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Just to make it clear, I’m not accusing David of anything here, but I suspect the reader sending them through is politically connected somehow. Amateurs just don’t have that sort of archive material or professional video editing skills.
3-coil, I’ve no doubt there are plenty of amateur video producers on the net – I’ve actually just received one today that I plan to put up in the next day or two. What rouses my suspicion is when I see a professionally produced video like this with professional cuts and a flawless sound mix, based largely on archive material inaccessible to most ordinary people.
Oh come on people … , you really think the whole of NZ is populated by the brain-dead, or anyone who can handle a bit of technology must be ‘educated’ like what you are, and if they are ‘educated’ and anti-Labour ergo they must be in the pay of the National Party? whoo that’s a frighteneing place to be isn;t it? Or are you merely judging everyone else by your own standards? ? Anyway, you should be grateful it surely must save the EPMU a few bucks to have someone else endorsing a promotion for tax cuts… You really should be pleased. By the way, how is the ‘coup’ going in the Labour Party ranks? Any progress, Tane? (Oh Yeah, like they’d tell you)… http://monkeyswithtypewriter.blogspot.com/2008/04/et-tu-andrew.html
Labour is indeed flipping and flopping. Which is hardly surprising because this vicious downturn is highlighting their absolute lack of knowledge and experience in the world of generating income. They have no idea, so now flap around like a stranded fish out of water making lots of splashes and noise but achieving nothing.
Back to Labour flipflops on tax cuts. The problem is THIS. Mikhail Kullen is OPPOSED to tax cuts with every fibre of his miserable being. The rest of the Cabinet sees the polls, pushes for something to be done. The uneasy stand-off is compounded by the fact that no-one at all in the caucus is finance-ministerial material, including Kullen himself. Who else wants his job? MALLARD?????????????????????? BWAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tanes not really a paranoid schizophrenic, he really KNOWS that this clip was put together at the EBs new recording studio that they just bought for $5M of “rich pricks” cash.
He’s got Hagar going through the trash bins now looking for the evidence so just give him a chance team to present the proof once its been cobbled up. Could this be the missing “neutron bomb” liarbore has been preparing?
Tane: Murray, not at all. Only when I see a professionally produced video like this with professional cuts and a flawless sound mix, based largely on archive material inaccessible to most ordinary people.
Tane, have a look at this. That video has professional cuts. You forget we live in a world of media consumption and with computers and readily available video editing software anybody can put together something descent. Heck, the guys I play games with do a better job than this lot did and they’re absolute amateurs, enjoying a hobby.
If you want to look at naughty use of materials, you might want to call up the people at the Standard. They were involved in a hosting provision story with the Labour Party that came to light a few months ago. It even made the national news as their hollow scams were exposed.
Reality is – the message bites a bit closer to home. Your best answer has to be to obfuscate away from the very real issue presented here and attempt to smear yet another person who simply put together a good video.
Move away from the smear politics. Start dealing with issues.
On second thought, there are many examples of people refusing to get into a debate on the premise that the issues are ‘too complex’ for otheres to grasp, and often that premise is held by some of our buddies on the left. So perhaps you do believe NZ is populated by the brain-dead…
Yes Tane, I appear to know more about the coup than you sdo. That’s because either you aren’t important enough to be kept in the loop, or lack the imagination to realise that anyone with two brain-cells to rub together will be plotting life in The Labour Party post the next election……
It’s fitting the unprincipled prick sees the issue as one of a struggle for power, which he gives away toward the end. It’s certainly not about revenue as he claims earlier: tax cuts generate increased revenue for Treasury. Nope, it’s about power in his mind. That’ll be why he has no argument for the principle of giving back to people the money they have earned. This uppity git thinks it’s all about him vs. the Big Bad Rich Prick Monster. It’s a warped perception of the enemy (in reality, these are the products of their own materialistic view of the world–their Rich Prick opposites) that so radicalises the left.
