Monday, October 31, 2011
Anyone, that is besides, political junkies, jounalists and party activists? A whole bloody hour and a half? Come off it.
I'll be most interested to see the actual viewer figures.
Candidates; Hatfield 42%, Davis 35%, Shortland 20%
Party vote all tied up 27%, 27% and 25%.
Preferred PM: Key leads Hatfield 26% to 11% with Tugger and Pita 3rd = on 7% and the invisible man on 6%
Then the clincher, most important issue at 18% EDUCATION
So they want a ex money trader for PM, a thug for their electorate member and totally confused as to the party of government.
I guess we should be grateful they realise they need educating, maybe they will see the value of respected educator Kelvin Davis over the racist thug.
Adolf thanks for your pic.
PMof NZ 1.
Ray fair comment on pic size, looking for info on photo management for Linux. A solid 2 and a bonus for five, the water is almost in Benmore at that point.
FBB the ejaffas, 2 plus a half for 5 and bonus for added info on 2.
HP 2 again good logic and answers.
David, I had same thought re Pelorous Bridge when Adolf sent me the Pic.
1 Hon Bob Tizard.
2 Bridge over the Clutha at Alexandra, SE of Lake Dunstan.
3 Mt Patriarch in the Richmond Ranges, looking across the "Argyle Dam" fed by a canal from the Branch and the Leatham rivers in the Wairau Valley, Great stopover for Movanners even a couple of lowcost Power points for the softies.
4 Intended as the Cigar saver, Twin Bridges south of Kaikohe on a back Rd to Whangarei. Looks Idyllic and apparently well known in the Far North.
5 Bit obscure I know as normally the now dry bed of the Ohau river. A rare spill from Lake Ruataniwha, built as a surge lake on the Upper Waitaki scheme between Ohau "B" and Ohau "C". Lake Ruataniwha is the SI Rowing venue built with a bit of extra, outside the square thinking by Max Smith, Engineer in charge and ended his career with MOW but a tremendous asset. The Locals have named the Rowing venue Road after him "Max Smith Drive".
I first saw the site of this Picture in the mid 1960s as an 'azure blue mountain stream' the deep blue comes from the suspended Schist in the water. Thanks to Kay Cross for the pic.
Machine = asset, Unprovided maintenance = Liability
Mortgage held by Bank = Asset, Mortgage owed to Bank = Liability.
The Media are continuing with the theory that a majority of New Zealand voters oppose "Selling State Owned Assets".
Lie, it is not the National Party Policy to sell the freekin assets, it is proposed to sell a minority share in some assets till NZ inc owns at a minimum, 51%.
If we continue with the ownership of all infrastructure in the State where will the burgeoning funds of "the Cullen fund, Kiwi saver, et al invest their money, Oh thats right, they will invest in other country's infrastructure. Exporting our funds to grow somewhere off shore?
How many in the Labour Party 2011 have any experience in owning, funding, managing and staffing a functioning business.
Now the serious stuff, just how many of the 60 percent (varies) who oppose sale of state assets, not forgetting it is not SALE but A PARTIAL SALE, have a modicum of knowledge of the real financial issues involved.
If continued sale of any part or all of any infrastructure assets still within the governments hands is so bad why are the socialists not promoting the repurchase of the remainder of Air NZ, Contact Energy, Telecom, the Post Office savings Bank, and all the other assets sold by previous governments where the Hon Phil Goff was a member of the executive .
Sheesh we know how much over the odds The History Teacher paid for the rubbish bits of Kiwi Rail.
I seriously question if anywhere near 50% of the voters in NZ have any real idea what the Partial sale of some Government owned assets involves as regards the real financial management aspects, leaving that figure opposed as not even an excuse for a "Fairy Tale".
One only has to listen to the uninformed lamenting the loss of "ALL" the Income when it will only be the possible 49% of the dividends anyway.
Clear evidence of the ignorance.
1. The day after DPF posts about Labour supposedly planning to reduce your wages (spin based on the surprising proposition that money saved is actually money lost), his party announces the re-introduction of youth rates, something that will actually reduce a lot of people's wages. How's that for timing?
