Friday, November 14, 2008

Fun Police strike at Tauranga Baywave AGAIN

A local Tauranga man wrote a letter to the BOP Times complaining about Political Correctness, and being Nannyed.

He was at the local council-funded swimming pool playing with his son - boosting him up into the air to do a flip. The pool attendant insisted that he stop immediately.

A while back, a grandmother was taking photos of her grandchildren in the pool, and was told to stop.

Here is my letter to the paper on the subject.

I sympathise with your correspondent who was beset-upon by the fun police, in the council-run swimmingpool, but I can’t help think to myself that people are getting what they deserve!

If you disagree with this interference in your life, stop giving them permission to do it - simple!

The more you demand council do for you, the more they will be forced to interfere in your life. It’s the height of stupidity to give your permission to people to do things you do not like, and it is annoying when upon getting what you demanded, you moan about it!

There is an alternative to bureaucratic interference in your life. At every local election there have been Libertarian candidates who vehemently oppose it, but you keep voting for the candidates who promise to give you the “most,” instead of the candidates who promise to interfere in your life and your finances the “least.”

Greed and envy see too many concentrating on getting a bit of what belongs to somebody else, (immoral) Instead of concentrating on keeping whats theirs (moral). Unless you are happy complaining its time you learnt to identify the difference between those who will interfere and rob you, and those who won’t. It is up to you, but please cease moaning when you get what you ask for.
I suggest your correspondent go to a pool that is not council-funded, where he and his children can have as much fun as they like.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Parking problem in Tauranga

The answer to the parking problem in Tauranga is simple, but it will never be fixed because council will not like the solution, and of course admitting to guilt is not an option.

Remove the council from having anything to do with parking.

Hand the collection and administration of car parking over to the retailers whose livelihood depends upon attracting shoppers to the area.
Council could set parking at $50 per hour - it makes no difference to them whether people come in to town to shop apart from collecting a revenue from the parking meters and fines.

Where is the expense in parking anyway? It is in expensive, council imposed parking systems, the wages of parking nazis, bloated bureaucracy and the cost of parking buildings.

Council have manufactured a problem, and now they are demanding that the retailers have to pay for their inefficiencies.

The downtown shopping area was created by the free market, and once it was successful, it was hijacked and taken over by council - instigated by misguided people demanding council do things for them. They have now milked it for all it is worth, and now it is struggling are looking for free market methods to fix it.

Poor old Rick is fighting a losing battle if he thinks the statists will loosen their thieving grasp on this little cash cow anytime in the near future.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Advance auction of stolen goods

I wrote this after reading in todays paper that John Key came to Tauranga and promised to fast-track a 4-lane highway through Tauranga (but only if we voted for him)!
Even the edditor thought this was a blatant election bribe to dedicate her editorial to it.

I hate election time - it destroys my faith in mankind as it brings out the savage and primeval characteristics in otherwise rational and civilised people.

This election is a shameless advance auction of stolen goods, and I am ashamed to think either Clarke or Key think they are fit to govern our once proud nation.

I am ashamed that Kiwis get so caught up and sucked in to being party to this sickening display!

Why do you not see that they
are bribing you to vote for them with money they have already stolen from you!

If you do see it and choose to ignore it, what makes you think it is civilised behaviour?

Only one party - Libertarianz - refused to take this immorally-taken money to spend on trying to bribe you, refusing to compromise their principles, whereas the others - well, they don't have any principles to compromise, so accepting stolen money is acceptable to them.

They are bribing you with promises of more and bigger gifts - only problem is, the more they promise to give you, the more they must steal from you to pay for it in the future

Where do they intend getting that money from? Has anybody told them there is a recession?

In the current economic climate, businesses - people who have to earn or produce something- all around the country - the world even, are cutting back on spending because money is very tight.

Not our politicians - they are spending up large, and promising you extravagant gifts and bribes if you vote for them. Dont you feel

How come people who have to work hard to actually earn money are economising, while those who do not earn anything, but actually "steal" any money they have, are spending up large? How does that work?

Surely New Zealanders aren't that stupid that they can't see this!

Maybe they just get caught-up in the blood-lust of it all, mindlessly chanting their party's mantra regardless of whether they are right, or just, or moral

Here are a couple of things to think about before voting.

The lesser of two evils is still "evil!"
Don't give your permission to a party to do things you disagree with - it's stupid.