I presume you never taped music "illegally" when you were young? Or even a student. You sure are paying now through your "Best of" collection.
For a real life experiment, try viewing some BBC iPlayer material (which you may have to parallel import through a proxy) and see how quickly you blow through a data cap or 10.
Sure - but in the absence of a legitimate way for their consumers to obtain Game of Thrones, they're the people profiting off the illegitimate means.
Relief, you were in satire mode.
For those that may not get it, its like those fucking window fitters and glass makers who benefit every time someone's house gets robbed. At least we make them pay, right?
Danyl, hard to tell which mode you are in. Satire I hope.
Given Netflix accounts for about 30% of US internet traffic I would say that ISPs would be interested promoting as much legitimate content as possible. It would be nice if the content providers decided to sell content to NZ consumers.
Yes, well that's because it was decided that "the people" should no longer have to pay taxes. Hard to keep government solvent in that scenario.
The German tax payer has benefited enormously through having and undervalued currency. That's why industrial output and exports have been doing so well. The Greeks, Spanish and Portuguese have suffered from having a ridiculously overvalued currency. China does the same but the Germans have been clever.
The Euro was German policy designed to bolster their economy. If they want this model to continue they really are going to have to bite the bullet and accept that a wealth transfer is fair recompense to the these other economies.
I do think Shearer needs to raise his game above what we heard on Morning Report today. It wasn’t just a matter of style; he simply didn’t seem to have enough to say
Oh, you waited until *after* his election to notice?
Huh? Shearer has had the numbers from day one.
I was referring to the fact that Shearer's front bench seems pretty settled. How did that happen without him offering roles to people? Beats me :-)
I realise also, that in light of the "nasty" comment above I should be using more smileys. I don't recall *ever* disagreeing with Keith in the past, which probably means he is right here. It's just that...I disagree.
"Under Shearer Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson is set to be deputy and Parker is tipped take the finance role. "
Well done Keith. Did you sniff that out?
Note the past-tense that I used. I didn’t start out as anti-Cunliffe, but – quite obviously – I am now.
Oh well. Congratulations. Your hatchet job has at least made me notice the two candidates and listen to what they are saying. The result is I am more pro-Cunliffe. He seems on top of issues and facts, can speak clearly and coherently, remember the names of his fellow caucus MPs and makes Shearer look like a bumbling though well meaning professor.
No-doubt all this means that Labour will go for the least offensive option and blow their chances at the next election.