They’ve already BEEN rogered by making people pay them full rates fewer of them can now get jobs.
As always communists (masquerading as “environmentalists”) are only interested in appearances rather than reality because if they had to deal with their unintended consequences resulting in a negative impact of their desire to create a Marxist utopia their little heads would pop.
Thats way univeristy enrolments are up with teenies who have never had a job, can’t get a job and have already blown arse in teh first week of actual study they’ve ever experienced.
BTW they’re not young workers, they’re young UNEMPLOYED. Well bloody done again.
mickyslow – how many Liarbour MP’s appeared in the District Court docks under the Klarkula Absolute Power Regime Of Feminazi Clits and Angry Trevor sods? Fat Phil, Mallard Flapper, Drunk Ruth etc….etc….!
Exploitation of our females and our young is a time honoured tradition of western males. It’s good to see, for those who like to retain our traditions, the continued support for such practices on Kiwiblog.
Ministerial Limos – beginning of the end? Phil Goff has decided that Ministerial limos are too expensive to use (as Opposition Leader he has use of them on the same basis as Ministers). If he cuts down this is likely to push up the charge-out rates up even higher. Ministers might start following suit leaving only the PM and High Court judges using limos. Phil considers that the chargeout rates are over the top, but they seem what is necessary to fund the service. There seems no easy answer unless Ministerial Services ‘bulk funds’ the limos and deliberately does not keep statistics on use by individual ministers.
Anyway, this is a serious gripe, non-ideological so you funny rabid rightists (who over on Fox News would largely be the looney left!) can just settle down.
What is it with these power price rises based on paying for future power stations, which may or may not be eventually built? Since when do consumers pay in advance for the privilege of a risk taking venture like building a power generation plant?
When I was an industrialist, investing in reasonably heavy and expensive machinery to produce my widgets, I didn’t go to my customers and say I have to charge you more so I can buy more machines. I purchased the machines on the basis that I was buying a depreciable asset that will earn me an income at acceptable rate of return on the capital employed.
So why can’t our power companies, say, issue shares, or borrow funds on the local and/or international markets, or retain dividends, or all three, to invest in future growth, and back themselves to attract enough customers to make it a rewarding venture?
Tense stuff going down in Turkey, the seat of the once great Ottoman Empire. Senior army staff are being detained in an attempt to forestall the inevitable coup that the army pulls off regularly.
The governing party is Islamist based, although quite secular in its policies, and has had to tiptoe around the recurrent threat from the generals. If this is really the end of the power of the generals in the public domain, it’s good news for the people of Turkey and Europe as a whole.
On the other hand, if the governing party has overplayed its hand, look forward to the return of the generals and a more pro-US and militaristic stance. The Kurds will be watching with non-detached interest, as the generals traditionally murder them for Sunday sport.
Following three-hour talks with Turkish Gen. Ilker Basbug and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President Abdullah Gul said a row between the Islam-based government and the secular military would be solved “within the framework of the constitution,” Reuters reported Feb. 25. He said parties involved need to act responsibly. Erdogan, who said there were no plans for a snap poll, said the meeting went well; Basbug did not immediately comment.
February 26th, 2010 at 9:34 am
LUC..what is your view on “Dowry” killings ?.
I don’t know about Luc, but I think that marriages should be subject to the free market and if the dowry doesn’t measure up, then the wronged party should seek restitution. They were giving the life of their son to his wife, if she fails to please, then she should give her life. Keep the government out of private arrangements and private property.
Murray>For their own good young people are better off not having any jobs according the socialist hysteria brigade.
Across the Tasman, the Labor Government introduced a lot of new work-related regulations in order to reward their union backers. One of the regulations enforces a minimum number of hours work. Unfortunately this means that a lot of high school students who want to do a couple of hours retail or other part time employment each day after school now find their jobs are illegal and are being laid off in large numbers.
Still… better a hundred young people lose their jobs than a union lose a single member.
Ilargi: When on any given morning you see consecutive headlines that read
1. “US bank lending falls at the fastest rate in history”,
2. “Lending to British businesses falls at record pace”,
3. “UK mortgage lending falls to 10-year low “,
4. ”Shock as British deficit equals that of Greece” and
5. “Britain posts first deficit for January since records began”
Luc @ 8:46 … You’re not necessarily missing anything.
It’s quite right, in economic terms, that you will only commit to build your next power plant when you know you can sell the electricity it generates for more than it costs you to generate that electricity. So if the power from your planned power plant costs 10c/kWhr to produce, and 4c/kWhr to transmit, then you won’t build the plant until you know you can sell the plant for 14c/kWhr.
The fly in the ointment is the way that the electricity market works off a clearing price, where all of the electricity produced in a 30min block is “sold” at the same price. So while the 10c/kWhr might be the right clearing price for your latest plant … it might be pretty racey profits for a hydro plant which might generate electricity at a cost of just 5c/kWhr.
So the economics are sensible on a powerplant-by-powerplant basis … but they get skewy on an industry basis.
This is not a comment. I wonder if someone more computer savvy than me can help me. I use skype mainly for contact with family members. I take still photos and put them into a picture file. What I would like to know is can segments of video be recorded? I can’t find any mention of it in Help topics.
