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  Reply # 2095790 24-Sep-2018 20:27
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If GDP is the measure of "economic well being", then the country is in better shape than it's been for a few years!

 

 

 

The last "communist" leader in this country (in favour of state control over the means of production etc) was a conservative - not a "progressive".

 



Long may the country remain in good shape.

And if we are talking history, the last 'progressive' leader we had virtually destroyed the economy -despite the relatively prosperous global economy at the time.

 

Who was that?

 

Clark - who left with NZ running a surplus of 3% of GDP?

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2095791 24-Sep-2018 20:28
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Some of the unhinged hatred for the PM and everything associated with this government (and this is coming from someone who will not vote for Labour as a matter of principle, despite my obviously open liberal leanings) is quite disturbing. Much of this thread isn't a discussion but merely a monologue of rantings and abuse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2095792 24-Sep-2018 20:28
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rjt123:
MikeB4:

 

You may wish to read some info on climate change.

 



Climate change and drilling rig accidents are not related...?

Also, nobody has ever been able to explain how the governments oil and gas ban has had any positive environmental benefits. In fact I'm struggling to see past the ideology...

 

 

 

err drilling for oil, oil products are linked to climate change. Also, large oil spill will affect the climate. We should be looking for and encouraging the end of fossil fuel addiction and it is right that the Government takes a lead in this.





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  Reply # 2095796 24-Sep-2018 20:35
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rjt123:


Apparently in a little country called NZ there was a car accident. So they banned all cars. Said nobody, ever.

So if there's a drilling rig accident why ban all rigs. Ideological? Or a well considered decision based on sound reasoning? Given the negligible, or even negative environmental benefits, the exquisite economic cost one's mind boggles at the extent to which this government would go disadvantage the nation on the name of progress - and the blind support they have for their madness.


Now you are just ranting. You stated {quote} "exploration does not cause problems" {unquote}. I demonstrated that it does. I am not the one resorting to illogical reasoning.


 



I suppose it could be a rant? Wasn't intended to be... Anyway, good point u make, I did say it doesn't cause problems, what I was predominantly thinking of was climate change, that presumably being the basis for the ban.

But a well considered decision would have taken into account the impact of oil and gas exploration, and the impact of the ban. I chose to draw a contrast with cars, because they are the cause of a horrible, immeasurable social and environmental impact on an ever increasing scale. Yet there have been no moves to ban cars. The contrast was merely suggested to highlight the stupidity of the ban.

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  Reply # 2095797 24-Sep-2018 20:38
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MikeB4:

rjt123:
MikeB4:


You may wish to read some info on climate change.




Climate change and drilling rig accidents are not related...?

Also, nobody has ever been able to explain how the governments oil and gas ban has had any positive environmental benefits. In fact I'm struggling to see past the ideology...


 


err drilling for oil, oil products are linked to climate change. Also, large oil spill will affect the climate. We should be looking for and encouraging the end of fossil fuel addiction and it is right that the Government takes a lead in this.



Have they announced something about a significant or viable alternative to fossil fuels recently?

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  Reply # 2095799 24-Sep-2018 20:40
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And if we are talking history, the last 'progressive' leader we had virtually destroyed the economy -despite the relatively prosperous global economy at the time.

 

Can you please reply with evidence on how Helen Clark virtually destroyed the economy?

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2095804 24-Sep-2018 20:47
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Fred99:

rjt123:
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If GDP is the measure of "economic well being", then the country is in better shape than it's been for a few years!


 


The last "communist" leader in this country (in favour of state control over the means of production etc) was a conservative - not a "progressive".




Long may the country remain in good shape.

And if we are talking history, the last 'progressive' leader we had virtually destroyed the economy -despite the relatively prosperous global economy at the time.


Who was that?


Clark - who left with NZ running a surplus of 3% of GDP?



In your previous post you suggested GDP was the measure of the health of the economy? Growth was actually at 5% in 2004 and -2% in 2008.

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  Reply # 2095805 24-Sep-2018 20:50
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And if we are talking history, the last 'progressive' leader we had virtually destroyed the economy -despite the relatively prosperous global economy at the time.


Can you please reply with evidence on how Helen Clark virtually destroyed the economy?


Thanks.


 


 



If u Google the PREFU for the 2008 election it gives a fairly honest summary of the economy at the time - after 9 years under Clark and Cullen.


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  Reply # 2095808 24-Sep-2018 20:53
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In your previous post you suggested GDP was the measure of the health of the economy? Growth was actually at 5% in 2004 and -2% in 2008.

