Wednesday nightCap

Still no puppies, sorry


Today’s Trivia





In 1994 Gunner’s bass player Duff invested $100k in some local Seattle companies in the coffee, software, and online sectors.  While not all unknowns then, these days the names are reasonably familiar and we know those companies as Starbucks, Microsoft and Amazon. (source)


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As real as Dotcom’s email


Not sure i’d be standing there filming that


The final leaders debate (7 pm TV One) [UPDATED]

Use this post to discuss the debate, so Backchat can be left for the other topics.


Sorry for the delay… “life” gets in the way.  Here it is:


Sorry if you want to vote “Mike Hosking”, “Other”, “None” or “I don’t know”.

Daily Roundup


Rumours of Corkery’s departure from the Internet Party appear to have been just wishful thinking.

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Fiji Election Time – Democracy returns


Frank Bainmarama speaks to media just after voting in the 2014 elections Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil Media

I am in Fiji observing the election.

I have been part of the media contingent but have a free rein where I can go.

What I have seen and observed is a real positivity amongst the people despite intimidation from SODELPA thugs of Indo-Fijian people.

Most people have  positive outlook for the future of Fiji, and today contrary to what media have reported leading up to this day a free and fair election has been held. The results will come in tonight and whatever the result Fiji will have a new democratically elected government in an election that has been a model of how to eliminate voter fraud and keep elections open and transparent.

Despite this though, having spent the day with media they still run their anti-Fiji lines and show a distinct lack of understanding about Fiji’s history, the people and culture.   Read more »

3News Reid Poll

Party Support

  • National 44.5% (-2.2%)
  • Labour 25.6% (-0.5%)
  • Green 14.4% (+1.4%)
  • ACT 0.1% (-0.2%)
  • Maori 1.1%  (-0.2%)
  • United Future 0.1% (+0.1%)
  • Mana/Internet 2.0% (+0.3%)
  • NZ First 7.1% (+1.2%)
  • Conservative 4.9% (+0.2%)

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