How close to reality is Bernard?

He's being optimistic
2
12%
Uncomfortably close to reality
11
65%
Close but on the pessimistic side of things
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6%
In the same ballpark, but way too pessimistic
1
6%
He's got some elements of truth mixed in with hyperbole
2
12%
A long way from reality
0
No votes
 
Total voters : 17

Re: Bernard Hickey's Speech For John Key

Postby bugle on Wed 25/Feb/09 3:39pm

RHR_Rob wrote: I'm sure most villages in China don't have broadband access, but they seem to be doing just fine at the moment.


That is incorrect, not the broadband bit the 'just fine' bit...
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Re: Bernard Hickey's Speech For John Key

Postby Joel on Wed 25/Feb/09 3:40pm

sifter wrote:
Joel wrote:quicker faster access to porn will be the salvation of the economy.

Joel, have you ever considered a career in politics?

my wife tells me i lack empathy, so figured that rules out politics as a career option.
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Re: Bernard Hickey's Speech For John Key

Postby neels on Wed 25/Feb/09 3:43pm

Joel wrote:
sifter wrote:
Joel wrote:quicker faster access to porn will be the salvation of the economy.

Joel, have you ever considered a career in politics?

my wife tells me i lack empathy, so figured that rules out politics as a career option.

Lack of empathy is part of the job description, along with the the ability to appear to have empathy while passing laws that will shaft the people that voted for you.
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Re: Bernard Hickey's Speech For John Key

Postby Joel on Wed 25/Feb/09 3:45pm

neels wrote:
Joel wrote:
sifter wrote:
Joel wrote:quicker faster access to porn will be the salvation of the economy.

Joel, have you ever considered a career in politics?

my wife tells me i lack empathy, so figured that rules out politics as a career option.

Lack of empathy is part of the job description, along with the the ability to appear to have empathy while passing laws that will shaft the people that voted for you.

I could do that.!
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Re: Bernard Hickey's Speech For John Key

Postby mudguard on Wed 25/Feb/09 3:51pm

Tama wrote:I just don't understand why it has become general wisdom that more roads will be the saviour of the New Zealand economy :p


Maybe in the rest of the country the could repair roads. I think they should do the opposite in Auckland. Just fill the existing ones with trains. Make taking a car so unappealing that people are forced to use it. Means no more bridge plans or tunnels...
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