2. iPredict reports:
Act is in trouble in Epsom. The party now has an 89% probability of a reduced majority in Epsom, and National's Paul Goldsmith is now expected to win the seat (48.3% probability, compared with 44.6% for Act's John Banks).
Oh dear. Even after putting up a candidate as unelectable as Paul Goldsmith, National may not get Banks elected. A loss for Banks will also lose anything up to 3% of the party vote for the right and leave National scratching for a coalition partner. Just goes to show, there's only so much cynical manipulation an electorate will put up with, I guess.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
A little bit of cool headed perspective might show a different story
Air New Zealand is flying.
Qantas is grounded.
Current policies have ensured minimal time and wages lost to strikes.
Labour's IR policy just announced will reverse that happy state of affairs.
Adolf well remembers the mid 1970s when the Australian unions were running amok under the Whitlam administration. There were so many strikes on in Sydney that some enterprising person set up a 'dial a strike' service for those who could not be sure from day to day what was and what was not operating.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
At last report he had grown antlers and was leaping over high fences.
Reminds me of the day my Dad was tailing lambs 'up the hill.' It must have been about 1958 or thereabouts. He slipped in the temporary yard and cut his wrist open on an open pair of dagging shears. But for the quick wits of his helper, local lad Lou Tana, who wasted no time in tying a tourniquet, Dad would have quickly bled to death.
Last I heard, Lou was a kaumatua, respected by Pakeha and Maori people of Moerewa and further afield.
He's announced a huge decrease in the rates paid by his mates from same nether regions and lo and behold this largess is funded by a whopping INCREASE in the rates to be extorted from those suburbs whose residents never in a million years would vote for Brown.
Adolf would like to know how many people are enrolled to vote in these various suburbs but I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that this was the calculus used in setting the relative rates. He's bought the next mayoral election using money from North Shorians, Epsomites and Howickeans.
You've got to hand it to Labour. They are past masters at cheating and stealing.
Industrial relations. Back to the seventies with industry awards, raise the minimum wage, abolish the 90 day trial.
Defense, withdraw the SAS 90 days after being sworn in. After getting a deal with the Pin Stripe Dwarf the SAS may already be back home.
Compulsory Savings as you cant trust anyone to provide for their own retirement. Reduce wage rates, increase unemployment. Place anothe barrier to establishment of small business.
Abolish National standards, continuing with maintaining a pool of voter support from the 20% leaving school with inadequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to get a job.
Remove GST from fresh fruit and vegetables that will have absolutely zero effect on retail prices as a bunch of celery or a banana will retail for what the produce manager decides and the GST component will just add to the bottom line margin.
Stop asset sales when National does not propose to sell anything just allow New Zealand investors to put their money in a power company rather than leave them exposed to the sharks swimming in the investment pool.
All surefire ways to grow the economy formulated by a bunch of very ordinary academics, union hacks and school teachers served with a masterchef inspired sauce of equal parts envy and ignorance.
Yep that'll do it for sure, especially when the final kitchen roster includes the equally batshit business brains from the watermelons.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Many thinking people agree that small business make big contributions to total employment.
To start a successful small business one needs a good idea, money, cashflow and a measure of good fortune along with massive risk and hard work.
The wizards at Labour Party Central, no, not the "cloud", but very much in the fog, have just raised the bar to impede start up business with compulsory superannuation.
An enterprising young fashion designer, a young person wanting to get on the ladder to dairy farm herd ownership or similar will need all the cash they can lay their hands on in the early days.
This idiocy will remove money from them and lock it up till the government says they can access it and should their enterprise begin to employ others then the entrepreneur will be forced to contribute 7% of any wages negotiated to Kiwi Saver.
Anyone who entered into a compulsory savings scheme with an insurance company will well know that in the startup years the contributions are swallowed up with fees, at least the first year goes to the agent setting it up.
