Posts by andin

  • Hard News: They want to blow it all up, in reply to Neil,

    Pinker

    I get the feeling we are on one of those downwards jags of a plotted graph line so loved by scientists et al to show how we are generally improving in some way or other.

    They may look small on the graph and while the general trend indicated may be upward some of those down jags can last most a persons lifetime..

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1697 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Radio With…, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    having carpet on the dance floor was kinda spec!

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1697 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Littering!,

    a bill whose sole purpose is to change a “$400” to a “$1000” in one section of the Litter Act.

    All it will do will piss off a lot people who will then cry its PC culture gone mad.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1697 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Housing NZ keeps digging the…, in reply to Martin Nicholls,

    , the Auckland Council had enforced one of its bylaws requiring landlords found to have ‘excessive’ meth readings to undertake decontamination or face prosecution,

    So they pay for the meth test but get compensation for the unnecessary work carried at ACC behest.
    But those at fault cant be allowed to carry on just using the "Well it was policy back then'' defence.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1697 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Housing NZ keeps digging the…,

    The gentleman I refer to above is a property manager so that colours his perception completely, and he's never done anything illegal or immoral in his life judging by his rhetoric> Yeah right!

    When are media outlets going to grow some backbone, stop getting dicks like Faulkner to just give their opinion and maybe talk to those affected by this cock up.
    Tenants. Heard of them ? hmm
    C'mon media lift your game.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1697 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Housing NZ keeps digging the…, in reply to Martin Nicholls,

    self-reflection

    This gentleman managed to do that for most of the piece then goes kinda lynch mob when addressing the idea that tenants might get compensation.
    ...they were engaged in an illegal activity Ferchrissakes! suck it losers!
    or words to that effect...

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1697 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We are, at last, navigating…, in reply to Neil,

    multi-agency

    govts are making it more complex?Is that what your saying?

    prelude to further state intervention.

    Why intervention?
    To make sure they are worthy of a house?
    I know some think they have the right to vet everything anyone else does especially if they rely on the state for anything. Its called being self righteous. That is the sort of opinion that needs to be ignored not glorified

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1697 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We are, at last, navigating…, in reply to Neil,

    our social welfare institutions are being tasked with more complex situations at the same time institutions are becoming more risk averse –

    Just maybe more variables not adding much to the complexity and surely able enough to be coped with. Risk aversion probably played a greater part, what with accountants looking over your shoulder counting pennies.
    But FFS ages ago we got rid of monarchs when their unholy alliance with the church caused more suffering than they could hide.
    But what are we stuck with now, a satanic alliance between govt, business and the financial worlds? How much will they hide to make themselves look good? And how long will people have to put up with it?

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1697 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The miserable archive,

    Theres one question I’d like to ask, but will never get an honest answer, from all those on the govt side during this debacle. They obviously mistakenly thought they were dealing with monkeys, the arrogance just drips off them.

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1697 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The miserable archive,

    Key was a surfer on the human wave.

    Thats him 2nd from the right

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1697 posts Report Reply

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