JUST WHAT IS IT WITH ECONOMISTS OVER FURRY ANIMALS?

As I continue to meditate deeply on the Global Economic Crisis [much to the ennui of my small sons who have decided that the BBC World Business Report is BORING], I look for a few fixed points from which to triangulate. One such of these is Paul Krugman’s admonition that:

'Saying “Professor X has made basic errors” is not at all the same thing as saying that his mother was a hamster'.

EE - I WOULD HAVE BEEN LUCKY TO HAVE LIVED IN A CARDBOARD BOX WHEN I WERE A LAD - WE LIVED IN A SWILL HOLE

SEE ALSO:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/10638681/Battle-over-Wellingtons-bar-closing-times

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/9154623/Wellington-CBD-liquor-backdown

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/life/10604807/Mayor-roughs-it-for-a-little-taste-of-homelessness

http://kjohnsonnz.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/americans-score-king-hit-for.html

COMING OUT AS BI

Roo keep movin’ – youse swankin’ something dilly

Something’s up your pouch so confess

You’ve been flammin’ when you should have been griffin'

And now science has put it to the test

Youse roos were made for walking

And that’s just what youse did

Spruikin’ won’t unsure us

Youse struthin’ Sthenurus.

FASTER, STRONGER, HIGHER – NZ’S INTERNET TRENDS

Press Release by Statistics NZ 14th October 2014

In 2014, New Zealanders used 53 percent more Internet data than they did last year, Statistics New Zealand said today. At a massive 53,000 terabytes, our data use is soaring to new heights.

“The amount of data used was equivalent to streaming over 12 million high-definition super-hero movies,” international and business performance statistics manager Jason Attewell said.

BUCKLEY BOY

Caressing half-sounds

Stumbling your stories

Under star-snake glories

Round the flickered embers

Did silence shake you

And tear you apart

As desperate loss

Tracked endless plains?

Dying in your dreams

When the cord tightens

Did your execution

Proceed as seemed it must?

How many atrocities

Were buried in the sand

And laid aside

Then brought to hand?

Years without kindred

Did you lose control

Find communion dead

And cease expression

Traversing the empty spaces

In

YOU VISITED MY PROFILE BUT LEFT NO LINKS – I’LL SHOW YOU HOW TO DO IT: WITH THE RIGHT TOUCH

Mathias Döpfner is an interesting and plausible rogue who, like all good businessmen, is happy to cry monopoly against domineering competitors but who would happily crush upstarts.

STIGMA: STILL BETTER TO HAVE ROBBED A BANK THAN BEEN A MENTAL HEALTH PATIENT?

‘In the following chapter I will give a few examples of the way in which what we should call misfortune, hardship, or disease are dealt with by the Erewhonians, but for the moment will return to their treatment of cases that with us are criminal.  As I have already said, these, though not judicially punishable, are recognised as requiring correction.

NEAR THE INN AT JOURNEY'S END

As the geese head home

I cross the bridge into the village,

Above on the hills are pines

Below stand fields and orchards.

Children chatter

And the persimmons are ripe.

Having crossed the bridge,

I am met by the hermit

From the forest wastes

Whose ragged robe and empty bowl

Offend me -

He is a little drunk it seems.
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