Farmers

Two wrongs don’t make a right, clean up all our water

One excuse that bludging ratbag farmers use for allowing their cows to shit in the rivers and waterways is that towns are discharging effluent too and so therefore under the kindergarten logic they use they should be allowed to continue to pollute our waterways.

Here is one such example.

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Bludging Farmers should pay the True Costs of Pollution

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So far no farmer or farmer representative has been willing to provide an un-edit post on why farmers should be given a free right to pollute.

To give some economic context to the nitrogen health issue, a high producing Canterbury dairy farm under irrigation leaches 130 kilograms of nitrogen for every hectare, every year. ¬† Read more »

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Mayor Miccio is at it again.

It looks like the ratbag Mayor of Nelson, Aldo Miccio, is donkey deep in some murky dealings and it is causing an outcry amongst the locals.

Nelson property developers and owners have poured scorn on the city council’s plans to sell prime space for a large retail development.

Other organisations and individuals are outraged and astonished at plans to sell Wakatu Square car park land to an Auckland developer for a new Farmers retail store at a “bargain rate”. They appeared in force at a hearing in Nelson yesterday which was marked by legal threats and calls to explain the haste over the deal.

Meanwhile, retail chain Farmers is fighting to keep the city on side as it does not want to see its best opportunity for growth in Nelson drowned by public reaction.

The council announced last month the proposed sale of 3056 square metres of land in Wakatu Square for a retail development by Auckland based developer Windermere Holdings for a new Farmers store.

The council weighed up four options, but proposes one: Selling the public land to Windermere for a Farmers store, at a price of just over $2 million based on rateable value.¬† Read more »

Typical Bloody Farmers

They whinge that we are having a drought, now they are whinging that the rain is falling in the wrong place.

The heavy downpours which have brought flooding to parts of Auckland and Wellington have not hit farming areas most desperate for rain, Federated Farmers says.

The wild weather left more than 1000 homes without power in Auckland last night, and the deluge reportedly blew out manhole covers on some Wellington roads.

But Federated Farmers adverse events spokeswoman Katie Milne said while the rain had broken the drought in most parts of the country, the exceptions were the areas which had been affected the longest.¬† Read more »

National Giving a hand out to bludging Farmers

New Zealand’s biggest bludgers, farmers, are on the bludge again and David Carter’s final gift to them is a $80m free water bludge.

Today, Primary Industries Minister David Carter announced $80 million will be invested in a new Crown company to act as a bridging investor for regional water infrastructure development.

The company will be a minority investor in any development project and the Government expects to consider the first proposal within the next twelve months.

‚ÄúNew Zealand naturally has plenty of water ‚Äď this is about managing the resources for the economy and the environment,‚ÄĚ says Minister Carter.

‚ÄúReliable irrigation represents a major step in unlocking economic potential for New Zealand, having our tradable sectors growing strongly, and delivering on the Government‚Äôs economic growth goals.‚ÄĚ

National is working hard to build an economy which is more competitive and productive. Find out more about our plan to build a stronger economy here.

Skeptics will wonder whether ROI will be considered when making investments, and if a loss is made who will be held responsible or if the government will just sweep losses under the carpet.

Funding farmers is a dumb thing for National to do because farmers¬†aren’t¬†swing voters, and after many decades of backing farmers New Zealand’s economy has gone consistently backwards.

Millionaire Bludgers Too Stupid To Play With Risk

We all know farmers are bludgers and whingers.

They are now complaining they are too stupid to understand basic contracts, despite most being multi-millionaires all capable of getting independent legal advice if their arms were long enough to reach into their deep pockets.

Some farmers say they relied on their banks – notably National Bank and Westpac – for advice and did not understand the true nature of the risks they were taking on, though the contracts they signed stated they did understand and that the banks owed them no fiduciary duties.

So either farmers are unsophisticated stupid accidentally wealthy ¬†bludgers needing laws to protect them from signing documents they are too dumb to understand, or they are successful “entrepreneurs” who are the backbone of the country…….still too dumb to get advice or read contracts before signing.

Next they will be wanting corporate welfare and bailouts…oh wait!

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“Devastated”…Stupid more like

Some silly tart is “devastated” that she lost an Employment Court case against Farmers:

A former Farmers’ employee is devastated after being fired for abusing staff discount privileges, and still denies she was in the wrong.

West Auckland resident Fae Osborne was sacked from her department manager role at LynnMall’s Farmers store after the company investigated claims she used her staff discount to buy items for a family member.

In a just released decision, the Employment Relations Authority ruled the department store was right in dismissing the employee, and denied Ms Osborne’s reinstatement and compensation claim of $30,000.

On February 11, 2010, Ms Osborne used her staff discount to buy four bottles of Brut body spray, a nightgown and a dressing gown, totalling $98.10.

Another department manager processed the sale and originally denied the purchase because Ms Osborne tried to use her father’s Eftpos card to pay for the goods.

Farmers’ employees can be sacked for buying goods on behalf of a friend or family, states company policy. Purchases for personal use or gifts for others are allowed.

Ms Osborne also “stashed” the heavily discounted clearance stock of Brut under a stand, in breach of company policy, said the report.

The company launched a formal investigation into the incident.

It considered the situation “sweethearting”, where employees use their staff discount card to buy goods for friends who have picked out the items.

Just over a month later, Ms Osborne was dismissed for breaching staff discount and holds’ policies, said the report.

She had been issued with a final written warning less than five months before the breach, causing her to move from the St Lukes store to the LynnMall store.

So she is “devastated” that she lost when she clearly breached company rules that¬†the¬†penalty for such a breach is dismissal? Not only that she is “devastated” about this event¬†despite¬†being warned and moved stores for the same offence previously.

I am “devastated” that the media takes the time to publish the words of a¬†congenitally¬†stupid person.