Archive for June, 2008

VUW Management Say: Gender Studies = Win, Teacher Training = Fail.

VUW Management Say: Gender Studies = Win, Teacher Training = Fail.

by / June 26, 2008 / No Comments

Victoria University have decided to proceed with the planned culling of 22 out of the Department of Education’s 141 academic positions, and 7 of its 41 administrative positions. This despite 204 submissions from staff and students, almost all opposed to the extent of the cuts. Association of University Staff are fucked off, saying that the [...]

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The world’s poorest billionaires… (click for the image)

The world’s poorest billionaires… (click for the image)

by / June 25, 2008 / [ 16 Comments ]

The latest bank note issue from the Zimbabwean reserve bank. With inflation currently at over at 100,580.2 percent its no wonder Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of the election. That, and the fact that Mugabe’s revolutionary guard were probably trying to kill him… But I put it to our dear readers, if there was ever a [...]

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Political stuff

Political stuff

by / June 23, 2008 / [ 24 Comments ]

Some crazy shit has gone down recently in politics so here is some of it in no particular order: Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Resemblance?

by / June 19, 2008 / 1 Comment

Did anyone one else notice the similarity between convicted con man Stephen Mark Rielly, who has just got put back in gaol, and Stephen Root, the guy who played Milton Waddams in Office Space. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Dishonest Legislation

Dishonest Legislation

by / June 18, 2008 / [ 3 Comments ]

Back in April, the Public Health Bill caused a minor stir when the Commonwealth Press Union’s Media Freedom Committee said it was afraid Section 81 of the Bill could be used to restrict media reporting of suicides and alcohol and food issues. Section 81 grants the Director-General of Health the power to “issue a code [...]

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Mid Year Eye on Exec 17th June 2008

Mid Year Eye on Exec 17th June 2008

by / June 18, 2008 / No Comments

During the mid year break I have decided to flagellate myself by attending VUWSA executive meetings every Wednesday. Urgh, I’m a masochist. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Oh now he’s Dunne it.

Oh now he’s Dunne it.

by / June 16, 2008 / [ 7 Comments ]

Peter Dunne was interviewed by scoop’s political editor, and former listener journalist Gordon Campbell. Campbell is obviously no friend of Dunne, his intro to the piece is scathing. But perhaps this is to be expected from a journalist who worked as a media officer for the Green Party in 2007. That being said, he is [...]

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Oh Sinner man, where ya gonna run to?

Oh Sinner man, where ya gonna run to?

by / June 12, 2008 / [ 5 Comments ]

The police have announced early this morning that they have apprehended three men concerning the murder of Navtej Singh. Its great to hear that the police have acted quickly on this, however there have been some cries of police barbarism in thier efforts to locate these vile people. Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet [...]

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Rapidshare cracks down

Rapidshare cracks down

by / June 9, 2008 / [ 3 Comments ]

Well I thought it was pretty funny. (Click on the post title to see the pic, this fucking outdated wordpress wont let me show them on the front page.) Share on Facebook+1 on Google+Post to TumblrTweet this

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Clinton’s concession speech

Clinton’s concession speech

by / June 8, 2008 / 1 Comment

Here is the transcript of Clinton’s campaign suspension speech that she gave yesterday. Some interesting points, she implies quite strongly that she’ll be back in 2012 using words like “ongoing” and “this time”. Also, she reinforced her backing of the labor unions. Something that fires a warning shot in front of the bows of Obama’s [...]

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