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    Of course. local, national and international. ...

    Of course.
    local, national and international.
    Don't mind if I'm unplugged for a week , but usually keep my finger on the pulse.
    I often like to watch the overall trends in what IS being...
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I figured the...

    Thanks for the replies guys.
    I figured the issues are down to rates of expansion, and not having someone like Steve Jobs at the controls.
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    It looks like good old New Zealand has no idea...

    It looks like good old New Zealand has no idea what sorts of problems it's in for when dealing with a totally foreign ways of thinking and totally foreign methods of gaining economic control and...
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    Ah, I see. I studied this back in the day,...

    Ah, I see.

    I studied this back in the day, really interesting metaphysical system, with quite a few hard science overlaps.
    The book of changes will give you a whole new way of thinking .. but...
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    What is up with MOA beer?

    http://www.firstlighttravel.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Moa-Bones.jpg

    OK. I just don't get this.
    Why is MOA having troubles getting itself smoothly sailing?
    I mean, beer is beer, people...
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    Yes, the earth is quite important, mostly when...

    Yes, the earth is quite important, mostly when you're using metal appliances.
    What can happen is wire damage - where the cords enter the metal casing...so if the phase wire is scraped back to...
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    No, it was probably removed to prevent a flame...

    No, it was probably removed to prevent a flame war by Spaceman. Sorry you got sucked up in the surgical removal.

    I watched your doco. Nice work. Good filmography and clean presentation style.
    ...
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    Whoa there cowboy, it's a little early to be...

    Whoa there cowboy, it's a little early to be campaigning for your electoral party just yet.
    Remember, a week is a long time in politics. Save it for later.

    No, seriously, on this subject of...
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    Well, it was their budget... Mr Key is used to...

    Well, it was their budget... Mr Key is used to dealing with reporting from his days in the rag trade, and he must understand currency from his years working on the Foreign Exchange Committee of the...
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    Yes... well.. You've probably guessed that I'm...

    Yes... well.. You've probably guessed that I'm much more interested in the actual mechanics of various financial tools, than the names of the particular mechanics.

    So I wonder,.. what sort of tax...
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    lol. brilliant! Of course you do. If you...

    lol. brilliant!

    Of course you do.

    If you get nothing out of this, at least take away the idea that:
    When you hear stolen words like "re-phasing" or "quantitative easing" or similar unusual...
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    Well...I should really clarify that for you. If...

    Well...I should really clarify that for you.
    If you're in opposition to a small idea...then probably.
    However if you're in opposition to a large idea, usually the front liners don't survive....
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    Lol. Very good! When I first watched that film I...

    Lol. Very good!
    When I first watched that film I was only interested in the Ferrari.
    Now I'm worried because the dry economic topic of" laffer curves" fascinates me more.
    Steel curves or...
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    Perry, the topic we are discussing is " alleged...

    Perry, the topic we are discussing is " alleged misleading reporting of financials".
    The primary point being the possible misuse of the word " RE-PHASING" by the GOVT regarding the budget, to...
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    Well, in this case it's a bit more urgent. The...

    Well, in this case it's a bit more urgent.
    The Govt is asking to be re elected.

    I'm not sure if you're aware, but in business, it's all about achieving time and budget based targets.

    In...
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    lol. On the radio this week, I heard a curios...

    lol.

    On the radio this week, I heard a curios Government use of language.

    The word "re-phasing".

    So this is the con:

    You have some set tasks (say 10 tasks).
    You have a time period (say...
  17. I hope you get back into the hands on dealings...

    I hope you get back into the hands on dealings with your tenants once this one has ended. You sound like a great landlady, you just need an appreciative tenant.

    I think there's a third party...
  18. I did a bit of research on this question. Yes,...

    I did a bit of research on this question. Yes, the tenant should have a copy of everything she signs.
    So if you altered a clause in the contract, and she signed it, then she should be provided with...
  19. Working on a Sunday has become a fact of life, so...

    Working on a Sunday has become a fact of life, so not really, but it does come across as a bit rude... similar to those telemarketers calling up at supper time.
    I'd forget about the floor (and...
  20. Sounds like she's a character all right! I...

    Sounds like she's a character all right!

    I would just back off for a few weeks and give her a chance to calm down.
    I'd make no attempt to contact her for the next 15 days, just so she feels...
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    http://www.toprankblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012...

    http://www.toprankblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/push-pull-blogger-relations1.jpg

    All good, but you're missing Perry's main observation.

    He's saying, don't follow the numbers, don't...
  22. Thread: Budget 2014

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    I disagree. It seems like an extremely foolish...

    I disagree.
    It seems like an extremely foolish thing to do.
    Also it paints the PM as very sneaky.
    Not a good look, and not a good eventual economic result.

    All Labour has to do to win this...
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    You know Perry, the more I think about this, the...

    You know Perry, the more I think about this, the better and better your question is.

    The great thing about the median is that it is real. Since there is this actual real sale that occurred, you...
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    The median is just the middle one. Say the...

    The median is just the middle one.

    Say the numbers were 1,2,3,4, 5.

    Then the "3" would be the median... a bit off, because halfway is really 2.5.

    Strangely, if the numbers were 1,2,3,9,10,...
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    LOL..so true, it flies like a lead albatross, the...

    LOL..so true, it flies like a lead albatross, the content is a bit too fat for the container. (But isn't that the ultimate problem with all forms of language).
    But yes point taken . Brevity is the...
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