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by deadduck
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No more private conversations at home in Scotland now?
Replies: 71
Views: 1389

Re: No more private conversations at home in Scotland now?

One aspect of this is entirely sensible, an act is either legal or it is not so ambiguity and loopholes are removed. I struggle to see why something that is a crime outside the home should not be a crime within it. Then there is the question of whether what is being legislated is workable or reason...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I think what the result shows is that fundamentally a large bloc of NZers want to see a reduction (or at a minimum, no increase) in cannabis use and consequentially cannabis-related harm and that was probably the primary driver of their vote in this referendum. The challenge for the Yes campaign was...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I think your response pretty much sums up why the 'Yes' movement failed. No it fucken doesn't, it sums up how asinine your comment was. If you wanna discuss things seriously, starting with "Only got themselves to blame" Here's why I think it hasn't passed - it doesn't affect boomers much, so they m...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

That’s a stronger argument for legalization. Leaving laws in the books which are not enforced or inconsistently applied is a very poor outcome. My point would be who cares? No one loses out. Every year minor drug convictions number in the thousands. Young people, poor people and brown people are al...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Agreed. Time to move on from failed attitudes of the 1950s. What a crock of shit. No cop these days is going to arrest you for smoking a joint of growing a couple of plants in the garden. The argument everyone goes to jail is bollocks That’s a stronger argument for legalization. Leaving laws in the...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Jay Cee Gee wrote: Fri Oct 30, 2020 2:04 am No on Cannabis.

f**king stupid decision, IMO. There's sod all decent arguments in favour of keeping it illegal.

And I gave up smoking weed at 17.

It could still flip on special votes as the margin is only 150k votes and there's expected 450k+ special votes
by deadduck
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 666
Views: 14277

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

How has the FIFO economy been impacted in WA?
by deadduck
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 666
Views: 14277

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

I could be wrong but I don't think Sweden was front line with early infections. Italy, Spain, France, and Belgium were. Sweden should be compared with their own Scandinavian neighbours who were in a similar position. Sweden just stood back and said to the virus, 'come and get me'. It did. No. You n...
by deadduck
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Tech experts: Do YouTube videos quality decay over time?
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Tech experts: Do YouTube videos quality decay over time?

There's been a high pitched whining on every video on the internet since Trump was elected
by deadduck
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners
Replies: 666
Views: 14277

Re: It's official, Sweden declare themselves the Covid winners

Looking at cases in the last 14 days, Sweden is not faring much worse than many other European countries that had harsher containment measures. Its extremely odd how the media here report so harshly on the current wave in Sweden there but aren't doing the same for Denmark where the resurgence is eve...
by deadduck
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Who is paying for those billboards?


Better not be the fucken taxpayer and I doubt Labour would be wasting party funding on that
by deadduck
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Is this election the one with the highest percentage of wasted votes?
by deadduck
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Apologies if this question has already been asked on PR: but if Labour end up with 61+ seats in parliament, and assuming there is no overhang seats, should they govern alone or should they form a coalition government? They should form a coalition for the simple fact it will greatly aid them in brin...
by deadduck
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I'm just wondering if they'll have enough name tags for the cabinet room
by deadduck
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Dark wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 am Shaw just did it again

The dude is an idiot


You're talking about his claim that the Greens are the only minor party to legitimately win a seat?

Pretty disrespectful to Rodney Hide I reckon, and Peter Dunne,
by deadduck
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Dark wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:56 am James Shaw just says a blatant lie.

Thought he was bigger than that.


It's like that time he got drunk in his hotel and fell into a coffee table
by deadduck
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Farrar on Twitter is reporting the advance voting numbers separately to the votes cast today.

There is a reasonable skew to the left in the advance votes, Labour could drop back to 47-48% and ACT may get up to 8-9% and the Nats closer to 30% and Greens also on 8%
by deadduck
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Fat Old Git wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:22 am Voted. And seemed to have had the same experience as most. No lines and super simple to do. And only a 2 to 3 minute walk from my house.

A big thumbs up to Electoral Commission. :thumbup:

Tell us what we want to know.

