Posts by Luke Williamson

  • Hard News: "Meth contamination": the…,

    Excellent work Russell. Thank you for bringing some sense to this issue. The battle to out bad science is ongoing and it's great to see you and the scientists in this article doing their bit.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 288 posts Report Reply

  • Polity: Mike's minute: Mike's maths!,

    Just thank you Rob . . . thank you.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The media awards are dead –…,

    Well done Russell. I've donated lump sums in the past but an easy way to do a nice little drip feed would be good and a pleasure.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The media awards are dead –…, in reply to Eediot,

    He should be able to tap into some good sources. As long as the content isn't watered down.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Crowded houses,

    There is a battle of philosophies at work, as there always has been, and the JK and his party are basically "comfortable" with what is playing out. The market is at work and there are winners and losers. John's solution is to go into 2017 touting a programme of tax cuts and we can all guess where they will be weighted. What disturbs me most is the absence of a coherent alternative message, be it from Labour or Green or NZ First. I'm still looking for a party that stands for steady raising of the minimum wage, raising access age to super, increased taxes on wealthy, captial gains tax on housing or a wealth tax of some sort, and serious study of how a UBI/restructure of welfare in NZ could work. I had high hopes when Labour came out with free tertiary study policy early in the year but they appear to have stalled again and got into name calling with the PM. Give me a solid alternative I can vote for.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: How the years flew by ..., in reply to Paul Campbell,

    14.5% when I first took on a mortgage. The house of course only cost $156k.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: How the years flew by ..., in reply to Bart Janssen,

    And I guess we have a PM at the moment who is physically and philosohically more comfortable with rich people from overseas than poor people in NZ.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: How the years flew by ...,

    Oh and, BTW, what is the answer cos I'm not quite smart enough to work it out. Is it a combo of capital gains tax, intensification, more land made available? Or is there some other vital component required?

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: How the years flew by ...,

    And vote for what change? The Labour Party I love(d) and have voted for all my life are terrified of putting up any policy that might offend Auckland homeowners because it might make them unelectable. The Capital Gains policy that they rushed to jettison before/after the last election, would suddenly start looking like a proper policy response to what's going on, from a party that stuck to its guns despite it being unpopular at the time. But no, Labour are just left floundering on a sort of 'left' with nothing to say, other than 'John's flip flopping'. In other words, they stand for nothing other than being against John. It breaks my heart.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 288 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Bringing an order Auckland…, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Come on Russell, you already know the answer to that – repeat after me – lower rates, user pays, privatisation, business friendly.

    Warkworth • Since Oct 2007 • 288 posts Report Reply

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