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  • Martin Luther King Jr - A truly inspirational man

    Last post: Jacko on 16.03.11 at 01:49 | Started by Jacko on 20.05.09

    Thank goodness that the world does keep getting these inspirational people. Nelson Mandela in his prime, was another such. Ghandi, Chruchill, Mother Thersa (except she did not have the public profile). Can't think of anyone current, can you?
    Obama has a way to go yet. More about Martin Luther King Jr - A truly inspirational man

  • Weirdest car accident ever caught on camera

    Last post: Jacko on 16.03.11 at 01:49 | Started by nicallis on 07.05.09

    Have to be Mexican illegal immigrants! More about Weirdest car accident ever caught on camera

  • Weirdest car accident ever caught on camera

    Last post: Jacko on 16.03.11 at 01:44 | Started by nicallis on 07.05.09

    Have to be Mexican illegal immigrants! More about Weirdest car accident ever caught on camera

  • Martin Luther King Jr - A truly inspirational man

    Last post: Jacko on 16.03.11 at 01:44 | Started by Jacko on 20.05.09

    Thank goodness that the world does keep getting these inspirational people. Nelson Mandela in his prime, was another such. Ghandi, Chruchill, Mother Thersa (except she did not have the public profile). Can't think of anyone current, can you?
    Obama has a way to go yet. More about Martin Luther King Jr - A truly inspirational man

  • Bevan Sanson: Time to bag the bags

    Last post: Jacko on 14.03.11 at 01:46 | Started by Jacko on 27.04.09

    Good for you Bevan! I am also a conservationist, I am the guy you see chasing a floating plastic bag down the beach even tho its not mine, and dump it in the rubbish bin. I do use green bags for shopping most of the time and all the bags we get, get re-used in one way or another.

    But there is a fine line between conservation, and ripping us all off, which is really all the supermarkets are doing. a 40,000% profit margin per bag times 1 billion bags is not too bad, and what are they doing with that super-profit? Giving to the save-the-Kea fund, doubt it! More about Bevan Sanson: Time to bag the bags

  • Mutual Funds in New Zealand score a "D-"

    Last post: Jacko on 14.03.11 at 01:46 | Started by Jacko on 20.05.09

    While this is a real indictment of our economic approach, one must say that its not too surprising. Given the lip service attitude towards business over the past 9 years by central Government,the way in which this sector has been managed is inevitably poor.

    BUT, its not all bad news. We can and will improve! We have a lot of exciting technological and IT based industries. These in particular are really attractive to overseas investors. Not hogtied so much by our rules and regs. So lets hope for better things to come! More about Mutual Funds in New Zealand score a "D-"

  • A radical idea, free buses!

    Last post: Jacko on 14.03.11 at 01:45 | Started by Sam on 07.06.09

    That Guy asks, what are the alternatives, and a valid question. A great deal of the problem lies with the short term thinking that has pervaded decision making for decades, ever since Mayor Robbie really.
    Eg the Harbour Bridge, but at least those in authority took the bull by the horns and fixed it. Now we rarely fix, because no-one has the courage to bulldoze houses.

    How many hundreds of millions is being spent on the replacement Newmarket flyover? How many new lanes does it give us, nada. Why not? Because they want to force people to use buses.
    Millions spent on the new Onewa Road on-off ramps. How many new lanes, ziltch.
    Millions being spent on the Grafton Gully bridge. Any more lanes for cars, no, cars are permanently banned from it, its a bus bridge only in future.

    How much more does it cost to add an extra lane or two while doing these major jobs. Not a fraction of what it is going to cost to try and add on to them in 10 or 15 years time.
    There is room alongside big stretches of the motorways to add a lane and even two in places. Each strip done like that does ease the flow in that area.
    More about A radical idea, free buses!

  • From the cradle to the grave, has this gone too far?

    Last post: Jacko on 14.03.11 at 01:45 | Started by Jacko on 08.06.09

    There seems little question in the public's mind that the poverty trap of Welfare-ism is a real fact of life. But to move from the systems we have now will bring major public outcry. But, if we do nothing, the problem simply builds and builds. Ghetto type slums will become a fact of our cities. Poverty driven crime will continue to grow. bitterness between Have Not's against the Haves will increase.
    Why does the State not believe that we can actually take responsibility for our own lives? Certainly there will always be those who really must be cared for all through their lives. But most of us are not like that. We chose to believe we cannot find work, chose to move to Kaitaia where there is limited job opportunities, chose to exaggerate our sore back.
    Because this is an easier way of living and we can get away with it.
    But it does bugger all for our much vaunted Mana as a Maori who make up a major portion of Welfare State "clients". Bugger all for our self esteem. Nothing to encourage the next generation to behave differently.

    So we need as a Nation, to buckle up against the short term thinkers, and accept and demand change for the better, as and when the Government of the day has the courage to promote it. More about From the cradle to the grave, has this gone too far?

  • More "Crushing" news for Boy Racers!

    Last post: Jacko on 14.03.11 at 01:45 | Started by Jacko on 20.05.09

    Nothing like a Minister who has suddenly discovered she actually has POWER!
    Anyone want to take bets on whether the Ministry of Justice's negative, and sensible, report wins the day, or the new Minsiter will get her way?

    We have enough weird imbalances in our Court decisions now, we dont need to complicate injustice more! 2 years for killing someone when you were a drunk driver, "life" if you shot them with a gun?
    Lets keep it simple, sieze the cars and sell them, givethe money to the Police Department and they will be much more pro-active in doing this work. If they are to be crushed, Police will be much less likely to push for that action, they are humans too, and we all instictively hate waste. More about More "Crushing" news for Boy Racers!

  • Joke: The Day the Penis asked for a Raise

    Last post: Jacko on 14.03.11 at 01:45 | Started by Lance on 21.05.09

    Good one, but what about Charlie Chaplin? did he not father his last child at 92??? So he may well not be able to retire, ever, think how awful that would be? Not! More about Joke: The Day the Penis asked for a Raise

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