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  Reply # 2095507 24-Sep-2018 13:46
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MikeB4:

 

I am not sure what the problem is here

 

 

Could you perhaps consider a more judicous use of the quoting mechanism?

 

 

 

Edit: I see you did. Well done!

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2095510 24-Sep-2018 13:52
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networkn:

 

MikeB4:

 

I am not sure what the problem is here

 

 

Could you perhaps consider a more judicous use of the quoting mechanism?

 

 

 

 

 

 

corrected, I was distracted by a phone call.

 

I think some mindfulness is required here to calm down posters 





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  Reply # 2095512 24-Sep-2018 13:56
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These might seem like little things, but they are on the back of MANY other "little" and not so little things.

 

If they can't get the small stuff right, what is the chance they will manage another global financial crisis, or a major natural disaster properly?

 

 


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  Reply # 2095517 24-Sep-2018 13:58
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I must be missing something here.





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  Reply # 2095579 24-Sep-2018 14:57
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Don't have the links offhand (will dig them up if anyone insists) but I recall recent items I have read indicating that GDP is as good or better than ever, that NZ has just had its high credit rating reaffirmed due to excellent fiscal performance and business confidence is at least in part a knee-jerk response to the mere fact that Labour is running things and is not based on actual indicators. As always, I think it is largely a matter of interpretation and what you want to believe. 

 

As far as Clarke's status is concerned, does anyone actually know that incorrect information was provided? The UN is a very stodgy organisation and the American establishment is also still pretty conservative. It is quite possible that it was just assumed that the PM's partner was a spouse and the assumption was so ingrained that nobody bothered to check. It certainly could have been an error at this end, but until there is certainty about that I think it is just a leetle presumptuous to automatically presume it is so.





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  Reply # 2095585 24-Sep-2018 15:10
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Rikkitic:

 

Don't have the links offhand (will dig them up if anyone insists) but I recall recent items I have read indicating that GDP is as good or better than ever, that NZ has just had its high credit rating reaffirmed due to excellent fiscal performance and business confidence is at least in part a knee-jerk response to the mere fact that Labour is running things and is not based on actual indicators. As always, I think it is largely a matter of interpretation and what you want to believe. 

 

As far as Clarke's status is concerned, does anyone actually know that incorrect information was provided? The UN is a very stodgy organisation and the American establishment is also still pretty conservative. It is quite possible that it was just assumed that the PM's partner was a spouse and the assumption was so ingrained that nobody bothered to check. It certainly could have been an error at this end, but until there is certainty about that I think it is just a leetle presumptuous to automatically presume it is so.

 

 

 

 

So the ado is about the word spouse. Spouse is husband, wife, consort, partner, common law partner or what ever. The label on the tag is not wrong





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  Reply # 2095610 24-Sep-2018 16:05
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MikeB4:

 

So the ado is about the word spouse. Spouse is husband, wife, consort, partner, common law partner or what ever. The label on the tag is not wrong

 

 

 

 

What "ado".  Triggered conservatives?

 

The photo of the ID card was posted by Clarke Gayford on twitter - without comment - except reference to "plus 1".  

 


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  Reply # 2095611 24-Sep-2018 16:09
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Triggered conservatives have been bleating about how unfair it is for the baby to be dragged around, how presence of the baby disrupts Ardern, womp womp ad infinitum. Clutch those pearls and STFU.


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  Reply # 2095616 24-Sep-2018 16:18
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I still dont get the issue. I think I will just forget it.





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  Reply # 2095632 24-Sep-2018 16:36
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MikeB4:

 

So the ado is about the word spouse. Spouse is husband, wife, consort, partner, common law partner or what ever. The label on the tag is not wrong

 

 

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/spouse  Nope.

 

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/spouse Nope.

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spouse Nope.

 

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/spouse Nope.

 

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/spouse Nope.

 

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/spouses Nope.

 

...unless you're going to attribute Wikipedia as your definitive source, contradicting all the dictionaries, then Spouse is a marital partner.

