49 thoughts on “The ultimate non-response response?

  1. If the are unwilling or unable to respond, then either it’s because you’re clearly such a transparently obvious fool that no response is merited, or what you’ve said was said with such power clarity that any attempted response would simply look foolish.

    Haven’t read either the “audit” or the Quiggin “audit of audit” but I know which explanation I’d put my money.

    So getting a non-response inthis case, Excellent! Congratulations! Well done! (Pun intended!)

  2. Costello, Newman et. al. don’t care. They know they’ve pulled a swifty. They know they’ve gotten away with it. They’re laughing at us right now and saying, “Look at them. They think facts count. They think being right counts.”

  3. Costello, Newman et. al. don’t care. They know they’ve pulled a swifty. They know they’ve gotten away with it. They’re laughing at us right now and saying, “Look at them. They think facts count. They think being right counts.”

  4. IMHO, JQ’s critique of the auditor’s methodology regarding projecting data pertaining the extreme natural and institutional environments is central.

    It is astounding to read using the methodology of rating agencies constitutes a ‘defence’! This methodology is a major contributing factor to the GFC.

  5. IMHO, JQ’s critique of the auditor’s methodology regarding projecting data pertaining the extreme natural and institutional environments is central.

    It is astounding to read using the methodology of rating agencies constitutes a ‘defence’! This methodology is a major contributing factor to the GFC.

  6. @Ernestine Gross

    The rating agencies are simply not qualified to do their job. The insurance industry is, thankfully highly regulated and they employ actuaries who are extremely well educated for what they are called in to do. Seems any clown can issue a ‘rating’, and the CDSs which were dream up by the finance industry were ‘invented’ simply to do what insurance could do but to be categorised as not insurance and therefore not subject to that industries regulations, and theCDSs were the worst component of an evil brew. If actuaries had have done the assessments they wouldn’t have missed the rather obvious danger of all those insurance policies needing to be paid out at the same time.

  7. @Ernestine Gross

    The rating agencies are simply not qualified to do their job. The insurance industry is, thankfully highly regulated and they employ actuaries who are extremely well educated for what they are called in to do. Seems any clown can issue a ‘rating’, and the CDSs which were dream up by the finance industry were ‘invented’ simply to do what insurance could do but to be categorised as not insurance and therefore not subject to that industries regulations, and theCDSs were the worst component of an evil brew. If actuaries had have done the assessments they wouldn’t have missed the rather obvious danger of all those insurance policies needing to be paid out at the same time.

  8. Ikonoclast :
    Costello, Newman et. al. don’t care. They know they’ve pulled a swifty. They know they’ve gotten away with it. They’re laughing at us right now and saying, “Look at them. They think facts count. They think being right counts.”

    Sounds to me like they suckered the Qld electorate in a ripper, so maybe their confidence in their BS is riding high.

  9. Ikonoclast :
    Costello, Newman et. al. don’t care. They know they’ve pulled a swifty. They know they’ve gotten away with it. They’re laughing at us right now and saying, “Look at them. They think facts count. They think being right counts.”

    Sounds to me like they suckered the Qld electorate in a ripper, so maybe their confidence in their BS is riding high.

  10. Well that can only be seen as good, being dismissed out of hand by establishment. You are in the good company of many thousands with the span of centuries of tradition from Galileo to Rowling (JK).

  11. Well that can only be seen as good, being dismissed out of hand by establishment. You are in the good company of many thousands with the span of centuries of tradition from Galileo to Rowling (JK).

  12. This is what you have when your choice is dumb or dumber, and worse or worser, and citizens are compelled to keep the charade of democracy going by voting. These clowns whose hands forever stay uncomfortably in your pocket need not even make the effort to turn out the vote. With the American circus as an alternative example, not even easy to say if this is a good or a bad thing.

  13. This is what you have when your choice is dumb or dumber, and worse or worser, and citizens are compelled to keep the charade of democracy going by voting. These clowns whose hands forever stay uncomfortably in your pocket need not even make the effort to turn out the vote. With the American circus as an alternative example, not even easy to say if this is a good or a bad thing.

  14. Costello has repeated his trick of 1996.

    Newman will continue to be chuffed until headlines reveal how many punters are dying on gurneys in hospital corridors.

  15. Costello has repeated his trick of 1996.

    Newman will continue to be chuffed until headlines reveal how many punters are dying on gurneys in hospital corridors.

  16. @ Katz, that’s been a feature of the labor mismanagement of Qld health. They’ve thrown money at it by the bucketload, serving only to prove beyond any doubt that they couldn’t run a chook raffle.
    The only outcome was a fiefdom of bureacrats in the hospital system. Making them redundant will be a good start.
    Some actual Doctors, Nurses & beds will be a good way to start fixing the legacy of culpable incompetence the ALP has left behind.
    It is likely that in the last 20 years or so, the ALP did not do one thing positive for Qld.
    A legacy that has labor supporters hanging their heads in shame.

