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Robert K S wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:17 pm
Volante wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:30 am
Robert K S wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:13 am Is there any term that isn't a maximum?
They could call a snap election.
The fact that a U.S. president could be impeached doesn't make the term less than four years, does it? I suppose you can say that impeaching a president doesn't really end the president's term, it just replaces the person in office.
The term of a US president is four years. January 20, year to January 20, year+4.

The term of a NZ prime minister is how long the Parliament exists between elections, up to a maximum of three years, but there is no similar carved in law start date or end date. It's flexible, so it makes their term lengths flexible.
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Volante wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:41 pm
Robert K S wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:17 pm
Volante wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:30 am
Robert K S wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 11:13 am Is there any term that isn't a maximum?
They could call a snap election.
The fact that a U.S. president could be impeached doesn't make the term less than four years, does it? I suppose you can say that impeaching a president doesn't really end the president's term, it just replaces the person in office.
The term of a US president is four years. January 20, year to January 20, year+4.

The term of a NZ prime minister is how long the Parliament exists between elections, up to a maximum of three years, but there is no similar carved in law start date or end date. It's flexible, so it makes their term lengths flexible.
Isn't this standard for prime ministers? Why would we compare them to presidents?
We keep being reminded that impeachment doesn't end a president's term... :roll:
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Not trying to be political, but I like that our presidential terms are set at a fixed period and we know when the next election will be.
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Wasn't there a discussion here a few years ago about the "oldest group" (by whatever definition) in which all members were still alive? CSNY had to be in the mix back then.

(My first guess would be the original Brady Kids, but I bet there are older ones.)
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 1:31 pm On January 10, the MIAMI HEAT set a new NBA record by going a perfect 40 for 40 from the free throw line in a single game. Jimmy Butler led the team with 23.

(The previous record was 39 set by Utah in 1982.)
As the resident Miami Heat fan, I will also tag on that they set the record for most consecutive free throws made without a miss over multiple games with 55.

They made their last FT the game before, then the 40 for 40 game, then the first 14 of their next game. Ironically, Jimmy Butler missed FT number 56.
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:57 pm
Wasn't there a discussion here a few years ago about the "oldest group" (by whatever definition) in which all members were still alive? CSNY had to be in the mix back then.
Out of curiosity, I looked up a large handful of possible groups who were active in the late 1950s and early 1960s, figuring some group from then had to qualify.

Now this is obviously a limited sample regarding the oldest group, but The Fleetwoods, a big name during those years -- "Mr. Blue", "Come Softly To Me", "Tragedy" -- and active together for decades afterward, although less so commercially, are all still alive .... all three were born in either 1939 or 1940. And only those three were ever members.

Btw, CSN and CSNY weren't even that close, Stills and Young being born in 1945.

And definition of a "group" even within (and especially within) just the musical world requires a LOT of qualification.
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RandyG wrote: Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:21 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote: Thu Jan 19, 2023 5:57 pm
Wasn't there a discussion here a few years ago about the "oldest group" (by whatever definition) in which all members were still alive? CSNY had to be in the mix back then.
Out of curiosity, I looked up a large handful of possible groups who were active in the late 1950s and early 1960s, figuring some group from then had to qualify.

Now this is obviously a limited sample regarding the oldest group, but The Fleetwoods, a big name during those years -- "Mr. Blue", "Come Softly To Me", "Tragedy" -- and active together for decades afterward, although less so commercially, are all still alive .... all three were born in either 1939 or 1940. And only those three were ever members.

Btw, CSN and CSNY weren't even that close, Stills and Young being born in 1945.

And definition of a "group" even within (and especially within) just the musical world requires a LOT of qualification.
Does an ongoing duet qualify as a group?

Nino Tempo (born 1935) and his sister April Stevens (born 1929) are both still alive. Four times Top 40 Billboard in the early-mid 1960s, including #1 "Deep Purple" in 1963.
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