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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bomber's Blog - The War on News - TONIGHT 10.30pm Sky 89 & Freeview 21

The War on News 2010 – NZ News Satire on Stratos Sky 89 10.30pm Tuesday & simulcast on Freeview 21. Replayed on Triangle TV 9.45pm Wednesday and posted online at Scoop.co.nz as their Weekend Watch.

It’s just like 7 days on TV3 but with fewer dick jokes.

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At 21/12/10 3:01 pm, Blogger Chris Prudence said...

Personally, I tend to disagree with all the talk of saving the public
broadcaster when that privilege has already well and truly been
usurped.The three new free to air channels my aerial receives are
prime, maori and triangle all good value to boot.The movie tonight was
particularly enjoyable with intermission included.Neopolitan and
lemonade sundaes in the fridge and freezer.

As with all addicts the radio only reinforces someone elses rumour or
innuendo to the nth degree.Laws and co repeat ad infinitum about fat
brown slugs and turds etc.Then the truckies stage a protest and drive
around in circles as the rumour had it that banksy was going to
address them at the town hall.Laws fell for that one.He never made
it.One lasting impression though was of a young maori boy standing in
front of the curtains as the trucks drove through the night making
their deliveries and staying tuned into the hosts.What of his future?


The move to a market model of social policy in N.Z is complete.The
phase of political liberalism has passed us by.Core public sector
assets including the sale of telecom for just over $4 Billion a record
at the time involved massive state assets sales of some $9 Billion and
a wholesale attack on benefits in 1991 by National.Finally, a phase of
perpetual restructuring has been established.
It will be the first time since the late 1980s that the two parties
will not be arguing from roughly the same bedrock of economic
"orthodoxy" inherited from the Rogernomics and later Ruth Richardson

It is not surprising to most informed commentators that the Treasury
had detailed plans in place once Mr.Muldoon had left the building
replaced by the young turks of labour.They had clearly formulated an
economic agenda for selling social policy down the river dating right
back to 1984.The set of reforms in the late eighties included health
and education and these essentials for the reform of social policy was
already part of their agenda.All cabinet committees became answerable
to treasury and their claims of middle class capture.Treasury's power
quadrupled with a budget which climbed more dramatically than any
others who might have resisted their central tenets or thesis for
change.From $32 million to $161 million in 1991, and in the absence of
any resistance from weaker departments they not only set the agenda
for reform but they were rarely questioned.

In economics, inflation is a rise in the general level of prices of
goods and ..... High inflation can prompt employees to demand rapid
wage increases, ...
To artificially depress the value of the currency (through the Fed's
aim of printing money for stimulus packages or so-called "quantitative
easing") would be 'counter-productive' as that would only succeed in
driving inflation and interest rates higher.

Australian treasurer Swan recalled the 1970's when the australian
government "fixed" the exchange rate as export prices (make US goods
cheaper abroad for example) exceeded imports or savings exceeded
spending creating a terms of trade boom.The result was headline
inflation rose from around 5% to 17.6% in a little over two years and
which could pull us out of recession much faster.A grand each should
get the ball rolling nicely said the teachers or those with longer
holidays than most...

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