September 11th, 2014

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For those who aren't aware, New Zealand is having an election next weekend. If the current government gets back in it will be their third term - NZ has a three-year election cycle and it's not common for a government to last more than three terms.

I would like to see this government gone in a fortnight. They have moved our country a long way into neoconservative territory and the list of things that are getting worse not better is long. This article sums it up for the interested.

As usual when an election approaches, the soundbites are getting worse. Yesterday I saw two that made me spit tacks.

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I needed to get that out of my system. I know I'm preaching to the choir here. Mostly it just pisses me off how many otherwise intelligent people get sucked in by these populist soundbites and end up voting for or against parties based on them, without doing their research.

Please please PLEASE, make an educated vote not a manipulated one.

PS Finland's gonna look a whole lot better if the current government is re-elected next weekend.