLY wrong.

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7Best (Topiary. 4/7)

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7Best (Topiary. 3/7)

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Meanwhile on the Mexico-Texas border…

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Lines in the Sand

  

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What I’m Reading

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