The subtle difference between "steak pie" and "cow pie":
would be a description (and/or result) of NZ’s worst pie list.
there’s seasonal variation for whatever reason. It should be adjusted for in a better analysis
Maybe so; but modelling previously observed seasonal variation, without knowing why it happens, is persistence forecasting: better than nothing, but subject to surprising errors.
No worries. Brainspacetime is a precious resource that has to go toward paying the bills as a priority, eh.
And the discussion doesn’t need to focus on attacking the people taking part. We can all do better than that.
Chinese are not aggressive
Whenever anybody claims “[X group] are not aggressive”, the question comes to mind, “So how have they survived so long?” Most groups are aggressive when they feel they need to be. (Genghis Khan was of course a pacifist who made a point of ending all war.)
Kiwis don’t resent selling to Chinese —they resent the fact that who they have to sell to are non-white
There is greed and resentment, sure, but I don’t think this is quite where it lies. Others on this thread have mentioned the frustration experienced at phone bids winning auctions. In that situation, the seller is blind to the race of the buyer: all that matters is the size of the bid, and the process demands that the sale go to the highest bidder. So “resentment” doesn’t come from sellers – it comes from the local buyers trying to compete. And there may be resentment without racism. Why not assume merely “they resent the fact that who those who successfully buy are non-resident ”? (Hence belonging to a different market, and not competing on the same basis as locals – which goes against the traditional Kiwi value of “fairness”, whence the resentment.)
(And again – this is a problem with how our market is set up, not with any of the individuals using it.)
Problem with people like you is you can’t stand the fact that a non-white power is rising and non-white people have money.
“…People like you…” Ah, such othering language.
To rephrase: “you are worried that you (and more generally, others like you) are losing some control over your own lives”.
(i) Is that an illogical stance?
(ii) Is it necessarily “racist”?
[Some degree of xenophobia may certainly be involved, in dividing “others like you” whom you can meet, and you feel you understand, and so are readier to have in control (e.g. as landlords), from “others unlike you” whom you haven’t met, and whose motives you are less certain of.]
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people weren’t buzzed about the lead single/album track Let It Happen, but I have no idea why
The positives you mention are there, all right – but the “CD-stutter” transitions are fingernails-on-chalkboard-level irritating.
we should have tax brackets (and benefits, and the minimum wage...) tied to an inflation index
e.g. tied to ministerial salaries, which would markedly change incentives.
TT had, I think, an entirely valid point in (repeatedly) insisting that the racist framing of the issue came from media reports rather than from the wording or interpretation used in the original analysis. This whole snafu really seems much less a matter of “OMG I can’t believe Labour used a racist dogwhistle, WTF were they thinking!?” and more a matter of “OMG Labour totally stuffed up their media strategy yet again” – as a result of which it got turned into a racist dogwhistle.
Labour really have been tone-deaf and clueless enough in their dealings with the media over the past few years that I’m perfectly willing to believe it’s (another) cock-up rather than a conspiracy.