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Clare Curran initiated a hamper appeal for Hillside workers, she claimed credit for handing them out last week – but she is distancing herself from deciding who to gove them to despite acknowledging she knew not all workers would get one.
And at least two workers weren’t given hampers, and Curran was aware of this – “no we won’t see what we can do because you are a National supporter and a scabber”. Clare was on hand and observed the the discussion.
The ODT report:
She ”understood” some workers would not get hampers but said she did not ask why, and did not know whether hampers were only given to union members. She said she would not be taking any action.
So she takes credit but avoids responsibility and won’t do anything about it.
Also says something about the others that worked at hillside that they would allow their Union to behave in such a way. Hope they go on the dole forever. They then might learn not to bite the hand that always feeds them as oppossed to the hand that only feed some.
Viking: Yes, very pleasant out here in Rodney also….bit humid though, I am worried about late blight on the tomatoes…harvested some new potatoes yesterday…excellent size and taste…beans going bountifully mad…
It depends largely on what part of the Wairarapa you’re in as to where your rain comes from. A mate of mine owns a sheep station on the coast east of Martinborough & summer easterlies & southerlies do it for him. I’m hard under the Tararuas, up a valley sheltered from the South. It’s generally regarded as summersafe country but very reliant on rain from the west & northwest.
Black Caps win thriller
Last updated 08:58 24/12/2012
BREAKING NEWS: Martin Guptill’s unbeaten century has steered New Zealand to a thrilling Twenty20 international cricket win over South Africa in East London this morning.
Chasing a revised target of 169 after South Africa scored a power cut interrupted innings of 169, Guptill produced a triple play on the last ball, hitting a four, winning the match and bringing up his maiden Twenty20 international century.
Yesterday chief executive David White admitted NZ Cricket is using the services of Deadline Limited – whose directors are former TVNZ head of news Bill Ralston and Janet Wilson, who has previously advised Act MP John Banks.
Nice moment in the post-match interview as Martin Guptill thanked Ross Taylor for the batting tips and support. Not only was his a classy innings; Guptill is a class bloke as well, and a good friend for the dumped skipper.
A payout figure [$2m or whatever] for David Bain should be established, then subjected to a Conscience Vote of Parliament, reducing that amount to the percentage of YES votes that he receive some compensation. Abstentions not counted.
If this seems an inappropriate solution, it suggests
• Parliament is not the highest court in the land
• No member possesses the sense to vote on information before them in a Conscience Vote.
• No member properly represents those who voted them into power.
• That all Conscience Votes are a fucking waste of time.
*Sharon Watts had no idea she was carrying the 35 kilogram ovarian cyst around until last Thursday when she was admitted to Timaru Hospital with stomach pains.*
Think about how much you weigh now. Would you notice something that ends up adding 35kg to your body and bodyweight? I think I would. Would you put it down to weight gain from overeating? Even when I was 98kg in September… ending up 133kg without changing what you eat would be ridiculous. I hope I’d twig well before 133kg.
She had no idea. None. She was wearing a 5XL T-shirt and couldn’t understand why. She just thought she was putting on weight from overeating. Ok, I’ll let her have that one. Cyst is the less likely of the two. Still….
Robert Newman gets to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years – but rather than adhering to the history we were fed at school, he places oil centre stage as the cause of all commotion.
This innovative history programme is based around Robert Newman’s stand-up act and supported by resourceful archive sequences and stills with satirical impersonations of historical figures from Mayan priests to Archduke Ferdinand.
Quirky details such as a bicycle powered street lamp on the stage brings home the pertinent question of just how we are going to survive when the world’s oil supplies are finally exhausted.
Somethng from the Herald that may cause John Banks to choke on his Christmas cake:
“Newly released Treasury papers show it was sceptical about the chances charter schools will improve student performance and warned they could affect nearby schools by sucking away teachers and students, and therefore funding.
In a report to Finance Minister Bill English in July, just before Mr Banks took charter schools to Cabinet, Treasury said it was “doubtful” about Mr Banks’ claims that it would help achieve better NCEA results.
The papers also show Treasury sided with the Ministry of Education when it warned about the perils of allowing more unregistered teachers at charter schools than state schools – something Mr Banks has proposed. It said quality teaching was the most important factor on student achievement and teacher registration, “while not perfect”, provided some assurance of quality.”
There is mounting evidence from Treasury that Charter schools are a dead duck, a non goer, so what are John Bank’s motives for pushing through with his proposals despite the evidence?
Is Mr Bank’s acting on behalf of a third party who may already be engaged in the education sector but is looking for a bigger slice of the cake?
KEV:……If that is all true then no-one will want to start or teach or attend Charter schools. If not true then it will be possible to compare results with standard schools in a few years. Standard Schools will have the added advantage of having adopted the National Standards scheme. …..See you and Penny Public Watchdog are mistaken,everybody wins.
Researchers from Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories performed an independent replication of a Mitsubishi low-energy nuclear reaction transmutation experiment, according to a physicist from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries speaking at the American Nuclear Society LENR session on Nov. 14 in San Diego, Calif.
The physicist, Yasuhiro Iwamura, told the ANS audience that the Toyota researchers confirmed that nuclear changes from one element to another took place without the use of high-energy nuclear physics. Most scientists who have not followed this field closely consider such profound claims inconceivable. Toyota used a LENR deuterium-permeation transmutation method that Iwamura invented.
1) You can’t get through to the feral underclass. Parked next to me at ‘peasants R us groceries’ a car with three adultless brown children ranging in age from about 3-4 to maybe 8-9. Youngest was in a car seat. Adult comes back from a quick trip to get about ten of those cheap multi-packs of full sugar little fizzy drink bottles. She’s even got the nutrition sorted out.
I asked her, with a deliberate slight nonchalence, if she started off with more kids once and lost a few along the way through neglect. I’m paraphrasing myself.
2) Bought some xmas candy cane crap from a cheap bin… sign said all the items were ‘2 for 1′. Looked at my receipt… charged for both. Five minutes waiting and filling out my personal details for a simple refund. It’s super busy so no problem. Point being… how many people would miss being charged incorrectly? Looks like a scam that can be too easily passed off as an ‘honest mistake’ to me. Got to watch them!!
L R and C…I check my supermarket receipt every time I shop at P&S or Count/D and I constantly find I am over charged for items be it something on special and they haven’t passed the discount on to me or just plain over charged.
I don’t like to rain on the parade of the fans but the Black Cap game looked like a fix to me. Dropped catch, bring the boundary riders in on the off side (all that was needed was to save a four) and bowl a full toss just outside off stump. The Black Caps are being allowed to win in series where their incompetence threatens the gate takings. Besides that an unlikely win is a good earner for the players.
Trout- Twenty Twenty ‘Hit and Giggle’ cricket is a joke and an absolute lottery. Upsets like this can and do happen quite regularly…
In the Test match at Cape Town a full strength South Africa will beat New Zealand within three days…