[pmwiki-users] Sad news for your Kiwi
gmane at auxbuss.com
Tue Oct 24 10:50:02 CDT 2006
David Spitzley said...
> What do you want to bet that just by suitably re-classifying it
> ("Vegemite, the wonder lubricant"), the ban could be evaded?
Strangely enough, from the Beeb today.
US lifts 40-year ban on monk ale:
A marvelous tale of bureaucrats meets real world.
> >>> "mike moller" <mike.moller at gmail.com> 10/24/2006 3:13 AM >>>
> Well, I'm a 4th generation Kiwi, still resident in New Zealand.
> I eat both Marmite and Vegemite with equal fervour. It really seems a
> arid argument about which one is better but one thing is for sure -
> Bureaucracies can be just plain stupid - this news report (which I've
> seen from several sources including this evening on our local TV) is
> one more demonstration of that fact.
> BUT ..... I guess many of us here are professional IT types who've
> had a pretty good living out of build ing systems to address fubars
> by bureaucrats! Let's face it, if someone out there wasn't creating
> we wouldn't have jobs
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