Posts by DeepRed

  • Hard News: This. Is. Crazy., in reply to Russell Brown,

    Oh, that crowd went through the P thing years ago. No one ever tests stately villas for meth.

    NB: Not joking. That happened.

    So it's just like the American War on Drugs focusing on pot smoking homies instead of powder-snorting stockbrokers?

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  • Hard News: This. Is. Crazy.,

    And another Machiavellian thought on the housing crisis/bubble: how easy would it be to introduce P and cocaine to Auckland's hyperclasses? Then sit back and watch the evictions in the leafy areas.

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

    If Mad Mike were to emigrate because a change of government would 'over-tax' him, I say he'll have done his civic duty. Though I'm not sure any other country would want him.

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

    Any idea how many houses Mad Mike owns?

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  • Hard News: This. Is. Crazy.,

    All this calls for a mass occupation moment or two.

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  • Speaker: Confessions of an Uber Driver…,

    Just when you thought the Uber CEO's rent-seeking was as bad as it got, along comes Rentberry.

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

    'Grats.

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  • Hard News: Crowded houses, in reply to izogi,

    People start looking for excuses to claim that they never really liked that guy anyway. Every scandal from the last 5+ years will get an airing, but of course the alternative at the time was so much dreadfully worse, and so that justified voting and expressing support as people did.

    Just like with Rob Muldoon.

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  • Hard News: Crowded houses, in reply to John Farrell,

    There's a thought - perhaps the government is expecting a burst, and they are positioning themselves to avoid blame when it happens.

    If a bubble burst really is impending, I wager it'd be far too big to spin for whoever's in power. Either those who think "our PM is a great guy to drink with" will realise the whole house of cards for what it is... or they'll sink further into denial and go a little bit Trump.

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  • Hard News: Crowded houses, in reply to Marc C,

    I took a voluntary pay cut in order to qualify for a Community Services Card, so that treatment for a rare dental condition wouldn't break the bank. It also qualified me for the Accommodation Supplement, not because I want it, but because it's the least worst solution in the circumstances. In each case I got decent treatment because of the very fact I was in work. Even then, WINZ is more like a police interrogation room for many others, and it need not be like that.

    Personally, my biggest issue right now is the future of work, the prospect of jobs like mine being Internet-ted into obsolescence, and the new jobs having no pathways except "who you know".

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