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  #2081299 30-Aug-2018 11:48
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networkn:

 

I don't think she understands the real meaning of half the words she uses. It would explain a LOT.

 

 

You may be correct.  I suspect however that she understands how words and phrases trend - and that is what she has focussed on.





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  #2081472 30-Aug-2018 16:26
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Wow, so another minister is "moved aside" after another issue.

 

This is depressing that these people are responsible for the "leadership" of our country.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2081491 30-Aug-2018 16:46
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networkn:

 

Wow, so another minister is "moved aside" after another issue.

 

This is depressing that these people are responsible for the "leadership" of our country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agreed, not a good look.

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/106706949/pm-stands-minister-meka-whaitiri-aside-over-staffing-issue





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  #2081586 30-Aug-2018 17:22
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These are serious allegations. (Including assault of a staff member) https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/politics/minister-for-customs-meka-whaitiri-standing-aside-due-to-investigation-into-staffing-matter

 

 

 

 

 

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  #2081611 30-Aug-2018 18:10
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Nasty.  I'd still wait for the investigation before jumping to conclusions.  

 

I've seen plenty of cases where staff get fired/leave, "restructured out" etc. by new management.  Sometimes they deserve what they get, sometimes not, emotions run high, claims get made - and some of them are ludicrous.

 

OTOH if she is guilty of common assault, that carries a maximum penalty of 6 months jail - not enough to be expelled from parliament.  I'd like to see that changed so that if convicted of any violent crime - you're automatically turfed out.  These people are supposed to be leaders.


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  #2081612 30-Aug-2018 18:17
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Fred99:

 

Nasty.  I'd still wait for the investigation before jumping to conclusions.  

 

I've seen plenty of cases where staff get fired/leave, "restructured out" etc. by new management.  Sometimes they deserve what they get, sometimes not, emotions run high, claims get made - and some of them are ludicrous.

 

OTOH if she is guilty of common assault, that carries a maximum penalty of 6 months jail - not enough to be expelled from parliament.  I'd like to see that changed so that if convicted of any violent crime - you're automatically turfed out.  These people are supposed to be leaders.

 

 

I agree, it's reasonable to wait for the investigation, just because an accusation has been made, doesn't mean anything has been done wrong.

 

However, so far, the coalitions investigations haven't been particularly transparent.

 

I am quite torn on the conviction thing. People make mistakes, people say and do things in their youth they learn from and become decent human beings.

 

My beliefs when I was 15, 20, 25 and 30 sometimes bear no resemblence to those I hold today. As I get older, I learn things, accept other perspectives, compromise in ways I wouldn't have thought possible at 20.

 

Current actions and to a lesser degree, words mean something too.

 

I also think lambasting someone for saying or doing something that a long time ago was more accepted than it now and punishing them by todays standards is an interesting thing to observe.

 

 

 

 


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  #2081626 30-Aug-2018 18:56
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networkn:

 

I am quite torn on the conviction thing. People make mistakes, people say and do things in their youth they learn from and become decent human beings.

 

My beliefs when I was 15, 20, 25 and 30 sometimes bear no resemblence to those I hold today. As I get older, I learn things, accept other perspectives, compromise in ways I wouldn't have thought possible at 20.

 

 

Yup.  I was thinking about crimes committed when in office - not before.  

 

The older I get, the less sure I am about basically everything.


 
 
 
 


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  #2081674 30-Aug-2018 21:07
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The main thing is the bad apples are being stewed. They exist everywhere. Not a great look, but I like the action to out them

 

As someone noted, these are actually not leading the country. But those that are have dealt with it.


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  #2081869 31-Aug-2018 13:03
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Fred99:

 

networkn:

 

I am quite torn on the conviction thing. People make mistakes, people say and do things in their youth they learn from and become decent human beings.

 

My beliefs when I was 15, 20, 25 and 30 sometimes bear no resemblence to those I hold today. As I get older, I learn things, accept other perspectives, compromise in ways I wouldn't have thought possible at 20.

 

 

Yup.  I was thinking about crimes committed when in office - not before.  

 

The older I get, the less sure I am about basically everything.

 

 

Yeah, fair enough. I agree though I believe conviction of ANY crime whilst in Parliament should preclude you from remaining as a minister.

 

 


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  #2081872 31-Aug-2018 13:07
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The main thing is the bad apples are being stewed. They exist everywhere. Not a great look, but I like the action to out them

 

As someone noted, these are actually not leading the country. But those that are have dealt with it.

 

 

Which bad apples have been stewed? Curran has committed two sackable offenses (Hirshfield was sacked for her part in it, which was arguably the least serious of the two) and when asked directly if a third strike would mean she was out, the PM refused to commit to that. This latest one has not been sacked, but if the investigation finds she did indeed physically assault someone, and JA doesn't sack her outright, then JA needs to go. Don't even get me started on those who were involved in the summer camp, who were defended by JA before the investigation was completed, and who now have nice cushy jobs with Air NZ all done on the down low. 

 

That is not what I consider "dealing" with it. 

 

 


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  #2081879 31-Aug-2018 13:21
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I was referring to the leaker re bad apples, should have said bad apple though.

 

 


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  #2081898 31-Aug-2018 14:12
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tdgeek:

 

The main thing is the bad apples are being stewed. They exist everywhere. Not a great look, but I like the action to out them

 

As someone noted, these are actually not leading the country. But those that are have dealt with it.

 

 

...

 

tdgeek:

 

I was referring to the leaker re bad apples, should have said bad apple though.

 

 

In that case, I'm not following you?

 

Has the leaker been outed?

 

How have those leading the country dealt with it?

 

I seem to have missed something here...


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6FIEND:

 

tdgeek:

 

The main thing is the bad apples are being stewed. They exist everywhere. Not a great look, but I like the action to out them

 

As someone noted, these are actually not leading the country. But those that are have dealt with it.

 

 

...

 

tdgeek:

 

I was referring to the leaker re bad apples, should have said bad apple though.

 

 

In that case, I'm not following you?

 

Has the leaker been outed?

 

How have those leading the country dealt with it?

 

I seem to have missed something here...

 

 

I said

 

The main thing is the bad apples are being stewed. Leaker. They exist everywhere. Not a great look, but I like the action to out them Bridges wanting them outed

 

As someone noted, these are actually not leading the country.  (Leaker)   But those that are have dealt with it. By leaving it as a National Party issue

 

 


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  #2081915 31-Aug-2018 14:49
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tdgeek:

 

I said

 

The main thing is the bad apples are being stewed. Leaker. They exist everywhere. Not a great look, but I like the action to out them Bridges wanting them outed

 

As someone noted, these are actually not leading the country.  (Leaker)   But those that are have dealt with it. By leaving it as a National Party issue

 

 

...assuming it is a National Party issue :P 


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  #2081940 31-Aug-2018 15:34
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@tdgeek  Gotcha.  Thanks for clarifying :-)

 

per GV27's comment...  It's a National Party issue because it was National Party information that was leaked.  However it hasn't yet been established that "these are actually not leading the country.  (Leaker)"

 

So far the only "evidence" to suggest that the leaker is in the National caucus is the leaker's say so.  I'm keeping an open mind about it at this stage.


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