[pmwiki-users] Sad news for your Kiwi

marc 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
> pretty
> 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
> now
> seen from several sources including this evening on our local TV) is
> simply
> one more demonstration of that fact.
> BUT ..... I guess many of us here are professional IT types who've
> probably
> had a pretty good living out of build ing systems to address fubars
> created
> by bureaucrats! Let's face it, if someone out there wasn't creating
> problems
> we wouldn't have jobs


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