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  #1149384 7-Oct-2014 18:27
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gzt:
networkn: I can't believe people like him are allowed anywhere NEAR the political process.

I can't believe you would consider excluding people like him on the simple basis that you do not like him.


Haha now I think it's YOU that is trolling on everything you have written since the topic started, took me a while to catch on, bravo. 

For clarification, I don't like him, but I also don't want him any where near our political process because he is a blatantly racist foolish troll who has not contributed one thing to NZ as a whole as a politician.

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  #1149386 7-Oct-2014 18:29
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networkn:
gzt:
networkn: I can't believe people like him are allowed anywhere NEAR the political process.

I can't believe you would consider excluding people like him on the simple basis that you do not like him.


Haha now I think it's YOU that is trolling on everything you have written since the topic started, took me a while to catch on, bravo. 

For clarification, I don't like him, but I also don't want him any where near our political process because he is a blatantly racist foolish troll who has not contributed one thing to NZ as a whole as a politician.


He did provide one thing...... humor




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  #1149391 7-Oct-2014 18:37
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KiwiNZ:
networkn:
gzt:
networkn: I can't believe people like him are allowed anywhere NEAR the political process.

I can't believe you would consider excluding people like him on the simple basis that you do not like him.


Haha now I think it's YOU that is trolling on everything you have written since the topic started, took me a while to catch on, bravo. 

For clarification, I don't like him, but I also don't want him any where near our political process because he is a blatantly racist foolish troll who has not contributed one thing to NZ as a whole as a politician.


He did provide one thing...... humor


We clearly have a different definition of the word funny.

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  #1149398 7-Oct-2014 18:46
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People think this is limited to hone and NZ?

(In reference to thread title)




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


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  #1149400 7-Oct-2014 18:47
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networkn:
KiwiNZ:
networkn:
gzt:
networkn: I can't believe people like him are allowed anywhere NEAR the political process.

I can't believe you would consider excluding people like him on the simple basis that you do not like him.


Haha now I think it's YOU that is trolling on everything you have written since the topic started, took me a while to catch on, bravo. 

For clarification, I don't like him, but I also don't want him any where near our political process because he is a blatantly racist foolish troll who has not contributed one thing to NZ as a whole as a politician.


He did provide one thing...... humor


We clearly have a different definition of the word funny.


well I laughed many times when he was on TV




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  #1149413 7-Oct-2014 19:05
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networkn:
gzt:
networkn: I can't believe people like him are allowed anywhere NEAR the political process.

I can't believe you would consider excluding people like him on the simple basis that you do not like him.


Haha now I think it's YOU that is trolling on everything you have written since the topic started, took me a while to catch on, bravo. 

Well maybe I should have thought through the implications of your previous statements and tried to figure out what you meant by that. I guess it was in the context of your incorrect belief that parliamentary allowances were continuing for the recount.

networkn: For clarification, I don't like him, but I also don't want him any where near our political process because he is a blatantly racist foolish troll who has not contributed one thing to NZ as a whole as a politician.

I assume the racist part you are referring to is the offensive email which Harawira apologised for. As for the contribution to NZ maybe the best people to ask are his constituents.

It's also very difficult to quantify a contribution during opposition. Sometimes a principled opposition does contribute to moving the country forward. He certainly made a contribution to the discussion on food in schools.

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  #1149425 7-Oct-2014 19:28
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TimA: Plz Honie Harerwira. Stahp. No one wants you.


well other than the 8,971 who voted for him on election night?




 
 
 
 


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  #1149476 7-Oct-2014 20:40
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TimA: Plz Honie Harerwira. Stahp. No one wants you.


well other than the 8,971 who voted for him on election night?





They are all delusional and live in Kaikohe or Kaitia.

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  #1149494 7-Oct-2014 20:56
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+Nationally 'Internet/Mana' achieved 34,095 votes on the party list. Up .5% from 'Mana' vote last year - but hard to tell who was voting for what of course.

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  #1149556 7-Oct-2014 22:17
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gzt:
wellygary: But his point  that if he had conceded on election night his allowances would have ended, is plainly wrong, an MP retains allowance until declaration day irrespective of whether they conceded or not.

No, as above Harawira is right. You are wrong.  


From the article

But a spokeswoman for Parliamentary Services confirmed declaration day was typically the date at which parliamentary travel entitlements were cut off for former MPs, regardless of whether they've conceded.

A Concession is not a resignation, so whether he gave one or not on election night, he still keeps his perks until declaration day,

I did not see that statement the first time around. The article may have been edited. Yeah they do that. I'm feeling a strong need to cache previous versions with Stuff and NZH. Current scorecard:

Harawira - wrong
gzt - wrong
wellygarry - right

just in case you needed me to say it lol.

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  #1149572 7-Oct-2014 22:29
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gzt:
networkn: I can't believe people like him are allowed anywhere NEAR the political process.

I can't believe you would consider excluding people like him on the simple basis that you do not like him.


Seems like a perfectly valid reason to exclude people as far as I can see.





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  #1149576 7-Oct-2014 22:58
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out of interest - what career options would a former MP almost universally disliked by the majority of the nation have?

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  #1149582 7-Oct-2014 23:19


I don't say I agree with everything Hone says. But, I think has every right to be in Parliament.

I certainly wouldn't call him a political BS artist. He is definitely more someone who says what they think.

If you want a total waste of space, then look no further than Peter Dunne or David Seymour.

Those guys have no moral authority to be in Parliament at all. Yet, they cost the taxpayer considerably over a million dollars a year in salaries and perks.

Not bad when almost no one votes for your party!

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  #1149727 8-Oct-2014 10:09
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I never want to see Hone in government but I thought he was useful in parliament. Ditto the greens. It's good to have the fringe represented on the opposition benches. It introduces a perspective that otherwise wouldn't be there. 

I actually gained a bit of grudging admiration for Hone from that email in which he lambasted his IM colleagues for focusing on cannabis reform instead of child poverty.  The man is clearly passionate, he just doesn't seem to know how to work with others.




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  #1149735 8-Oct-2014 10:23
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I assume the racist part you are referring to is the offensive email which Harawira apologised for. As for the contribution to NZ maybe the best people to ask are his constituents.

It's also very difficult to quantify a contribution during opposition. Sometimes a principled opposition does contribute to moving the country forward. He certainly made a contribution to the discussion on food in schools.


Well the email was only one thing, there have been other times he has made comments which I'd consider racist, but I can't find them easily this very second. 

I am not saying he mightn't have been helpful to his constituents, however my point is he made no contribution to NZ as a whole. 

Your assertion he provided value re food in schools, is potentially true, but if he hadn't made such a fool of himself the whole time, how much more seriously would he have been taken and how much MORE Could he have achieved. 

National have done deals that have given those in opposition some of the most important things they wanted, so long as they didn't outrightly conflict with National's policies. He could take taken his causes much further if he taken a more inclusive non obstructive standpoint.

He could have also (as Pita Sharples and some of the other Maori MP's have done) helped bridge the racial gap that still does exist.

He has been largely an unwelcome distraction most of the time, in my opinion.


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