Any equity accumulated will not be available to the cash starved young business person and who will stop the investment vehicle from doing what successive superannuation fund managers do so well, just lose it.
All together a handbrake on wealth creation, well done Labour.
Desperate times beget desperate measures and when your party is broke and has sent the country broke and there's no money for election bribes but you've still got to bribe the dumb arse bastards who have faithfully voted for you for years, you've got a problem.
Steal from the few employers left standing.
"We'll increase the employers' contribution to 7% but don't worry, loyal stupid voters we'll leave your contribution level at 2%. Oh, by the way, there won't be as many jobs for you but we'll have ours, so you'll be fine."
The only things at which these people excel are theft, bribery and lies.
The "reason for it all"
Cactus had time to kill so took a walk through Aotea Square with her Blackberry . Posted as Intrepid Journey.
It is Classic and she tells it for all those of us who cannot indulge our selves with "Lens Latest Promotion" of the Super City.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Adolf is reminded of the many times one can recall families having grave concern for the health of an elderly member only to be shocked by the unexpected and sudden death of that person's spouse.
Perhaps, like the caring family members, the media has been so focused on Act that it has missed the impending death of Labour.
Here is a so called party which in the midst of a general election campaign finds itself with no money, no leader, no campaign launch, no campaign strategy, no party discipline, no credibility, no prospects and continued declining poll numbers.
Right now Labour's very much like a frail aged derelict in a hospice with all it's vital organs closing down.
Isn't it time for the few Labour people left to start making funeral arrangements prior to turning off the life support machine?
According to the report, near the top of their list, "Free WiFi" in the city center.
Why won't someone challenge their flawed thinking.
A Motel or other business may offer "free wifi" as an attraction or promotion but it would be most likely a city would be using someones involuntary funding to create it.
What they proposed will not be free it will be no cost to the user or 100% subsidized.
That is a very different thing. My net access costs me around $150 a month including tolls and landline but where I end up, all to often its non existent.
Of course absolutely not a problem for the nice retiring CEO of Telecom fishing in the "Greenstone", he had XT access, apparently by admission of a pleb at the "Help Desk".
TALES FROM THE ‘DARK’ SIDE OF VICTOR 3 – PART 4
This is the fourth in an occasional series of tales relating to V3's tour. It is recorded in my 'battle diary' (which appears to include pages fashioned out of toilet paper from ration packs).
Some unkind people have described Waiouru as “the place God made and never visited”. Clearly they never experienced Fire Support Base Concord. Charlie was expected to attack the Long Binh – Bien Hoa areas during their 1968 mid year offensive.
Victor 3 deployed into
It was with some amazement that we disembarked from the helicopters to be confronted by a series of above ground bunkers, fashioned out of wood and iron scraps and looking like adverts for ‘Junkyard Wars’, occupied by our American cousins who constituted the majority in the FSB. John Hall, our OC, took one look at them and immediately issued orders to dig, dig and dig some more so we all became ‘diggers’. We dug and dug and scrounged and scrounged stopping only at ‘stand to’ when our American friends would come over to look at the sight of soldiers waiting to be attacked. What’s more they had a penchant for congregating in front of our trenches to discuss the phenomena and blinding us with camera flashes as they recorded the strange habits of their allies.
But it was Company Headquarters that features in this story. John Hall was determined to create a ‘real’ command post. Something that General Navarre at
And so it was that with the bunker complete and replete with all mod cons we sat down for our first ‘O’ Group in our new home. The Boss had just started his homily when cascading from the ventilation shafts come a torrent of amber liquid. Many of us were sprayed. John Hall, standing straight under one shaft, got soaked, There was a rushed general exodus. On making it to the surface we could see a bunch of Yank soldiers congregated around the ventilation shafts where they protruded from the ground ‘doing their thing’. They claimed the pipes were standard ‘pissaphones’ on the
p.s. If you want a guaranteed method of removing writing from a plastic surface I know of a good product.
p.p.s. Laurie B …. Didn’t they tell you what the pipes were being used for when you ‘acquired’ them and does that explain why I have never seen you wearing the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal?