 

The word was originally use as a verb, meaning "To marry."  The correct term to use in this case would have been consort. (Or their preferred "partner")

 

 

 

As a one off occurrence, it's trifling and insignificant.  But, as per the NY Times article, this misrepresentation looks to be an on-going matter, and something that the PM appears to be comfortable with.  It's unfortunate in the context of her recent "mistakes" (to use her own words) that have given rise to questions about whether she has misled the country over a number of issues.  As they say in court - it speaks to character.

 

Again, Fred99, I have thoroughly enjoyed the quality of your contribution.  STFU indeed, what a charmer.

 

 


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  Reply # 2095635 24-Sep-2018 16:41
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networkn:

Here's something pretty positive from our Government


https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12128648


All kids to be tested for Dyslexia, giftedness etc.


Question is, how will they fund the programs to deal with the findings. More teachers for the dyslexic, per school, more special programs for the gifted kids (I have some knowledge of the costs related to running some of these programs).


It proposes a new "learning support co-ordinator" in each school with a more "flexible package of support" to meet every student's needs.


Let's assume they get paid at the lower end of teachers salaries of 60K, times the number of schools....That's some big numbers. This is just the first part. 



Imo much of this is already provided for and the new policy will fill in some gaps schools have asked for:

linked article: The plan includes a "learning support co-ordinator" in each school. More than 80 per cent of schools already fund such roles, usually called special needs co-ordinators or "Sencos", but there is currently no central funding for them.

The new gifted thing will be interesting to see how that is defined. I can forsee some parental angst about kids getting in or dropping out of that one.

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  Reply # 2095640 24-Sep-2018 16:50
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6FIEND:

 

MikeB4:

 

So the ado is about the word spouse. Spouse is husband, wife, consort, partner, common law partner or what ever. The label on the tag is not wrong

 

 

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/spouse  Nope.

 

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/spouse Nope.

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spouse Nope.

 

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/spouse Nope.

 

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/spouse Nope.

 

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/spouses Nope.

 

...unless you're going to attribute Wikipedia as your definitive source, contradicting all the dictionaries, then Spouse is a marital partner.

 

The word was originally use as a verb, meaning "To marry."  The correct term to use in this case would have been consort. (Or their preferred "partner")

 

 

 

As a one off occurrence, it's trifling and insignificant.  But, as per the NY Times article, this misrepresentation looks to be an on-going matter, and something that the PM appears to be comfortable with.  It's unfortunate in the context of her recent "mistakes" (to use her own words) that have given rise to questions about whether she has misled the country over a number of issues.  As they say in court - it speaks to character.

 

Again, Fred99, I have thoroughly enjoyed the quality of your contribution.  STFU indeed, what a charmer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is one totry a spouse is ........."has lived with another person in a marriage-like relationship"  That shows up in multitudes of legal definitions.





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6FIEND:

 

Again, Fred99, I have thoroughly enjoyed the quality of your contribution.  STFU indeed, what a charmer.

 

 

Thank you.  I'm over Jacinda-bashing based on the fact that she's a woman, she's a mother, and she and her partner aren't formally "married".

 

That is what you're on about mainly - isn't it?


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  Reply # 2095654 24-Sep-2018 17:10
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Nice try champ. 

 

I've never criticised Ardern because she's a woman.

 

I've never criticised Ardern because she's a mother.

 

I've never criticised Ardern because she's not married.

 

 

 

But I will continue to criticise her for continuing to appear to be inexperienced, incompetent, idealistic, reckless, and furtive.


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6FIEND:

 

It seems that Ardern's propensity to mislead others is not limited to New Zealand politics.

 

(Or was there a stop-over in a Las Vegas chapel en-route to NYC?)

 

 

Does spouse necessarily mean husband?  I think of my partner as my spouse and we aren't married.

 

The OED lists partner mate and consort as a synonym of spouse.  I quite like consort.

 

I'm a National supporting. This is hair splitting IMO.

 

There are plenty of substantial and valid criticisms of Ardern's government available.





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