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Daily review 03/08/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 3rd, 2020 - 36 comments
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36 comments on “Daily review 03/08/2020 ”

  1. PaddyOT 1

    DON'T BAN TIKTOK , USE IT !

    When you are too young to vote, the issues that will impact on the future are still decided without letting youth vote in their own 'democracy' .

    Awareness of the world and how political systems are determining future outcomes is not an exclusive knowledge club just for older people.

    https://youtu.be/2pL7wTH3Ji8

    Banning platforms like Tik Tok will not silence people as new clones will always arise. That TikTok encourages young people to be bad – so lets ban it, is like the guff that SpaceX satellites were only put in space to enable the third world to have communications.

    The nuance of exposing double standards (of grown ups) is part of the push back on TikTok as well as a way to say to institutions ' we're not dumb, we're not pushovers in your oppression of us ! '

    https://screenshot-media.com/visual-cultures/influencers/tiktok-political-activism-gen-z/

    ( see video- 'You wouldn't sell off the NHS'- F# off if you're a Tory – 93 000 views in days)

    A view is that blogs or websites don't attract people any longer.
    "Hype Houses" , virtual homes for people to exist and "Duetting " are newer powerful debate modes.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/27/style/tiktok-politics-bernie-trump.html( press ' show full article' )

    Millions of pieces of collective contributions coming together on youth platforms is Herculean knowledge. Knowledge gained from real time experiences being lived come together in a flash as opposed to MS media when Nana sits down to read the morning newspaper.

    Knowledge and norms shift continuously to be relevant; both are not singuarly contained in an encyclopaedia of cyrstallised thoughts. In a set of world changing crises how Rome was built becomes redundant.

    https://www.dazeddigital.com/science-tech/article/46991/1/political-tiktok-muslim-china-camps-feroza-aziz-strikes-climate-change

    " The idea is to break these things down into the smallest bits, use accessible language, put them to music, get something to look at and smile at, and make jokes,” said Nwanne. “It’s explaining these concepts without all of the academia. I think the thing that keeps so many people of color and working-class people away from leftist ideas is how they’re presented, and my entire goal was to make this stuff as accessible as possible.”

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryancbrooks/socialist-tiktok-2020
    ("Just replace the government with Tik Tok teens." 5.6 Million views.)

    That TikTok kids are educating their parents too, feck……raise the drawbridge, build a virtual wall !!

    https://www.insider.com/tiktok-george-floyd-black-lives-matter-teens-parents-racist-views-2020-6

  2. Grafton Gully 2

    National getting a lot more attention than other parties. COVID 19 is floating Ardern and supporting cast over the bar. They are keeping quiet about plans for a new marginal tax rate at a new top income band, water infrastructure ownership restructure and upgrades, green technologies and border loosening to fill skill gaps and bring back foreign students.

    • Cinny 2.1

      The attention national is getting is for all the wrong reasons, that party is a disaster.

      Meanwhile more policy is being released this week from other parties, should we reserve judgment until then?

      • I Feel Love 2.1.1

        I sometimes wonder if Labour like the Greens coz they suck up the energy of the RW, yesterday was NZ1st accusing the Greens of giving us unicorns, today the Tax Payers Union say the Greens will force our kids to snorkel. Why do RWs care so much about the Greens?

        • weka 2.1.1.1

          I'm going to put that up as a post. The ratio is as beautiful as the tweet.

          • lprent 2.1.1.1.1

            Good idea.

            What exactly is wrong with these groups like NZF and the Tax Bludgers?

            Those kinds of ads aren't going to cause the Greens problems with getting their supporters out to vote. They will help them.

            Haven't the politically naive dimwits figured that out? They might play well with the RW nutbar base – but they don't vote Green anyway.

          • Ad 2.1.1.1.2

            I would have seriously done kayaking as a subject.

            I seriously wish these Green ideas were Labour policy.