How many pens did you take?
by deadduck
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Will all 2 million of those pens just end up in the dump?
by deadduck
Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

So, are people hanging on to their 'democracy pen'? When i voted I was handed the box of pens and ended up touching 5 or 6 trying to get one out as they were all jammed in there. But at least the symbolism was there. It's the thought that counts. As long as you managed to avoid sanitising your hand...
by deadduck
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

James Shaw apologising for his blatant hypocrisy and cronyism is hardly laudable, it's the bare minimum we should expect. Even more so as someone from a party who so often puts themselves on the moral high ground. Not apologising could have seen a repeat of last election's Metiria Turei moment and w...
by deadduck
Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Bledisloe in 4K
Replies: 38
Views: 688

Re: Bledisloe in 4K

Does the Sky satellite broadcasting infrastructure even have the capability of transmitting at 4k?
by deadduck
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

usermame wrote: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:57 am So, are people hanging on to their 'democracy pen'?


When i voted I was handed the box of pens and ended up touching 5 or 6 trying to get one out as they were all jammed in there.


But at least the symbolism was there. It's the thought that counts.
by deadduck
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

We know about Trump and Putin's nominations for the same reason we know about Ardern's, and Stalin died almost 70 years ago.
by deadduck
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Muttonbirds wrote: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:12 am Research help. I was trying to find out how many times John Key was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Internet came up with nothing.

You have would have found out that now being a two-time loser, Ardern is in such esteemed company as Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Josef Stalin.
by deadduck
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

“Homosexuals” are now saying that they want to be treated the same as other people . In my view the sad fact is - and some might find this hard to take - they are not the same “. Gerry Brownlee in his speech against marriage equality . I know , let’s vote this man in as deputy PM ! That's not a quo...
by deadduck
Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

“Homosexuals” are now saying that they want to be treated the same as other people . In my view the sad fact is - and some might find this hard to take - they are not the same “. Gerry Brownlee in his speech against marriage equality . I know , let’s vote this man in as deputy PM ! That's not a quo...
by deadduck
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

And for the record he voted for the marriage equality Bill in 2012
by deadduck
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

“Homosexuals” are now saying that they want to be treated the same as other people . In my view the sad fact is - and some might find this hard to take - they are not the same “. Gerry Brownlee in his speech against marriage equality . I know , let’s vote this man in as deputy PM ! That's not a quo...
by deadduck
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Who fact checks the fact checkers? The AAP have proven themselves to be incapable of being even handed
by deadduck
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I'm not sure what you've done to be surveilled by the government but I can't say I'm surprised
by deadduck
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Agree with Uncle FB. Sydney has been in level 2 for months. Nobody really cares. Lol Life is relatively normal for me at level 2. Scanning in everywhere I go and hand sanitizing is no great hardship. Can't be arsed doing all that crap till we get cases in Wellington again. If you keep doing those t...
by deadduck
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I'm not sure why NZ feels it needs to reinvent the wheel with regards to the management of sports teams when there are many countries operating successfully with Pro sports leagues despite having much higher Covid rates than us. Perhaps because we don't want to acquire their higher covid rates by l...
by deadduck
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

I'm not sure why NZ feels it needs to reinvent the wheel with regards to the management of sports teams when there are many countries operating successfully with Pro sports leagues despite having much higher Covid rates than us.
by deadduck
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

The 39c band was dropped by the Nats to align the personal income tax rates with the trustee tax rate. People who would have paid the 39c rate would be able to avoid it by diverting their income through trusts I wonder how many people were straight on the phone with their accountants after this anno...
by deadduck
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Labour Party announces 39% income tax for over $180,000 It's a neat trick. Now people who have peen paying the top two bands despite a mediocre income will feel a bit better about being ripped off after their income is taxed based on what a salary was worth 10 years ago. It is neat eh? National are...
by deadduck
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Enzedder wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:09 am Labour Party announces 39% income tax for over $180,000
It's a neat trick. Now people who have peen paying the top two bands despite a mediocre income will feel a bit better about being ripped off after their income is taxed based on what a salary was worth 10 years ago.
by deadduck
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

How long is the SCF lie from the lefties going to persist The Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme and its comprehensiveness was a creation of the Clark government (MIchael Cullen later blamed it on Kevin Rudd, oddly). SCF were probably always going to be included in the scheme, and the negotiation...
by deadduck
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Strangely Judith and Brownlee haven’t been back to Christchurch after their ‘ We will fix New Zealand like we fixed Christchurch’ tour . To say that was a fizzer is an understatement! Local Labour candidates have only profited. I love how all the utterly needless asset sales are rationalised with t...
by deadduck
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: NZ Politics Thread
Replies: 33411
Views: 1223809

Re: NZ Politics Thread

Strictly speaking I think it would be possible under the National policy for an employee to be working in a job where they don't get some of those breaks. But that's possible under the Labour version of the ERA as well. The difference is that under Labour it has to be prescribed in your employment a...