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  • Hard News: Long will be the lunches,

    Let me assure you I really do love the middle class. Of all the classes, it's one of my very favourites.
    In fact, some of your best friends are middle class? :)

    Well they were when we meet in high school.
    Now tho'.....they seem upper middle class, but are always complaining about not enough money. Or is that guarding the nest egg.
    They like to think working class now I suspect.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Meaning well with the money…,

    Currently we turn water into milk. That makes sense.

    Where's that sarcasm tag..........

    "We are decimating our fish stocks mainly with the help of the government"
    "And the government is just dying to mine in conservation areas."
    "........ our local bodies are fighting tooth and nail to stop renewable energy projects"
    "Fonterra desperately wants to allow foreigners to own them but have settled for a better solution in the meantime but one that opens up the possibility of the majority of it being owned by one very wealthy farmer"

    Self interest.... its quite a powerful motive.
    It seems to have a blinkering effect, and adverse outcomes in some circumstances. Funny that.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Meaning well with the money…,

    And now they are taking "reverse mortgages" as well to ensure that there is nothing left when they die. ban overseas land sales before we become a tenant nation.

    Do you know how a reverse mortgage works?
    And what the money is borrowed against? What are you, just pissed off at your parents?
    And sorry but most of us (the great mass of humanity) became tenants on this planet over the preceding millenia.
    So your pathetic bleetings are truly asinine.
    SCF was always going to fall, it was just a matter of when.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Creepy Party,

    Muldoon and his think big beggared this country. The reforms of the 1980's were only necessary because of the mess he left behind him, and who is the hated man?

    Not so sure about they were the only way to fix the mess.
    And I would say Muldoon and Douglas attract the same amount of opprobrium.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: John Roughan is Scared,

    Must just be me then, cause..this...

    If David saying the average consumption of petrol and diesel in this country is of the order of 9.something litres / 100km and the technology (ie cars and trucks) with a modern fleet can get it down the 4.5 L /100km,

    just seems to hit my ear better than .... this...

    Get rid of the gas guzzlers.

    Weird.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: John Roughan is Scared,

    Haywood had the answer. Get rid of the gas guzzlers.

    IIRC his answer was a bit more nuanced than that. Lets not upset the poor fellow by reducing his considered answers to slogans.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: John Roughan is Scared,

    Joyce on matters rail becomes very, very short-sighted.

    Not just him.
    Bennett on matters beneficiary.
    Tolley on matters education.
    Collins on matters criminal.
    Brownlee on matters resource.
    And Key on anything.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: John Roughan is Scared,

    Note how the sun moves across the sky and casts pretty shadows...

    The earth's rotation must be increased by 10x its present speed when they build that "interchange" for the shadows to move that quickly.
    They must have a hotline to the celestial bus/sun controller.
    Well one good thing, the working day will be over in a flash.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: John Roughan is Scared,

    One line mentioned as facing closure is Northland

    Nnnnnnoooooooooo...........sob ...sob.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1335 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: John Roughan is Scared,

    it was too unreliable, and you can't tolerate that when you have to get to work.
    Man, are you guys so not Italian :-)

    Or unaware of many of the best traditions of the working peoples

    And if an Italian is late for work it ain't the fault of their trains which, like most in Europe, are fabulous.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1335 posts Report Reply

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