  17. @ Katz, that’s been a feature of the labor mismanagement of Qld health. They’ve thrown money at it by the bucketload, serving only to prove beyond any doubt that they couldn’t run a chook raffle.
    The only outcome was a fiefdom of bureacrats in the hospital system. Making them redundant will be a good start.
    Some actual Doctors, Nurses & beds will be a good way to start fixing the legacy of culpable incompetence the ALP has left behind.
    It is likely that in the last 20 years or so, the ALP did not do one thing positive for Qld.
    A legacy that has labor supporters hanging their heads in shame.

  18. You get the feeling that the hawkish state LN/P governments are just a dry run for the possibly forthcoming Abbott federal L/NP, preparing to pounce on Swan’s mother of all budget black holes. Time to rev up teachers, nurses and construction unions.

  19. You get the feeling that the hawkish state LN/P governments are just a dry run for the possibly forthcoming Abbott federal L/NP, preparing to pounce on Swan’s mother of all budget black holes. Time to rev up teachers, nurses and construction unions.

  20. The wisdom of Campbell Newman, from JQ’s link:

    “Bottom line is, if you ring the number because the house is on fire, the fire brigade will turn up. If you’ve got a problem and you need police, the police will turn up, if you go to a hospital there’ll be nurses and doctors to look after you.

    Of course, the last thing on the mind of this trusting patient is the state of the vast, complex and expensive infrastructure that in a modern health system enables the work of these doctors and nurses.

    Ignorance is bliss until the patient finds herself whiling away many hours on a corridor gurney. That’s why it is convenient to believe in Newman’s cheerful platitudes, until it is too late.

  21. The wisdom of Campbell Newman, from JQ’s link:

    “Bottom line is, if you ring the number because the house is on fire, the fire brigade will turn up. If you’ve got a problem and you need police, the police will turn up, if you go to a hospital there’ll be nurses and doctors to look after you.

    Of course, the last thing on the mind of this trusting patient is the state of the vast, complex and expensive infrastructure that in a modern health system enables the work of these doctors and nurses.

    Ignorance is bliss until the patient finds herself whiling away many hours on a corridor gurney. That’s why it is convenient to believe in Newman’s cheerful platitudes, until it is too late.

  22. SATP: the other thing that bureaucrats do is design and implement public health and subacute programs so that the demand for doctors, nurses and hospital beds is less acute (pun intended).

  23. SATP: the other thing that bureaucrats do is design and implement public health and subacute programs so that the demand for doctors, nurses and hospital beds is less acute (pun intended).

  24. “We want local boards to engage in strategies that produce more efficient outcomes.”

    Suppose the only strateg to achieve ‘more efficient outcomes’ in a ‘full information economy’ is to remove the local boards. Would this be feasible in a ‘bounded rational economy’?

  25. “We want local boards to engage in strategies that produce more efficient outcomes.”

    Suppose the only strateg to achieve ‘more efficient outcomes’ in a ‘full information economy’ is to remove the local boards. Would this be feasible in a ‘bounded rational economy’?

  26. Looking at Prof Q’s Conclusions, one of my conclusions is that he hasn’t mastered the Keep with Next formatting option in Word, resulting in widows and orphans.

  27. Looking at Prof Q’s Conclusions, one of my conclusions is that he hasn’t mastered the Keep with Next formatting option in Word, resulting in widows and orphans.

  28. @Ernestine Gross

    Why not more ambitious “wants” if wants is all that is required fo “efficient outcomes”? Swords into ploughshares anyone? Why not “want” the outcomes from unpaid six year old kids? Same desired outcome, simply delivered cheaper (assuming that is).

  29. @Ernestine Gross

    Why not more ambitious “wants” if wants is all that is required fo “efficient outcomes”? Swords into ploughshares anyone? Why not “want” the outcomes from unpaid six year old kids? Same desired outcome, simply delivered cheaper (assuming that is).

  30. The Critique of the Audit Commission is well written and have revealed the absurd practice used by the Audit Commission to reach the figure they want. In my opinion, they are not even trying to defend themselves because they are betting on the general public to not read the paper, so they can hide what they are actually doing.

  31. The Critique of the Audit Commission is well written and have revealed the absurd practice used by the Audit Commission to reach the figure they want. In my opinion, they are not even trying to defend themselves because they are betting on the general public to not read the paper, so they can hide what they are actually doing.

  32. John, I’ve read your review cover to cover a couple of times – an excellent and useful document – and I’m now distributing far and wide!

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