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6 June 2017

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34 Comments

  1. Missy

     /  June 6, 2017

    DPF has posted this over at Kiwiblog. I can’t find the image on the internet, but if it is what it appears to be this is really low from Labour. It is officially authorised by the General Secretary, so Andrew Little should have to answer some questions on this.

    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2017/06/lying_losers.html

    • PDB

       /  June 6, 2017

      Bad and desperate if true. Can only hit Labour support.

    • PDB

       /  June 6, 2017

      Young Labour…

    • PDB

       /  June 6, 2017

      One definite lie in that, one (housing) debatable as to what Key could/should have done, the last a bit of a joke.

      *Health spending has gone up over time. Because Labour seems to think it should have gone up more (an opinion) doesn’t equate to money being taken out of health sector by Key. This is a massive misrepresentation.
      *Besides the fact the child poverty measurement is a load of tosh it is ironic when the recent budget supposedly lifts up to 50,000 kids out of poverty Labour vote against it!

  2. Zena

     /  June 6, 2017

    Looks like Whaleoil doesnt have the taste for another fight. There are clear signs they have removed things.

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/05/craig-v-slater-media-links/#comment-3318545572

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2017/06/craig-v-slater-day-17-media-roundup/ (as for the 2nd victim, etc)

    Clearly there have already been orders by the judge and they are covering there arses.

  3. Gezza

     /  June 6, 2017

    Bad form. I said I wouldn’t have voted him for a knighthood. But I watched a brief clip of part of probably a longer interview. With Jess Mutch I think. She asked him how he expected to be addressed now. “Just John”, he said. He went on to say, apparently in answer to a couple of other questions, that having brought knighthoods back it would have seemed a bit silly to accept an Honour without the title. Also, that he continues to take an interest in how the government is doing. When he hears Bill asked a question by media, he wonders how he would have answered it. When the Budget was announced, he sat down with a coffee & some popcorn & went over every page, wondering if it would be what he’d agree with. NZ has been good to him. Nobody is perfect. He feels satisfied that he did his best for his country. He has retired from politics now though, has plenty to do with appointments to Boards n things. Bill is his own man & he naturally wishes him & the country all the best.
    He looked relaxed & genuine. I changed my mind about the vote thing.

    • Blazer

       /  June 6, 2017

      He has mastered the art of looking. .relaxed and. ..genuine. .. the secret of his success.

      • Gezza

         /  June 6, 2017

        Yes, I know, Blazer. One thing I have learned well though, in my long, arduous working life in several different roles, working with many, many people – managers, staff, colleagues, contractors, Ministers, Private Secretaries, overseas officials, & groups of people of all kinds, including a stint as a union rep, is to read cues & body language, and to recognise the difference between a performance act and the real thing.

        • Blazer

           /  June 6, 2017

          So you have decided his performance is authentic?

          • Gezza

             /  June 6, 2017

            What I saw in that interview was, yes.

            • Blazer

               /  June 6, 2017

              So you believe the content of the budget was news to him.

            • PDB

               /  June 6, 2017

              The National party move on with a new PM & new finance minister so why would Key know anything about the budget?? Why would Key (being obviously very busy with other projects) want to know about/have anything to do with the budget? You’re barking up the wrong tree Blazer…….

            • Gezza

               /  June 6, 2017

              Replied below, went in wrong place Blazer.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  June 6, 2017

      Relaxed yes. Genuine, as in he believes what he is saying …perhaps. A politician with cajones in the trump mold. Light years away

      • Gezza

         /  June 6, 2017

        Such presumably XXL-sized cajones being recognisable by … ?

        • Conspiratoor

           /  June 6, 2017

          Surely you know the answer to this question G. How do you want me to serve it …Phal or Tindaloo

  4. Gezza

     /  June 6, 2017

    Don’t know Blazer, but I think so. He’s not some eminence grise for the National Government. Up at the rest home. Will check later for your answer to my question elsewhere re preferred party make up following September. Easiest thing to frag the officers. Organising the brigade for best chance of success in the campaign is a different matter.

    • Blazer

       /  June 6, 2017

      ’eminence grease’ more like.Key was shoulder tapped to become Nat leader and P.M…that is indisputable.A carefully contrived and promoted back story ,a fantastic P.R campaign and …voila.I cannot accept he is capable of …sincerity.A Lab/Greens /TOP team would be good.

      • PDB

         /  June 6, 2017

        With your track record of sniffing out the true story I think chances are you’re wrong again Blazer…….

        ……how’s the Chinese buyers pushing up NZ house prices narrative going for you and Labour?

        “Until now, the statistics have been based solely on tax residency, and have consistently shown that around 3 per cent of houses were sold to offshore tax residents.

        That data was criticised as “dodgy” by Labour because it excluded people on student or work visas.

        LINZ said that in the latest quarter, it was able to determine whether a buyer was a NZ resident or citizen in 87 per cent of 41,919 house sales.
        It said 82 per cent of house transfers involved one or more buyers with NZ citizenship or residency. It was not known what portion of these houses was owned by local or offshore buyers.

        Around 2 per cent of transfers involved no buyer with NZ citizenship or residency, though some of them had student or work visas.
        And 16 per cent of transfers involved businesses or corporate entities.

        “For almost all of these corporate/business entities all parties were New Zealand tax residents,” LINZ said.

        http://beta.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11867735

        • Blazer

           /  June 6, 2017

          key word in that misinformation…’resident’….try PERMANENT RESIDENT.!Its a replay of Vancouver no matter how much the Nats deny and …twist it.

          • PDB

             /  June 6, 2017

            Loving your ‘alternative facts’ – like Labour did you come across them in the phone book of Chinese-sounding names?

            • Blazer

               /  June 6, 2017

              twist,swerve,deny,obsfucate….same old,same ..old…the 4 point plan unveiled by Key in 2007…only TEN years ago to ensure NZ’ers become tenants in their own…country…arise..Sir..Honky Tonks.

  5. PDB

     /  June 6, 2017

  6. This is in Australia but it’s still interesting.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  June 6, 2017

      What is it with car salesmen? You would think there couldn’t be a car on the road that isn’t the subject of seething resentment by its owner.

      • Blazer

         /  June 6, 2017

        car salesmen is a default vote when this type of survey is…conducted.

        • Funnily enough I went around a few car yards yesterday with someone and the sales people (one was female) were all non-pushy, helpful, listened and backed off as soon as they realised they didn’t have the right vehicle.

          One did have the right vehicle and it was all sorted with a minimum of fuss and hassle.

          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  June 6, 2017

            Yes, can’t say I’ve ever had a problem with them, either. A bit strange really.

      • Gezza

         /  June 6, 2017

        I wondered if it was perhaps a hangover from the good old days when a 2nd hand, clapped out old English or American or Australian banger colloquially called a “2nd Hand Car” but in reality owned by half a dozen previous owners who had ripped the guts out of it would be regulaly foisted onto some poor fool with the story it was A1 & drove like a Roller.

        My experiences with the local car dealers over the years have been very good ones.

        But I suspect from Programmes like Fair Go there still plenty of shysters about in Aucks.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  June 6, 2017

      After a depressing exchange with the two resident beknighted ones I find it refreshingly uplifting to see my nearest and dearest featuring strongly in the top seven

      • Blazer

         /  June 6, 2017

        a school teacher or a …nurse….go with teacher.

        • Conspiratoor

           /  June 6, 2017

          Er no my dear old thing, I told them to get a career…