Feb. 1st, 2017

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Although originally intending to be a list-only party, The Opportunities Party has decided to contest electoral seats after all, starting with the Mt Albert bi-election...



With both the Greens and Labour candidates already being list members in parliament and neither National or New Zealand First standing a candidate, TOP may actually do well here. It's certainly going to be a weird election!
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Back to American politics: This is a well-thought-out conspiracy theory...

https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/trial-balloon-for-a-coup-e024990891d5

And this is an equally well-thought-out response to that article...

https://tompepinsky.com/2017/01/30/weak-and-incompetent-leaders-act-like-strong-leaders/

My own feeling is Trump didn't really have a plan for what he'd do if he became President, but those supporting him and now making up his inner-circle probably did. As with Bush II, but on steroids.

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