6 of the 7 ‘Millennium Prize’ problems are still unsolved. At a million bucks apiece you should be getting onto it! (source)
The average New Zealand voter’s reaction to Dirty Politics
Good Evening, welcomeÂ to the daily Whaleoil Backchat.
You donâ€™t have to stay â€śon topicâ€ť in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, links to other news or catch up with friends. If you havenâ€™t tried it before, signing in to a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy.
New commenters should familiarise themselves with our Commenting and Moderation rules. Thank you.
TroubleÂ commentingÂ on Whaleoil? You can receive free help.
Just emailÂ [email protected]Â with your concerns. Â PleaseÂ be polite and as precise as you can be. Â Remember: this is a volunteer service provided by other Whaleoil readers. Â Only contact them with commenting related problems.
Heather du Plessis-Allan has been fact checking the politicians…on both sides.
After the election debate she looked at the claims of both leaders.
John Key got the unemployment one wrong butÂ then it also depends how you interpret the statistics.
What is interesting is the first one where David Cunliffe claims over a million hectares of our land has been approved for foreign sale under the National Government.
I like the diagram Heather drew showing how much land has actually been approved for foreign sale. It was one quarter of what he claimed.
When John Key used my email in breach of the Privacy Act to slay Judith Collins, he should have done a bit more research.
It seems the State Services Commission boss supports the viewpoint of Judith Collins.
“I told the Prime Ministerâ€™s Office that Judith Collins had a positive view of Mr Feeleyâ€™sÂ performance through her time as Minister responsible for the Serious Fraud Office.”
“The Commission has reviewed its documentation and sought the recollections of staff responsible for the SFO portfolio at the time in coming to this view.Â This includes the period following the date of the email in October 2011 released today by the Prime Minister.Â Earlier in 2011, Judith Collins had raised with me the appropriateness of Mr Feeleyâ€™s consumption of a bottle of champagne following a media inquiry. Â Read more »