Daily Review 20/08/2015

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11 comments on “Daily Review 20/08/2015”

  1. Pasupial 1

    “Classifcation”?

    Way to ruin an otherwise good statement.

    • maui 1.1

      It’s still up on Labour’s facebook page with the spelling error a couple of hours later. I’m anal, but it’s something I wouldn’t accept if it was coming from a competent business. I would want to sort that pronto.

  2. jh 2

    To be fair, gun club operators have very, very low risks.

    Lot’s of things can hurt you, including guns but there is very tight safety around guns at clubs and I dont remember the last incident while there are incidents all the time in other places that dont have guns.

    • CWF 2.1

      Concur, sport shooting at clubs is one of the safest sports there is. Speaking as a club committee member for over 20 years I’ve yet to see a mishap.

  3. dv 3

    That list is truly bizarre.
    Where did it come from?

  4. Weepus beard 4

    Could someone smarter than me explain something?

    I saw this article the other day about the very well performing New Zealand company Datacom.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/71218640/datacom-within-reach-of-becoming-a-billiondollar-business

    This company is 37% owned by the Cullen fund and I’m going to just say right here that that is the same as being 37% owned by the New Zealand Government because although the fund is autonomous, it is still a government entity, even if it is a “double arm’s length” entity.

    We know that Blinglish refused to contribute to this fund and still refuses to contribute, but the story of Datacom is a very successful one and one which the government and taxpayers benefit from.

    The frantic selling off of bits and pieces assets that continues unabated by this government under the well worn and scrappy ideological banner oft flown by RWNJ’s which reads, “Governments shouldn’t be in the business of doing business”, is at odds with the obvious successes of taxpayer investment in well performing companies.

    Strikes me that this crown entity, the Cullen fund, must be frowned upon by National’s ideological lapdogs like Farrar and co because it is in the business of doing business and is therefore by definition socialist and evil, yet it is of enormous benefit to ordinary kiwis.

    One thing I’m glad of right now is that the Cullen fund is being ignored by the current government because if the current minister of finance had his cow-cocky mits anywhere close by it would be worth nothing in a very short space of time. Can you imagine it!!!

    What I’m wondering is why do RWNJs tolerate government ownership of Datacom but get all flustered at the thought of government ownership of any of the current state assets?

    • Draco T Bastard 4.1

      What I’m wondering is why do RWNJs tolerate government ownership of Datacom but get all flustered at the thought of government ownership of any of the current state assets?

      Because the Cullen fund owns shares which can be sold and Datacom is still primarily privately owned so the profits are primarily going to rich bludgers. State assets do the opposite with all the profits going to the people of NZ rather than rich bludgers.

      Of course, once we really look at that and realise that those profits from state assets are actually also coming from the people of NZ we’d realise that we could save ourselves several hundred million dollars per year just directly hiring the people doing the work and paying them a reasonable salary. That seems to be the RWNJs big fear – that we’d realise just how worthless the capitalists are and get rid of them.

  5. adam 5

    “You wanna get out more”

  6. Draco T Bastard 6

    Bernie Sanders on differences with Hillary Clinton
    Covers a range of subjects not just Clinton.

  7. Professor Longhair 7

    One “jh” writes thusly….

    “Lot’s [sic] of things can hurt you, including guns but there is very tight safety around guns at clubs and I dont remember the last incident while there are incidents”

    Tell that to the late Chris Kyle (May he Never Rest in Hell).

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