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Whale Week What Was

Steve Harris - Iron Maiden, Whale Oil Beef HookedSaturday started with a Face of the Day photo that was a bit hard to look at before breakfast.  Cam finds a Frenchman worthy of respect, and is pleased to find they aren’t all cheese eating surrender monkeysCount Jacques le Bel de Penguilly does have a poofy name though.  Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a play that Whale suggests David Farrar should review for his Womans Weekly blog.  Australia charges its second Catholic Priest for child sex crimes, and this blog continues to ask:  Why is New Zealand immune?  We’re either better than the rest of the world or we’re still covering it up.  Which is it, and why?   Sadly, another Cry Baby post where we highlight those who aren’t taking personal responsibility.  This time, people who booked on Jetstar had their flights cancelled are in the paper bleating they’ll never fly Jetstar again.  If only they knew this could happen, eh?  Sharing a public space is tough when the others are eating, playing music and talking on their phones.  Cam Slater throws in a joke about an ERO school inspector and Hekia Parata, and follows it up with a post where he reveals that politicians lie.  Yeah.  Why do women wear high heels?  It can get to the point of ridiculousness for sure. An interesting post showing that a Connecticut newspaper is still advertising guns right next to Sandy Hook School news.  That was followed by a post of dash cam footage from 1927 as well as dash cam footage of a plane crash last week.  Next a top drawer post about glow in the dark toilet paper and poop hand soap.  Only on WOBH.   An interesting BBC2 short about Gordon Buchanan turning himself potential into Polar Bear lunch leads a post about Iron Maiden showing Steve Harris wearing a Whale Oil Beef Hooked T-Shirt.  Perhaps we should avoid NZ Herald Stock tips:  Australian shares are hot apparently?  Especially those APN stocks.  Oh, and Fairfax stocks are doing just great as well.  And as we wind down towards the end of the Saturday, we have a post about a CK Stead letter in which he slams the Binnie report as having clear bias.   Read more »

Setting an example

Check out this CNN story about the CEO of  Japan Airlines, Haruka Nishimatsu, who gets paid less than the pilots and has ditched every one of his perks. He even stands in line at the cafetaria for lunch with his employees.

How big a cost blow out before you sack the C.E.O.?

$500k blowout due to ‘oversight’

Any rise on $500,000?

Budget BlowoutManagement oversight and lack of detailed financial reporting led to Venture Hawke’s Bay’s (VHB) unexpected deficit, Regional Council CEO Andrew Newman said.

The regional tourism organisation reported a $495,000 deficit to Hawke’s Bay Regional councillors last month.

VHB reserves could cover $250,000 of the deficit and the council was asked to use $250,000 from cash reserves to cover the rest of the deficit. Councillors asked for details about the organisation’s budget and spending before making any decision. Hawke’s Bay regional councillors will decide today how to cover the extra deficit.

How about the Regional Council start by sacking the CEO? Then start moving through the rest of the organisation.