For the record. Victor 3 Company served in Vietnam from May 1968 until May 1969. Originally it was part of 2RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Bn and later 4RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Bn. It was the most highly decorated of the 9 NZL Infantry Company's sent to Vietnam winning two Military Crosses (one an 'Immediate Award'); two Distinguished Conduct Medals and a Mentioned in Despatches. Our Chaplain, Whakahuihui Vercoe, later Anglican Primate of New Zealand, also received an MBE for his outstanding work ministering to the troops. Two of our soldiers, Mike Wickman and Don Bensemann were KIA. Another 19 were WIA.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A clostridium difficile infection? Must be the Labour disease.
That's obviously what's wrong with Trevor Mallard and David Parker. For them, shit just happens.
Monday, October 24, 2011
I'm talking about Clare Curran who reckons 'Labour is playing to win.'
Unfortunately she's been rather let down by her half baked half back, David Parker, who has distributed in Epsom a John Banks 'hit leaflet' which turns out to be a defamatory pack of lies. (See comments thread at Kiwiblog.)
To paraphrase the irrepressible David Lange:-
"I can smell Trevor Mallards fingerprints all over it."
Is it Sir Graham and Sir Ritchie come New Year?
Why didn't the PM arrange to have them dubbed by the Guv as part of the closing ceremony?
Why was the Bilious Bitch allowed into the country at this time?
Had the French got up to win during those last minutes, would she have been dead by midnight?
Why do we hear no complaints from Labour about all those profits going overseas to the IRB?
Have the original 57 'Old Farts' all died yet?
My quiet confidence took a bit of a hit when Number 3 10 fell to the curse but one point was always enough at full time.
France have too much history of coming out for the "big" game.
Good result and a fitting send off for Brad Thorn for so many reasons, a true gladiator of the 21st century.
Very good effort from Craig Joubert, clearly the top whistle in World Rugby.
2 Mt Hikorangi, East Cape, the first NZ land to touch the morning sun apart from the Chathams. Thanks to Adolph for the pic.
3 Chateau Tongariro, on road to Whakapapa Ski area, we usually skied Turoa on the SW better snow(colder).
4 Nelson Cathedral steps from top of Trafalger St.
5 Naval Point Marina looking towards Gebbies Pass.
Marc opened with 2 and a 1/2 for Nelson.
Chris Bird also 2 with a 1/2 for 5 location.
PM of NZ 3 plus a 1/2 Nelson.
Homepaddock a solid 3.
Bodger an ecigar for 5.
Others with NCEA credits.
Thanks for the supportive comments Adolf and Homepaddock.
Pics with ID to firstname.lastname@example.org would be appreciated as many web pics are too identifiable or not free of IP rules
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Hasn't anybody ever told him about subliminal messages? Silly question, Adolf. There's not much that is subliminal about Mr Mallard.
VOTE LABOUR AND STARVE
Friday, October 21, 2011
Apparently what was put down was less a riot than a political gathering and lo and behold there were deaths.
Six people shot dead by police who simply fired live ammunition into a crowd of 2,000 people. This brings back stark memories of the gentle Indonesian government and its handling of East Timor.
Oh well, I guess Indonesia now will be included in Hilary Clinto's hit lists of countries to which she needs to have been and to have seen.
Herein lies a good lesson for David Farrar and all those others who ceaslessly attack the Fijian regime of Commodore Bainimarama. The Indonesian government is DEMOCRATICALLY elected.
'We came, we saw, he died'
Does she think she is participating in some damned theatrical piece?
I can't help having considerable qualms about the notion of the US military, on the whim of a president, wandering around the world knocking people off , no matter what despicable bastards they might be, without the prior approval of the Congress.
To the best of my knowledge, such conduct is unprecedented and is exceedingly dangerous. It is the need to gain Congressional approval which applies restraint to an otherwise capricious administration.
For example, does anyone know who or what is the REAL target given to the 100 special forces recently despatched to tropical east Africa? How will they tell the good black bastards waving Kalashnikovs from the real bad black bastards waving AK 47s?
