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  # 1826881 22-Jul-2017 09:06
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Wiggum:

 

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What Treaty issues are still outstanding?

 

 

All the ones that still need to be logged

 

 

You are just making stuff up and trolling 

 

 

No I am not making stuff up.

 

My point is that there will be many many more to come, you being ignorant if you truly believe thats all issues outstanding. There is no settlement date yet for settlements (correct me if I am wrong). Governments change, and so will pressure to look into all new future claims. New issues come up. The gravy train is far from reaching its destination, and still had a long way to go.


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  # 1826884 22-Jul-2017 09:13
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Pumpedd:

 

This seems to be quite topical at the moment due to Peters astute electioneering.

 

But really, why do we still have these special seats in 2017?

 

Should they not have gone when we ditched the "so-called" undemocratic FPP electoral system?

 

I realise that without the maori seats national would have lost power a couple of times, but is that any reason?

 



The Maori seats were established when Maori were 50% of the population of NZ. They got 4 seats and the white folk got the rest. 

Every election Maori get the chance to affirm they want to remain on / leave / join the Maori electoral roll. So, in effect, there is a rolling referendum going on continuously. Roughly 55% opt for the Maori roll. 

Absolutely NO WAY should anyone else be able to vote the Maori seats out of existence. Letting a bigoted, ignorant majority vote away the seats of a minority would be a gross injustice from any angle. 

If there is to be any referendum on this, Maori should be the only people voting in it.

Or maybe Maori should be voting in a referendum to get rid of the general seats. All these other people have made a pig's ear of the environment and social policy and destroyed entire industries over the past few decades.

If that makes no sense....then nor does letting Maori-hating "Bruce" or "Betty" from Te Atatu vote to get rid of Maori seats.  





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  # 1826885 22-Jul-2017 09:20
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Absolutely NO WAY should anyone else be able to vote the Maori seats out of existence. Letting a bigoted, ignorant majority vote away the seats of a minority would be a gross injustice from any angle. 

If there is to be any referendum on this, Maori should be the only people voting in it.

 

Very undemocratic.

 

It smells like apartheid to me.

 


Absolutely NO WAY should anyone else be able to vote the White people out. Letting the black ignorant majority vote away the seats of a minority would be a gross injustice from any angle. 

If there is to be any referendum on this, white people should be the only people voting in it.


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  # 1826889 22-Jul-2017 09:38
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This thread is veering towards unpleasantness. Maybe it is time to lock it. Everyone has said what they think. 

 

 





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  # 1826890 22-Jul-2017 09:40
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Wiggum:

 

Linuxluver:
Absolutely NO WAY should anyone else be able to vote the Maori seats out of existence. Letting a bigoted, ignorant majority vote away the seats of a minority would be a gross injustice from any angle. 

If there is to be any referendum on this, Maori should be the only people voting in it.

 

Very undemocratic.

 

It smells like apartheid to me.

 


Absolutely NO WAY should anyone else be able to vote the White people out. Letting the black ignorant majority vote away the seats of a minority would be a gross injustice from any angle. 

If there is to be any referendum on this, white people should be the only people voting in it.

 

 

What's wrong with apartheid?





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I agree. A pity as its a relevant topic, but of little use when it gets side walled by one poster who has clear extreme biases on a few political topics as evidenced in this forum. It thus degrades into a ranting fest and not a serious discussion


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  # 1826895 22-Jul-2017 09:44
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What's wrong with apartheid?

 

 

You kidding me right?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1826896 22-Jul-2017 09:45
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I guess its time to lock the thread when the left believes its time and we have different views? Then it becomes an irrelevant thread?

 

I do tent to agree on this. Maybe its time to shutdown the Trump thread too?

 

Calling the majority of New Zealanders a "bigoted, ignorant majority" is acceptable, yet complaining about non democracy is not.

 

There is still lots to be discussed here. My point about apartheid should be debated don't you think?


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Wiggum:

 

My point about apartheid should be debated don't you think?

 

 

No - not really.

 

Positive discrimination aka "affirmative action" does have a history of some success in reducing negative social indicators.

 

Apartheid (in SA) had the sole intent of preserving massive privilege to a small white minority who held all the wealth - and held on to that behind the barrel of a gun. 

 

There's nothing to debate - you're on a soap box - and at risk of coming across as a racist.


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  # 1826928 22-Jul-2017 11:03
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Wiggum:

 

MikeB4:

 

Wiggum:

 

tdgeek:

 

What Treaty issues are still outstanding?

 

 

All the ones that still need to be logged

 

 

You are just making stuff up and trolling 

 

 

No I am not making stuff up.

