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Forum: New Zealand
Sep 2nd 2017, 5:37 am
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By LoCarb

Re: 606 Empty Shoes

Yep, lack of jobs, poverty, drugs, you name it.

But start with well-paid, full-time employment as the cornerstone of a caring society... as it used to be.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2017, 10:36 pm
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

Who is talking about reusing them (well apart from op-shops that are always on the lookout for plastic bags).

I'm talking about re-manufacturing plastic shopping bags, the vast majority of which...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2017, 4:29 am
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

National to set up new commission to handle public-private partnerships

"Infrastructure spokesman Steven Joyce said PPPs were an effective way of building long-lasting infrastructure more quickly,...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 31st 2017, 9:54 pm
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

You are missing the point. They wouldn't be getting into the environment in the first place if they became a valuable resource.

People wouldn't throw them away if they knew they had a value.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 31st 2017, 8:06 am
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

Pretty sure he will go with National :thumbdown:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 31st 2017, 6:50 am
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

Put a government 5c refund on plastic bags then.

As a kid I used to get one or two pounds pocket money from collecting bottles at exhibitions at Earls Court :thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 31st 2017, 6:14 am
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

I can't be bothered with the Greens.

They worry about plastic bags while kids in South Auckland still get rheumatic fever. Go figure :(

https://twitter.com/jamespeshaw/status/903059525900541952
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2017, 9:32 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By LoCarb

Childhood diseases in the land of milk and poverty

Nothing seems to change!

Year after year the same depressing story.

Sometimes I'm ashamed I live in New Zealand :thumbdown:

And don't let the government say they can't afford to do...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2017, 9:13 pm
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

According to Stuff "'Jacinda effect' is the best thing to happen to New Zealand"

and

"Kiwis are interested in politics in a way we never were before "

So, our next PM?
But too young...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2017, 8:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By LoCarb

Re: Total Eclipse

Sorry. Don't graze the other paddocks :o

Not that there's a lot of grass here atm :starsmile:

Back to the election then.........:sneaky:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2017, 7:05 am
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By LoCarb

Re: Total Eclipse

Looks pretty much like there is something going on :unsure:

Texas hurricane + reports of a return to American Civil War?
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 28th 2017, 8:12 am
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

So, an income guarantee is going to make youth feel inclusive and worthwhile?

I don't think so...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 28th 2017, 7:42 am
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

All young people should have a job!

Blimey it's not that difficult!

All government departments used to take on cadets and train them into a useful career. No unemployed school leavers....ever!...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 28th 2017, 6:22 am
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

Latest statistics show New Zealand youth suicide rate is rising.

Things are going from bad to worse. :ohmy:

Ninety thousand under twenty-fives unemployed is an indictment on NZ's neoliberal...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 25th 2017, 6:21 am
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

Labour have rejected a PPP (private public partnership) for the new Dunedin hospital.

I live in hope for some MMT realism at last... :thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2017, 8:14 pm
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

Tinker tinker tinker. A little change here, a little change there.
All total bollocks.

No-one mentions the elephant in the room, the SURPLUS and how it impacts negatively on us (well us plebs...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2017, 6:42 am
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

Ha Ha :lol:
What were you expecting from a neoliberal party.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2017, 6:50 am
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By LoCarb

Re: Total Eclipse

The King is dead then (symbolically).

That's a relief :o

https://www.buzzfeed.com/terripous/heres-what-astrologers-have-to-say-about-the-eclipse?utm_term=.prXG4RxPj#.hoMjYOLqd
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 21st 2017, 10:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By LoCarb

Re: Professor Bill Mitchell Lecture

Bill Mitchell's take-down of Garth Morgan & The Opportunities Party:

When neo-liberal masquerades as anti-establishment

When neo-liberal masquerades as anti-establishment | Bill Mitchell –...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 21st 2017, 5:42 am
Replies: 0
Views: 652
Posted By LoCarb

How To Shoot Yourself In The Foot.

Popular young political leader gets the grumpy old-man treatment:

'Show you're more than lipstick on a pig'

TOP leader Gareth Morgan on Jacinda Ardern: 'Show you're more than lipstick on a pig'...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 20th 2017, 6:06 am
Replies: 146
Views: 10,771
Posted By LoCarb

Re: General Election NZ

Public-private partnership so the wealthy can make a profit from public services. :thumbdown:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 18th 2017, 5:37 am
Replies: 153
Views: 27,226
Posted By LoCarb

Re: Net migration hits new record

I'd have to agree that the economy is only firing on three cylinders and has been for a long time.

Bill Mitchel has an interesting graph that shows the growth gap.... where we would have been if...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 17th 2017, 9:56 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 27,226
Posted By LoCarb

Re: Net migration hits new record

Richard Murphy (UK) had a piece along these lines this morning:

The government is a key player in the economy...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 17th 2017, 9:01 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 27,226
Posted By LoCarb

Re: Net migration hits new record

Designed by National so they can keep saying that we have strong growth.

Most commentators are well aware of the smoke and mirrors GDP figures.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 16th 2017, 10:44 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By LoCarb

A message from Australians who look a bit foreign.

A message from Australians who look a bit foreign ;)


https://www.facebook.com/steven.hail.7/posts/10154846705322405
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