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Public Address 24/06/08 - Special extra bonus!

Public Address 24/06/08 - Special extra bonus!

Being the posts I have unaccountably left out of the email over the past two days ...

Oliver's Army | Jun 24, 2008 09:38
David Slack on his own account
A crack band of Kiwi mercenaries emerges from the presidential palace with Robert Mugabe's head on on a pike. The world roars its approval. We bring them home in tickertape of a volume not seen since the Americas Cup. Too extreme? How about if they drag him out still alive,...,

What was I thinking? What were they thinking? | Jun 23, 2008 10:59
Graeme Edgeler learns the lesson of history
One of the unintended consequences (and I use unintended advisedly – I'm pretty sure I warned them) of the Electoral Finance Act is that is has closed the historically substantial gap between political parties and their parliamentary wings. Whilst obviously linked, the operations of the divisions have been largely separately...,

What goes on tour | Jun 23, 2008 09:39
GUEST: Hadyn Green on bad sport
I talked briefly to the owner of my local dairy about the recent controversy surrounding the English team. A news article on the incident had just come on came on the TV he has in his store, and I laughed when the reporter said a ban on the team bringing...,


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