Let’s find out where our audience’s hearts truly lie…
Watch, then vote
One of these is not like the other. Who do you think it is?
- David Lewis (61%, 177 Votes)
- Glyn Jones (21%, 61 Votes)
- Phil Wilson (18%, 54 Votes)
Total Voters: 292
One of our readers pointed me at this web page at Troll Campbell’s place because apparently they are running a poll on the GCSB. He thought that we might participate to ensure our voice is added to the final result.
However, as soon as I saw it, I wasn’t sure if they were being serious or not. Have a look
Surely this is satire?
National’s Shower Head/Light Bulb policy, the Snapper Slapper, looks like it’s lying in the shallows with gills flapping trying to get the right amount of oxygen to survive.
I thought it might be interesting to see what you think about it all.
What follows are a number questions to see what Whaleoil readers would implement if they were in charge of the Snapper Slapper Review.
Tick the statements you agree with.
No, you’re not seeing double. This post was also run during the weekend. In fact, it is still there with the same title. We’re running it again today to catch those of you who don’t read Whaleoil during the weekend.
This is primarily a reader-initiated “census”. Most of the statements were submitted. It is completely anonymous. Can you please take 2-3 minutes of your time and look over the list of statements?
They are all meant to invoke “yes” or “no” responses. Please ONLY tick the box if you feel “yes” applies to you for a particular statement.
It is up to YOU what you think the statement means. If you can think of all sorts of interpretations, you pick the one you think it should mean, and then answer. It isn’t scientific, you’re not being tested, your answers aren’t recorded against your name. Just be truthful and have fun.
This is also a serious bit of fun. It will be interesting for most of us to see what comes from it. So if you normally don’t participate in these sorts of posts, but you are a WhaleOil reader, can I ask you to please make an exception and join in this time? Thank you!
The results, as they accumulate, will display, but we’re probably going to run a number of summary posts so commenters can further discuss what they think it all means.
Poll over the break
The photo above was sent to us earlier this week from somewhere in New Zealand by someone who was up and at ‘em hunting. You can just see how still a morning it was. Awesome.
It’s getting a bit monotonous to have to ask, but so far I’ve only got one Blubbergeddon result in. And that one isn’t even my own. (ahem). Come on, by the end of the day, please.
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Right. Before you get started with the Sunday General Debate, what about the election result?
“What election result?”, you may ask. Indeed.
Turns out less than a third of the voters turned out to have their say.
In fact, more people voted for Parekura Horomia in the last election than turned out in this one.
Which leads me to this question: If Maori can’t be bothered to vote for their own in a Maori seat, why should we care about Maori seats?
Here’s a quick poll for you to share your feelings about it:
Should National hold a referendum to remove the maori electorates
- Yes (90%, 547 Votes)
- No (5%, 32 Votes)
- Somehow, even though this is a yes/no sort of question, I'm the sort of person that needs a third option (5%, 27 Votes)
Total Voters: 606
As you may recall, two days ago I directed your attention to a poll running on the Save our Schools web site. They wanted to know if you thought Charter Schools a good idea.
At the time I drew your attention to the poll, the results were like this
Clearly, the 123 voters thought, with about a half majority, that Charter Schools would not improve educational outcomes.
But that’s probably because the Save our Schools web site is particularly aimed at people who feel the education sector needs “saving”, so the result isn’t particularly enlightening.
Currently, the site displays this notice:
It looks like the union organised opposition to Charter Schools have a little poll running on their website.
NACT assure us that Charter Schools are being brought in to help Maori and Pacifica students achieve better results. They don’t offer any evidence, in fact Catherine Isaac said on Campbell Live tonight (23.4.13) that they “might improve things,” so it seems even she isn’t that sure.
But all of that aside, what do YOU think?
Feel free to comment below, too. I’d love to hear people’s reasoning for or against or whether they are just plain confused. Read more »