Just as Shania Twain finally receives permission to build a house on her own land, news comes in that Serj Tankian (pictured right) "the singer of American band System of a Down has failed in his bid to buy a west coast beach property and develop a recording studio."
What sort of small, myopic, authoritarian, third-world shithole are we living in here? The Overseas Investment Commission decided between their taxpayer-funded lunch and morning tea that this chap couldn't move here, couldn't buy land here, couldn't "identify local musicians to record demos, and then seek recording deals for them in the US" ... in short, they've told him to take his money and his life and just piss off somewhere else. Why couldn't these blowhard bureaurcratic retards just piss off themselves and mind their own fucking business?
It's been said that when tyranny knocks at your door it wiill be carrying a gun. I disagree. When tyranny knocks at your door it will be carrying a clipboard. The one carrying the gun should be you. But to paraphrase Robert Heinlein, beware of strong drink; it can make you shoot at meddling areseholes, and miss.
Feel free to send all the meddling arseholes from the Overseas Obstruction Commission a message telling them what you think about them:
Stephen Dawe is the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary; Peter Hill, Assistant Secretary; Annelies McClure, Manager Applications; Pedro Morgan, Legal Analyst; David Turnbull, Applications Co-ordinator; Chris Miller, Data Analyst; Suzanne Conley, Executive Assistant; Olwyn Smith, Administrative Assistant; Wendy Russ, Filing Clerk.
|Overseas Investment Commission|
|Level 9, 2 The Terrace||Phone: +64 4 471 3838 |
|Reserve Bank Building||Fax: +64 4 471 3655|
|P. O. Box 2498|