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wellyg33k

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#41304 14-Sep-2009 15:53
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to be a New Zealander?

I suppose inspired by the 'Only in New Zealand' thread.. there has to be some meaning that differentiates our society from the Australia, the US and UK.

What it means to be an American
http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=6fN&ei=X72tSrHPBJTCsQOkxcWSBQ&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=what+it+means+to+be+an+american&spell=1

What it means to be an Australian
http://www.google.co.nz/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=k02&q=what+it+means+to+be+an+australian&btnG=Search&meta=


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  #255634 14-Sep-2009 16:10
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wellyg33k: to be a New Zealander?

I suppose inspired by the 'Only in New Zealand' thread.. there has to be some meaning that differentiates our society from the Australia, the US and UK.


To cut down tall poppies for the worst possible reasons.
To ensure as much tax money as possible is wasted on things that do not benefit the needs of real New Zealanders.
To tolerate a political system that allows its elected members to defraud the country (most of New Zealands politicians are outright criminals).
To ensure that good, paying fathers are still treated as worthless scum.
To ensure that the middle ground of hardworking, taxpaying, law-abiding, non-rich kiwi employers and employees are financially raped by successive poor government policies and a tax system that largely prevents struggling families and businesses from achieving any real level of success if they choose to play by the rules, work hard, and be a 'good kiwi'.

Probably more, but for now, I am done.







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  #255635 14-Sep-2009 16:12
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tonyhughes: rant

Could've sworn the thread title said "go on a half-cocked rant about the state of the New Zealand Government".

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  #255642 14-Sep-2009 16:22
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+ 1 for the paying fathers thing.

I always feel I have to defend myself for having an estranged child.

While they are at it the could make the system a whole more equalitible (sp?)

If you as a payer get married, they assume your costs rise so your payments go down.

If the payee gets married, they still get paid through the nose...




For billions of years since the outset of time, every single one of your ancestors survived, every single person on your Mum and Dads side, successfully looked after and passed onto you life.  What are the chances of that like?

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  #255668 14-Sep-2009 17:41
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so we can agree on just 'be angry' then?

Heh.


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  #255681 14-Sep-2009 18:20
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wellyg33k: so we can agree on just 'be angry' then?

Heh.


Purdy much!







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  #255685 14-Sep-2009 18:26
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to regard every all black victory as a thrashing, regardless of the points margin
to regard every all black loss as a national tragedy, regardless of the points margin
to make lame excuses for every RWC loss

that is what it means to be a New Zealander.

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