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Psychological projection or projection bias is a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people.
An example of this behavior might be blaming another for self failure.
How many more cock ups is Key going to put up with. On its own this is relatively minor and hardly worth th column space but it is simply indicative of her ongoing problems in coping with Ministerial responsibility. It would appear that either the media has it in for poor Hekia and just drip feed out gaffe after gaffe on what seems to be a weekly basis or she is genuinely out of her depth and cannot even get the simple things right.
I see the latest from the Novopay shambles means that this will cost us an additional million in funding across schools to ensure that our teachers are paid correctly.
OK, colours on the mast. I am a fairly committed National Supporter and a government employee, I have worked in payroll for most of the last 26 years, so I speak with a fair degree of relevant expereince.
There is no way this system should have been rolled out in it’s current form. It is reminiscent of the complete cluster-f**k that was foisted on to the Queensland Health Department a few years ago, and the costs of that have skyrocketed to over a BILLION dollars.
Notwithstanding the continual worry being expereinced by teachers who cannot be sure from one pay day to the next that they will receive correct pay, and be able to pay bills, mortgage, rent, anything! As a payroll professional, and HR specialist, I find this performance to be shameful. And the continued obfuscation by Hekia Parata only adds insult to injury. There are no sufficient rumblings from the higher levels of the Education Ministry that seriously call in to question her continued suitability for the role.
Poisoned chalice or not, she must be held culpable, and she must be removed from the role. I’m sure the Prime Minister is keenly aware that continuing with Hekia Parata in the role will be a major handicap in winning the next election!
There have been reports of severe dysfunction in this Minister’s parliamentary office. She may be congenitally unable to take responsibility in a personal sense for anything that goes wrong. It also looks like the PM is backing away from full support of her, looking to leave wriggle room come reshuffle time.
She may be congenitally unable to take responsibility in a personal sense for anything that goes wrong.
Starting out as a fully funded student Parata worked her way up the line to arrive thirty years later at the holy of holies, a ministerial salary and the opportunity to secure a gold standard retirement. But, surprise surprise, having arrived the spotlight shone on her and with nowhere to hide the woman is exposed and the real Hekia Parata turns out to be just another talentless trougher with nothing to offer.
On Novopay it is not realised that the previous model was very far from perfect and the present problems are caused by incompetent inputs.
In any computer system GIGO, hence the problem, particularly with 13 Union agreements and up to 10,000 permutations – this particularly with so many part time teachers in the 90,000 system, some with dubious timesheets.
Full time staff are no problem – only the fiddly end.
The previous manually operated paroll system operators tried for 5 years to get out, and finally did.
The easy way is to bulk fund the schools and let them handle it in situ – no more staff needed as they already them there.
The seven justices, all men, said the basic question presented by the case was “whether an employee who has not engaged in flirtatious conduct may be lawfully terminated simply because the boss views the employee as an irresistible attraction”.
Justice Binnie – and the Privy Council – raise a disturbing question about whether our justice system has the ability to self-correct. The Government’s response, sadly for us, provides the answer, loud and clear.
Note to Collins: We want to see justice being done
wat dabney (2,184) Says:
December 23rd, 2012 at 9:46 am
“Finally, a president who has the guts to come out against the murder of children. ”
11 March 2012
NATO troops in Afghanistan are on high alert after the Taliban vowed to avenge the deaths of 16 innocent civilians – including nine children and three women – who were shot and killed by a rogue U.S. soldier who opened fire after suffering a ‘mental breakdown’ early Sunday morning.
So… is the One News producer a greeny or what? Last nights’ fluff piece was appalling. We’re told about a competition on where the best beach in new Zealand is, with lots of beach-goers being interviewed. It’s about a minute or two in that we find that the competition is actually a green party initiative about deep sea drilling. It’s propaganda dressed up as a fluff piece.
why bother calling redbaiter names? thats all he does.
just ask him what the stands for.
we know he hates everything and everyone but hes never really endorsed a lot of policies… except:
new laws! he wants to follow that nutjob religious party and introduce morality laws, restrictions on drinking etc etc the guy is full of shit and wants to control people just as much as your run of the mill, shit head lefty.
also, redbaiter happy about being “discussed”. heres the thing – only SHITHEADS get discussed at length when they arent here.
