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  1. Thread: I give up

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    I'm not saying the RBNZ should control social...

    I'm not saying the RBNZ should control social policy. However, would you want them to significantly raise interest rates to control the Auckland market with massive social cost to the rest of the...
  2. Thread: I give up

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    You can't run monetary policy in isolation from...

    You can't run monetary policy in isolation from social policy. We don't run the country solely to make the books work. He screwed up. It didn't work.
  3. I thought we'd already replaced with with "Loyal"...

    I thought we'd already replaced with with "Loyal" by Dave Dobbin? :)
  4. Thread: I give up

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    And Wheeler was dead wrong! Investors rushed in...

    And Wheeler was dead wrong! Investors rushed in where FHB's couldn't. I was one of many that predicted it on here.
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    Did he have any idea how many were residents or...

    Did he have any idea how many were residents or overseas investors?
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    I don't think that it's anything to do with "not...

    I don't think that it's anything to do with "not agreeing with them". I used to play fruit machines in the UK, which are much more addictive than the crap pokies we have here. It's more about what...
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    Yeah I know what you mean. As a society, we're...

    Yeah I know what you mean. As a society, we're gradually saying "no" to smoking but I'd say that's far more to do with price rises than an educated choice. I think we're also seeing some big changes...
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    How is it corrupt if it's legal and public...

    How is it corrupt if it's legal and public knowledge? Having said that, I would ban them from the country if it were my choice.
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    Prove your point. Do the test.

    Prove your point. Do the test.
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    You have to stop saying obviously dumb things if...

    You have to stop saying obviously dumb things if you want to be taken seriously. You wear a baseball hat and headbutt a block wall and then try it again with a cycle helmet and see which you prefer.
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    Potential brain damage is not the only reason to...

    Potential brain damage is not the only reason to wear a cycle helmet. It's not even something I considered while cycling. I was more worried about coming off and getting a knock to the head, not the...
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    eri - that's a stupid comparison. Cyclists aren't...

    eri - that's a stupid comparison. Cyclists aren't acting recklessly (in general) and don't go out to get brain damaged but the risk of brain damage when cycling at speed is significantly higher.
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    Not a cyclist but someone without a helmet on a...

    Not a cyclist but someone without a helmet on a scooter who hit a tree and killed themselves at a speed a cyclist could reach....
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    It's an easy vote winner if it's tenanted...

    It's an easy vote winner if it's tenanted properties only but imagine if it was all properties... could cause absolute chaos!
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    I can't see that lasting much longer!

    I can't see that lasting much longer!
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    Dammit... missed all the fun again!

    Dammit... missed all the fun again!
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    They already did!

    They already did!
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    Same for me really. The more I separate myself...

    Same for me really. The more I separate myself from magical thinking, the more amazed I become at how many people think this way about everything without being conscious of it and assume that you're...
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    There is magical thinking...

    There is magical thinking everywhere!
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    Are these "energetic" types also wearing tie-dye...

    Are these "energetic" types also wearing tie-dye t-shirts, jandals made from the skins of cows that died of natural causes and planning on paying their rent using income from their "colour therapy"...
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    Actually, it was only about 30%. Maori had...

    Actually, it was only about 30%. Maori had already cleared 30% with fire.

    I don't think all the comparisons of house prices to incomes are necessarily that meaningful. If they compared house...
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    The way it's promoted is bollocks. Always pushed...

    The way it's promoted is bollocks. Always pushed as a great way to reduce risk. Never explained as a great way to reduce profits! Diversification does what it is meant to do but the reality is that...
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    I think you're confusing it with "dogging"!

    I think you're confusing it with "dogging"!
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    I have a friend who is a financial adviser and he...

    I have a friend who is a financial adviser and he gets very upset when I tell him that diversification is bollocks!
  25. Someone said "state of the art" to me today :)

    Someone said "state of the art" to me today :)
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