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Radio NZ: Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams – 16 December 2013

16 December 2013 2 comments

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– Politics on Nine To Noon –

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– Monday 16 December 2013 –

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– Kathryn Ryan, with Matthew Hooton & Mike Williams –

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Today on Politics on Nine To Noon,

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Click to Listen: Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams ( 22′ 37″  )

This week:

  • Len Brown

Listen to Matthew Hooton’s surprising analysis of Len Brown’s hotel room upgrades.

  • Paula Rebstock and the MFAT Inquiry
  • Asset sales referendum
  • Christine Rankin vs Paula Bennett

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A positive indicator for NZ Post…?

16 December 2013 7 comments

Taken in a shopping mall in the Hutt Valley today;

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A posting box over-flowing with mail? Could this be a turn-around for NZ Post and a sign of increased business?

As we are all shareholders in the company – let’s hope so!

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New Email Address

16 December 2013 2 comments

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With revelations that the NSA, GCHQ, and uncle tom cobbly have been spying on  Google, Yahoo, and other internet service providers, this blogger will be phasing out use of free webmail accounts. The servers to email services such as Yahoo, Gmail, et al, are usually American-based, and therefore vulnerable to US spying and intelligence gathering.

Therefore, from now on, my new email address associated with this blog will be as follows,

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Of course, there is no guarantee that our own spooks at GCSB are not already monitoring local email and ISP providers – but at least they are covered by local legislation, and the servers are local.

So anyone wanting to get in touch with me, that’s the address in the image above.

Cheers!

– Frank Macskasy

– Blog admin

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Letter to the Editor: Key’s arrogance shines through

16 December 2013 2 comments

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FROM:    "f.macskasy" 
SUBJECT: Letter to the Editor
DATE:    Mon, 16 Dec 2013 08:09:19 +1300
TO:      Dominion Post < .co.nz >

 

The Editor
DOMINION POST

As predicted by many, Prime Minister Key has been busily
dismissing and deriding the results to the recent asset
sales referendum with comments like these;

"Well, the numbers don’t look like they’re that
significant. I mean at the moment it’s sitting at around
about 40 per cent.     That’s not absolutely amazing,
it’s not overwhelmingly opposed. But the people who are
motivated to vote will be those who are going to vote
against." 

And,

"They were expecting a big turnout, they were expecting a
big vote in their favour and they didn't get either of
those. Overall what it basically shows is that it was a
political stunt."

John Key's increasingly strident utterances and arrogant
nature is becoming more public with each passing day and it
has become abundantly clear to New Zealand how casually he
dismisses public opinion.

So be it.

At the next election I hope no National candidate has the
cheek to say that their party listens to public concerns,
because we will know that is a barefaced lie.

-Frank Macskasy
(address & phone number supplied)

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Dominion Post:   .co.nz (max 200 word limit)

References

NZ Herald: Asset sales proceed in spite of referendum

Fairfax media: PM playing down voter turnout

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