What are we doing with our prisoners? They most likely are living a better life in prison than out there in the real world. The latest is that inmates were given KFC for allowing prison guards to search their cells, despite drugs, cellphones and other objects being found.
Why are inmates given TVs, pool tables, and other luxury items in prison? In prison they should be given the basics - a bed, toilet, wash basin and two or three meals a day. Nothing fancy, no flash meal, just enough to get through the day. Prison is about punishment, not reward.
Rid our prisons of those unnecessary items, and reduce spending on these crims. Would bringing back capital punishment be another possible way to reduce costs, possibly for the worst offenders?
Now would be about the right time for Labour to start bucking up its policies. Obviously people are not happy with the current situation. National have been making all sorts of unrealistic promises which they have yet to prove how they will fulfil, and if Labour lets these elections slip from them, the NZ public will only realise once Dr Brash is in power that they have elected a lemon.
National plans to open a few more single-sex schools and convert a few co-ed schools to single-sex schools. National claim that the best achieving schools are single-sex schools, but this isn't the only factor. Most of these high-achieving single-sex schools are also private, and so obviously have an advantage over state schools who don't get adequate funding from the government!
I watched TV ONE's Test the Nation quiz show tonight. Shamefully...I only got 69/100! Most of the questions were related to pre 1980s New Zealand. It was good to watch some video clips of historical moments in New Zealand!
The end for Judy Bailey is nigh. You can tell the bosses at TVNZ don't want to fork out that $800,000 for another year just to keep her on. Head of TVNZ News and Current Affairs Bill Ralston claimed the days when TV personalities held networks to ransom were over, and he is probably making this true.
Possible replacements for Judy Bailey are:
- Wendy Petrie
- Kate Hawkesby
I remember watching Wendy Petrie reading the news at the time when the tsunami hit. I was amused at how it looked as though she was smiling right throughout that! She probably wasn't though!
Ralston has also been auditioning/trialling male newsreaders thank goodness! We need a few more men on our TV screens!
One thing I still don't understand is that if personality-driven current affairs shows are supposed to be a thing of the past at TVNZ, why does Susan Wood's face appear in most Close-Up billboards and advertisements?
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