Politics, Politics, Politics.
Well, its election time again here in New Zealand and the race for the votes has definitely kicked off.
Being as I have only voted a few times myself, I figured this time I might actually have a hunt around and see which party is in line most with my views, and has policies that in my opinion are best suited to making New Zealand a better place in the future for all who live here.
Countless “Surveys” and “Tests” have come out, where you answer 30 odd questions and it gives you a general idea of who you should be voting for, but after doing a couple and getting so many varied results I thought “fuck it, I’m gonna do this the old fashioned way”.
So here we go
National - Will never get my vote. I don’t agree with many of their policies, I don’t agree with the way they have run the country since coming into power, and I don’t agree with them feeling the right to do whatever they wish when the country (or at least a majority of it) is against that. John Key is a banker, he always will be, and even though to them you are, I am not a number. I want to see a future where my nieces and nephews can get work, where pay rates/tax rates are more equalized and where jobs are more readily available.
Labour - After a rough three years (well its been longer then that..) I can finally see Labour coming good. Loosing Helen Clark was a big blow, but her time to move on had come and she did a wonderful job leading us when she was here. Could possibly get my vote but some of their policies I don’t agree with. We are our OWN country, and we don’t need Uncle Sam leaning over us telling us what to do and searching our waters for what mineral wealth it’s corporations can drain from us. Cunliffe like Key isn’t my preferred leader, but he is seeming more and more like the lesser of two evils. My preferred larger party but still not getting my vote
NZ First - Ahh, ol Winnie. A breath of fresh air that is so desperately needed in our government right now and never scared to stand up and rattle the cage every now and then. Winston Peters would be one of my preferred leaders, but his party really has no substance other then himself. His policies are close to what I like aswell. but in the current political climate he is definitely the only big fish in a giant fish-tank. There is only so much one man can do. Would be great to see him in a coalition somewhere, but probably not my party vote.
Maori Party - No. No good will come from them.
Act - No. This party shouldn’t even exist. Go in as an Independent. hopefully gone by the end of this election.
Conservative - Colin Craig doesn’t appear to be that bad of a politician, and has some good views on some subjects, but on others he has completely lost me. Another like act, should be independent MP. Scared if he makes it into parliament he may sue himself for being so creepy. no thanks
IMP - Possibly the most hyped new party in the last 20 years, Internet Mana Party and their Millionaire Mogul Kimdotcom has hit the ground running with the youth of today. Scary. Lila Harre would be my other preferred leader, but not at IMP. Policies are good (but I expected that as they are a carbon copy of greens, Harre’s old party) and have never liked Hone Harawira. Can see them making parliament in a small role but labour has pledged NO so no coalition option. may still make it if enough 18-22 year olds can be bothered getting off the couch. not my vote though.
Greens - Saved my favourite till last, the green party has come out fighting this election term, willing themselves into making a mark and pledging to be stronger, and have a larger role in any coalition aslong as its with red. Dr. Norman and Turei are excellent leaders but I don’t know how they will work in a co-deputy-prime minister role. Most Policies are in my eyes what our country needs now, yet they aren’t strong enough to take a leadership role yet. maybe in 6-9 years time we will have a greens party outright. A lot of their policies will have to be altered to align with the Labour policies if they do make a coalition, which will render many of them unfeasible. party vote and hope they have enough sway to keep some of the more important ones in?
- 22 hours ago
Ever heard of Burundi?
Its one of the poorest nations on the planet, and according to 2013 statistics “The Hungriest” nation in the world. Out of the 10 million Burundians, 2% have power in their homes, one in 15 has HIV/Aids and it is currently $700 Million in the Negative against the World Bank (due to a “debt relief” agreement giving certain investors in the world bank the ability to set-up mines on Burundian soil.)
In 2005, 3,905 kg’s of gold with a current market price of $156,546,373 was mined (gold price is about double what it was ten years ago). if you times this amount by 8 years, assuming mining hasn’t increased and remembering gold peaked at over $65,000 a KG a few years ago, and is about 40k now, this should have certainly been enough to pay off their debts, but it isn’t. How does this work you ask? Americans.
They own the world bank and they own the companies, that own the diggers, that mine the gold and take the profits.The rich getting richer while the poor are so poor they cant even eat. Burundi will never be out of debt. Its time to wake up. Of course you haven’t heard about this place until now. why would the media report this? How many other places are this bad in the world? and why do we hold more value in a piece of metal then we do in another human life? some of us can see the change. some of us can facilitate the change, and some of us can carry on walking through life as if none of this happening. i know i cant. remember what has TRUE value in life. it isn’t the necklace around your neck or the ring on your finger.
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IM BACK! so after leaving my laptop at my parents house for nearly a month, im back.. so watch this space and i may have some uploads soon :D
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i think im gonna do a whole lot of not sleeping tonight, in accordance with section 1a of my fucked up sleep patterns..
- 1 year ago
news these days seems to be less and less informative.. just people complaining about some pointless shit that doesnt even matter.. its times like these i thank fuck for wikipedia.. knowledge is a weapon, arm yourself
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