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Not to derail this discussion before it even begins, but why do so many people outside the United States start threads dealing with issues primarily in the United States? I would rather discuss something somewhere else myself.
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neddiedrow wrote:Not to derail this discussion before it even begins, but why do so many people outside the United States start threads dealing with issues primarily in the United States? I would rather discuss something somewhere else myself.
Because most internet users are from the US I guess! A possible referendum on a change to instant runoff voting after the next election is probably the most interesting thing that's happened lately here. Also the continuing MP expenses scandal (summary here). There have also been a lot of noises about cutting spending to reduce the deficit (one example) including public sector pay freezes (nooooo).
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neddiedrow wrote:Not to derail this discussion before it even begins, but why do so many people outside the United States start threads dealing with issues primarily in the United States? I would rather discuss something somewhere else myself.
Because many issues have parallels in other countries and barely anyone would know about NZ politics.

Here's a summary for you,
John Key is a douche and ruining the country.
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Kiwis are adorable.
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How come Kiwi isn't considered a racial slur?
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People talk about US cause its the cultural center of western civilization.
who is gonna talk about french Spanish Swedish politics?
who cares except people living in those countries..
on the other hand if you follow USA news maybe you'll have an edge if it suddenly decided to invade your country ;)
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cultural center of western civilization.
Take the word cultural out.
suddenly decided to invade your country
Yeah so far their invasions have been going real well...
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I thought we discussed US politics because they are the funniest
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SinbadEV wrote:How come Kiwi isn't considered a racial slur?
Same reason why nigra isnt. Since kiwis call eachother kiwis, its not racist. Just jargon.
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We could make a politics sub forum for off topic. It could be the septic system of the forums.
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d_b wrote:
SinbadEV wrote:How come Kiwi isn't considered a racial slur?
Same reason why nigra isnt. Since kiwis call eachother kiwis, its not racist. Just jargon.
Kiwi isn't a race.
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it's a delicious fruit that you should never peal.
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Those are kiwi fruit you filthy foreigners!
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on a similar topic (of bullshit) what is everyone's preferred flavor of smut?
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Das Bruce wrote:Those are kiwi fruit you filthy foreigners!
:lol:

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neddiedrow wrote:Not to derail this discussion before it even begins, but why do so many people outside the United States start threads dealing with issues primarily in the United States? I would rather discuss something somewhere else myself.
Most news sites report on them and US news often seem hilariously stupid to non-Americans.
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