 

Pal, if you haven't heard of this thing called the 2008 global financial crisis, you really might like to Google that before unleashing further diarrhea upon this thread. 


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networkn:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Unnecessary, petty, nit-picking, irrelevant, unimportant, bad-tempered.

 

 

It's none of those things in my view.

 

You are welcome to post on the things that the Government has done well of course..

 

 

It is Unnecessary, petty, nit-picking, irrelevant, unimportant, bad-tempered because you folks are picking at Jacinda, not the coalition government. 

 

6FIEND:

 

...unless you're going to attribute Wikipedia as your definitive source, contradicting all the dictionaries, then Spouse is a marital partner.

 

The word was originally use as a verb, meaning "To marry."  The correct term to use in this case would have been consort. (Or their preferred "partner")

 

 

This is petty. What big difference does it make - it's the person she's building a life with. 

 

You folks are trying to find problems where there's none.

 

Talk about the government or the actions. DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE PERSON. AND DO NOT TALK ABOUT PARTNERS OR FAMILY.

 

Family is out of bounds.

 

 





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  Reply # 2095816 24-Sep-2018 21:10
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rjt123:

Have they announced something about a significant or viable alternative to fossil fuels recently?

 

We all argue things on the basis of what we believe. I happen to believe that this government is less awful than another repeat of the previous one. I believe climate change is real and the world has to move away from fossil fuels. I believe someone has to take the first step or everyone will just keep waiting for someone else to go first. I believe that change cannot happen overnight, but the longer it is put off, the bigger the crisis will be when it is forced on us. We cannot yet function economically without cars powered by oil products, but we can start to make the necessary adjustments now. It is a process, not a sudden upheaval. Oil dependency is not just reliance on a raw material, but also a source of income. As long as we cling to the thought of all the money we can make from that oil, we will never move beyond it. Whenever and however we make the break, there will be pain. Putting it off does not make it better.

 

 





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  Reply # 2095826 24-Sep-2018 21:16
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Here's a funny thought for some of the palpably unhinged that have been "participating" in this thread (I am using the word loosely). What does wasting pages and pages of space prattling on about irrelevancies that betray nothing other than your own personal bigotry and viciousness actually achieve? Most people participate in this kind of community -- at least partly -- to sway others towards your views. As someone with obviously liberal social leanings but votes like a moderate (I usually vote National or choose to conscientiously abstain or vote for a Green candidate for local MP only), the only thing that I really feel like doing every time I read one of your "posts" (again, using the word loosely) is to do my bit to keep this government in power just to spite you and as a blow for human decency.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2095834 24-Sep-2018 21:58
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dejadeadnz:

rjt123:



In your previous post you suggested GDP was the measure of the health of the economy? Growth was actually at 5% in 2004 and -2% in 2008.


Pal, if you haven't heard of this thing called the 2008 global financial crisis, you really might like to Google that before unleashing further diarrhea upon this thread. 

tell me more? I don't think it started in 2004?

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  Reply # 2095837 24-Sep-2018 22:16
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Rikkitic: We cannot yet function economically without cars powered by oil products......



So it was a bit premature and ill-considered then wasn't it? I accept your view that it had to be done sometime, but given we are going to import and consume the same amount of oil, there is no tangible benefit from this move. It was ideology triumphing over pragmatism. Virtue signalling.

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  Reply # 2095843 24-Sep-2018 22:30
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freitasm:

 

This is petty. What big difference does it make - it's the person she's building a life with. 

 

You folks are trying to find problems where there's none.

 

 

Fair enough.  I acknowledged a couple of pages back that I raised the issue without being aware of the common modern extension of what the term meant, and that ought to have been the end of it.  Yet here we are, still going on about it?

 

freitasm:

 

Talk about the government or the actions. DO NOT TALK ABOUT THE PERSON. AND DO NOT TALK ABOUT PARTNERS OR FAMILY.

 

Family is out of bounds.

 

 

 

 

That is uniquely challenging under our current coalition.

 

- It wasn't the government that banned offshore Oil & Gas exploration in NZ - it was THE PERSON.

 

- It wasn't the government that unilaterally banned plastic bags - it was THE PERSON.

 

- It isn't the government (or even the Foreign Minister) that is at the UN issuing a refusal to support a war on drugs - it is THE PERSON.

 

- It wasn't the government that sent the financial markets on-edge by talking at cross-purposes about GDP figures - it was THE PERSON

 

 

 

Each of these things has been announced by the PM herself - without any supporting analysis, research, cost/benefit analysis, or select committee debate.  (ie. the usual "government" functions.)

 

 

 

Given that this is your house - how would you like these "Captain's Calls" to be critiqued here?


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