Friday, May 28, 2010

Some stuff

Two quickies.

First one: Read this article from Granny and shudder. It's quite incredible. Even more so when you consider the signing of the declaration on indigenous rights.

Second one: Read this post of mine from December last year. I'm getting a little excited now after this Granny article (relevant quote below).
The fragile state of global economic markets could tip Alan Bollard's opinion in favour of holding the Official Cash Rate (OCR) steady until the July review if international markets flare up in the next two weeks, ANZ senior markets economist Khoon Goh warns.
Ooohhh, I can't wait.

4 comments:

Oswald Bastable said...

Worst case of cultural cringe I have seen in a while.

Damned public service needs a hell of a lot more purging yet- not that I'm holding my breath.

Anonymous said...

The fragile state of global economic markets could tip Alan Bollard's opinion in favour of holding the Official Cash Rate (OCR) steady until the July review if international markets flare up in the next two weeks, ANZ senior markets economist Khoon Goh warns.


Oh F****K. We should be getting the interest rate up now, good & hard. Looking at 6%-10% inflation next year, borrowing is now up to something like $300 MILLION PER WEEK - we had one of the largest stimuli in the entire world - and Bollard is keeping rates low?

Perhaps Nat's plan is to force a political union with Australia by basic incompetence.

Damned public service needs a hell of a lot more purging yet-

More purging -- have you see any purging at all?

Anonymous said...

"More purging -- have you see any purging at all?"

They fired some people in the IRD. My heart weeps.

To be honest I don't know what's up with Key. Labour keep crying that they're cutting the public service when they're not so what has Key got to loose - go a head and indulge them.

The Gantt Guy said...

That article about DIA is about the most blatant and successful blackmail scams I've seen in a long time. The silly bint saw an opening with the passport app for her obviously idiot son and went for it. Now, DIA are sending staff on a "cultural awareness" course, at her marae (guaranteed to cost in the tens of thousands), and she gleefully exclaims the development of an "ongoing relationship" between the marae and DIA. Translation: DIA will be writing cheques to her mates at the Epsom marae for decades to come. Well done that brown trougher.

To DIA: you should have told her to FRO at the first opportunity. Now, like any good blackmailer, she'll be back every time she runs out of beer and ciggie money.

DIA's new mission statement: DIA - there when WINZ lets you down.