Comment of the Day

It was a close run thing today…we had abuse from union scum:

slater you’re a weak balled fat turd doing the nat parties hachet work with yr closet partner david farrar

From Owl about the parlous financial state of Helen Kelly’s CTU:

The CTU Financial Accounts for 2011 show that they lost $114k after tax for 2010 and 2011.

It is hard to decipher at this stage but there is large funding by the Department of Labour and ACC for projects in their P & L.

The Health and Safety project looks like they received nearly $1.5m in revenue over the last two years. The notes to the accounts reference Dept of Labour and ACC.

Thankfully the accounts have good descriptions so will be able to analyse later.

So the point is?

Three Union’s NZCTU, Unite (2010) and MUNZ have reported combined losses of $800k in the 24 months prior to their 2011 Balance dates.

So here is the question and it is a business one?

Any business that records losses needs to at some stage re-structure.

At what point does this re-structuring start and who will get affected? I guess the argument would be that the Unions need to be efficient, live within their means and be competitive.

Does sound like what most businesses do on a daily basis or am I just so wrong!

But the stand out best comment was from Travdog:

I used to work for Higgins Contractors on night shift. Shifts varied 4 hours to 16/17 hour night shifts, sometimes in rain. No, not sitting in a cosy crane /straddle cab, WORKING in it. I got paid nothing close to these ungrateful arseholes, they need to grow some balls and harden the fuck up. Dairy farmed in Southland for 10 years working in snow/rain from 3am to 6-7 pm. Never in my life have I come across such a spineless, sissy, softcock, whingeing bunch of cunts as the striking wharfies.

It angers me these gaggle of bitches call themselves men, what an utter fucking disgrace. Hard done by my left testicle, these pricks don’t know how cushy they had it.

How sad it is to see such a manly job become so feminised.

No wonder they wanted time off to shop with the missus.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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