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Kick-me, kick me!

22 September 2014

Spring has sprung, the grass is growing, the days are getting longer and warmer. What's not to be happy about?

Well I have to say that I'd never have figured I'd be depressed by the results of an election but, sadly, today I am.

By re-electing a National government (with an increased share of the vote no less), each and every Kiwi now effectively carries a "kick me" sign on their back.

We obviously don't care that our privacy is being increasingly eroded by the power of the state each and every day.

We're unconcerned that our rights continue to be stripped on a regular and ongoing basis.

We've given the Nats a very clear mandate to sign us up to the TPPA, just as the last election gave them a mandate to sell our power-generation assets.

In short, we've basically said "we don't care if you screw us and you lie to us and sell our nation out from under us -- welcome back to power".

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Forums are up!

Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkrox when asked for it.

Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.

Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.

Stay tuned!

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