March 26 in history
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The US ambassador to Australia at the time secretly cabled to Washington that Rudd's assessment of himself as a diplomatic leader was not justified and he didn't have the experience, judgment or staff to live up to his promises. The US considered him a "control freak", aggressive and offensive, prepared to leak self-serving and inaccurate material designed to embarrass Bush. A confidential cable, leaked by WikiLeaks, said that before a September 2008 visit to the US to attend the UN summit, Rudd's office demanded a meeting with Bush.Ouch, double ouch!
MPs on all sides are joining forces to defend the right to set their own unlimited travel perks - despite a Government promise to transfer them to an independent body.
Mr Key has accepted the changes and says National MPs will vote for the amended bill when it came before Parliament again.
People who think Rudd is a great guy meet him and find out he's a prick People who think Abbott is a prick meet him and find out he's a great guy.
The Government would allow New Zealand retail investors to pay for shares in the country's largest electricity generator over 18 months. They will stump up only 60 per cent of the money initially, paying the balance a year-and-a half later when they have been given three dividend payments.
The passivity that Christianity promotes is perceived as alien and disconnected to black youths growing up in often violent and challenging urban environments in Britain today. "Turning the other cheek" invites potential ridicule and abuse whereas resilience, strength and self-dignity evokes respect and, in some cases, fear from unwanted attention.
Role models such as Malcolm X only helped to reinforce the perception that Islam enabled the empowerment of one's masculinity coupled with righteous and virtuous conduct as a strength, not a weakness.
You lot tried the old “this election is about trust” back in ’08 and it failed miserably.So there it is in black and white. We all now know what it takes to get banned from the Standard.
Since then, you have kept going on about dodgy John etc. Yet the Nats poll results have not worsened at all.
But I guess you are right and the people are wrong. One day they will wake up and the government will be returned to its rightful place with the Left.
In about 2020.
Another idea is a route from Indonesia to New Zealand by boat - a journey the smugglers say will cost $US5000 and take 15 days.
|Cost of Living Aust v NZ|
|Item||Aust $||NZ $||Basket||Aust||NZ|
|Aged rump steak||$13.50/kg||$20/kg||1 kg||13.5||20|
|Baked beans 420 g||$1.60 each||$1.73 each||5||8||8.5|
|Oranges - navel||$3.00/kg||$2.00/kg||2 kg||6||4|
|Leg lamb roast||$10.80/kg||$16/kg||2 kg||21.6||32|
|Pork leg roast||$8.50/kg||$12/kg||2 kg||17||24|
|Roasting chicken||$4.70/kg||$8/kg||1.5 kg||7.6||12|
|black tiger prawns||$29/kg||$35/kg||.5 kg||14.5||15|
|Nutri-grain 805g||$8.70 each||$11 each||1||8.7||11|
|Milk full cream||$1.25/litre||$1.9/litrre||2 l||2.5||3.8|
|Colby cheese 1kg||$14.10/kg||$10./kg||1 kg||14.1||10.3|
|Schnapper/Barramundi fillets||$38.00.kg||$50/kg'||1 kg||52||50|
|Premium beef mince||$12/kg||$13.50/kg||1 kg||12||13.5|
|Tip Top vanila 2 l||$6.06||$7 each||1||6.1||7|
|eggs caged 700g||$3.00||$3.90||1||3||3.9|
|Wolfblass Yellow C/S||$16.10||$13 each||1||16.1||13|
|Income tax + levy||18747||13625|