Posts by Graham Dunster
Polity: Mike's minute: Mike's maths!,
'So, for our $78,000 person, the last dollar they earn gets taxed at 33%, leaving them $0.67 to buy stuff with. Even if they spend every last bit of that money, and don’t spend even a cent on either rent or a mortgage or going anywhere sunny, their GST bill is $0.67 X 15%, which is a $0.105.'
Surely when we spend our 67¢ it is GST inclusive, not exclusive...
Hard News: Friday Music: Iggy at the…,
The Jim Jarmusch documentary on the Stooges just screened at Cannes is getting good reviews and will doubtless be a must see when we mortals are allowed to watch it! http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7378132/iggy-pop-jim-jarmusch-stooges-documentary-gimme-danger-cannes
Hard News: A weekend in a mad, lovely place,
Damn, looks like I've missed the final Dick Smith markdown.
Hard News: Friday Music: The Beatles'…,
Good link from LATimes re George Martin – http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-watch-george-martin-los-angeles-god-only-knows-brian-wilson-20160309-story.html
Speaker: Data Love or: How I learnt to…, in reply to
So true. At least the right wing right is being nicely split with all the wingnuts.
Speaker: Data Love or: How I learnt to…,
I found this article illuminating in (partially) explaining Trump's appeal to his electorate - http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/07/donald-trump-why-americans-support
Hard News: Paths where we actually ride,
"Putting aside the issue of on-street parking as car storage for private vehicles..." Building a garage is why AC awarded us an out of scope change, leaving the neighbouring similar houses protected. Issue solved for now, but yet another example of bureaucratic disjointed thinking.
We walk our dog along Oakley Creek, there are various signs about the new shared path from Pt Chev's Great North Road through Unitec and along the railway to Blockhouse Bay Road, complete with a massive bridge going over the creek, I took from these, and the preparatory works already done, that this is a happening thing. This post seems to confirm it - http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2016/02/work-begins-on-waterview/.
Hard News: The unstable Supercity,
It may not qualify as corruption but has the same end result.
Here's a good overview that answers a lot of the Swan/Marc back and forth - http://www.metromag.co.nz/city-life/simon-wilsons-auckland/the-miserables-of-kohimarama/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=34891&utm_content=272875&user_id=583e31324409926e44bc3e49455a9f6ad462c1f6. Dushko Bogunovich from Unitec could do with some more comments to answer there, too!
Hard News: Friday Music: You are among friends,
According to the guys @ the Southbound shop a licence is required to deal in used cds and audio cassettes because they're digital. Seriously? It'd be great to see someone other than Real Groovy in this market (in Auckland)! Meanwhile I guess Flying Out will stick to vinyl.