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    [–] Government rules out capital gains tax Ginger-Nerd 4 points ago in newzealand

    It's not a flag competition but I think we'll get our money's worth.

    You know - even years after the fact; nearly 50% voted for the change... it was much much closer than anyone predicted.

    I don't think its was money that unwell spent (I see it as the cost of a democracy)

    [–] Government rules out capital gains tax Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in newzealand

    I mean there were a number of landlords who publicly came out and said they would raise rent if Labour put in a CGT.

    Off the top of my head landlords can readdress rent every 6 months (Labour may have made a change to that though)

    I mean; those landlords that even suggest they will do it - are some of the biggest cunts of society - and are the exact sort that shouldn't be landlords.

    but there was certainly a theme from some landlords that they would do that "to cover costs"

    [–] Government rules out capital gains tax Ginger-Nerd 6 points ago in newzealand

    It was certainly Bridges main talking point - and Newshub is suggesting there is dissent in a caucus.... he is very likely fucked as leader.

    [–] Government rules out capital gains tax Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in newzealand

    Eh - I don't know how much more of the talk of a "weak coalition" - Just get Winston out there to call Bridges and the Nats leadership weak - and simple simon will put a line under it.

    If anything - I see this as really bad for Simon; his like one solid talking point that he still had (Crusher Collins has taken the Kiwibuild fiasco) - Newshub seems to think he will be outsed soon..

    [–] Inside the church. Relatively no damage. Ginger-Nerd 2 points ago in pics

    You must be fun at parties.

    there are 5-10 posts on the front page dealing with this; most are sad/serious... but at the same time a massive coping mechanism for humans is finding humour in even the most distressing of situations.

    this is how some people have chosen to cope.

    [–] Men of Reddit, what's the most pathetic/ridiculous thing another man has done in attempt to assert his dominance over you? Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Ive got lots of friends, and workmates and collegues and ex-lovers... and a girlfriend who I care about a lot.

    I maintain my position; everything you have said here I feel has validated this point of view - that men and women fundamentally can't be "just friends"

    I get thats a controversal opinion... but just friends is that....JUST friends.

    I have male friends I dont think about sexually; I dont think I have any female friends (and thats not to say I act/dont act on it) - I have known enough males to say this is nearly universal with straight males. Its not to say they cant be friendly.

    but that is a fundamental hurdle for mankind; movements like MeToo, and the Gender wage gap are all due down to this. - its not that you arent seen as equal under the law, its that males wanna fuck on a base level, and they unfortunately have the historic upper hand in society.

    [–] Men of Reddit, what's the most pathetic/ridiculous thing another man has done in attempt to assert his dominance over you? Ginger-Nerd 0 points ago in AskReddit

    I mean kinda the definition of platonic means that there is nothing "more" than friendship.

    Sure thoughts come and go, and you dont act on them fine - but I dont think I can call them a true 'friend' if im thinkng about fucking them.... it might be nomenclature but its a very important distinction.

    [–] Trek logic Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in funny

    Only when you take into account all Star Treks -

    during the original series Operations crew members wore red shirts while Command crew members wore yellow. In the later series they switched, so the random operations crew members who got killed off on away missions would be wearing yellow shirts

    The Redshirt is specifically a meme about The Original Series. - When you take that into account Redshirts make up about 60% of deaths.

    [–] Men of Reddit, what's the most pathetic/ridiculous thing another man has done in attempt to assert his dominance over you? Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in AskReddit

    you can't trust your SO to be able to decide who they qfeel safe around and who they want to be friends with, you have no business being in a relationship.

    Fully agree.

    We might be talking about different scenarios -

    If your GF or BF decides to spend more of their free time with the male friend/female friend - with no real reason. I feel even the most secure relationship would start asking some questions.

    [–] Men of Reddit, what's the most pathetic/ridiculous thing another man has done in attempt to assert his dominance over you? Ginger-Nerd -4 points ago in AskReddit

    men are (on average) animals.

    Is the idea bullshit? Ask anyone of your straight male friends, if they would want to fuck you? - Most are gonna say yes. (Given the right opportunity)

    Im sorry but they arent your friends (if) they agree...

    [–] Men of Reddit, what's the most pathetic/ridiculous thing another man has done in attempt to assert his dominance over you? Ginger-Nerd -3 points ago in AskReddit

    I have been involved with a bunch of folks both inside and outside the sexual fetish community (including a lot of gay, bi and trans people) - that has lead me to the conclusion dudes are animals.

    (maybe not all dudes, but enough for it to be a serious problem)

    thats not to say some women aren't also like that - but 90% of the time, its the guys.

    I do think its a valid concern - but again there is an element of trust. I feel like close close friends without a hobby or some longstanding shared interest is weird in general.

    [–] Men of Reddit, what's the most pathetic/ridiculous thing another man has done in attempt to assert his dominance over you? Ginger-Nerd -4 points ago in AskReddit

    I do think there is some truth to "Men and Women can't be friends"

    If there isn't a work, or hobby association - One of the two wants to fuck. I have honestly yet to see a case where this isn't true.

    [–] Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in news

    Look Im not sure I support Russias Positions on Syria (supporting Assad i dont think is really is smart)

    The US response of "lets support some moderates" isnt much better.

    The whole thing is kinda a shitshow.

    [–] Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested Ginger-Nerd -1 points ago in news

    you know what doesn't get reported in the US/western media - but does on RT; political events from the middle east and africa;

    in my opinion its much more egregious of the western media not reporting these than any sort of bias or propaganda fears.

    (I mean you also have Al Jazeera, which is better -but just as shady backing)

    [–] Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested Ginger-Nerd 3 points ago in news

    I have found RT and even more so Al Jazeera to have a lot of information (particularly about the Middle East and Africa) that just isn't reported by any of the major Western news outlets. (although I have found some BBC to be better than the US equivalents)

    Its kinda fucken mental - how blocked off from major international events that many many people are. - If the only source for this is RT or Al Jazeera, and whatever bias they have; at least you are hearing SOMETHING about it.

    not reporting some of these stories is in my opinion a much more egregious act (than any sort of propoganda fears)

    [–] Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested Ginger-Nerd 1 points ago in news

    Didn't a couple of presidents/Prime Ministers resign?

    [–] Paula Bennett comes out in full support of euthanasia bill, becoming most high profile National MP supporter Ginger-Nerd 2 points ago in newzealand

    I always got the impression it was semi-well known they weren't the greatest of friends.

    Tom Sainsbury - who does a impression of her; has for a long time made fun of how much Maggie annoyed Paula

    [–] Swastikas and semi-automatics: Auckland gun club neighbours speak out Ginger-Nerd 6 points ago in newzealand

    If you want to read into it - look into Isaiah Berlin "Two concepts of Liberty"

    Fredom to act upon ones free will; Freedom from others acting on your free will.

    Is roughly the definition of Positive and Negative Liberty - he gave. :)

    [–] Swastikas and semi-automatics: Auckland gun club neighbours speak out Ginger-Nerd 12 points ago in newzealand

    there is freedom to... and freedom from.

    It really depends how you look at it - New Zealand tends to frame freedom as "freedom from"; the US puts much more focus on "freedom to".

    [–] Deja Voodoo - Today Tomorrow Timaru Ginger-Nerd 12 points ago in newzealand

    I think he does like to pest around on reddit a bit.

    [–] This is a bit confusing Ginger-Nerd 4 points ago in newzealand

    As would I tbh- Winston is kinda right when he says the major parties run like a FFP in an MMP environment.

    Its the very reason National isnt in power now (because they dont want to share it round - other a couple of token look we have minor parties too)