Saturday, October 25, 2014

Open House

A reader has asked us to put up a daily thread for commenters to have their say.

Here it is.

There will be mild moderation.  Normal rules of blogger etiquette and courtesy to blog hosts will apply.with serious transgressors being thrown out.

Unfortunately our system does not allow your comments to show up in the blog post itself.  Just in the comments section.

We'll give it a go for a month and see how it goes.

Welcome to the show.


Anonymous said...

The last election has been the dirtiest one for a while, and it's seems the politics aren't over yet.
It remains to be seen if it was dirtier than the 2005 election.

B Whitehead

Budgieboy said...

Hi Adolf,

I'm a bit late to the party today but hoping this catches on.

Look forward to offering my two cents worth over the trial month.

There are a number of wise heads on this site who quietly offer real pearls of wisdom on a regular basis (and yes Milt I include you in that).

I'm hoping that a bit of debate around posts might push your good work out to even more people.

This blog punches well above its weight given the fact that the main contributors have clearly got lives away from the blog.

Good luck, hoping this works for you guys and the wider wider audience that are looking for a place to connect and contribute.

Jamie said...

Here's one to put in the too hard basket...

NZ Debt Level $ 90,905,463,586
Citizen's Share:


Jamie said...

I await a no shit answer, there ain't no running from what's coming...

My fear is we may end up like the Rapa Nui...

"A common hypothesis is held that the apparent decline of Rapa Nui culture and society before European discovery in 1722 was caused by the over-exploitation of the island’s environment, most notably through deforestation of almost all the island’s trees. The most prominent proponent of this explanation is Jared Diamond who proposes a scenario for the "ecocide" on Easter Island in his 2005 book Collapse."


Think cannibalism,
Think The Walking Dead...

What happens if the money to pay the dole/pension/police/prison/fire/ect runs out???

This is a giant shit sandwich we all are going to have to take a bite from......

Who's game enough to go first???

db.. said...

Ok Jamie, I will give you a no shit answer,or three.

National Debt. Any thinking person knows that the Ledger has two sides.
To quote only debit figures is to see only one side.
The enterprise(NZ), has in fact no less than three sides, Debt, Credit, and an enterprise investment(working motor which is up and running and ahead of the rest)
Get out of bed and get to work..

db.. said...

Jamie No2,
Think disease, Ebola, Plague, Typhoid, Tuberculosis(In a naive population can run fast).
Think immigration and the inevitable rat vector transfer.

db.. said...

Jamie No3, "This is a giant shit sandwich we all are going to have to take a bite from......"

This is a giant "investment" sandwich that we have to work through.
Get out of bed you lazy bstd, red has to be changed to black (that is in accounting colours).
I say that red has to be changed to blue (that is in political colours)

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The Veteran said...

Its pleasing to note that Mighty River Power shares have now hit $2.80 after that tower of market intellect Cosgrove described them as a dog investment.

Mind you and to be fair Labour and the Greens did their level best to make that happen when they engaged in economic sabotage against the share float, depressing the price and depriving the taxpayer of several hundred million dollars.

Parker and Norman would be hard pushed to organize a piss-up in a brewery.

Anonymous said...

I am a Mighty River investor (a modest one) and while I am pleased that the shares value has started to climb despite the best efforts of the Greenies to destroy the enterprise, my understanding is that NZ is moving towards an over-supply of electricity. Long term investing in the national grid may not be so great.