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#277292 6-Oct-2020 12:16
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As this crazy year approaches its final months, there are a few things that would help make it end well for me. This is just a wish list, nothing more or less:

 

1. Labour and the Greens form the next government

 

2. The end of life referendum passes

 

3. The Cannabis referendum passes

 

4. Biden wins the presidential election

 

5. Democrats gain control of the senate

 

6. Republicans are unable to force through their supreme court nomination

 

 

 

 





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  #2580075 6-Oct-2020 13:44
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I'll sign up for those with the caveat of the Greens disappearing along with NZ First. I'd rather see Labour govern alone. 


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  #2580079 6-Oct-2020 13:50
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I thought about adding the end of Covid 19 and world peace, but that sounded too much like a Miss America competition.

 

 





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  #2580511 7-Oct-2020 10:36
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Rikkitic:

 

As this crazy year approaches its final months, there are a few things that would help make it end well for me. This is just a wish list, nothing more or less:

 

1. Labour and the Greens form the next government

 

2. The end of life referendum passes

 

3. The Cannabis referendum passes

 

4. Biden wins the presidential election

 

5. Democrats gain control of the senate

 

6. Republicans are unable to force through their supreme court nomination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. National and ACT (would prefer TOP but that's a pipe dream) and the demise of the Greens and NZ First

 

2. Agree

 

3. Agree

 

4. Don't care - they want to vote for the orange man again best of luck to them - they get what they deserve.

 

5. Don't care

 

6. Don't care

 

I would rather see a major investment in health and education, at the expense of any funding for the arts and sports and other unnecessary trinkets (and I'm a big fam of the arts and sports).  It would be nice to take the country's spending back to basics for some time and concentrate on the core function of government.


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  #2581254 8-Oct-2020 11:54
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Can I vote for your 2020 wishlist @Rikkitic?





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  #2581272 8-Oct-2020 12:16
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antonknee:

 

Can I vote for your 2020 wishlist @Rikkitic?

 

 

Feel free. It is just a wish list, nothing more or less.

 

 





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My wish is that voters are not swayed by the "we went early, we went hard" mantra because we certainly didn't go early.

 

I hope voters take a wider look at how well they think things have been managed (or mismanaged in some cases) over the last three years and not just focus on one event before casting their vote to choose who will run the country for the next three years.

 

 





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  #2582695 11-Oct-2020 18:21
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Technofreak:

My wish is that voters are not swayed by the "we went early, we went hard" mantra because we certainly didn't go early.


I hope voters take a wider look at how well they think things have been managed (or mismanaged in some cases) over the last three years and not just focus on one event before casting their vote to choose who will run the country for the next three years.


 



Unfortunately I doubt this will happen. The sheeple seen to be unable to see past the smile, hugs and fairy dust.

This government haven't achieved much and have been 'lucky' to have three big crises to take everyone's mind off the failures.

I still haven't voted yet. I will but this is the hardest election I've had to make a decision on who I should vote for.

 
 
 
 


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  #2582699 11-Oct-2020 19:04
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This sheeple is quite happy with the smile, hugs and fairy dust. Also with the knowledge that I can leave my home, do shopping, and generally live a normal life without excessive fear of losing it in a particularly horrible way just because the virus doesn't like old people. 

 

My vote is not for all the houses Labour hasn't built and all the kids who still go to bed hungry. My vote is against the much, much worse job any conceivable opposition would do, and did do. I much prefer an imperfect government that cares about people, to a hopeless one that thinks all things can be measured in dollars.

 

 

 

 





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  #2582741 11-Oct-2020 21:05
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Rikkitic:

 

This sheeple is quite happy with the smile, hugs and fairy dust. Also with the knowledge that I can leave my home, do shopping, and generally live a normal life without excessive fear of losing it in a particularly horrible way just because the virus doesn't like old people. 

 

My vote is not for all the houses Labour hasn't built and all the kids who still go to bed hungry. My vote is against the much, much worse job any conceivable opposition would do, and did do. I much prefer an imperfect government that cares about people, to a hopeless one that thinks all things can be measured in dollars.

 

 

That I do completely agree with. Plus I also consider conservatism of any sort to be a form of voluntary mental illness :D

 

 

 

 


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  #2582790 12-Oct-2020 02:04
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Technofreak:

My wish is that voters are not swayed by the "we went early, we went hard" mantra because we certainly didn't go early.


I hope voters take a wider look at how well they think things have been managed (or mismanaged in some cases) over the last three years and not just focus on one event before casting their vote to choose who will run the country for the next three years.


 



Discounting the biggest crisis since world war 2 is an interesting position.

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Handle9: Discounting the biggest crisis since world war 2 is an interesting position.

 

....likewise to ignore the two-and-a-half years of abandoned policies and failure to deliver that preceded it. One swallow, summers and all that.


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  #2582806 12-Oct-2020 07:25
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Handle9: Discounting the biggest crisis since world war 2 is an interesting position.


....likewise to ignore the two-and-a-half years of abandoned policies and failure to deliver that preceded it. One swallow, summers and all that.



I can't see where I did that - my feeling about this government is quite to the contrary. I didn't vote Labour this time. Regardless of that this is by far the biggest challenge any government in my lifetime has faced and it can not be ignored.

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  #2583170 12-Oct-2020 15:51
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Technofreak:

 

My wish is that voters are not swayed by the "we went early, we went hard" mantra because we certainly didn't go early.

 

I hope voters take a wider look at how well they think things have been managed (or mismanaged in some cases) over the last three years and not just focus on one event before casting their vote to choose who will run the country for the next three years.

 

 

 

 

Depends on how you define early - early as in early in the calendar year, or early as in early globally, or early as in early in our outbreak. 





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  #2583499 13-Oct-2020 10:52
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Handle9:
Technofreak:

 

My wish is that voters are not swayed by the "we went early, we went hard" mantra because we certainly didn't go early.

 

 

 

I hope voters take a wider look at how well they think things have been managed (or mismanaged in some cases) over the last three years and not just focus on one event before casting their vote to choose who will run the country for the next three years.

 

 

 

 

 



Discounting the biggest crisis since world war 2 is an interesting position.

 

I didn't suggest discounting the Covid crisis at all, I just said it shouldn't be the only metric for casting a vote.





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