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  1. migtronixMEMBER

    If I validate how you identify yourself, will you validate the way I identify you?

    • The Travelling Albatross

      He’s on a well earned break, sipping pinnacolladdas and enjoying relieving massages.
      and filling his evenings at Reusa’s parties on the swings in the backyard

  2. New Zealand: A Living Hell: Apartment Disasters screens on Prime, 7.30pm, Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

    ‘Living Hell: Apartment Disasters’ exposes Stonefields block, and calls on MBIE to get involved with wider problem … Colleen Hawkes … Stuff New Zealand

    We see them everywhere in our cities – vacated leaky apartment buildings and terraced houses covered in white plastic sheeting while they undergo remedial work.

    What we don’t see is the huge personal cost and anguish behind the defective buildings. And, in case you thought this only happened with older buildings from a particular era, you’re mistaken. Apartments are still being built with problems. … read more via hyperlink above …

    … Further political playtime docos … wrecking essential commercial disciplines within the urban development industry.

    … The only thing that can be relied on is the commercial reputation of those one is dealing with … not worthless scraps of paper from government people …

    Inquiry. The Great British Housing Disaster (Adam Curtis, 1984)

    … with irresponsible protectionist elements of the property industry misusing the political process to shut out the more productive and efficient competition … in this case, the then new Levitt system residential production builders …

    … the 1959 political antics of the antiquated cottage builder representatives … the United States National Association of Home Builders …

    Vain political advocacy attempt to shut out the new production builders – 1959 … US National Association of Home Builders

  3. The Traveling Wilbur

    What I miss most is the regular linking of semi-professional guitar licks sprinkled with a generous helping of lyrical DIY enthusiasm.

    Would really help get rid of this Bangles song I’ve got stuck in my head right now too…

  4. The Travelling Albatross

    I’m not sure, but Skip might be the oldest contributor here, and that made me wonder, did you get the vaccine Skip? Hopefully no side effects and all good

    • While it is comforting to enjoy that article it is from the Telegraph,a medium so debased from it once was as to be posh trash. The writer of it is even worse, being a sort of rabid Thatcherite mouthpiece who has spewed bile on western govt measures over COVID in her febrile libertarian dreams. There may be some truth in the article but it’s not what the publisher, nor the writer felt obligated to provide.

    • This is a very interesting article. I wonder if Scummo is sending Hunt out there to try and flush Labor out as pro border opening thereby allowing Scummo to position as the closed border candidate in an early election. (Even though the piece of sh*t has been spruiking open borders since the start)

      I smell the government searching for a wedge to use in an early election…

      Is Labor dumb enough to fall for it.

  5. Scott Morrison seems to be quite similar to his guru

    “However, Janice Legata, a former Hillsong insider who served with the Bogards when they were at Hillsong New York, expressed skepticism concerning the Houstons’ statement.

    “I don’t understand how Brian Houston keeps getting to have it both ways,” Legata wrote in an email. She noted that the Houstons called people “gossipers and nay-sayers for speaking up about the abuses in his organization,” but when forced to admit those abuses, has failed to take responsibility.

    “Traveling the world as a leadership guy, a leader of leaders, but claiming to have no idea of the bad things happening under the leaders he produces and then taking no responsibility, no accountability for the consistent themes of abuse that keep emerging—Brian Houston is either an extremely ineffective leader or a scarily effective one.””

    • Scomo doesn’t call anyone as it’s a waste of time. He’d much prefer to communicate via headlines and press conferences. Or in this case monologues under parliamentary privilege.

    • RobotSenseiMEMBER

      So taking falsified documents into parliament, asking other ministers to “look into” protection laws on a property you hold an interest, selling off water holdings to a Cayman Islands company, allegedly committing sexual assault, covering up an alleged [email protected] in parliament or behaving like an A-grade online pest aren’t sackable offenses, but buying $20k in watches 3 years ago is where the line is drawn?

      That must be a fun tightrope to walk on a daily basis.

    • The Traveling Wilbur

      You’re up late. All the noise from the neighbouring constructions keeping you awake?

      Bloödy high-council pyramid approvers eh?

      Haven’t been themselves since production on The Blocks ended.