Daily Review 02/08/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, August 2nd, 2016 - 6 comments
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6 comments on “Daily Review 02/08/2016”

  1. One Anonymous Bloke 1

    “This election is going to be rigged”.

    The centre-right candidate reveals his intentions.

    • Te Reo Putake 1.1

      And Hillary Clinton is the Devil. FACT!

      Fivethirtyeight now give Trump a 16% chance of winning, a mere 40 points down on this time last week. Why did no one see this coming?

  2. ianmac 2

    Steve Braunias: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11686026
    A striking response to the Callinan report.
    Calinan says, “It’s not to deliver verdicts of guilt or not guilty. The head of the very sharp pin he dances upon in his report is the matter of Bain’s innocence.”

    and Steve “Impossible in real life, he sighs. In fact his report very elegantly wraps up the epic saga of the Bain family killings, and the title screams out: NOT INNOCENT!”

    As well as the critical column by of all people Audrey Young:
    “Bain fails to meet the test for compensation but the Cabinet uses its discretion to give him $925,000 anyway for the six years it has taken to get a final decision, which equates to 37 per cent of Pora’s payment – or a nice house in Mt Albert.

    So no discretion was applied in Pora’s case for compensation but discretion was applied liberally in Bain’s case in order to prevent another legal challenge by the Bain team.

    That is not a “pragmatic” decision as Adams called it today. It is a double standard.
    Relativity is a vital component in measuring the fairness of any justice system.”

    • ianmac 2.1

      And John Campbell interviewing Binnie’s response tonight.

      • Rosemary McDonald 2.1.1

        I’m reading Callinan’s report right now…I’m finding it difficult to take seriously the legal opinion of someone who states…

        “Mr Robin Bain was holding true to his Christian faith. I refer to his habit of prayer. His service as a school teacher and missionary in Papua New Guinea for many years is evidence of humanity and altruism.”

        Hmmm…there are thousands of victims of predatory priests who would struggle to accept this legal opinion.

        • ianmac

          I haven’t read Callinan’s report Rosemary but your quote helps explain Steve Braunias’s rather scathing column.

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