Perhaps a bit cutting – but only to those who may have an open marriage or promiscuous lifestyle.
I did qualify it with a ‘may’.
And perhaps I did lower myself to the level from which I feel you often attack primarily me (but other Christians too) and my beliefs. But on reflection I may have been a bit uncharitable – and on that basis I’m happy to apologise.
If you want to disagree with my beliefs that’s fine, and to be expected, but when you attack my character and denigrade my faith and my God then I guess you have to expect to bring the worst out in people, as you did in me, and they end up attacking you in response.
I would encourage you to look at yourself in this regard, and perhaps consider that other individuals are due an apology from you (not necessarily me) as well.
And am I really dealing with Billy Borker and/or MyNameIsJack?
I see he is referred to as non-PC. The funny thing is, depending on your definition of PC, which I define as giving primary consideration to those who adhere to the prevailing consensus, Henry is as PC as they come.
It’s actually very PC to ridicule people with a difference, or people(s) who are different, or the unfortunates on welfare, etc etc.
Just look at the goons on Kiwiblog! Surely his biggest fans!
With Henry, one wonders just what psychological illness the front of ego and bravado actually hides.
And for those who doubt me, think on this: would any non-Fox News mimic attract the same audience? You know, with boring stuff like politeness and the promoting of information over ignorance.
Henry was once excellent, when he was on Radio Pacific or whatever it was before becoming Radio Live. He was more pertinent than blunt and showed considerable passion in pushing to get answers to what he thought the audience should know. Television seems to have spoiled him, and what he tries to present now as humour is rather dull and formulaic, like: make a remark, let people run on with saying something else and then drop an addition to the earlier remark back into the patter – can be funny but not when it is pushed again and again. But his holiday is about as likely to have changed him as Harawira’s sidelining changed him.
Marxist Communist Social Democrat Progressive Red Commie Leftist. all the same. Control freaks with an obsession to use government to promote their ideology and simultaneously possessed of the fucked in the head belief that they should have uncontrolled access to everybody else’s money. Now you’ve been told. So fuck off and don’t ask again.
Google has got nothing on the twits, sorry, twists and turns of the fevered minds of Kiwiblog’s most rabid – consider yourself included.
I am bemused by this left/right crap. For example, I consider both Labour and National centrist in our environment, but very, very left in the Fox News point of view. And both major parties in the US are very and very, very right. So what’s the baseline?
But I assume intellectual justification of their posts is a stretch too far for most on here.
Please don’t bore me with your “considerations” you deceitful creep. Just crawl back into your cave and regard your navel for another fifty years. That a sleaze like you is possessed of such unreal perceptions is hardly of interest to citizens of the real world.
Objective university studies have proved that FOX news is the most balanced of all networks and that all other networks lean left. All that exists to counter this truth is left wing smears from the likes of duplicitous reptiles like you.
No “right wing” network would employ Greta, Shephard Smith, Alan Combes, Chris Wallace, Juan Williams, Geraldo Riviera, Marc lamont to comment on news items. The fact is that there is no “right wing” news source, although there should be three or four of them just to balance the overwhelming bias on all of the other networks.
Survey after survey after study after poll have all shown that not only is the media chock full of liberals, it doesn’t hire anyone who thinks differently to the left.
In fact the media is the real left wing political force. Compared to this band of weasley insidious cheats liars hookers and smear merchants, the Labour Party in NZ or the Democrats in the US or the Labour Party in the UK are all small fry. It is the media who are the real left wing force. Phil Goff is just their toyboy. John Key is their goldfish. Obama is their anointed one.
You’re a communist with a brain so fucked by doctrine you don’t even know it. But I get no pleasure from telling you this. I don’t even know why a repugnant POS like you hangs out on Kiwiblog polluting every discussion with your vile propaganda. Why don’t you take your worthless shit to the Standard like every other Progressive fascist? I’d venture the opinion that no one would miss your cross wired crap here on Kiwiblog.
Now such august media organisations as NYT, WSJ and NZH are all the true left wing force in the world, commies, no less, according to RB.
The issue with Fox is not it’s lack of balance. It’s the ongoing denial of lack of balance, and, worse, the very loose relationship with facts.
Personally, I never actually studied up on communism. It was already passe when I was in my formative years. I had a quick look at Marx and Lenin but I gave up after just the obligatory browse. More impenetrable than Redbaiter’s diatribes and nowhere near as much fun!
Pragmatism is my guiding force. I think RB will have to think too hard to understand that one!
Hurf, the past can’t be changed. I don’t lose any sleep over it. The future is going to be very different, as your link shows. I can see, for example, an international campaign to boycott Britain’s stolen oil being a goer.
Of course. That’s what make syou incapable of comprehending the difference between the voluntary interaction of Microsoft and the buyers of its product, and the compulsion of socialist politicians elected by amoral losers like you. Politicians legislating to steal from a worker’s wage packet and give you that stolen money to you so you will vote for them.
Go away. You bring nothing to Kiwiblog but inane drivel.