`Giveway rule change coming soon? Evidence is slim that a rule exists now.' Unattributed.
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The pair kidnapped Mrs Goodwin and Ms Bishop and forced them to take a cocktail of drugs and alcohol, before bashing Mrs Goodwin with a brick and pushing a car containing Ms Bishop off a cliff near Opunake.
The elaborate plan was intended to mislead police into thinking the pair had died following an alcohol-related crash.
The plan was foiled when Ms Bishop miraculously survived. She was found by a fisherman after escaping the mangled wreckage seven hours after being pushed off the cliff.
The board said it was important to note a restorative justice meeting had been held between Goodwin and Ms Bishop.
Looks like the old gang of academics, Bros and poofters is well in charge.
Other "critical friends" included current MP Parekura Horomia, former MPs Margaret Wilson and Tim Barnett and former British Labour MP Bryan Gould.
Mitt Romney's big economic speech in Detroit on Friday could hardly have gone more awry.First, the venue, Ford Field, home of the Lions, seats 65,000, but Romney managed to draw just 1,200. That was too many for the first venue the campaign had picked, but in the cavernous stadium, the crowd -- despite the campaign's strenuous efforts to position it more favorably -- looked pathetically puny. As a metaphor for the lack of grassroots enthusiasm Romney attracts, the scene was irresistible.As if that weren't bad enough, Romney then veered off script -- disastrously."I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck," he observed, meditating on the virtues of Detroit-made cars. "Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually."Nothing wrong with loving American automobiles, but the casual reference to more than one luxury vehicle was beyond tone-deaf. The reaction, on social media and elsewhere, was an immediate eruption of schadenfreude from liberals and anti-Romney conservatives alike.
"I mentioned to my cruise mates John O’Sullivan and David Pryce-Jones over drinks down here in the South Atlantic a couple days ago that based on the available evidence, Britain is currently being governed by its second woman prime minister. They immediately offered the predictable dissent, namely, that while the description clearly fits David Cameron, Lady Thatcher was among the more manly political figures of the last century. "
Ouch, ouch, double ouch.
Those records produced no bombshells, while painting a picture of an image-conscious, driven leader, struggling with the gossip about her family and marriage, involved in the day-to-day duties of running the state and keeping tabs on the signature issues of her administration.The media should have gone straight to Mike Williams and asked him how successful he was trawling through people's history and records.