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This would be the same Kofi Annan whose personal assistant ordered Canadian Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire NOT to sieze shipments of machetes at the airport and NOT to interfeer in the following genocide and the same Kofi Annan who personally blocked General Dallaire from giving evidence at the investigation and refused to release the documents showing his office had full prior knowledge of the planned genocide of nearly 1 million people?
Watch closely while I give a crap about him trying to blame the weather for killing people. No one tops him in book of the recent history of mass killings thanks.
Some Genesis customers had long periods without power during the weekend when a computer glitch meant they could not top up their meters and the meter disconnected the power when the prepay was used up.
It was not the customers’ faults. A customer alleged being told to ‘Get Tough’ by Genesis staff and Genesis denied it which they seemed to have done ‘on principle’ without investigating.
In these circumstances Genesis should have swung into emergency mode and called out inspectors and electricians to bypass the affected meters. IMO Gerry should give Genesis one almighty kick in the backside. Genesis’ handling of the situation is just not on.
trout … on the one hand I agree with Gareth Morgan … and on the other hand I think about how he owns a funds management business, Gareth Morgan Investments, which would stand to pick up hundreds of millions of dollars worth of assets from such a move.
Of all the participants in the funds management business Gareth is probably the one that least needs the money. And as he says his busines has to compete in the market place for clients. My own Kiwisaver account is managed by GMI and I have no complaints.
The main threat to National Superanuiation is the mind set of selfish folk ignoring their responsibilities to look after those without. Forgetting that the less folk have the less they spend on keeping the ecconomy going. The aged are unlikely to save anything they get since they have barely enough to live on so it all returns into the ecconomy.
Another issue is why is the government borrowing so much when it has the Super Fund .. I’m not suggesting an immediate sale of assests which would depress returns but at least a gradual sale when good prices could be obtained. One shouldn’t borrow to progress the fund neither should one borrow to maintain the fund. Unless anybody can come up with figures to show the loss from selling is considerably greater than holding on to a limited fund as it is now.
Although it has only just occured, (and is probably as a result of extreme air turbulence aka a thunderstorm of large proportions) , any bets on the length of time it will take before, someone, somewhere, makes the inevitable associtation between the unsolved ‘disappearance’ (after all another airliner -Avro Tudor IV ‘Star Tiger’ disappeared in the same vicinity) and the Bermuda Triangle? And that they will be American?
Slave labour does have financial benefits.
As does forced seizure of property, bulldozing of housing without buying them first , just to make way for a factory.
very caring and loving and looking after the small guy, these communist and socialists countries.
Just have a look at how South Koreans cannot wait to nip into North Korea and share in the poverty and misery.
You crack me up. The people live in abject poverty, and you show the dictator’s house as an example how good it is?
Go and read the article and you will really see what a lovely man or thing really il is. Chemical warfare, nuclear tests and palatial mansions. Wow. Sometimes the hand posts faster than the eyes read hey MNJ?
If you are too lazy to read it MNJ then let me post it for you and you can tell us all how this actually underscores your support of the North Korean regime… (and now we will hear the squeals, “I dont , I dont” yea right.)
“Among the most notable findings is the site of mass graves created in the 1990s following a famine that the UN estimates killed about 2 million people.
“Graves cover entire mountains,” Melvin said.
Also visible is the stark contrast between the living conditions of North Korea’s elite and the general population.
The palaces housing dictator Kim Jong Il and his inner circle, clearly shown on the maps, contain Olympic-size swimming pools with giant waterslides and golf courses.
Conversely, much of North Korea’s population is reliant on foreign food aid, ironic given the authoritarian regime is built around the ideology of self-reliance.
Analysing the satellite maps allowed Melvin to plot the country’s transport and electricity network, revealing that many towns have no power supply at all.
Melvin and his team also believe they have discovered the Vinalon complex that has been connected with chemical warfare experiments.”
Riveting stuff is it not MNJ.
2 million starve while KJI plays on a water slide.
Wow and NZ was stupid enough to get rid of Helen? What were they thinking?!? Just think another nine years and NZ could have had a great palace like that as well.