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30 Days of Me: Day 13 & semi-reasonable explanation for skipping yesterday

My lieblings,
I’m terribly sorry for missing yesterday’s post but, in case you hadn’t figured by my cuss laden summary of the VSM debate, I was in too mighty a rage to post anything reasonable. So I made an executive decision to leave it until tonight. Hope you cats can forgive me! Please don’t forget to go say hihi to Briony, her day eleven and day twelve are up, yay!

And, without further ado, welcome to your feature presentation.

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Swift and horridly biased summary of the VSM debate tonight. (#VSM)

Disclaimer: I’m angry. This is not eloquent.

Bill: Take away students rights and representation by other students, unless the Uni funds the SA as happens with Auckland Uni. Compromise of values by necessity. Continue reading

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VSM, Filibustering and broken hearts.

de·moc·ra·cy  noun \di-ˈmä-krə-sē\  

a : Government by the people; especially : rule of the majority
b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections 

It’s a mighty nice theory, isn’t it?
A Government ruled by the very people it seeks to serve. So, surely, if some 98% of submissions towards a piece of legislation are against it, than the Government should be bound to throw said piece of legislation out. Or at least not to pursue it further, let alone force it through to the final stage despite ongoing opposition.

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New Zealand. Gorgeous yes. Democratic? I'm not so sure right now.

Well this, my friends, is precisely what has happened with the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill. Continue reading

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National’s “Energy Strategy” seems a waste of energy…

I apologise for another politically flavoured rant, especially considering that my last post was more of the same.
But there are some things that just can’t wait until morning and this is one of them.

National has, unwittingly it seems, had their Energy Strategy leaked into the public eye.
This sort of thing happens all the time, so what’s so different about this? Why is there some two-hundred comments on the article when there isn’t a flame war going on?
Why the hell has it gotten me so wound up that I’m trying to write a coherent rant at 2am?!

To put it bluntly: because this document proposes to fuck up everything that New Zealand is meant to stand for.

Download the original document here, read the article and ensuing discussion over here and come on back after the jump.

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