          • roblogic 2.1.1.1.3

            I liked the NZF one better.. 😂

            • Grafton Gully 2.1.1.1.3.1

              What will you dream of tonight Lady Rachel?
              What will you dream of tonight?
              Who will you dream of tonight Lady Rachel?
              What will you dream of tonight?
              Who will you dream of tonight Lady Rachel?
              What will you dream of tonight?

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z4PX0v7Khs

              • roblogic

                Keeping in mind that fiat money and the "national" debt are just accounting tricks, and parties like the Greens and TOP are the only ones likely to rebalance the economy away from a landlord class perpetually exploiting the new serfdom

        • Graeme 2.1.1.2

          Well apart from French and Latin instead of Te Reo, that's pretty close to my education at Kelston from Form 1-6 in 70's. There was a good helping of maths and science in there too, along with full period free for all debates around NZ politics, Kirk years and start of nuclear free and all that stuff. Great fun. Went to Fiji with the tramping club on holidays as well.

          • Ad 2.1.1.2.1

            I went to Kelston Boys in the early 1980s.

            Three years of Latin, three of French.

        • riffer 2.1.1.3

          Wow. I like all that stuff. Nice to see the Covid worker support payments are going towards helping me make up my mind on who to vote for.

        • mac1 2.1.1.5

          Not sure that I'd agree with the use of a slang word 'anyways' in the Taxpayer's Union poster.

          Perhaps they were subtly pointing out the need for focus at primary school on proper English usage………..

        • Gabby 2.1.1.6

          Kayaking, bushwalking and snorkelling are for RICH kids at PRIVATE schools.

          • Pat 2.1.1.6.1

            not at all….most of my children took 'outdoor education' at the local state school…and the studies show it is highly beneficial to total educational outcomes…not to mention the practical skills learnt.

            • Gabby 2.1.1.6.1.1

              That is the point.

              • Pat

                pardon?….the point that it is for rich kids at private schools.?…I must inform everyone that went to the local state high school that they actually had a privileged private school education and they are all wealthy….Im sure theyll be pleased (and somewhat surprised)

            • PaddyOT 2.1.1.6.1.2

              Correct there Pat

              OE has been in the Health and PE curriculum for yonks and is integrated through other teaching curriculum areas.

        • Draco T Bastard 2.1.1.7

          I went kayaking, bush walking and snorkelling while at school. So, why is it bad now?

          Having ecological education in schools is an excellent idea – unless you think profits are more important than life.

          Excellent idea to have everyone learn all our official languages. Interestingly enough, studies have shown that people with multiple languages are more creative and innovative. Wonder if these gits real problem with that is that they don't want the general populace to be creative and innovative as that's likely to create competition and drive profits down.

          Focussing on arts, culture and creativity would do the same as above.

          Maths is important which is why there's better ways of teaching it now. Thing is, so is everything else. Maths is needed to back up that creativity and innovation but the creativity and innovation are needed first.

          • Cinny 2.1.1.7.1

            Math is so important.

            Math and music go hand in hand, I'd love to see a bigger focus on creativity, arts and culture in schools.

    • ScottGN 2.2

      How many roads do you think National can re-announce before everyone zones out?

  3. Cinny 3

    Zoom meeting of the Corona Kings group in a safe space where they can share their feelings….

    • PaddyOT 3.1

      On the serious side, when is a Health Dept investigation a hijack job ? And is the US literally going to be isolated by other nations banning them from their borders for eons?

      Saturday, NZ time, the Hybrid Hearing of the National Strategy to Combat COVID19 was broadcast live. It was supposed to examine the (failing) of the US Health strategy.

      Presiding over the hearing, James Clyburn sets the scene and the focus –
      and then throws to little whip Rep. Steve Scalise who then destroys the agenda of the Health investigation from the outset. Scalise launches into rally mode for Trump. He becomes Trump !

      https://youtu.be/5B43ez8VCusDespite in your face infographics and forecast of infections doubling in weeks to com, Scalise still alludes to Trump saving the nation with Trumps '15 day plan to battle covid19 '.

      https://youtu.be/Myx1O9KMvrU

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