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Submitted by moose (not verified)
 on Monday, 24 September 2012 - 10:17am

i didn't know cabbages could type?!?!

Submitted by AnonymousUSER (not verified)
 on Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 11:03am

There is no penalties for those NOT having a job, there are penalties for those not actively searching,  or making the effort. I am aware of your analogy, and yes I do agree there are not nearly enough jobs for those without, and yes it is partially the govt's fault for not creating jobs, as it is also MORE partially the big business/corporations that are at fault. Cost cutting and maintaining less staff to keep their profit margins thanks to the financial crash of 2008. Yes a lot of...

Submitted by Valerie Adams (not verified)
 on Sunday, 23 September 2012 - 3:12am

Even Cactus Kate is opposed to corporate welfare:

" ... it is always NOT okay to give money to otherwise successful corporates. .... I cannot explain to left-wingers why we should give welfare to those most successful in life. Because there is never an excuse." (Cactus Kate, August 2011)

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Submitted by Strypey (not verified)
 on Saturday, 22 September 2012 - 12:57am

@Anonymous Coward

Three things.

One, your irrational prejudice against users of drugs (not including alcohol, and tobacco) is sad and uninformed. It's possible to drink alcohol and hold down a job. Therefore it's also possible to smoke cannabis, drop LSD, or knock back an E on the weekend, and hold down a job. In fact, international drug experts agree that cannabis, LSD, and MDMA are significantly less dangerous than alcohol (...

Submitted by NotTheEnemy (not verified)
 on Friday, 21 September 2012 - 6:38pm

As one of the event organisers, I'd just like to say that while we use FB to promote and organise, it isn't the sole way we are doing things. I understand there are many issues using it, but it is a way that many of the people we need to reach connect, and connect quickly. However, I'm also organising things via email, txt and phone, and face to face. We are also promoting via good ol' traditional methods too: Posters and flyers, radio and print media (mainstream, independant, student), and...

Submitted by AnonymousUSER (not verified)
 on Friday, 21 September 2012 - 5:36pm

The bible was an average set of short stories, glad they didn't write a sequel. Because of my life choices, and ambition to do something with my life and choose a field of expertise that would forever be required as long as the human race exists, I know full well my job will be safe, with enough pay to tackle any curveball life throws at us, whatever that may be: cancer, disabled child, post natal depression or multiple sclerosis (sp?). I chose not to go to university for I knew a massive...

Submitted by andyovi
 on Friday, 21 September 2012 - 4:01pm

It's not a musical, but there is good music!  Several of the cast from West Side will be in this - all Year 13 actors. 

Submitted by heidi (not verified)
 on Friday, 21 September 2012 - 2:23pm

Glad to hear your not surrounded by the ones you see as scum. makes life easier for everyone ;)

 

So you and your wife would take turns to 'work it out'. That is fragile sense of secuirty, to depend on only your partners ability to earn.  What happens if your wife develops MS? Cancer or severe post natal depression? ive had PND with my first child and believe me it aint pretty, and youd be tearing your hair out trying to make the family function wondering why she cant...

Submitted by AnonymousUSER (not verified)
 on Friday, 21 September 2012 - 1:29pm

I said I WORK in the amongst the statehousing of South Auckland. We LIVE in the better part of Botany (east Auckland), so am certainly not bitter with my choice of where to live. Sure I'd like a mansion like Mr Dotcom's, but clearly I cannot afford it, but eventually my family and I will get there. Hard work and budgeting. Knowing your limitations in this economy. That is why we own 3/4 of a house we can afford, and will own out-right within a couple of years, without the debt of a masters...

Submitted by heidi (not verified)
 on Friday, 21 September 2012 - 12:25pm

Maybe I dont need a refund on my masters degree as much as you need to get a one. I hear perfectly what youre saying and I can competently undermine your arguments by just following through with your own logic. 

 

So, by what youre saying, just for the exercise of taking your argument and extending it, Youre more than happy to 'suck it up' with hard work whilst your child is in day care, because these are tough times and we got to get in there first before the chinese...