"It's not my job to talk people outta killin' 'emselves." - Chief Wiggum
I just listened to Neale Jones on the Kathryn Ryan RNZ show, saying 1 out of every 11 houses in NZ was built by the Ardern Govt. The biggest housebuilding scheme in NZ history. Is this right? Why the hell didn't I know that? Why doesn't everyone know that?
I'm not sure either, maybe just Bomber's reckonz. I'd skim past the rant and go straight to the ideas.
I know I'm guilty of moaning about Bomber at TDB's writing style, but when he's lucid, he can make a lot of sense. If you skip the ranty intro, these ideas seem pretty good: https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2023/01/24/how-chippy-wins-2023-election/
I'm glad to read I'm not alone in having trouble parsing his stuff. Much of the time I suspect he's trying to make a worthy point, but it's so littered with poor attempts at simile, exclamation marks and the word 'woke', it's exhausting to understand.
Any photos or good hydro links? This is most inspiring!
Agree, they need to be kept in the forefront of our consciousnesses. As a thought experiment, what would happen if they did get in and Liz-Trussed the whole country? Put up policies so terrible that they lost chunks of support forever? Would that be worse ...
In more lucid posts, Bomber at TDB puts a list together. Here's one, fairly recent: Māori going to the Waitangi Tribunal over cancellation of 3 waters: The moment the National/ACT Government scrap 3 Waters, Māoridom will go straight back to the Waitangi ...
His talk on solar is very sobering. He says that in many places, the carbon debt of having them is not repaid due to poor sunlight hours. Wind is much better.
This is effing interesting! I wish our economists could explain things as eloquently and effectively as him. Great find!
Went to a kiwibank forum a few years ago; the speaker foresaw a growing Indian population and economy, eclipsing China in importance to us. India has a more similar understanding of the rule of law, a broadly English-speaking outlook and the benefits that ...
There would have been widespread condemnation through MSM, and definitely on this site. Allegations of egregious sexism and dishonourable behaviour. Seymour would have lost much of the credibility he's been building up over the last few years, and he knows...
This bloody msm! Newshub is reporting that ASB called the booking economy 'stupendous' not recessionary. But of course, that's bad - it drives inflation! And hold on, a hangover is coming! Which is desirable, a strong economy or a weak one?
Stuff not even bothering to hide it any more: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/130757871/christopher-luxon-the-statesman-emerges-as-the-ukraine-war-beams-into-parliament Shilling for a strongly disliked oppo leader is as pathetic as it is boring.
Can you clarify/reframe: Local government if you are Maori, Pasifika, disabled, female, poor, renting, not driving, or under 60, has simply needed to die and Mahuta has just stood on its neck and shot it. Do you mean LG in its current form needs to die, or...
Reply to 1. Why can't it just be another category? "Other" or"prefer not to say", like on a census form? Everyone's happy. (ps, I know how the reply button works, thanks; but on a mobile, the comment area won't let me input text for some reason.)
Reply to 1: can you give a bit of a summary? What is this, what's happening?
Well he's burnt the Winston bridge, and his boot camps and bracelets is a kick to the goolies to Seymour; his top tax cut reversal is a bit of a filch from Labour. Now all he need do is chack a bone to TPM, some Green initiative and he can collect the ...
This guy! I always suspected there was more to his Twitter 'purchase'. He didn't care about the cost - how could he as a centi-billionaire - but control. He will now have direct insight into our transport habits, buying habits and philosophical leanings. ...
+1 Same issue with this outrageous 'manufactured recession'. If the market working as it should, screws us over to protect others' "wealth", then it's not fit for purpose as a governing philosophy.
Surely changes to entrenchment are entrenched as well, or at least should be?
Hell, I'd happily accept even $50k not to commit crimes. Sweet gig!
Must say that went through my mind as well. The scoffing media wrote Tr^mp off then couldn't get enough of him.
Just posting this here, TDB hosts this, one of the excellent things they do. A must-listen for those freaking out about the media portrayal of TruMp TaKinG ContRol Of The HOuSe!!!!!!!!!! Spoiler: well, no. Him running again is an absolute nightmare for the...
How right you are: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/478917/youth-crime-boot-camps-national-proposes-military-academies-electronic-monitoring
🎵 We gonna chase him outta town! 🎵🎵
Don't forget they don't have to convince the whole country, or even half of it. And those left don't really need 'convincing' of anything, just a place to throw their vote against RedCiNDa.
ACT would obstruct the progress of free trade like that?
Gotta agree there. It's hard not to think that govts just see their populations as a captive pool of mugs, whom they provide to the 'market' monsters to be rorted.
Sure, but wasn't it you worrying about the job losses this would cause?
I was going to post this as well. Can some smart person, in good faith of course, explain why we need to do this again? Line the pockets of shareholders? How is that better than not doing it?