Posts by Ross Mason

  • Hard News: Public Address Word of the…,

    You Crane.

    Buyback.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Drug History: What happened…,

    My sister had a fruit orchard in Napier. One sunday afternoon a car arrived at the gate and 3 guys got out, jumped the fence, and ran right around the house picking every poppy head that they obviously knew was there. Sister ran out but missed them all as they jumped back into the car and down the road. Cops called. Nothing done about it.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: What does the wastewater…,

    Steve Crawford
    Yes. It had an astronomically bad smell. :-)

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: What does the wastewater…,

    It's just a hop and a skip to track the sewer to source. Where does the ownership of my sewer change to Council? Could the inspectors track each outlet? Are there rules in that space? Drug usage by suburb? Street?

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: WOTY: The Kindness Scandal,

    So.....TERFs should stay of others turf.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: What almost everyone is missing…,

    Early buyers might own these for 5 or 10 years, but these houses will provide access into the market for 50 or 100 years.

    I can't help thinking this is the cruncher. "Access to the market" is one description. "Onto the property ladder" is another. The ladder seems to be the cause of all this strife. The haves (working poor) are keen (desperate) to sell (buy) so that they can move to a house that will increase in value over the shortest period possible. It all ratchets up. Dare I say there was once a time when folk "made the money" to buy the next rung? Now it is how much will the bank dosh out to get me 3 rungs up. The devil takes the hindmost. We all lose.

    I'm happy to impose the CGT to halt this madness for future generations. Unfortunately there will be losers. But is it likely there will be many winners?

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A painful reflection,

    Russell includes the build up of the bullshit.. Page 24 has the killer “experts” sorted:

    There was no New Zealand standard or guideline for methamphetamine testing and decontamination during this period. Housing New Zealand relied on the expertise of companies that were qualified to test for contamination.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Legal Beagle: Election 2017: the Special…,

    The US has infiltrated us. Hearing the suspect truthiness and responding "La la la la not listening".

    EB: "Graeme, I admire your dedication to the cause!"
    Lost was it?

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: About last night's medical…,

    I noticed something during the TV debate. It reminded me of Fox and Friends and their perspectively diminished female with the blokes to the fore and dominant. There was not one left to right camera during the whole debate other than some from behind Goon’s left shoulder. The long shots had Alpha Billy always in front of the perspectively lower Ms J. Well played TV Won.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: The Little Things,

    Our cat is dead.
    Life is heaven.
    No cat hair.
    No cat food.
    No baby - er- cat sitters required
    We own the house again.
    No shit.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1589 posts Report Reply

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