Posts by Lilith __

  • Capture: Sunrise City,

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    Rainbows are very red at sunset.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3598 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Sunrise City,

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    For balance, here is a sunset. My beautiful Otago coast. Yes, those are swimmers.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3598 posts Report Reply

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    I’m not big on sunrises [those who know me will know this is an understatement] but on occasion I’ll admit they’re worthwhile. An autumn dawn.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3598 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Buying a fight with democracy, in reply to Rob Salmond,

    Invoking Basil Fawlty at him seems in poor taste and bad faith.

    I’d say something similar about invoking the Nazi Party at me.

    This is getting very meta.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3598 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Buying a fight with democracy, in reply to Rob Salmond,

    Invoking the US Republican party as an equivalence to the NZ National party is effectively godwinning your own post.

    I'd put it differently. I'd say "Invoking Godwin's Law when nobody mentioned ze war is a good way to express moral outrage when you actually have nothing to say."

    I think what Bart means is that it's a specious and irrelevant connection to make. Invoking Basil Fawlty at him seems in poor taste and bad faith.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3598 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: House prices and the "Magic Money", in reply to Bart Janssen,

    All that together suggests that the market is not simply responding to a lack of supply but is instead responding to an increase in external buyers with external money.

    What bemuses me is that people seem weirdly resistant to that idea. I honestly don’t see anything surprising in the idea that offshore money would want to buy housing in New Zealand. As an explanation for the price rises it actually seems more logical to me than the constant insistence that supply is limited when it doesn’t take much driving around Auckland to see huge new increases in supply.

    What Bart said. Seems to me David's got strong evidence here. Is it being picked up by the media at all?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3598 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The CERA transition that no one…, in reply to Stephen Judd,

    Well said Stephen.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3598 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: House prices and the "Magic Money",

    David, thanks for doing this. It's a clever analysis that can't be turned into a racist dogwhistle. We need a lot more of this sort of thing.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3598 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Deep Dream: Looking at clouds, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Cerberal hemorrhage, or Doggy Strokes

    machinations of our mammalian cerebral corgitext

    Is this, or the houndbrain, the origin of fuzzy logic?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3598 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Protesting private prisons, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Thanks for the great post, John. Terrifying stuff.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3598 posts Report Reply

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