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Sunday, 24 May 2015

NZ Perceived as 2nd Least Corrupt Nation:

Way back in time in the late 1980s - 1990s - Glocks excellent Glock17 had the worlds media screaming hysterically and repeatedly calling for BANS because they perceived that this new polymer framed semi-auto was invisible to X-Ray machines used for security screening.


- Total nonsense of-course - as all the metal components and the polymer (nylon) frame could be clearly detected by any such equipment.. many of these media 'experts' even stated that their senses indicated that these firearms were made from ceramics.


The 2014 Transparency International  Corruption Perceptions Index  - 'CPI'  - ranked New Zealand second only to Denmark based on how un-corrupt their administrative and political institutions are perceived to be on a scale from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

Denmark scored 92, New Zealand 91, Finland 89, and Sweden 87.

The most corrupt are listed as Somalia, North Korea, Sudan, and Afghanistan.
 In shooting - tumbling bullets might be perceived as effective hits - or as resulting from a corrupted process:
Interesting things 'perceptions' eh.
- As a young shooter I might perceive revolvers as obsolete antiques - later, when a lot of water has flowed under the bridge - I might perceive their design and heft as rewarding and fun to work with. 
If we are perceived as the second least corrupt nation in the world - may The Great Flying Spaghetti Monster (Bless his Sticky tentacles)  help the rest of the poor buggers out there!
Marty K.
P.S. Someone just commented that if we are so un-corrupt - how come we still indulge in the annual Queens Birthday Awards farce?
Definition: Farce - A dramatic presentation intended only to amuse, - any event with a futile or absurd outcome.