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Aardvark readers are smarter than average and also tend to take a greater interest in politics and current affairs -- which means most of them already know about the effects the TPPA will have if we are signed up to it.
According to reports in the media as I write this, the terms of the TPPA may be settled within just a few hours.
It has been very sad to see the way that our politicians have slowly weakened their stance on the formerly non-negotiable "bottom line" issues over which we were told they would stand strong.
Firstly we were told that NZ would not accept any agreement which resulted in increased drug costs -- and then we were told that there would be increases but that "the government will pay"... and we all know what that means.
Secondly, we were promised that the TPPA would not be signed unless we got a good deal on dairy.
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.
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