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reporter: Jonathan, 27.7.05

This quote just seemed appropriate to a disscussion I had with some friends the other night.

Great minds discuss ideas.
Average minds discuss events.
Small minds discuss people.
- Anon


reporter: Jonathan, 27.7.05

I have some stuff on trade me!

If you need
Toner Cartridges for a Xerox Tektronix Phaser 6200 then check it out!


reporter: Jonathan, 25.7.05

Jesse has recently posted on the negatives of coke.

I thought this would then be a good time to dispell any rumours - Here's the statistical evidence that proves that bread is bad for you!

- More than 98% of convicted felons have had bread.

- 99.9 percent of all people who die from cancer have eaten bread

- 99.7 percent of the people involved in air and auto accidents ate bread within 6 months preceding the accident

- 93.1 percent of juvenile delinquents came from homes where bread is served frequently

- Half of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests.

- Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects deprived of bread and given only water to eat begged for bread after as little as two days.

- Bread is often a "gateway" item, leading the user to "harder" items such as butter, jelly, peanut butter, and even cold cuts.

i did it too

reporter: Jonathan, 20.7.05

Take the MIT Weblog Survey

Chocolate Sunday

reporter: Jonathan, 12.7.05

I'm planning on doing a post on Sunday soon but would like to understand what my readers think about Sunday.

I'm going to steal Nathan's idea and do a little survey, so little that it only has one question! Please do not ruin this by commenting about other peoples answers. As I've said I will post on this topic soon and we can do that then.
Please just answer the question!

What is Sunday for?

A smack on the BoT's Bot!!

reporter: Jonathan, 6.7.05

I heard this news article being discussed on the radio this morning!

School trustee role 'too hard for parents'

I can so see people trying to use this to get rid of the BoT's from schools to allow the state to further control education...

We need to remove Labour from power as this is Helen Clark's goal. To have 24hr state run childcare.

This is also a hint for Scott to continue his series on Christian Education! :)


reporter: Jonathan, 5.7.05

I was using the trusty sitemeter to see what was happening in the life of my blog and found that someone had linked to my blog from Google! WOHOO! I'm famous!

But guess what they were searching for?!... bleaching moustaches, how


I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank Michelle for her comment that has allowed my blog to feature at No.9 on such a prestigious search engine!


reporter: Jonathan, 4.7.05

The New Zealand Herald this morning has shown once again how our government is favouring minority groups.

More than 70 per cent of voters want parents to keep the right to use "reasonable force" to punish their children - despite growing support in Parliament for a controversial bill that many see as anti-smacking.

It also shows that being a professor at a University doesn't mean you have to be smart.

Auckland University psychologist Associate Professor Fred Seymour said the repeal of section 59 was being confused with the related issue of outlawing hitting children - something the bill would not do.
"If the section 59 situation was explained carefully, the majority would see the sense in it being removed. There is no way police are going to rush out and prosecute parents for smacking their children."

Could someone show me where there is any legal protection for parents if section 59 is removed? Just saying that when section 59 is removed that "There is no way police are going to rush out and prosecute parents for smacking their children." doesn't mean that they can't or that they won't in the future! As Nato said in a comment on this topic earlier a few politicians saying that the police won't prosecute parents will mean absolutely nothing to anyone in 10 years yet alone 40 or 50!

Another Opinion

reporter: Jonathan, 4.7.05

Anita has posted on her thoughts on who she might vote for and also some interesting thoughts about United Future.

Check it out.