No, actually it’s about people deciding for themselves how to spend their money vs. a government that is so poor at providing services that it all of a sudden needs the 10 billion dollar surplus that fell in its lap. How fortunate!! Or is it just that we can’t have rich pricks (i.e. Ordinary Kiwis) generating all that wealth and it not being brought under the heal of government.
One thing that still gets my goat MASSIVELY re Cullen and tax cuts is his idea that somehow the money belongs to him/the state and that we are merely subjects awaiting our handouts. This is evidenced by;
1. Cullen’s constant reference to tax cuts as a ‘cost’. Since when is a reduction in income a cost? Tax cuts are not a cost because it is not Cullen’s money in the first place to ‘spend’ on tax cuts.
2. Cullen and others’ references to tax cuts as a ‘dividend’. Get a brain Cullen – we are not part of some large state entity from which you deign to issue a dividend. Get some perspective Cullen. Pretty much impossible I know when you have NEVER had to actually generate a dollar yourself.
Both the above, imho, highlight very clearly Cullen’s other-planet mindset. The sooner that mindset goes the better for everyone.
More tax cut hysteria. I guess this is the part where I post some facts, and the kiwiblog right yells hysterically at mr for doing so. So here we go – this is how much the filthy liarbore communists are taxing you compared to all other comparable countries.
More tax cut hysteria. I guess this is the part where I post some facts, and the kiwiblog right yells hysterically at mr for doing so. So here we go – this is how much the filthy liarbore communists are taxing you compared to all other comparable countries:
Looks like Kiwiblog isn’t liking links at the moment – but according to the OECD, NZ has the 3rd lowest tax rate out of the 27 OECD countries when it comes to “mean personal tax as a percentage of income”. Maybe Cullen knows this and doesn’t really want to cut taxes because it’s unnecessary and fiscally irresponsible. Yet the steady “tax cut” drum beat from National and the main-stream media has forced his hand on it – in the electoral sense he now can’t afford to not cut taxes – thus the “flip-flops”.
Other more intriguing flip-flops (actually lies) come from John Key. i.e.
1) Flip: “We should send troops to Iraq” – flop, “I’ve always said that we shouldn’t send troops to Iraq”
2) Flip “I’m not convinced that global warming is a problem” – flop, “I’ve always been a firm believer in climate change”
3) Flip “I never “opened” that email from the exclusive brethren” – flop, “Stolen emails”.
Confused is the latest excuse these days, isn’t it. And according to certain people, roger, an acceptable one.
I will explain away Key, when you can explain away flip flops on “promised” budgeted tax cuts. Particularly when that promise comes pre-election and the reneg comes after. Where you get off pointing at the credibility of Key when your own bunny has no room to talk.
‘Climate change’ is a much more accurate term than ‘global warming’ because the effects of the warming can be varied e.g. more rain in some areas, less in others. Climate is complicated, whereas as ‘warming’ is very simplistic.
If we have a tax free threshold AND allow income splitting we won’t need WFF at all. What are the chances of Labour doing anything that reduces peoples dependency on the state ?
I think you have nailed it 100% – The command and control party simply don’t want us voting on real issues because we are too busy voting for the selfish reasons that their targeted policies make us vote for.
Climate change’ is a much more accurate term than ‘global warming’ because the effects of the warming can be varied e.g. more rain in some areas, less in others. Climate is complicated, whereas as ‘warming’ is very simplistic.
Nonsense, Climate Change has been selected as the phrase by the cultists as it can be used no matter what the climate is doing.
No you don’t petey…. the change was a deliberate marketing ploy to cover what the climate does best….ie change.
But please make it so, my carbon trading plans are coming on a treat.
We need firm legislation so we can start separating the punters from their money.
Notice the lack of real legislation and the lack of money changing hands…..some cynical bastards in the commodities trading area think …and I know this may be unimaginable….Hulun doesn’t want any of it to impact the real NZ economy.
Did anyone check out Rogernome’s link? The link shows we are lacking far behind most countries in terms of corporate tax. The explanation explains the tax rate is worked out as a percentage of labour costs. How can this be a valid way to compare tax rates? Every economy is different. Not to mention the misleading way the graph is presented…….