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Daily review 04/12/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, December 4th, 2019 - 47 comments
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47 comments on “Daily review 04/12/2019”

  1. pat 1

    Shane Jones in trouble (again)

      • weka 1.1.1

        Shaking my head, but not particularly surprised. What does surprise me is how they get away with it politically.

        • pat 1.1.1.1

          how indeed…however how will the PM deal with the certain pressure to act? …the chances of an early election have just increased IMO

          • Anne 1.1.1.1.1

            Don't forget the media, together with the Nats, are hell bent on destroying NZ First. I call it;

            doing a Cunliffe.

            Mind you, Peter's asked for it. His continuing rudeness towards individual journalists has created  a lot of enemies for him.

            • pat 1.1.1.1.1.1

              Yes there are a lot who are after NZFirst's scalp but they knew that from day one and if they had any brains they would have acted as to be squeaky clean and beyond reproach….sadly that appears to have been too difficult for them

              • Anne

                True. But since I dislike more journos than I like I don't really care how rude Winnie is to them. 

                The word that comes to mind when pollies commit misdemeanours is:

                ARROGANCE. 

                • pat

                  Rudeness however isnt the issue…..placing the PM in a position where it is difficult to continue to express confidence in her Minister is ….arrogance in pollies tends to go with the territory unfortunately

                  • weka

                    the thing that bothers me is the pretense of values and ethics, and then operating as close to the edge of the law or rules as possible.

                  • alwyn

                    Shane, and his Boss Winston don't give a damn. They know they can do anything at all because the PM has absolutely no control over their actions.

                    She doesn't dare offer the slightest objection because she knows that Winston will publicly slap her down. She really should have paid more attention to the Classics' classes when she was at school as she is now learning the eternal story of what happened to Faust.

                    Tough.

            • Psycho Milt 1.1.1.1.1.2

              Don't forget the media, together with the Nats, are hell bent on destroying NZ First. 

              Why should we keep it in mind if the party's own MPs won't?  It shouldn't be any great mystery to Jones that he has political opponents on the lookout for ammunition to use against him, and yet he keeps personally hand-delivering them pallet-loads of it.  Someone of such consistently and clearly demonstrated poor judgement and venal character is a magnet for both oppo research and investigative journalism, so NZF have absolutely no-one to blame but themselves for the bad press they're getting. Jones wasn't exactly an unknown quantity when they took him on. 

    • Andre 1.2

      Is this comment apropos of anything in particular you could link to? Or just generically valid, like "those nuts in the middle east are shooting at each other (again)"?

  2. Cinny 2

    Am yet to catch up on the news…. is that paula with half an ounce in Parliament?  Wonder where she got it from?

    • Cinny 2.1

      OMG !!!! It was oregano.

      FYI…… 14g of dried oregano is at least twice the volume of 14g of cannabis buds. 

      Paula peddling her own brand of fake news.

      • A 2.1.1

        Personally I think she has a point – we should just make it legal.  Period.

        • Sabine 2.1.1.1

          did she say that? 

          she gonna run for legalising weed in the end. you wait n see,…..would not put that behind her. 

          oh, gimme popcorn

        • Cinny 2.1.1.2

          A, Isn't paula against legalisation?

          Riffer, I agree with your comment 100%

        • Sacha 2.1.1.3

          Oregano does deserve to be legal, yes. Though not sure about dealer-size bags like hers.

          • alwyn 2.1.1.3.1

            Is that really a dealer sized bag? Perhaps it is for pot but it wouldn't be for the spices which she is holding. It certainly wouldn't be if they sold the stuff in a place like the shop in Petone where I get my spices.

            They sell things like dried chillies in bags that go up to about 600mm by 400mm.

            I think they hold 2 kg. I guess there are some Asian Restaurants that us those sort of quantities. Can any Mary Jane users tell me how big a bag would be used in a month?

            • Sabine 2.1.1.3.1.1

              fu

            • Cinny 2.1.1.3.1.2

              Really Alwyn?

              It does take a while to smoke a joint especially if it's being shared with friends.  The smoking circle often stops for conversation way before the joint is finished.  Or for the solo smoker, you don't keep on going like a cigarette, often you only have a few puffs then put it down and maybe relight it after 20 minutes or so.

              14g depends on how much one consumes.  For some it would last around 10 days, but you'd have to smoke often and have the time to do so, like when one is relaxing on holiday.

              It's not like booze where a person will knock back a shot in seconds, then another and another and another.

            • Sacha 2.1.1.3.1.3

              Compared with the modest packets I've seen, Pullya is definitely pushing that herb.

      • riffer 2.1.2

        Me, I'm wondering when they are all going to bring in a law that says you can't buy any more than 1 bottle of wine at a time. After all, if you bought three bottles of wine that's potentially enough to give you lethal ethanol poisoning. 

        And don't get me started on bottles of spirits. A lethal dose in a single bottle!

        Seriously, though, this conflation of the maximum amount for possession with people consuming it all in one day is the stinkiest red herring I've heard in ages.

        • Sacha 2.1.2.1

          Notable how eagerly the media have jumped on it.

        • weka 2.1.2.2

          Wait, that's the rationale? That people will smoke more than half an oz in a day? I had assume they just wanted to control supply so there wasn't heaps around for consumption eg kids having easy access, or people selling on the black market.

          • Cinny 2.1.2.2.1

            Yup, it seems to be the narrative they are spinning.  It would be impossible to smoke 14g in a day.

            14g is conservative by overseas standards for a personal limit.  Many countries allow a person to carry twice that.

    • Gabby 2.2

      Who's Smirky McSpeccy sitting behind Pulla?

  3. In Vino 3

    Don't expect rationality from the Conservative Drug-banners and Gang-bangers. (Whoops)

    • In Vino 3.1

      Above reply was intended for Weka at 8.47pm, but Reply button malfunctioned and I was told that something was spam so my comment was rejected; I tried a second time, and was told that I was making a duplicate comment.

      Hmmm..

  4. Incognito 4

    Bring a plate. I’ll bring a salad and you bring the fish.

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  5. Sacha 5

    Just picturing that photo if it was a few years ago. Quite the transformation from Westie leopard print to coiffed eastern suburbs matron wearing a couch fabric.

  6. Stuart Munro. 6

    Interesting article on Stuff, in which the author tries to peddle this whopper:

    National received the most in foreign donations, $20,080, which included $17,180 in 2017

    We know of course that many donations will have been laundered through the Gnat's trusts or foundations – nevertheless, Jamie-Lee Ross is on the record recording a single donation of $150k, and it seems it was by no means unique.

    Journalists really shouldn't lie to the public like this, in fact they should be out there gathering information that would give a truer and more complete picture of this kind of political corruption. 

    Efforts just now starting to trace the insidious activities of foreign states will bring this to light eventually anyway.

     

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