MM isn’t a public servant, according to him he is an unpaid voluntary worker i.e unemployed and an internet troll who strokes himself using several alias and if that werent sad enough he lives in the Hut Valley
Just a thought- I know the teachers are getting their pay cocked up- but…
I just wonder… are all the teachers living week-to-week with the bills and sweating their next pay?
Some of them must have at least something saved up so that they don’t literally have no money when a disaster like this happens? I feel sorry for them if they’re struggling to pay the bills week-to-week when the pay *is going in* properly. Are they eating ok? I hope they’re not missing breakfast along with the kids.
Even a total smeghead like me has a wee bit stashed away in case JK suddenly cuts me off for whatever reason.
Like I’m supposed to care what personal opinion maroons like you might have of me?
FFS, sorry to burst your bubble, but whether a clueless drooling loser like you, with the political perceptions of a kindergarten child, likes me or not is just not that important to me.
If it wasn’t for your constant and deliberately dishonest claims of what I “stand for” I wouldn’t piss on you.
It stands as testament to how clueless you are that like so many other liberal losers on here, that in your first post, you’d prefer to bore everyone with your personal dislike of Redbaiter rather than have anything meaningful to say on any issue.
I just have to see the name Redbaiter and I start getting ready to laugh… and I mean that in a good way.
Some of those long tirades are solid gold keepers. You can’t possibly read those works of comedy genius and not fall apart laughing… I’d like to keep him as a pet and walk around town with him on a lead… and when I meet someone I’d like to TNT… I’d look at Red casually… click my finger-point at annoying person… and Red would ‘make their day’ while I watch on doubled over with my sides splitting. Greenpeace workers trying to sign you up on the street would be a good example of who would get a ‘Reddening’.
I’m worried about DVM and Reddy. DVM is bordering on the obsessive (some would say that teasing Reddy is harmless fun; but remember he is only a child) while Reddy possibly sees DVM as an obstacle to his mater-plan for a world counter-revolution. Should they seek joint counselling?
Conspiracy theorists are funny:)
A house exploded in Indianapolis in November. This man, and others, say it was a US drone that hit him as he was doing secret work for the government http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxewSONvIaM
The flatulence terrorist. Is this guy part of some jihad sympathist inspired fart cell?
The joys of working in poorly ventilated closed office spaces….
Imagine being told people have been keeping a fucking fart diary of all the times you ‘pulled the ripcord’…..HAHAHAHAHA
This fat fartathon of a man deliberately waited until a sensitive date on the US calendar and ‘unleashed the fury’ in not one but a *trio of attacks* on 9/11 no less!! I’d send him to Guantanamo Bay for ‘questioning’….
Naaska, a couple of spits that you could count on two hands. Hot and muggy, have had some light showers over the last week Enough to keep the grass green on the town side. Mt side just like your place.
Fishing not that good either.
Towns full of transients and tourists and Auckland rabble. (same thing I suppose).
Mind you according to milkioes mates at Metservice we were suppossed to be deluged today. Maybe you might see some.
I was afraid you might be missing the promised rain…..not much chance for us to get any relief out of the arse end of this cyclone. Thirty one mils of rain in thirty three days on top of a dry spring is going to make for a challenging summer.
looking forward to that, you will be bringing that positive mental attitude that your comments are famous for the length and breadth of our fair land I presume or will it be a case of a big black cloud is seen coming down the Matata straights and we will know you are on your way.
The Islamists were armed by many countries and intelligence groups, including the Pakistani ISI, the CIA, the USA, and other allied states. However the Western help was given during a period known as thewhich we all know as the Cold War, and only after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. It was a counter balancing act in order to contain communism. The games that were played during the Cold War and the stakes involved meant that the two superpowers did not care oh so much about who they were arming as long as their primary objective was being achieved and in the case of the USA and the Islamists in the 80s, it was the containing/pushing back of communism. Thanks to hindsight we have found out who and what these Islamist groups were really about.
