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    New Zealand MPs flashed with bras in protest of genetically altered crops

    Canadian Press Wednesday, September 10, 2003

    WELLINGTON (AP) - A group of women protesting genetically modified food took off their shirts in New Zealand's parliament on Wednesday, revealing matching pink bras.

    "We've lobbied, we've lobbied our supermarkets, we've lobbied our food producers, we've taken it to the High Court," Hillary Ord said after the protest in the parliament's public gallery. "This is the result of absolute frustration."

    Ord said the group was angered by government plans to lift a ban on genetically engineered crops being planted in New Zealand fields.

    The women, from Mothers Against Genetic Engineering, shocked legislators by stripping as a legislator asked a question about the country's economy.

    "It was a dull question, so we thought it's now or never," protester Maike Nevill said.

    Security guards quickly ushered the women out of the building. Police did not immediately file any charges.

    "We just want to make our point clear, and I think we were quite entertaining in there," Ord said. "Certainly it stopped (the politicians) fighting among themselves for a second."

    © Copyright 2003 The Canadian Press


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    And we had to suffer through it on the evening news.

    Even worse is the Bio Gas Tax the Govt are trying to get through, they want to tax farmers for the methane gas produced by livestock on their farms.... Aparently it is a greenhouse gas.

    We have a campaign against it called F.A.R.T Fight Against Rediculous Taxes.

    Is there another country that could house a confused kiwi, cause this ones going around the bend.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    • #3
      The doors are always open, my Friend. Just give me a time and a day, and I'll meet you at the airport, the ferry terminal, or whatever other mode of transport you find yourself on.
      If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

      "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

      "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

      Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

      impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

      IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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      • #4
        Is there another country that could house a confused kiwi, cause this ones going around the bend.

        Confused kiwi welcome here. I'll even feed the kiwi!

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        • #5
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          • #6
            The non-politically correct portion of me wonders how protesters showing pink bra's would persuade me to change my position. Some possibilities come to mind:[list=1][*]The protesters look much better dressed than with their undies showing. Might have to limit debate....[*]The protesters look good in their undies - might have to take more positions they don't like and see what their next protest is....[*]Legislators pass out Victoria's Secret catalogs with suggestions circled for the next protest.....[/list=1]
            Why can't we have protestors like that here?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ohiovolffemtp
              Why can't we have protestors like that here?
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              • #8
                2 Words - Yoko Ono

                Thats just wrong.


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                • #9
                  Whats more, with some of them it would have been preferable if the protest consisted of putting a large coat on.
                  Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
                  Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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                  • #10
                    Count yourself lucky kiwi, here in Canada toplessness is legal, so they don't even have to wear pink bras to protest!!

                    Then again, it is seldom the young and shall we say "perky" that take advantage of that right.
                    IACOJ

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                    • #11
                      Lady

                      I found some pictures of the event for you, but could not bring myself to post them... oh the humanity.
                      Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
                      Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by N2DFire


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