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59 minutes ago, zero said:

Yes it is - they cancelled the irrigation schemes, are introducing fart taxes, and are planning on limiting herd numbers.

Exactly what he said. Attacking the unsustainable practices... 

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People doing things that devalue their car (e.g. changing wheels) but not updating the Trademe price... I’m sorry but I’m not going to pay the same price for less stuff

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Depends on the wheels though right? I'm pretty confident you can add value with the correct aftermarket wheels.

In fact, because some BMW wheels look terrible it's actually occasionally mandatory to swap them out.

But yes, putting on cheap, soft reps is a no-no unless the originals are also included.

 

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@M3AN m parallels to vanilla e60 wheels with the wrong tyres on them...

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10 hours ago, Young Thrash Driver said:

This is because 1) their government taxes the bejeezus out of them and 2) they didn't just say no more drilling for oil, oil royalties have made them an insane amount of cash

I forgot... they don't have to pay for any Treaty claims, either. What is the opportunity cost in terms of hospitals or roads of that money that iwi now looks after?

Meanwhile the farmer bashing has started up which is just odd, I know the data moves around a bit but is clear NZ has some of the most environmentally friendly dairy farms (the sheep and beef farms are tops too) in the world. If you cut production or move to introduce other limits, the market won't accept having less product but will turn to more environmentally damaging sources. Any talk of NZ dairy not being "sustainable" is misuse of the word.

What this country needs is less government, not more. A monolithic bureaucracy like the UK is not a path to success. We cannot tax ourselves to success, Norway only works because of their oil. The Taxpayers Union figured out government manages to waste 30c out of every $1 they are budgeted for, before they begin to do whatever it is they are supposed to do; National rightly identified huge scope for bloated ministries to tighten their belts. Socialism can only work if it limits itself and lets capitalism get on with it- that is my theory anyway, socialism has failed every single time it has been tried so I can't be sure.

Anyway bed time for me... busy day tomorrow, I am training the cows to all line up backwards and sh*t into the river at once.

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8 minutes ago, eliongater said:

@M3AN m parallels to vanilla e60 wheels with the wrong tyres on them...

Okay, accepted.

You are not allowed to swap out iconic BMW wheels for anything vanilla!

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Norway doesn't have the same social or cultural structure as New Zealand and as a result doesn't have to solve the same types of problems. It's a seemingly comfortable but ultimately unreliable comparison. If you've spent any time there that's plain to see.

For example their poor and/or uneducated people don't beat up their own families like ours do.

 

 

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5 hours ago, M3AN said:

Norway doesn't have the same social or cultural structure as New Zealand and as a result doesn't have to solve the same types of problems. It's a seemingly comfortable but ultimately unreliable comparison. If you've spent any time there that's plain to see.

For example their poor and/or uneducated people don't beat up their own families like ours do.

 

 

I work with the Nordi's quite a bit.  Embassy chef is a mate of mine here.

The two Embassy's blend very well.

He was mentioning that Norway has a massive wealth fund that buys up property all over the world as investments.  It does very well.

He has also invited us over for Gatebil at some stage.

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Diff oil... to somewhat misquote star wars, it's "irritating and it gets everywhere"

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29 minutes ago, eliongater said:

Diff oil... to somewhat misquote star wars, it's "irritating and it gets everywhere"

And it smells. If you get it on your clothes, it doesn't come out.

Aka 'that nice LandRover-y smell.' ;)  :) 

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On 10/10/2018 at 4:29 PM, M3AN said:

Norway doesn't have the same social or cultural structure as New Zealand and as a result doesn't have to solve the same types of problems. It's a seemingly comfortable but ultimately unreliable comparison. If you've spent any time there that's plain to see.

For example their poor and/or uneducated people don't beat up their own families like ours do.

 

 

I guess you could compare further, and ask a few more questions, 

 

does Norway have rampant entitlement culture that is too common in this country, largely fuelled by the media and vote grabbing politicians? 

 

Is personal responsibility a thing of the past in Norway, where anyone’s failings can be blamed on someone else? 

 

Is there a section of society/demographic of Norways population who have no regard for the law, no respect for the police and are repeatedly in/out of  the courts, bringing no gain or productivity to society? 

 

Does Norway have generational welfare breeders, living off the tax payers for decades? 

 

Does Norway place more value on the family unit? Do they value fathers more than we do here, where fatherhood is trivialised while solo mothers are paraded as something to be looked up to. 

 

Does Norway have rampant issues with mysoginistic drug dealing gangs, hooking vulnerable people and teenagers on meth, with the tax payer left to bear the costs of these huge spin on effects, while the media and politicians are too scared to do anything about. 

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2 hours ago, gjm said:

And it smells. If you get it on your clothes, it doesn't come out.

Aka 'that nice LandRover-y smell.' ;)  :) 

I am a bit of an odd-ball here in that I love the smell of diff oil, for some strange reason. Maybe my sense of smell is completely buggered from working with diesel, heavy oils and chemicals for most of my adult life?

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3 hours ago, E30 325i Rag-Top said:

I am a bit of an odd-ball here in that I love the smell of diff oil, for some strange reason. Maybe my sense of smell is completely buggered from working with diesel, heavy oils and chemicals for most of my adult life?

I don't mind it, but I suspect we're in a minority.

Can't see Chanel bringing out 'Eau d'EP90' anytime soon!

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Fresh diff oil ain't too bad, but old used oil stinks, and that's usually what I get down my arm and into my armpit. 

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