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Daily Review 02/05/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:20 pm, May 2nd, 2017 - 21 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 …

21 comments on “Daily Review 02/05/2017 ”

  1. DoublePlusGood 1

    Somebody please make this movie, it would be easily the greatest movie of all time.

    • “A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe.”

      sounds about right 🙂

    • mauī 1.2

      They made Volume 1. It was a DIY disaster movie. Its safe to say the community hall hasn’t been the same since…

      • DoublePlusGood 1.2.1

        Cunliffe strikes me as closest to Bruce Banner. Shame he couldn’t turn into the Hulk and smash Loki.

  2. NZ music month – you may have heard of these dudes – something a wee bit different – Alien Weaponry – Raupatu

    • reason 2.1

      Now thats some real Maori Metal ….. goes good

      Modern music of all sorts has talented Maori artists … and we’re all better for it

  3. Chris 4

    Don’t think this headline is accurate. Should really say “English pretends to care about Aussie hatred of NZers but doesn’t give a shit”.


    There’s only one thing we’ve got and that’s Brownlee sitting on Turnbull until they relent.

    • BM 4.1

      How much do the Australians spend on kiwis and how much do we spend on Ockers?

      • In Vino 4.1.1

        To make that relevant you would have to relate it to size of population and GDP per capita. You then would probably wish you hadn’t asked such a dumb question.

        • BM

          That’s what I was interested in finding out you fucking ballbag wanker.

          You’ll probably find the Ockers are forking out a shit tonne more money than we are so the talk of equality isn’t really reasonable or achievable.

          If that’s the case and some people want a better dealt then the NZ government needs to part cash and that ain’t going to go down well with voters, giving money to pay for fleewees, fuck off they’re on their own.

          • Molly

            There are also probably a lot of NZers over there who have been earning and paying tax for some time.

            You need to include those factors in there as well, BM.

            • mpledger

              IIRC NZers in Aussie have the highest incomes of any immigrant group. Therefore we pay disproportionately more taxes than any other immigrant group.

          • marty mars

            “You’ll probably find the Ockers are forking out a shit tonne more money than we are so the talk of equality isn’t really reasonable or achievable.”

            possibly, although until you complete your analysis we won’t know and until then it is uninformed speculation – got an eta for that piece of work?

            and be good to work in whether you are looking at it from a gross or nett aspect

    • Draco T Bastard 4.2

      Personally, I’m fine with Australia not wanting NZers any more. But it’s always been a quid pro quo deal. If it’s going to be rescinded on that side then it needs to be rescinded on this side as well.

  4. The decrypter 5

    Joyce accuses labour of plagiarism.. ( The Kiwi Dream.} Court case pending.

  5. Draco T Bastard 6

    Why long-term investors are killing fossil fuels

    Remember the date April 26, 2017: it will go down as an important day in the history of solving climate change. That’s because Moody’s Investor’s Service released a research paper titled “Oil and Gas Industry Faces Significant Credit Risks from Carbon Transition.”

    About bloody time.

    For oil, the demand reduction is already apparent, coming from efficiency gains in the vehicle fleet through a new era of innovation in the internal combustion engine, the widespread deployment of hybrid-electric vehicles and the introduction of fully electric cars.

    For natural gas, demand reduction comes from the dramatic price reductions of clean alternatives, wind and solar, in particular. While the story of natural gas prices dropping below coal per BTU is well known, unsubsidized wind and solar is beating out natural gas generation, with more renewables installed than natural gas in 2016.

    Which is a point that most people who are after renewable electricity have been making for years now.

    The most promising investment hypothesis comes from unlocking the pent-up demand for a walkable American dream. The National Association of Realtors estimates that 60 percent of Americans would prefer to buy a home in a walkable community. By reducing vehicle miles traveled and building high-efficiency homes, walkable communities further reduce demand for oil and gas, while increasing the market demand for distributed renewables, reinforcing the movement’s current strategy of the investing in the renewable retrofit.

    My bold
    Wonder how that would go over in NZ. I suspect that walkable communities that encouraged more social interaction would probably be as much in demand here as in the US.

  6. AsleepWhileWalking 7

    Came across an article that states US GDP (stated as 18T) consists of 5T real GDP, with the other 13T GDP being a paper shuffle.

    That means debt (excluding unfunded liabilities) to GDP is around 400%.
    And that means …toast.

  7. Anne 8

    Oh dearie me, Matthew Hooton has got it wrong – AGAIN.


  8. Draco T Bastard 9

    The 1981 TV documentary that warned about global warming

    The clips provide a poignant, historical insight into what scientists knew about climate change almost four decades ago – and how the world was beginning to react in terms of the resulting geopolitical, technological and societal ramifications. Many of themes still resonate strongly today.

    To put it in context, the documentary was broadcast seven years before Dr James Hansen’s famous “it is already happening now” Senate testimony in 1988, nine years before the first Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report was published, and 25 years before Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth was released. After it first aired in 1981, Warming Warning went on to be broadcast in the US (in 1990 on PBS), Greece, Japan and Israel, according to FreemantleMedia.

    That should put paid to all those idiots who keep saying that the scientists were saying that the earth was cooling.

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