A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

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Re: A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

Postby phord » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:39 pm

30,000 house was the pre-election promise - FAIL.

New houses are expensive due to the extremely high prices for building materials in NZ (one again due to a monopoly).
I have heard of people importing building materials for their new houses in shipping containers.
Why can't the gummit do this for their promised 30,00 houses!

Another saving would be to allow returning NZers to stay in their homes, all they need are ankle bracelets that are used for home detention.
Am I missing something?
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Re: A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

Postby aardvark_admin » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:47 pm

phord wrote:Another saving would be to allow returning NZers to stay in their homes, all they need are ankle bracelets that are used for home detention.
Am I missing something?

Some have been allowed to isolate at home after returning. I don't know what the criteria for that are... perhaps "who you know" in the halls of officialdom?
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Re: A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

Postby Perry » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:26 pm

so why not elect nice people who will at least try?

Nailed again.

Electing the same people again and expecting the result to be better is what?

Definition of electoral stupidity?

New houses are expensive due to the extremely high prices for building materials in NZ

Not to mention council fees, RMA red tape, building consents and all the rest.

It seems that most everything done by the woodenheads is safely described as, "pfaffing around the edges."

Anyone know if socialist Cindy and co did eventually get their six month 20% reduction pay decrease?

There were a few crocodile tears in evidence some months back about how hard it was. Legislative problems was the excuse.

But there was no legislative problems with stripping NZ citizens of their civil rights in less than 24 hours.

Do the W'gton woodenheads even know the word 'hypocrisy,' never mind its meaning?

Whilst, post-covid-19, there might be some productive advantage for a few, can anyone detail what significant and lasting financial benefit there is for NZ for the taxpayer-funded UFB, apart from couch-potatoes streaming more asinine videos?

Bah! Humbug!
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Re: A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

Postby aardvark_admin » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:54 pm

I heard a commedian on NatRat telling it like it is:

How is it that New Zealand beat CV19 while the rest of the world is suffering from its effects?

Simple, we played to our strengths.

NZers are the best in the world at sitting on a sofa and doing nothing for two months at a time.

:lol:
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Re: A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

Postby Perry » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:40 pm

aardvark_admin wrote:NZers are the best in the world at sitting on a sofa and doing nothing for two months at a time.

As I see it, that's not even remotely true. It's a mirage.

Supposedly, NZ is the "little country" that consistently 'punches above it weight.'

Rutherford? Blake? Munro? Others?

Despite those 'giants,' the current klutz crop of socio-commie W'gton woodenheads toil assiduously at saying (and making) it not so.

You NZ social-welfare couch-potato numpties need us to feed you from cradle-to-the-grave.

And vote for us, too.

Uncomfortably close to the Matrix of social welfare.
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Re: A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

Postby phill » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:55 pm

aardvark_admin wrote:I heard a commedian on NatRat telling it like it is:


NZers are the best in the world at sitting on a sofa and doing nothing for two months at a time.

:lol:


i believe it's we are champions at sitting on our asses
one olympics
7 golds
sailing ( coutts )
kayak ( fergussen / mcdonald and co )
equestrian ( todd )
rowing ( 4's)
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( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )

i might live and eat in a sewer .. but hey look how many of these shiny things i have got
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Re: A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

Postby Ossified Location » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:00 pm

phill wrote:the main reason we needed / need so many houses was because national flogged heaps of them off .. some to their mates
took the land that was in the best places and flogged that off .. mostly to their mates
Well yes, but also were you aware that according to the latest census there are 39,393 empty houses is Auckland? https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/proper ... ensus-2018
With returns on your investment like this who needs tenants causing wear and tear?
global house price index.jpg


Funny that neither of the big parties have done anything to address this issue. This couldn't be clouding their judgement could it?
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Re: A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

Postby Perry » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:16 pm

Perhaps the only solution is a dose of kryptonite - aka 'common sense?'

No matter, just keeping voting them back in again.

Time after time . . .
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Re: A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

Postby Perry » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:27 pm

Ossified Location wrote:Funny that neither of the big parties have done anything to address this issue.

Issue? What issue?

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Interesting graph.

Could it suggest that the gNats care more about housing tenants than the socio-commies?

Lies, damned lies and statistics.
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Re: A new oligopoly brewing? (10 Aug, 2020)

Postby aardvark_admin » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:06 am

This is fantastic... some real political debate! Woohoo. Love it!
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