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Daily Review 01/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 1st, 2017 - 18 comments
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Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

18 comments on “Daily Review 01/06/2017 ”

  1. ianmac 2

    Could Bullshit now have another name; covfefe? As in
    “Come on James. You’re covefefing me aren’t you?”

  2. Nic the NZer 3

    Another piece on universal basic income. May perform worse than existing benefit regimes at poverty reduction. Supporting analysis by OECD.


  3. Muttonbird 4

    Once a go-to for the Nats, the current government’s law and order record is in tatters. Bulging prisons yet more and more crime on the streets and now in the corner shop.


    Too few police and the ones they do have are too busy looking for speeding tickets and orange light runners rather than being a community presence in neglected communities.

    That’s before you get into the social and housing policy which has left families broken and without hope.

  4. JC 5

    Rimutaka Prison finalist for environmental award!

    (Press Release – Department Of Corrections)

    “Reducing waste and introducing a recycling scheme at Rimutaka Prison has earned the prison a place in the finals of the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards. The awards recognise outstanding contributions that protect and enhance New Zealand’s environment.

    …. “Prisoners are gaining valuable information and knowledge about sustainable living that they can take home to their families. They’re also giving back to the community through the activities that recycle or repurpose items that are donated to the community…..”


  5. Muttonbird 6

    Good post from Bomber here.

    Ummm, how about not fucking up 4 months out from the election by voting with the Government budget? Would that be a good way to celebrate?

    The Greens decision to back a part of the Budget they agreed with has given National ammunition to paint the Opposition as divided and it makes the Budget seem less awful. Bill English is already using this very tactic.

    Every single major Political Journalist in the country has now all mentioned it, the wider electorate who are information low see the Opposition as divided.


    Just amateur stuff and both Greens and Labour now have to work twice as hard to change the perception. A tweet of an awkward toast in a dark pub shot on a phone isn’t going to do it.

    Get back to work, idiots. Like where is the alternative budget, ffs? Kiwis want to know!

    • weka 6.1

      Do you believe that the two parties are divided?

      Labour need time for the alternative budget. I’d rather they took that time and produced something meaningful, rather than rushing it out in order to play the Crosby Textor perception game. Staying true to one’s self is important when faced with liars.

      • Muttonbird 6.1.1

        I’m hoping it is a delay based on using it to greater effect closer during the election campaign, keeping it away from Steven Joyce who will steal it and drop it into his campaign, and as you say working through the details.

        I just think Robertson, Little, Shaw, Ardern, and Turei should have had more on hand now than what they’ve given us. They knew what the headlines would be from the establishment press. It’s not really acceptable what they dished up to date and they’ve made life even more difficult for themselves.

        • weka

          afaik, Labour intend to release their own budget within a few weeks. I’m guessing the reason both parties aren’t releasing anything sooner is because they needed to see what was in National’s budge first.

          The Greens released The Budget for All Mothers policy in the week before the Budget.

    • James 6.2

      So you are saying that they shouldn’t vote for something they believe will do a ton of good simply for political optics.

      The only amateur act is labour voting against something simply for the sake of it. And the public know it. (I think this will show in the next poll results)

  6. Muttonbird 7

    Meanwhile in Afghanistan where the NZDF tell us what a difference they are making…


    …and where the mission has crept, and where it’s about to creep even more; continued, predictable, and depressing carnage.

    Dudes, whatever you are doing (shooting up villages) is not working. Get out!

    • adam 7.1

      Because the dominate narrative is – War is Good.

      Dare you to question the fact we have been at war for the last 15 years.

      Worse, no one is questioning why we are in a war we can not win, with no reason to be there – it is a sickening turn of events.

      We now have a generation born who have no idea what it means to have peace. They only know war.

      War is not normal.

  7. joe90 8

    I guess they’ve forecasted that the demand for free, off the grid energy will level off, too.


    Sometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words.

    In the case of the rapidly rising rate of solar generation for electricity, numerous forecasts by internationally respected bodies have proven woefully conservative.

    The image in the tweet below, created by Auke Hoekstra at the Technical University of Eindhoven, in The Netherlands, shows it better than words ever could.


  8. Muttonbird 9

    This is how the John Key government had stood by Christchurch and never let them walk alone. By cutting mental health services.

    This presumably is how the ‘social investment’ government of Bill English will continue to treat the youth of Christchurch. By cutting mental health services.


  9. adam 10

    Good piece by Democracy Now on Private Mercenary Firm TigerSwan Compares Anti-DAPL Water Protectors to “Jihadist Insurgency”

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