Friday, March 30, 2018

Labour to a 'T'

The Minister for Open Government would do well to read the following and dismount ASAP:

Riding a Dead Horse

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.

In modern education and government, however, a whole range of far more advanced strategies are often employed, such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip.

2. Changing riders.

3. Threatening the horse with termination.

4. Appointing a committee to study the horse.

5. Visiting other sites to see how others ride dead horses.

6. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.

7. Re-classifying the dead horse as “living, impaired”.

8. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.

9. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase the speed.

10. Attempting to mount multiple dead horses in hopes that one of them will spring to life.

11. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase the dead horse’s performance.

12. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve the dead horse’s performance.

13. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is less costly, carries lower overhead, and therefore contributes substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.

14. Re-writing the expected performance requirements for all horses.

15. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

An oldie but remains ever applicable.  Especially to those in Labour.

Flogged from a Stuff comment.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Why doesn't the unelected thing Foxtrot Oscar?

Easy to see the thing recently fired from the UN is back in control.  She never left NZ politics.

Helen Clark says it's "unbelievable" that Jacinda Ardern was not told about sexual assault allegations at a Young Labour camp before they surfaced in the media.

"Jacinda was let down. She should have been told immediately, actually, then events would have taken a different course.

"And I cannot understand why she wasn't told. Unbelievable."

Never doubted who has been pulling the strings all the time, as her protege is failing at every utterance. Rewriting the narrative to continue the cover up. 

Between her and tax everything Cullen this country is doubly stuffed.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Far too late!

Should have happened last year.  Immediately without question.

"The de-population of entire herds on all 28 Infected Properties (IPs) in New Zealand is a critical measure to control the spread of the disease and we will be working closely with those farmers to plan how this will happen," said MPI's response director Geoff Gwyn.

"This will be a big job and won't happen overnight, but we'll be meeting with the affected farmers in the coming days to discuss the operation, develop the plans and talk through compensation."

I'd hate to see how they'd handle a foot and mouth outbreak.

"Eradication is what everybody would like but it has to be technically possible, practically achievable and affordable for all. If we can't improve NAIT [National Animal Identification and Tracing scheme] compliance, we cannot get past go."

One thing, long suspected, it has proven to me beyond question is that OSPRI / NAIT is an expensively useless bureaucracy.   The two co-reside in the same building and do not talk to each other. The $64K question yet to be answered by MPI is how did the disease get here in the first instance?

It is a pity we cannot similarly depopulate the Beehive and its environs.  No need for further conversations or compensation.  None would be missed at all.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Engineering: Bridge failure

2nd video:

1st video:

Down to earth explanations on the failure.

An upcoming Easter egg

The window narrows:

China's Tiangong-1 space lab will likely fall to Earth between March 30 and April 2, according to the latest prediction by the European Space Agency's (ESA) Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, Germany.

Prepare to wear bits of space junk.  Still anywhere from 43N to 43S.

Some Easter egg.