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    Been a member of some pretty crazy parties in wildy. Lost my rune full once when the party I joined turned on me.
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    I know there are much worse failure modes for petrostates, but it doesn't mean Norway hasn't extracted immense amounts of economic rent from being one of the world's most reliable dealers of oil fixes, and then aggressively restricting that to the five million lucky souls from the penile end of the continent...and don't ask me to describe the bizarre capitalization constructions that have been made to siphon the profits to local elites (self included, one of these capital constructs paid for my education).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Been a member of some pretty crazy parties in wildy. Lost my rune full once when the party I joined turned on me.
    Not bad.

    A missed opportunity for a Leroy Jenkins gag tbh.

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    No. Politics occupies too much of my brain activity as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Nope.

    Anyone my age or younger who is a member of a political party is probably someone to avoid.
    Having attended two political party conferences in the last two months for work, 100% this.

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    Not in any political party, but I am a Trades Unionist whose union donates to Labour, so I kinda have a dog semi in the fight.
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    I am a member of D66. Progressive & liberal. Somewhat (centre) right on economics. Liberal views on various social issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Not in any political party, but I am a Trades Unionist whose union donates to Labour, so I kinda have a dog semi in the fight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Same.
    Always assumed you were a Labour member for some reason

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Always assumed you were a Labour member for some reason
    Never, and if I had been, Blair would have made me resign anyway.
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    My parents are both hardcore members of the NZ Labour party. My elder sister is a very politically aware, intelligent left-leaning voter. Myself I'm more approaching libertarian, or I suppose social libertarian, if that's a thing. For those of you that seem to have trouble finding intelligent left wing people to debate, my sister is very good. I think regular debates with her helps me to keep one foot grounded on my left-wing roots.

    Both of my parents were shocked and upset at at the direction of Labour over the last couple of years, particularly over the direction of Labour under Andrew Little. They're pretty good at feeding back to the powers that be at the Labour Party HQ, so I like to think they've had some influence over the recent developments.
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