Can anyone imagine the ballyhoo and uproar there would have been from the left and their vassal media if Dubbya had done anything remotely approaching the dubious legality of Obama's wild escapades?
Extremely troubling precedents are being set and I fear the consequences of them later may be seriously misunderestimated by these desperate and gleeful Democrats. For example, Iran may well argue successfully for sympathy from the UN next time it goes into the USA and actually knocks somebody off under the noses of the FBI.
If they were really smart, they's use a drone with a hellfire missile.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
What? Surely not?
Yes it is! Of course it is. It can't be anyone else.
See? I todlja so!
Young chick screwing old politicians. Nothing new there I guess.
Except that Madam Roy managed to restrict her activities to 'figuratively speaking.'
But this was the guy who was going to stop the sea rising and stop the world warming and feed the hungry and house the homeless and, and, and, and............
In between golfin' and holidayin' and bowin' and scrapin' and bribin' and lyin' you'd think he might have found time to learn a little bit about public speakin'?
Yeah, I know. Two Obama posts in a row but Hell, this guy is starting to make Phil Goff look competent.
Recently our wonderfully talented legislature enacted draconian laws that they think will stop budget travelers shitting in the woods, or more disgustingly in iconic places in our country as they tour in panel vans and station wagons.
Those of us who travel a gypsy life exploring the highways and byways of our beautiful country as a lifestyle choice, know the rules will make stuff all difference to the backpacker style "tourists" who will be long gone from our shores before any serious sanction will be applied.
The new laws will only apply to those of us who have assetts and live here as citizens. The law basically ignores the lengths the responsible gypsys have gone to practically and financially removing the possible depositing of waste in any form, where we park. Our mantra is to only leave wheel marks.
Apparently the new rules do not apply to the occupiers of Aotea square as the local authority chooses to ignore what they are doing.
I can just imagine what would be the outcome if a bunch of NZ Motor Caravan Association members occupied a public space in a central city location without permission, would bring an immediate and draconian response.
How long will the grass in the square survive under the occupation , Cr George Wood was saying yesterday that a permanent communal dining/lounge area was under construction, building consented of course, yeah right.
It would appear that Len's mates are not really "freedom camping" they are "protesting"
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
"This fraud was obvious, far-reaching and appeared to be systemic," 22-year-old Ryan Nees told Fox News, referring to evidence he uncovered while researching electoral petitions from the 2008 Democratic Party primary in Indiana.
Nees’ investigation centered on the petitions that put then-senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the ballot. As many as 150 of the names and signatures, it is alleged, were faked. So many, in fact, that the numbers raise questions about whether Obama’s campaign had enough legitimate signatures to qualify for a spot on the ballot.
Oh my oh my, how the chickens are coming home to roost for this crook and his gangster government.
Last February marked the 60th anniversary of the 1951 waterfront strike that the commy leaders of the waterfront called a lockout.
Lasting 151 days the strike ended the ability of the communists who unreservedly supported the workers paradise in the USSR, to use their muscle on the wharves to attack our way of life. It was the defining battle and they lost. There were many more skirmishes, far too many for the growth of our Nation, but today with a largely aspirational workforce, well educated and informed, the tactics that allowed the mainly cloth capped northern english agitators to hold sway have been eroded and consigned to history.
In a last stand yesterday, the current Labour Party, who have no connection to the class warfare of the 19 and first half of the 20th centuries have regurgitated an out dated policy, allowing a "Back to the Future" blueprint for industrial relations. Labour 2011 is populated by ambitios academics and modern parasitic union hacks who would be laughed out of a meeting by Knox, Walsh, Anderson et al who bestrode the union movement at its zenith.
People such as Chris Trotter with his eloquence and James Anderton with his bullying, Minto, Bradford et al shouting through megaphones have been flogging the dead horse around the racetrack of life by appealing to the illinformed to rally one more time but progress ironically, has castrated the progressives and it is only the politics of envy that resonates.