Written By: - Date published: 3:18 pm, February 24th, 2016 - 86 comments
Categories: Abuse of power, christchurch earthquake, corruption, Gerry Brownlee, housing, john key, the praiseworthy and the pitiful - Tags: christchurch earthquake, gerry brownlee, insurance council, john key
Seems that Christchurch people are quite reasonably demanding that all residential insurance claims be settled by the end of March – ie, after a period of five years and six weeks (some say it’s five years, six months and six weeks).
(speakers begin at about the 13min mark)
There are some interesting snippets of info provided by speakers, such as, that the officially sanctioned bodge and fixit repairs that are, or were, apparently all the rage, will in future be used by insurance companies to kill off future claims (A bit like ACC refusing accidental injury cover by alleging the presence of pre-existing conditions)
I kind of liked the bit about 30min in when the following new word, packaged with an appropriate definition was put out there – Keyism: a Keyism is when you say one thing but the opposite is true and you get away with it because no-one has the evidence to challenge you.
The following examples of Keyisms are given by the speaker before he points to the reality that the original statements sought to confound.
John Key in 2011 – “No-one will be worse off.”
John Key again – “This government is backing Cantabrians.” ($2 billion had been taken out of EQC, not the $200 million that the speaker suggested)
Gerry Brownlee in 2011 “The recovery is in full swing”
Gerry Brownlee in 2012 “The recovery is in full swing”
Gerry Brownlee in 2013 “The recovery is in full swing”
Tim Grafton. (chief exec of Insurance Council of NZ) “We have nothing to gain from not settling claims quickly.”
The entire vid is worth skipping through/dipping into. What struck me was the ordinariness of this (supposedly, I guess) rent-a-crowd. Anyway, they were invited to chalk their sentiments through-out Cathedral Square at the end of the gathering and the phrases ‘sad’ – ‘broken’ – ‘ripped off’ – ‘fucked off’ – ‘deceived’ – ‘angry’ – ‘numb’ etc…were captured by the camera person before the council, within a few short hours, came in to wash every last piece of chalked graffiti away.
As the some what emotional ‘Wizard’ commented –
They couldn’t even let the signs of pain be seen.