The Civilian has a post about the Green’s flip flop on printing money willy-nilly. I’m not sure it is satire, it seems very accurate.
Green Party co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei have admitted today that their policy of printing fake money and using it to pay for things was “not our best idea,” though they did believe it was “certainly up there.”
While the co-leaders said they were disappointed that the police had caught them attempting to purchase seven truckloads of Pink Batts with forged notes, they acknowledged that it was “time to give it up” and “move onto something else.”
For half a year now, under the direction of Norman, the Green Party has been forging counterfeit money and using it to purchase things as part of what it calls a “quantitative easing” scheme to help alleviate the cost of the Christchurch rebuild and bring down the New Zealand dollar. Read more »
It certainly looks like someone has leaked Labour’s internal polling to the Herald cartoonist.
Numbers starting with two aren’t much fun and certainly explains the panic and leaking going on from within Labour.
The Green/Labour bloc manufactured a manufacturing crisis and on Monday thy released their “report” in the matter. It was more of a strategic withdrawal after figures and statistics proved they had manufactured the crisis and that manufacturing is in fact on the rise.
Another report also pours scorn on the Green/Labour bloc’s manufactured crisis.
Another survey has dented claims by Opposition political parties that New Zealand’s exporting manufacturing industries are in a state of crisis.
Labour leader David Shearer and economic development spokesman David Clark were hot on the case yesterday, claiming the Government had its head buried when it came to the state of the manufacturing industries.
However, the annual DHL Export Barometer – which canvassed 277 firms in the manufacturing, agriculture, tourism and professional services sectors – found 59% of companies were confident export orders would increase in the next 12 months, up from the record low of 51% in last year’s survey.
Fifty-four percent of exporters were expecting profitability to rise over the same period, despite the strong currency. Read more »
This woman is so blindingly stupid she should be locked up to protect others. I bet she votes Green.
Naveena Shine, the Eastside woman testing whether she could live just on sunshine, is calling it quits Wednesday, on what would be Day No. 47, after losing 20 percent of her body weight.
After dropping about 20 percent of her body weight, Naveena Shine, the 65-year-old Eastside woman who got worldwide publicity for trying to live on just light and no food, is calling it quits with her grand experiment.
Monday was Day No. 45 of no food, just water and tea “with a splash of milk.”
Shine had dropped to 126 pounds from her original weight of 159 pounds on her 5-foot, 4-inch frame.
She says she’s quitting on Wednesday in part because she’s run out of money, and in part because of the public reaction. Read more »
Policy Parrot says:
Len Brown has been stating off and on over the last few months that we – the people of Auckand – don’t want our city Auckland to sprawl and and become like Los Angeles.
His words ‘we don’t want Los Angeles sprawl’.
That has made this parrot laugh hysterically and fall of one’s perch because Auckland will NEVER become a city sprawled like Los Angeles.
Does Len even know how big our little wee city is?
The answer is – very small. A gnats arse if we are frank with ourselves. Comparably to other cities in the world our city is one of the smallest.
Auckland is 580 sq km. It is the 178th largest city in the world by area land mass. Even Adelaide is bigger at 729 sq km.
Sydney – our nearest international comparison – is 1687 sq km and is ranked 25th. Sydney is 3.5 times bigger. Read more »