The Gerry-built city…
We can only be thankful Mr Brownlee is not tasked with making decisions on the future of any of our other major cities. Oh, wait.
Meanwhile back in ‘the-City-in-the-clutches-of-the-Minister-of-the-Indefensible’ at least some citizens aren’t having a bar of it – it being the ludicrous notion of selling of a profitable asset to pay for assets we don’t want, don’t have a business or viability plan and traditionally operate at a large loss (an oversized Convention Centre and over ambitious extra stadium).
On my reckoning City Care (valued at approx 130 million) would return that one off gain to our coffers in a decade and a half (it’s been returning about $10 million in dividends annually)* – well before the city is anywhere near complete – and it will still need an infrastructure repair company that we shouldn’t have to pay an overseas company for every action it takes – Rates would still have to go up to cover the shortfall from lack of dividends – shallow and short term thinking – it’s as if Key and co don’t want us to have any control over our destiny…
surely that can’t be the case…
and I see we just had another 4.1 quake today
*I wonder how much of Bill English’s $100+ billion will be paid back in a decade and a half or will they still be crowing about making the interest payments (and they talk about student loan defaulters…)
spinning gold for straw people...
...backdowns are gold for political journalists.
I see Phil Kitchin has resigned from Paula Bennett's office
out of the groove...
Just frustrated I can’t buy a bunch of music even with ready money :)
I know, I don't have a credit card myself or paypal, there are virtually no record stores left - and I just noticed the last video/dvd store in our area closed this week.
That leaves the library for visuals - and I supposes you could get CDs out from the library and upload them (dodgy legal area) - but what happens when CDs aren't made any more - how will one get music at a library then...
Bloody modern world and all its 'improvements'...
Any other options out there?
Pretty sure Flying Out has digital sales of their releases and possibly of their imports as well...
the teach a man to fish analogy seems a bit of a stretch.
a bit pot/kettle
isn't there an angle along the lines of:
Give a person an inhaler and they'll
manage symptoms for as long supplies
- and suppliers - and cash last.
Teach a person to manage or tune their breathing
and they've a tool always on hand to use...
perhaps not in all situations or for all people, but...
Surely there’s room there to give information...
...in a sane universe perhaps, all information would be available for people to make choices - but where there are organisations,there are committees - which for good or bad means a diversity of opinion, usually resulting in people covering their asses as well as whatever bases they can, by whatever degree of consensus can be reached...
I'd imagine that Buteyko, is similar to aspects of the Alexander technique and yogic pranayama - we are nothing without breath.
begat by this one...
(swiped from Audioculture )
a tram runs through it...
They played a show at a long gone cinema (name escapes me) with the Bats ca 1993
Probably The Chchch Youth Centre in the old Cinerama (Mayfair) building in Worcester Street (originally Smith's Garage c1908) - Now part of Cathedral Junction