December 6th, 2011


In which I discover that mild mannered colleagues can be deceptive

I am going to keep pushing this. Why? Because it's been up for a week and only 209 people have signed it. Nine of them were yesterday. For a country that claims it opposes sale of state assets, we're not doing a very good job of doing anything about it, and I want that to change.

I know lots of folks don't think signing petitions achieves anything - but this one is towards a Citizens Initiated Referendum. So what's that then? Well the law in our country is that if 10% of registered voters sign a petition asking for it, the government has to have a referendum about the issue. If we don't have a referendum, our government thinks it has a mandate and will go ahead and sell our assets. It is in our best interests as a nation to ensure we have a say in this.

So please, even if you don't bloody live here but especially if you do, sign the petition. If it's the only petition you ever sign online, be assured it's one where your signature actually will count.

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OK check this out. Volcano boarding (1min):

Apparently there's a specific volcano (Cerro Negro) in Nicaragua that you can do this on, and that experienced people can get up to 80km/hr. So, um, if you want to spice up your Central American holiday, give these guys a call. Because gravel rash is sexy.