Well yes, but I had a target in mind…. the Eden Park thread may be closer to the mark tho’
And Rich I wasnt only talking about how people die...numerically....
IBM would sell this knowledge to corporate customers with an interest in knowing what was about to happen before it actually happened.
Only stupid dicks in corporations need to pay for this kind of information
I was talking about something else but never mind....
There’s something about giving each other shit and waiting for the terrible jokes and complaining about the commentators that really bonds you with your friends.
just the usual unconscious most of the time innocuous social ingrouping/outgrouping kind of behaviour most of the country indulges in. Just occassionally someone loses their life because of it. Cue; wringing of hands, a little public mental anguish. Then back to doing it all over again.
I was heading off at the pass the argument that poverty is necessary to drive any usefulness out of people.
It would be probably much harder to find people to do unpleasant work.
Who's making that argument?
Its always hard to find people to clean toilets(for example) unless its well paid.
And has all this idle time been of benefit? That is open to question. A lot of dubious benefit has ensued from this "idle time" never forget that.
We sit here now, perhaps pissing advances made to "life styles" away.
It seems about time humanity pulled its collective head it, we arent alone on this planet, never forget. Just (it seems at times) alone in the universe. Only because we dont know how to communicate with other life forms.
Since the idle rich are where the lion’s share of the most important ideas, art, science and other high level goods have come from historically, it’s not like this would be a terrible thing.
Really? I would question your interpretation of history
This is beautiful and brilliant and it gives me much to think about.
aspects of someone’s life have been written about and published in a manner that I personally found a little uncomfortable.
That's your problem. Own it, or do something with it. Figuring out why you feel that might be a start.
Then there is Work & Income New Zealand.
Yes, there it sits that institutionalised insult to the wondrous human capacity to show compassion and care for our fellow beings. This is what should be driving us, our motivation to grow as a conscious species, not money or even worse that insult to us all "free markets". Even the current acronym seems calculated to insult the now called "clients" who must turn to it for financial help. And that is about the only kind of assistance it seems capable of doing, even then it is half hearted, begrudging. As if ready to be snatched away if you don't fulfil their "criteria" to the letter.
As our supposedly grown up society pushes us into ever narrowing, easily defined categories for ease of implementation of policy dreamed up by those whose only concern is to get themselves elected and thus strut the world stage displaying their cardboard cut out virtuousness for all to approve of. And as they despoil this planet, our birthplace and home.
It ranks up there with that other anachronism of an institution based in this capacity of ours. But now just sits like a relentless harpy fingers poised close to our collective purse. Yes you guessed it, organised religions. Once a place of refuge and salvation. Birthplace for outpouring of our finer thoughts and sentiments. Now a soothing salve for all kinds of lunacy, from mindless ravings, to the well off indulging their numb skullery and padding their nests with whatever luxury them deem necessary for a comfortable existence, while dropping 20 cents in the collection plate.
Yes I feel sympathy for such as Paul. Thank you Mr Herkt
Thanks sounds really (for want of a better expression) Cool!
Thanks Simon And contributions welcome great....
the big pop bands.
Whether supporting or opposing the draft plan, everyone is entitled to their opinion, even when they are wrong.
A fine sentiment, likely to misfire methinks.