Real Life Stories
"I oppose tax cuts," Isha was saying, "because they benefit the rich. The rich get a lot more money back than the ordinary taxpayers like me. That's not fair."
“You’re not the only one who feels that way," Rosh replied, "what you forget is that they’ve paid a lot more in the first place, so it is only fair that they get more of it back."
Post mineral harvestation, miners should be encouraged to convert wasteland into land suitable for habitation or cultivation on periodic basis within the consent timeframes rather than at project end as is the norm currently, when enforcement becomes problematical.
“Even mathematically, tax cuts are not fair to the rich, just like they don’t benefit the poor much. They are skewed in favor of the middle class – the majority.”
“Perhaps the restaurant owners all over the world are afraid of being beaten up by the five men in the middle. Historically, it has been the working class that has usually caused all the trouble."
"In a 2008 report, consultant geologist Richard Barker estimated the potential value of just seven of our minerals, including gold, copper, iron and molybdenum at $140 billion. The Southland lignite field was valued at another $100 billion."
"And that was just onshore resources in 2008. Obviously the stakes and values are a lot higher now.”
“If 10,000 pesos is about 20 NZD”, Josh calculated, “he’s just paid a scam artist $160 for a fare that should have been $0.16.”
“That’s not like taking a 100 pesos for an 80 pesos fare”, Isha was gob smacked by the magnitude of the scam, “that’s taking over a 1,000 times more than was due!”
Mr. Brownlee had said, "We acknowledge mining is an emotive issue."
"But we hope a rational conversation can now take place about the potential for utilizing more of the country's valuable natural resources for the greater good.”
Unwelcome guests can become useful citizens, given the chance.
Yet, International Governments desire normal migrants & detest illegal refugees.
Story on the refugee debate.
An estimated 50,000 marchers joined one of the biggest protests in Auckland for decades on the 1st of May 2010 asking the Government to stay away from mining on conservation land.
The government was forced to back down. It promised that no mining will be allowed on conservation estate.
“It is like a home is bought by 10 people, and one owner needs some money. So he sells a part of his share to the other owners or new owners and partly cashes his equity out. How can that be bad?”
"The income from these assets will go overseas to make the foreign investors richer," Isha argued.
Our education system has become a race. A race amongst all sorts of participants. Fast and slow, bright and dumb.
And it’s not always the fast or bright who get to win this race. Like in the old Aesopian fable about a race between a hare and a tortoise.
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