Open Forum – Sunday

9 June 2019

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15 Comments

  1. Blazer

     /  9th June 2019

    another day ,another ANZ story…

    ANZ owned 24 per cent of AmBank and had three staff on AmBank’s board when Rutherford and another former ANZ executive were seconded to AmBank’s chief financial officer and chief risk officer roles.
    During her time at AmBank she went by the name Mandy Jean Simpson.
    In 2016 ANZ’s top brass were forced to explain to an Australian parliamentary inquiry ANZ’s alleged knowledge of more than US$1b flowing into the AmBank accounts of the Malaysian prime minister.’


    However, SBS reported that AmBank board members were briefed on multiple occasions of large transactions from an unknown source coming into the bank account of the prime minister.
    Rutherford’s LinkedIn profile says she was AmBank’s ANZ representative from May 2011 to May 2017.’

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/110524164/the-disappearing-act-of-mandy-rutherford-bnzs-chief-financial-officer-that-never-was

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  9th June 2019

      The story says the suspicious transactions were reported to AmBank’s Board. Suggests she did her job and responsibility lies higher up – as well as with the corrupt PM.

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      • Blazer

         /  9th June 2019

        you miss the point…as per..usual.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  9th June 2019

          John Key was somehow responsible?

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          • Blazer

             /  9th June 2019

            no he was not responsible…so saying, his background as a forex gambler,the ‘smiling assassin’ ,a serial liar as P.M makes him the ideal person to head a corporation like the ANZ.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  9th June 2019

            So I did get your point which as ever was just to indulge your political obsessions.

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            • Kitty Catkin

               /  9th June 2019

              …and to express envy of someone who made a great success of his life, Alan, you forgot that.

  2. Corky

     /  9th June 2019

    Looks like the war on cash has started. Police Minister Stuart Nash wants businesses to nark on gangbangers buying big ticket items with cash. What about ordinary folk like me? Last week I paid $3000 in cash for an electronic device. Will businesses owners be expected to differentiate between good and bad customers? Any businesses following the ministers advice and narking on gangsters, will taste the ‘hobbies’ sooner, rather than later.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/06/police-minister-wants-shop-owners-to-nark-on-gangs.html

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    • lurcher1948

       /  9th June 2019

      It appears you have the cash to pay me a BIGGER PENSION Corky….after my trip down to Hope Nelson to do agility any donations are gratefully received

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  9th June 2019

        I noticed that we were not told what the device was or why he paid cash for it.Or why he assumes that the people referred to are gang rapists when there is nothing to this effect in the article. I don’t know what tasting the hobbies means, if anything (nor am I interested)

        Lurch, if Pete would kindly act as postie, could you send me some jpeg photos of RED doing his thing ?

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      • Corky

         /  9th June 2019

        In your dreams, Lurchy. When it comes to getting a business owner to think seriously about
        a ‘special discount’ in my favour, pulling out three bundles of cash with the official bank band around each wad of a thousand dollars, usually does the trick. Nobs who use plastic will never understand that.

        Tell you what. Gives us your caravan number at the caravan park, and I may send you some letftovers from my meal tonight. No promises,though.😃

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  9th June 2019

          Bank notes are generally done up in bundles with rubber bands..

          The ‘cash discount’ is unlikely to be enormous in NZ; shopkeepers have to make a profit.

          Nobs who use plastic don’t run the risk of losing large amounts of money if they lose their wallets. There are ATMs everywhere from which we nobs can withdraw cash if we need it. I would never want to go back to the days of having to go to the bank for cash, that is long gone. There are still some luddites who haven’t moved into the c.21 as far as that sort of thing goes, of course, but these are a small minority of old people. Most people have been using eftpos for decades. ATMs have been around for more than 30 years, don’t have business hours and are far more numerous than banks.

          Do you still wear a dress when you go in to a shop to try to beat the price down ?

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  9th June 2019

            Any bank will give you an ATM/eftpos card. You will have to remember the pin (don’t write it on the card or use an obvious one) but once you have it, you can take money out of ATMs and buy things with it as you would with a cheque. It’s so much more convenient; you’ll never look back. I can’t imagine wanting to go back to the days when I had to go to a bank every time I wanted to make a withdrawal.

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  3. Blazer

     /  9th June 2019

    Capitalism is a system that seeks to transgress all boundaries in its production and sale of commodities, commodifying everything in existence, which today, in the age of monopoly-finance capital and surveillance capitalism, means intruding into every aspect of existence,” John Bellamy Foster told MPN.

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  4. Kitty Catkin

     /  9th June 2019

    Dickens died in 1870, and he wrote this about 1840, but some things don’t change.

    The egotistical couple have undergone every calamity, and experienced every pleasurable and painful sensation to which our nature is susceptible. You cannot by any possibility tell the egotistical coupleanything they don’t know or describe to them anything they have not felt. They have been everything but dead. Sometimes we are tempted to wish they had been even that, but only in our uncharitable moments which are few and far between.

    (he then goes on to give examples, all of which have their modern equivalents)

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