 

My point is that there will be many many more to come, you being ignorant if you truly believe thats all issues outstanding. There is no settlement date yet for settlements (correct me if I am wrong). Governments change, and so will pressure to look into all new future claims. New issues come up. The gravy train is far from reaching its destination, and still had a long way to go.

 

 

 

 

I wasn't going to feed trolling further but you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. I strongly suggest that you go and spend the weekend learning about the subject. With I that bid you farewell.





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  # 1826942 22-Jul-2017 11:09
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Linuxluver:

 

Pumpedd:

 

This seems to be quite topical at the moment due to Peters astute electioneering.

 

But really, why do we still have these special seats in 2017?

 

Should they not have gone when we ditched the "so-called" undemocratic FPP electoral system?

 

I realise that without the maori seats national would have lost power a couple of times, but is that any reason?

 



The Maori seats were established when Maori were 50% of the population of NZ. They got 4 seats and the white folk got the rest. 

Every election Maori get the chance to affirm they want to remain on / leave / join the Maori electoral roll. So, in effect, there is a rolling referendum going on continuously. Roughly 55% opt for the Maori roll. 

Absolutely NO WAY should anyone else be able to vote the Maori seats out of existence. Letting a bigoted, ignorant majority vote away the seats of a minority would be a gross injustice from any angle. 

If there is to be any referendum on this, Maori should be the only people voting in it.

Or maybe Maori should be voting in a referendum to get rid of the general seats. All these other people have made a pig's ear of the environment and social policy and destroyed entire industries over the past few decades.

If that makes no sense....then nor does letting Maori-hating "Bruce" or "Betty" from Te Atatu vote to get rid of Maori seats.  

 

 

 

 

I take offense at being called "a bigoted, ignorant majority".

 

This is exactly why the seats should be abolished due to a minority wanting to have it all without contributing in any way.

 

I also agree that this thread should now be closed as it has turned into racial slander.


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  # 1826945 22-Jul-2017 11:13
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Pumpedd:

 

Linuxluver:

 

Pumpedd:

 

This seems to be quite topical at the moment due to Peters astute electioneering.

 

But really, why do we still have these special seats in 2017?

 

Should they not have gone when we ditched the "so-called" undemocratic FPP electoral system?

 

I realise that without the maori seats national would have lost power a couple of times, but is that any reason?

 



The Maori seats were established when Maori were 50% of the population of NZ. They got 4 seats and the white folk got the rest. 

Every election Maori get the chance to affirm they want to remain on / leave / join the Maori electoral roll. So, in effect, there is a rolling referendum going on continuously. Roughly 55% opt for the Maori roll. 

Absolutely NO WAY should anyone else be able to vote the Maori seats out of existence. Letting a bigoted, ignorant majority vote away the seats of a minority would be a gross injustice from any angle. 

If there is to be any referendum on this, Maori should be the only people voting in it.

Or maybe Maori should be voting in a referendum to get rid of the general seats. All these other people have made a pig's ear of the environment and social policy and destroyed entire industries over the past few decades.

If that makes no sense....then nor does letting Maori-hating "Bruce" or "Betty" from Te Atatu vote to get rid of Maori seats.  

 

 

 

 

I take offense at being called "a bigoted, ignorant majority".

 

This is exactly why the seats should be abolished due to a minority wanting to have it all without contributing in any way.

 

I also agree that this thread should now be closed as it has turned into racial slander.

 

 

The irony is you have just made a minority slur  with .."due to a minority wanting to have it all without contributing in any way."





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Damn shame really as there were posts, info and links posted that could have been used to inform...but it seems some don't want to.

 

+1 for lock. :( 


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  # 1826991 22-Jul-2017 12:46
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Wiggum:

 

Batman:

 

What's wrong with apartheid?

 

 

You kidding me right?

 

 

Minority need protection. I don't know how many thousands of black lives in America have been murdered by police and nothing happens.

ONE white gets killed and it's immediately classified as homicide with resignation of police chief. Unprecedented.

If protection of minority is apartheid then America and Australia need apartheid like NZ.





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  # 1827170 22-Jul-2017 17:02
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Absolutely NO WAY should anyone else be able to vote the Maori seats out of existence. Letting a bigoted, ignorant majority vote away the seats of a minority would be a gross injustice from any angle.

 

 

 

 

So you'd prefer to wait for the equivalent of turkeys voting for an early thanksgiving?

 

Well, not me. Special representation of a minority based on their race is the very definition of racism and that minority will always seek to hold onto that imbalance. The continued existence of the maori seats is a gross injustice to democracy.


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