Posts by DexterX

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  • Hard News: Complaint and culture,

    The article asked for or supports a position for decent monitoring of perinatal outcomes.

    This is a fair enough call.

    With "births" the focus should be on seeing that the right thing happens the right way as regards the delivery to ensure the safety of mother and baby.

    Decent monitoring would provide vital feedback in improving birth services - allowibng a learning culture to be more developed where the right thing happens the right way.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1217 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Complaint and culture,

    Breast feeding or Bottle, what ever works at any given moment is fine.

    We found the Soy fromula was good for us espcially once she started crawling.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1217 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Complaint and culture, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    that fining people for pedantry is a bloody good idea.

    No it is not it is rather pedantic, fighting pedantry with pendandtry leads to further pendantry and is an obsessive complusion.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1217 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Is that it?, in reply to BenWilson,

    Maybe.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1217 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: 2011: The Year Of What?,

    Looking at the cover of that book Breaking Silence; Macina King looks whimsically content. Recreating the Mona Lisa portrait pose would have looked appropriate.

    If one were going to trouble oneself to read a book this would not be what one would select. I have no sympathy for Macina King or Chris Kahui they are both with out worth and seem to have adjusted well to being infamous.

    I am pleased for Arie; The courts guidance to the police was ignored - it took an age for the switch to flip and the light to come on..

    The matter had to be substantially played out in the court of public opinion – firstly with Arie as the public face of looting (because he looks “different” – likely a beating and a lack of sleep will do that to you) and secondly as a person with autism being processed by the criminal justice system on account of his being autistic. The matter resolved once the heat was taken out.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1217 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Is that it?, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Trouble is, he was not talking about his ilk.

    Onoe could add to the list - bond and capital markets without adequate regulation..

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1217 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Is that it?, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    With respect – many of these posts, to me, show a lack of an understanding of the nature of money and how the economy operates.

    Looking at the size of the money supply and the cash that is actually in circulation is a good place to start and the role of financial intermediaries (particularly in the GFC) is a good place to start.

    I feel that the "developed world" is at the outset of a period of economic stagnation that will endure for decades.

    The arbitrary wave of the socialist magic want is not going to make it go away.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1217 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Is that it?,

    Things to consider - if you are talking about wages and inflation - are that in addition to using interestes rate to feebly attempt to control inflation (and exchange rates) - the cost of labour - wages - is an essential part in regulating inflation .

    This aspect translates to the operation of Labour markets (in NZ) are vital in ensuring that wages (for the majority) don't keep pace with increases in living costs. The inequality in employment relation ships is vital to controlling inflation.

    Socially this aspect is dealt with by WFF where workers with out families fund tax refunds to workers with families to help them. It should be called working for other people's families.

    IMHO all recessions become a recession in wages.

    The food stamp card is a further nonsense and has quite dire wider social implications in regard to removing people's freedom and civil liberties. It is a beat up for election.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1217 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Is that it?, in reply to BenWilson,

    My favored solution is to legislate good capital management onto everyone. To quite literally force people to invest wisely in their own futures.

    This sits nicely alongside what the Nats are looking to do with the food stamp card.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1217 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Is that it?, in reply to DexterX,

    I must correct myslef it was Bart - it goes like this:

    Bart :"I am through with working. Working is for chumps."
    Homer :"Son, I'm proud of you. I was twice your age before I figured that out."

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1217 posts Report Reply

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