In terms of the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, it was widely known that al Qaeda were in Afghanistan and as such the ruling Taliban were asked to hand those responsible for the September 11 attacks over and the Taliban said no and were given an ultimatum by the USA which stated that either you hand over the terrorists who attacked our country or else you shall face our army. Again the Taliban sided with al Qaeda and turned down the ultimatum. The USA was fully justified in invading Afghanistan in order to take out those responsible for the attacks. However shit happens and things went downhill as the USA went on a tangent and started focussing on Iraq, a war which was not justifiable and was planned even before the 2001 attacks took place by al Qaeda. By removing their focus from their initial objective, Afghanistan has turned into a farce even though a large chunk of al Qaeda has been obliterated including taking out bin Laden in Pakistan.
I havn’t walked the beach track , I am having a large sulk about the 600,000 the Opotiki ratepayers had to stump up for the bridge across the Otara. I presume you are at Tirohonga Motor Camp.
The track itself is cool but the funding model was well flawed, fish hooks for the locals . I’ve done the bush bits over the years and its great that the Paikihi section is alot more accessable to people now.
PEB, going to Ohiwa. in a couple of weeks when the worst of the tourists have retreated. Thought I might have a bit of a look around at some of the track.
As for fish hooks, you should try living in Tga. The pricks here fund anything out of ratepayers money. Town get treated like a sack of shit by National pollies cause they think its a safe bet. Winston and Ryall are the only two to ever do anything for the town and Winny only screwed it outta the frowning one cause she wanted power.
Still have to pay for our own highway and all our port stuff.
Sydney to CHC flight had around half the passenger baggage bumped off because some ‘military baggage’ was heavier than expected and so passenger luggage was sacrificed. Of course, no-one mentioned this to passengers and the flood of passenger complaints in CHC was predictable. And self inflicted. And to top it off, one passenger confirmed:
The flight was one hour late and by the time we got out it was 3.30am and the taxis weren’t running,” he said.
Now, who still believes Jetstar is a credible option to Qantas / Air NZ?
The Taliban were created by the ISI. The US had nothing to do with that.
Operation Cyclone was a CIA program approved by Presidents Carter and Reagan. In 1979, Zbigniew and current Defense Sec. Robert Gates travelled to Afghanistan to ally themselves with Pashtun Drug dealers and certain outside “freedom-fighters” like Osama Bin Laden.
16:50 FEDERAL RESERVE PAID OUT OVER $13.9 TRILLION TAXPAYER DOLLARS, SECRETLY, TO VARIOUS FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS BETWEEN WALL ST & LONDON, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE 2008 FINANCIAL COLLAPSE, WHICH WAS NOT EVEN PART OF THE “$800,000,000,000.00” BAIL OUT MADE KNOWN TO THE U.S. PUBLIC BACK IN 2008/09!!
An old man walks into the barbershop for a shave and a haircut, but
> he tells the barber he can’t get all his whiskers off because his
> cheeks are wrinkled from age.
> The barber gets a little wooden ball from a cup on the shelf and
> tells him to put it inside his cheek to spread out the skin.
> When he’s finished, the old man tells the barber that was the
> cleanest shave he’s had in years, but he wanted to know what would
> have happened if he had swallowed the little ball.
> The barber replied, “Just bring it back tomorrow like everyone else
The service station trade was slow,
the owner sat around,
with sharpened knife and cedar stick,
piled shavings on the ground. No modern facilities had they there,
but the log across the rill –
led to a shack, marked His and Hers
that sat against the hill.
“Where is the ladies restroom, sir ?”
the owner leaning back,
said not a word – but whittled on,
and nodded toward the shack.
With quickened step she entered there
but only stayed a minute –
before she screamed, as if a snake
or spider might be in it.
With startled look and beet red face
she bounded through the door,
and headed quickly for the car
just like three gal’s before !!
She missed the foot log – jumped the stream
the owner gave a shout,
as her silk stockings, around her knees
caught on a jutting spout !
She tripped and fell – got up, and then
in obvious disgust,
ran to her car, stepped on the gas,
and faded in the dust.
Of course we all desired to know
what made these gal’s all do
the things they did, and then we found
the whittling owner knew.
A speaking system he’d devised
to make the thing complete,
he tied a speaker on the wall
beneath the toilet seat.
He’d wait until the gals got set
and then the devilish tike,
would stop his whittling long enough,
to speak into the mike.
And as she sat, a voice below
struck terror, fright and fear,
“Will you please use the other hole,
we’re painting under here !”