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  Reply # 550481 27-Nov-2011 04:53
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try out afghanistan, iraq or burma?




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  Reply # 550484 27-Nov-2011 06:41
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Winston is back!

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  Reply # 550508 27-Nov-2011 09:03
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codyc1515: Personally, I don't believe that any of the parties align with my views, so why would I vote for somebody who goes against my views?


What are your beliefs that between the major parties and the extremists like NZF and ACT, you can't find someone to support? 

Nope, actually, found the Libertarianz party which seems to align with my views.

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  Reply # 550510 27-Nov-2011 09:27
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freitasm: So, when are you old enough to vote for this party then? Or you missed this years?


I'm 16, so two more years then.

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  Reply # 550511 27-Nov-2011 09:28
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Ok, so you have two more ears to see if this party is really what you want. Make sure you are part of a generation that can actually see right from wrong.





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  Reply # 550514 27-Nov-2011 10:04
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codyc1515: found the Libertarianz party which seems to align with my views.

From reading their policies it sounds like you might want to check out how Somalia's going.

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  Reply # 550516 27-Nov-2011 10:08
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joker97: some will vote for least damaging policies, some will vote for good measure, some won't. but one thing's for sure - some time between Monday and Christmas day the policitians will vote themselves a 5-10% pay rise ...


They don't set their salary and don't vote on this. The salary is set by the Remuneration Authority.  

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  Reply # 550526 27-Nov-2011 10:37
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@nonprayingmantis
Despite your conjecturer on how voting was pointless because your vote wouldn't count. 

If you we able to vote in the Christchurch Central electorate. Your vote could have made a difference on who your MP is....  Last I heard it was tied. 

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  Reply # 550528 27-Nov-2011 10:40
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rhy7s:
codyc1515:?found the?Libertarianz party which seems to align with my views.

From reading their policies it sounds like you might want to check out how Somalia's going.


Yup OMG at their policies. The type of party that would copy USA's "Right to bear arms"




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  Reply # 550536 27-Nov-2011 11:01
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"Just three out of every four voters bothered to go to the polls yesterday, or to cast a special vote in the days leading up to the election. That is 121,000 fewer than three years ago, and the lowest turnout in more than 50 years"

This may indicate many non-voters considered the election issues non-controversial and the outcome unlikely to affect them, and therefore they did not feel a strong need to express an opinion.

It could also mean many labour type voters were looking at the pre-election prediction polling and decided voting was pointless.

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  Reply # 550540 27-Nov-2011 11:06
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networkn:
codyc1515: Personally, I don't believe that any of the parties align with my views, so why would I vote for somebody who goes against my views?


What are your beliefs that between the major parties and the extremists like NZF and ACT, you can't find someone to support? 

Nope, actually, found the Libertarianz party which seems to align with my views.


Thankfully there is two more years before you get your vote and maturity should kick in and additional points of view may well enlighten your position :)
 

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  Reply # 550560 27-Nov-2011 13:33
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gzt: It could also mean many labour type voters were looking at the pre-election prediction polling and decided voting was pointless.


It could be that they did not want to vote for their usual party and saw nothing as a viable alternative.




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  Reply # 550594 27-Nov-2011 15:40
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oxnsox: @nonprayingmantis
Despite your conjecturer on how voting was pointless because your vote wouldn't count. 

If you we able to vote in the Christchurch Central electorate. Your vote could have made a difference on who your MP is....  Last I heard it was tied. 


well I wasn't.  I am auckland central where Nikki Kay won by around 500 votes.  So no, my vote wouldn't have made any difference.

also, even for ChCh central, the special votes are yet to be counted so it isn't actually the final result yet. Furthermore you are assuming that even if I was in Chch central, I would have voted for either the labour or national candidates.  Had I decided to vote for any of the other other 4 candidates then my vote would definitely have not made a difference. 

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  Reply # 550595 27-Nov-2011 15:42
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codyc1515: found the Libertarianz party which seems to align with my views.

From reading their policies it sounds like you might want to check out how Somalia's going.


I didn't realise somalia had a libertarian government.  Everything I have read suggests it is anarchy there, not a libertarian government. there is a [retty big difference between libertarianism and anarchy

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