There is no defence to Collins behaviour - the most troubling outcome is not that Key won't sack Collins - should National be re-elected against the background of all of this - that is the most disturbing outcome.
There is no morality in Politics – all that really matters now is the outcome of the election – Key’s position has changed from denial to one of, “So What” – he is taking a punt on getting away with “IT”.
That is where the game is now.
A better Master of Muppets clip:
John Key - the Master of Evil Muppets - the Evil Muppet Master.:
How scary - a book no less - good to see the might of the written word.
Slater, to me, has become the face to the true "mind", (an illustration of the core thinking), of John Key and his cabinet.
I haven't read the book and won't do it until this summer - the revelations and furore surrounding the book won't change my voting which won't be National - I would hope that swinging voters do not endorse this John Key National Government – they are really low and need to be gone. The boil needs to be lanced.
The links to the summary and the opinions of others help in understanding the mess - so thanks.
About 200 people attended the recent candidates debate in Epsom, yet on the same night a local primary school had a production and would have got well over 1,000. So the candidates really don’t know the electorate - NOT.
Not that it matters.
At what point do you lose your empathy, and stop seeing the people and only see the politics? It's sad.
I would not consider Slater ever saw the people or wider political issues - he seems to be all about power and hate.
For the Nats the response is cods wallop - however - the cod that Key and Collins have been walloping belongs to Whale Oil.
Wallop Wallop Wallop
The manner in which democracy is run and the business of government is conducted is such that neither are a servant of the people - Steven Joyce a pretty good reason for abolishing list MPs.
"No Future" for you Joe Public.
I don't think an elected government anywhere has bettered the betrayal of the electorate more than the Lange Douglas Government.
I remember before the election people who could moved money offshore in anticipation of the dollar dropping.
On the day I worked as a returning officer in Mangere - and that was a long day.
Then the obscene obsession with the stock market that followed as people bewildered themselves with the thought NZ would become the Switzerland of the South Pacific, the stock market rallied every time KZ whatever won a boat race.
On of the biggest election jokes was Richard Prebble - he saved us from having a rail network - then we had to buy it back.
1984 the start of the onset of complete BS as a policy position and the deregulation of absolutely everything – a climate that allowed financial market conmen and the dark side to prosper – Arise Lord Key.
Here we are today – Thanks but no thanks - as a significant % our GDP gets sent offshore and we struggle on.
On the basis that you roof is corruagated iron - With placing panels on your roof you have to be mindful of the spacing of the purlins - and it is best to put extra purlins around the area where the panels are to be installed to give support when the installers are walking around your roof and to enable the roof to hold the weight of the panels. The panels need to be sitting up of the roof to be efficient as shown in the youtube clip on the solar energy site.
If the panels follow the line of the roof what happens is that grim builds up behind the panel and as the rain in Auckland has an acidic ph value – this grime is acidic and will eat away the roof sheet – you will have holes that you can’t get to because you have a solar panel in the way.
If the panel is sitting up properly off the roof then the rain should wash away the grime – you should also give the area a soapy wash say every six months.
With the pipes that penetrate the roof sheet they need to be flashed out properly often you see several pipes coming through one rubber boot – this is wrong – the best option si to run all the smaller pipes through a large pipe /ducting arrangement that passes through one rubber boot – of the correct size – and that this should have skirt flashing.
This is what the future is going to look like – the solar panels are the roof.
For existing house the panels will become a lot lighter than the massive boxes that go up now.